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:
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
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.
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
- 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.’