Nov 19, 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?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes - anywhere a couple would like to get married and it is Permitted. I have performed ceremonies outdoors, in restaurants, reception sites, State parks, intimate weddings in homes and small backyard ceremonies, beach weddings and of course if the couple wishes - in a church.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
What ever the couple is comfortable with. I wear robes, stoles, white or black jackets with stole....options are open.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes - my couples have 100% approval over their ceremony script and rituals. I help create personalized ceremonies which reflect who they are as individuals and as a couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes - Absolutely!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I always offer couples a menu of optional readings and ceremonies. For example, Wedding Vows, Ring Vows, Spiritual Readings, Non-Spiritual Readings, Love Poems, samples of Unity Candle/Sand and Wine Ceremonies - Even Communion can be offered....the options are endless...
How long are your ceremonies?
Most of my ceremonies are about 15-25 minutes - many venues will give you a half hour for your ceremony and that allows plenty of time. If more time is needed for additional rituals - that is not a problem.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No - but I can Legally offer this service if the couple wishes it
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, we can rehearse the ceremony at your venue or another agreed upon location.
Do you supply a sound system?
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Are you a Real Minister?
YES - I am an Ordained Interfaith Minister and Chaplain affiliated with Pebble Hill Church / Phoebe Ministries and I am able to preform weddings in ALL 50 states.
I can officate weddings in all 50 US - I mostly serve New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland but I will go where needed.
What is your price?
Wedding fee’s vary depending on location, distance, number of rituals, rehearsals. There is a free - no obligation meeting so we can get together and discuss your wishes. Please call 609-471-8961 to set this up. There is a non-refundable deposit to hold your wedding date. Please call for pricing of Baptisms, Renewal of Vows, End of Life Tributes, House Blessings and all other services as prices differ in cost from weddings.