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 guests.
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.
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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.