FrequentlyAsked Questions​


How far in advance should I hire a wedding officiant?

As soon as you know the date and time of your wedding, you should secure me as your wedding officiant. Couples guarantee my services with a deposit months in advance, especially for the peak wedding seasons in Spring and Fall. While the sooner the better, I'm often available on shorter notice, especially if the date and time of your ceremony is flexible. You can check my availability with a quick call or email.

What are the fees for your wedding officiant services?

Please refer to our Wedding Officiant Fee page.

I am planning my wedding from another city/state/country. How can we meet you?

While most couples prefer to meet in person, this situation is not unusual. I'm happy to have our meetings over the telephone or video conference with Skype or Facetime.

Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?

Of course. I can offer guidance and sample vows if requested.

Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony?

Absolutely. I specialize in ceremonies customized for each couple. I invite participation in writing the ceremony. I will always offer suggestions and assistance in wording, if requested, to make it personalized, unique and distinctive for the occasion.

How long does the ceremony usually last?

That depends on if you have chosen readings or Unity Rituals, but usually 15 - 20 minutes, which to me, is the perfect length.

I am not really religious. Do you offer Civil Ceremonies?

Of course. I am diverse in performing ceremonies of all types, whether traditional or nontraditional. We will custom tailor your ceremony to your traditions, beliefs and needs, whether Civil or Spiritual.

Will you perform LGBT marriages?

Thanks to the Supreme Court of the United States, ALL of the weddings I perform are valid nationwide. As far as I am concerned, there are no longer "straight weddings" and "gay weddings" - only "weddings"!.

How far are you willing to travel? Is there a travel fee?

I prefer to work within the five boroughs of NYC, but I will travel. However, there would be appropriate fees.

Do you require that premarital counseling be done?

I do not require nor provide counseling.

Do you accept payment by credit card?

Yes, I accept American Express, Mastercard and Visa.

How long after the ceremony do you file for the official marriage license?

Within 5 days (It's the law!) but usually that same day.

What is your event cancellation policy?

The deposit is non-refundable.

Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?

Yes, for an additional fee.

Do you supply a sound system?

No.

Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?

No. The NYC Mayor's Office recommends these local ASL interpreters.

Have another question? Contact me directly at [email protected]