Ceremonies By Alex

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, punctuality, and work quality.
  • Carrie E.

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    I wanted an intimate beach wedding with a Hawaiian theme. Alex was very open to the Hawaiian ceremony including saying sections in Hawaiian, doing the lei exchange and blessing of the rings. He even showed up color coordinated to the groom and wore a lei. I would recommend to anyone.

      Feb 19, 2018Verified
    • Brooke B.

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      Alex was great! Very accommodating to all of our requests, punctual, and responsive to all messages. He was beyond helpful during the entire process. Thank you Alex!

        Jan 7, 2018Verified

      About this pro

      Having performed over five hundred marriages, I have plenty of experience in what makes an enjoyable ceremony. I spent years working in radio, so I have a voice folks enjoy hearing, and one that never needs a microphone to be heard. My writing skills have always been praised for custom crafting ceremonies to fit the exact needs of the moment, and the exact wishes of my clients. Also, I've spent time acting on the stage, so I know a bit about how to deliver my "lines" with style and grace without upstaging the two real stars of the show--the couple being married! Watch me speak on a variety of wedding topics at my YouTube channel "Ceremonies By Alex." Of course, wedding days are the happiest of days, and the ceremony is such a mix of emotions--joy, nervousness, wistfulness from family members as a new life together begins, memories of past weddings, and above all else, love. I get a front row spot for the whole wonderful thing! My job is all about helping people find even more joy in what should be one of the very happiest days of their lives. I reduce stress, solve problems, and find answers, all of which makes me feel pretty good!

      Years in business

      4

      Times hired on Thumbtack

      654

      Number of employees

      1

      Background check

      Completed
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      Photos and Videos

      3 photos and 12 videos

        Q & A

        • 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 a deposit from hard-won experience. It makes certain folks are just as serious about their commitment to the contract as I am!
        • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
          I start by arranging for a deposit 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.
        Coverage Area for Ceremonies By Alex is about 150+ miles of Pinnacle, NC.