Elopement Service (may be reserved up to two weeks in advance), 15 guest maximum
Newaygo, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa Counties only
Elopements are last-minute ceremonies, sometimes performed in private, but commonly observed with a few close friends and family in attendance. Couples choose to elope for a variety of reasons--avoiding the cost of a large wedding, religious differences, or personal reflections--but ultimately want to be married quickly and without a lot of expense in time or money. Our elopement services usually last for less than 10 minutes and have a handful of guests. Your minister will show up approximately 10 minutes before the ceremony. There is no rehearsal or pre-wedding appointment with the bride and groom, but couples are welcome to choose their own vows and readings. This service is only offered in Newaygo, Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties. We must receive notice of two weeks or less with a guest count of no more than 15 for a ceremony to qualify for elopement pricing. If there is notification longer than this, we will assume that this is intended to be a Classic wedding and will plan (and price) accordingly.
Classic Wedding Package
Without Rehearsal $295
With Rehearsal** $395
Our Classic Package is designed for those who wish to have a small-to-large size wedding complete with all the extras. Each classic package offers a personalized ceremony that is custom-designed for each of our couples. We work one on one with each couple to create a perfect ceremony as an exclusive representation of the bride and groom's relationship and future life together. These larger celebrations often incorporate a sand, tree, or candle unity, readings, special music, and customized vows according to the couple’s desires. Some ceremonies may include photo or video presentations. Couples who are religious or spiritual may choose to include faith aspects into ceremonies. Our weddings can also satisfy the wishes of couples with no religious affiliation. Ceremonies can also include children or pets, for couples who wish to include loved ones. Each package offers detailed ceremony planning, a pre-wedding meet and greet if requested, the minister of your choosing, a rehearsal if necessary**, assistance with basic ceremony coordination, professional and prompt service the day of the wedding, unlimited phone and email contact, our wedding ceremony book, the mailing in of your marriage license, and wedding advice and guidance before and after the ceremony, if desired.
- **Rehearsal may not be required. Please discuss with your minister. Rehearsal time and date must be confirmed on contract at time of booking, or will not be guaranteed. If you do not wish to pay the additional rehearsal fee, please ask your minister about our complimentary “Do It Yourself Rehearsal Guide”.
- No travel fees if wedding is located in Kent, Muskegon or Newaygo County! Travel fees outside of these counties are at minister's discretion.
- If you are out of state, we can provide unlimited Skype or Google video conferencing to discuss details of your wedding face to face!