Every wedding ceremony is different because each couple is unique!
In over 200 weddings to date, I have worked with all sorts of customers of all different ages and backgrounds ranging from complete strangers, close friends, church members and even family members. In every case I love highlighting and celebrating the unique story of the couples’ love and rallying everyone present to celebrate it! However, one constant remains: every couple deserves a ceremony that honors them, their unique love story and a best day ever kind of wedding!
With that being said, I offer all kinds of ceremonies with different kinds of content:
- Christian Ceremonies
- Agnostic Ceremonies
- Spiritual Ceremonies
- Traditional Ceremonies
- Same Sex Ceremonies
- Short Elopement Ceremonies
- Vow Renewal Ceremonies
Within each ceremony I provide a variety of services that you can choose from once we find out what kind of ceremony you’re looking for. It is my job to work with you to facilitate a personalized ceremony that consists of special elements that may include:
- Telling your personal love story
- Vow & Ring Exchange Wording Templates
- Invocations, Prayer & Blessings
- First Communion
- Unity Candle or Sand
- Hand Fasting Ceremony
- Special Song Elements (yes I am a musician too)
This is not a full list and I am always flexible to try and incorporate new elements that make your ceremony personalized and special!
For officiating Ceremonies, my price is $450
For being present at the rehearsal, my price is $250
For any travel beyond 1 hour from Tacoma, my price is $50 for every hour extra
For Premarital Counseling & Coaching Sessions, my price is $40 per hour
My rate for ceremonies includes not only being present the day of, but also, time spent beforehand working with the bride and groom on the ceremony, crafting a personalized ceremony, travel and handling/mailing in your Marriage License afterward. Please note that you as the couple are responsible for applying for your marriage license prior to your big day and bringing it with you to be filled out after your ceremony. As always, I am willing to negotiate pricing given that every circumstance is is different and I’m here to serve!
For a full list of my services and pricing, please see the Best Day Ever Officiant – Standard Pricing.
Upon requesting my services and locking in a date, I will respond with an email with some great questions that help me get to know the couple and also, what kind of ceremony they want. If a couple wants to hire me as their officiant, I will set up at least one or two Skype meetings with the couple as we get to know each other and plan the ceremony together!
Here are some great questions a couple should ask while they’re planning their best day ever wedding:
If we could describe our ideal wedding day with one word, it would be __________”.
What do we want the feeling/vibe of our ceremony to be? (i.e. lighthearted, simple, traditional, spiritual, casual, etc)
Have we done any formal premarital counseling? Are there questions or concerns that we have that we need to talk about with somebody before our big day?
What do we want the next five years together after our wedding to look like? What do we envision together?