CEREMONY FEES AND EXPENSES

It's difficult to quote an exact fee for your ceremony without knowing the full scope of your plans, including the amount of customization you want for the ceremony, the simplicity or complexity of your ceremony thinking, whether you want to have a rehearsal, etc.

I've found that the best method for providing couples with an accurate and firm quote is to directly discuss these variables. If your wishes fall somewhere in between the levels indicated below, I will quote you a fee that more accurately reflects your needs and desires. My goal is to give you everything you want without having you pay for things you don't need!

Rev Will provides five different categories of Ceremonies to populate the broad landscape of weddings from simple "just the two of us" ceremonies to the largest, most complex wedding events imaginable.  The categories are:

Elopement Ceremony

Standard Ceremony

Personally Tailored Ceremony

Classic Custom Ceremony

Premium Custom Ceremony

You'll find full descriptions of each Ceremony below.  If you'd like, call me at (843) 576-4193 after completing (the appropriate info form). With this information in hand and with just a few minutes of conversation, I can ask the right questions to be able to provide you with the most likely fee range for the type of Ceremony you desire.

ELOPEMENT CEREMONY

The Elopement Ceremony Includes:
Use of a basic, generic wedding ceremony created by Rev Will (either civil or spiritual in nature) at a venue of your selection.
Up to twenty or so guests.
Arrival of Rev Will 15 minutes prior to start of ceremony.
Filing of marriage license (legally required).
Expect to pay $250 for an Elopement Ceremony. Travel expense is additional.

STANDARD CEREMONY

The Standard Ceremony Includes:
Use of a basic, generic wedding ceremony created by Rev Will (either civil or spiritual in nature) at a venue of your selection.
No limitation on the number of guests.
Free initial in-person consultation at Rev Will's Charleston location or by phone and email to review pertinent details and address any questions or concerns you may have. Additional in-person meetings are available for $50 each. Additional email and phone consultations are free of charge.
Written copy of your ceremony provided in advance.
Arrival of Rev Will 30-40 minutes prior to start of ceremony to handle coordination of the processional and to meet with other ceremony participants such as florists, or photographers and videographers.
Choice of officiant attire including sport coat & tie or suit & tie.
Filing of marriage license (legally required).
Expect to pay $300 - $350 for a Standard Ceremony, including all consultations with Rev Will. One-hour Wedding Rehearsals usually cost an additional $100 to $150. Travel expense is additional.

PERSONALLY TAILORED CEREMONY

The Personally Tailored Ceremony Includes:
Free initial consultation at Rev Will's Charleston location or by phone and email to review pertinent details and address any questions or concerns you may have.
One free in-person follow-up consultation to review ceremony details. Additional in-person meetings are available for $50 each. Additional email and phone consultations are free of charge.
Personally tailored ceremony composed of choices from Rev Will's full collection of phrasing samples and reading selections. Inclusion of one sub-ceremony (such as Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Rose Ceremony, etc.) is free of charge.
Written copy of your ceremony provided in advance for full review and approval.
Arrival of Rev Will 60 minutes prior to start of ceremony to handle coordination of processional with venue management and to meet with other ceremony participants such as florists, photographers, videographers, musicians and others.
Choice of officiant attire including suit & tie, tuxedo or suit & clergy shirt.
Filing of marriage license (legally required).
Expect to pay $400 for a Personally Tailored Ceremony, including all consultations with Rev Will. One-hour Wedding Rehearsals
usually cost an additional $100 to $150. Travel expense is additional.

CLASSIC CUSTOM CEREMONY

A customized ceremony that allows you to personalize many aspects of the ceremony -- for the couple seeking a unique ceremony of their own creation.

The Classic Custom Ceremony Includes:
Free initial consultation at a mutually convenient location or by FaceTime, Skype, phone or email to review pertinent details and address any questions or concerns you may have. 
One Free in-person follow-up consultation with Rev Will to review ceremony details. Additional in-person meetings are available for $50 each. Additional email and phone consultations are free of charge.
Individually-crafted ceremony composed of choices from Rev Will's full collection of phrasing samples and reading selections (Choose basic ceremony elements plus two selections from Rev Will's collection of additional sub-ceremonies, rituals and readings).
Written copy of your ceremony provided in advance for full review and approval.
Arrival of Rev Will one hour prior to start of ceremony to handle coordination of processional with venue management and to meet with other ceremony participants such as photographers, videographers, florists, musicians and others.
Choice of officiant attire including suit & tie, tuxedo or suit & clergy shirt.
Filing of marriage license (legally required).
Expect to pay $500 for an Classic Custom Ceremony, including all consultations with Rev Will. One-hour Wedding Rehearsals usually cost an additional $100 to $150. Travel expense is additional.

PREMIUM CUSTOM CEREMONY

A fully customized ceremony that allows you to personalize all aspects of the ceremony -- for the couple desiring a wedding that speaks to the very essence of their personal story.

The Premium Custom Ceremony Includes:
Unlimited Free consultations with Rev Will in person or by phone, FaceTime, Skype or email to review pertinent details, draft ceremony and address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Full access to Rev Will's ever-expanding collection of resources for ceremony ideas.
Ability to add elements that are not included in our standard offerings (such as special cultural or religious rituals of your choice).
Unique, individually-crafted ceremony composed of choices from Rev Will's ever-expanding collection of phrasing samples, reading selections and other materials of your choice (Choose basic ceremony elements plus three or more additional sub-ceremonies, rituals, readings or cultural options).
Written copy of your ceremony provided in advance for full review and approval.
Advance orientation of and consultation with all other ceremony participants prior to the day of the ceremony (includes those individuals who are speaking or reading, musicians, vendors, etc.).
Facilitation of a one-hour rehearsal on a separate date at no additional charge.
Expanded choice of officiant attire including suit & tie, suit & clergy shirt, tuxedo or choice of special religious vestments.
Arrival of Rev Will at least 60 minutes prior to start of ceremony for on-site coordination of the wedding ceremony with venue management and other vendors.
Filing of marriage license (legally required).
Expect to pay $600 to $750 for a Premium Custom Wedding Ceremony, including all consultations with Rev Will, wedding rehearsal and "day-of" ceremony coordination services. Travel expense is additional.

 

For more information contact Rev Will today. Call him directly at (843) 576-4193 or use this online inquiry form to request more information, book an appointment to discuss your plans, or simply get "ballpark" pricing for your ceremony.