Fees and Wedding Services
Your wedding ceremony is centerpiece of your wedding day. It’s the moment you make your commitment to each other and create the memories to last a lifetime. You know there is much more to choosing a wedding officiant than price. And I know that budget is an important part of your wedding planning. As your celebrant, I want to make sure you have the ceremony that is right for you.
I offer wedding ceremonies in 3 basic categories:
If these don’t fit what you’re looking for, let’s arrange a no-obligation meeting to discuss the possibilities.
- Help Writing Vows
- PA System for Your Ceremony
- Exclusive Service for Your Wedding Day
- Ceremony Writing
- Early Planning Consultation
Eloping?—Don’t let a small guest list determine the kind of ceremony you have. Your wedding ceremony is that wondrous moment when you declare your love for one another. Whether you have 2 witnesses or 200, your ceremony should be special. Read through the options below and see what matches your vision for your wedding day.
Full Celebrant Service
My Full Celebrant Service is a highly personalized, custom ceremony. Share your love story and get creative with readings and rituals that are meaningful to you. This is ceremony of choice if you’re a creative couple, if you’re looking to express yourselves through your wedding ceremony, if you want a ceremony with lots of opportunities to include family and friends, or if you’re an interfaith or multicultural couple looking for ways to balance traditions and make them your own.
We start with a meeting (in person or via Skype) to talk about your ceremony and questionnaires to help me write it.
Your ceremony is written just for you and can include your love story, multiple readings, rituals and elements of your choice, including different ways for your loved ones to participate. You determine what goes into you ceremony.
Once it’s written, I’ll email you your ceremony to review. This is your chance to make changes. Most ceremonies go through 2 or 3 drafts.
Full Celebrant Service also includes:
- Arranging the order of your processional
- Help with your vows
- Attending the rehearsal (if necessary)
- Cue sheets for your other ceremony vendors (photographer, coordinator, DJ. etc.)
- Coordinating with your other vendors (as needed) before your ceremony
The Full service fee is generally between $750 to $1200.
Simple & Sweet Wedding Ceremony
If you’re looking for a simple but still personal ceremony, this is the one for you. This ceremony includes brief opening remarks, vows, ring exchange, and one reading of your choice.
My Simple & Sweet ceremony is written based on a questionnaire. You’ll get to review the script to make changes.
The fee for this service is $500 in Hudson or Essex County, NJ $600+ in other areas (depending on location). *
*Fees apply through March 2018. For later ceremonies, prices will vary.Contact Cris
Need something in between Simple & Sweet and the Full Celebrant Service?—Do you want a short and sweet ceremony, but with a little something extra ? That can be arranged!
Quick I Do
Available before April 2018 in Essex and Hudson counties (and parts of Passaic and Bergen counties) only.
This is my most basic ceremony and is popular with couples who had commitment or civil union ceremonies already or are having a big wedding later and just want to get legally married first. This ceremony includes vows and ring vows, and a few words of introduction.
This service doesn’t include an in person meeting. I’ll ask you a few questions via email so I can tailor the ceremony for you and you’ll get one draft to review the script.
This ceremony is usually $350 in Jersey City. (Fees vary for ceremonies in other locations.)Contact Cris
Not sure which ceremony is right for you? Call me at 973-985-0798 and we’ll talk about it.
Additional Wedding-Related Services
Help Writing Vows
This service is for anyone who needs a little help writing vows. Perhaps you’re just having trouble organizing your thoughts, or maybe you just get stuck when you face the blank page.
PA System for Your Ceremony
A wireless PA system with multiple microphones is available for your wedding ceremony. Please provide 3-weeks notice if you plan on using it. $250 (Available with Full Celebrant Service or Simple & Sweet ceremonies only.)
Exclusive Service for Your Wedding Day
Need some flexibility in the start time for your ceremony? For an extra fee, I will reserve the day for you and not take other bookings. (Fees vary. Subject to availability.)
Have you already arranged for an officiant but want a personalized ceremony written for you? I can help. $400-$700. Fees vary depending on the complexity of the ceremony and the deadline. (Fee determined in our no-obligation consultation.)
Early Planning Consultation
Are you planning your wedding ceremony but don’t know where to start?
Let’s have an in-depth discussion of what you want for your ceremony including your processional, possible rituals, how to choose readings, ways to include friends and family, and other ceremony details including what to look for as you consider different ceremony sites. After our consultation, you’ll have an early outline of your ceremony. Fees are $99 for a phone or Skype consultation; $150 for an in-person meeting. (Consultations last about an hour and your fee will be deducted from future fees if you engage me for your wedding ceremony.)Let’s get started today; contact me now!