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Savannah Custom Weddings & Elopements

You will find much of the information you need to make a decision about hiring me as your secular or non-denominational wedding officiant on this page. I’m excited to talk with you and provide any additional details you might need to help you make a decision.

My goal at Savannah Custom Weddings & Elopements is to meet the needs of diverse brides and grooms by helping y’all feel relaxed about your wedding or elopement, focus on what’s important about your commitment to each other, and meet your financial goals for your ceremony.

Your special day should be stress-free and full of personal joy, love and memories for you, your partner, and everyone you want to share it with! 

If you’d like to know more about me, officiant Tracy Brisson, please check out my bio page. You can also view my growing testimonials page for reviews from couples I’ve worked with previously.

Important notes on general terms and conditions, including logistical information such as payment and scheduling, follow the package descriptions.


Wedding & Elopement Ceremony Package Overview

I have three groups of packages: Ceremony Only, Ceremony Plus Photos, and my Simple Signing Service.

My services are priced differently depending on whether you are booking your wedding during the week or on a weekend (considered Friday after 5PM until Sunday).

I also offer discounts to active military members and couples who book ceremonies at least 90 days in advance.

All packages include a service that meets the legal requirements needed to be married in the state of Georgia, completed legal paperwork that will be filed with the county, and unlimited email consultations with Tracy.


Ceremony Only Packages

 


 

Forsyth Park Wedding, Fall 2016

Tracy’s Choice Package

Weekend  Weekday
$195 $145
  • A pre-written ceremony chosen by Tracy based on your spiritual and religious preferences

* Tracy’s Choice does not come with final approval of the script and does not include personalized vows, requested readings, or rituals such as the sand or handfasting ceremonies.
 

Greenwich Park Wedding, Fall 2015

Choose Your Own Adventure Package

Weekend  Weekday
$275 $225
  • A customized ceremony based on your written feedback and input and can include special vows, rituals, and readings, if requested
  • Choice of one of my ceremony themes, including romantic, playful, spiritual and more
  • Final approval of the ceremony script

*If you have a strong idea of the type of wedding you would like, you can also use this package to engage my guidance and consulting to review and edit the ceremony you have drafted.

Greenwich Park Wedding, Fall 2016

Create Your Story Package

Weekend Weekday
$350 $300
MOST POPULAR PACKAGE
  • A one-hour pre-ceremony consultation with you and your partner in person or via video to review your ceremony preferences, plan your ceremony from how you enter to how you exit, and learn more about you and your vision for your marriage
  • Research on all of your ideas and proposals for tailored readings, rituals and vows
  • A wedding ceremony crafted from the consultation
  • Final approval of the ceremony script

Harper Fowlkes House Wedding, Fall 2016

The “All In” Ceremony Package

Weekend  Weekday
$500 $425
  • Up to two one-hour pre-ceremony consultations with you and your partner in person or via video to plan your perfect wedding
  • Research on all of your ideas and proposals for tailored readings, rituals and vows
  • A wedding ceremony crafted from the consultation
  • Final approval over the ceremony script
  • Any necessary in-person or phone consultations with your Savannah venue about your ceremony preferences for destination couples
  • Rehearsal attendance and coordination, including a written schedule of the ceremony portion of the day if requested

Ceremony Plus Photo Packages

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All Ceremony Plus Photography packages include our ceremony services as described above, as well as photography provided by Megan Jones of It’s Megan Jones Photography. As they are true elopement packages, The Popup Elopement Package and the Savannah Elopement Experience are limited to five or fewer guests. We can accommodate more guests with the Intimate Destination Wedding Package.

When you book a package with us, you will be working with an experienced officiant + photographer team who knows the ins and outs of elopements and Savannah and are dedicated to making your day as special and enjoyable as possible!

You can also read more about our signature elopement package, the Savannah Elopement Experience, as well as review our frequently asked questions. 


Forsyth Park Wedding, Fall 2016

The Popup Elopement Package

Weekend  Weekday
$595 $495
    • The Tracy’s Choice ceremony package (a pre-written ceremony based on your religious and spiritual preferences)
    • Photographs of the ceremony and portraits following in the same location
    • An online digital gallery of 40-50 professionally edited photos that you can use to view, share, download, and print your pictures from within a week of your ceremony
    • Complimentary bottle of champagne

*You can upgrade to include a more customized ceremony with the Popup Elopement Package for $40.

The Savannah Elopement Experience

Weekend  Weekday
$795 $695
Most popular package
  • The Choose Your Own Adventure ceremony package (a ceremony customized based on your feedback and input, including special vows, rituals, and readings, if requested and final approval of the ceremony script)
  • One hour of photography, including photographs of the ceremony and newlywed photo shoot among the beautiful trees, squares, and landmarks of downtown Savannah
  • An online digital gallery of 90-100 professionally edited photos that you can use to view, share, download, and print your pictures from within a week of your ceremony
  • Complimentary champagne and cupcakes for your newlywed walk
  • Coordination advice about your visit to Savannah and anything else you are planning for your special day
  • Optional add-ons including an extra hour of photography walking or via pedicab and a concierge to take care of all of your elopement tasks like booking hair and makeup, arranging dinner reservations, and ordering your bouquet

The Intimate Destination Wedding Package

Weekend  Weekday
$1395 $1295
For up to 20 guests
  • Create Your Story ceremony package, including a one hour consultation
  • Two hours of photography including photographs of the ceremony and a newlywed photo shoot among the beautiful trees, squares, and landmarks of downtown Savannah
  • An online digital gallery of 180-200 professionally edited photos that you can use to view, share, download, and print your pictures from within a week of your ceremony
  • Complimentary champagne and cupcakes for your newlywed walk
  • A dedicated concierge to take care of your elopement to-do items like booking hair and makeup or a pedicab for your photo shoot, arranging dinner reservations, ordering your bouquet, and related tasks

*For this package, we will choose the square for your ceremony or help you obtain a permit depending on your guest number and date of your wedding. 


Simple Signing Service- $75 (Mon-Fri Only)

Because the Chatham County Courthouse does not provide employees to officiate weddings at the courthouse, couples who wish to marry in Savannah must make arrangements in advance to book an officiant. I offer a marriage license signing service for couples who need to get married quickly and do not wish to have a formal ceremony. I’ll meet with you and perform the minimum necessary components of my officiant duties to marry you and sign your license.

The Simple Signing Service is $75, only available on weekdays and is performed at The Savannah Cozy Chapel. No guests over 13 are allowed. There is no military discount for this service and payment must be made at the service in cash or credit card. Your marriage license must be issued by Chatham County OR at least one person getting married must be a permanent resident of the State of Georgia if you have a license from another county. Signing Services cannot be booked more than two weeks in advance.

Couples who use the Simple Signing Service are eligible for a 30% discount on future officiating services.

Couples schedule their own Simple Signing Services using our officiant calendar. Fill out the form at the end of our Simple Signing Service page, and the calendar will be sent to you.


Pulaski Square Wedding, Fall 2016

Frequently Asked Questions &

Important Notes About My Packages

 

Scheduling, Partner Officiants & Our Team

I try to keep my availability up to date here, but it is not always 100% accurate as my schedule changes. Please contact me with your date, time and package option, and we’ll go from there. Your date and time will be locked in once you provide a retainer and sign your contract.

I also employ partner officiants to conduct Simple Signing Services and other ceremonies. If I am booked, they may be available!

Because we work with so many couples, I do employ an assistant, Shannon, to make sure everyone gets timely responses. She may get back to you on my behalf at times.


Booking & Payment

Once you let me know that you’d like to move forward, I will send you a new client email with an order form, contract, and invoice. A 50% retainer is required to book your ceremony. I accept every major credit card. Your balance is due the week of the ceremony and can be paid online or at the ceremony via cash or credit card. I do not accept checks. 


Discounts

I currently offer the following discounts.

  • 10% off Ceremony Only packages for couples who first book me for a Simple Signing Service and later hire me for a second ceremony.
  • 10% off Ceremony Only packages for active military members. I will honor the discount if you (1) are the bride or groom and contact me via an official military email address or (2) show me your active military ID before the ceremony.

Discounts cannot be combined.


Travel 

I charge an additional travel fee for ceremonies that take place on Tybee Island, St. Simon’s Island, Jekyll Island, or in Hinesville, Statesboro, or Beaufort County in South Carolina. Other locations in Chatham County do not require a travel fee. I will also travel out-of-state and other locations in Georgia. Contact me for customized travel estimates.

Travel Fees
Tybee Island Beaufort County Hinesville and Statesboro St. Simons or Jekyll Islands
$20 $30 $50 $60

Locations, Guests & The Savannah Cozy Chapel

I perform my ceremonies in the location of your choice. Clients are responsible for choosing their location and securing permits if required.

I have a guide to squares, parks, and other wedding and elopement locations in Savannah. The guide includes instructions on securing permits, if needed.

I also own the Savannah Cozy Chapel, an inside venue for very small, intimate weddings with limited seating. If you purchase any of my packages for your outside wedding, you are able to use the Chapel for free as a backup location for a couple-only ceremony in the case of inclement weather. You can also rent it for a low cost and host up to 20 guests.

There is no limit on guests for your ceremony unless you are purchasing a Ceremony Plus Photos package. Limits on guests for Ceremony Only packages are only constrained by the location or venue you choose.

If you are planning a large wedding and need planning assistance, I am happy to refer you to my favorite wedding planners and vendors.


Rehearsals & Other Add On Services

The All In Ceremony Package includes rehearsal attendance. If you purchase another package and would like me to attend a rehearsal, the fee is $75. I can also run the rehearsal if you’d like. I also write my ceremonies with stage directions so someone can play my part at a rehearsal if needed.

We also offer other add-on services, including an extra hour of photography ($300) for our Ceremony Plus Photo Packages, as well as a concierge service ($75) for all your elopement tasks such as arranging dinner reservations, making other appointments or placing orders. The extra hour and the concierge are included in the Intimate Destination Wedding Package.  


Marriage Paperwork

You must obtain a valid marriage license on your own prior to the ceremony. In Savannah, GA, this is relatively easy. At the ceremony, I will sign your marriage license. If you would like me to file the paperwork with the county on your behalf, I am happy to do so.

Filing your marriage license with the courthouse is free. However, their mail service can take 3-6 weeks for your certified copy. If you need your marriage certificate sooner and cannot file it yourself, you can elect to have me file it in person at the courthouse and then express ship the certified copy of your marriage certificate within one week for an additional fee of $35.


Spanish Wedding Ceremonies

I can conduct wedding ceremonies in Spanish. I am not 100% bilingual, but after schooling, I am proficient in reading and speaking the language and I can read with the correct pronunciations.

Here is what I offer/require for dual-language ceremonies.

  • I can have any ceremony piece professionally translated. That is included in the package price.
  • I do have a general rule that any ceremony piece I say in Spanish, I also say in English. It is not hard and fast except for the vows which are the legal part, but this makes me more comfortable.
  • As I am not 100% fluent, I keep all of my conversations with clients and family members in English outside the performance of the ceremony.
  • A dual language ceremony is not included as part of Tracy’s Choice Package or the Popup Elopement Package.

Same-Sex Marriage

I am an advocate for marriage equality and I am excited to help you honor your commitment.


Vow Renewals & Commitment Ceremonies

I also love doing vow renewals and commitment ceremonies! I’d be very happy to help you create a ceremony that reflects your relationship. All of my packages can be applied to a vow renewal or commitment ceremony.


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