Here are frequently asked questions from potential clients. Question not answered? Send me an email!
How does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
I am focused on your needs as a couple. I am happy to customize any part of your marriage ceremony or wedding vows to make your day as special as possible. As a writer, I have tons of resources to pull from to reflect your desires, whether they are spiritual or modern in nature. As a certified coach, I can help you make decisions about your ceremony and help you with any anxiety you may have leading up to your big day.
What do you like most about your job?
I love performing the wedding ceremony and being part of your wonderful day of memories. It’s a very unique experience and I am ecstatic to know what that feels like!
Describe a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
I helped customize a ceremony for a bride that was working through anxiety. She wanted a short ceremony and I was able to make it special and as short as she needed.
I also helped a bride and groom make a pre-deployment wedding ceremony unique and romantic, even though it was last minute. Time and resources should not determine what makes your day special. I was also privileged to work with someone who was sacrificing so much to serve our country.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure you and your partner- and anyone else involved in planning the wedding- are on the same page for what type of wedding ceremony and wedding vows you’d like, as well as who you’d like to officiate. It’s possible that you may have different ideas for how romantic, modern, or religious the ceremony should be. The number of options you have to customize your ceremony are limitless.
How do you determine your pricing? Why and how is it different from other officiants?
My pricing is transparent and competitive. I include factors like writing and preparation time, as well as travel time for specific locations. I am happy to answer any questions about pricing. I also provide a 20% discount for active military members because I value your service.
You’ll notice that unlike some officiants, I don’t price based on the number of guests. In my eyes, my services are the same no matter how many guests you include and my focus is on you as a couple. I also have made the choice to not accept tips.
How much notice do you need to book a wedding? Do I need to meet you in person?
It depends on the time of year. I am usually available for last-minute weekday elopements (and I love them!), but need at least 1-2 weeks notice for weekend ceremonies.
You do not need to meet me in person before booking me. It is your preference. If you are out-of-town, I am also happy to meet via video chat.
What is your greatest strength?
In addition to being an experienced writer and coach, I am a recent bride who planned my own unique wedding-elopement hybrid in Savannah, GA. I understand everything newly engaged couples are feeling.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What’s your answer?
People ask me if I am comfortable performing religious ceremonies and the answer is yes. My specialty is creating unique ceremonies, and usually they end up being civil or non-denominational, based on the clients’ requests. However, I have a number of religious sources I can use to include in ceremonies that reflect the importance of God in blessing a marriage when requested. I can also include interfaith rituals in ceremonies.
I am qualified to perform weddings in Georgia through the Universal Life Church which is an international organization that promotes spirituality, but is not a traditional church. Personally, I am Christian and I believe in God, but respect the beliefs of everyone. I also support the fight for marriage equality in Georgia.
Do you have examples of your ceremony online?
What do you mean when you say you provide ‘digital copies’ of our vows and ceremony?
A digital copy of the vows and ceremony is a formatted, PDF document of them so the couple has a keepsake of them. They often get lost on the day of the wedding!