When planning a wedding you will naturally have a lot of questions. Here is a list of frequently asked questions that I receive as an Officiant.
How do we file for our marriage license?
That's EASY! You simply go down to your local County Clerks office. You must go together and have proper identification. You can also apply online to make the process a little faster but you both must be present to pick it up. Once you apply and have the paperwork your license is good for 60 days.
Do we have to have a religious wedding?
No, you do not. This is YOUR wedding. There is no right or wrong when it comes to your wedding. I have performed many weddings with no mention of any religion, a little mention and some with simple non-denominational prayers.
Can you help us write our vows if we don't know what to say?
This is a service that is included in your price. I do not charge extra for helping you write your wedding vows. I have helped many couples write their vows and I even print them out on beautiful, quality stock paper and leave them for you to keep for your wedding book.
What are some different types of ceremonies we can incorporate into ours to make is special?
There are so many beautiful things that you can do that are easy and simple to make your day even more special. I have a lot of information on things like a Rose Ceremony, Sand Ceremony, Ribbon Ceremony and Hand Ceremony. I am more than happy to help you learn about some of these special touches to make your day unique..
Who files the wedding license after the ceremony?
Typcially, the Clerks Office will give a self addressed envelope to mail it in. You can also return it in person as well. You will take it back to the same County Clerks office that you applied for the license at originally. If you would like for me to take it back and file it, (there are a few counties who do require the Officiant file it), then that is something I can do.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Personal Check for the deposit and final payments made 14 days in advance, cash.
I only ask for a small deposit for Officiating Services and the remainder is due no later than 48 hrs. prior to the ceremony.
I do have a contract that all couples sign at our initial meeting and you receive a copy of that contract as well.