Officiating

 As a certified non-denominational Officiant
from
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,
   choose from my vast selection,
  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
                                            (AAWO).
  


All our Officiating packages include the items listed below
Y  Initial meeting with the couple to gather information, in person or by phone, 2 hour limit per meeting
Y  The ceremony of your choice, simple, traditional, contemporary, etc.
Y  Assistance with entire ceremony, including personalized vows, readings, poems, etc.
Y  Any additions such as sand ceremony, cross ceremony, hand tying, etc.
Y  Personal and professional attention and care.
Y  Phone calls and emails as needed during normal business hours
Y  Officiating at your ceremony, arrival at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony
Y  Some choice of Officiant attire, ex: white robe, black robe, casual dress, something beachy, etc.
Y  A Keepsake Marriage Certificate, choose from over 75 designs  Listed on Facebook, Etsy, eBay, and Pinterest
Y  File proper license paperwork, either hand-delivered locally or it is mailed certified.

©       Attendance at the rehearsal is an additional $50.00
©       Additional travel charges may apply.
©       Vendor referrals may be extra.
©       NO directing included.  To include directing, please see one of our other packages.

 
"Faith" - Officiant Only Package includes
     A complete customized ceremony
     Assistance with personalized vows, if needed
     Unlimited number of guests
     Unlimited number of attendants
     Some choice of Officiant attire including a Robe with stole
Investment starts at 395.00

 

"Hearts of Love" - Officiant Only Package includes
Beach Wedd      A semi - customized ceremony, you have a choice of 4-7 ceremonies. You can choose one complete as it or parts of several, to combine and create your own.
     Guest attendance under 200 people
     Unlimited number of attendants
     Some choice of Officiant attire
Investment starts at 225.00

"Two Hearts Intimate Ceremony" - Officiant Only Package includes
     A brief, basic ceremony, you have a choice of 3, no customization
     Simple vows
     Limited number of 2 witnesses
     Officiant wears something simple
Investment starts at 100.00 


Promised Hearts Officiating Questions & Answers
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?  
No
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 phevents@hotmail.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 several
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.
How much time will you spend with us to learn about what we want when creating  
our ceremony?
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  
or omissions.
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.
         Vow Renewal for Brooke & JT
 

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!
If 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).
Marriage 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.
http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/reg/regmlic.cfm
If either party has had a previous marriage, they must show proof of divorce.
Local County Clerk Address and Phone Number List
Beaufort Register Of Deeds Carteret County Clerk Onslow County
Washington, NC Beaufort, NC Jacksonville, NC
252-946-2323  252-728-8474 910-347-3451
Craven Register of Deeds Wayne County Clerk Lenoir County
New Bern, NC Goldsboro, NC Kinston, NC
252-636-6617  919-731-1449  252-559-6420
Jones Register Of Deeds Wake County Pitt County
Trenton, NC Raleigh, NC Greenville, NC
252-448-2551  919-856-5460 252-830-4130
New Hanover Register of Deeds Pamlico Register of Deeds
Wilmington, NC Bayboro, NC
910-341-4531  252-745-4421
You 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.
After the wedding, the Officiant has 10 working days to send in your marriage license to the issuing county. 
 
This is 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 -  promisedhearts@hotmail.com  
All of my couples get a Designer Keepsake Marriage Certificate that I have created.





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