Wedding Officiant Services
ALL PACKAGES AVAILABLE IN WORCESTER & LOWER SUSSEX COUNTY
Bare Bones: No frills, for when you just need an Officiant to make it legal. $300
Rehearsal: For those choosing to be married in a venue, or in front of an audience. A practice session is available for you and your court to help ease any extra questions that may arise. $100
Basic Wedding Package: (recommended for any group over 10 and for those wanting something a little extra) Officiant, Ceremony* DJ, music and PA equipment, possibly your first dance as Mr. & Mrs. - $450 (no rehearsal)
Elaborate “Beach” Wedding Package: Includes Ceremony* DJ, and 1 hour of Photography, plus the Officiant to make it legal. I will provide a table and tablecloth for the unity ceremony. I will secure a perimeter around the beach area you have chosen. I will rake and define alter with the use of ribbons, conch shells, and starfish. I will obtain legal permits to ensure your party has permission to the use of that section of beach for that particular time. I will also remove all items that I provide …. In keeping with the Town of O.C.’s motto: “Leave only your footprints!” - $900 (no rehearsal)
Primo “Beach” Wedding Package: Includes 1 hour of Photography, Ceremony* DJ and Your choice of 6 Tiki Torches or Elegant Arbor to define your alter. Plus a Blessing Shell Basket and the Officiant to make it legal. I will secure a perimeter around the beach area you have chosen. I will rake and define alter with the use of ribbons, conch shells, and starfish. I will provide a table and tablecloth for the unity ceremony. I will obtain legal permits to ensure your party has permission to the use of that section of beach for that particular time. I will also remove all items that I provide …. In keeping with the Town of O.C.’s motto: “Leave only your footprints!” - $1150
The following are a list of options that may be included into your ceremony. These are options only. I will gladly perform your ceremony with any, all or none of the options listed below. You may also obtain all of the supplies and setup your alter as you like without my assistance. It is your choice. Please check off any that interest you.
Alternative considerations …each represent “2 shall become one” …you may choose more then one:
______ Wine Ceremony - The bride and groom touch newly poured glasses of wine together and take a sip symbolizing cup of life…running over. You will provide table, decanter and stemware. ….you are responsible for providing your own wine. Please Note: Ocean City does not condone the use of alcohol or public drinking. Only the couple may drink a sip as part of the ceremony.
______ Unity Candle – The bride and groom light single tapers (this can also be done by mothers of both parents at the start of the ceremony or whomever you choose.) The bride and groom then each take their single candle to light a larger keepsake candle and blow out the single tapers. You will provide table, the base, and candles. (Not suggested for outside ceremonies)
______ Sand Ceremony – Typically, the bride and groom mix 2 colors of sand into a keepsake vase. The co-mingling of different colors of sand makes a beautiful reminder of your beach wedding. You will provide table, vase, sand and pouring containers.
***There is no extra fee to include the Wine, Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony with your vows.
Decorations: It is a nice idea to secure a perimeter around the area you want for your vows to be declared. Here are some possible ways to let people know that this is a private party.
Ala Carte Menu
______ Arbor with artificial flowers - $95 Set-up and removal is provided.
______ Arbor with real flowers….. (Contingent upon availability with florist and market price of flowers - I will refer you to florist)
______Tiki Torches - approximately 6 torches and lantern fluid for evening service with permission of the fire marshal. (2 weeks notice is required) I will provide setup and removal. The Tiki Torches make a beautiful accompaniment with a more elaborate service. $75
______ Blessing Shells - A Basket of Blessing Shells is shared with your guests. After the ceremony everyone goes to the water's edge with their shell and their Blessing for your Marriage. Offering the shell in the waves, each person adds their blessings and good wishes. $25 (approximately 30 shells)
I will gladly refer you to a photographer, musician and florist if requested. I can also refer you to a hairstylist and make-up artist, if needed.
Please allow adequate time for me to secure all of the supplies necessary for your ceremony. If you have a color theme – please let me know! I will provide you with a complete cost summary prior to ceremony, and a copy of your unique service.
Reverend Dudley works with one of the best and most recognizable Photographer from Ocean City,MD Chris Parypa
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