People often ask why do Wedding Ministers charge so much for a 10-30 minute Wedding Ceremony?
There are several things I need to do to prepare for your special day. The initial telephone interview usually takes a minimum of 15 minutes. I have a series of questions I ask every couple that helps me personalize their wedding experience. Hence:
~ "Your Wedding Your Way" ~
Typically it takes anywhere from 1-2 hours drafting the script to the wedding couples' specifications. I also provide, at no extra charge, a beautiful Certificate of Marriage which is suitable for framing or is a nice addition to the wedding album. At the end of the ceremony I provide the newlyweds with a packet that contains a copy of my credentials, a copy of their wedding script and of course the Certificate of Marriage.
I'm also required to hand deliver the completed marriage license to the County Clerks Office for recording. I usually do this the following weekday.
As you can see officiating a wedding requires time to prepare. I'm sure you will find that my prices are very competitive.
Any questions you may have please don't hesitate to comment on this blog or email me through the contact page. I will do my best to answer within 24 hours.