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Questions on Availability

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What is the Officiants availability for your:

Date Locations Meetings  

Is the Officiant available for a rehearsal date and time?
Is there an additional charge for attendance at rehearsal, and if so, how much?

holder This is why we request a booking fee.
By accepting this fee we are locking in your date(s) and times for you only.

holder We block at least 2 hours for each ceremony or rehearsal plus an allowance for travel.
(30 minutes for the 'Plain and Simple Ceremony', 60 minutes for the Just the Basics Ceremony)

holder Whether your wedding is formal or informal, if you are having attendants in your wedding party, a rehearsal sometime before your ceremony allows them to feel more confident during the actual ceremony.
holder Your attendants want to shine at your wedding, and make you proud of them.
Frequently, attendants have not participated in a wedding ceremony before, and may have questions about their roles.
An opportunity to ask those questions and practice walking down the aisle will greatly increase their confidence at your ceremony.
holder A rehearsal also allows for last minute configuration changes to work out any bugs.
For example, the flower girl may not want to walk down the aisle alone.
The rehearsal will allow you an opportunity to discover this fact, and make changes like having mom present or close by.
holder A rehearsal usually takes about an hour or less to run through twice.
The value in added confidence of your wedding party and a smoother ceremony most often will offset any additional cost.

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Find out where your Officiant is located, and then ask if the Officiant is willing to travel to your ceremony and rehearsal location(s)?
holder This will be determined usually at the complimentary get acquainted meeting.
holder After all, if for some reason we would not be able to travel to your ceremony, we would not accept your booking.
holder Allowed distances and rates are listed on our Fees, Payments, Discounts page.

holder If a considerable distance is involved, or travel is through a heavy traffic area, ask about additional fees for travel mileage and time.

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Does the Officiant offer an initial get acquainted meeting?
If so, is it complimentary, or is there a fee?

holder In fact we recommend and offer a complimentary get acquainted meeting.
holder Remember, this is your day, you will be working closely with your Officiant, and you will want to feel comfortable with that person and confident they will represent your wishes at your wedding.
holder Our
Just the Basics Ceremony may be the exception.
If time and schedules (yours and ours) allow, a brief get acquainted meeting is great.

holder Be sure to inquire whether or not the initial meeting is complimentary so you do not face an unpleasant, unexpected charge for the meeting.
holder If these meetings are not complimentary, they can become expensive.
holder Most Officiants will offer a complimentary, get acquainted meeting, and start to plan your ceremony if you both like each other.
holder Remember, you will be working closely with your Officiant, and you will want to feel comfortable with that person and confident they will represent your wishes at your wedding.

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