Frequently Asked Questions for Officiant
What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Most of my ceremonies are held at wineries, resorts, hotels and other non-religious sites.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Generally I wear a long black skirt and jacket. Clergy robes are available if requested.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Each ceremony is a unique creation... specifically for the couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Many of my couples like to write their own vows, but in the alternative I provide dozens of choices for not only their vow, but all of the other elements of their ceremony as well.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I can provide lots of resources for finding beautiful readings but the couple is welcome to draw on any resources they may come across.
How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremony length is dependent on what the couple chooses. A very basic ceremony could be 10 or 15 minutes and a ceremony where rituals, readings and so forth are desired might run 30 minutes or longer.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, but I am always happy to make a referral to a good couples counselor.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Absolutely! I conduct rehearsals for about 75% of my couples.
Do you supply a sound system?
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