Next steps

So you ask, "What is the next step?"

A meeting- During this personal meeting, in person or by phone, you'll have an opportunity to get to know me. 

The meeting typically lasts about 45 min. or so. I will explain the basic ceremony outline I typically use. You can modify that ceremony, combine it with one of your own, or develop one that is unique to your desires. We then put together your own unique ceremony on paper, checking to ensure that the ceremony flows smoothly throughout. 

Sometimes schedules make it difficult to meet in person a phone call can give you the comfort to book the date. Then, we can meet when schedules cross to discuss the ceremony in full and make any decisions not made during the phone call. The idea here is to have flexibility, making the officiant shopping process painless where possible!

When you've made a decision, next step is to book me

You will secure the day and time of your choice by placing a $100 deposit. This makes it possible for me to turn away others who may ask for the same date and time. Use the booking agreement form HERE.

Follow-up contact - Two weeks before the wedding

At least two weeks before the wedding, you'll need to send me your license and fee balance. I will complete your certificate and get it back to and prepare the other parts for submission after the ceremony. By doing this, we get all the paperwork out of the way so that on your wedding day, we can focus solely on the ceremony.

Wedding Rehearsal

I do not attend wedding rehearsals.

Day of the wedding

I arrive at the wedding location approximately an hour before the ceremony so that I can run through highlights of what to do with the bride and the groom, brides maids/matrons, groomsmen, musicians, and photographer.  I will also meet with your readers, father of the bride, best man, and any others who need last minute reminders of the few cues they each will have. 

It is time to begin the process...

  1. First, click HERE and complete my wedding information form which will provide me the details needed to serve you best.
  2. Next, email to check availability and schedule a phone appointment for the first meeting or other discuss details.
  3. To reserve your date and time, you'll want to complete the Booking Agreement Form that is located here. Once you enter the information and click submit, it will create a letter you can print, sign, and mail or fax.
  4. Then, you will want to click HERE to look at my example ceremonies. Feel free to cut and paste parts of several or make edits to these so that the ceremony is tailored to best reflect the two of you as a couple. Read this information, paste to a word document, make some choices and changes, then bring it to our first meeting. If you bring this along with you to the first meeting,  we'll get the ceremony finalized before you leave!
  5. Also, you might want to click HERE to look over my list of suggested readings
  6. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions Page HERE for specific details on those issues Brides and Grooms most frequently inquire.


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