Shortly after you contact me, we'll meet for a complementary consultation. You'll tell me your story - something about each of you as an individual and about the special realm that you share as a couple or a family. We'll begin to think broadly about your ceremony and about your vision of how it might eventually look. We'll discuss finances. Ceremony fees are individually determined according to the number of people involved and the complexity of the ceremony. Travel expenses may be added for distant locations. I can also be flexible if there are serious budgetary constraints.
If you decide that we'll be working together, we'll sign a contract and you'll give me a deposit amounting to half of my fee for planning and officiating at the ceremony. You'll receive an ample selection of readings and vows to consider, any of which you can use or modify as you wish. The fee balance will be due on or before the day of the rehearsal.
I'll prepare a ceremony draft and we'll have at least one planning session before the rehearsal in order to refine the details. You have absolute right of approval over all aspects of the ceremony and we'll consult by phone and email as often as necessary until the ceremony plan is perfect for you.
I'll rehearse the ceremony with you and your party in advance of the event, and I will arrive at least one hour before the ceremony.
Afterward, you will receive a keepsake copy of the ceremony.