Fees and Process

Each wedding is unique, thus my fee depends upon several factors, including the season, day of the week, location and complexity. 
My fee generally ranges from $500 to $900, but there are exceptions.  For example, a mid-week, off season small wedding in Manhattan would be $450 - $550.  A weekend small wedding in New York City is generally $550 - $650. A large Saturday wedding outside of the five boroughs would be $700 - $900 depending on several factors.  For last minute "elopements", contact me for availability and pricing.
Call or email me to schedule a free, no-obligation meeting!

My fee includes:

  • unlimited ceremony consultation
  • as many revisions as needed to make it perfect for you!
  • research of readings, rituals and other elements
  • assistance with writing your own vows, if you choose to do so
  • meetings by phone, Skype, and in person
  • officiating the ceremony, and early arrival to the ceremony
  • coordination with wedding planner, musician, photographer and other professionals
  • filing of the marriage license
  • a keepsake copy of the ceremony

Once you decide to hire me, I will send you a simple Agreement and request a 50% deposit to lock in the date. Then the process will begin of getting to know you, your desires, wants and needs for the ceremony. You will receive a draft of the ceremony for review and approval. You have full approval over the entire ceremony.  I want it to be perfect for you!

Please contact me - I would love to hear from you! 
Let's make your day GREAT!

Valerie Coleman
Wedding Officiant and Celebrant

(212) 628-2596 office
(917) 846-1431 cell

Serving New York City area, New Jersey, and
the Berkshires Massachusetts.

Licensed Officiant and Certified Celebrant

"Wonderful and perfect are the two words that come to mind when working with Val!

The finished product is as if she has been a life long friend! With the ceremony so perfect all the rest just fell into place very smoothly. We are so grateful and blessed that she was part of our special day!" 

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