The Process


Once you contact me (phone or video calls), we will discuss your plans, and I will answer any questions you have.


Once you book with me, I will follow up with an email confirming everything we spoke about, and if needed, ask some additional questions that will help me create your ceremony.


You will receive a copy of your ceremony script and if you would like it edited, no problem, we will continue working until it’s just right, even if you have last-minute changes.


As much as you need, as I don’t want any couple to have their questions go unanswered.

You must have a valid California marriage license for me to perform your wedding, and you must obtain it, as  I cannot obtain it for you.

If you do not have the marriage license at the ceremony, I can only perform a commitment ceremony that is not legally binding, and there are no exceptions.

Learn more about obtaining your marriage license.

Due to Covid-19, I will send in your marriage license to be filed, right after the ceremony.

To get a certified copy of your license you will contact the courthouse where you obtained it once it is filed.

They sometimes include a document explaining how to get it, or you can walk in and ask the clerk for one.

It’s best to call them if you are unsure.

I will let you know once it's filed or received by the clerk.

It is available anytime after it is filed.

Ceremony fees are required to be paid prior to the ceremony.

I prefer to have this done by two weeks prior to the ceremony, unless other arrangements are made.

Always appreciated, but not required.
I arrive thirty minutes to one hour prior to your ceremony. I will let you know when I arrive.

I normally wear black slacks, a black officiant blazer, and a solid shirt.

If you have a color preference, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate.

If you would like to add or remove anything from the ceremony, you can do this up until the day before the wedding.

Just let me know and I will be glad to accommodate.

It’s your wedding, and I don’t want you to feel that you missed out on anything.

The actual ceremony time is between 15-20 minutes.