Frequently Asked Questions
How do we get a Florida marriage license?
Every marriage license is issued by a county court judge or clerk of the circuit court under their hand and seal. Counties issue marriage licenses, and you can apply for your license at any county clerk. Click Here for Clerk of the Court contact information by county. You can get married in any county in Florida, regardless of where you obtained your marriage license.
What is a Custom Ceremony?
A custom ceremony is an original and engaging one-of-a-kind ceremony that celebrates your love your way. As a professionally trained ceremonial specialist, I will gently guide you throughout the planning process to design your perfect ceremony that captures your wedding vision. For example, do you want a secular, spiritual, semi-religious, or religious ceremony? Or would you like to include your love story, a meaningful ritual, or receive tips on how to write your vows? Not sure, no problem. I am happy and available to answer your questions via phone calls, texts, emails, and online meetings. I genuinely care about my couples and want to add meaning and memories to their special day!
How do I start the ceremony process?
First, email me at email@example.com to schedule a no-obligation Zoom or FaceTime consultation to see if I fit your wedding vision. Once the date is secured, we design your custom ceremony your way. Lastly, I will beautifully and professionally present a meaningful custom ceremony to create lifetime memories for you and your guests.
Can a friend officiate a wedding in Florida?
Florida law provides that only certain officials are authorized to solemnize a marriage. Friends or family can participate in the ceremony. However, the vows and pronouncements are spoken by an official authorized to solemnize marriage in Florida and one who is legal to sign the marriage license.
Is a contract necessary?
Contracts are important for both the client and the celebrant/officiant. Vital details such as date, time, venue, price, deadlines, and ceremony duties and expectations are discussed and agreed upon by all parties. Preparing and making decisions in advance provides a sense of trust and reassurance for both the client and officiant.
What is a life-cycle celebrant?
A life-cycle celebrant is a certified and highly-trained ceremonial specialist. With exceptional writing and public speaking skills, the celebrant crafts custom weddings, vow renewals, funerals, memorials, and celebration-of-life ceremonies that are meaningful and memorable.