Silver Ceremony Short Notice or Brief 5-15 minutes
This is an intimate, simple ceremony where you exchange wedding vows and rings in the presence of a small gathering of family and friends. Preparation for this ceremony includes a telephone consultation and a brief pre-ceremony meeting on the day of the event.
Gold Ceremony 20-30 minutes
This ceremony option offers a telephone consultation and a 1-hour face to face get-to-know-you meeting where I will ask you to share with me everything you envision for your special day.
During this initial meeting, we will discuss the basics of what you want included in your ceremony. Based on our conversation, I will send you a booklet of options for vows, exchange of rings, and any other elements that you want in your ceremony such as the Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, or participation by family and guests.
After reviewing the booklet of options, you will email me your selections and from there I will design the ceremony of your dreams. Follow up conversations and emails will ensure that everything you requested has been included and that every aspect of the ceremony reflects who you are as a couple and what you want to say to each other.
If you want a truly personalized and inspiring ceremony that you and your guests will remember for years to come, together we can write "YOUR LOVE STORY" and, during your ceremony I will share with your guests vignettes of how you met, fell in love, and what you desire for your lives together. It will be YOUR love story that will make the ceremony unforgettable and uniquely yours!
Prior to the wedding you will receive the final version of your ceremony. You may share with anyone connected with your wedding; e.g., your videographer, photographer, and musician to make sure that everyone is comfortable with the flow of the ceremony. I want you to be able to relax and truly enjoy one of the happiest days of your life.
All fees will be discussed at the time of our initial phone meeting.
(Quoted fees include travel if the wedding venue is 50 miles
or less round trip from Matteson, IL.
Parking fees, tolls,
and mileage above the
50 mile limit are additional.
Please inquire about the current mileage rate.)
Other Celebrant Ceremonies and Services
I am pleased to announce that, in addition to the weddings I have loved performing for almost 25 years, I am expanding my services to include ceremonies for many other life transitions.
What is a Life Celebrant?
Someone who is trained to compose and officiate the highest quality personalized ceremonies for couples,
individuals and organizations.
As a Wedding Officiant and Life Celebrant, I collaborate with my clients to create and perform personalized ceremonies that honor their beliefs, world view, personality and understanding of life.
Ceremonies, rituals, and celebrations of the important occasions in our lives are a major part of what makes us human, whether they are at the start of life, somewhere in the middle, or at the end. We need rituals at many times in our lives, whether for healing or transformation, celebration or mourning.
These are some of the life transitions that I can help you celebrate or acknowledge:
- Baby Naming & Welcoming
- Coming of Age Ceremonies
- House Blessings
- Pregnancy/Mother Blessing
- Renewal of Vows & Anniversaries
- New Job/New Business
- Divorce Ceremony
- Losses & Transitions
- Ceremony at the Time of Death
- Retirement and Relocation
These are the services I provide for my clients:
- A no-obligation interview to discuss my client’s vision of the ceremony
- Listening and taking notes as I learn my client’s personal story
- Consulting with my client until the ceremony is just right
- Providing a beautiful keepsake copy of the ceremony
For a free consultation, email me at: Marsha@WeddingsThatInspire.com; or call me at the numbers listed below.
For reviews, pictures, and videos of ceremonies I have performed, please go to www.WeddingWire.com, type Weddings That Inspire in the “Find Vendor” box and then click on “Reviews.”
I look forward to serving you!