How do we get started?
Call, text, email, or fill in the form on the contact page. If I have that date free, we’ll set up a time to meet. If you are out of town, we can chat on the phone. This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other. At that point you can decide if I’m the officiant for you. If you choose to use my services I’ll send you a contract to sign explaining what you can expect. The signed contract and a $100 non-refundable deposit is all it takes to reserve the date on my calendar. I accept cash, checks, or payment thru PayPal. The balance is paid at the wedding before the ceremony or at the time of rehearsal if I have been hired to assist with this.
What is your experience?
I have been an officiant for 6 years with the experience of 350+ weddings of all sizes, each has been unique. Often times I am hired to attend, coordinate, and oversee the wedding rehearsal. I have been hired as a day-of coordinator. Until recently I was the owner of The Ruston Chapel near Point Defiance so I am well aware of what all goes into advanced planning the orchestrating the day of your wedding.
How much do you charge?
You can plan to pay between $250 and $450. Factors are the size of your wedding party, number of guests, and location of venue. No matter the size of wedding the fee includes meeting with you to talk about the type of ceremony you desire (religious, non-denominational, etc.), writing a custom ceremony that reflects the two of you, unlimted phone calls, texts, and emails.
If you are planning a destination wedding I ask for travel expenses and accommodations.
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Do you come to the rehearsal?
I am happy to attend and coordinate your rehearsal for an extra fee of $100. I will create an outline that begins with my entrance and ends with the recessional after the ceremony. We rehearse (normally takes an hour) until everyone is comfortable with their part in your ceremony. I highly suggest a rehearsal if you have more than 4 people in your wedding party, especially if small children are included as flower girls and ring bearers.
How long is a wedding on average?
Once everyone is in place and I can begin the ceremony you can plan 14 – 18 minutes. If we add extras like readings, songs, unity candles, etc. it may take a bit longer. I find if a ceremony lasts longer than 20 minutes your guests will become restless and fidgety.
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If you have any other questions please call/text me at 253-377-1368 or email me at jan@SimplySayIdo.com