Financial Considerations

There is no cost to discuss your wishes and ceremony desires with me—via the Internet or directly by telephone. Should you then decide to retain my services, a deposit of $50 (or as we negotiate) is due at that time.

I provide a substantial discount to retired and active duty US Military personnel. Please contact me for more information.

My Professional Fees are as follows:

Officiating Only

I read directly from a pre-written ceremony that I provide – your choice of a Christian non-denominational or a Civil ceremony. I then file the legal documentation. This basic ceremony does not include music, CD recording nor the Keepsake Folio
Fee: $165

Officiating With Personalized Ceremony Text

Your special, personalized ceremony is created from selections of pre-written text and vows I provide or that you provide. Customization, revision, and printing are included. Complex or creative work I must accomplish beyond about two hours will be negotiated.

In addition to your wedding or other ceremony, this fee includes a lovely Ceremony Certificate printed on parchment-like paper, signed, sealed and suitable for framing – included in your Keepsake Folio with the audio recording of your ceremony.

The fee for Parking in the French Quarter ($15 – $25) will be additional unless parking is provided.
Fee: $195

Officiating With Your Personalized and Customized Ceremony

After discussing your wishes and preferences, we write the ceremony together. This can sometimes be straightforward or it may be a long, complex process. I will work with you to understand what you want and then do my very best to make sure that is what you get.
Fee: negotiated – $200 minimum

Wedding Planning and Coordination

You may wish to use my extensive local knowledge and expertise to assist in the planning and accomplishment of your very special wedding.

I will provide the ‘project management’, planning and co-ordination for everything you need for an outstanding and memorable occasion – such as:

  • Finding & booking a wedding location (some popular places are booked a year or more in advance)
  • Flowers – personal and display (theme, types, varieties, disposition, etc)
  • Invitations – Type, style, preparation, delivery
  • Attire – Bride, Groom, Wedding Party
  • Transportation – Limousine, Police Escort, Reception Venue
  • Arranging catering (how many, where, food content, drinks, etc)
  • Cake(s) – Wedding Cake, Grooms Cake
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Photography
  • Audio & Video Recording
  • Favors / Momento’s for Guests
  • …And everything else that you may require.

Fee: negotiated depending on complexity and time required – $500 minimum

And you can count on the ‘Lagniappe’ – a Creole word and New Orleans tradition meaning ‘an unexpected little something extra.’