Officiating Packages & Pricing Options

Packages start as low as $150.  Find the package; "Elopement", "Sweet", "Sweeter", "Sweetest", below that best fits your celebration needs, size, and event date to determine which of the 4 packages is best for you. 

**I offer an Active Military Appreciation Discount of 10% off your total package.  Active Military ID required.

 

 

"SWEETEST" PACKAGE - Customized Ceremony

This package applies to large weddings of 80+ guests. 

  • Your ceremony can be whatever you have imagined it to be....there are no rules. This is the "Bells & Whistles" package.
  • I will be available for unlimited contact via email or telephone for your ceremony planning and questions. Most all planning can be done via email or telephone, but should you wish an in-person planning session, arrangements can be made. 
    • You will be provided a client questionnaire to facilitate me in the creation of your personalized ceremony.
    • I will provide you with ceremony options and wedding vow options that will be based on your client questionnaire.
    • Children, family, friends, and/or pets can have incorporated roles in your ceremony.
    • If desired, I will provide assistance with creating personalized and heartfelt vows.
    • You can include one or more of the following special rituals; unity candle, rose, hand-binding, water sharing, jumping the broom, lasso, 13 coins, balloon launch, or sand ceremony….if you have an idea for a different add-on, let me know!
    • I will assist to incorporate music and/or readings into your ceremony.
  • I will guide you in the choreography of the processional and placement of the attendants. **Formal, personally coordinated and conducted rehearsals are an additional charge, see below.
  • You will receive a final draft of your ceremony for your final approval before the ceremony goes to print.
  • I will travel up to a 30 mile radius of Las Cruces, NM with no additional charge.  I will happily travel further.  However; I do charge .50/mile for each direction of any miles beyond the initial 30 mile free radius. Please note that long distances and moderate distance events starting later than 3:30pm which require an overnight stay will result in a $135-$150 hotel assistance fee.  Example: traveling to Albuquerque...a 3 hour drive for me. 
  • I will arrive approximately one hour prior to your ceremony to coordinate with your other vendors.
  • I will be in appropriate attire for your celebration.
  • I will conduct your ceremony and assist with filling out your licensing materials that you have obtained from the county.
  • I will record your marriage license and provide you with 5 certified copies.** The recorded documents will be returned to you via USPS.

**Note: I will record the marriage documents personally for you and also provide you with 5 certified copies in New Mexico/Dona Ana County only. Clients obtaining their marriage license in other New Mexico Counties and Texas will be responsible for recording their own marriage documents. Your signed marriage documents will be handed directly to you after your wedding for recording with the county clerk office at which you obtained the license. A license must be recorded within 30 days of the marriage.

Package Price ... $350    

***Holiday & "Long" Weekend Dates ... $450

Add a personally coordinated and conducted group rehearsal the day or two before the ceremony ... $100

1/2 deposit is due at time of booking to ensure your date.  Balance is due 30 days prior to ceremony.  **Ceremonies booked within 30 days of event require payment in full at time of booking.

 

 

"SWEETER" PACKAGE - Semi Customized Ceremony

This package applies to smaller celebrations - less than 80 guests.

  • I will be available for unlimited contact via email or telephone for your ceremony planning and questions. Most all planning can be done via email or telephone, but should you wish an in-person planning session, arrangements can be made.
    • You will be provided a client questionnaire to facilitate me in providing you with ceremony and vow samples for you to choose from.
    • If desired, I will provide assistance with creating personalized and heartfelt vows.
    • One special ritual - unity candle, rose, hand-binding, water sharing, jumping the broom, lasso, 13 coins, balloon launch, or sand ceremony.
  • You will receive a final draft of your ceremony for your final approval before your ceremony goes to print.
  • I will travel up to a 30 mile radius of Las Cruces, NM with no additional charge.  I will happily travel further.  However; I do charge .50/mile for each direction of any miles beyond the initial 30 mile free radius. Please note that long distances and moderate distance events starting later than 3:30pm which require an overnight stay will result in a $135-$150 hotel assistance fee.  Example: traveling to Albuquerque...a 3 hour drive for me. 
  • I will arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your ceremony to coordinate with your other vendors.
  • I will be in appropriate attire for your celebration.
  • I will conduct your ceremony and assist with filling out your licensing materials that you have obtained from the county.
  • I will record your marriage license and provide you with 2 certified copies.** The recorded documents will be returned to you via USPS.

**Note: I will record the marriage documents personally for you and also provide you with 2 certified copies in New Mexico/Dona Ana County only. Clients obtaining their marriage license in other New Mexico Counties and Texas will be responsible for recording their own marriage documents. Your signed marriage documents will be handed directly to you after your wedding for recording with the county clerk office at which you obtained the license. A license must be recorded within 30 days of the marriage.

Package Price ... $250    

***Holiday & "Long" Weekend Dates ... $350

Add a personally coordinated and conducted group rehearsal the day or two before the ceremony ... $100

1/2 deposit is due at time of booking to ensure your date.  Balance is due 30 days prior to ceremony.  **Ceremonies booked within 30 days of event require payment in full at time of booking.

 

 

"SWEET" PACKAGE

Your celebration is small and simple, less than 20 guests.

This package is for the couple who wants something not too fancy or elaborate...just special, romantic, and intimate in the company of a few friends and family.  I will come to your location approximately 30 minutes before your celebration.

  • Everything is done via the email or telephone. I will be available for unlimited contact via email or telephone for your ceremony planning and questions.
  • You will be provided a client questionnaire. If your ceremony is within 30 days, I will choose a ceremony for you based on the questionnaire. If more than 30 days, I will email you some of the most popular ceremonies to choose from. You can do your own personally written vows if you wish.
  • I will be dressed in appropriate attire.
  • I will perform your ceremony.
  • I will conduct your ceremony and assist with filling out your licensing materials that you have obtained from the county.
  • I will record your marriage license and provide you with 2 certified copies.** The recorded documents will be returned to you via USPS.

 

**Note: I will record the marriage documents personally for you and also provide you with 2 certified copies in New Mexico/Dona Ana County only. Clients obtaining their marriage license in other New Mexico Counties and Texas will be responsible for recording their own marriage documents. Your signed marriage documents will be handed directly to you after your wedding for recording with the county clerk office at which you obtained the license. A license must be recorded within 30 days of the marriage.

Package Price ... $200     

***Holiday & "Long" Weekend Dates ... $300

1/2 deposit is due at time of booking to ensure your date.  Balance is due 30 days prior to ceremony.  Please note that this package cannot be booked after an initial in-person consultation. 

Also, this package can be booked on short notice dependent on availability.  If booked with less than 30 days in advance of ceremony date, full payment will be required at time of booking.  Additional mileage costs beyond the 30 mile radius of Las Cruces will apply if necessary.

 

 

"Elopement" Package

Your celebration is intimate and spontaneous, you two and your 2 witnesses.  

This package is truly (and only) for the couple that wishes to marry on the spur of the moment with just themselves and their 2 witnesses...the couple who just wants to "tie the knot".  Anything larger than this is not a true elopement and qualifies for the "Sweet" Package. 

  • I will be dressed in appropriate attire.
  • I will perform your ceremony.
  • I will conduct your ceremony and assist with filling out your licensing materials that you have obtained from the county.
  • You will be surprised and delighted with a wonderful ceremony created by me.  It will be based on our phone conversation while booking services.

***Note: Your signed marriage documents will be handed directly to you after your wedding for you to record with the county clerk office at which you obtained the license. A license must be recorded within 30 days of the marriage.

Package Price ... $150

***Holiday & "Long" Weekend Dates ... $250

1/2 deposit is due at time of booking to ensure your date.  Balance is due 30 days prior to ceremony.  Please note that this package cannot be booked after an initial in-person consultation. 

Also, this package can be booked on short notice dependent on availability.  If booked with less than 30 days in advance of ceremony date, full payment will be required at time of booking.  Additional mileage costs beyond the 30 mile radius of Las Cruces will apply if necessary.

 


ADDITIONAL FEES THAT MAY APPLY:

Mileage, Venue Fees, & Hotel Assistance - I will travel to your venue within 30 miles of Las Cruces.  I will happily travel further, however; I will charge .50 per mile beyond the initial included 30 miles.  This covers the extra time involved with travel, wear and tear on the automobile, and of course, gasoline.  Mileage will be calculated using MapQuest and is charged for each direction of any miles beyond the initial 30 mile radius.  I will also add any tolls, parking fees, or event ticket prices if needed to get to your ceremony site. Hotel Assistance fee of $135-$150/night applicable for any weddings 150 miles from Las Cruces or weddings before 10:30am or after 3:30pm 100 miles from Las Cruces.  Wedding and rehearsal nights apply - check with me for hotel fee as it is based on location.

Rehearsal - If a personally coordinated and conducted group rehearsal is requested, an additional fee of $100 will be added to your package price. Mileage fees will apply if beyond 30 miles of Las Cruces.

To secure your event date, 1/2 payment must be made at time of booking, 2nd 1/2 payment is due 30 days before the event. If booking of event is within 30 days of the event, full payment is required.

***Holiday Rates apply to the following holidays: Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week, New Year's Week, 4th of July Week, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day Weekend, Father's Day Weekend, Veteran's Day Weekend, Easter Weekend.

Methods of Payment – I accept cash, personal or bank checks, money orders, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and PayPal.  **Note that there is a 3% transaction fee for Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and PayPal.