Basic Ceremony

Basic Ceremony ~ Personalized, Affordable, Simple, Meaningful

If you are looking for a basic ceremony that is beautifully written and reflects your values, visions and feelings for each other…this is the way to go. The wording and format is similar to the Elopement Ceremony, yet allows for a processional and recessional and a couple additional readings.  The Basic Ceremony is designed for couples who’s wedding includes: over 15 guests, a small wedding party, processional/recessional and music.  This ceremony lasts approximately 15-20 minutes (in addition to the processional time) and includes the following:

Basic Ceremony Components:

  • Processional
  • Opening words
  • Statement of Intention (the “I do’s”)
  • Vows
  • Exchange of rings
  • 1-2 Special Readings
  • Final blessing
  • Pronouncement of the couple as husband and wife
  • The Kiss
  • Recessional
  • Signing of the marriage license

This Service Includes:

  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Pre-wedding phone and/or email consultation
  • Less than 65 guests
  • Performing of ceremony
  • Arrival of officiant 15 minutes prior to start of ceremony
  • Signing of the Marriage License
  • Filing of license
  • A copy of your ceremony

What’s not included:

The Basic Ceremony provides for telephone and email consultations only. An in-person meeting is not necessary for this level of service but can be arranged if requested.  If you desire a highly customized ceremony, or wish to meet in person prior to the ceremony, then I suggest the Full Monty Custom Ceremony. Rehearsals for the Basic Ceremony are an additional fee.


Pricing for the Basic Ceremony begins at $400. Actual price depends on ceremony customization, length, ceremony and location, processional, rehearsal needs, help with writing your own vows and any additional components included. Please fill out the booking questionnaire, email or call to get a quote.

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