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Services, Packages and Fees

I specialize in non-denominational personalized ceremonies that are spiritual and heartfelt, but not specifically religious. Personalization involves writing the ceremony based on a two hour meeting with the couple. During that meeting, the couple can choose from a wide variety of words and readings I provide, or ask me to weave in their own ideas and expressions.

The cost of personalized ceremonies reflects the time involved in both meeting with the couple and preparing the more personalized writings.

I also perform "pre-written" ceremonies. In these ceremonies, I combine words I have already written in a way that matches you as a couple based on what I learn in a scheduled telephone conversation. These ceremonies are lovely, and the feedback I get is that they have a very personal and intimate feel to them. Because they do not include special elements such as unity candles or family ceremonies, and they do not require extra meeting time or writing, they are less expensive.

Lastly, I provide the equivalent of a civil ceremony, which is a shorter, pre-written ceremony delivered in my office for the couple and up to 5 guests.

These options allow you to select a ceremony package that matches your hopes while meeting your budget.

Note: It is my practice to schedule a no obligation phone conversation with couples before initiating a contract. This allows you to ask any questions you may have, get a sense of how we can creatively address your needs, and allows each of us to determine if I am the best fit for your wedding ceremony. Following that call, a signed contract will reserve your ceremony and rehearsal date/time and allow me to begin work creating your ceremony. A non-refundable booking charge of 50% of the total fee will be due upon signing of the contract.

Packages


* These packages are available at the listed prices for weddings in my service areas of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and portions of Cecil County. It is possible for me to provide these services outside of those areas, however additional fees for mileage and travel time are required. Please inquire if you are interested in one of these packages in other nearby Maryland counties.


Package Details including Fees

Civil Ceremony or Elopement in my Office in Cockeysville: $175


  • My office has a warm, livingroom feeling that allows for a relaxed wedding in a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Ceremonies in my office are scheduled based on my availability. Please call and we can discuss a mutually agreeable time and date for your ceremony.
  • You will need a valid Baltimore County Marriage License, which you can obtain from the Towson Courthouse. You will need to plan ahead, as there is a two day waiting period in Maryland between the date/time of issue of the license and when your marriage can be performed. See the License page for more information.
  • You may have up to 5 guests in attendance.
  • Please bring a camera. I am happy to take photos for you following the ceremony.
  • I will perform a pre-written ceremony, including touching words that make this ceremony more memorable and more meaningful than a courthouse wedding.
  • Your marriage license documentation will be signed and mailed in a timely manner.
  • Payment for these ceremonies is due in cash along with your license prior the ceremony.

* A civil ceremony is available in English or Spanish or a combination of both.


Pre-written Ceremony at Your Venue Without a Rehearsal: $300
Pre-written Ceremony at Your Venue Including a Rehearsal: $420

  • My pre-written ceremonies are heartfelt and beautiful. They offer a feel which is similar to personalized ceremonies at a lower cost.
  • Includes a 30-60 minute telephone conversation to understand you as a couple and to gather the information I need to select the words for your ceremony.
  • The rehearsal package includes preparation of a draft outline of your rehearsal for review by email prior to the rehearsal. Some couples use this document to guide the design of their program. If you would like to do that, let me know and I will prepare the outline early enough for you to use it for that purpose.
  • For the non-rehearsal package, you may contract with me to create a Rehearsal Outline so you can more easily conduct your own rehearsal. The added fee for this services is $30.
  • With the rehearsal package, I will attend and conduct your wedding rehearsal. I usually recommend rehearsals for weddings with bridal parties of more than 4 people plus the couple, particularly if it includes children.
  • I will present the wedding ceremony at your venue, arriving 30-45 minutes prior to the ceremony to meet your family, bridal party, vendors and provide any final instructions.
  • Your marriage license documentation will be signed and mailed in a timely manner.
  • Includes phone and email conversations as needed.
  • Requires a signed contract with a 50% non-refundable booking fee payment within two weeks of our initial call. The booking fee holds your date/time on my schedule. I will mail you the contract following our call and payments may be made by check, cash or through Paypal on my website.
  • Final payment may be made by cash or check and presented to me with your license at the rehearsal or prior to the ceremony on your wedding day.

* A pre-written ceremony is available in English or Spanish or a combination of both. While I read Spanish well and understand some, I do not speak it fluently. If Spanish is required to conduct the rehearsal, I will need someone to interpret.


Personalized Ceremony at Your Venue Without a Rehearsal: $500
Personalized Ceremony at Your Venue Including a Rehearsal: $620

  • Includes a one to two hour meeting to discuss your ceremony, select readings, and design other ceremony elements. At the end of this meeting, most couples feel comfortable that they can relax and cross the ceremony off of their planning list. You will have made all of the decisions and I will take care of the rest. These meetings generally occur in-person but can be done remotely if the couple is from out-of-town.
  • I will create a heartfelt, personalized ceremony including the words and ideas you have selected or shared.
  • The rehearsal package includes preparation of a draft outline of your rehearsal for review by email prior to the rehearsal. Some couples use this document to guide the design of their program. If you would like to do that, let me know and I will prepare the outline early enough for you to use it for that purpose.
  • For the non-rehearsal package, you may contract with me to create a Rehearsal Outline so you can more easily conduct your own rehearsal. The added fee for this services is $30.
  • With the rehearsal package, I will attend and conduct your wedding rehearsal. I usually recommend rehearsals for weddings with bridal parties of more than 4 people plus the couple, particularly if it includes children.
  • I will present the wedding ceremony at your venue, arriving 45-60 minutes prior to the ceremony to meet your family, bridal party, vendors and provide any final instructions.
  • Your marriage license documentation will be signed and mailed in a timely manner.
  • You will receive a keepsake copy of your ceremony on your wedding day.
  • Includes phone and email conversations as needed.
  • Requires a signed contract with a 50% non-refundable booking fee payment. The booking fee holds your date/time on my schedule. We will complete the contract and you can make payment during our planning meeting or I can mail you a contract before our meeting. Payments may be made by check, cash or through Paypal on my website.
  • Final payment may be made by cash or check and presented to me with your license at the rehearsal or prior to the ceremony on your wedding day.




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Non-denominational , inter-faith, secular and civil wedding and commitment ceremonies in the state of Maryland (MD), including Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County , parts of Cecil and Carroll counties.

Towns served include Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Dundalk, Essex, Garrison, Hampton, Kingsville, Lochearn, Lutherville, Mays Chapel, Middle River, Milford Mill, Overlea, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville ,Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Timonium, Towson , White Marsh, Woodlawn, Baldwin, Brooklandville, Butler, Fork, Glen Arm, Glencoe, Glyndon, Halethorpe, Hereford, Hunt Valley, Hydes, Jacksonville, Long Green, Maryland Line, Monkton, Nottingham, Parkton, Phoenix, Ruxton, Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stevenson, Upperco, White Hall, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Darlington, Fallston, Jarrettsville, Joppatown, Perryman, Pylesville, Riverside, Abingdon, Cardiff, Churchville, Forest Hill, Hickory, Joppa, Madonna, Norrisville, North East.

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