Wedding Packages

The “Heart Story”  Premium Wedding Package

A Valentine’s Day Wedding!

  • The centerpiece of the “Heart Story” Wedding is my telling of the beautiful, unfolding story of your love relationship, your Heart Story. This 5-7 minute sharing creates  an unforgettable high point in the middle of your wedding ceremony.
  • Your Heart Story includes input from your best man and maid or matron of honor, personal anecdotes that highlight your Heart Story from other perspectives.
  • Your spiritual/religious language preferences (traditional religious, spiritual but not religious, or secular/humanist) are reflected in every element of the ceremony.
  • Every element of the ceremony (procession, prayers, readings, special elements, pronouncement, introduction, and recessional) is customized through a series of meetings (by Skype, phone or in person)
  • You can write your own Vows (traditional, contemporary, or “love letter” style) for the Wedding Vow section
  • Your ceremony lasts 25-35 minutes
  • After the wedding, your signed marriage license is submitted immediately to the County Clerk. You will receive a scan of the signed marriage license for your records.

Bonuses with the Heart Story Package

A Whiskey Ceremony after the Wedding Vows!

A Whiskey Ceremony after the Wedding Vows!

  • A full rehearsal of your ceremony is included
  • You receive a copy of my 67 page eBook, Wedding Ceremony Resources, full of ideas for readings, vows, prayers, and other wedding elements.
  • You have your choice of Special Elements (including Flower Ceremony, Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Sacred Stone, Hand-fasting, Wine Ceremony, Whiskey Toast, etc.) included at no additional charge.
  • You receive a beautiful hand-crafted keepsake of your ceremony, including the entire text and a Word Cloud

The “Happily Ever After” Super Premium Package

I’m delighted to offer this Super Premium Package, new for 2019. The “Happily Ever After” Package builds upon the “Heart Story” Package, including all elements of that package plus:

The majestic Rockefeller Chapel is a one-of-a-kind location for your wedding.

  • To the“Heart Story” premium wedding package, “Happily Ever After” adds a comprehensive Couples Coaching program that launches you into your married life with more of the skills you’ll need to live a happy, successful life as a married couple
  • You’ll benefit from the Prepare/Enrich Assessment, a powerful tool that will give you priceless insights into your dynamics as a couple and skill-building exercises to help you grow towards greater love, intimacy and effectiveness
  • You’ll develop short term and long term relationship goals for the main areas of life: self, intimacy, self-care, and family life.
  • The package includes five one-hour sessions, held either at my Chicago loop office or online via Skype or Zoom
  • Read my post, The First Year, for more on the challenges of marriage.

You’ve put so much planning into your wedding, let the “Happily Ever After” Package help you launch into a great first year of married living!

The “Unforgettable You” Package (see an example)

An apple orchard formed the backdrop to this gorgeous wedding in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

  • You will experience an unforgettable, beautiful wedding ceremony that celebrates you!
  • I craft brief remarks on the adventure of marriage, which are shared mid-ceremony.
  • Your spiritual/religious language preference (traditional religious, spiritual but not religious, or secular/humanist) is reflected in every element of the ceremony.
  • Every element of the ceremony (procession, prayers, readings, special elements, pronouncement, introduction, and recessional) is customized through a series of meetings (by Skype, phone or in person)
  • You can write your own Vows (traditional, contemporary, or love-letter style) for the Wedding Vow section
  • Your ceremony lasts 20-30 minutes
  • After the wedding, your signed marriage license is submitted immediately to the County Clerk.
  • You receive a scan of the marriage license for your records.

Bonuses with the “Unforgettable You” Package:

  • You receive a copy of my 67 page eBook, Wedding Ceremony Resources, full of ideas for alternative readings, vows, and prayers.
  • You have your choice of Special Elements (including Flower Ceremony, Unity Candle, Sand, , Sacred Stone, Hand-fasting, etc.) included at no additional charge.
  • You receive a beautiful hand-crafted keepsake of your ceremony, including the entire text and a Word Cloud of its words.

Contact me today to set up a meeting or for access to video of one of my weddings!

Add-Ons to Wedding Packages:

A gorgeous wedding at Salvatore’s in Chicago

  • Full Wedding Rehearsal: add an on-site one hour rehearsal of your ceremony for $175 (additional fees possible if travel exceeds 75 miles, round trip)
  • Travel: Additional fees may be charged when your location is more than 75 miles round trip, requires an overnight stay on location, or requires parking in a downtown parking garage. Please inquire.
  • Destination Wedding Packages: Let me serve as your Officiant at your destination wedding.
  • Couple Counseling and Coaching: add pre-marriage counseling for $125/hour. Sessions are conducted either in my office in downtown Chicago or by Skype.
  • The Prepare/Enrich Program: Enter your marriage with clarity and awareness. Make the Prepare/Enrich process part of your wedding package. You will complete the comprehensive Prepare/Enrich assessment, which identifies your strengths and growing edges as a couple, then meet to discuss the results, learn skill-building exercises, and work together to strengthen your relationship!
    Prepare/Enrich Packages:

    • Basic Program: The Prepare/Enrich Assessment plus two one-hour coaching sessions, $325
    • Intermediate Program: The P/E Assessment plus four one-hour coaching sessions, $525.
    • Adventurer’s Program: The P/E Assessment plus six one-hour sessions, $725.
    • The Total Package: The P/E Assessment plus eight one-hour sessions, $925.
    • Additional one-hour sessions may be added to any of these packages for $125/each

Convenient payment plans are available

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