With this wedding ceremony package you can select your own vows, ring ceremony wording, readings and blessing. There will also be a spiritual address on the nature of marriage and the significant step you are taking. You can also include a ritual of your choice if you desire. About half of my clients take this route. If you don't have a burning desire to have your personal story told as part of the day, this is a great way to go. It is a heartfelt and meaningful ceremony that lands in the hearts of everyone present and accommodates your preferences. Incidentally, the spiritual address that I give is something that I continually update and refine over time.
Custom Plus Wedding
The Custom Plus package generally contains all that the custom ceremony has, but the spiritual address is abbreviated to accommodate a personalized telling of your story. To tell your unique story, I craft a narrative from your own words about how you met, what you mean to each other and the strengths of your relationship. With the Custom Plus wedding you will experience a personal touch and your guests will feel they were a part of something unique. A great deal more of my time goes into creating this ceremony and the price point reflects that.
The rehearsal is usually focused on the wedding party, where they stand and how they process and recess. As an officiant I am often asked to be present during the rehearsal to run through the ceremony elements. In lieu of this, I also offer a Skype/Facetime call or in person meeting with you before the wedding to run through the final draft of the ceremony, and I provide you with a rehearsal support document at no additional cost. About three-fourths my clients select this option. It works really well!
A holiday premium of $100 will be added if the event is during Thanksgiving week or the weekends of President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and July 4th. New Year’s Eve weddings to be negotiated. To calculate transportation fee, I live five miles west of the Oconomowoc exit, so it is generally $85-90 to/from Milwaukee/Madison/Lake Geneva.
On occasion a couple is interested in just a simple ceremony with vows, ring exchange and the legal requirements. In this case I do not prepare a draft ceremony for review or deliver a Spiritual Address during the ceremony. I will perform such a ceremony (with two adult witnesses) close to my home in Sullivan, WI for $150. That includes my handling of the marriage license for filing with the Register of Deeds.
Premarital and Marriage Coaching Services
Relationships thrive when there is understanding. Whether you have known each other for a short time or been together for a long time, there is always room for committed couples to gain a deeper understanding of dynamics, personality, and stress/strength/ growth areas. I am a Certified Facilitator of the Prepare - Enrich Assessment tool and I use it to conduct relationship coaching sessions with you. More than 4,000,000 couples have prepared for marriage or enriched their relationship by taking the Prepare - Enrich assessment and working with a Certified Facilitator. If you are interested in deepening your understanding of yourself, each other and your relationship, either before or after marriage, contact me at email@example.com to discuss pricing. You will experience real results.
I can create a unique baby blessing, baby naming or baby christening ceremony for your little one. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.