What is the cost for you to officiate at a Catholic or interfaith wedding ceremony?
The fee to be the officiant at your Catholic or interfaith wedding is $800. This is a flat-rate fee with no hidden costs. This fee includes a pre-ceremony meeting, emails and telephone calls, development of your personalized ceremony script and all revisions, attendance at a day-of wedding rehearsal, officiating at your wedding ceremony, and processing your marriage license. These services may vary based on the needs and desires of the couple.
We would like to secure you as our wedding officiant. What’s the first step?
First, find out if I am available for your wedding date. Simply use the “Check Availability” button in the right column of this page. Click on the plus (“+”) sign to open the calendar. In addition, I will need to know our wedding venue and location since I am not available for every location. Based on your date and location, feel free to contact or call me at 703-475-2050.
Okay, our wedding date is available, what’s next?
Once I have a confirmed that I am available for your date and your confirmed location, the next step is for us to meet in person. Let me take you for coffee or tea! I meet with couples at Starbucks in Arlington, Virginia. We’ll discuss your ideal wedding and I’ll explain the process that I use to create a highly-personalized and individual wedding ceremony. The purpose of this no-cost, no-obligation meeting is to make certain that we are a match and I can do the best work for you. I never commit to a wedding without meeting with the couple in person. In those rare exceptions where a couple lives outside of the area, we can meet through a video conference call.
We’ve met and think you’re a match. Now, how do we book you for our wedding ceremony?
Wonderful! To secure me for your wedding, please complete the Wedding Agreement. You will find the instructions on the first page of the Agreement. I will need you to mail me the signed Agreement along with a deposit check of $400. Once I receive your signed Agreement and deposit, I will formally commit to your wedding date. Unfortunately, I am not able to hold dates.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover through PayPal. Contact me to pay the $400 deposit by credit card. All remaining fees are due 14 days before your wedding date. If you have any other questions, please email me or call 703-475-2050.“Bill took the time to speak with us several times leading up to the wedding, resulting in a ceremony that had a very personal feel. All our guests commented how much they liked the ceremony. We’d highly recommend Bill for weddings of all kinds.
– Christy and ErikRead mo”re →
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