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Wedding Ceremony Fees

Wedding Officiant Costs for your wedding day can vary depending on the day of the week, time of year, location of the event and other details. Here are my standard packages. There may well be extra fees for traveling and other factors. To learn more, ask for a quote. or to check on availability, Contact Us.

Here is an interesting article on "The Knot" regarding fees and gratuities in general; Wedding Officiant Costs - The Knot

Retainer and Wedding Agreement

I ask for a minimum $150 retainer deposit to reserve and guarantee a date and time to book your wedding ceremony. The balance is due by one week (7 days) before the event. Fees for Ceremony Script Composition, Concise Commitment, and Essential Elopement Packages are due in full at time of booking. A Wedding Agreement/Contract, that merely spells out our respective responsibilities, will document our professional relationship.

A couple looking at a computer screen. They are demonstrating how a wedding ceremony contract can be signed online and a deposit can be sent that way as well.
newly married couple holding hands

Ceremony Script Composition and Consultation

For those who are asking a friend or relative to officiate their ceremony

I will meet with you by video chat to help you to craft the perfect wedding ceremony script for your special day. I will speak to the friend or relative that you have chosen to officiate, and offer them guidance about reciting the ceremony. I will also consult with them about the "ins and outs" of getting ordained and filing the important legal paperwork.

$85

Plain gold wedding bands. Symbol for Essential Elopement Wedding Ceremony Package

Concise Commitment

The bare minimum civil type ceremony that meets legal requirements

Includes:

  • Agreed upon location within Brentwood CA 94513
  • Monday through Thursday Only
  • Witnesses Only, no guests
  • Minimum Legally required Ceremony
  • Completion and Submittal of the Marriage License with the County Clerk either in person or via Priority Mail
  • Un-Official scanned copy of the completed Marriage

$75

Wedding rings and flowers

Essential Elopement

Small affordable wedding ceremony that covers the basics. 

Includes:

  • Travel to and from the Wedding site
  • Monday through Thursday Only
  • Fewer than ten guests including wedding party
  • Generic Wedding ceremony with some options
  • Officiating the Ceremony
  • Completion and Submittal of the Marriage License with the County Clerk, either in person or via Priority Mail
  • Un-Official scanned copy of the completed Marriage License

Starting at $165

Additional travel fees may apply.

 

Fancy wedding bands with small diamonds. Symbol for Necessary Nuptials Wedding Ceremony Package

Necessary Nuptials

An affordable option for those who want a standard generic wedding ceremony script with some options.

Includes:

  • Travel to and from the Wedding Venue
  • Unlimited guests and wedding party
  • Generic Wedding ceremony with some options
  • Officiating the Ceremony
  • Completion and Submittal of the Marriage License with the County Clerk either in person or via Priority Mail
  • Un-Official scanned copy of the completed Marriage License

Starting at $305

(Starting Price is for Monday - Thursday and/or off season -  November -March) Additional travel fees may apply.

Special discount

* Take $ 50 off Fee if Booked by January 31st *

Large diamond wedding bands. Symbol for Wonderful Wedding Ceremony Package

Wonderful Wedding

Most Popular Package - Includes consultation, and customized/personalized ceremony script.

Includes:

  • Travel to and from the Wedding Venue
  • Unlimited guests and wedding party
  • Consultation and Customization and Personalization of the Wedding Ceremony.
  • Ongoing telephone and email communication to finalize details
  • Officiating the Ceremony
  • Completion and Submittal of the Marriage License with the County Clerk either in person or via Priority Mail
  • Un-Official scanned copy of the completed Marriage License

Starting at $395

(Starting Price is for Monday - Thursday and/or off season -  November -March) Additional travel fees may apply.

Special discount

* Take $ 50 off Fee if Booked by January 31st *

 

big diamond ring

Marvelous Matrimony

Premier Package - Includes a blessing at the reception dinner and unlimited extra time onsite.

Includes:

  • Travel to and from the Wedding Venue
  • Unlimited guests and wedding party
  • Consultation and Customization and Personalization of the Wedding Ceremony
  • Ongoing telephone and email communication to finalize details
  • Officiating the Ceremony
  • Giving a blessing before dinner at the reception
  • Completion and Submittal of the Marriage License with the County Clerk either in person or via Priority Mail
  • Un-Official scanned copy of the completed Marriage License
  • A guarantee that your wedding will be my only commitment on your special day. (no time limit or late fees)

Starting at $545

(Subject to availability. Starting Price is for Monday - Thursday and/or off season -  November -March) Additional travel fees may apply.

Special discount

* Take $ 50 off Fee if Booked by January 31st *

 

Relationship Evaluation and Education.

Along with the results of the Relate Institute online personality assessment, I will send out my thoughts on a successful
relationship, some time honored quotes, and several excerpts from the legendary "go to" book on relationships, Men Are
from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray. The book excerpts are associated with the relevant sections of the
assessment.

$50

 

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