If We Choose You to Be Our Celebrant What Can We Expect?
Our first introduction will most likely be by phone. We will establish my availability and then we must determine my suitability.
We will spend time on the phone talking about your wedding, your ideas and dreams for the day. If we decide we have a rapport and you would like to go forward, I will send you agreement outlining the services we have agreed I will provide to you and your partner.
We will begin to sketch out details of your ceremony including the names of your attendants and the order of ceremony you would like for me to create—we do this either together on the phone or with a simple worksheet that I send to you. We can also meet in person if this is convenient.
Once we have worked out the details I will provide you with a preliminary script of your ceremony. We will cut and paste and edit and change until you have the wedding ceremony that best exemplifies your vision for your special day.
I recommend a rehearsal for all weddings (other than elopements). You do not want to wait until your wedding day to figure out who says what, and who stands where. The rehearsal provides you, your fiancé and your wedding party with the opportunity to practice what they will do during the ceremony and how they will do it so that everyone is comfortable with what is going to happen the next day.
Restrictions Regarding Photography
This is your wedding, your big day. I have no objection to the use of flash photography or videography during your ceremony.
Attendance at the Rehearsal Dinner and Reception
I am often asked to join the bridal party and their guests at the rehearsal dinner and/or the reception. While I am honored to be asked to join in the festivities following the celebration of your marriage I make it a policy to never attend these events. (Thank you however, for thinking of me as part of your family!)
Fees and Payment
We will agree upon fees and services in advance. Fees include travel time to and from the ceremony location for both the rehearsal and the wedding, time for script preparation, unlimited phone and email access. No additional fees will accrue. I do require a non-refundable 50% deposit to secure the date. Payment of the remaining 50% may be made at the rehearsal. Full payment is required at the completion of the ceremony.
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