Wedding Officiant FAQs

A local wedding officiant serving Jacksonville, FL, St. Augustine, FL and Amelia Island, Florida (including Fernandina Beach) answers FAQ questions regarding her service as a provider of wedding ceremonies, commitment ceremonies, vow renewal ceremonies, gay weddings and lesbian weddings.

NOTE – This is an archival page as I have relocated my service to south Florida. 

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?

OUR TIME TOGETHER
Do you come for rehearsals?
Do you stay after the wedding?

COMMITMENT CEREMONIES (STRAIGHT AND GAY)
More coming soon on these FAQ answers

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.
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.

REHEARSALS
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 me and my fiance 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?

KEEPSAKE CERTIFICATES
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.

MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS
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
What can you tell me about changing my name after the wedding? Yes