Wedding Celebrant Fees

Wedding fees are based on a number of variables, as which will be discussed during the first meeting. Ceremony scripts are couple-centered to reflect the couple’s values, however, occasionally I need to do additional research if there’s a special interest or request. Furthermore, there is an additional charge for me to attend your rehearsal, however, I’m available to communicate with you via phone and email as frequently as you’d like. I arrive at your wedding site at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure any last minute questions or concerns you may have are answered and to coordinate with the other vendors.

The ceremony fee is $650 and a non¬refundable deposit of $300 is requested to hold your date. The balance of $350 is due two weeks prior to your wedding date, and there is an additional fee of $225 for me to attend your rehearsal if this service is requested. If your event planner or venue refers you to me, please let me know so I can let you know of my special fee.

Elopement Ceremony Fees: $200 – Washington DC and Maryland. Please contact me directly regarding elopement fees for Northern Virginia. Elopement ceremonies are available Monday – Thursday and Friday mornings (excluding holidays).

License Signing Fee: License signings are for couples who want a family member or friend to officiate their wedding ceremony, but that person isn’t licensed in Virginia; and, for couples who want to get legally married prior to their actual ceremony for whatever reason. I will arrange to meet you at a convenient time and sign your marriage license to insure you are legally married. The license signing requires me to ask each partner if they welcome the other as their legally wedding spouse. After each respond, “yes,” I will complete the license and mail it to the appropriate court. The fee ranges from $75 – $100 and includes travel.

You have the option of paying with Venmo, cash, personal check, or money order.

For information about civil wedding ceremonies conducted in Virginia, please refer to “Civil Marriage Ceremonies“.

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