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. As of August 1st, 2016 there is no longer any 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 prefer a “repeat after” vow or 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
  • Officiant arrival 45 minutes  prior to ceremony start (not for purpose of rehearsal)

Elegant Ceremony Package: $395

  • Your choice of Associate Officiant (dependent on availability)
  • Custom ceremony designed with your full input
  • Choose from 24 sample ceremonies & an extensive collection of options
  • Unity Ceremony options including: Candle, Sand, Flower, Wine, Love Letter and more!
  • Unlimited phone & email planning
  • Officiant arrival 45 minutes  prior to ceremony start (not for purpose of rehearsal)

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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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)

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

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.

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