About the Officiant/Minister:
Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski, is a nondenominational Minister, who performs religious and nonreligious ceremonies. He is a State Of Nevada Certified and Licensed Officiant. He has been in religious practices and studies for over 25 years. He has received his degree in Biblical Studies and is also a Certified Pastoral-Ministerial trained Counselor providing: Marriage, Family, Spiritual and General Life guidance. He is a Motivational Speaker-Advisor and a Christian Life Coach. Reverend Bryan performs and conducts many services throughout the country and the local community.
Each wedding service is unique and every effort is made to ensure that the service is created and tailored specifically to your needs. You will always have the ability to discuss your ideas and suggestions of your ceremony. You will have the freedom of reviewing a wide range of creative ideas. This is your wedding and you will have full control throughout the entire process. We can create the entire wedding ceremony script with your direction and we ensure the proper filing of your marriage license at the conclusion of your ceremony.
We will walk right by your side throughout the entire process and will provide any extra assistance as you deem necessary!
Marriage Ceremony Basics:
The ceremony is the cornerstone of the wedding, the reason you've all gathered together. There are so many ways to make the ceremony about the two of you, your families, your cultural heritage, and your traditions, from vows to readings to discreet, personal gestures meant for you and your immediate family. The planning starts with decisions about the type of ceremony (religious or civil) and type of officiant/minister, both very big questions where most families are concerned. And if it's religious, will it adhere to a particular faith, combine elements of two faiths, or be spiritual but nondemoninational? Normal ceremonies usually last 15, 30 to 45 minutes in length, based upon the decisions of the bride and groom. A few basic elements are listed below:
Welcome of Guests
Prayer and/or Invocation (optional)
Presentation of the Bride
Encouragement to the Couple (and their guests) Concerning Marriage
Declaration of Intent (legally required)
Exchange of Rings
Unity Candle or other additions
Blessing Upon this Marriage
Pronouncement of Marriage
Presentation of the Married Couple
Suggestions For Wedding Basics:
A. First, you can create a ceremony where the marriage incorporates specific religious and cultural traditions, as mutually agreed to by the couple.
B. The second option, you can create a ceremony that is traditional, often spiritual, but not bound by any particular culture or religion. Certainly when one enters marriage, this will be one of the largest decisions you will make. It includes another person, the community and, possibly, children. It will brining more awareness of the past highlights of your time together before marriage and creates the foundation of your vows and the promise of your future. Remember however, that ceremonies are usually designed for celebration more than tradition. Make this ceremony uniquely yours in every way!
C. The third option is creating a ceremony that is completely unique to your own vision. This creative ceremony as visualized and created by the couple, with non-traditional elements can create lifetime lasting memories. While creating this type of ceremony, you will still need to be aware of embracing some traditions and culture that you and your mate can incorporate, while bringing peace and warmth to both families involved.
Ceremony Fees and Specifics:
Rev. Ostaszewski will travel anywhere in and around the Southern Nevada area to perform your ceremony. With enough advance notification, Rev. Ostaszewski is also willing to travel anywhere in the State Of Nevada to perform your service. He is willing to go to any location such as: Resorts, Country Clubs, Parks, Lakes, Hotels, Private Residences and etc. Unlike other officiants/ministers, Rev. Ostaszewski gives personal attention to each bride. The normal ceremony fee is from: $125.00 to $200.00. (Additional fees may be charged, based upon location and due to any special or unique activities)
He will also be happy to be part of your rehearsals'. (Additional fees may apply) Fees are payable by cash, check, or PayPal. Twenty-five percent is due when you firmly commit, and is non-refundable. The remainder is due at your convenience before the wedding. Or you may choose to contract one of the many excellent Las Vegas resorts that offer comprehensive wedding packages. In that case, his fees are usually included in their billing.
In most cases, The officiant/minister will arrive thirty minutes before your wedding. This allows time for any last minute things and for signing the marriage license. Rev. Ostaszewski will leave your ceremony when he feels he is no longer needed. He likes to stay long enough to congratulate you, be available for pictures (at your discretion), and review the occasion with your wedding manager and venue personnel.
You will need a legal witness at your ceremony. One or two people must sign your marriage license as witnesses to your ceremony. Rev. Ostaszewski will need specific paperwork prior to your wedding ceremony and these documents include the three pages that you will have received from the marriage license bureau: the commemorative license, form for legal filing, and page for his records.
How can we book you for our wedding?
You can e-mail: email@example.com or phone me: Rev. Ostaszewski at: (702) 569-9901 to reserve your wedding date. I will ask you to e-mail me or communicate with me within thirty days, turning your reservation into a firm commitment.
Obtaining A Nevada Marriage License:
The following is copied for your convenience from the local government site:
Clark County Clerk
Marriage Services Division
201 East Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1603
Fax (702) 385-8911
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 (Midnight)
There is no blood test and no waiting period after a license is issued.Your marriage license and certificate will be prepared with your legal name exactly as it appears on the identification presented. Marriage records will not be changed after the ceremony to reflect names that are different from the names on the identification presented at the time the license was issued.Identification to prove your name is required.
Identification to prove your age may be required. Please be prepared with both. Without acceptable identification, we cannot issue a marriage license. For a complete list of acceptable identification, click here .Nevada law allows only a male and female to be married. Domestic Partnership questions should be directed to the office of the Secretary of State in Carson City, Nevada at 800-992-0900 or at www.nvsos.gov All United States citizens must provide a Social Security Number.
You do not need to show your Social Security Card. It is recognized that non U. S. citizens will not have a Social Security Number.Per recent legislation a husband and wife whose record of marriage has been lost or destroyed or is otherwise unobtainable, may be issued a marriage license and rejoined in marriage. This is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and is not eligible for the Online Marriage License Pre-Application process.Your marriage license is valid for one year from the date of issuance. You must have a wedding ceremony in the State of Nevada in order to have a valid marriage. One or two people must sign your marriage license as witnesses to your ceremony.
The fee for a marriage license is $60, payable by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. Applicants may use American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. There is an additional $5.00 service charge for credit card transactions.To obtain your marriage license, both parties must appear in person at a Clark County Marriage Bureau location. If you use the online Pre-Application service, bring your Reference Number and required identification/documentation to an EXPRESS WINDOW at the main Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas, or to a Marriage Services Clerk at one of our outlying locations in order to obtain your marriage license.
Your Pre-Application information will be kept in our system for 60 days. Click here to access the Online Marriage License Pre-Application form. Locate the Marriage Application tab at the top, far right. Once you have completed the form, click submit. Bring your reference number and required identification to an express window at the main Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas, or to a Marriage Services clerk at one of our outlying locations in order to obtain your marriage license. Both the bride and groom MUST appear in order to obtain a marriage license.
Marriage Certificate or Marriage Abstract:
You will also want to obtain Certified copies of the Marriage Certificate (proof of marriage) after your wedding. These may be obtained by contacting:
Clark County Recorder
P.O. Box 551510
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1510
They charge $15.00 per copy.
You can order a copy of your certificate online.
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