Are blood tests required?
No, blood tests are no longer required in Massachusetts or Rhode Island.
Do we need witnesses?
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not require witnesses to a marriage ceremony. The State of Rhode Island requires that there are two witnesses, both over the age of 18, to be present at the ceremony and sign the marriage certificate.
Do you perform ceremonies in Rhode Island?
Yes, I am able to perform ceremonies in Rhode Island as a non-denominational minister.
Do you perform destination wedding ceremonies?
Yes, I've coordinated wedding ceremonies as far away as the Bahamas! Please contact me for additional information.
Will I get a marriage certificate at the ceremony?
The official marriage certificate must come from the town clerk. I complete the marriage license and return it to the clerk's office. You must contact the town clerk where you obtained your license for an official certificate.
Do we need a rehearsal?
Rehearsals are highly recommended, as it can be helpful if you have a large bridal party, or aren’t sure how you want the ceremony to be run. I make the rehearsal just as fun as the ceremony!
Will you help us write our vows? If so, what is the cost?
Yes. I do not charge to help you write your vows. I provide suggested guidelines to follow when writing your own vows.
What types of things can we incorporate into the ceremony?
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island, there is no required language for vows. We can incorporate poems, music, unity candle, circle ceremony, breaking the glass, or you can create your own special expression of love. It’s your chance to think outside the box!
Do we need rings?
Although they are traditional, you do not need to exchange rings.
What will you wear?
I will wear attire that most appropriately matches your wedding. If desired, I can wear a black robe, but typically, I will wear a suit. Please inform me as to how you would like me to dress.