Custom Ceremonies by Positively Charmed
More than a Decade of Creating Personalized Ceremonies
The Semple Mansion
100 West Franklin Avenue Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN 55404 (map)
Services: Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious...
Religious affliliations: Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination)
What additional types of events do you service?
Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Holiday Parties, LGBT Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials
Dec 10, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions for Officiant
What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, absolutely. In fact most of the marriages for which I officiate are held outdoors or at an indoor location that is not of a specifically religious nature. I believe that a place becomes sacred by the intent of creating a ceremony that celebrates grace: the gift of love.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I usually wear a suit and I choose colors that match the wedding party, most often that color is similar to what the groom wears, re: brown tux means my suit will be brown.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
You are most certainly free to choose the language which best expresses the love you feel for one another. I am here to offer choices, guide the process, and then assemble, write and edit the script for your ceremony.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, simply, yes. But if it feels too stressful for a couple to take on writing their own vows, I do also have a collection of beautiful classic vows.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have an extensive collection of poetry, prose and prayer. We humans have been speaking of love for centuries! My gathering of beautiful language is an ongoing process! Couples are always welcome to bring their own selections of readings and/or music...there are no "restrictions".
How long are your ceremonies?
Most of the ceremonies I perform are between twenty and thirty minutes long. Most couples have an idea about what they might like for the length of their ceremony. Sometimes the length is somewhat determined, in part, by the size of the wedding party, the venue, and the length of musical selections.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not require that premarital counseling be done. However, I do offer premarital counseling and the couples that I have worked with have really enjoyed and benefited from the process!
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I think rehearsals are a really great idea. They are joyous and they put everyone much more at ease on the wedding day. The rehearsal is a perfect time of more intimate introductions for those in the wedding party who have not yet met.
Do you supply a sound system?
Usually the sound system is either included with the amenities at the event venue or is provided with your DJ services.