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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
My whole family found Tessi to be an incredible talent. I was moved by her words during the ceremony and my now wife said Tessi was very enjoyable to have as an officiant. Thank you Mrs. Rickabaugh!Oct 7, 2019Verified
Tessi done an amazing job with my daughters wedding! She is so polite and a true professional! Thank you again Tessi!May 28, 2019
We had Tessi help us with our wedding and our blended family moving together into one house. She listened and connected with us in a way that allowed us to bless our new life together in a meaningful and rich way. Her words, heart, and curiosity were irreplaceable.Aug 2, 2016
Working with Tessi made my wedding experience so much more comfortable and free. I was lost on how to even orchestrate a wedding, so Tessi dove in head first and lead the way for me, giving me a plethora of options. Tessi was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She paid attention to every detail, some that I didn't even think of. She was very compassionate in writing the literature for my wedding ceremony, it was absolutely beautiful. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Tessi arrived with plenty of time before the wedding and even helped put together last minute arrangements. It was such a pleasure to have her lead our wedding service and be a part of our special day, I would not have wanted it any other way!May 20, 2019
Working with Tessi was great! She made us feel completely comfortable & was so sweet. The ceremony she wrote was beautiful & just what we were looking for!Nov 6, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My base fee for a wedding is $100 with the ceremony I provide. Customizing the ceremony to fit exactly your ideas is an additional $25, and facilitating/attending the rehearsal ranges $25-$50, and travel can cost an additional $50-$150 depending on how far from Columbia/Fulton/Jefferson City area I have to travel. I offer pre-wedding consultation and counseling sessions as well; contact me for details and pricing! I do not book weddings more than 6 months out, so if you're planning far in advance, feel free to contact me closer to the day!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My new-customer process is as varied as my customer! Some people just need an officiant to show up, ready to perform a marriage, others would prefer to meet in advance and carefully craft exactly the service they desire. I'm flexible, depending on the needs and the situation, but I always strive to be easy to work with, prompt in my communnication, and fully invested in your needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I'm an ecumentical minister, serving primarily in the field of spiritual direction, and have completed the training program of Shalem Insititute for Spiritual Formation, Washington, DC. I'm also a certified, licensed American Sign Language interpreter, which means I'm able to perform a wedding in either ASL or English, or a combination.