Rev. Garris Williams - Wedding Officiant

Fees

REVEREND GARRIS WILLIAMS, REGISTERED MARRIAGE OFFICIANT

E-mail; RevGarris@aol.com

Primarily serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx

as well as Nassau,Suffolk and Westchester Counties

Basic / Elopement Wedding Ceremony: $200

To officially reserve my services, please provide a nonrefundable retainer ($100) by mail or upon meeting with you; .

(TEN (10) PERSONS MAXIMUM INCLUDING BRIDE & GROOM) 

Limited E-mail and Phone Correspondence

Arrival ten (10) minutes before ceremony

Performance of a Short Wedding Ceremony (5-10 minutes)

Advanced or Short Notice

A general overview of how to obtain the license

Filing of Your Marriage License

Upon confirmation of my availability, I can send an invoice for your review.

Basic/ Elopement Ceremony


  Sweet & Simple Wedding Ceremony: $300

To officially reserve my services, please provide a nonrefundable retainer ($150) by mail or upon meeting with you; or you may pay down payment or in full below.

Unlimited E-mail correspondence, five (5) phone correspondence and an in-person at my office if requested. 

Arrival twenty (20) minutes before ceremony

Performance of a Sweet & Simple Wedding Ceremony (10-20 minutes)

Ceremony includes one (1) reading and/or prayer included, no special rituals included

Advanced or Short Notice and Informal Weddings

A general overview of how to obtain the license

Filing of Your Marriage License

Upon confirmation of my availability, I can send an invoice for your review.

Sweet & Simple Wedding Ceremony


 Standard Wedding Ceremony: $500 

To officially reserve my services, please provide a nonrefundable retainer ($150) by mail or upon meeting with you; or you may pay down payment or in full below.

I typically send the couple an agreement by email covering the basics.

The balance should be given on the day of the ceremony by

simply enclose it in the same envelope as the marriage license.

Standard Wedding Ceremony

Some of the thins included in the Standard Ceremony?

*Unlimited phone and e-mail correspondence, as well as one (1) in-person meeting at my office or your home or place of your meeting and one (1) meeting at my office if requested.

*A general overview of how to obtain the license (usually sent in response to initial inquiries)

*Ceremony can range from three minutes to forty minutes long or more

*Customized ceremony to suit your needs and personality

* Ceremony includes a reading, prayer and/or second reading, a ritual, as well as other rituals, prayers and/or readings to make the ceremony complete. 

*Incorporating favorite sub-rites to customize the ceremony

*All couples are welcome to exchange personal vows rather than standard vows

*Arrival up to 45 minutes early to greet you, the wedding party, and/or coordinate with other vendors

*Travel to/from your chosen site in most areas of NYC

*Punctual performance of your ceremony

*Proper and prompt filing of your marriage license

(Clerk then mails you a certificate 2-8 weeks later.)

 

What is not included in any of the above Ceremonies?

*No officiant in the State of New York can secure the license for you.

Visit the NY Clerk’s office nearest you for instructions

*Wedding ceremony planning meetings

*A witness: officiant cannot be the witness too in New York.

*Rehearsals on separate days for $100

  *A parking fee may apply in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island.

*A travel fee may apply in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Westchester and Suffolk.

*Ceremony site fee.

*Microphones (Most venues have their own)

Witness available for $75

***Prices are higher for any wedding ceremony on Holidays*** 

To check my availability, e-mail your place, date, and time to RevGarris@aol.com