It's so very hard to save money when planning a wedding. Where can you cut costs to give a little bit of extra budget to another category? One of the last things couples think about is honorarium, or investment in a Reverend or Justice of the Peace to marry them.
Often, it's the last thing on the list for couples who attend a particular church regularly, because they've already had to go through pre-marital counseling, or announce Banns in the church newsletter a specific amount of weeks prior to the ceremony. Scheduling your pastor is as easy as meeting in the office prior to your counseling.
However, if you're not getting married in a church, very often your church pastor (if you have one,) won't follow you there. Your denomination might have regulations against them celebrating the covenant of marriage outside of the church walls. They may even require convalidation, a secondary ceremony inside the church during their office hours, for the church to recognize your marriage.
This can quickly put couples off from attending certain churches, or put them off their ideal dream ceremony venue.
I myself have no qualms of marrying inside or outside the church walls. As I service all those who wish to be married, religious or not, my "office" is wherever you wish it to be. If you require me to work with your current parish clergy or celebrant, I am happy to do so, and lend good recommendations for a convalidational testimony. If you would like to be married in your church, but as an inter-faith ceremony with the presiding celebrant, I am able and willing.
You may not be religious at all, and wish to celebrate your marriage with a ceremony that speaks of your love, wherever you'd like it to be. Specializing in custom ceremonies is what I do best, as my couples' testimony and reviews show.
Investment or honorarium for a Reverend without a "home church," or a Justice of the Peace can range in pricing, and quality - from $100 to $1000, the terrible to the extraordinary. You'll want to be sure that you are receiving the best quality services for your investment. What may seem like an expensive venture for "only 20-30 minutes of service," is actually much, much more. Between your consultation (in person, phone, or video chat,) e-mails, ceremony planning and writing, travel, rehearsal and ceremony time, and pastoral care, I will always be there for you.
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