I have been an ordained non-denominational minister for over 30 years and enjoy opportunities to officiate weddings for couples. I also offer premarital sessions.
Your wedding officiant will have the most intimate relationship with you in regards to your wedding ceremony. You should sense a connection, get to know them and most importantly feel that you can trust them completely. You and your fiance will be in front of family and friends at an incredibly emotional moment and you want someone that can guide you through this time with confidence and experience.
What I put into creating the magical minutes of your ceremony will make it personal and heartfelt instead of common and standard. It's also more than words that will make your day magical. My experience has also taught me that it takes time, effort and passion. The final ingredient needed to make your wedding ceremony magical is something I just mentioned - experience. I have the experience because I have officiated hundreds of weddings for over 30 years. I am passionate about wedding ceremonies and love doing them!
I want to give you an idea of what booking RevSteen.Com will be like.
I will respond to your initial inquiry usually the way you have contacted me - if by email, then I'll email you or if by phone, then I'll phone you. Either way I will offer you a complimentary Personal Consultation. So, we would usually meet at an agreed upon location and our purpose is to see if there is that connection you need and to discuss your vision for your ceremony. Most couples like their ceremony customized so I will ask you a number of questions like:
"How did you meet?"
"What was the initial attraction to each other?"
"How did he propose?"
"What do you like best about each other now?"
"Can you paint me a picture of your perfect ceremony?"
I will be taking notes on my iPad and asking other questions that simply come to mind. When we are finished with that part, I'll tell you what will take place if you decide to book me. Upon your investing a deposit into your ceremony, I will send you a booking contract by US mail that itemizes every service you desire (like attendance at the rehearsal). If everything looks good, you'll mail the original back to me and I will countersign. Then I'll write a draft and email it to you. I consider you as a partner in my writing as it ensures I will have every detail of your dating life correct. I will ask you to review it and advise me. I will make changes until you are satisfied with the draft. If you don't like anything about it, I will begin all over again with a fresh draft. I'll do that once but again I will make changes to it until you are satisfied. All paperwork including the final draft and payment of the balance will be due 10 days before your wedding date. I will arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time for your wedding and stay until I have secured signatures from your witnesses.
I will do everything in my power to make sure you are happy and satisfied with my service.