Planning Your Wedding Ceremony
Short Notice Weddings
Sometimes things just don’t happen as planned or the plan reflects your particular needs of a quick turnaround for a wedding. One of our officiants arrives at your location, with a heartfelt ceremony prepared that will be meaningful and affordable. The couple obtains a marriage license at the clerk’s office of the county in which the ceremony is to be performed, they bring it to the location and we do the rest. You can still pick out vows or other ideas provided in our samples but most of all it happens with a short notice.
Usually couples reach out to us by email or telephone to make the initial contact. We offer a no cost, no obligation first meeting to get acquainted and see if the personality of the officiant is a good match.
At our first meeting we love to learn more about the two of you and to hear your love story, how you met.
We then review a basic ceremony outline with you to help in our discussion of your wedding vision.
Upon signing our one page agreement, we provide you with samples of vows, readings and other special features, not to restrict but to help in the planning.
We also provide you with the county specific marriage license information to help you in obtaining the necessary legal documents.
Throughout the planning period until the day of your wedding, you have unlimited access to ask questions, share feedback and seek advice.
Many venues provide the space and you are left to coordinate the rehearsal. So we offer rehearsal coordination upon request. Assistance at your rehearsal, assures you have consistent oversight from planning the ceremony all the way through the celebration itself.
Day of Celebration
We are not just prompt, but we arrive a minimum of thirty minutes early to inspect the venue and assure that all elements of the ceremony are in place. An average ceremony lasts about 20 minutes, but can be shortened or lengthened based on your selections.
Within 24-hours of your wedding, you will have a scanned copy of your marriage license emailed to you, so you can take it on your honeymoon allowing others to celebrate with you. Within 7 days, the original copy of your marriage license will be on file at the clerk office in the county it which it was issued. Notarized copies may be obtained through the County Clerk Office.