Elopement - To elope, most literally, merely means to run away.
More specifically, elopement is often used to refer to a marriage conducted
in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving hurried flight away from
one's place of residence.
Today the term is colloquially used for any hasty marriage or one performed
away from home with few (if any) guests. Usually 2 witnesses and under 4
Simple Ceremony - 2 witnesses, usually also acting as the best
man and maid/matron of honor, 10 or fewer guests, no ceremony additions
(i.e. Unity or Rose ceremony), no rehearsal, no flower girl or ring bearer.
Small Wedding - Simple ceremony with 10 to 50 guests, 1 or 2
attendants each for the Bride and Groom, no rehearsal, possible Unity candle
or Rose ceremony added.
Average Wedding - 50 to 100 guests, 1 to 3 attendants each for
the Bride and Groom, possibly a flower girl and/or a ring bearer. Often a
rehearsal. Possible Unity candle or Rose ceremony added, frequently
children's ceremony added.
Large Wedding - Often between 100 and 200 guests. 1 to 4
attendants each for the Bride and Groom. Often a flower girl or two and a
ring bearer. Definitely a rehearsal. Possible Unity candle or Rose ceremony,
frequently children's ceremony added.
Themed Ceremony - Special attire and theme such as
Halloween, Gothic, Medieval, Renaissance, Punk, etc.
|Types and Sizes of Ceremonies
Fees are based on the size and complexity of the wedding ceremony desired, as well as whether or not
there will be a rehearsal.
I don't have a single set fee (some ministers do) since I do not believe that a couple eloping or having a
very small wedding should pay the same fee as a couple having a larger wedding, with a rehearsal and
many additions, which then requires a much larger investment of time.
All my ceremonies are unique and custom written specifically for you, including elopements. I am
frequently able to perform an elopement the same day you call if that is your wish, just give me a little
time to write the ceremony.