FIRST: Call us or send an email to set up an initial meeting at a time and place convenient for everyone. Parents and others you want to attend are welcome, of course. There is no charge for this meeting, if you decide to work with someone else. We can meet at your home, at Starbucks, or any other place that is comfortable for you.
This meeting typically lasts from one to two hours and is our opportunity to get acquainted. We will touch all the bases for planning your ceremony (and the rest of your day, if you like). You will most likely leave with things to discuss and decisions to make – a good start toward A Perfect Ceremony. Most of our communications after this will be via email or the telephone until the rehearsal.
SECOND: If you decide you want to work with Rev. Griffen, you will need to sign an agreement and place a deposit with us to hold your date and time.
THIRD: Oh! There is no “third.”
There are no hoops to jump through, no religious conditions to be met, no requirements for counseling. We are available for those kinds of discussions, if you like. However, we assume that if you are old enough to get married, you don’t need our permission.
Fees & Expenses
Rev. Griffen’s fee of $395 is comprehensive. It covers the initial planning meeting (1-2 hours), a rehearsal (approximately 1 hour) and the wedding day itself (1 1/2 hours). $125 deposit is due, in order to hold the date, when we sign an agreement. The balance is due on the day of your wedding.
Travel fees beyond the Portland area are $30 per hour for travel to the wedding site for the rehearsal and on the wedding day. We don’t charge for the first hour of combined travel time. There may be additional fees to cover over-night expenses, or unusual time-consuming requests.
Ask about special rates for Active Military couples and Elopements.
Call us at 503-421-3213 or request a copy of our agreement form via email. CLICK HERE