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FAQ'S

If you've never done the wedding thing or worked with an officiant before, you may be wondering how everything works. No worries, I'll work closely with you through my process of creating an unforgettable, fun, and romantic ceremony!

Q: What does this process look like? 

 

First - check my availability for your wedding date. Please complete my consultation form link at the bottom of this page. If I'm available, I'll send you a link to schedule a chat via phone call, Zoom, or Google Meets, whichever works best for you.

 

During our no-obligation 20-30 minute initial chat, I'll listen closely to understand what you're looking for in a wedding ceremony. Meeting new couples and getting to know them is truly one of my favorite actions in the process! This meeting will allow us to make sure we're the right fit for each other.

 

After our consultation, if you decide to book me as your officiant I'll send you a proposal that includes an agreement and invoice. The agreement will outline the services I'll provide, pricing, payment schedule, and other important details.

 

To secure your wedding date on my calendar, a 50% retainer is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the wedding date.

 

Once you receive the proposal, you'll have 24 hours to review and confirm your wedding date. After this timeframe, the date will be released to other couples if your booking remains incomplete. My calendar fills up during the peak seasons, so don't hesitate!

 

Q: How long is an average ceremony?

Well, I can assure you that your ceremony won't be 'average'! But depending on any additional rituals, personal vows and other preferences, the time is usually 20-30 minutes. That's the sweet spot for time to share your love story and keep your guests engaged. 

 

Q: How does the marriage license process work?

  • A Georgia marriage license is required for all marriages performed in the State of Georgia. 

  • You will apply for your marriage license at the County Probate Court; there are different courts in each county whose rules slightly vary, but are generally the same for the entire state. In Georgia, you can receive your license the same day. You do not have to get married in the same county your license was obtained.

  • Both you and your spouse need to be present, both need to sign, and then pay the license fee. If you or your spouse have had a previous marriage, you will need to bring a copy of the final divorce decree, or death certificate if that was the cause of the previous marriage ending. 

  • You will need two forms of ID as well to prove your identities, and they must be valid and translated and notarized if they are in another language. 

  • You need proof that you or your spouse are a resident of Georgia, as well as documents, including birth certificate, valid driver's license, valid passport, visa, etc. If any of these are in a language other than English, you will need a notary to translate and notarize the documents beforehand. Blood tests are not required.

 

After the ceremony, I will sign your marriage license and submit back to the Probate Court the next business day.

You will receive your marriage certificate within 1-4 weeks, depending on which county probate you obtained your marriage license.

 

Q: Can you help us choose wedding vows and give us ideas about options for ceremonies?

Yes! From written personal vows to traditional "I do's", I can share vow samples with you and give you ideas for custom ceremonies.

 

 

To make sure I'm able to provide the best possible service to all of my clients, I kindly ask that you reach out only if you are seriously considering booking my officiant services. Let's respect one another's time! Aside from your love for each other, it's our most valuable commodity, right!

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