answering some common questions

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frequently asked

photo by: christina hastings photography

1. Do you provide non-spiritual ceremonies?

Yes, we do! We are all ministers rooted in the progressive Christian tradition, but our job is to articulate your story, and your journey. To that end, our goal is to write a ceremony that is authentic and meaningful for you and thus, authentic and meaningful to life.  

2. How much does hiring an officiant cost?

It depends on what you are hiring us to do, of course. Don't be afraid to ask us about pricing. Our goal is to always be transparent and honest about our pricing.

Wedding ceremonies are $500, and our clients pay in halves. There are times when travel fees will be applied, but you will know in advance. Micro-weddings, which include fewer than 20 people and do not include a rehearsal, are $275. 

Premarital coaching sessions are $75 an hour. We recommend three sessions. 

Rituals around birth and death are $300.

Family and Home rituals are billed at $100 an hour, and typically run $200-$400.


3. Who shows up?

Whoever you interview and contract with is who shows up at your ceremony. We do not out-source our work, nor take kick-backs of any kind from vendors.

We feel it is also important to know that in the case of any sort of emergency on our part, we have back up plans in place so that you would never be left without an officiant. If we have an emergency, we are part of a connectional network of ordained clergy that can fill in for us. And if we have an emergency, you will be notified and not surprised.

4. What do you wear?

We most often wear our clerical robes; sometimes with a stole, and sometimes without. However, sometimes the robe just doesn’t fit your story, so we will be in professional attire and neutral colors. 

5. Do you travel?

Our home bases are Austin, Central Texas, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. But you bet we travel! We love to travel. We’ve done weddings all over the great State of Texas, Florida, Washington DC, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. We’d love to come to you or travel with you. Travel fees are negotiated prior to signing a contract. Let’s go!

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