"Weddings by Christobel"
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Services: Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious...
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Categories:
Officiant
 
Established:
2001
 
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Cash, Check, Paypal
 
Last Login:
Oct 25, 2014
 
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, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Evangelical, Jewish
 
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
 
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Do you want to marry your Sweetheart? Then I will be there!. I have performed weddings on the Comal Bridge, in a garden setting, in front of the river and several other locations. I work with my couples to help them fulfill the desires of their hearts.
 
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I usually wear a professional modest suit. The Officiate never outshines the Bride!
 
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely. This is a celebration of love. Love is in the details. Words of love. I will work with my couples to create for them a wedding ceremony long to be rermembered.
 
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Most definately. One of the most beautiful weddings that I Officiated at was where the Groom and Bride wrote their own vows which we included in the wedding ceremony.
 
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes and No. I have several Beautiful Weddings on computer. The couples may chose a template of their wedding ceremony from my wedding album and then choose which readings, vows, ring vows that they prefer from my list to add to their ceremony. They may also bring their own readings should they prefer.
 
How long are your ceremonies?
20 to 30 minutes, and that includes the Unity Sand, Unity Candle, Rose Ceremony and other added readings that my couples may chose.
 
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No!
 
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
 
Do you supply a sound system?
No.
 
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Professional Assoc. of Wedding Officiants.

Member of United States Wedding Professionals

 

Persons authorized to perform weddings in Texas include licensed or ordained Christian ministers, priests, Jewish rabbis, officers authorized by religious organizations, justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of criminal appeals, justices of the courts of appeals, judges of the district, county, and probate courts, judges of the county courts at law, judges of the courts of domestic relations, judges of the juvenile courts, retired justices or judges, justices of the peace, retired justices of the peace, and judges or magistrates of a federal court of Texas.

Taken from my blog:

As an Officiant I understand that my couples often have a budget with their wedding day festivities.--the wedding business is a multi-billion dollar industry.

I was asked a couple of weeks ago why I charge what I charge for my weddings as I “Just show up with a little black book for 10 minutes and then leave”.

Please let me explain about the time that It takes to when I first meet you until you both say those wonderful words “I Do”! and after.

The initial complimentary meeting and “Getting to know one another” can last from 30 to 45 minutes. We then start the crafting of their wedding ceremony once the contract is signed.

This may take anything from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Reading and going over the beautiful ceremonies that I have to offer.

I advise on where to obtain their marriage license with advice on the time frame from the purchase to the date I file it at the appropriate Court House.

Once the couple leaves my house I start the process. Designing the wedding of their dreams. This takes time.

Cutting and pasting from my master copies to create their own individual custom made wedding ceremony.

Creating a file for the couple to contain all of their information for their wedding.

Writing a “Thank You Letter” to the couple on beautiful stationary. Posting the letter by regular mail the next day.

E-Mails, telephone calls, cell phone calls which is ongoing ~ and I must say I love every minute of it ~ to answer any concerns that the couple may have.

My driving time and gas to and from the rehearsal (if any) and the ceremony.

Advertising: This is a biggie. Today most brides are internet savvy and how glad I am.. Advertising cost have gone up 40% or more on the best sites. My website costs money for me to have a dependable one. My potential brides (and grooms) want to see what my services are. They want to read any reviews that I have from past weddings.

I office out of my home at this present time but there are still office expenses, 3 ring binders, telephone costs, several website membership dues, paper ~ computer and custom made wedding stationary ~ , computer cartridge ink, postage including Registered Mail for the marriage license to be sent once it is signed to the appropriate court house. I pay dues for my Officiant membership. And let’s not forget Uncle Sam taxes.

These costs will vary from Officiant to Officiant and from State to State.

I have been researching and writing ceremonies for years and have large 3 ring binders for my wedding ceremonies including, Unity sand/candle ceremony, Tying the Knot, Presentation of the Roses etc.

I encourage you to invest in a Professional Wedding Officiant. One who is seasoned in handling the little things that might occur. 

I encourage you to do your homework. Yes price is important but check out reviews. "This" is your wedding day. A day of love and celebration. One of the happiest days of your life. I want nothing more for all of my couples to have a wedding ceremony that will stay in their hearts for many many years to come. 

My fondest love to you all,

Christobel E.

christobel@weddingsbychristobel.com

Phone: 210-279-5520

 

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