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SO, WHAT IS ALL OF THIS ‘WONDERFUL’ GOING TO COST?
Fair and great question with full and up-front disclosure. You won’t find that anywhere else. There is almost always a ‘but’ or ‘except’. It is my hope that price is not the only criteria you are using to make a choice. But fee questions are important and since I have only worked about a dozen weddings where ‘price was no object’, lets discuss! Budgets are important and with my package pricing examples, once you have chosen that package there will be no surprises. You will know what is included, and no ‘surprise’ extra fees!
I do prefer to quote for each wedding, but these package samples will provide you with that initial information.
Not everyone’s needs are the same, and I have included a few sample offerings to give you some idea of what is available and the associated fees. Although I do not charge mileage, a wedding in the hills of Tennessee is going to be a bit more than one here in lower Michigan. The packages shown are what is available within 2 hours of Frankenmuth, Michigan. Locations further than this that include a separate-day event (like a rehearsal), will likely also require a hotel room too. Again, please request a quote!
Which ceremony choice is best for you? What is most appropriate too for the size and complexity of the event you are planning? I want you to have exactly what is right for your wedding, so my ceremony offerings come with different features and levels of support.
$90 – $145
MARRIAGE LICENSE SIGNING
PRICING IS LOCATION DEPENDENT
7-days a week/based on availability “I just want to be married” – no ceremony
Courthouse can’t get to you today – this week? Can’t set an appointment or want to mess with the judge? This basic and legal choice has become very popular. I will meet you at an agreed-upon location in central Genesee County, at the date and time requested. This is a wonderful alternative to going to the courthouse and waiting all day to get married. Works well for couples who want to be legal and/or may also be planning a larger event at another date/time. You apply for the license and bring it to me the day of. I will legalize and then file as I am legally required to do.
Genesee and Saginaw Co. I do offer Ann Arbor, Howell/Hartland, Clarkston/Auburn Hills, Bay City/Midland – they are slightly higher. Mon-Thurs – based on availability. Fri-Sun – limited availability, but if you need weekends and your time is flexible we can fit you in – even last minute!
$275 – 375
BASIC PLUS CEREMONY
I offer an in-depth phone interview to determine all your requirements, and also the ‘theme’ of the ceremony (religious, non-religious, or other). Basic choices for vows and readings too! I will provide the location in select towns, or you can choose your favorite spot. Dependent on time/location is how many guests you may have in attendance. For locations I provide with my fee, the limit is generally 6-10 guests to avoid extra permits and permissions. Please inquire about your location – limit of 10 guests/$275. Limit of 25 guests/$375 with more available choices. The fee is also based on time, day and location too. $375 also includes a same-day ‘pre-instructional’ before the wedding. Ceremony length averages 10-12 minutes. Can you say Frankenmuth?! Available in many Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Genesee, Livingston, and Washtenaw county locations. Quotes available.
BAPTISMS – BLESSINGS – BABY DEDICATIONS
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE
MY STANDARD/CUSTOM AWARD-WINNING PACKAGE
INCLUDES CATHOLIC AND CATHOLIC-THEMED OPTIONS
2022-2023 – SUNDAY-THURSDAY
2022 – FRIDAY/SATURDAY AND HOLIDAY WEEKENDS
2023 – FRIDAY/SATURDAY AND HOLIDAY WEEKENDS
High-service option. Catholic services too!
Chosen by more than 90% of our couples – year-to-year – our most popular package!
A ceremony so meticulously crafted to provide an experience like no other. Actually, this level of quality and service is not available with anyone else in Michigan. With your assistance, I will start with that perfect planning session of about 2+ hours. The result?? This will help us to create the perfect ceremony that tells about your love….your relationship….and your commitment to each other! I reserve your entire wedding day – no other ceremonies are performed, so that I’m available to make sure that you are the focus, and the only focus of that day! Yes, this comes with everything the Personalized Package does, but with me doing all the heavy lifting on the ceremony! A more intense planning session, and as much time as desired for your rehearsal (as directed by your venue too). Did you hire a wedding planner or day-of coordinator? Always suggested, but we provide a ‘wedding planner’ level of ideas and support for your ceremony. I will work with your bridal party, and you the couple, to make sure the processional and recessional releases are timed, and so much more. And just as important, my award-winning performance that your guests will be talking about all evening! The perfect package for the perfect wedding! Lets discuss specifics so I can quit typing now!
* PRICING ON THIS SECTION ARE FOR SAMPLE PACKAGES SHOWN, AND THAT OFFER OUR MOST-REQUESTED SERVICES. PLEASE CALL US WITH YOUR NEEDS AND IDEAS. WE ARE DELIGHTED TO PROVIDE A BINDING QUOTE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC WEDDING CEREMONY NEEDS. PRICING FOR SOME PACKAGES ARE BASED ON DAY/DATE/TIME, AND LIMITED LOCATIONS. SOME WEDDING LOCATIONS/NEEDS WILL REQUIRE OVERNIGHT STAYS FOR REHEARSAL AND/OR CEREMONY, AND MAY BE IN ADDITION TO CEREMONY PACKAGE PRICING. PACKAGE AND SERVICE-FEE PRICING, AS WELL AS PACKAGE CONTENT/OPTIONS/FEATURES, AND EXTRA ASSISTANCE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT WRITTEN NOTICE OR CHANGE TO THIS WEBSITE. PRICING IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL A WEDDING IS UNDER CONTRACT. THANK YOU!
Yes, a couple of packages may seem a bit pricey. More so when compared to someone who cannot begin to provide the service, support, quality, or performance that I provide. And considering you likely could have someone embarrass you that you hired as cheaply as possible – or even not show up, is it worth it? Most of my services when compared fully with others ‘options’ to make an apples-to-apples comparison, with competent ministers – rarely am I more than $100 more than somewhat similar services. Michigan’s average for wedding services is $650-$850, with quality services running $1200-$2500. But not with my quality and level of support. In comparison – and a few major cities the size of Detroit, with ministers/officiants who are/have similar qualifications and performance, charge $1100-1800 for something close to my best service. I believe – and I hope you know, that when the ceremony is the most important feature of your wedding day, this is a true bargain – just check my reviews on ‘WeddingWire’.
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