Let‘s be honest – planning the wedding of your dreams can be overwhelming. Yet with the right officiant, creating a dream wedding ceremony can be a joy. I can make that dream come true and in a way that is easy and exciting!“Father Christopher was fantastic to work with from the beginning! He made everything very easy to plan and was readily available to answer any questions we had during the planning process.
– April and Roger (outdoor Catholic ceremony)Read mo”re →
As your wedding officiant, I am at your service throughout the process of planning your wedding ceremony, from the initial discussions to the ceremony itself. You can feel completely confident knowing that I will always respect your wishes. Together we will design a unique ceremony that honors your values and traditions.
Here are my seven steps to your perfect wedding ceremony:
An Easy Planning Process
After you select me, I’ll provide you with my unique Wedding Ceremony Planning Booklet containing many terrific choices for Readings, Exchange of Vows, Exchange of Rings, and Wedding Ceremony Traditions (optional). And to help you indicate your selections, I’ve created an easy-to-use, fill-in-the-blanks Wedding Ceremony Planning Questionnaire.
Our Initial Meeting
When we meet, we will review all the elements of the wedding ceremony you envision and discuss anything else to create the wedding of your dreams.
A Highly-Personalized Ceremony
Based on your completed questionnaire and our meeting, you will receive a customized draft wedding ceremony script for your review. This script will be a clear, well-organized document, fully detailed and complete. The development of your personalized ceremony script is unique to my services. With your script in hand, you will feel confident knowing that your wedding ceremony will reflect your beliefs, values, and your distinctive personality. Ready to get started? Contact me or call 434-572-7436 to begin.
Once you receive your script, you can review at your leisure. We will work together over the coming months to make it absolutely perfect. Changes? Of course, there will be changes – don’t worry I am flexible and easy to work with. This is your day, not mine!
You need to secure a marriage license in the state in which you will be married, not in the state in which you reside. Each state has individual marriage license requirements. During our first meeting, we will discuss what you need to do to get a marriage license. You will need to have your marriage license by the wedding rehearsal. If you are not having a rehearsal, I will need it before the actual ceremony. You cannot legally be married without a marriage license.
By this point, you’ll have the complete and final script. We will rehearse the service at the location of your choice. You will have the security of knowing that you, your wedding party, family, and guests are comfortable and confident.
The Perfect Wedding Day Ceremony
After the rehearsal, you will be fully prepared and ready for the ceremony. You won’t need to be in charge of anything. You can be completely in the moment, enjoying your big day. Ready to begin a discussion? Contact me or call 434-572-7436.
– Betty and David (outdoor Catholic-Agnostic wedding ceremony)Read mo”re →