Where can I get information regarding weddings laws in my state?
A. Go to http://www.usmarriagelaws.com (Important: Marriage laws are subject to change so check with your local office where you obtain your wedding license.) The County Court where you obtain your license can provide you with all of the information you need.
Are you a legally ordained minister?
A. Yes. I am ordained by the Unity School of Christianity. For twenty years I was senior minister of the Unity Church in Buffalo, and am now Minister Emerita of this church. I have over 30 years experience doing weddings.
Do you require pre-marital counseling?
A. No, but it is available upon request.
Are you the only officiant to perform weddings?
A. I work with a network of qualified ministers that I can recommend if I am unavailable on your wedding date. I have over 30 years experience performing weddings, and I have never missed a wedding for any reason. Should an emergency occur, I can provide a qualified minister from this network to step in.
How far will you travel to perform marriages?
A. Any distance in any direction within reason. Please expect a mileage charge for distances greater than 60 miles from my home in N. Tonawanda. Mileage charges are based upon the current IRS allowance for business miles.
If you are already married:
If you are already married and want a recommitment of vows ceremony for your friends and family because you had a previous ceremony out of town, I would be happy to perform a wedding ceremony for you, provided that you provide me with an original marriage certificate certifying your previous marriage, which I will copy and keep for my records. Also provided that you do not need a New York state wedding certificate for your honeymoon reservations. If you need a New York marriage certificate, you must obtain a New York marriage license, and it is legal to do so. You need to know that many wedding vendors ask for a New York marriage license before the wedding can take place. This may prove embarassing if your immediate family does not already know of your previous marriage. Also, there is an expectation that two witnesses will sign the marriage license, and people may wonder why this is not being done. Please take this into consideration when making plans.