how it works
MEET & GREET
The three of us meet at a coffee shop or another location that is convenient for the both of you. I tell you a little bit about myself, then you tell me a little bit about you...how you met, the length of time you have been together, why it is that you want someone like me (non-traditional, spiritual, and fun) to perform YOUR marriage ceremony — the most significant and sacred part of your wedding day. Then we decide if we are a good fit.
After determining we'll be a great team (!), you send a $100 deposit which secures your wedding date and your ceremony goes on my calendar. About six to eight weeks before your wedding, I will give you a copy of "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman, and ask that you read it before our next meeting. This book will help you understand your partner even better and I will include some of what you learned in your ceremony.
We will meet again about a month or so before the wedding at which time we'll discuss all the great things you now know about each other as a result of reading the book! I will also need to secure from you the contact information of four to six family members and friends for each of you who know, love, and adore you because I need their invaluable insight in order to personalize your ceremony. A week before your nuptials, I will send you three questions to answer specifically about each other, and that too will be incorporated into the ceremony. Remember, SHHHH! Don't share your answers with each other as it's a surprise!
About one week before your wedding, we will meet again to go over final details.
During your rehearsal, I'll go over what will happen, where people will stand, and who will do what.
The next time I see you is your wedding day!
THE BIG DAY
Spoiler Alert: you get married! I will deliver a memorable ceremony based on the feedback from you, your family, and your friends. Your wedding day is all about connection and community, and it will be remembered for years to come. Immediately following the ceremony, I will need your witnesses — usually the Maid of Honor and the Best Man — to sign your marriage license.
After that, it's party time!