Frequently Asked Questions

Is premarital counseling required? No, premarital counseling is not required.
Can we write our own vows? Yes!  
What authority do you have to perform legal ceremonies? I am an ordained wedding minister and have full legal authority to perform your wedding ceremony. 
Are there any restrictions on what you will and will not allow in a ceremony? No restrictions!
Will you conduct the ceremony outside of a house of worship? If so, does that change any of the restrictions? Because I am a non-denominational officiant, I perform ceremonies everywhere! There are no restrictions.
How long does a typical ceremony? The length of the ceremony is up to you, but they typically they last about 20 minutes.
Is there a fee, honorarium, or requested donation? Is a deposit required? There is a fee for officiating a wedding ceremony. You can learn more about my services and fees by contacting me.   A $100 retainer is requested to reserve the date and time. The balance is due anytime prior to the start of the ceremony.
Will you be doing other weddings that day? What happens if you’re running late or can’t make it? I only book one wedding per day.  I always plan to arrive 45 mins early to your ceremony which allows plenty of time for any surprises.
Will you lead a rehearsal? In most cases, your wedding or site coordinator will lead the rehearsal.  For couples that want me to attend, an additional fee will apply.
How many times would you like to meet with us before the wedding? We can meet as many times as you would like before the ceremony.  We can go over details, have a cup of coffee, or answer any questions.
Will you be able to legally officiate at our wedding location? I am legally authorized to officiate wedding ceremonies in Idaho. If you live in another state I may have to register as an officiant.
We are an interfaith couple. Does this pose any problems? I perform ceremonies for all couples. Whether you are religious, spiritual, interfaith, or no faith, I officiate ceremonies for everyone.
Can you provide references? Absolutely!
When do you sign the marriage license? At the ceremony or beforehand? I arrive early to your ceremony to go over last-minute details and also complete and sign the marriage license. This allows you to celebrate at the conclusion of your ceremony with no interruption for signing documents.
We have children. Can we make them feel part of the ceremony? There are many ways to include children in your ceremony besides being a ring bearer or flower girl. We can add family vows or include them in the blending of sand.  The possibilities are endless!
One of us is divorced. Does this pose any problems? No problem at all! I am happy to officiate your ceremony.
Is it acceptable to include a pet in the ceremony? As long as you don’t want to legally marry a pet, I am happy to include them.
I want to marry my partner.  Do you perform same sex weddings? Absolutely!  Love is Love.
I’m pregnant. Are you still willing to marry us? Yes! And congratulations!

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