Ceremony Alchemy pays great attention to the details. Our clients say we are with you every step of the way, creating unique, interesting and captivating ceremonies that literally give you a magical moment, making you feel like your ceremony is the only one on our calendar. One phone call and let us set your crazy wedding mind at ease!
We officiate ceremonies in the states of Maryland, West Virginia, Northern Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania. We offer several services that are too numerous to mention here, but as a brief overview here are the basics:
Fees start as low as $150 for license signing and as high as $3000 if we have to fly somewhere. Most ceremonies average around $600 with rehearsals and travel costing extra. We will come to a location that is more than 2-hour away, but an overnight stay is required, and a hotel room is requested so we can accommodate you and your wedding needs. A $200 retainer holds your date. To see pricing, visit the website at: http://ceremonyalchemy.com/product-category/ceremony-packages/
Fees included research on cultural, social and spiritual ideas, booking and holding your date and of course the ceremony, rehearsals, printing of your ceremony and memorial copies and much more.
If you are active duty military or getting ready to deploy please ask about a 5% discount, giving a discount our way of thanking you for your military service.
Rehearsals are an option I strongly recommend if you have more than 4 people involved in your wedding. Rehearsal fees start at $100 and must be scheduled in advance. If you choose not to rehearse, a rehearsal guide will be provided, to assist you through the process. Get a copy here: http://ceremonyalchemy.com/2016/10/18/rehearsal-guidance/
Meeting you and your fiancee to get your vision of your ceremony is essential. Vows are prepared based on what you choose to share and assistance is given to those who wish to write their own. A draft is emailed to you for your approval and together we work to get the words and the emotional elements appropriate for your ceremony to be memorable. We will meet with you as many times as necessary or appropriate to the packaged you selected. Phone, Skype calls and emails are unlimited.
On the day of your ceremony, if you don't have an event planner, we will do their best to direct your guests to the right spot, make sure everyone turns off their phones, everyone is in place and the guests stand when the bride enters the room. We will ensure you get through your vow and try to keep you calm.
There is backup officiant just in case your officiant has a family emergency. You will be taken care of at no extra charge and no drama.
Please consider Ceremony Alchemy as your resource for all of your wedding ceremony needs.
We are available for other life ceremonies such as baby blessings, new business blessings and funerals
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Recommended by 98% of couples
Christi P · Married on 11/14/2018
She made our dream possible
Sandy was a wonderful resource for our wedding! We had to change the date THREE times and she was more than compliant! I will be recommending her to everyone looking for an officiant in the future!
Thank you Sandy!
Corinne · Married on 05/20/2018
We got married on a cruise ship in the port of Baltimore. The cruise company plans everything for us including picking out an officiant to marry us. I was slightly nervous about not knowing or speaking to our officiant before the big day, but everything turned out beyond perfect when we met Sandy Queen before the ceremony. She took time to get to know us and tell us how the ceremony would take place. She was so friendly and her officiating was so beautiful! I still have family members telling me how much they loved our officiant and everything that she said. She was able to make our ceremony so personable, even though we only met hours before the wedding! She gave us a copy of our ceremony and her readings, and I still find myself tearing up as i read through it - it was just so beautiful! I am so thankful that the cruise company paired us up with her, I couldn't imagine our wedding without her! I would highly recommend Sandy - you will not be disappointed!
Katie · Married on 09/30/2017
Sandy was a wonderful officiant all around. My husband and I wanted a custom ceremony tailored to us, and that is exactly what we got. We did a lot of the crafting ourselves (because we wanted to) but Sandy had great suggestions and revisions. The book that she has was a great resource! She was extremely helpful at the rehearsal too and did a wonderful job of herding cats and making sure things went smoothly. I am so glad we decided to have her attend the rehearsal, because the ceremony was perfect. My husband and I would definitely recommend Sandy!
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Absolute pleasure to work with!
I highly recommend Ceremony Alchemy. Very professional and very kind.
A love working with Weddings by Sandy" they are always punctual, professional and personal. They will even go the extra mile for you if they can. They had a bride request if they come in period clothing and they were able to pull it off with a little team work!