When looking at hiring an Officiant / Minister you need to look at the 4 P's.
Personality, Planning, Performance and Price.
Do you "click" with the person? Are you impressed with the manner in which your ceremony is going to be planned? Do you have confidence that they will perform the ceremony well and handle all of the details with confidence? If you have answered "YES" to the above three questions....you have found the Officiant / Pastor for your ceremony.
YES, price is important. That is why we have struck a balance in providing quality services for a responsible fee.
Vows & Rings ONLY- (very basic) $150-$230
Under 10 guests $150; 10-50 guests $200,
50+ guests $230 (basic sound system included)
Pre-Marital Counseling (optional) $150
IPOD: music via sound system w/ remote control $ 60
150 song "popular playlist" available upon request
Travel (see below)
All weddings need two witnesses over 18 years old.
ULTIMATE: Everything a PREMIER service offers (see details below) plus a deluxe ceremony sound system (that is better than most DJ's) that offers multiple speakers and microphones for speakers and musicians. IPod music with remote is included (if desired). I've invested nearly $7000 to get proper equipment / microphones that works in a ceremony environment both with and without electricity. Equipment brands includes: SHURE, BOSE, FISHMAN. This is the best option if your service will have 100-300 guests (either inside or outside). Half payment down of total saves time/date.
PREMIER: A "Perfect for YOU", Full Custom / Designer ceremony. Utilizes my 20+ page planning system with 10 pages of vows & readings ideas. Full written script based on your ideas/desires that the couple edits & approves. Face2Face meetings. Basic sound system: 1 speaker / 1 microphone or plug my microphones into the DJ or House system. Can book 18 months or less out from date. Adding the iPod option is available. 20-35 minutes is normal for what most couples desire. Half payment down of total saves time/date.
ENHANCED: A wonderful "semi-custom" service that utilizes a 2 page planning system. Can still include options like: Unity Candle / Sand Ceremony, Soloist, Readers. 5 vows to choose from or write your own. No editing or approval. Phone mtgs preferred. Basic Sound: 1 speaker / 1 microphone or plug into the DJ or House system. Great for 2nd marriages or tight budgets. Can book 12 months out or less from date. Adding the iPod music option with remote control is available. Usually about 20 minutes long. Full payment down required.
REHEARSAL: If having everyone TOTALLY COMFORTABLE with what will take place on your special day is important to you then purchase a rehearsal. Otherwise, those who have ULTIMATE or PREMIER services already have a completed script to work from and I'd be happy to give tips and suggestions as to how you can conduct your own walk thru so you can save money.
VOWS & RINGS: Nice, Warm, Simple service / No Frills. Exchange vows and rings. Book 2 months or less from date. Still need 2 witnesses that you provide. Service is under 10 minutes. There is a FREE little chapel that has nice grounds and seats about 20 max. in Darboy--north of the Darboy Club on "N"(just east of Appleton) that works well. Ken & Loretta Dercks, N160 Cty Tk N 920.734.4960. The chapel is never locked; the mailbox is in the shape of a chapel; all the Dercks ask for is a picture of the service.
PAYMENT & DEPOSITS:
ULTIMATE & PREMIER packages require a 50% deposit of the total amount purchased including total roundtrip mileage (if applicable).
ENHANCED and VOWS & RINGS require full payment in advance to include total roundtrip mileage ( if applicable).
Personal checks, Certified Checks, Money Orders, and Cash are all acceptable forms. I am NOT currently set-up to take credit cards.
ROUNDTRIP (To and From) MILEAGE: Factors in time and travel costs. Using mapquest.com
+ 75 @ .95/mile