Your commitment ceremony and/or civil ceremony: Celebrate your intentions and love based on your personal values, beliefs, and what makes your heart sing!
Celebrants officiate at personalized civil-secular, nondenominational, religious, spiritual and multicultural wedding, and commitment ceremonies. I will help you create a ceremony that reflects the beliefs beliefs and traditions you find important.
I’m here to serve as your guide and facilitator in the process of creating a unique commitment or civil ceremony which will include elements that are most meaningful to you: Your unique personal love story, music you love, colors and symbols that have meaning for you, vows, readings and unique rituals that reflect your cultural, religious and/or spiritual heritage.
A few questions to think about: What do you and your partner/fiance value that you want your commitment/civil ceremony to reflect? What do you want your guests to know about you? What do you want them to experience? What do YOU most want to experience on this day?
~ Intitial phone conversation: Give me a call and tell me what your vision is for your ceremony. If you’re not 100% clear or even have no idea, no problem! This is where I can easily help you. At this time I can also quote you a fee or fee range.
~Meeting: I prefer to meet with any local couples face to face for 60-90 minutes. This way you can get a feel for me and how I work and I can become better acquainted with you. I’ll ask your a bunch of questions and show you some samples of elements from previous ceremonies. At this point we can decide to work together or you can think it over. If you don’t live locally, no problem! We can talk by phone or over Skype.
~Agreement: Once we decide it’s a good fit to have me officiate at your commitment/civil ceremony, I’ll email you a questionnaire for you and your partner/fiance to fill out and email back to me. This will help me create your ceremony outline, including your personal love story.
~Ceremony outline draft review: I’ll put together a complete commitment/civil ceremony outline, complete with suggestions for music, readings, unity rituals, symbolism, vows, etc., all based on what you told me you wanted when we met, and on your responses on the questionnaire. You can change, edit, delete anything you wish.
~Ceremony outline final review: I’ll edit the ceremony outline until you approve every word and love it.
~Rehearsal: If you choose to have a rehearsal I’ll be there to go through a run-through for your Commitment/Civil Ceremony Day.
~Commitment/Civil Ceremony Day: I’ll arrive 30 minutes in advance of your ceremony so we can take care of any details. If your ceremony warrants it, I’ll have music cue sheet printed for the musicians/D.J.
~Keepsake Ceremony Gift: 1-2 weeks after your ceremony I’ll mail you your “keepsake ceremony”, which will be your commitment/civil ceremony printed on heavy paper in a pretty folder or binder.
The Celebrant motto is: Your Choice, Your Voice, Your Ceremony. Let’s have fun