- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My base rate starts in the neighborhood of $200 and takes into account the complexity and duration of the service. Very simple ceremonies with just the couple and a few guests (and few extras) on the wedding day are the least expensive, about $200.00. For creating a custom ceremony, on the basis of the couple's wishes, for help writing vows, and for participating in a rehearsal before the actual ceremony, I charge a bit more. Regardless of any extras, I always perform the two most *important* tasks: officiating at your wedding ceremony and then forwarding the signed marriage license to the appropriate county office for recording.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We correspond or talk at first, and I learn a little about you and what makes you unique. Then I draw up a draft of the service with your input and help with writing vows and any other elements that you would like. I hope to meet the couple at some point before the wedding. I like to walk everyone through the service once to increase their comfort level, often preceding a rehearsal dinner, if that is part of the event (you are under no obligation to invite me to your rehearsal dinner, though). I can work with wedding planners and photographers to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
At this point (2022), I have performed more than forty ceremonies, and I have received very positive reviews. I do this for the joy of it more than for the money. I feel that it is a good service to my community, and it allows me to accrue good karma and make up for any wrongdoing on my part in the past. :)