During the current pandemic, proper physical distancing and specific county health protocols will be followed. This will be discussed at our first meeting.
Your wedding ceremony date/time is not considered "on the books" until our non-refundable $175 retainer or full ceremony amount has been received. All fees can be paid by local personal check, local bank issued check, or Zelle. Any unpaid amount due is payable two weeks before ceremony date. If balance is owed and is not paid by stated date on signed contract or written email correspondence, license will NOT be mailed to county for registration and any signed agreement is voided.
Ceremonies held more than 31 miles from my office will have an additional travel fee added based on the mileage added.
Officiant will arrive at ceremony site at least 20 minutes before scheduled starting time.
Unlimited phone, text, email or Zoom contact between officiant and couple.
Signing will be immediately after ceremony and mailing of California State Marriage License to appropriate county clerk's office will be within five days of ceremony.
You must provide at least one witness. If I am providing the witness, you need to notify me in advance. There will be a $25 fee added.
My attendance at your venue rehearsal is $25.
Ceremonies starting after scheduled start time will be charged an additional $50 per 30 minutes or portion thereof.
Personalized wedding ceremony based on your ceremony vision, expectations, love story and answers to our exclusive "Couple's Questionnaire".
Wedding A La Carte Addition (Per Item - Maximum of 2)
Add a special A La Carte item to your Wedding Package. This can include a Love Lock Ceremony, Unity Candles, Sand Ceremony, Parent Rose Appreciation, Memory Box, or a special reading done by myself, a friend or family member. I have other ways you can make your ceremony personal - just ask. You must provide items needed. If I provide items needed an additional fee will be charged.
Notary Service for Certified Copy/ies of Marriage License
Each county follows their own rules regarding requests for sending certified copies of marriage licenses. Check with the issuing California county Clerk/Recorder's office for their local fee. Most counties in California charge $15 per certified copy. I highly recommend getting two copies.
If I send in the copy request at the same time I send in the marriage license, you will save time and money, and should receive both your state recognized "official" license as well as your "certified copies" with in six to eight weeks from the date I mail them out. It should take less than eight weeks to get your packet.