Ceremony Options and Pricing:
Justice of the Peace/Signing of the License $75.00
This is for the couple who would like a simple signing of the marriage license only. This is not a ceremony. I am happy to meet with you in beautiful, historic downtown Holly at the Bittersweet Cafe or the Holly Hotel or Blackthorn Pub.You will need to have your marriage license, photo ID and two witnesses over 18 present to sign the license with us.
Each wedding ceremony is unique and custom to the couple. I will work with you to create a ceremony that is a reflection of your own personalities, both individually and as a couple. We can include any items you may like; such as, readings, unity ceremonies or ethnic or religious traditions...or we can keep it simple if that suites your needs.
We will meet via phone, email or in person to review your wedding day details and so I can understand what you may be looking for on your wedding day, and don't worry if you don't know what you want - that's what I am here for. I can show you sample ceremonies and ideas that will set us on the right track for your wedding ceremony.
Once the date is booked I will draft the ceremony and email it to you for review, you have full control over the entire ceremony. We will work to create a final wedding ceremony that is the most amazing personal and loving statement for your wedding day.
Elopement Ceremony $150
This ceremony is for the bride and groom and up to 10 guests only; hey, it's an elopement - short, sweet and married :-) Typically there are no bridesmaids or groomsmen. Elopement ceremonies are only done in Holly, Fenton, Grand Blanc and Clarkston Areas.
The ceremony is short (10 minutes or less) but is sweet and loving and is already written for you day. I do not make changes to this ceremony. The elopement ceremony does not include a meeting in person prior to your wedding day. It's an elopement; I make it as simple and easy as I can for you.
We will set an appointment at your location/venue for the ceremony or you may see suggested sites on my page under venues/pros.
I will meet you at our agreed upon date/time and venue. We will perform the ceremony and then sign your license. I will then take care of filing the license for you.
Rehearsals are a great way to calm nerves and make sure the entire bridal party and the family are all on the same page. Rehearsals make your wedding day a breeze! If you book me for the rehearsal I will work with you to gather all the details needed so that on your wedding rehearsal date I will be able to run the rehearsal smoothly and timely.
I will work hard to ensure your wedding day is picture perfect! Your job at the rehearsal is to relax and enjoy the moment.
Consultation $150 for one hour session
If your planning to have a friend or relative write and perform your ceremony consider hiring me to consult with them.
I will go over some of the most important things I've learned in the past 7 years of performing ceremonies. I will show them some sample ceremonies and provide a ceremony outline so that they can easily create a loving and heartfelt ceremony for you. I will also go over the processional and recessional order for them - who walks with who, when and how they stand.
I will also review how to complete the marriage license, how to properly file it and what to wear and how to stand.
Writing the ceremony is one thing but taking charge of the room, reading the guests and speaking with love and excitement are other things to consider.
Let me take some of the pressure and nerves out of it for your beloved hired family or friend.
Please note rehearsals are booked around other ceremonies so timing needs to be a bit flexible.