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House

Do you have a back up officiant on call, in case of an emergency?

New York, NY

I am not directly affiliated with other officiants, but I would make arrangements for someone to take my place in the unlikely case I would not be able to attend.

Answered by: Get Married In Houston!

House

How long after the ceremony do you file for the official marriage license?

New York, NY

Texas state law allows 30 days after the ceremony, but I deliver the completed marriage license to the county clerk's office within a week after the ceremony.

Answered by: Get Married In Houston!

Chiaradonna

How long does the ceremony usually last?

New York, NY

There are always exceptions, but In general, I recommend keeping your ceremony to a max of 20-30 minutes.

Answered by: Rev. Ernie - Serving NH, ME, and MA

Schmidt

What is your customer satisfication policy?

New York, NY

Reshoots available for all portraits, if necessary.

Answered by: Liz & Joe Schmidt Photography

Fleenor

What are your standard payment terms? How much is the deposit?

New York, NY

The deposit is typically 50% of the booked package.

Answered by: JD Wedding Photo

Fleenor

How far are you willing to travel? Is there a travel charge?

New York, NY

We will go anywhere, but there is traveling fees if out of the state of California.

Answered by: JD Wedding Photo

Hardy

Are you present at all vendor meetings? Do you pay the vendor fees and we pay you one lump sum?

New York, NY

I attend all vendor meetings. The budget is decided upon at the beginning of the planning and a down payment is required of 20% in order to cover the up front costs to the vendors. After the big day

Answered by: Bliss Wishes Wedding Consulting

Goonen

Do you charge for an initial meeting? If so, is this amount credited should we hire you?

New York, NY

Never a charge to meet me, never a charge for emails or calls either. I want you happy and realxed for your ceremony or event.nd Love to hear all the ideas and plans.

Answered by: Beachangel's Notary Weddings

Goonen

How many wedding do you officiate a year?

New York, NY

oo my, 150 or more weddings a year. I love to see people "in love". and this is my part time job. I work reg. 8-5 job in the Legal field

Answered by: Beachangel's Notary Weddings

Service

Can your DJ MC our event? Can you provide a microphone?

New York, NY

Yes. All of our DJ's are trained Master of Ceremonies (MC). A wireless microphone or clip on microphone can be provided for your ceremony and your reception.

Answered by: Thompson Entertainment

Hardy

What are your standard payment terms?

New York, NY

I collect 20% upfront (in order to hedge costs of the vendors). I then require to paid in full the day of the event (which again helps to keep the vendors happy).

Answered by: Bliss Wishes Wedding Consulting

Goonen

Can you assist with travel plans for out of town guests? Our honeymoon plans?

New York, NY

I will help you look for Hotels or cheaps airline rates to tell the family. But als for wedding we can make a accomadation sheet and make a Wedding bio on a free bride site a post this information to

Answered by: Beachangel's Notary Weddings

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