Answering all of your questions...
Why does your fee seem higher than other officiants we have found?
Great question. With a number of answers. Primarily, though, it is due to the significant number of hours and the amount of work I dedicate to make sure YOUR ceremony is personal and custom - and not just another 'cookie-cutter' ceremony script. You will learn all the details of the process I use to create your script in our "chemistry check" meeting if you simply complete our contact form!
How does travel to our wedding work? Are there additional fees?
My fees are based off of geographic "zones" in and around the DE, NJ, PA tri-state area. The posted fee includes all travel (including the rehearsal). This is why the fee is incrementally higher as the distance from my Wilmington, DE location increases.
What if our venue doesn't allow a rehearsal?
Don't worry! If the venue isn't available for the rehearsal - we will make it work elsewhere! All we really need for a successful rehearsal is space that will allow is to imagine an aisle, and a front area to process to. Living rooms, condo party rooms, restaurants, and even a local park can all work well for us!
How does payment work?
Before we even talk about payment, we will meet for a short "chemistry check". It is so important to make sure that we are right for each other for such an important day!
What if you get sick on the day of our wedding and can't do it?
This has never happened! But in the highly unlikely event that it does - I have a 'back-up list' of other highly experienced colleagues who I would trust to officiate my own wedding! Your ceremony script would already have been completely written by me, of course. Any of these colleagues would be able to seamlessly step in to perform what you and I have created together!
How do we know if you have our date available?
Very simple - just take a few seconds to fill out our contact form, and I will be in touch with you!
What kind of training or certifications do you have as an officiant?
When it comes down to it, a successful and memorable wedding ceremony requires an officient who is passionate, and highly skilled at public speaking, presenting and keeping an audience engaged. I have been doing these things professionally for 20+ years as a large group trainer, educator and presenter.