July 16, 2014

Ceremony Packages

My prices reflect the time invested in the writing, design, and planning of your custom ceremony, as well as meeting time, travel, and officiating your ceremony. All services and fees will be discussed and agreed upon in writing prior to booking.

PLATINUM – $595

Platinum weddings are my most popular package. Platinum ceremonies begin with a blank sheet of paper and are designed from scratch. Platinum ceremonies are unforgettable. You and your guests will cherish the memories that are made in your custom ceremony. 

Every Platinum wedding ceremony includes:

  • A FREE, face-to-face consultation to get to know each other and to determine your wants and needs for the ceremony. We talk, ask and answer questions, and discuss your vision for the ceremony. (If you are not local we can do a Skype or Face Time consultation instead.)
  • Your personal and custom love story which includes your top secret “homework” questions and answers
  • Free premarital and relationship coaching for life. Our initial session helps you identify and understand your expectations for marriage. This process also helps me to understand your relationship dynamic, which in turn makes for a better ceremony. For more information on premarital coaching please click here
  • Unlimited face-to-face meetings, phone, and email support
  • Travel to and from the wedding venue anywhere in Southern California regardless of city or location
  • Performing your fully customized marriage ceremony at the venue, including any traditional add-ons like the sand ceremony, unity candle, or hand fasting. 
  • Any readings, cultural, or religious elements that you’d like to include. Religious or Non-religious,  traditional or modern? You decide. It’s your wedding.  
  • A keepsake marriage certificate perfect for photography and framing. The official marriage certificate is signed by your designated witnesses and is not a very attractive document (click here), so I will provide a beautiful keepsake certificate that you’d be proud to hang in your home and have in your pictures. Plus, the keepsake certificate can be signed by the bride and groom which is an amazing photo opportunity.
  • Hand delivery filing of your marriage license with the Clerk Recorder’s office. Filing your marriage license in-person is more secure and allows faster processing. Note: I do NOT provide copies of the wedding license or certificates. Marriage Licenses must be obtained at the County Clerk’s office. Likewise, Marriage Certificates must be requested and paid for at the County Clerk’s office. 

 

GOLD – $295

My Gold package is a simple wedding ceremony that is personalized but not custom. Couples choose from sample ceremony elements that are personalized and arranged in a way that reflects your personalities. Gold package ceremonies are wonderful and as good as gold. 

  • A FREE Skype or Face Time consultation to get to know each other and to determine your wants and needs for the ceremony. We talk, ask and answer questions, and discuss your vision for the ceremony. 
  • Travel to and from the wedding venue anywhere in Orange County. Weddings outside of Orange County carry a $1 per mile travel fee to accommodate travel time and expenses
  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Performing your personalized marriage ceremony at the venue, including any traditional add-ons like the sand ceremony, unity candle, or hand fasting
  • Any readings, cultural, or religious elements that you’d like to include. Religious or Non-religious,  traditional or modern? You decide. It’s your wedding.  
  • Filing of your marriage license with the Clerk Recorder’s office. Note: I do NOT provide copies of the wedding license or certificates. Marriage Licenses must be obtained at the County Clerk’s office. Likewise, Marriage Certificates must be requested and paid for at the County Clerk’s office. 

 

EXTRA CHARGES

There are a few rare occurrences that would require me to charge more than my advertised rate. These are outlined below:

  • My wedding ceremony packages do NOT include rehearsal attendance. If you would like me to attend the rehearsal there is an extra charge.
  • I can travel and stay overnight if needed to perform your ceremony, but my fee will be adjusted to include accommodations.
  • I will gladly wear a cultural or themed outfit, but if I do not own it already I will need to charge extra to cover the cost of the clothing.

 

DEPOSIT

A non-refundable retainer fee of $100 is required to reserve and hold your wedding date. This fee is applied to the total balance for your wedding. The remaining balance is due 2 months before the ceremony.

 

CANCELLATION

Ceremonies canceled less than 60 calendar days prior to the event will be billed in full.

 

If you have any questions about wedding officiant rates please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them. In the meantime, check out my reviews both here and on Wedding Wire to see what past couples have to say about their custom ceremonies.