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. There is a 5 day 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: $75-$125

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

  • $75 At my home office in Columbia Heights. Limited to the couple and two witnesses. Appointment required. Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11am-5pm.
  • $125 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: $225

A simple custom written ceremony with no processional entrance or expanded components such as Unity Ceremony, etc. Typically best suited for 25 or fewer guests.

Basic Ceremony Package: $345

  • Your choice of Associate Officiant (dependent on availability)
  • Your choice of Ceremony Style (Spiritual, Civil, Religious)
  • Options for Readings, Vows, Unity Ceremony, etc.
  • Unity Ceremony options including: Candle, Sand, Wine, Love Letter
  • Unlimited email planning, phone planning as needed
  • 40 minutes onsite preparation prior to ceremony start

Elegant Ceremony Package: $395

  • Your choice of Associate Officiant (dependent on availability)
  • Custom ceremony designed with your full input
  • Choose from 24 ceremony templates & many optional elements
  • Unity Ceremony options including: Candle, Sand, Flower, Wine, Love Letter and more!
  • Unlimited phone & email planning
  • 40 minutes onsite preparation prior to ceremony start

Full Service Ceremony Package: $450

  • Elegant Ceremony Package plus:
  • Comprehensive ceremony planning meeting with your officiant

Perfect Day Ceremony Package: $650

  • 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
  • 60 minutes onsite preparation prior to ceremony start
  • Rehearsal (For locations requiring travel fees, rehearsal can be held up to 3.5 hours prior to ceremony to avoid additional travel fees)

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

Location Ideas for an Intimate Ceremony

Intimate Garden Rental: $233 to $667

60 minute rental for small weddings at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

Rental fee dependent on choice of garden, day of the week. Please contact facility directly for availability, rental, pricing and terms. Ceremony package and Officiant not included. 

Intimate Chapel Rental: $175 to $550

The Historic Little White Church in the Valley

Michael Servetus Unitarian Society Chapel

Rental Fee dependent on Chapel of choice, Please contact facility directly for availability, rental, pricing and terms. Ceremony package and Officiant not included. 

Optional Extras

Rehearsal: $120

Full rehearsal on separate day.

Pre-ceremony Rehearsal: $60

Conducted 90 minutes prior to the ceremony this mini-rehearsal is a good option when it is impractical to do the rehearsal on a separate day. Can be done without the Bride/Groom present if desired.

Final Planning Meeting: $35

Meet with your officiant to get better acquainted and discuss final ceremony details. (Planning by phone and email is included in all ceremony packages)

Ceremony Planning Meeting: $55

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

Bilingual Option: $25-75

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

Portable Sound System: $75

Battery powered speaker; two microphones (Officiant & Guest reader/performer).

Music Technician: $100.00

Don’t have a DJ for the ceremony?  We provide an mp3 player with a playlist of custom ceremony music and a trained Music Tech to run it, either with the rental of our Sound System or through the venue’s PA system. Includes your choice of  processional, recessional and interlude music as well as 20-25 minutes of general background music while guests arrive. (Travel fee applies outside of Twin Cities metro)

Music Only: $25

Your choice of ceremony music from my selection list provided for you on a CD to be played through a sound system provided by couple, venue or DJ.

Ceremony Design & Support: $175-$275

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. 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.

  • $175- Design, support and back-up officiant. (if an officiant is needed to perform the ceremony an additional $175 fee applies)
  • $275-  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 $75 fee applies)

Intimate Photo Option: $225

One hour photography package with one of our network photographers such as HM PhotographyJoseph Carson Wright,  Studio Delphianblue based on availability. Please contact photographer directly for availability, pricing and terms.

Keepsake Marriage Certificate: $10

Non- legal keepsake printed on ivory 38# stock with embossed gold foil border. Choice of civil or spiritual wording.
*Optional certificate holder: black, heavy stock paper. $5.00