Married by Maree - Colorado's Wedding Officiant
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The Sublime Ceremony

 (aka: "we want something extra to entertain our guests and create fun memories")

The Sublime Ceremony - $595*

 

Choose this package if you want a modern and entertaining ceremony with a bit more of your personality and/or story. This service is built from one of my original scripts - with personalization based on your questionnaire responses and our conversations. Choose your ceremony style and up to two unique elements (unity rituals, readings, etc). 15-25 minutes depending on options chosen

Ceremony Style Options:

Civil/Secular

Spiritual

Pagan/Wiccan

Nontheist

LGBTQ specific

-or themed -

Science

Literature

Space/Stars

Harry Potter

Most Popular Add-On's:

Handfasting/Handbinding

Local and Venue History

Choice of Unity Rituals

Reading(s)

Vows to Guests

Musical Interludes (performed your talented people, not me)

Sublime Ceremony Order:

  • Welcome Announcement

  • Processional (walk in)

  • Show of Support (previously called "giving away")

  • Intro and Marriage Address

  • Readings (as desired)

  • Vows/I Do's

  • Rings

  • Community Vows (as desired)

  • Unity Rituals (as desired)

  • Final Words

  • Pronouncement

  • Kiss

  • Presentation

  • Recessional (walk out)

Questionnaires: My Q's are very specific - and I offer as many options as I can. I'll ask about your grand entrances and exits, figure out mics and music, and make sure you have info to obtain your marriage license. I'll ask if guest photos are allowed or restricted, if you'd like to include a tribute in your ceremony, and if there are any guests that may need extra attention from myself or other vendors. I will use this info to reach out to your vendor team when possible.

Are there Extra Costs? Yes. But only these:

Rehearsals - $150*

Rehearsal are recommended in most situations if possible, for a bunch of reasons.

  1. The main reason: couples enjoy their ceremonies more when they have rehearsals. Can you imagine putting on a big-budget production of any other kind without a rehearsal? There is a lot to be said for knowing what to expect in general - and those feelings are amplified when you're standing on an (often literal) pedestal in front of everyone you care about.

  2. Your wedding party and close family can/will bond and get their shenanigans started properly.

  3. I'll perform better.

  4. Your photos will turn out better.

I'd love to run everything through with your venue and/or wedding coordinator(s), if possible, but they don't need to run the actual rehearsal - I like doing that part. We'll review our roles and your lines, go over where everyone stands, how not to get in each others' way, how to pin a boutonniere - and I'll answer the age-old question of "what do we do with our hands?" These efforts ahead of time will make sure everyone feels comfortable, and the ceremony will proceed smoothly with fewer problems.

Bonus: I give a pretty good pep-talk at rehearsals. I'll provide your wedding party with suggestions on how they can be helpful on the big day, and give everyone a crash course in modern wedding etiquette.

*Travel = $0.55/mile 

(if >25 miles from Johnstown, Colorado)

Examples: Vail = $155 added for mileage. Breckenridge = $135. Sapphire Point = $130. Colorado Springs = $125. Golden = $70. Allenspark = $55. Lyons = $35. Longmont = $25. Rocky Mountain National Park = $60-70.

Overnights: If distance (one way) exceeds 200 miles there is an additional charge of $200/day for overnight expenses.

Examples: Maroon Bells = $460 travel ($260 mileage + $200 overnight). Aspen = $420 travel ($220 mileage + $200 overnight).

Outside Colorado: I travel! I am licensed to perform legal ceremonies in all 50 states and I love to explore. Costs vary but I have a pretty good system to figure it now and I'd love to send you a quote. Contact me today about your non-Colorado wedding!