Services

“Samora was amazing!  After one meeting she already felt like family.  Her ability to listen and put our words
into a beautiful story on the most important day of our lives will never be forgotten.” 


So, let’s talk about fees! No two weddings are alike. So take a look at the different types of services we offer and let us know which one fits you best. We honor all faiths and specialize in personalized ceremonies that can be religious or non-denominational. Of course all fees are negotiable and easily customized to fit your budget!

The “Single Scoop” (Elopement Ceremony)

$399 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $50-100 additional)
Our Elopement Service includes the following:

Wedding Consultation

Pre-written script(spiritual or humanist)

Up to 10 Guests

Signing and Filing of Marriage License (legally required)

 

A non-refundable retainer of $200 is required to hold the date and time

(please see our Central Park Packages )

 

The “Double Scoop” (Short & Sweet Ceremony)

$650 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $100-200 additional)
If you are interested in a ceremony that celebrates your love story in a special way but you’re not into all the “bells and whistles” , then this may be the perfect option for you. With this service, we combine your unique love story with traditional wedding elements.  This service also includes the option of adding a reading, poem, etc. to be read by your Officiant or a friend or relative of your choosing.  You may also include your own vows. The fee includes the following:

Personalized ceremony (no rituals) performed at your selected location

Written copy of ceremony provided in advance for final approval

Initial Consultation plus revisions

Unlimited Guests

Signing and Filing of Marriage License (legally required)

Arrival of Wedding Officiant 30 minutes prior to ceremony

A non-refundable retainer of $200 is required to hold the date and time

 

The “Sundae” (Customized Ceremony)

$799 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $100-200 additional)

This ceremony package offers you unlimited options to create your own unique celebration and best of all, a wedding that is unforgettable! (Reviews speak for themselves!!) 

Fully, Customized Ceremony performed at your selected venue

Written copy of ceremony provided in advance for final approval

Unlimited readings (suggestions offered if needed)

Unlimited Rituals or Unity Ceremonies (traditional, cultural or inspired)

A Free copy of my new e-book “8 Steps to an Awesome Vow”

Initial Consultation plus revisions

Signing and Filing of Marriage License (legally required)

Arrival of Wedding Officiant one hour prior to ceremony

A non-refundable retainer of $400 is required to hold the date and time

 

The “Banana Split” (All-inclusive)

Starts at $1999

This package offers everything in the SUNDAE package plus a “day-of” coordinator to assist with making your day run smoothly and give you peace of mind. You can have all the services mentioned above plus the following:

Initial Coordinator Consultation to explain services

Unlimited phone & email contact from date of contract

Contact and coordinate with all vendors listed on the contract to finalize details two weeks prior to ceremony

Organize wedding rehearsal (extra fee if separate day)

Develop and Finalize Wedding Day Itinerary & Timeline

Up to 4 hours of on-site service the day of your event (additional time optional)

Prepare and line up wedding party for entrances and exits

Manage vendor & decor setup at ceremony

Communicate with musicians or DJ for Invitation/Ceremony/Announcements

A non-refundable retainer of $500 is required to hold the date and time

 

“Toppings” (Additional Services)

Sometimes a few extra details are needed to make our plans complete! We have put together a list of extra services that are often combined with our packages. 

Live Instrumentalist (Guitar/Piano/Violin/Vocals) Starts at $200/hr

Microphone/Amplifier Setup- $150

Rehearsal Dinner – $150/Mon-Thurs and $300/Fri-Sun

Travel -$50/per additional 20 miles outside NYC

City Park Permit plus administrative fee-$50

 

Pre-Marital Coaching 

Pre-Marital counseling provides the opportunity for you to not just plan your wedding, but also plan your marriage.  We are certified by PREPARE/ENRICH to assist couples with pre-marital preparation and also use our own tools to support you in the process. Each session will equip you with valuable, fun tools to assist you with starting your marriage on the right track. This service includes an online personality assessment and a workbook for you to use at your convenience. Skype sessions are available by request.  Please contact us to discuss in more detail.

Pre-Marital & Marital Coaching -From $200 per session (tax-deductible)

 

We also specialize in services for other important occasions such as Wedding Vow Renewals, Baby Blessings, Pet Memorial Services, and Funeral & Celebration of Life services.  Please contact us today to set up a consultation!

Marriage License Information:

How do I go about obtaining a marriage license in New York City? A New York State marriage license is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel for whom the validity runs for 180 days) and can only be used in the State of New York. All couples must wait a full 24 hours from the time the marriage license is issued before a marriage ceremony can be performed unless a judicial waiver is obtained.

You may also begin the application process online by going to the following link (valid for 21 days): http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml

You must remember to bring a valid proof of I.D. (i.e., driver’s license, passport, etc.) and proof of divorce (if applicable). The fee for a Marriage License is $35 by credit card or money order payable to the City Clerk.


Park Permit Information:

Do I need to obtain a permit to have my wedding in a public park? The only time that you will be required to have a permit for your event is when you will have more than 20 people. It takes approximately 30 days to receive the permit, so plan in advance. The permit can be obtained at the following link: https://nyceventpermits.nyc.gov/Parks/

The fee for the Permit is $25. If you prefer for Common Ground Ceremonies to obtain the permit for you, there will be an administrative fee of $25 applied.

 

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