The closing of restaurants, reception halls, and places of worship, have put a damper on wedding plans.
I offer my Kiss and Go Ceremony (listed below) for $25. My fee includes filing of your marriage license. And if you have to postpone your reception, I will officiate that ceremony as well free of charge.
Anyone coming from out of town, and of course local couples, I will travel to Niagara Falls.
Many clerks offices are issuing marriage licenses. I recommend calling ahead to check on office hours and to see if there are any restrictions on visiting their office.
Wedding with rehearsal: $350. For larger weddings with a bridal party, I recommend a rehearsal. This allows for everyone to know how they will be coming down the aisle; readings can be practiced, if any. And it is especially helpful if there are children in the party, so they can practice. The rehearsal does not necessarily have to be at the wedding site. Often times I have had them my couples homes. Your officiant should always be willing to go to your rehearsal. Some feel it is not important to be there (and will charge an additional fee if requested to come). A rehearsal ensures there wont be any surprises during your ceremony.
Wedding with no rehearsal: $275. Wedding performed at your location with no rehearsal.
With the above weddings, I provide an initial consultation. Once hired, I provide unlimited support customizing your ceremony, providing assistance with vows, readings, special ceremony additions such as hand blessings, sand ceremony, Unity Candles, etc. I want to make sure your ceremony is how you desire it before your big day. Prior to the wedding, copies of the ceremony will be provided to the couple for your approval.
Kiss and Go: $150. Non custom ceremony script included. Couple may substitute their own vows. Perfect for elopements or those in need of a small, simple ceremony.
The Pam and Jim: $150. Wedding on the Maid of the Mist. Perfect for couples who are eloping. Ceremony includes the above the Kiss and Go ceremony. (*Launching from the USA side. Price of boat ticket not included.)
Signing of marriage license: $60. Perfect for destination weddings outside of the United States.
Deposit: $100, non refundable. When I hold a date for a couple, I commit my time specifically for them. To reserve your date and time, and before I provide any ceremony assistance (vows, ceremony scripting, etc.) I must collect the deposit. The remaining amount will be collected the day of the ceremony. The initial consultation is at no charge.
Witnesses: New York State requires at least one witness. Most couples will have their own witnesses (traditionally the best man and maid of honor). However, for elopements and couples visiting from out of town that do not have a witness, one will be provided for an additional fee of $50, payable directly to the witness.
Miscellaneous: Any additional charges such as parking (if the event site has a paid lot) and tolls are extra.
Keepsake: A copy of your ceremony can be provided on good quality, cotton paper for $5.00.
Prison weddings: Please have the appropriate staff member from your facility contact me to make arrangements.
Filing of the marriage license with New York State is included with all wedding ceremonies, as it my duty to return it to the clerk.
Balance of payment can be made on the day of the ceremony in cash. Payment by check, money order, and PayPal must be made seven business days prior to the ceremony.