What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First, I will send you some options to review for the various parts of the ceremony. I have tailored my resources to offer both religious and secular options as you select the readings for your ceremony.
I also request that you and your future spouse each write me a letter, typically no later than two weeks before your wedding. Please tell me: Why do you love your future spouse? Why do you want to marry this person? It will help me as I prepare for your ceremony. The content of these letters will be a surprise to your spouse, and I will give them to you following the wedding so you can read them in their entirety.
Then, once you make your selections and I get your letters I create a ceremony based on your selections, include any additional readings or requests that you give to me, and create a serviced tailored the information you share with me in your letters.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Boston University School of Theology awarded my Master of Divinity degree in 2007. In 2007 I registered with the Arlington County Clerk of Court as a licensed wedding officiant, and am able to officiate weddings in any county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. I charge a flat fee for rehearsal and ceremony. This fee varies depending upon travel required and time of year.
I also offer an additional optional service of pre-marital counseling service at my office in Arlington, Virginia. This is a flat fee of $300 for 3 sessions, each lasting 1 hour.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have happily and successfully worked with both religious and non-religious people to create an appropriate and personalized wedding ceremony for them.
I look forward to the day when the rules of my church change and I am allowed to officiate weddings for same-sex couples, but sadly at this point I am unable to do so.