H ere are some of the most frequently asked questions I hear from couples. If you don’t find your question here, please email me or call 212-464-7059.
Central North Carolina.
The fee to be the officiant at your Catholic or interfaith wedding is $650. This is a flat-rate fee with no hidden costs. This fee includes all meetings, emails and telephone calls, development of your personalized ceremony script and all revisions, attendance at your rehearsal, officiating at your wedding ceremony, and processing your marriage license. This fee also includes premarital counseling if you wish to take advantage of that service.
All kinds. From ceremonies that are Catholic or interfaith to those with a spirituality of their own. My job is to help you tell your story and to do so in a way that is joyful and respects your current values and beliefs.
Not at all. My wedding ministry is open to all. I would be honored to officiate at your wedding.
I encourage it and that’s what makes me unique. There are many ways this can be accomplished. Options for readings, both from the scriptures and other sources are available. You can write your own vows or select from more traditional or contemporary options. Unity or sand candles, love locks, handfasting, roses to parents and other activities can be easily included.
Absolutely! I offer personalized wedding ceremonies that are designed to be a reflection of who you are and the statement that you want your wedding to make. This is about you, not me.
Yes. I officiate at weddings in many locations both inside and outdoors.
On average, between 30-40 minutes.
Yes. LGBTQ equality is a civil right. I would be honored to officiate at your wedding.
Yes. This can make your ceremony very personal.
Absolutely. I rejoice that you have found love. Together, we can design a wonderful ceremony with all the elements that speak to you.
You will. The license must be used within 60 days of issue. Therefore, you may apply beginning 60 days prior to your wedding date. You may apply online, anywhere in North Carolina, regardless of where in the state you will be married. Once you have completed your online application, you must appear in person to pay the fee and sign the document, whereupon you will receive two originals for me and your witnesses to sign after the ceremony.
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