Ceremony Options and Fees

Choose the Ceremony Option That Fits You Best

Hello! My ceremonies are written to include what is most important to you and leave out things you wish to avoid. Not every couple has the same vision for their ceremony so three fee structures are offered, based on how much personalizing you would like. From a very simple ceremony with minimal personalizing, to one that is fully personalized and written just for you, there is sure to be an option here that fits the kind of ceremony you have in mind.

Items shown in green in Option 1 .highlight the differences between the Fully and Slightly Personalized ceremony options.

If you live out of town or have very busy schedules, I have worked with many couples in the same situations. We can meet in person, if your availability permits, or we can use Skype and Face Time if it does not. We can always find a way to get everything accomplished for your wedding.


Option 1 - Fully Personalized Ceremony

$500 / $650 with a rehearsal

Creation of a ceremony designed and written specifically for you

Can include any personalizing you would like

Resource materials available for vows, readings and special ceremonies
(a Unity Candle is an example of a special ceremony)

Includes 2 consultations
(one to meet and
another to create your ceremony)

You have final approval of your ceremony

Keepsake transcript of your wedding ceremony

Filing of the marriage license

Wedding Certificate, beautifully designed and created

Full payment due within 10 days of signing



Option 2 - Slightly Personalized Ceremony

$400 / $550 with a rehearsal

Ceremony is not .written specifically for you

Your choice of a pre-written religious, spiritual or secular ceremony text

You can use your own vows or the traditional vows in the ceremony

Does not include personalizing other than your ceremony choice and vows

Includes a consultation to meet

Filing of the marriage license

Wedding Certificate, beautifully designed and created

Full payment due within 10 days of signing



Option 3 - Slightly Personalized PLUS Ceremony

$450 / $600 with a rehearsal

Same as Slightly Personalized (above) except a reading or Unity Candle is included

Full payment due within 10 days of signing



Pricing Adders

*Travel Fee

Added for any location more than an hour drive from my home

*Travel fee locations include Benson, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Louisburg, Nashville (NC), Pinehurst, Southern Pines and other areas beyond the Triangle.


Holiday Fee

Added for any ceremony taking place on a holiday day.


Love is Love

It is an honor to help you celebrate your new beginning.
Everyone is welcome and honored, including LGBTQ+ couples.
All faiths, cultures, lifestyles and beliefs will always find sincere acceptance here.


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Rev. Barbara Lodge

Together we can create a memorable, loving and romantic ceremony.