Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do you perform weddings?

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Pretty much wherever you want your wedding. I perform weddings in courtrooms and judges' offices in the county courthouse, in an office I have three blocks from the county courthouse, at homes, parks, country clubs, recreation centers, on boats, in airplanes and hot air balloons. I perform weddings in all the counties in central Texas and have gone to Houston and San Antonio, as well as California, to perform weddings.

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How much do you charge for a wedding?

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My fee varies based on location, date, time of day, travel distance, and time expended. For example, for a wedding in the courthouse or the office near the courthouse, during the week between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm; the fee is $40 to $50. To perform a wedding during the week in the evening, near the courthouse; the fee is $75 to $150. For weddings on Friday evenings and weekends, my fee ranges anywhere from $150 to $500. If I am requested to conduct a rehearsal there is usually an additional fee of $100.

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What does your fee encompass?

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My fee includes the following services:

  • Meeting with the couple in my office as often as they desire to meet to discuss and plan their wedding
  • Unlimited telephone conversations and e-mail exchanges
  • Providing materials on writing a wedding ceremony and assisting the couple to draft a wedding ceremony
  • Providing information on all legal requirements for a marriage
  • Performing the wedding ceremony
  • Completing the marriage license and returning it to the clerk's office for recordation
  • Giving the couple a wedding certificate, suitable for framing, and a copy of the wedding ceremony on high-grade paper
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Do you attend rehearsals?

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If requested, I attend rehearsals for an additional fee and if my schedule permits. However, it has been my observation, that if there is a wedding coordinator involved the coordinator normally conducts the rehearsal and has no need for my presence. Since I do ask for an additional fee for attending the rehearsal I try to make sure that I really am needed and will perform a useful function. In meeting and communicating with the couple we discuss the need for a rehearsal and, if needed, how it will be conducted.