|Celebrant Services and Fees
|Custom Wedding Ceremonies
with Celebrant Emily VanLaeys~
Full Service Customized Ceremony: $475 (plus travel fee*)
Emily provides a contract that ensures she will not cancel last minute as some officiants do. In addition to a
complimentary one-hour, no-obligation interview in Oneonta, this service includes unlimited consultations by phone
and e-mail; a personalized ceremony lovingly crafted, using your love story, your thoughts, your values and beliefs;
suggestions for readings, rituals, and vows -- or guidance in writing your own vows. May include two readings and
one or more rituals, plus other elements as desired. Your ceremony script is not finished until Emily receives your
final approval. Ceremony length: 20-30 min.or longer. Ceremony performance that will be warm and personal! Your
license will be sent via certified mail to ensure that it is properly filed at your courthouse. Keepsake ceremony will be
mailed to you after the wedding day.
Rehearsal: $65 (plus travel fee*)
Rehearsals usually take about an hour and ensure a smooth and seamless ceremony on your wedding day.
An additional fee for travel will be charged for venues more than 30 miles from Oneonta. If you have a coordinator or
wedding planner who is experienced in conducting rehearsals, Emily can provide them with instructions so that the
rehearsal can take place without her.
Standard Ceremony - $350 (plus travel fee*)
Emily will officiate on your special day using her standard ceremony script. This script includes options for readings,
vows, and other elements, but does not include the questionnaire used for personalized ceremonies Your wedding
will be simple but beautiful and meaningful. Keepsake ceremony included. Standard ceremonies may not be scheduled
more than three months in advance.
Elopements - $150
Elopements and quick short-notice ceremonies will not be scheduled without an in-person meeting before the
wedding. Pre-written 10-minute ceremony May take place at a park or your home.
*Travel Fee: 75 cents a mile for round-trip between Oneonta and venue
Custom-Written Ceremony for destination weddings
to be performed by another officiant - $350
This ceremony will be written exclusively for YOU from the information I glean from phone interviews,
questionnaires, and e-mail communication. It will also reflect your personalities and love in the vows you choose
or write, the readings you choose; memorials, and rituals that can be as unique and individual as you wish them
"As for the value, Emily was a little bit more pricey than other officiants, however being a firm believer of you get what you
pay for, we were not disappointed in the least. If you are looking for a perfect wedding ceremony, choose Emily!"
2015 bride and groom (See: Wedding Wire Reviews)