Serving Tampa Bay, Gulf Beaches, Clearwater, Palm Harbor,
Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Odessa, Land O'Lakes,
Bradenton,Sarasota, and all of Central Florida.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is a wedding officiant?
It is somewhat surprising to discover that there are people who do not know or understand what a wedding officiant does. You can call us whatever you want: wedding minister, wedding clergy, wedding official, wedding officiate, ceremony officiant, celebrant, that guy who marries people, officiant dude- – anything. That is okay. It is more important that you know what we can do for you. Each member of our team of associates is certified to officiate wedding ceremonies in lower fourty eight (48) states. We believe that it is important that your ceremony reflects your values and personalities – not ours!
Are you certified to perform ceremonies?
Yes, you should know that we are trained professionals in our field and have advanced degree's that qualify us to officiant weddings. We are not "mail order" officiants. Do not let the word “Certified” or “Licensed” give you peace of mind with respect to your choice of officiant. Here is a scary thing: Did you know that by simply going online you can get ordained/certified and by paying $15 you receive a legitimate certificate? Here is one better: You can get your brother, mother, your own child or whomever else ordained! You can actually ordain someone else without them knowing!!!! Being certified and having a religious title (you get to choose the title you want when you order online) does not automatically mean experienced.
Remember that your wedding ceremony is the reason everyone will gather and you want to make sure the person performing your ceremony is experienced and will present your words in a professional and caring manner. Our team of officiants has over sixty five (65) years of experience.
Do you have any restrictions or rules for photographers/videographers?
We have only one request. Please do not embarrass the bride and groom. Other than that, it is wide open. The way we see it is that you are spending a great deal of money to capture these memories, so who are we to set restrictions? This practice makes us one of the more popular officiant teams with many professional photographers in the area.
I am paying for a "Package" that includes everything, but we are unhappy with the officiant they provide (preferred vendors list). Can we still use your services?
Of course, as your ceremony is the main focus of your day, you should find an officiant who will be a direct reflection of the two of you, and who allows you to be creative in the ceremony process, rather than someone a company has made an arrangement with. We neither contract with a third party nor do we become part of any "Package" or rate. We work directly with each couple to avoid any misunderstandings or leave the impression that we are part of a group.
Do you overbook your day?
We are very proud of the fact that our officiants have never been late to a wedding! That is not true of all officiants. If they have just one wedding that starts or runs late, the other weddings that the officiant has scheduled for that day suffer greatly. In order to make sure that that does not happen with our officiants, we plan our schedules around our couple’s needs. Therefore, we arrive approximately 30-45 minutes early.
Do you attend the reception?
Ninety five percent of the time: No. Truth be told: the only two people we will know at the reception will be the two of you. Also, following the ceremony and during the reception, the two of you are rather busy (LOL). Finding the right table at which to seat the officiant is also difficult since your guests have no idea who we are and how to converse with us. We would prefer that you take the per-head charge for us, and enjoy having a nice lunch on us during your honeymoon! (Note: Remember this as you interview officiants, because some require that their spouse attend as well and you need to consider this for your budget and head count.)
What about references?
Presently Forevertwogether is serving over one hundred venues and are listed as a professional vendor with some of the most popular destination wedding locations. We can provide you with recommendations from couples as well as vendors that will tell you of their experiences with our services. Please contact our office to receive them. (We only know of one limitation that we have. Although some may feel we have a direct connection with the higher being, we cannot do much to insure that the weather on your wedding day will be picture perfect!)
What do you charge?
The fees for our officiant services is $300.00 for the ceremony; $75.00 for the rehearsal and travel expense at 52 cents per mile which is calculated from the Officiant’s office.Prices range from $200 to $900 with our average being in the lower middle range.
You should meet with at least two officiants and put the same amount of research into selecting your officiant as you have for your table linens and cake. All we would ask is that you just make us one of the three!
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