A ceremony that is personalized and as unique as your relationship. We’ll work together to find the readings and elements to make your wedding ceremony reflect your own vision and personalities. Choose from any of my sample ceremonies or we can create something completely different, whether it is short and sweet, romantic or eclectic and quirky.
This package includes as much customization as desired, unlimited phone consultations and email correspondence, and a copy of the ceremony for you to keep. An in-person meeting between the officiant and couple is also included on request (near Chelsea, preferred), either before booking or for ceremony planning purposes. Ceremonies usually last 15 – 30 minutes including processional.
(A rehearsal is not included in this package.)
On the day of the wedding, the officiant will arrive early, assist in on-site coordination with DJ or musicians, photographers and wedding party as needed, perform your ceremony, fill out the marriage license, coordinate the signing, and ensure that it is mailed correctly.
plus travel fee (see below)
This package adds on a rehearsal at the site of your wedding with coordination of the wedding ceremony processional, recessional, and musicians and any additional elements you’ve included. I allot one hour for a rehearsal. I recommend this for anyone who is planning a formal processional and/or has a lot of people in their wedding party.
Not everyone needs a rehearsal, however, and if you are comfortable without one I am happy to discuss the plan with you via email and help coordinate your wedding party in the half-hour before we start your ceremony.
Elopements & Tiny Weddings
Limited to local areas only: Chelsea, Dexter, Ann Arbor
This is an option if you’ll have only 2 to 10 guests at your elopement or small wedding and would like to include a short ceremony with a legal license signing. These tiny weddings are often more casual, and can be held in someone’s backyard, living room, or at a local park or restaurant.
Choose from any of my Mini-ceremonies or other sample ceremonies and I’ll help you customize it however you’d like. This package includes a personalized short ceremony of about 10 minutes in length, a copy of the ceremony for you to keep, and all email and phone correspondence.
On the day of the wedding, the officiant will arrive about 15 minutes early, perform your ceremony, fill out the marriage license, coordinate the signing, and ensure that it is mailed correctly. No rehearsal is available for this package.
All distance/time will be calculated from my location in Chelsea to the venue or location of your choice in Southeast Michigan. I try to keep my travel time under 45 minutes one-way.
Some locations fit in the mileage scale, others that take longer to drive may be bumped into a higher price category. Examples are listed below but I will calculate mileage on an individual basis.
Up to 25 miles: Included (Chelsea, Dexter, Pinckney, Ann Arbor, Manchester)
41-50 miles (or >45 min.): $50 (Livonia, Waldenwoods, Adrian)
>50 miles (or >1 hour): Please inquire
Use this map to calculate mileage from my approximate location to your ceremony site.
DEPOSIT: $100 non-refundable deposit due upon booking.
FULL PAYMENT: Final balance is due 1 month (30 days) before your wedding date or rehearsal.
SHORT NOTICE BOOKINGS: If you book within 30 days of your wedding, full payment is due at the time of booking and must be made in advance. Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of payment.
CHANGES & CANCELLATION: A change in venue location may change the package cost based on travel fees for the total distance.
Any cancellation or change must be made and verified in writing/email.
ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE in the event of cancellation or change in services within 30 days of event date. If you have paid in advance, any refunds will be made in same form as original payment when possible.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices and availability are subject to change. Your price quote and date will be held for 2 weeks from your date of inquiry, and confirmed when a deposit is placed and booking form submitted.