As a local wedding officiant performing wedding ceremonies, gay weddings, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals in Jacksonville, FL, St. Augustine, FL and Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach, FL. Most folks simply call me That Wedding Lady, and making your special day magical is my highest priority!
Gay Weddings – The 1st gay marriage happened today at 2:30 PM in Miami Dade county, FL. All other counties start issuing licenses tomorrow morning, January 6, 2015. This website will be updated shortly to change the information on my gay pages. Until then, gay clients should review the “Ceremonies for straight couples” page for the most accurate information about my services. HOORAY!!!
Why should you consider my service?
- Multi-award winning provider with powerful reviews from 100s of happy clients
- Passionate about my vocation and the couples I serve. I LOVE my job!
- Warm, collaborative and highly personalized service
- Competitive simple prices to make your life easy
- Every ceremony is unique to the couple. No stock one-size-fits-all ceremonies. (and yes, you can have as much input as you want.)
- Easy, stress-free process. I’m a real pro and I guide you every step of the way.
- Especially geared towards assisting out of area clients who need to figure out the who, what, when and where of their ceremony.
- I come to your chosen location to perform the ceremony.
- Excellent sense of humor who keeps the fun in the process, and possesses a tremendous singing voice (ok, the second one is a lie, when I sing, dogs howl.)
Keep scrolling down this page to see a list of answers to common questions.
Get started by choosing a ceremony type in the menu list to see details for your type of service. Scroll down to read some quick FAQs below. Read reviews by brides and check out the choices for keepsake certificates. For more immediate service, call me directly at 904-583-6688 or use my contact page to send me an email inquiry.
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You Found Them! Here’s Some Answers to Start You Off
Important Notice!! The information below are FAQ answers only. That means they are only the direct short answer specific to the question. To read complete information about a service I provide, explore the links at the top of any page on my website.
MY TRADITIONAL CEREMONY SERVICES
What do you do as a wedding officiant?
MY GAY AND LESBIAN CEREMONY SERVICES
Can two gay people get legally married in Florida?
How is a gay wedding different from a “regular” one? I don’t file legal paperwork.
Do you file any paperwork when performing a gay ceremony?
Do gay weddings come with a marriage certificate?
WEDDING CEREMONY SCRIPTS
Do you use the same ceremony script each time?
What if I want to make changes to the script?
Can I add things to the ceremony?
Can I include religious passages?
Can I include special add-ons like Sand Pouring Ceremonies or Candle Unity Lighting?
What names do you use in the ceremony script?
Can I include other people in the ceremony?
COMMITMENT CEREMONIES (STRAIGHT AND GAY)
This FAQ section is under development so be sure to actually go to my pages for commitment ceremonies to read all about them.
VOW RENEWAL CEREMONIES
More coming soon on these FAQ answers
NON TRADITIONAL CEREMONY SERVICES
Do you provide services for polyamorous relationships?
Do you provide services for unconventional religions such as Wiccan or Pagan beliefs?
FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE ANSWERS
How do I get a marriage license in Florida?
Where do I get a marriage license?
Do I get a Florida marriage license or one from my home state?
If I’m from another country do I need to get a marriage license in Florida?
Is there a waiting period before I can use the marriage license?
What happens to the license after the ceremony? I file it for you the next business day.
Should I order extra copies of my license when I apply for it? Yes…get 3. You will need them in the future.
Can I get my marriage license by mail? Yes. Call me for a referral to the service provider who does this.
What do you do at the rehearsal?
QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDING OFFICIANT PRICES, COSTS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS?
How much does your service cost? $200 for non-rehearsal ceremonies. $275 for a rehearsal/wedding combo.
What is your cancellation policy? You get up to 365 days from your original date to do it on.
What happens if you have an emergency before the wedding and can’t do it? I have 2 backup officiants who can step right in and do it.
What happens if I have an emergency before the wedding and can’t do it? You get up to 365 days from your original date to do it on.
What happens after I make a deposit or pay the full amount? I confirm you are on my calendar and no one can steal your slot.
RELIGIOUS WEDDING VERSUS NON RELIGIOUS WEDDING
Can you do a non-religious wedding?
Are you a minister?
Can I have a religious wedding?
Does it matter what religion I am? No. I respect and can accommodate all faiths.
What if my fiance and I are of different faiths? No problem. We’ll craft something that works for you both.
What if I don’t want any religious words on my keepsake certificate? Most ceremonies I perform have no words of faith in them. We can include any special words of faiths, customs performed or religious passages you want.
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
Where can I read what others have said about you?
Who gets a certificate? Every couple receives a certificate.
Do I get to pick a style? Yes I give you a variety to choose from.
What names can I use on my certificate? Your every day name, formal names or nicknames.
What kind of paper is it on? Heavy weight pearlized ivory from a professional printing lab.
QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDING LOCATIONS AND TRAVEL
Will you come to any location? In northeast Florida, yes. Outside this area, yes but costs extra.
What is your territory? From Amelia Island to Jacksonville to St. Augustine
Does it cost extra for you to come to my location? Not unless you’re outside my area
Can you marry people outside the State of Florida? No. However, I do perform faux weddings and commitment ceremonies outside of Florida. There is an additional fee for me to travel to your location though.
Do I have to use any of your preferred vendors to use your service?
Can you perform a faux wedding? yes
Can you help me find other services I need for my wedding?
What do you wear when performing a ceremony? I have a variety of professional outfits in neutral colors.
Are you a wedding planner? No
Can you tell me about changing my name after the wedding? Yes