Ceremonies By Alex
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Hired 905 times
6 years in business
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Jul - Dec
This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Wear gloves during the job
Photos and Videos
3 photos and 12 videos
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
I came across Alex while searching for an officiant for our wedding. He was so responsive and easy to work with leading up to the wedding. He was flexible with us as we had to change dates due to the pandemic. During the service, he was cordial, well-spoken, and brought a wonderful level of humor to the event. I highly recommend Alex for your wedding.May 3, 2020Verified
It was apparent Alex knows how to officiant a wedding. He was very helpful during the whole process beginning with vows to the actual ceremony.May 18, 2020Verified
Alex was an amazing officiant and resource throughout the whole wedding planning to wedding day process. Any time I had a question he would respond in a timely manner and was very kind and understanding.Sep 8, 2019Verified
Alex did an extraordinary job officiating our wedding! He was extremely accommodating, patient, and even helped my mom put the final touches on our wedding cake! I would absolutely recommend him!Jul 21, 2019Verified
Alex officiated our wedding on very short notice. He drove for 5 hours(back and forth) just for our small wedding. We were really happy to have him over. We had a beautiful ceremony (non-religious) in our backyard with no guests. Alex said some amazing words and signed our certificate. We were really happy and would highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a wedding officiant.Jul 28, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is not complicated. I do not have a set rate for my services; instead I charge by the hour, the same as most professionals. A set rate for a wedding implies that all weddings are alike, which they most certainly are not! I charge twenty dollars an hour for my time. Sometimes this is intensive work, like researching information for a specialized request for a wedding theme or aspect. Sometimes it's meeting with clients beforehand to discuss the ceremony and review the text. Sometimes it's just driving to the ceremony site. All these things are time spent service to my clients. My original quotes are based on the (usually) very limited information contained in the client's request for quotes on Thumbtack. The final cost depends upon the actual number of hours the whole project takes--sometimes it's less, sometimes it's more, and sometimes it's the exact amount quoted originally. I do not have a set rate for my services; instead I charge by the hour, the same as most professionals. I ask for payment up front from hard-won experience. It makes certain folks are just as serious about their commitment to their contract with me as I am!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I start by arranging for payment to reserve the date, and I immediately send them a legal contract as my bond and promise to do what I say I'll do. Then I'll ask questions to get the information I need to custom write their ceremony. I provide any information they need about marriage licenses and other legal details. I love getting questions from clients, and never tire of answering them. I want my customers to be totally comfortable with me, and confident they have made the best choice for their ceremony. I will always share the benefit of my experience in any area. Not long ago I provided restaurant recommendations for a couple honeymooning in West Palm Beach! It has nothing to do with the ceremony, but it's the information they needed from me.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Of course there is my formal religious education, but most of what I have learned about marriage and wedding ceremonies has come from hard-won experience. Over time you learn what works and what doesn't, and I'm always writing new material to meet the requests of my clients, I'm always on the lookout for new trends in weddings in order to share ideas with my clients. Unity candles and unity sand are still big right now, and the "handfasting" ceremony is also popular with both religious and non-religious ceremonies. Fads come and go, but the center of the service--the promises, the joining of two hearts--stays the same.