Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremony + Officiants
Will you marry us if we are of different faiths? Yes
Will you marry us if one of us is not religious? Yes
Will you marry us if one or both of us have been previously divorced? Yes
Do you require pre-marital or religious counseling before getting married? No
Would you allow another officiant (possibly of a different religion or a relative) to take part in the ceremony? Yes.
Are we allowed to write our own wedding vows or to modify the ones from you? Yes
Are there any restrictions on the types of readings that can be used? No
Can we use contemporary readings or are they required to be religious or scripture readings? Yes: you may choose any readings or skip this altogether.
Do you officiate in prisons/correctional facilities? Yes, please contact us for additional information
Are there any restrictions on the type of music that can be played? No
Can we use contemporary songs? Yes
Can we bring our own musicians? Yes
Are there any restrictions on wedding attire? No
What will my officiant wear? Typically a suit; most anything decent on request.
When will my officiant arrive? Half an hour before the ceremony start time; papers are signed and the bridal party is organized about 5 minutes before the ceremony.
YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE
Will you take care of the legal documents? Yes, first you need to obtain the license from any county office, I will take care of the rest
How do I obtain the license? Go there, fill out their form, pay their fee, and wait for the document to arrive in the mail about a week later?
We're from out of town and cannot wait a week... can we expedite the license process? You can ask to see a judge and explain your reasons... most often they grant the request.
What about the timing and logistics of obtaining the marriage license? You and your future spouse must obtain a marriage license. This usually costs $110 from the county government office and it takes them around 5 business days to mail it to you. Please allow sufficient time for you to receive this. You apply for the license at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding date; licenses are valid for 6 months.
Shucks! We forgot to get the license... or can't find it... No worries, come to the ceremony, and we'll do the paperwork a day or two later.
MORE QUESTIONS? ASK BELOW!
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