Frequently Asked Questions

Can we involve children in the ceremony?

Of course! There are a variety of opportunities to incorporate children into the service.

Do you perform same sex weddings?

No, while  I am increasingly aware of a sense that the QUILTBAG movement itself, at some level, longs for a pastor. It is outside the principals and foundation of biblical teaching that the officiants follow to perform same-sex unions. 

How do we book you?

Simply contact us to check our availability for your date. Once you are ready to speak to an officiant, we will match you with someone on our team based on the information you’ve given, and send you a digital contract. We’ll hold your wedding date for 10 days while you have a chance to speak with the officiant and make a decision. To book your officiant, simply sign and return the provided contract and make a $100 deposit via paypal and you’re all set!

When is my final payment due?

 The remaining balance is due prior to the ceremony. The officiants will not perform the ceremony if final payment is not received. Final payment can be made in the form of paypal, cashiers check, or cash.

How much do you charge?

Our secular and nondenominational ceremony rates depend on the date and location of each wedding, and start at $150. Additional information on pricing and our services is available when speaking with our officiant. To gt an exact quote for your wedding, simply contact us to check our availability.

Do you charge separate travel fees?

 Within the state of Ohio all travel is included in our package price. If you are in a state surrounding Ohio a $50 travel fee will be assessed. Also, if you have selected a venue that does not offer free parking you are responsible for either validating or paying for your officiant’s parking. For destination weddings and wedding outside our service area, travel and overnight accommodations may also be required.

What if I have to change my start time or wedding date?

 While we try to be as flexible as possible in accommodating changes, we cannot guarantee our availability for a date or time change. Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to change your wedding date or time so we can try to find a solution for you. 

Will you come to our wedding rehearsal?

Yes, for an additional fee, provided one of our officiants is available. Ceremony rehearsals are considered an additional option from weddings because most couples don’t want (or need) our officiant at the rehearsal. At a wedding rehearsal you are simply practicing walking in and walking out, but not the ceremony itself. 

Do you allow pictures during the ceremony?

Yes, of course! We have heard that some ministers can be touchy about when and how pictures are taken during the ceremony, but all of our wedding officiants are happy to work with your other vendors. Your photographer and videographer can shoot whenever and however they would like. 

We’re already legally married (but no one knows). Can you still perform a ceremony?

Yes, we do this for a lot of couples each year, especially military couples. It is very illegal to perform a “fake wedding ceremony”, so we simply need to see a copy of your marriage license before you book us. No one will know the difference, unless you choose to tell them!

We want to get married but don’t want to do a big wedding, or just go to the courthouse. What are our options?

We have several options available depending on where you would like to be married, from in-home ceremonies to outdoor elopements. Please contact us and let us know you are interested in something simple, and we can help with a few ideas!

Do you stay for the reception?

 Each of our couples choose whether to invite their officiant and spouse/guest to the reception, it is certainly not required. If you would like to invite your officiant to the reception, please extend a formal invitation to them directly and they will let you know if it’s possible for them to stay.

I know we tip other vendors, but what about the officiant?

Gratuities are never expected, but are always appreciated.

All of this sounds great! How can we move forward with booking you for our wedding?

Please fill out the form on our contact page to check our availability for your wedding date, and we will get right back to you!

What if I have another question you haven’t answered here?

 That’s an easy one! Contact Us and we will be happy to answer any question you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!