We will not require any funds from you until we have agreed with you that we are the best people to perform your wedding, and your wedding plans are possible, and we have discussed what you require, and stated the likely total fee due to us. We will make it clear what our fee includes and what it does not include (to see what we usually include, refer to our Options for today's couples page). If you wish to then book a date, we will require a non-returnable deposit of £50 and it is at this stage that we will ask you to sign our contract which we will email to you.
All our rituals and ceremonies have a fee based on our preparation time and attendance time which we are happy to explain to you. For a legal wedding, the remaining fee is usually an additional £100-£250, depending on the amount of ritual writing and rewriting involved, what you request us to provide, and our anticipated travel and attendance time. To perform a rehearsal, the fee is usually an additional £50-£100.
Please note that our policy is to only ever perform a maximum of one wedding ritual a day - any more and we could not give the ceremonies the attention to detail that we aim to provide.
If you ask us to provide witnesses for your wedding, then there may be additional costs involved in transporting them and / or their expenses and we would expect you to pay these costs too. You need two witnesses for a legal wedding; they must both be over 16 years of age and must understand what they are witnessing. They also need to be prepared to sign the marriage schedule and give their address.
If we need to incur travel expenses we will require these to be paid in advance of us booking travel arrangements; we will endeavour to use our islander travel discounts wherever possible to keep costs to a minimum. We usually require the remainder of our fees to be paid, as cleared funds, at least six weeks prior to your wedding date. We accept a variety of forms of payment which we will be happy to discuss with you.
To ensure that everything goes according to your plans and to minimise misunderstandings, we recommend that you plan ahead and communicate with us as much as possible, we will do likewise with you.