Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I send you some preliminary information to start the process without choosing a wedding package at this time?
- How much are wedding ceremonies?
- How much do you charge for consultations in person or by phone?
- Once I make a decision on a wedding package, what options do I have to pay and secure my wedding date?
- How long is the average ceremony?
- What if I really only want a small quaint ceremony that is 10 minutes or less?
- Do you officiate non-religious ceremonies?
- What types or locations of venues do you officiate your ceremonies?
- How can I get music played for my ceremony?
- How do I obtain a marriage license and whose responsibility is it to apply for it?
- How long is the marriage license good for?
The Intake page on my website is a convenient place to start. Fill in as much information as you can. Look for the "Presentation” header with “Ceremony Package” under it. Select “Consultation” from the menu. This lets me know we are in need of gathering more information or answering questions before purchasing a package.
Every ceremony is special and unique. I have three wedding packages to choose from with an option to custom create a package of your own. Details and pricing for the packages are on my Weddings page.
I do not charge for consultations. These are free. We can do a brief phone call and set up an in-person meeting to plan your special ceremony.
Half down secures the date and ceremony package. We have several options for taking care of this:
1. Go to the Weddings page and select the "Pay Full" or "Pay Half" option next to the wedding package you desire. Select the "Buy Now" button and provide the requested PayPal or Credit Card information.
2. I can send a PayPal invoice to you via email and you can pay with your PayPal account or a credit card. I will need your email address in this case.
3. I can send you an invoice via snail mail. You can pay via check to secure the date, with the balance payable via Cashier's Check prior to ceremony. I will need your mailing address in this case.
All remaining balances are due via Cashier's Check prior to your ceremony.
This is a great question and always depends on many variables. Every ceremony is unique and special and requires more information from the couple.
1. How many are in the wedding party?
2. Will there be a sand blending or unity candle in the ceremony?
3. Are there loved ones who will be doing special readings, such as poems?
4. Will there be music or singing as part of your ceremony?
These are just a few examples of questions needed to determine length of time. A phone consultation will help with this question further.
I have couples that do not want a long ceremony or they want more emphasis on their reception. I do however ask them how many are in their bridal party and what they want in the ceremony to be sure a quaint ceremony is appropriate.
A quaint ceremony is a good package for couple with one Best Man and one Matron of Honor. There is no wedding rehearsal the day before, no special vows, etc.
The Quaint ceremony is listed with the other packages on the Weddings page.
Yes! I do all different styles and methods of ceremonies. These include symbolic, semi-traditional, traditional, custom and themed weddings.
I do ceremonies in various locations. A few examples are: Parks, Reception Halls, Theme Parks, Banquets, VFW, Theatres, Private Residence, Beach front and many other venues.
If your venue is set up to have your DJ on-site, ask them how to create your music package. They can play and organize your Prelude music, Bridal party, Bride entrance, Interlude (i.e. during a unity candle lighting) and Recessional music for you.
It is the couple’s responsibility to obtain their marriage license.
“To be married in the State of Indiana, a couple must have a marriage license. To apply for a marriage license in Indiana, both you and your future spouse must appear in person at the Clerk's Office in an Indiana county where one of you resides, or for non-residents in the Indiana County where the marriage will be solemnized.”
"A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued, and couples may be married as early as the same day. Couples who do not marry within the 60 days must apply for a new license before marrying."