What do you need? I offer the following services!
Renewal of Vows
Simple Signing of your Marriage License
My services are set up for you to pick your main service and then add on additional needs from there.
All my services (Except Simple Signings of Marriage Licenses) include the following:
Consult Meeting (Optional)
This is optional. Only for those of you who would like to meet before you hire.
Exchange of Rings
Exchange Of Vows
Access to Your Own Client Portal
After your down payment is received, I send you a link and password to access your own Client Portal.
Here you will find the resources you need to plan your ceremony.
(e.g. Vows, Ring Blessings, Readings, Forms, questionnaires, etc...)
Use of Microphones
Signing of Marriage License
I will sign and file your Marriage License for you. If you are having a Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony you will receive a signed decorative certificate.
Up to 120 Miles Round Trip
By Phone, Text, or Email.
The Full Ceremony Offers the following in addition to the above services.
Pre Ceremony Meeting
At this meeting, we will go over all the details of your ceremony and answer any questions you or I may have. This is typically scheduled to take place about two weeks before your ceremony and is held in Big Lake at the Vows With Angie's office.
1 Hour Arrival Before Your Ceremony
I arrive at your ceremony one hour before it begins. This allows me to consult with other professionals involved with your special day (e.g. DJ, Photographer, Coordinator, etc).
The differences between the different packages mainly come down to the kind of ceremony needed, the ceremony size, and if you are planning to have guests attend the ceremony.
Do you need any Add-Ons?
Add-On services are great ways to make your ceremony more personal by giving it a little more personality!
Are you having a wedding party?
Are you having guests?
Do you want a rehearsal?
Are you having readings during your ceremony?
Will you be having a Unity Ceremony?
Will you need Vows With Angie to run your ceremony music?
Is your ceremony more than 60 miles from Big Lake MN?
These are the type of questions we will need to answer to get you the appropriate service you need.
What is the process? What is the flow from beginning to end of our journey together?
First thing is first.
We need you to feel comfortable with trusting me to run your ceremony. When you are comfortable and ready to lock in your date, simply go to the Book Here page.
Select the service that you would like and select your date on the calendar. As long as your time comes up, your date and time are available. Follow the directions and make your non refundable down Payment.
Once you have done this I will be notified and I will send you a welcome email including an electronic contract. You would read through it, answer the questions, sign, and submit it.
Once you sign and submit the contract, I will send you another email letting you know that we are all set. That your date and time are booked. It will include a link to your ceremony planning portal and your password to access it.
When it is convenient for you, you may visit your portal where you will find questions about your ceremony and resources to help you plan. This can be done anytime 24/7 from when you are given access until after your ceremony. There is also a link provided in your portal to schedule our pre-ceremony meeting. You can schedule it as far in advance as you would like but the goal is to meet a couple weeks before your ceremony.
About 30 days before your ceremony I will send you an email asking you to schedule our pre-ceremony meeting if you haven't already. We will meet in my office in Big Lake MN.
We will then meet on the scheduled date. At this meeting we will go over all the details and answer any questions you or I have. I will probably make you think about little details that can get overlooked. We will talk about the flow of the ceremony and look over your marriage license together to make sure we are all set to go. Then we finalize the remaining balance and take care of that.
Then you go about your business. Doing all the fun other things that you have to do for your wedding. Meanwhile I am writing your ceremony and making sure to include your requests. I am also planning and organizing your rehearsal if you requested one.
For your rehearsal I show up at our scheduled time. Check in with you to make sure there are no changes. I then introduce myself and explain and show your wedding party what will be happening during the ceremony. We will go through it until everyone feels comfortable.
Your wedding day! I will show up at the ceremony location an hour (1 hr 15 min if I am running the music) before your ceremony start time. Once I arrive I locate the DJ if you are having one to mic check. If I am providing the mic I will set it up right away and check to make sure it works properly. Then I take in the scene of your ceremony. I check to make sure everything is in order. I make sure the unity ceremony stuff is available if you are having it.
I go find both you and your partner (individually) to make sure you don't have any last minute questions or changes and let you know that I am there. If you are having your marriage license signed before the ceremony I will then collect the required signatures. If you are having anyone read I will look for them and make sure they know what to expect and that they have a print out of their reading. Then I quietly wait for our start time. Just before we begin, I will check with the wedding party to make sure everyone is ready, and then SHOWTIME!
But it doesn't stop there! Nope! This is why a professional Officiant is so important!
Then you go on with your evening celebrating! I finish filling out your marriage license. I make a copy of it to keep on file and email a copy to you. I then mail it to the proper county.
The county will then mail you your marriage certificate. I have five business days to do this.