FAQ Weddings

Is a Humanist Wedding Legal?

In the United States, Humanist Celebrants have all the legal power granted to them that is granted to clergypersons in their respective states.

What is a personalized wedding ceremony?

The wedding ceremony and vows and any introduced rituals are unique and written by the couple, with help from many published texts. They can be a combination of elements from other services. Personalized ceremonies will require at least one consultation with the couple, more complex ones will require two - and my presence at rehearsal - please see Pricing.

What is a standard wedding ceremony?

This is a wedding ceremony chosen by the couple from ten examples of Humanist ceremonies and vows. Elements of these examples may be intermingled. I will send samples upon receipt of deposit.

Do You offer religious ceremonies?
No - but I do offer inter-religious ceremonies.

Do you have a contract?
Yes - Please see contracts. A contract must accompany a 50% payment at time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.

What if you can't make it on the wedding day?
I won't take on a contract until I am sure that I can provide a surrogate officiant in the event of an emergency or sickness on my part. I have surrogate arrangements with other officiants.

Do you accept Credit Cards? 
No - please pay by check, cash or via Paypal.

Can we get married at your location?
Yes - elopement and very small, casual weddings with up to eight people can be held in our office in Jackson.