Service Levels

        Many times the difference between a good wedding and a great wedding is whether or not the ceremony reflects exactly what you want to convey to your guests and family on YOUR special day. Unfortunately, many people only ask "How much do you charge?"  At Your Charleston Wedding Officiant, I believe there is a big difference between price and cost.  If your ceremony does not go well, the cost is an irretrievably lost opportunity for a wonderful lifetime memory.  As in most of life, quality may cost a little more.  

        I offer three levels of service to fit almost any budget. They are the Basic, Standard and Full Service. At each level, I will fully customize your ceremony, tailored completely to who you are and what you want to say on your wedding day.  I will perform your wedding in almost any location in the greater Charleston area and I do NOT charge a mileage fee to drive to a location.  The primary difference between the service levels is whether or not you need me to conduct your rehearsal and the level of personalization of the ceremony.


        This 15 to 25 minute ceremony is for those who are not planning a large wedding.  This beautiful ceremony is fully customized and crafted to include all of the same elements of a larger ceremony, and still emphasizes the romanticism and beauty of the ceremony.  If it is just going to be the bride and groom or perhaps just a handful of relatives and friends, this would be the service level for you. 

        There is no rehearsal ahead of time.  I will visit on the phone or in person and discuss the basics of the ceremony, prepare a draft of it and email it to you to make sure it's exactly what you want.  Then I will meet at your wedding location, get everyone standing in the right spot, and officiate the wedding.  Of course, all the basic elements of the ceremony are there, including, if you wish, Dad to walk you down the aisle.

        This service is designed to be a small, wonderful ceremony with a few friends and family in any location you choose. 


        If you desire my services at your rehearsal, this would be the choice for you. 

        I will visit with you by phone or in person at the time you reserve my services to discuss what you wish included in your ceremony.  I will provide a tailored ceremony which may include such extras as the Unity Candle, the Blending of the Sands or even a ritual newly created with and for you.  I will continue to work with you by phone and e-mail to ensure the ceremony reflects exactly what you wish to convey to your family and friends on your day.

        I will utilize your bridesmaids and groomsmen information to organize and conduct your rehearsal.  If you have a wedding consultant, I will work with your he or she to coordinate my service with your DJ and photographer.  This service level will provide you with a coordinated rehearsal and a beautiful, personalized, stress-free ceremony.  



        If you are having a large wedding in a very special setting and you desire a very personalized ceremony, this would be the service level for you. 

        I will work with you on a customized, personalized and tailored ceremony that will share with your friends and family the uniqueness of your relationship.  Even if you are from out of the Charleston area, I will spend time in discussion with you and your fiancé to ensure a wedding that presents the uniqueness of your relationship.  I will send you the highly personalized ceremony ahead of time and then work with you to make sure it is exactly what you wish to convey.  This type ceremony almost always includes such extras as the Unity Candle, the Blending of the Sands, the Breaking the Glass, the Handfasting Ceremony or a ritual newly created for you.   I will be happy to work with you to find readings if you decide to include them in your ceremony. 

        If desired, this service level also includes one ninety (90) minute marriage coaching session.  This is an optional service and can be accomplished via telephone if travel arrangements preclude a face to face visit.  Self-study materials can also be provided upon request. 

        After we have agreed on the final ceremony, I will work with you to confirm the details such as lineup, music, and the people who may be reading scripture and or other readings.  I will also conduct the rehearsal.  If you have your own consultant, I will work with your she or he, the DJ and the photographer to ensure a seamless and stress-free ceremony with wonderful photo opportunities.  As a result, your wedding ceremony will be exactly what you want to share with your family and friends on your day.  My preparation for this type service usually takes 8 to 10 hours of work.