What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly on the alert for new ideas for ceremonies, and just recently added a chapter on "the meaning of Commitment" to my "Marriage Prep Course".
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing structure is really quite simple: I offer a Traditional pre-written ceremony or for a little more they can have a completely custom ceremony. There is an added fee for going beyond 25 miles and for each additional 25 miles the amount grows.
I also offer an elopement ceremony at my office for the same fees charged at the courthouse.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was church ordained in 1980, however I made my living as a professional photographer. As we got older my wife and assistant at weddings had some health issues, so we made the transition to performing ceremonies and we no longer photograph them.
I enjoy performing them even more than I did photographing them, and I did enjoy about 38 years of recording weddings on film.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings, Occasionally funerals, or Marriage Re-Affirmations.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Never hire a minister or anyone else simply on the basis of price...you may be disappointed with poor service.
Never assume someone has you on their calendar unless you have made a deposit and signed an agreement.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That we take seriously the task of uniting couples and giving them the tools to have a truly committed relationship.