What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My base price is $125. It goes up from there depending on the county and if needed for rehearsals. Also, let me know if you are military (Veteran or active), doctor, police, fire, or EMT as I give a 10% discount on the price quoted. I would just need some kind of proof.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I work either by text, phone, email, in person or a combination of all them. It is whatever the couple wants.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
There is no continuing education. I just keep track of the marriage laws in Texas. I also look at Bridal magazines and social media sites to keep up with trends in case the bride's have any questions not pertaining to the ceremony itself.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I used to work in a pharmacy and saw the bad, unhappy side of people. I like to see happiness, not rudeness.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with many types of couples. Many are laid back, some are very specific in what they want their ceremony to be like.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. After all, it is the rest of your life you are talking about.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
People sometimes think that wedding officiants or ministers just read a set of vows and that they should be paid a very low dollar amount. Well, more goes in to it than that. Talking with the couple to get an idea of their beliefs and wants for the ceremony is a big step in us knowing what to write for the ceremony.