As a certified non-denominational Officiant
The Ministerial Seminary of America,
I’ve enjoyed assisting lots of couples
with preparing for their wedding ceremony.
Couples can choose to write their own vows,
or a combination of both.
I find that each service ultimately is unique
and reflective of you, your beliefs and traditions.
We are proud members of the
American Association of Wedding Officiant’s
|Will you marry us if we are of different faiths or are divorced?|
|Yes, I am happy to help.|
|Do you require pre-marital or religious counseling before getting married?|
|Are there any restrictions on readings, music, photography, or attire?|
|No, not for me, but we may need to check with your venue.|
|What are your credentials?|
|I received my certificate from The Ministerial Seminary of
America, LLC and was ordained in
person, not online.
|How much ceremony experience do you have?|
|I have over 5 years experience
in performing over 50 ceremonies. I offer a full range of
ceremonies for weddings, elopements, and renewal of vows. I also have over 11 years
of experience with planning and directing weddings. I am also a Master Bridal Consultant
with of the Association of Bridal Consultants.
|What is required to hold our date?|
|A signed contract and
non-refundable retainer fee are required. Until we have those items,
we are free to book with another couple.
|What type of payments do you accept?|
|We accept most all major credit
cards, cash, local checks, money orders, and PayPal.
Our PayPal account is email@example.com.
|Can we meet you face-to-face before deciding whether to hire you?|
|Sure, I would love too; however,
a lot of my couples are from out-of-the-area, so we
can talk on the phone. I do prefer that most things are confirmed by email.
|What is the best way to contact you?|
|Email is best, that way we are
on the same page and spelling is correct.
I am usually not
available on weekends due to other weddings.
|Do you have a standard ceremony script?|
|No, I use several different ceremonies. Each couple has the opportunity to see
and make changes.
|Are we allowed to write our own wedding vows?|
|Of course, and I will be glad to help you if you want me to.|
much time will you spend with us to learn about what we want when creating
|As much time as needed, up to 4 sessions, sometimes this can take several drafts.|
|What are the most number of ceremonies that you perform on a day?|
|This depends on the day, the
times, and the locations. We try to
accommodate all our
couples, but we do not sacrifice quality for quantity.
|When do you arrive at a ceremony?|
|I usually arrive anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour before the ceremony begins.|
|What about obtaining and filing of the marriage license?|
|Page 6 has the information about NC. However we cannot be responsible for errors
|Do we need to sign the license at the wedding?|
|No, the couple signs when you pick up your license. I need 2
witnesses over 18 yrs
old to sign at the ceremony.
|Where can I find more about you and what you will wear?|
|Please visit our website www.promisedhearts.com under Officiating.|
|Marriage License Requirements|
|Marriage licenses are issued between the hours of
8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through
Friday, with the exception of holidays. The bride and groom must appear together, in
person, between those hours.
|Please do not wait till Friday afternoon at 4pm!|
both parties are age 21 or over, they each must have a valid
(not expired) government
issued ID (driver's license, or military ID), and their social security cards. If the original social
security cards are not available, an official document such as a W-2 or other type of tax form
or banking form may be presented. If either party is between the ages of 18 - 21, they must
also present a certified copy of their birth certificate, unless they were born in the issuing County.
If either party is under the age of 18, they should contact their County Clerk for more details.
|Prior to completing the marriage license application, parties
will need to know their parents' full
names including mother's maiden name; state of birth, and current address (if possible).
licenses are good for 60 days and there is no waiting period after issuance.
License Fee is $60 cash.
|NC requires 2 witnesses over the age of 18 to sign at the wedding ceremony.|
|For further information on marriage in North Carolina, please refer to the General Statutes.|
|Here are some helpful hints:|
|Abbreviations in proper names are not accepted (please completely spell all names).|
|The mother’s information on the application must be the mother’s maiden name.|
|Any box with a drop down menu can only be answered with that menu.|
|The education requested is the highest completed. Ex: High School = 4 or College = 1|
|Fill out and submit a Marriage Application to the Register of Deeds office.|
|If either party has had a previous marriage, they must show proof of divorce.|
|Beaufort Register Of Deeds||Carteret County Clerk||Onslow County|
|Washington, NC||Beaufort, NC||Jacksonville, NC|
|Craven Register of Deeds||Wayne County Clerk||Lenoir County|
|New Bern, NC||Goldsboro, NC||Kinston, NC|
|Jones Register Of Deeds||Wake County||Pitt County|
|Trenton, NC||Raleigh, NC||Greenville, NC|
|New Hanover Register of Deeds||Pamlico Register of Deeds|
|Wilmington, NC||Bayboro, NC|
can go to any County Register of deeds to apply for a marriage application
and be married
in any county in NC.
|It does not have to be the same county.|
the wedding, the Officiant has 10 working days to send in your marriage
license to the issuing county.
usually done within 2 days. Contact
the issuing county where you applied to
get a copy of your marriage license.
|Email is the best way to contact Promised Hearts - firstname.lastname@example.org|
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