Having a friend, relative or loved one officiate your wedding ceremony is a wonderful blessing for you, as well as an honor for them. You may have already discovered that it's also a lot of work...for all involved! In addition to the script, you'll need to plan the ceremony logistics and consider your day-of preparations.
"When it comes to weddings, taking more off your plate is better. We didn't have to worry about the ceremony because we knew we were in good hands."
I bring my expertise in creating hundreds of custom ceremonies to help couples and their loved ones design a wedding ceremony that is personal and poignant, and also professionally polished. I offer support in making both the process and the big day an enjoyable, fulfilling and easeful experience.
Together with you, your partner and your officiant, we'll start by talking about your vision for the ceremony. I will then guide you in discussing each part in further detail, determining where my help is most needed.
I can offer sample readings and poems, suggestions for special ceremony elements such as rituals, blessings or ways to include your children, family or friends, and ideas for incorporating religious, spiritual or cultural traditions.
I will also help you consider ways to share your love story—what questions to ask, what answers to share, and how to weave it all together in the ceremony—as well as providing sample wedding vows or assistance writing your own.
Some couples have me create an outline, write specific parts of the ceremony or even draft the entire script. I can offer feedback or edit a script you supply and help you consider logistics such as processional order and song cues.
Finally, I can provide day-of coaching to help you get the most out of your ceremony, including insights to help you feel present, calm and centered, and tips for each aspect of your ceremony. I can also coach your officiant to ensure they have the tools and information to be a confident and comfortable leader.
I offer consultations for all kinds of ceremonies at my office or via phone and video call. My consulting rate is $75 per hour with clients typically contracting for an initial 3-4 hours and adding more time as needed.
"The ceremony is the most important part so it's worth investing in someone awesome! Hannah provides a lot of extras that make her well worth it."