Wedding Services and Fees

JenEvanIrisesWhether you want a legal wedding ceremony or a symbolic one for vow renewal or life commitment, we will happily officiate your union. We do not make judgments or presumptions and we have no social or religious bias. We simply take joy in uniting couples in life, love and harmony.

Although all of the ceremony packages include the signing and filing of your Marriage Certificate, you do need to apply for your Marriage License yourself. This can be done through any county in Minnesota. As of August 1st, 2016 there is no longer any waiting period before the marriage can be solemnized. See MN Marriage License Info on our Links page for more information including a list of counties and phone numbers.

Marriage License Signing Only: $90-$140

There is no ceremony with this service, just say “I do” and we will pronounce you married and sign the marriage license. If you prefer a “repeat after” vow or wish to make personal vows and/or exchange rings you are, of course, welcome to do so!

  • $90 At my home office in Columbia Heights. Limited to the couple and two witnesses. Appointment required. Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11am-5pm.
  • $140 At the Twin Cities location of your choice. Available most any day and time including weekends. Typically best suited for a very small gathering of 10 or fewer guests.

Witnesses can be provided for an additional fee

Intimate Ceremony Package: $275

A simple custom written ceremony with no processional entrance (other than the bride) or expanded components such as Unity Ceremony, etc. Typically best suited for 25 or fewer guests. Can be custom priced to add simple processional and/or components.

Basic Ceremony Package: $370

  • Fully customized ceremony with simplified and streamlined planning.
  • Perfect for the couple who feels a bit overwhelmed with the wedding details.
  • You choose your Associate Officiant (dependent on availability).
  • You choose your Ceremony style and desired length.
  • Choose from a great selection of Readings, Vows, & Unity Ceremonies.
  • Special requests are welcome as well, The answer is always YES!!
  • Unlimited email planning, phone planning as needed. (Planning meetings available at a small additional fee).
  • Officiant arrival 45 minutes prior to the ceremony to coordinate details with you and other vendors (not for purpose of rehearsal).

Elegant Ceremony Package: $420

  • All of the Basic elements and much more!
  • Perfect for the couple who wants full creative input and involvement in planning each element of the ceremony.
  • Choose from an extensive collection of options plus 24 unique sample ceremonies for even more ideas!
  • More unique and creative Unity Ceremony options.
  • Unlimited phone & email planning, plus a final meeting with the officiant in person (rather than simply by phone).
  • Officiant arrival 45 minutes prior to the ceremony to coordinate details with you and other vendors (not for purpose of rehearsal).

Full Service Ceremony Package: $475

  • Elegant Ceremony Package plus:
  • Comprehensive ceremony planning with the associate officiant of your choosing.

Perfect Day Ceremony Package: $700

  • Officiated by Rev. Susan Lee-Wright
  • Fully customized wedding ceremony
  • Multi Cultural Fusion Ceremony options
  • 2 ceremony planning meetings plus unlimited phone & email planning
  • Custom wedding message designed specifically for the couple
  • I will arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the ceremony to coordinate details with you and other vendors.
  • Rehearsal included. (Deduct $100 if rehearsal  is not required or is held 1.5 hours prior to ceremony)

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Ceremony Design & Support: $195-$345

Having a friend or family member officiate your ceremony? While that is a great option, planning and execution of a wedding can be stressful and daunting! Rev. Susan will work with you and/or your officiant to create a beautiful, customized ceremony and assist in organizing all of the details to ensure your ceremony goes as smoothly as possible! Additionally, we will put your wedding on our schedule for a back-up officiant in case of emergency or illness (may not apply for travel weddings). We can also come to the ceremony to sign the marriage certificate if your officiant is not ordained and registered to perform the legal marriage and/or  help with the ceremony preparations including coordination of the music and processional cues.

  • $195- Design, support and back-up officiant (may not apply for travel weddings. If an officiant is needed to perform the ceremony an additional $175 fee applies)
  • $345-  Design, support and back-up officiant on site for the ceremony to assist in preparation and sign the marriage certificate, if needed. (If onsite officiant ends up performing the ceremony an additional $25 fee applies)

Travel Fee may apply if outside of Twin Cities Metro Area. Additional fee may apply for holidays or holiday weekends.

Optional Extras

Rehearsal: $125/$150

Rehearsal on a separate day (or more than 2 hours prior on the wedding day) Sunday-Thursday- $125; Friday-Saturday- $150

Pre-ceremony Rehearsal: $60

Conducted 90 minutes prior to the ceremony this mini-rehearsal is a good option when it isn’t possible to do the rehearsal on a separate day. Can be done without the Bride/Groom present if desired.

Basic package Final Review Meeting: $35

Meet with your officiant in person to discuss final ceremony details and get better acquainted. (Included with Elegant, Full-Service and Perfect Day packages. Phone and video chat meetings are included in all ceremony packages.)

Ceremony Planning Meeting: $60

Meet with Rev. Susan for an initial, highly detailed, ceremony planning session. (Planning  by phone and email is included in all ceremony packages)

Bilingual Option: $25-75

Depending on what is involved an additional fee may be charged for bilingual ceremonies.