This is a very basic legal ceremony including only the couple, their two witnesses and the officiant, as an alternative to waiting at a courthouse, for couples who are short on time, or perhaps before planning a full ceremony or reception at a later date. A brief ceremony may be chosen with vows at the location of your choice. Officiant will fill out the marriage license, coordinate the signing, and ensure that it is mailed correctly. (Officiant does not dress in formal wedding attire for this basic license signing.)
Elopements & Mini-Weddings
Travel limited to a 30 mile radius
including Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Brighton
Available Mon-Fri. Please inquire for other days/times.
This is an economical option if you’ll have under 20 guests at your wedding and would like to include a short ceremony. These very small 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 sample ceremonies and I’ll help you customize it however you’d like. This package includes a personalized ceremony of about 10-15 minutes in length, a copy of the ceremony for you to keep, and unlimited 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.
plus travel fee (see below)
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 sweet and simple 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 Dexter/Chelsea), either before booking or for ceremony planning purposes. Ceremonies usually last 20 – 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.
Ceremony & Rehearsal
plus 2x travel fee (see below)
This package includes all of the Simple Ceremony services, plus a separate rehearsal day at the site of your wedding with assistance and coordination of wedding ceremony procession. I allot one hour for a rehearsal. I recommend this for anyone who is planning a formal processional and/or has more than one or two people in their wedding party.
In collaboration with Diane Johnson Photography, I am excited to now offer an all-in-one wedding package under the name “Tin Roof Weddings”.
Enjoy the exclusive use of our location for 2 hours; officiant & civil ceremony with on-site coordination; professional wedding photographer with 20 years experience & digital image files; options for flowers, decorations, light refreshments and more.
All distance/time will be calculated from my location in Dexter Township 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(Dexter, Chelsea, Pinckney, Manchester, most of Ann Arbor & some of Brighton)
26-40 miles: $25(Saline, Ypsilanti, Plymouth, South Lyon, north of Brighton, Hartland, Grass Lake, Jackson)
41-50 miles (or >45 min.): $50(Novi, Livonia, Canton)
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.