Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, LGBTQ Weddings /
3. Are there additional types of events you service?
4. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash or check is fine.
1. Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the
ceremony including the vows?
2. Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if
Yes, my couples are encouraged to provide as little or
as much input as they like.
3. Do you have a list of readings, from which the couple
I meet with each couple and explore their wishes and
personalities so that the ceremony is uniquely their
own. I have a very large library of wedding services and
variations thereof as well as readings and poems etc.
Which can be used if requested but they are not
mandatory. There is no doubt that I can compose the
perfect ceremony for your most special day.
1. How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremonies vary according to amount of material
included, most ceremonies average 20 Min upto an hour.
The majority of the ceremonies performed usually last
about 30 minutes.
2. Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, call for pricing.
4. Do you require premarital counseling?
No, premarital counseling is available but not
mandatory. I completed an update in training for
premarital counseling in 2013.
5. Do you have experience with cross cultural
Yes, I have officiated at weddings where:
One couple was Swedish.
Another couple where the bride was Arabic
Christian and the groom was Hispanic Catholic
Another couple where the groom was Hindu and the
bride was Christian
1. Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a
Yes, I will perform your ceremony just about anywhere
you wish. I specialize in home, garden and almost any
1. What is your attire for the ceremony?
I have attire for traditional or themed weddings i.e., black
suit, western style tuxedo, regular tuxedo and a white
robe handmade especially for weddings. I have also
officiated a wedding by request in jeans, sport shirt
and western hat. I can and will accommodate almost any
request. (After 37 years I have
pretty much seen and heard it all, occasionally I get
thrown a curve ball, but I recover quickly.)
1. Do you supply a sound system?
2. Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No, but I can secure a the services of an ASL (American
Sign Language) translator.
1. Where do I apply for a marriage license in Texas?
You can obtained your marriage license at any county
courthouse throughout the state.
2. When do I need to purchase the license?
A Texas marriage license is only valid for 30 days from
the date purchased, applicants should apply one to two
weeks before the scheduled date of their marriage.
3. What are the requirements to obtain your Texas
All applicants must provide proof of age and
identity with a valid Texas drivers license,
valid Texas DPS I.D., Military I.D., passport,
or any certificate of License issued by this
state, another state, the U.S. government or a
Each applicant is required to provide a Social
Security card or proof of social security number.
Prices may vary in different counties.
The cost is $66 cash (no checks) and $6 in Bexar
County if couples bring in the
"Twogether in Texas"
The legal age to obtain a marriage license
without parental consent in Texas is 18 years of
age. Application of age is 16 with parental
A blood test is not required.
If either applicant has been recently divorced,
the state requires a 30-day waiting period from
the date of the filed divorce decree, unless
waived by the court.
Female applicants are
required to submit a certified copy of final
decree showing their restored maiden name if
different from current identification.
The license is good for 30 days from the date of
purchase. However, there is a 72-hour waiting
period from the time the license was purchased
until the time the ceremony can be performed.
Active duty military personnel are exempt.
Both parties do not to need to be active
military for the waiting period to be waived.
Applicants between the ages of 16-18 must be
accompanied by one parent, to sign legal
consent. A minor must have a certified copy of
birth certificate, photo I.D. and proof of
If parents are divorced, the
parent granted custody must submit a certified
copy of their divorce decree in order to sign
Our Fee is Our Income:
It takes an average of 10 hours of work per ceremony and
may include the following:
Scheduling appointments, dealing with no-shows
and couples who are late.
Email and phone calls
Sometimes months of work to nail down the
ceremony, vows & reading choices.
Research for particular non-traditional
ceremonies; knowing where to look and of course
the Officiates experience and education related
to finding the information.
Ceremony prep, drafts, proof-reads, approvals,
updates, modifications, last minute changes,
re-approvals, ceremony practice time.
Travel time + mileage to and from rehearsal, +