You've selected the venue, the cake, the invitations and the wedding party. Now it's time to design that one of a kind, joyful, memorable ceremony that will truly reflect your love and commitment to each other. We will meet to consider the various elements of the ceremony. You are welcome to select wording from my choices making as many edits as you like. You might choose to write your own vows. Flexibility is the key to arrive at a ceremony that fulfills your hopes and dreams for your celebration of love. I believe in marriage equality and honor all faith choices and belief traditions. I enjoy working with children and even pets when that is the couple's choice. My fees range from $100 to $300 with 5% of every wedding donated to the Oregon Humane Society. Please request my complete Ceremonies and Fees list, as well as my Frequently Asked Questions and Seven Tips for Rehearsals. Officiating your wedding would be a pleasure and an honor! Congratulations and may you have many happy years to cherish and nurture your love!
5% of the ceremony fee is donated to the Oregon Humane Society.
Option One - Elopements and Small Ceremonies:
This is a romantic alternative to paying a Judge. Contact me to arrange the place, date and time. Suggest some ideas of the type of ceremony you would like. I will meet you with a beautiful ceremony, religious or civil, complete with a unity ritual of your choice. I will officiate the ceremony, declare you married, sign your license and file it with the County Recorder.
Option Two – Ceremony Only:
Let’s meet to discuss your preference for traditional or modern, religious or non-religious wording for your ceremony. Tell me the story of how you met, how the romance grew and all about the proposal. With your permission, I will incorporate bits of your story in the ceremony – always a crowd pleaser! Together we will choose wording for the various elements of the ceremony such as the Betrothal, Vows and Declaration of Marriage. We will sort the details of a walk-through rehearsal and I will arrive early enough on the wedding day to walk through the ceremony with the entire wedding party.
Option Three – Ceremony plus Rehearsal:
This ceremony option adds a full rehearsal a day or two prior to the wedding. For weddings with a large wedding party and children (or pets) rehearsals help put everyone at ease. Besides, rehearsals are just fun! I will organize and direct the rehearsal or work with your wedding coordinator. On the day of the wedding I will arrive an hour prior to the ceremony to make any last minute adjustments.
*Ask about discounts for couples in service professions, the military, artistic fields, education and more.
**Travel expenses for venues more than 20 miles from my home are not included in fees. Arrangements can be made to waive traveling fees if our planning meetings are near my home or work place.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More