Inclusive Wedding Ceremony Prices, Packages and Options

Marriage Legalization/Small Elopement Ceremony - $250

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I Do Ceremony - $350

A relaxed and laid back experience for couples who want a no-fuss ceremony

Officiate Wedding Ceremony

We prepare the ceremony for you

Ceremony created based on your wishes

Skype/telephone meeting

Information on marriage licence requirements

Preparation of marriage documents and submit for registration

Inclusive pricing - no additional tax

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Personal & Planned - $425

Completely customized and interactive

Includes all I Do Package features

Personal guidance and planning of your ceremony

A personalized ceremony is provided - includes a written "story" about your journey together

Personally written vows or assistance with vows

A personal face-to-face meeting

Access to client wedding ceremony portal

Decorative keepsake wedding certificate

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Custom Written - $550

Our Signature Celebrant Package

Includes all Personalized & Planned Package Features

Ceremony is custom written for you

Includes two personal meetings to gather information and plan your ceremony

Draft Ceremony for your review

Venue Liaison / Visit

Draft and prepare Order of Ceremony

Presentation Folder with full Ceremony Script and Keepsake Order of Ceremony – a lasting reminder of your special day!

 

*Elopement/Legalization of Marriage*

Elopement/legalization of marriage ceremonies are also one of the services we provide at $225.  A short pre-set religious or non-religious ceremony will be performed as well as all legalities in accordance with Marriage Act of Ontario.  This service is available for the parties to be married and a small group of up to 8 guests.  If additional parties are in attendance, a fee of $10 for each person is payable.  The couple is responsible for providing a valid Ontario marriage licence for the legal marriage to take place.  For legal document signing only, please contact us. We can also provide witnesses at $25 each which is paid directly to the witnesses. 

Rehearsals

A wedding ceremony rehearsal, whether conducted by us, your wedding venue planner or in your own living room is a MUST for peace of mind and flow of the ceremony - it also makes your wedding party feel more at ease.   Please see our article on rehearsals at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-i-need-wedding-rehearsal-aileen-dockerty

Monday to Thursday Rehearsal - $125

Friday to Sunday Rehearsal - $175

funerals/celebrations of life

We are committed funeral celebrants and are able to conduct a funeral or memorial ceremony almost anywhere - it does not have to be in a funeral home. There are many choices including community halls, golf clubs, restaurants and even outdoors when weather permits.

We will always meet with the family of your loved one to gain a thorough picture of his or her life, idiosyncrasies and personality so that a bespoke, respectful and tasteful ceremony can be written.

The cost for a funeral ceremony is $350 inclusive.

Special Ceremony Elements/Mini-Ceremonies Available with all Packages

Wine Box / Love Letter ($65)

The couple will write love letters to each other before the wedding which they will seal in an envelope. They will choose their favourite bottle of wine or drink of choice and place these and any other memorabilia in the wine box. If clients choose this ceremony option during the wedding ceremony, they will seal the box and vow not to open the box until an anniversary of their choice. The only other time that the box can be unsealed is when they are having thoughts of separating at which time they will drink the wine and read the letters which will hopefully remind them why they fell in love and chose to be together in the first place.  Price include a bottle of your choice of red or white wine and a wooden decorative keepsake wine box. 

Hand Wrapping Ceremony / Hand Fasting (From $75)

The original meaning of “tying the knot”. A Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons / cloth in the shape of the infinity symbol to symbolize the bringing together of the two hearts in a marriage of strength and unity forever. Pricing includes a custom made handfasting braid and a keepsake box.   Can include a family tartan (or two). Tartan can be in wool or sateen - a quote for the imported tartan will be provided in advance.  For additional information on handfasting, please see our blog post at http://aileendockerty.ca/handfasting-handfasting-let-me-count-the-ways/

Unity Sand Ceremony ($65)

The Unity Sand Ceremony is ideal for any wedding. This ceremony option symbolizes the joining of the couple. The sand is used to symbolize the uniting of the couple. Their separate lives are represented by two vials of sand (usually different colours). The couple come together after the exchange of vows, and pour the two individual vials of sand into one into one vase. The flow of the sand symbolizes the joining of the couple as they share their first experience of unity as a married couple. In addition, this ritual is used when there are young children involved and the couple are looking for a ritual to involve the children, and additional vials of coloured sand can be used. The unity vase is then a keepsake of your wedding day.  Price includes two vials of sand and keepsake glass container with lid. 

Unity Candle Ceremony (Indoors Only) ($55)

This ritual has long been used in Catholic weddings, but as a traditional ceremony option it also holds a universal meaning. It symbolises the joining of the couple in marriage as well as the joining of their two original families. The couple's mothers can light their individual candles for them as a symbol to show that they are moving on from their family to create a new family together.  Price includes two lighting candles, pillar candle and holder to keep. 

Breaking of the Glass Ceremony ($45)

The Breaking of the Glass Ceremony is traditionally used at Jewish weddings; this ceremony option signifies the end of the ceremony and the time of celebration. As a health & safety concern, the glass must be stemless and is placed in a cloth bag prior to breaking.  Price includes all materials.

Wine Ceremony ($50)

In the Wine Ceremony the couple can either choose to pour one white glass and one red glass to create a blush that they will both drink from or there can be a pouring of one glass that they both will drink from.   Includes small bottles of wine and keepsake wine glasses. 

Broom Jumping Ceremony ($75)

The Broom Jumping Ceremony does not originate with African Americans but is rooted centuries before in the British Isles and in particular, Wales, at a time when ordinary people could not marry.  It symbolizes the clearing away of negativity with a sweep of the broom creating a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together.  Hence, a bride was "carried over the threshold" (the broom laid across the front door opening of their home) to signify marriage.  As the couple were not legally married, they therefore had a "broomstick marriage" or were "living over the brush", a phrase that is still used in the UK today.  It must be ensured that the couple can manage to do actually jump to avoid accidents, otherwise stepping over the broom would be an option.  Includes a custom decorated birch broom to keep.

Rose Ceremony ($55)

In the Rose ceremony the couple can choose to present roses to the mothers / grandmothers as a way of showing appreciation for their support. The roses can also be presented as the first gifts that the couple will give to each other.  Includes fresh roses for both mothers/step-moms and grandmothers. 

Additional Special Elements

There are many additional choices available including ring warming, rock ceremonies, balloon release, hand blessing - to name a few.  Ask us for details. 

Travel Expenses

A nominal travel fee is added for ceremonies outside of our service area.  Please ask for pricing to your venue.

Accommodation

At cost if an overnight stay is required.

$100 non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking to confirm your booking.  

We accept bank e-transfers, major credit cards and PayPal.

Final Invoice payable 14 days prior to the Ceremony

Prices subject to change without notice