This may not be the first officiant service site you’ve visited today; I value your time and want to show you my pricing up front so you can plan your wedding without having to call for a quote. A deposit is required to hold a date and time for your ceremony.
- With Rehearsal Attendance:
$300 Choose Your Own Adventure Ceremony with Rehearsal
$150-200 Simple Wedding Ceremony with Rehearsal
- Without Rehearsal Attendance:
$300 Personalized Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
$200 Choose Your Own Adventure Ceremony
$100-200 Simple Wedding Ceremony
- .60 per mile for travel over 50 miles
Payments are accepted via PayPal, Cash, or Credit Cards, including AmEx.
Your personalized Wedding Ceremony
Your love is unique and your ceremony will be unlike any before or after it. When you choose a personalized wedding ceremony, the focus is on your love for one another. We take great care and time in crafting an exclusive ceremony that you will be happy with. Our standard fee for producing and officiating your personalized ceremony is $300.
Most of the cost goes towards the time and effort involved in creating a personalized ceremony for you. We find great joy in listening to what you want and in offering suggestions that will work with your ideas. We create a one of a kind ceremony for every client from the information they provide us. The time required to do so far exceeds the length of the ceremony itself. The rest of the costs are for our professional services as officiants at the venue. When your Big Day arrives, you won’t get a dry reading of verses from a book; we perform the ceremony with words filled with emotion, warmth, humor, and love.
One of the ways we create amazing ceremonies is by getting to know you. At the beginning of each month we send one question to you and your fiance. These are tell me questions – tell me about a time you felt most proud of your fiance, tell me about a time your fiance made you feel most loved. These monthly questions serve two purposes: they give us a monthly point of contact and they help us to know you so we can write an amazing service for your big day.
If a rehearsal is requested, there is an additional amount of $50. The need for a rehearsal will depend on the complexity of the ceremony and the size of the wedding party. We may make recommendations, but the final decision as to whether or not you think a rehearsal is needed is yours.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required upon booking in order to secure the date and time for your ceremony. We advise that couples book as early as possible as dates can fill quickly. The balance is payable before or on the day of the ceremony.
Choose Your Own Adventure Ceremony
This is a new and exciting option we are offering to couples. With our combined experience, Cynthia and Kenna have put together ceremony verbiage choices that you can pick and choose from to create your unique ceremony. You are welcome to add your own wording into the ceremony. We are excited to offer this as a way for couples to create an intimate and unique ceremony that is more budget friendly than the Personalized Wedding Ceremony.
Simple Wedding Service
Many couples are looking for a nonreligious wedding ceremony without any fuss, or plan on having their own wedding celebration later and want to get married ahead of time. If you are looking for more warmth than a trip to the courthouse offers, then my Simple Wedding Ceremony may be for you. The service is short and meets all the legal requirements of North Carolina to join you in marriage. We use one standard ceremony and you are free to read your own vows to each other if you wish. Close family and friends are welcome to accompany you. Please contact us for an available date and time. Weekends are generally reserved for weddings, but if a weekend date is absolutely necessary, please contact us and we can arrange a time that works.
You may apply for and receive your marriage license on the same day. In many cases, Cynthia or Kenna may be available to perform your Simple Wedding Service the same day you obtain your marriage license.
The cost for a Simple Wedding Ceremony is between $100 and $200. If you are requesting a Simple Wedding Service, your payment is due is required upon booking in order to secure the date and time for your ceremony.
For venues over 50 miles from our location, travel expenses for the full distance traveled, to and from the venue, including travel for rehearsals, will be included. This distance covers almost all of Wake County.
If you choose to have your Simple Wedding Ceremony officiated at a park near our location, no travel fees are necessary.
Our current mileage rate for travel is $0.60/mile plus tolls and lodging if needed. Google maps is used to determine the mileage and tolls required for travel to your venue. A deposit of 50% of the travel and lodging fees will be required at the time of booking. The remaining amount is due on or before the ceremony date. Please call us today to discuss your needs at 415.786.8811 for Cynthia and 919.608.3152 for Kenna.
Can we get married at your location?
Unfortunately we don’t have a venue at our location and cannot host ceremonies. We can, however, recommend many venues around the area that will fit with various budgets.
Is my deposit refundable if my circumstances change?
In the event of the couple cancelling the wedding for whatever reason, the booking fee is non-refundable. It is considered as liquidated damages to the Officiant. If the cancellation occurs before the Officiant travels to the venue, any travel/lodging deposits paid will be returned unless the Officiant is unable to be reimbursed for previously paid lodging. If lodging is refunded to the Officiant, the Officiant will refund the travel/lodging deposit to the couple in the form of a cashier’s check within 10 days of the cancellation. Cancellation due to natural disaster will be considered and we will reschedule with the couple.
Is there a Limit of Liability?
If Cynthia or Kenna is too ill, becomes injured, or cannot supply the wedding services specified in your contract, they will try to book a replacement Humanist Celebrant or other Wedding Officiant. If no Officiant is available, then the liability is limited to a refund of any payments received. We have a plan in place with other officiants, and while we have never needed to call on them, it’s good to know they are there.
Will the fees be listed in our contract?
Yes, fees will be clearly indicated in our contract.
Would you ever write wedding ceremonies for other officiants to perform?
Yes, we would. If both Cynthia and Kenna are already booked for the date you have scheduled for your wedding or if you are an officiant unfamiliar with the structure of wording a Humanist wedding ceremony, but have a client looking for one, we ask a fee of $250 to write a custom secular ceremony. If you are looking to have a family member or friend officiate your wedding and they need help creating your ceremony, please contact us. We are honored to help. Please contact us to find out what information I require in order to write a ceremony for you.
My cousin wants to get ordained online and officiate our ceremony, but we aren't 100% comfortable with him signing the marriage license. Can you help?
Yes, we can. There are a couple of options available here. For either of these options, we charge a $50 (plus any mileage) fee.
- Your cousin can officiate your wedding and Cynthia or Kenna will attend your wedding and sign the marriage license afterwards. As long as we hear your intent to live as a married couple, North Carolina will accept your marriage license with our signatures. We will submit all the legal documents to the Register of Deeds and send a digital copy to you.
- We can meet with you before your wedding or even that day and will ask you for your intent to live as a married couple, North Carolina will accept your marriage license with our signatures. Your cousin can officiate your wedding and we will submit all the legal documents to the Register of Deeds and send a digital copy to you.
Do you do Emergency or Last Minute wedding ceremonies?
Life happens and while we have provisions for backup if anything were to prevent us from performing our duties as an officiant, not every officiant does. We are happy to take over for another officiant if they are unable to honor their commitment to you. Please contact us to help with your emergency situation. We will work together to create a beautiful ceremony. Our costs would apply, and most likely be a Choose Your Own Adventure Wedding Ceremony or Simple Wedding Ceremony, depending on time restrictions.