FAQs

How long is the average ceremony?

        While every ceremony is unique and different, the average is about 20-30 minutes.

Can we write our own vows and have our love story included in the ceremony?

        Of course! I encourage my couples to tell their story and help me personalize the ceremony.

Do you automatically stay for the reception?

        No, I would never invite myself to anyone's wedding. However, if a couple invites me and my schedule permits my wife or assistant and I would love to attend.

Where can we get married?

        It is legal for me to marry a couple anyplace in NJ: a beach, a backyard, your living room, a park, a church, a banquet hall, my office, etc.

What do you wear to perform the ceremony?

        I have two options for couples to choose from. Option #1 is a white clergy robe. Option #2 is a suit with or without a stole. Both options can been seen in this website's Photo Gallery.

My partner and/or I have been married before. Is that a problem?

        Not at all. As long as you have a valid divorce and can obtain a marriage license, you can get married.

We don't want a reception or big party. We just want to make it legal. Can you do that?

       Yes, I have an elopement package available on weekdays that takes place in my office with two witnesses for the sole purpose of "making it legal".

I/we have children and we would like them to be included in the ceremony. Can we do that? 

        Absolutely! I have quite a few different options to include and honor your children.

Do you require Pre-Marital counseling?

        No. I am a certified Pre-Marital Counselor and offer a great program, but it's not required.

Do you attend the rehearsal?      

        A day-of rehearsal is included in the Deluxe Ceremony Package. Most venues are not doing a separate day    rehearsal anymore as it is usually very quick and can be done before the guests arrive. But, depending on my availability, I can attend a separate day rehearsal for a small fee.

How far in advance should we book you for our ceremony? 

        There is no easy answer to this question. I have some weddings booked a year and a half in advance. At the same time,  I have had a couple call 3 weeks in advance and, luckily, I happened to have the date open. I perform approximately 100 weddings per year so, I would advise booking your date as far in advance as you can.


Will our guests be able to hear us?

For small to medium venues I have a portable sound system that is available. Larger venues normally have a sound system or the DJ would provide a microphone. This is an often over looked question!