L et’s be honest – planning the wedding of your dreams can be overwhelming. Yet with the right officiant, creating a dream wedding ceremony can be a joy. I can make that dream come true and in a way that is easy and exciting!
Bill was fantastic to work with from the beginning! He made everything very easy to plan and was readily available to answer any questions we had during the planning process.
April and Roger
Old House Vineyards, Culpeper, VA
As your wedding officiant, I am at your service throughout the process of planning your wedding ceremony, from the initial discussions to the ceremony itself. You can feel completely confident knowing that I will always respect your wishes. Together we will design a unique ceremony that honors your values and traditions.
Here are my six steps to your perfect wedding ceremony:
An Easy Planning Process
After you select me, I’ll provide you with my unique Wedding Ceremony Planning Booklet containing many terrific choices for Readings, Exchange of Vows, Exchange of Rings, and Wedding Ceremony Traditions (optional). And to help you indicate your selections, I’ve created an easy-to-use, fill-in-the-blanks Wedding Ceremony Planning Questionnaire.
Our Initial Meeting
When we meet, we will review all the elements of the wedding ceremony you envision and discuss anything else to create the wedding of your dreams.
A Highly-Personalized Ceremony
Based on your completed questionnaire and our meeting, you will receive a customized draft wedding ceremony script for your review. This script will be a clear, well-organized document, fully detailed and complete. The development of your personalized ceremony script is unique to my services. With your script in hand, you will feel confident knowing that your wedding ceremony will reflect your beliefs, values, and your distinctive personality. Ready to get started? Contact me or call 703-475-2050 to begin.
Once you receive your script, you can review at your leisure. We will work together over the coming months to make it absolutely perfect. Changes? Of course, there will be changes – don’t worry I am flexible and easy to work with. This is your day, not mine!
You need to secure a marriage license in the state in which you will be married, not in the state in which you reside. Each state has individual marriage license requirements. During our first meeting, we will discuss what you need to do to get a marriage license. You will need to have your marriage license by the wedding rehearsal. If you are not having a rehearsal, I will need it before the actual ceremony. You cannot legally be married without a marriage license.
The Perfect Wedding Day Ceremony
On your wedding day, you will have the perfect, and most personalized ceremony. You won’t need to be in charge of anything. You can be completely in the moment, enjoying your big day. Ready to begin a discussion? Contact me or call 703-475-2050.
We had a light-hearted ceremony with relatable language and true feelings of how we wanted to express ourselves to the friends and family in attendance. We laughed and cried, it was truly awesome! I couldn’t have imagined it without Bill, wish we could do that every week it was such a good time.
Christina and David
Stoney’s Restaurant, Broomes Island, MD