My fee includes all travel, including the rehearsal, from my location to your location within the Pittsburgh area. There are no extra fees. The price you see is all you’ll pay.   If you are having a “destination” wedding, we would discuss the fee before moving forward with an agreement.


This has never happened, but fortunately I have a deep bench of several licensed and experienced colleagues who I know would knock your ceremony out of the park as well as I would. Your ceremony will already be completely written by me, of course, and I would call on one of my colleagues to seamlessly step in and read and perform what you and I have created together.


I recommend and gently insist on a rehearsal – that’s why it’s included in my services!

If your venue is not available for a rehearsal, don’t fret! We just need a space where we can imagine a “front area” and practice walking down a mock aisle and standing in a line. I’ve done rehearsals in city parks, living rooms, condo party rooms, and restaurants.

We want to do everything we can to make sure everyone is as relaxed as possible on your wedding day. A rehearsal – anywhere – goes a long way towards that.


After we meet and you decide to book me, you can Venmo me.  I ask for a 50% booking deposit as a retainer, and I ask for the remaining 50% well after you have the draft of your ceremony script and it’s almost complete. Then I start building your story, editing along with you, and reaching out to your friends and family.


Information on Applying for a Pennsylvania Marriage License:

First Step – You Must Complete the Application.

Second Step – Interview Process for the Couple.

A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued.

You should apply for a marriage license at least 2 to 3 weeks before the scheduled date of your marriage ceremony.

A marriage license issued in Allegheny County can be used in any other Pennsylvania county.

Here is a link to the Allegheny County Marriage License page: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/court-records/wills/marriage-license.aspx

The officiant performing the marriage ceremony must complete the bottom portion of the marriage license and file it with the marriage license office that issued the license, within 10 days of the date of the ceremony. A marriage record will not exist until the officiant who performs the marriage files this document.

Your story. Your wedding. Your way.