What are you fees and what's included?
Please note, I am fully booked for weddings in 2021.
My fee for weddings in 2022 and beyond is £650. I have a few dates left for weddings in 2022 - but not many! I will start taking bookings for 2023 and beyond in September 2021 but if you need any info in the meantime, or would just like a chat, please do give me a call!
My fee for 2022 onwards may alter slightly to include legal costs if humanist ceremonies are granted legal recognition by then. (The Government is currently waiting for the Law Commission's proposals - which are looking GOOD and we are hoping for good news at some point in 2021.) If legal recognition is granted and can proceed in 2021, I will contact all my couples with an update!
My fee includes:
Initial phone call/video call
Face to face meeting (approx 2-3 hours). This can be done over FaceTime or Zoom if you prefer.
Advice and guidance on logistics, music, readings, writing vows, props and symbolic acts - available and unlimited from moment of booking until after the ceremony.
Writing of bespoke wedding ceremony script
Coordination of contributors' readings, music etc
Printing two copies of the script, a music operator's cue sheet and all readings for the ceremony
Amends to the script if you have any corrections
Delivering the ceremony on the day
Use of any of my props - eg unity candle sticks, storm lantern, handfasting ribbons and oath stones.
Use of my professional indoor/outdoor music player/mics/PA system for duration of the ceremony if required.
A printed presentation script in a folder, for you to keep and treasure forever
Mileage is charged at 50p/mile if over 15 miles out of Harrogate. I If extensive travelling is required, then train/taxi and accommodation costs may incur.
Rehearsals are not usually needed, as my scripts are loaded with stage directions, and I will be there, smiling and guiding you through everything, effortlessly on the day. However, if your ceremony is complicated in any way, or you just want some practise to alleviate any nerves, then I am happy to go through a full rehearsal with you either on site at the ceremony venue, or somewhere else if the venue can't accommodate a rehearsal.. The cost of a rehearsal is £50 plus mileage if over 15 miles away from Harrogate.
If your wedding is overseas and you don’t have the budget to take me with you, I can offer a bespoke wedding script writing service, which is £375. This includes all of the above apart from officiating the actual ceremony, and the script - which will be in digital format for you to print.
Will you travel?
I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, so mainly conduct humanist wedding ceremonies in and around Harrogate, Knaresborough, Wetherby, Ripon, Leeds, York, Skipton and Bolton Abbey, Ilkley and The Yorkshire Dales. There are some amazing venues - so many to choose from and I never tire of finding fabulous new venues to work at - whether they are indoor or outdoor! In fact, have a look at my links page, where I have listed some of my favourites in Yorkshire.
If you like the look of what I am offering but live outside of Yorkshire, it's no problem at all. I am used to traveling all over the UK and overseas for work, so would be happy to chat through your plans.