The Sweet + Simple Wedding Ceremony package is for couples who want a really heartfelt, uncommon and joy-filled wedding ceremony, but either don’t want to, can’t afford or don’t have the time to collaborate to craft a Super Sweet Wedding Ceremony.
Sweet + Simple 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) 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. You choose one of three beautiful, unique pre-written ceremonies. These ceremonies are the best of all the ceremonies I’ve written since I started officiating weddings in 2011. They’re the best parts of the ceremonies and they are meaningful, honest, loving and creative. You will love them!
Customization. You can add in readings and write your own vows. I offer a folder full of readings. I offer guidance on how to write meaningful, heartfelt personal vows that aren’t cliche.
Pre-wedding meeting to plan logistics of ceremony. This is where we get into all the tiny details for example, 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.
Keepsake wedding certificate. I leave a custom keepsake (non-legal) wedding certificate. 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.