I am a non-denominational wedding officiant. I perform traditional and same sex weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies within Tucson and beyond and the Yucatan, Mexico and beyond (trip fee added depending on driving distance and time commitment).
I am professional, experienced (I have now performed close to 600 weddings in just over ten years), articulate, efficient, very organized and offer an excellent service at a very reasonable rate.
I perform weddings because I truly love what I do and enjoy every experience offered to me! I have a flexible schedule and can be available for "last minute" ceremonies. My husband is also an officiant and a photographer. If you are also seeking a photographer we can offer you an excellent rate on a combined package. Please view his website here.
I officiate weddings at the venue of your choice whether at your private home, park, court house, chapel, beach, hiking trail or resort or even virtually via Zoom, Skype, Face Time or the video platform you prefer. Please review my "venues" page for my preferred venues.
I have started processing in the United States and performing destination weddings outside of the United States in other beautiful destinations, perhaps on a beautiful beach in our paradise, Holbox Island or in the Yucatan, Mexico (where we own our rustic, old, farm house in a small country town!) Having legal wedding ceremonies in other countries can include many obstacles. Sometimes the best option is to apply for and attain your marriage license in the United States, have that signed and witnessed in the United States and then have your actual, symbolic, wedding ceremony in the destination of your dreams.
Hiring the perfect officiant is very important on YOUR wedding day. You have many options at a variety of price ranges, so I prefer that you do as much research as you are able to including reading articles from the Huffington post and www.Brides.com about tips for selecting an officiant. Your research should include reading my review page and/or my blog post regarding choosing an officiant and/or speaking to my past couples. You may be able to find an officiant whose rate is lower than mine, but rest assured, their services will not meet the expert level of mine. My rates are very reasonable and my services are superb. I always go a step beyond whenever necessary. I have experienced many weddings that lack coordination and have stepped in and assisted inclusive of our agreed rate for my officiating services. I am happy to plan a meeting with you in person or by Skype or Face time so that you can meet me and ask any questions you may have and see if my personality matches yours! Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience and I want to make sure that you hire the BEST officiant to perform your wedding ceremony, one to represent you both on your very important day!
My rates range between $100 to $350 depending on the location of your wedding. Rehearsal attendance, witness services and and travel outside of my immediate home areas are in addition to my rate range. My rate depends on the location, amount of guests and size of your bridal party. Feel free to text, call or email me to get a rate quote.
My rate includes:
All communication including email, phone calls and meetings (in person or electronic).
Travel time to and from your wedding ceremony.
Customizing your wedding ceremony with you.
Performing your wedding ceremony.
Signing your marriage license and submitting the bottom portion of your marriage license into the courthouse.
A keepsake copy of your wedding ceremony and the upper portion of your marriage license in a folder.
I am happy to meet with you in person or electronically (Skype/FaceTime) although it is not necessary. The majority of my couples do not meet me until their rehearsal!
I do attend wedding rehearsals (encouraged, especially for venues without a coordinator and large bridal parties) to ensure that your wedding ceremony runs smoothly. I charge a trip fee of usually $50 due to the additional trip (rate can be higher if your location is a further drive for me from NW Tucson). Rehearsal attendance is based on my availability once you have advised me of the date/time of your rehearsal. Requesting my attendance when you booked my services does not guarantee my availability to attend your rehearsal until I confirm my attendance with you.
Up to a year prior to getting married you will need to obtain your Arizona marriage license. Your marriage license will be reviewed by me prior to your wedding ceremony. You can now obtain a marriage license in our county, Pima County from the Tucson downtown Superior Court or Oro Valley. This link gives you all the information you need regarding obtaining your marriage license from the downtown Tucson Superior Court. This link gives you all the information you need regarding obtaining your marriage license in Oro Valley. If you live in another state and want to apply for your marriage license online and by mail instead of applying in person, you can do that through Mohave County through this link. An Arizona marriage license requires that two witnesses sign your marriage license. If you do not have two witnesses over the age of 18, I can provide those for you for a fee per witness.
Once you decide to book any my services, I will send you a confirmation letter, not a contract, with details about your wedding and the agreed rate. Please review the details here. Once the 50% deposit is received (payment methods are outlined in the confirmation letter or you can pay by PayPal here). The balance for my services is due a week prior to your wedding by PayPal or in cash at your rehearsal. If you cancel my services, your deposit is non-refundable. If you request to book my services and I sent your confirmation letter to you and I do not receive your deposit after a second reminder, your wedding ceremony is NOT confirmed with me and it will be removed from my calendar. If there is a lack of communication on the side of the couple, after multiple attempts from me to make contact, your wedding will no longer be confirmed.
The next step is fully customizing your wedding ceremony. The process starts with me emailing templates to you based on your interest for your wedding ceremony. If you are not sure what type of ceremony you want, no worries! I will send you wedding ceremony, vow and reading samples. We then work together to create your perfect ceremony. www.WeddingOfficiantsInTheYucatan.com