I met the lady of my dreams and wanted to spend my life with her. So, I asked her to marry me and we have been happily sharing life together ever since. Both being hopeless romantics, it's only destiny that we would end up running a Wedding business together. I love talking with people, so it's only natural that I am the one up there performing ceremonies, while she is the one in the background quietly making sure the little things all run smoothly, to create a beautiful day for you!
As for our wedding story we wanted a garden wedding at a local resort. So we headed off to talk with our pastor about performing the ceremony. Seems they only did weddings in the church building and wording was not allowed to be customized. We both knew we wanted the wedding my wife wrote, so we headed off to talk to some Wedding Officiants.
Hopeful we headed out to make our dream wedding come true, but our hope was cut short after just talking to a few Wedding Officiants in the area. Some were okay with reading the customized ceremony my wife created, but for an additional fee. Seems anything but the typical wording was reason for a price increase. Then more price increases followed for number in attendance, day of week and even venue. Before I knew it. the quoted price was far higher simply due to all these additional fees. We even thought about having a friend marry us, until we discovered certain online free ordinations were not valid. So we were back to searching on a way to make it happen. After many calls we found a great guy that married us legally, our way.
But all this craziness got us thinking. What was with all these additional fees and why couldn't Wedding Officiants be up front about pricing? What did any of these things have to do with performing a wedding ceremony?
Number in attendance, venue, day of week, time, holiday and so much more were all reason to jack up the price from what they normally shown on their websites. Why pay more to stand in front of a waterfall or get married on a weekend or holiday. The same ceremony was being performed no matter where you were or what day it was. So it was real important to us to stick with SIMPLE PRICING for our couples.
I have to admit I love doing weddings, but traveling across the state for the same price is not going to happen, so a small traveling fee is applied to weddings performed outside of my service area. It's something all officiants do to cover additional fuel expenses, wear & tear on vehicle and any entry, toll or other expenses that may be required to perform the ceremony.
Additional Special Ceremonies can also be done for no additional cost. We do not furnish an materials to perform the ceremonies at this time, but we are more than happy to perform them for FREE!
My wife and I really enjoy what we do, and I really do love seeing happy couples enjoying their ceremony and starting a new life together. We are always here to help make your wedding ceremony go smoothly and be unique to you. Whether you choose a simple elopement lakeside or a lavish ceremony at a beautiful indoor wedding venue, we will be there with you along the way to calm wedding nerves, work with wedding planners and help where we can to make your Wedding Day the BEST!
With all the decisions to make for a wedding, choosing a Wedding Officiant should be the easiest one. Call us today for more info or to hold a date. Congratulations and we look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can help you create your most beautiful wedding ceremony!