Are you looking to tie the knot without all of the frills, yet still have a simple and meaningful day?
For couples who desire a basic option, I will:
Reserve a day and time for your wedding ceremony.
I will meet you at your venue.
Perform a simple non-religious ceremony.
File the necessary paperwork.
You will need to go to any county courthouse and apply for a certificate of marriage. There is a 3 day wait period in Iowa.
No additional fee for mileage or paperwork or anything. If you desire a rehearsal, there is an additional $100 fee. I can always organize a ceremony before the wedding when there is a small wedding party. A larger wedding party of 6 or more, probably needs a rehearsal.
I ask for a $100 deposit to hold the date and time. It is applied to the wedding ceremony. The balance is due at the rehearsal or wedding. I really prefer to meet couples in person so that they feel that I am a good fit. If I am not, then that is more information for you as a couple to make a decision on the officiant that you do want.