Think of the Super Sweet Wedding Ceremony package as full-service ceremony coordination. Not only do I work with you to craft the words that will be spoken during your ceremony, I spend as much time as you need to help you envision and plan out all the logistics of it. Together we decide on the details like how the processional will unfold: where folks will gather, walk from, sit, and stand; what music will play for which parts of the ceremony; where you'll recess to to sign the marriage license. etc. I offer you suggestions and advice, but you get to make the ultimate decision, because this is *your* wedding (obvs)!
Super Sweet Ceremony Package Includes
Free initial consultation via video chat. I meet with both members of the couple by video chat before finalizing the deal. Chats usually last about 30 minutes. Meeting like this gives us an opportunity to decide if we're a good fit for your wedding.
Communication. You get unlimited communication (email, text, phone, video chat) throughout the entire process of planning your wedding.
Marriage license. I give you expert guidance on obtaining the marriage license to make sure your ceremony is legal!
Ceremony script. Completely customized Super Sweet Wedding Ceremony script. We do this in collaboration with each other. You both answer questions about your love story, relationship, and marriage, and then I write your ceremony using your responses.
Additional customization. You can add in readings, unity elements, and write your own vows. I offer a folder full of readings as well as a document full of unity ceremony ideas. I offer guidance on how to write meaningful, heartfelt personal vows that aren’t cliche.
One-hour pre-wedding meeting to plan logistics of ceremony. This is where we get into all the tiny details for example, what props you might need (like for a wine ceremony or the breaking of the glass, etc.), ideas for including people in your wedding, the grooms processional, when and from where everyone will process, where everyone will sit (including first rows), etc. I offer advice based on my experience and what I've seen work, but you get to decide how your ceremony will unfold. From this meeting we create a ceremony timeline.
Ceremony timeline. The timeline, approved by you, is shared with each member of your vendor team. So your photographer, planner, DJ, videographer, etc. each get their own customized timeline to help them know exactly how the ceremony will unfold.
Full-service ceremony coordination. I run the rehearsal for you at no extra charge. I'll make sure that everything we discussed at the pre-wedding meeting comes to life effortlessly and seamlessly. In collaboration with your wedding planner, I organize and facilitate the entire rehearsal. Not all officiants offer this service, so make sure to ask this question when meeting potential officiants.
Please read this post on how I prepare for your wedding.
Wedding day vendor team communication. I arrive an hour early on wedding day to reconnect with each of your wedding pros. We’ll go over cues and timing; conduct a mic check; and make any final adjustments necessary before the celebration begins.
Wedding ceremony officiating. On wedding day, I make sure everything we practiced at the rehearsal comes to life! I only officiate one ceremony a weekend so that I can focus my whole heart and all my love and attention on the two of you. I will never have to rush off to another wedding. I am there for you on your wedding weekend in body, mind and spirit.
Framed keepsake wedding certificate. I leave a custom framed keepsake (non-legal) wedding certificate in a lovely pewter-colored frame that you can hang in your home. It's a lovely reminder of the magic of the day!
File marriage license in accordance with state laws. As a notary public it is my responsibility and my duty to make sure your marriage is legal. I understand the laws and requirements of getting married in Maine and follow them to the letter. Whenever possible I hand deliver your marriage license back to the town otherwise I send it Express Mail so that I can track its delivery date.
I hope this gives you a good sense of what I offer. Please let me know if you have any questions or you're ready to schedule your free consultation.