Celebrations

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, value, and punctuality.
  • Tiffany E.

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    Jan 10, 2018Verified
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    Nicki was great to work with from the pre-marriage counseling sessions through the wedding ceremony! She is a very kind person who will work with you to create the ceremony you want. Many of our guest commented on how much they liked the non-traditional vows in the ceremony that Nicki created for us. Nicki was prompt and professional for the rehearsal and ceremony. We highly recommend Nicki!

      Sep 3, 2017

    About this pro

    WINNER of Thumbtack's Best of Thumbtack three years in a row 2015, 2016 and 2017 Best Reviews TWO Years in a row 2015 and 2016. (Over 50 Five Star Reviews) My Story highlighted on Thumbtack Professional Spotlight 2016 2017 Chosen as Top Pro among 5% of top performing professionals on the site Thanks to Thumbtack and all of my wonderful customers who wrote so glowingly of my wedding officiant services. I love you back. This has been a true labor of love for me helping couples design the day of their dreams. So much appreciation for all of you! I believe that I am more flexible and open to people from different faith backgrounds or no faith backgrounds. I am open to officiating at both straight marriages and marriages between LGBTQ couples. I've been told I have a gift for making even the simplest of ceremonies memorable! ADDITIONAL MINISTERIAL SERVICES: Premarital Counseling & Relationship Counseling Spiritual Counseling Christenings Baptisms Funerals Sermons Speaking Engagements POSSIBLE WEDDING VENUES: Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA Popcastle Hall, Whitestone, VA Mankin Mansion, Richmond, VA Ford's Colony, Williamsburg, VA Old Jamestown Church, Williamsburg, VA The Inn at Mill Creek, Powhatan, VA Queen's Lake Clubhouse, Williamsburg, VA Jamestown Beach, Williamsburg, VA Sandbridge Beach, Sandbridge, VA Buckroe Beach, Hampton, VA Huntington Park, Newport News, VA Williamsburg Botanical Gardens, Williamsburg, VA Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA New Kent Winery, New Kent, VA Hanover Tavern, Hanover County, VA Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist Church, Williamsburg, Va. Governor's Land at Two Rivers Country Club, Williamsburg, Va. Cousiac Manor, Providence Forge, Virginia Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia The Freight Shed, Yorktown, Virginia Holyfield, Mechanicsville, Virginia Hampton Historic Post Office, Hampton, Va. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Va. Lesner Hall, Va. Beach, Va. I love being a part of one of the most important days in a couple's lives. I love contributing to the beauty and meaning of that occasion. I feel I make couples feel at ease and confident that the ceremony will go well. I also enjoy providing Premarital Counseling. While it is not required for a couple to undergo Premarital Counseling in order for me to agree to marry them, I strongly recommend that couples take the time for the counseling. Studies show that such counseling can result in as great as a 30% gain in overall marriage satisfaction and long term success.

    Years in business

    4

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    170

    Number of employees

    1

    Background check

    Completed
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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        I charge $225.00 for weddings outside of Williamsburg where I live but still in the Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Richmond area. $25 discount for students, veterans and military personnel I charge $350.00 to $700 for weddings in Northern Virginia and the D.C. area. Within Williamsburg I charge $150.00. For a simple courthouse wedding in Williamsburg, I charge $100.00. Premarital Counseling is $300.00 for three one hour sessions. Relationship Counseling is $75 per hour Packages Premium $800 Includes newly expanded 4 session Premarital Counseling; help in creating vows; mtgs. by phone and in person Rehearsal, wedding, paperwork, travel +150 to completely customize vows Deluxe $450 Includes initial meeting by phone or in person Individualized customized vows Rehearsal, Wedding, Paperwork, Travel Standard $225 Includes initial meeting by phone or in person Help creating vows Rehearsal, Wedding, Paperwork, Travel Simple Courthouse Style Wedding $100 Includes phone conversation Standard Civil or Religious vows Travel, Paperwork
      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        After a couple responds to my bid, I talk with them on the phone. Typically we will have an in person meeting. I learn what type of ceremony they are interested in having. And I get to know them more as people which is important to the overall meaningfulness of the ceremony. I provide templates and suggestions for the actual ceremony. We then will email back and forth about the vows and any concerns they may have. I will show up and lead rehearsal, if needed. If a couple decides they want premarital counseling, we will meet at their home or on FaceTime for three sessions. I show up early on wedding day to complete paperwork and address any last minute concerns. It is important to me that couples don't worry about me showing up. I focus on the ceremony itself and the words I am saying as I speak to help them feel the seriousness of this action. Yet, it is also joyful and I try to convey that as well. I see officiating at weddings as a ministry. I hope to offer my loving presence at a greatly significant event/transition in a couple's lives.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        I am always looking for new literature to read in the field. I frequently check out the bookstore or library for new editions on the subject of marriage and premarital, marital counseling. I have discovered many rituals online that I preserve in my online library to suggest to future couples, for example: Sand Ceremony; Unity Candle; Hand Fasting Ceremony; Celtic Knot Ceremony; etc. I am a graduate of seminary with a Masters in Divinity. I have a license to perform marriages in the State of Virginia. I have a two year certificate from The Well Spiritual Direction School to provide Spiritual Direction also known as Life Coaching. I have a Stephen Ministry Certification obtained after six months of course work.

      Business hours

      Eastern Time Zone
      Sunday9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Monday9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Tuesday9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Wednesday9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Thursday9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Friday9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Saturday9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Coverage Area for Celebrations is about 75+ miles of Williamsburg, VA.