I have been a part of hundreds of weddings, some as musician, some as officiant, and some as both. Each was unique. Yet from the simplest elopement to the most elegant wedding event, it is always a privilege to be part of the beauty and power of that moment of commitment.
...And it is always fun to help couples plan and create that moment.
My goal as an officiant is to help you experience the wedding celebration perfect for you two unique individuals. Whether your vision is simple or elaborate, I'll help it unfold gracefully, as you envisioned it. Anywhere in New Hampshire.
...and , of course, I'll take care of the legalities, so that it counts...
Basic Officiating package:$225 under 50 guests
$275 over 50 guests
Included in all my fees:
*** travel to and from your ceremony anywhere in NH or southern ME.
***One planning meeting within 50 miles of Concord. ( additional meetings @ $25 if needed)
***Phone planning sessions as needed.
***use of my wedding planning template to start creating your ceremony
***Filing your completed Marriage license with the appropriate Town Clerk.
SIMPLE ELEGANCE PACKAGE: Unique Music and Officiant Combination.
If you're planning a small informal wedding...maybe 100 or fewer guests in a backyard or park, it can still be special and memorable....or, if you're pulling out all the stops with a large wedding at an elegant venue.
Imagine your guests arriving to beautiful acoustic guitar music, then when the moment arrives, music for the entrance of the bride and her escorts. I then set aside the guitar and perform your wedding ceremony, with readings and vows of your choice. After pronouncing you married , I will again play as you walk out and for a few minutes as things unwind.
Includes travel, one planning session, phone sessions, and filing your completed marriage license.
Simple and Elegant !
Officiating With music: $525 ( Weekday $400 )
Officiating without music $225
(elopement service doesn't include planning meeting or calls):
Although simple, this can still be, and should still be, meaningful.
I will meet you anywhere in NH or southern ME that is special to you ( also see Hike-in option below), or anywhere convenient. I will perform the basic legal wedding ceremony and file the marriage license, and you're set.
I encourage you to write your own brief vows to one another, but that is not necessary. You can just show up and we'll go from there. No witnesses are required in NH, two in ME but you are welcome to up to four bring guests. It is particularly nice to have someone come along to take some photos. But if it's just you, I'll be happy to take a couple photos with your phone or camera.
Elopement Fee: $200
Attending Rehearsal ( Recommended for larger wedding parties): $150
Sound system to amplify the actual vows and any readers: ( Recommended for outdoor ceremonies over 75 guests) $150 Could also be used to play recorded music.
Hike-in Ceremonies: $100
Live music for post-ceremony cocktail hour: $150
Learning a "Special Song" not on my Song Lists $100
"Working with Dwight was absolutely wonderful. It is always difficult hiring someone you've found online that you've never met, and really...know little about. I hired Dwight based on the reviews (they are phenomenal!) and I am SO glad that I did! Dwight was an absolute joy to work with. When my husband and I met him to go over details before the wedding, it was like we had known him for years. He is such a pleasure to work with. He is trustworthy and truly cares about his clients."
Alessandra and Tim, Married 9/4/19, Old Orchard Beach, ME Originally posted and verified on TheKnot
Your wedding vision is probably unique, so you may not find it on this simple price list. Contact me to discuss possibilities and get a price quote tailored to your plan.
Dwightsweddingguitar@gmail.com 603 942 5754