Catholic and Interfaith wedding ceremonies anywhere in Southern Virginia and Central North Carolina

FAQs

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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 434-572-7436.

What is the cost for you to officiate at a wedding?

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.

What kinds of marriage ceremonies do you perform?

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.

Do we have to be a member of your Church to be married by you?

Not at all. My wedding ministry is open to all. I would be honored to officiate at your wedding.

Can we personalize our 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.

Will you honor our values and beliefs and help us express them?

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.

Will you marry someone in a location other than a church?

Yes. I officiate at weddings in many locations both inside and outdoors.

How long are your ceremonies?

On average, between 30-40 minutes.

Do you officiate at same-sex marriages?

Yes. LGBTQ equality is a civil right. I would be honored to officiate at your wedding.

Can our friends or family participate in the service?

Yes. This can make your ceremony very personal.

I've been divorced and want to remarry. Can you officiate at my wedding?

Absolutely. I rejoice that you have found love. Together, we can design a wonderful ceremony with all the elements that speak to you.

Who will get our marriage license?

 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.
We both agree our ceremony was as special and personal as ever it could be. We will treasure it forever.
– Jennifer and John Read more →


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