fee structure that is simple and transparent
I openly advertise my fees and what these fees cover. I do not advertise a low price and then, once you are committed, add unforeseen extra charges for things that should really be part of the basic package.
choice of ceremony styles
I understand that different people have different needs and therefore offer a range of services reflecting broad categories of need, priced accordingly. So if you are genuinely watching the budget, and your requirements are simple, you may choose a service level that fits that. My fees are more than reasonable for the number of hours I dedicate to your ceremony, so please don't ask for a discount because you'd rather spend your money on some other aspect of your wedding.
quality that will surpass your expectations
Most celebrants expect you to choose your ceremony. That means that they will offer you a choice of pre-written ceremonies, with the capacity to mix and match parts from different pre-written ceremonies, or expect you to choose each part of the ceremony from pre-written selections for each section of the ceremony, and the ceremony will follow a set template. I do neither. Because I am totally committed to your ceremony being a unique reflection of your needs, wishes, vision and values I gather information from you and then create a purpose-written ceremony for you. Yet my fees are in the same ball-park as most other celebrants. Some even charge considerably more for doing far less work themselves while expecting you to do much much more work (including reading through dozens of pre-written alternatives for every part of the ceremony
I'm only a phone call or email away, and I respond promptly
a problem? I will solve it creatively
This is your ceremony, not mine, so whatever it is you want in the ceremony I will look at HOW we can achieve it, not reasons why you should not even try. This is where my very large celebrancy-related library and extensive knowledge and experience is an asset
pay attention to more than just the words
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so from the outset I have a double focus. In addition to ensuring that the words are beautiful and meaningful I pay attention to how the ceremony will look and photograph.
are an essential part of the process
I perform your ceremony with warm professionalism, a light-hearted touch and in accordance with all legal requirements