Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does "Officiant" mean?
A: Someone who is legally authorized to preside over/perform a couple's wedding ceremony.
Q: What kind of Officiants are we?
A: Modern nondenominational minister/civil officiants. "Officiants" are known and called by many different names: wedding officiant, wedding minister, wedding officiator, marriage officiator, marriage minister, marriage officiant, marriage official, wedding clergy, marriage clergy, wedding celebrant, celebrant, wedding officiate, justice of the peace, JP, civil officiant and reverend. We are legally ordained through the Universal Life Church.
Q: What is the Universal Life Church?
A: The Universal Life Church & ULC Seminary, Inc., is a non-denominational church that believes that we are all spirits in bodies, seeking and discovering our own personal truth in our own unique way.
For many of us, that truth is found through Jesus Christ, Buddha, or The Divine, while still others find their truth through examining life and the experiences we all have. All of these paths and more are welcomed and explored. We value all the viewpoints of our ministers and congregation, however varied and controversial they might be.
Q: Can I write my own vows? Do you help with that?
A: The answer to both of those questions is absolutely! We encourage couples to make their own unique personal vows to each other and we are happy to help create you them as needed.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Up to 30 days before the ceremony, 50% of your total is refundable. Less than 30 days before the ceremony, none of the balance due is refundable unless the inability to perform officiating or coordination services for the date booked falls on We Do ~ I Do's.
Q: How long do your typical ceremonies run?
A: I would say that typically our ceremonies tend to run around 15-20 minutes.