Weddings

Once Upon A Wedding

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$225 Typical Price

Once Upon A Wedding - Your Fairy-Tale Begins Here!

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We believe that your wedding day is your opportunity to express and share YOUR love story with as many or as few family and friends that you desire to invite into that moment. Weddings are a once in a lifetime event and we understand that couples are often overwhelmed with the weight of planning their wedding. With over 20 years experience you will find Once Upon A Wedding a great resource to help YOU express YOUR love story in ways that you never imagined with the attention to detail that your wedding day deserves. Also we have done same day weddings with planning in less than 5 questions.

We believe in fair pricing and we are highly detail orientated. We love sharing in your special day in an affordable way.

Package Estimates

Add Officiant Only - $225 or packaged with other select services $150
Add DJ Only - $850 Sat/ Fir & Sun $700/ Mon-Thur $500
Add Photographer Only - $950 or $375 with unedited pics saved to your flash drive
Add Photo Booth - $300
Add Officiant/ DJ -$1000
Add Officiant/ DJ/ Photographer - $1950
Add Day of Coordinator - $1200
Add Beach Set-Up - $1200

Elopement Special <10 Guests Officiant, Ceremony Music, 1HR Photography $375

Use our Free Ceremony and Reception Planning Guides to get started:
Ceremony Guide
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezlmQA3RxvTDUu6NJMD56ByCDAs3WplvejxL97Od-u6ksI0w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Reception Guide
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoVNdl8hPH8WppBVof1q3HbzZKMisiIkgMM_2Adw5ppk9rnw/viewform?usp=sf_link

626-676-0898 jdarnoldii@aol.com

Planning is easy and we bring a fun and energetic style to the process.

Step 1) Introduce yourself to us - let us know roughly the date/ time and city of your wedding. We have officiants throughout Central & Northern Florida. With this information we will send you a quote as pricing varies by day of the week, city and officiant you select.

Step 2) Talk about the ceremony (very groom friendly) - Planning is conveniently done with an online planning form with a confirmation call via Skype/ FaceTime/ Phone (We've even planned via Text). You don't need to prepare for the session. We will walk you through our wedding planning guide and get a feel for whether you desire a more traditional ceremony or a more contemporary one, if your blending families/ cultures/ religions, if you want religious language or not and we can discuss fun ceremonies like Sand Ceremonies, Wine Box, Rose Exchange and Sea Shell Toss to name a few.

Step 3) Secure YOUR place on YOUR officiants calendar - We get numerous wedding inquires daily and the way we know you are serious about using our services is to place a small retainer and we will save your place.

What sets us apart?

Our Reviews from Happy Couples! Please read them if you haven't already done so... We are honored to have been part of so many happy unions! They've said everything better than we can begin to share!!!

We include a personalized sharing of YOUR love story in the ceremony written by a published author in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series just for your wedding day!

We provide you with insider wedding industry information so that you can be an informed consumer when shopping for other vendors like Photographers and DJs. See our package deals exclusive to Wedding Wire Clients!!!

We have a real pastors who help you celebrate YOUR relationship RATHER THAN ones who have a religious agenda for your unsuspecting guests! We also have pastors/ officiants who support any/ all OR no religions, cultures and lifestyles. Couples often select us because we align with their faith, belief and values.

We don't require pre-marital counseling though we can save couples who are FL residents $25 on their marriage license if you spend 4 hours together privately on a couple's activity.

We have a Vow Writing Guide to help you with YOUR vows whether you want to write-your-own, "repeat after me" or simply say "I do."

We include ceremony coordination with our officiating services. This is especially helpful for venues that don't offer an event coordinator many of whom charge upwards of $1,000.

We don't charge extra to include ceremonies like those listed above in the service when you bring your own kits.

We offer 3 rehearsal options if you are interested in saving more money with our DIY Kit.

We provide help with the Marriage License Process as well as a link to a guide to any Name Changes you might desire to make.

We offer a Couples Personality Profile as a free gift to couples who book with us. This is a fun personality profile based write-up that will let you know what cartoon characters you and your fiance are most like as well as what US president you are most like along with several other bits of information. You receive the information the night before the wedding to cut through any wedding night jitters/ anxiety and give you something fun to talk about.

We have an extensive network of officiants and other wedding vendors and have negotiated very low pricing that are exclusively available to our couples.

We have available many typical items/services that you will be purchasing for your wedding day at very reduced pricing that are exclusively available to our couples.

We're very organized and efficient with our services so we're able to offer so much at a very competitive rate compared with leading competitors.

Short notice and elopements are welcome!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$225

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$225

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$125

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$75

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English
Portuguese
Spanish

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    Kristine L. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Jon was seriously AMAZING

    Jon really takes his job seriously and does SUCH an amazing job. My wedding wouldn’t have been as perfect without him. He was the DJ for our wedding and exceeding my expectations. He took lots of time before the wedding to make sure everything was perfect and correct and worked with my coordinator and vendors and family so well. I recommend him 100%. The DJ stand and lighting and sound was prime and I was so happy with him and his work.
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    Ana Married on 11/08/2021
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    Exceeded my expectations

    I couldn’t have asked for a better person to officiate and DJ my wedding. Jon was definitely not your regular DJ, he is so passionate of what he does and makes sure everyone has a good time. He made our wedding special and went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. For sure he will be the one person I choose for all my future events.. I promise you that you will not regret hiring him. He really went the extra mile for us. Thank you again Jon for everything you made our wedding a dream.
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    Joel W. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Wonderful great selection

    Had such a great experience with him and his wife. They both reassured us that they were here for our day time and time again, even when parents and photographers were trying to change the origin schedule we planned out together very professional and helpful with advice and options

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Deals

Once Upon A Wedding 1
Offer

Day of Coordinator Available - $1200

Once Upon A Wedding 2
Offer

Personalized ceremony with DJ with high-end speaker tower, mic, dance lights, video display (playlist or DJ's choice) and Ceremony Photographer - all copyrights, social media ready pics on a flash drive (1 hour service of ceremony and group shots). Total cost of this service - $1950

Once Upon A Wedding 3
Offer

Personalized ceremony with 2-post bamboo arch with white draping and 2 bows, bamboo and seashell aisle, sand ceremony, seashell toss, up to 30 covered chairs, ceremony video upload to YouTube/ Dropbox ... Total cost of this service $1200 (compare to other $1600+)

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Working with Jon from, Once Upon A Wedding, has been a pleasure. He is a very thorough and competent professional, with a unique flair for detail.

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