The goal for each wedding is to ensure the ceremony is custom designed for you and your guests. In order to achieve this please see the below overview of each type of ceremony. During your meeting with the minister/officiant a plan will be developed and a draft sent to you for approval. For those couples needing a simple civil ceremony the meeting with the officiant is not necessary.
In order to ensure your wedding day is focused completely on you and your guests, we request all fees to be paid one week prior to the scheduled ceremony date. In the event a schedule change or cancellation occurs please advise the office at least 3 days prior to the ceremony date. All services include the return of the Marriage License to the County Clerk were it was purchased. And no one is denied service for lack of funds.
This is the standard civil ceremony which is also performed by your local Justice of the Peace in their courtroom and normally takes from 3 minutes to 10 minutes. This would be a good service for individuals in the military who need to have their Marriage License completed before leaving for a mission, a couple needing to have the license recorded in order to have access at schools, or people who just want to get the license recorded quickly with the county. $75.00
This is the traditional ten elements of the solemnization to the Rights of Marriage dating back prior to the Old Testament which the couple can choose from different themes to reflect how they wish to share their relationship with family and friends. Each ceremony is created for you as there are no "canned scripts". Each is unique to the couple and their special day. One transcription in Edwardian Script is prepared of the ceremony and presented as a memento to whomever the couple wishes. Running time for this type of service is from 15 - 25 minutes depending on the venue and the number of people participating in the ceremony. $150.00
STANDARD with TRADITION:
This ceremony expands the service by adding an element such as "Blending of the Sands", "The Unity Candle", or "Vessel and the Rose"; and there is an option for the family to create their own tradition. The traditions can be added as a symbol for unifying families, friends, or as an addition to expand on a spiritual desire of the couple. $175.00
Has been created for same-sex couples who have the flexibility to bring traditional elements together with personal beliefs or something completely different which embraces the inclusion of friends and children as appropriate. The service for each couple is unique, as modern organized religions do not have a "template" by which to adhere to. $225.00
The formal wedding is designed for a large gathering of family and friends over 250, is formal attire, and which a wedding planner is retained. The Officiant works with the wedding planner, and is on-call one week prior to the ceremony for both the couple and wedding planner. A set of transcripts is prepared for both sides of the family and includes up to three traditions. The estimated time from the point the bride begins walking down the isle, to the point of presentation is 30-60 minutes and includes the night of rehearsal and the prayer over the wedding dinner. Meetings with the wedding planner, and couple are included as needed at no extra cost. $400.00.