Wedding Ceremony Services
My Ceremonies are as different and individualized as the couples I work with. My fees generally range from $425 for a Simple Elopement Ceremony to $1100 for a Fully Personalized Celebration. My fees reflect the time I invest to write, craft and officiate your ceremony. Email me for a quote, or contact me to schedule a casual visit. I will discuss various options and show you how we can create a unique, memorable wedding experience that celebrates your love, and reflects who you are as a couple.
Crafting your Ceremony
Writing your ceremony is a labor of love and requires a great deal of thought and consideration to ensure that it is all you've been hoping for. When we have our initial consultation, I will outline the specific process for how I will create your ceremony. I will collect background information about you as a couple, and the important details of your relationship. Will you want to have readings? Perhaps you would like to include a special ritual in your ceremony but don't know where to begin. From the information you share, we build the structure of your ceremony so that it is a unique reflection of your love and life together. I have wonderful resources and will share lots of ideas that you may use to decide exactly what you want to include in your wedding ceremony. Once your ceremony is written, you will receive a copy of the draft for approval. The final ceremony script will be an authentic representation of your story as a couple.
A Microwedding is a ceremony that includes a small guest list - typically between 10 - 20 guests. What is small on size though, allows you to be big on details that are important to you. Having an intimate, meaningful ceremony is one of the perks of a Microwedding. The fee for this type of ceremony ranges from $700 - $900. Want to read more on Microweddings? Look here for a fun article from The Knot on why a Microwedding may be just what you're looking for!
Go to the Elopement Section for other ceremony ideas including Flash Weddings and Certificate Signings.
"Donna officiated our 6/19/21 wedding and I cannot express how beautiful and meaningful our ceremony was. Hiring Donna Forsythe to curate and deliver our personalized wedding ceremony was the best wedding planning decision my now husband and I made (no joke). There are so many big and little decisions that go into the wedding planning process, but when we took a step back, we both agreed that the ceremony was the most important part of the day (it IS the reason for the party, right?!). We wanted to convey that feeling to our friends and family. From start to finish, Donna's communication, flexibility, professionalism and energy was on point. My husband was wary at first, but after our first meeting with Donna, hiring her to create our ceremony was a no brainer. She listened to our thoughts, provided wonderful examples and ultimately created a personalized ceremony that our guests were wowed by. I can't count how many people, on the day of, and afterwards, just wanted to tell me how much they enjoyed our ceremony, how personal it was, how they hadn't experienced a ceremony like that before, etc. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room - mission accomplished! Many also remarked how well spoken and "amazing" Donna was. Some even thought she was a long lost friend they had never met (she feels like that to me, now :)). Her caring and loving energy permeated on wedding day, and I cannot thank Donna enough for creating and delivering a ceremony that exceeded our expectations. From the bottom of our hearts - Thank you, Donna <3"
Learn more about other Secular Life Celebrations we provide.
Celebration of Life Memorials
Secular End of Life Celebrations meaningfully recognize the life of a loved one. Each is handcrafted based on interviews with family and friends. They are authentic, personal memorials celebrating a cherished life.
There are so many special reasons to
celebrate and recognize your marriage. When you decide to renew your vows, celebrants have wonderful ways to create ceremonies which focus on your relationship and celebrate your love.
Baby Welcomings or Baby Namings are joyous secular celebrations to recognize a new life. The focus is on celebrating the arrival of a new member of the family and all this child will bring to the lives he or she touches.