Chris McGuigan, Wedding Officiant
Responds in about 3 hours
Hired 185 times
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9 years in business
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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
The quote you are given includes all communications, time, travel, writing your customized ceremony, performing your ceremony, filing of your Official Marriage Certificate with your Marriage License Bureau the very next business day and my archiving of your paperwork and files. Some Couples prefer to also have a Sand Ceremony or Unity Candle or Loving Cup or other Traditions within the ceremony - Not a problem - we can put that in your ceremony! Some couples prefer Officiant to attend Rehearsal and should you need me there we can certainly book that rehearsal date/time. It is an additional $80 to have me at your rehearsal. I usually go through the ceremony completely - twice - and assist with the line up and entrance of the Wedding Party/Participants. Whatever you need to make this as stress free, smooth, enjoyable and beautiful!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Typically the customer takes a look at my profile and reviews. And I am very happy to say that I have been awarded a Top Professional on Thumbtack and Best Of over several years (Top Professional five years in a row) per my client reviews. I always make my couples a top priority! We usually begin with the client calling me and we have an initial brief chat. They hire me. I then speak with the couple individually or together either over the phone or in person. Often I am asked to write their vows so these conversations help me get to know their story and their wishes and ideas. We then confirm dates, times and make sure their marriage certificate is in order. I will then write a personalized ceremony for you and e-mail it to you for review and any changes, edits, additions that you would like. You approve the written ceremony. I perform every type of ceremony from non-denominational, interfaith, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish Traditions, all Faiths and I have been a very involved participant in Marriage Equality. Love is Love and I am happy and honored to join you both together in Marriage! I arrive the day of the ceremony (usually about a half hour early) we look over the marriage certificate, take care of my fee, and briefly go over the ceremony (often I will have written a very personalized ceremony for the couple that we've gone over together) . We begin their ceremony on time and in whichever way they have planned. After the ceremony I sign all the documents and present the couple with their marriage certificate. I then take the portion to be completed and I file with the county/State.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love to be able to help people in love fulfill their dream of being married and having the ceremony they wish for themselves and their family. I have heard so many scenarios of couples not being able to have their wedding ceremony done in a way that they dreamed of because of various restrictions or reasons. Each couple has a unique idea of this special day. I felt that I could provide this in my profession and adjust to the wishes of the couple and their families.