- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have a standard pricing system. Most weddings start at $350.00 to $450.00. Rehearsals starts $100.00-$200.00 depending on venue location and size of wedding party. Elopements (couple only) and small elopement weddings (less than 10 guests) start at $150.00-$300.00 depending on venue location and length of ceremony. Mileage is charged at the federal mileage rate per mile roundtrip to the venue and is usually included in above listed fees. I am providing customized and personalized ceremonies at this rate. The rate includes an in person meeting (or video chat if couple’s live out of the area) with the couple for us to get to know one another which makes for a more intimate ceremony. I do my best to work with the couple's budget. If you do not want a customized and personalized ceremony please inquire about my fees.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I usually have a telephone consultation with the couple that is complementary. Once the couple hires me and retains the date and time with a non-refundable deposit, I go to work for them. We usually set up an in person meeting over coffee and tea (wedding consultation) where I review necessary paperwork and obtain the details of the wedding, and assist the couple in building their ceremony. Most importantly, this is the couple's and my opportunity to get to know one another so that the day of the ceremony there is already a bond established between us. If I am requested to attend or conduct the rehearsal this gives us another opportunity to develop a closer relationship. I am available to the couple by telephone, email or text throughout the process.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In order to be a clergy in good standing with my faith community I must complete continuing education hours and adhere to a professional code of conduct. My clergy in good standing credentials are renewed yearly.