Here are answers to some frequently asked questions...
Do you perform ceremonies for same-sex couples?
How far in advance do we need to book with you?
You can book anywhere from a month or two in advance all the way up to a year or more. Keep in mind that my schedule fills up, so contacting me sooner than later is always a safer bet. The best thing to do is to use the contact form at the bottom of this page to see if your date is available on my schedule. Regarding last-minute ceremonies or elopements, they can sometimes be booked as late as the same day if our schedules happen to match up.
What do you, the officiant, wear?
My goal is to match the style of your wedding. I can wear anything in the wide spectrum from fancy formal clothes all the way to more casual attire. My various outfits are black or muted colors so that I look professional but don't draw attention away from the two of you. If you want it, I can also include a "stole" - that's the long scarf-like item that is part of the classic "minister" look. Mine has gold lotuses on it for a non-denominational feel. The only thing that I don't own is a robe - that's never really fit my own style. But everything else I'm fine with! When we have our pre-wedding meeting, I'll check in with you about what feels right.
Do we need witnesses?
For my couples who are getting married in Colorado, there are no witness signatures required.
Is there a charge for travel?
If my travel to get to you is no more than 40 miles from Boulder, Colorado, then there is no travel charge. If you are farther than that, then there is an additional charge to cover my gas and time.
How do I pay?
When we decide to work together, I will send you a link to your very own page on this website made specifically for you to make your payments and sign our contract to work together, plus this is also where you'll go to download any documents I might give to you during our ceremony-creation process. You can pay with a check or any major credit card over the phone or online.
Is there a deposit?
Yes, a non-refundable reservation fee based on the fee for your ceremony. Once you've paid your reservation fee, your date is officially saved on my calendar and we'll meet to start personalizing your ceremony. The balance of your wedding fee is due 90 days prior to your wedding day and at 90 days before your wedding it is non-refundable too. Some couples would rather pay the whole fee when they reserve their date, just so they don't have to add it to their list of things to remember to do closer in to the date, so you are welcome to do this if you like, or it's also fine to pay your deposit, and then pay your balance at 90 days before.
What is your refund/cancellation policy?
In the event that your wedding needs to be postponed or cancelled, the reservation fee is non-refundable and if it is less than 90 days prior to your wedding, the remaining balance is also non-refundable. If it is more than 90 days prior to your wedding, the reservation fee is non-refundable and the remaining balance is refundable or waived if you have not yet paid it. In the unlikely event that I am unable to perform your event due to illness or an emergency, I will refund all fees and assist you as much as possible in finding another officiant.
Do you arrange for other services like photographers, flowers, music, etc?
I have a list of my favorite folks to recommend, these are fellow professionals whose work I am a huge fan of and whom I find to be excellent to work with. All couples who work with me get automatic access to my Referral List and I'm also happy to provide it to anyone who reaches out and asks for it.
To chat about your ceremony and see if we're a fit, or if you have additional questions that weren't answered above, you can contact me at 303-842-4321 or fill out the form below to send a message. Thanks and I look forward to getting to know you!