What are you fees and what's included?

 

For all wedding ceremonies that are booked in 2020 for weddings in 2020 or 2021 in North Yorkshire or Leeds area, my fee is £550. 

 

My fee for weddings in 2022 and beyond is currently £600. This may alter to cover legal costs  if humanist ceremonies are granted legal recognition by then. (The High Court decision on the case for legal recognition of humanist marriage is currently awaited.)  If legal recognition is granted and can proceed in 2020 or 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 WhatsApp video if you are not local.

  • 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

  • Use of my 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.

 

 

Script Writing

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. 

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