Wedding Officiant FAQ

What is your price?
My fee is based on distance from my home and averages $140 to $300.
Add a rehearsal and the fee averages $260 to $580
I also perform the ceremony AND coordinate the event which is the Super Liaison package.

I am having an Intimate Wedding, is the cost the same?
The cost to perform your wedding is not based on the number of guests, but the distance and time it takes for me to arrive and perform the ceremony.  No matter how short and sweet it is.

What are the minimum requirements?
You must provide a Marriage License and two witnesses, but you do not have to know them.

Do you have reviews and images that I can look at?
Go to..... Wedding Wire  |  Portfolio  |  Super Liaison Reviews  |  Elopement

Can we write our own vows?
Absolutely!  OR I also provide a list of vows that are used in a 'repeat after me' format.

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Do we meet before the ceremony?
We are not required to meet in person.
If we do, you come to my home in Kirkwood.

Do you come to the rehearsal?
I do not attend a rehearsal, but I can. *
We do rehearse over the phone 24-48 hours before the event.
If I am hired to Coordinate the Ceremony, I do attend the rehearsal.

* Payment of Officiant Plus Rehearsal requires a specific payment plan.

Is there a deposit to hold the date?  Do you have an agreement?
My fee for Officiant Only is due in CASH when I arrive, so there is no deposit or retainer fees.
You are required to fill out a Confirmation Form and I respond with an Email Confirmation.
The Email Confirmation is considered our agreement.
For the Coordination Package, there is a retainer fee and paper Agreement.
For the Officiant Plus Rehearsal Package, there is a specific payment plan to follow.

What do you wear at the ceremony?
I usually wear a black pants outfit, but not a robe.

What can we do to make the ceremony last longer?
You can add parts to the ceremony like a reading, scripture or prayer.
We discuss these details on the phone.
You can symbolize your union with a unity candle, sand, roses etc.
These choices to add MUST be discussed and approved by Carolyn Burke.

What happens if you become unavailable due to illness or conflict?

In the 10 years of performing ceremonies, I have needed to find a substitute only a few times.
I provide a substitute to perform the same ceremony or you have the option to find someone else.

Do you have any special deals or features?

If you come to Kirkwood, MO my fee is $50.
See Elope in Kirkwood for more information.
I live in Kirkwood and can help you find a location such as a park or restaurant that will accommodate your style and capacity.
I can also coordinate your wedding ceremony.

Contact us for more information on my services.

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Carolyn Burke | Officiant | Coordinator
(314) 821-4844
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