Sweet + Simple Ceremony Package

Sweet + Simple Ceremony Package

Sweet + Simple Ceremony Package

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, can’t afford or don’t have the time to collaborate to craft a Super Sweet Wedding Ceremony.

For this ceremony package you will either work with Maria or Lindsay depending on availability.

Sweet + Simple Ceremony Package Includes

  • Free Consultation. Maria meets with both members of the couple by Zoom for an initial consultation. These chats, which last about 30 minutes, give us an opportunity to feel if A Sweet Start is a good fit for your ceremony.

  • Communication. You get unlimited communication throughout the entire process of planning your wedding.

  • Marriage License Consultation. We 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 Maria has written since she 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. This package has limited customization: you can add in readings and write your own vows or take out anything that doesn’t resonate with you. We offer a folder full of readings, should you need the inspiration.

  • Vows That Wow Workbook. You get a free copy of Maria’s proprietary Vows That Wow workbook to help you write meaningful, heartfelt personal vows that aren’t cliche.

  • Pre-Wedding Meeting. We meet one more time to plan all the logistics and choreography of the ceremony. This is where we get into all the tiny details from ways to include people in your wedding, the grooms processional, when and from where everyone will process, where everyone will sit (including first rows), etc. We offer advice based on our experience and what we’ve seen work, but you get to decide how your ceremony will unfold. From this meeting we create a comprehensive ceremony timeline which we share with your wedding planner.

  • Ceremony Timeline. The timeline, approved by you, is shared with each member of your vendor team. So your wedding photographer, wedding planner, DJ, videographer, etc. each get their own customized timeline to help them know exactly how the ceremony will unfold.

  • Full-Service Ceremony Coordination. We run the rehearsal for you at no extra charge. We’ll make sure that everything we discussed at the pre-wedding meeting comes to life effortlessly and seamlessly. We organize and facilitate the entire rehearsal and make it fun to boot. Not all officiants offer this service, so make sure to ask this question when meeting potential officiants.

  • Comprehensive Preparation. Please read this post on how we prepare for your wedding!

  • Wedding Vendor Team Communication. In addition to reaching out in advance of the wedding to introduce ourself to your team, we 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. We create a customized keepsake (non-legal) wedding certificate for you and your witnesses to sign after the ceremony. It’s a lovely reminder of the magic of the day!

  • File Marriage License. In accordance with state laws, we file the marriage license on your behalf. As notaries public it is our responsibility and duty to make sure your marriage is legal. We understand the laws and requirements of getting married in Maine and follow them to the letter. Whenever possible we hand deliver your marriage license back to the town otherwise we send it Priority Mail so that we can track its delivery date.

We hope this gives you a good sense of what we offer. Please let us know if you have any questions or you’re ready to schedule your free consultation.


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