I’ve been officiating weddings since 2011, and since that time I’ve been interviewed many times on many different blogs. It’s always such an honor to be asked to share my story and my approach to wedding ceremonies!
I thought it would be fun to round up all the interviews I’ve given and put them into one blog post. Hopefully, reading, listening and watching these will give you a better sense of who I am, how I work, my approach to weddings and what makes me special.Read More
Every so often I share with you a list of things I’m loving. I think it’s a fun way for you to get to know me better and see what my life is like.
I’m loving this super easy meal. If you want to impress your guests but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, use this recipe. It’s a serious crowd pleaser!
In 5 easy steps you could be working with Maria from A Sweet Start, one of Maine’s best wedding officiants! Wait, I’m writing this post, so I should say “You could be working with me!”
Step #1 The Inquiry Email
You might not know this, but the inquiry email is very important. You want your inquiry to stand out from all the other ones I receive. So, make it interesting and give me information about your wedding and your mate.
Step #2 The Meet-n-Greet
This is my favorite step because it’s when I get to meet you two! We’ll schedule a 30-minute video chat to get to know each other and see if we’re a good fit. You should look for an officiant you feel a warm connection with; someone who can earn your trust. Hopefully it’s me, but it might not be, and that’s totally ok!
Step #3 The Paperwork
This is when you read the service agreement carefully and then electronically sign it. Easy, peasy!
Step #4 Pay the Deposit
I require a non-refundable save-the-date deposit of 50% of the fee to officiate. The balance, including travel, parking, accommodations (if applicable) is due one month before the big day! You receive an electronic invoice and I accept all major credit cards.
Step #5 That’s It
We’re off to a sweet start! Woohoo!