F.A.Q.

where do you officiate weddings?

I officiate weddings in all 5 boroughs of New York City and the greater Pittsburgh area. I am available to travel internationally with additional travel fees.

What are your rates?

Rates start at $650/ceremony. Check out all of the Acting Officiant Packages I have to offer!

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required at time of booking. You can pay with cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal.

WILL WE MEET YOU in-person before our wedding?

Absolutely, dahling! One in-person meeting is included in your Acting Officiant Package, as well as unlimited phone/Skype and email communication. By the day of the wedding we'll be old friends!

Can we have a rehearsal with you before the ceremony?

We sure can, and here are the options:

1. We can have a brief rehearsal on the same day of the wedding at no additional cost.

2. We can have a Skype rehearsal any day before the wedding at no additional cost.

3. If you're having a traditional rehearsal the day before the ceremony and you would like me to be present, an additional fee of $200 is required.

How do we apply for our Marriage License?

IN NEW YORK city:

To obtain your Marriage License, you must go to the City Clerk’s Office together.  You can apply for a Marriage License ahead of time online, but you will still need to go to the City Clerk's office together and with valid identification to complete the process. The online application is valid for 21 days before it expires.

When making travel plans, keep in mind that the City Clerk’s Office IS NOT OPEN ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.

IMPORTANT TIMING REQUIREMENTS:

- There is a 24 hour waiting period from the time you obtain your marriage license to the time you may wed. Be sure to have the license in your hands AT LEAST 24 hours before the time of your ceremony.

- The marriage license expires 60 days after it's issued. Be sure to obtain the license NO MORE than two months before the date of your ceremony.

If you are from another country, please be aware that Certificates of Marriage are issued in multiple forms. The extended form for foreign use costs $35. Before you visit the City Clerk, check with your local government which form you will need to register your marriage in your home country.

IN PITTSBURGH:

To obtain your Marriage License, you must go to the City Clerk’s Office together with valid photo identification between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

When making travel plans, keep in mind that the City Clerk’s Office IS NOT OPEN ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.

IMPORTANT TIMING REQUIREMENTS:

- There is a 72 hour waiting period from the time you apply for your marriage license to the time it will be issued and ready for pick-up. 

- The marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued and may be picked up from the Marriage License Bureau by either of the applicants, a friend or a relative. A marriage license can also be mailed two weeks prior to the wedding date.

If you are from another country, please be aware that Certificates of Marriage are issued in multiple forms. Before you visit the City Clerk, check with your local government which form you will need to register your marriage in your home country.

Who submits the signed Marriage License to the Clerk's Office after our ceremony?

I will coordinate with you or the wedding planner to sign the marriage license either right before or right after the ceremony. I will then mail the license to the Clerk's Office in the envelope that you were given when you were issued the license. I will also scan and email a copy of the license to you for your records.

Do we need a witness for our ceremony?

Yes, you need at least one witness for your ceremony and he/she must be over 18. If need be, I can provide a witness for an additional fee.

City Clerk's Office website and phone numbers:

NEW YORK CITY:

City Clerk Website

Manhattan 212-669-2208

Bronx 718-590-5307

Brooklyn 718-802-4107

Queens 718-286-2829

Staten Island 718-816-2290

pittsburgh:

City Clerk Website

Marriage License Office 412-350-4230 or 412-350-4231

Do we need a permit to get married in Central Park?

Central park weddings that involve 20 or more people require a permit. Regardless of your wedding size, I recommend getting a permit to ensure you have the space reserved. Permits take 30 days to obtain, cost $25, and require a US address to obtain. If you do not have a US address I will be happy to obtain the permit for you for an additional fee. Wedding that take place in the Conservatory Garden require an additional $400 permit fee.

Where are the best places to get married in Central Park?

There are a bunch of beautiful little wedding spots sprinkled all throughout Central Park.

Do you provide a photographer?

I do not provide a photographer, but am happy to suggest a few fantastic options in either NYC or Pittsburgh!


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