Wedding FAQ

  1. In which states and communities are you licensed to officiate ceremonies?

    All 50 States. 


  2. What are your standard payment terms?

    Half when the Wedding Plan Agreement is signed and the balance two weeks before the wedding.


  3. What makes you different from other local wedding officiants? Why should someone hire you?

    1. Customizable wedding ceremony. 

    2. My pastoral expirence and educational background ( I  can  provide valuable premarital & marital ministry others can't or won't).


    3. Licensed/Ordained Locally (Not online!)


  4. Can we read or hear your ceremony before our wedding day?

    Yes. Ceremonies may be viewed on this website or emailed.

  5. Will you allow us to write our own vows?

    Yes. In fact, pretty much the entire ceremony is customizable except for a small portion which is required to be used by my  license.     



  6. Do you have a back up officiant on call, in case of an emergency?

    I have a network of officiants who could be contacted in case of an emergency.


  7. How long does the ceremony usually last?

    Usually about twenty minutes but no more than an hour at most. It can vary depending on additional elements are included by the couple.


  8. Will you marry couples of different faiths or previous divorce?

    Yes. My role is not to judge the worthiness of a couple for marriage but to provide sound counsel regarding the rights and responsibilities required by the marriage covenant.


  9. What kind of pre-wedding counseling is required, if any?

    As mentioned above, I provide provide sound counsel regarding the rights and responsibilities required by the marriage covenant to couples, as requested, before the ceremony.


  10. How far are you willing to travel? Is there a travel fee?

    I try to stay within about 100 miles. I include my travel fee in my quote, unless there are unusual circumstances.


  11. What is your customer satisfaction cancellation policy?

    I provide a quality wedding ceremony to the best of my abilities. Since the couple & I both agree on the ceremony text,  dis-satisfaction is avoided. I have never had even one complaint. However, there is no explicit guarantee of couple satisfaction, only that I follow through on performing the wedding at the agreed time.


  12. What is your event cancellation policy?

    If I cancel, for whatever reason you are refunded 100% of the officiant donation that has been paid.


  13. How long after the ceremony do you file for the official marriage license?

    Usually the next day via certified US mail. The couple are provided the tracking number so they may check on the delivery status of their marriage license.


  14. How many weddings do you officiate in a year?

    I can't count that high!:)

  15. What documents do I need to bring to our first meeting?

    No documents required. You can bring your wedding vows if you have completed them. Or any thoughts or items that you want to add to your ceremony.


  16. Do you normally attend the reception?

    No. I prefer not to intrude on the marital celebration.

  17. When is the rest of your fee due?

    The rest of the wedding fee is due Two weeks before the ceremony.


  18. Do you provide other types of counseling services?

    Yes, I provide Pre-Marital, Couples, Family Counseling and Educational Testing and Evaluation.


  19. What are your fee's or rates for Wedding's and Counseling?

    These fee's or rate's are available upon request!

  20. On our Wedding Day what do we need to bring?



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