Ceremony fee: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulates the fees a Justice of the Peace may charge for services. In strict adherence with those guidelines, my fee for officiating at a wedding ceremony, renewal of vows ceremony, or civil union ceremony is $150.00. For any ceremony that takes place in my home town of Gloucester, the fee is $100.00. A fifty (50%) percent non-refundable deposit is required to secure the date, with the balance due and payable on the day of the wedding.

On your wedding day, I will organize the members of the wedding party for the processional and recessional, direct special guests, including the readers, to their assigned seats, cue the musicians to begin the processional and recessional music, and offer assistance to the photographer and videographer, if needed.

Pre-nuptial conference: The prenuptial conference provides an opportunity to introduce myself to you. The main objective, however, is to get to know you in an effort to create a highly customized ceremony that reflects your personality and style. You may select one of my ceremonies, or choose to write your own. There is no additional charge for assisting you with the writing of your ceremony and vows. The conference also allows us to begin planning and discussing the details of your ceremony, including musical selections for the processional and recessional, readings, and, if desired, the incorporation of special traditions such as sand ceremonies, unity candles, hand fastening ceremonies, and breaking of the glass. There is no fee for this conference.

Rehearsal fee: We will perform a dry run of the ceremony including the processional, recessional and readings. My fee for a wedding rehearsal is $150.00 or, if in Gloucester, $100.00.

Extra costs: I do not charge travel fees. However, parking fees, if applicable at your ceremony site, are extra. In addition, there is no limit on the number of phone calls or emails.

Ceremonies performed in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire,
and Southern Maine.


Email: rick@gloucesterweddings.com


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