The Sublime Ceremony
(aka: "we want something extra to entertain our guests and create fun memories")
The Sublime Ceremony - $800*
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:
-or themed -
Most Popular Add-On's:
Local and Venue History
Choice of Unity Rituals
Vows to Guests
Musical Interludes (performed by your talented people, not me)
Sublime Ceremony Order:
Processional (walk in)
Show of Support (previously called "giving away")
Intro and Marriage Address
Readings (as desired)
Community Vows (as desired)
Unity Rituals (as desired)
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. Here they are:
Rehearsals - $200*
Rehearsal are recommended in most situations if possible, for a bunch of reasons.
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.
Your wedding party and close family can/will bond and get their shenanigans started properly.
I'll perform better.
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 = $0.75/mile
(if more than 25 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado)
McCreery House of Loveland: $0
Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark: $75
Lyons Farmette: $50
Westminster Butterfly Pavilion: $80
Sapphire Point: $200
Garden of the Gods: $195
Rocky Mountain National Park: $80-100
Estes Park: $75
Overnights: If distance (one way) exceeds 200 miles there is an additional charge of $200/day for overnight expenses.
In the Distance (200+ Miles):
Maroon Bells = $600 travel ($400 mileage + $200 overnight).
Aspen = $530 travel ($330 mileage + $200 overnight).
Grand Junction: $650 ($450 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!