Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide samples of your ceremony?
This website is designed to assist you in that regard. My general practice as a wedding officiant is to communicate by phone and email, and to meet with you face-to-face to prepare an outline for you that will reflect our discussions and email it to you. Every ceremony is a little different as it reflects your desires and preferences. I will work with you to make sure that your preferences are all that you desire.
What are your qualifications to perform a wedding ceremony?
I am currently an ordained pastor with the Rock of Roseville Church in Roseville, Ca. I have been an ordained pastor for over 35 years and have performed hundreds of weddings. Please "click here" to find out more about me.
Do you perform weddings outdoors or in unusual locations?
Since creativity and the expression of your personal values and interests are important to me, I have performed weddings in all kinds of outdoor settings and unusual locations. I also do home weddings and am open to and event style wedding.
I also do elopements
What is the cost for your services?
My fee is $375.00 which includes the initial consultation, complete review of written and oral details to totally personalize your ceremony, a brief meeting to discuss any final details, rehearsal and ceremony officiation, written and bound copy of your ceremony, filing of legal documents with government records. I require a $100 booking fee or deposit and the final fee to be paid within two weeks of the ceremony.
What is your role at the rehearsal?
This is totally up to you. I work with wedding coordinators and other wedding professionals. I am simply there as your servant to do what you desire from me. I am very capable of leading the rehearsal if you wish. However, I normally do not attend the rehearsal dinner.
Do you require pre-marital counseling?
I strongly encourage pre-marital counseling, but it is not a requirement. I am available for three sessions at an additional cost of $200.00. Please "click here" to see why pre-marital counseling is a wise investment of your time.
Do I need a blood test?
As of January 1, 1995, a blood test is no longer needed to obtain a marriage license.
Where do I get a marriage license?
You can pick one up at the county clerk's office. For a list of Placer & Sacramento Region County Clerk offices, please see the following page: How to Apply for a Marriage License.
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