Yes, all of our officiants are ordained and able to perform any type of legally accepted ceremony. I also have many years of pastoral experience and many years of experience performing weddings. In addition, each of our pastors has a graduate level degree, and/or formal ministry training, with many years of experience.
How Much Do Your Services Cost?
We offer 3 options to choose from depending on the couple's needs. The 3 packages include: Ruby, Emerald and Diamond. We aren't the lowest priced officiants out there, nor are we the highest - we are somewhere in the middle. We believe that booking a wedding officiant is an investment in your relationship.
What Is Your Process for Booking?
Begin by emailing or calling me to see if I'm available (or one of my associates) on your wedding day. The next step is to setup a face-to-face wedding inquiry meeting at at a local Panera Bread ,Starbucks or coffee shops - there is no charge for this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to see if I am a good fit for you and your fiance. If preferred, we can do this meeting via FaceTime or Skype. You can then book us by giving us a $100 deposit to hold your wedding date. This can be done via Paypal. After payment, you will receive a contract and resources to help you with your wedding and we will schedule our next appointment together.
How Do We Obtain a Marriage License?
The marriage license may be obtained from any county in New York State. Go to the appropriate office together to obtain it. Check with local state and county websites to get proper information. Here is a link for more information (Clerk office link)
Do You Offer Premarital Counseling?
Yes. Although I don't make it mandatory to marry a couple, we do highly recommend it. It will help prepare you for the ups and downs of marriage. I personally think it provides for a better wedding ceremony as we get to know each couple that we counsel, which helps us personalize the ceremony even more.
Why Did You Start Premier Wedding Pastors NYC?
I started Premier Wedding Pastors to provide exceptional wedding services for couples who are spiritually not religious - couples who don't attend church on a regular basis and who don't know a minister personally. Many churches are not wedding friendly towards couples who don’t attend their church. Premier Wedding Pastors NYC exists to serve couples who want the most beautiful and fun wedding experience performed by friend, fun, and professional officiants.