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Price Range: starts at $75-$200
Gig Length: 10 - 50 minutes
What to Expect
In addition to ceremony officiating, I can also provide pre-marital coaching (Christian or non-religious) so please let me know if this is something you're interested in. Ceremony officiating includes one pre-ceremony meeting to discuss your big day, and the vision you have for creating a special and memorable wedding.
Personally I've been happily married for 11 years, we have two children and a cat named Squirrel. I have over 20 years in performing and public speaking, and am passionate about seeing healthy and thriving marriages. My husband and I are leaders at our church, however I completely understand couples that choose to leave part or all of the aspects of religion out of their ceremony. Also, I believe that marriage is between two people that love each other, and am open to all ceremony types.
I live in Burbank, CA, and am willing to travel outside of Los Angeles for your ceremony.
PRE-MARITAL COACHING (example curriculum)
When you think about the fact that a wedding is around 4-6 hours total, and your marriage is life long... why wouldn't you make your marriage the focus?
LOVE LANGUAGES (Love as a verb, what does it look like)
CHILDREN (from your childhood to plans for parenting)
FINANCES (from the wedding budget to retirement)
REALITY (from past divorces* to current children in a new marriage)
SEX (from past experiences to past hurts)
COMMUNICATION and CONFLICT RESOLUTION (what is your communication type, and how to avoid the # reason for divorce)
ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES (from bread winning to trash taking)
*Having been divorced, I am personally open and non-judgemental in discussing the realities that come up when entering a new marriage.
WHY TO PURSUE PRE-MARITAL COACHING?
Here are a lot of reasons why a couple pursues premarital counseling…
"The statistics tell us 50% of marriages ends in Divorce…We don’t want to be a statistic.”
"I (or we) come from a home that has been destroyed by divorce… we are looking for something different.”
“Marriage is obviously difficult; we want the best start we can give our marriage.”
Whatever your reason, let me commend you! It seems interesting that in our culture, it takes more training and preparation to get a drivers license than it does to get a marriage license. Statistics seem to say so:
Couples spend approximately $2K on their wedding rings
The average wedding budget is $20K (not including the honeymoon)
The average honeymoon budget is $3K
Most wedding guests spend between $40 and $100 on a gift
Let me congratulate you for researching how to invest in your lifelong marriage!
I believe the counseling relationship will enhance these days of anticipation, as we work together, exploring and discussing your future.
I anticipate six-eight sessions with a couple. Sessions are often held near the couple’s location or if needed, in my home. Each session lasts about ninety minutes and cost $75. All materials included.
Please do not let finances get in the way of a healthy marriage! I accept a small number of partial-scholarship couples each year. Please contact me for an application.
This day is about your marriage vision, your love, your union. I love collaborating to create a day to remember, and can tailor your ceremony to be formal, light-hearted, religious (Christian), love focused, or more than all of the above.
Additional Booking Notes
Mic preference is a headset (hand's free) mic.