Communication is incredibly important to me. It is my goal to respond immediately or as soon as possible. Life is not perfect. If I receive an email and cannot respond immediately, I will let you know when I can.
I use a scheduling app that keeps my business on track. It includes a messaging service. It’s like email, but it doesn’t have all the functions of email. I can’t put two email addresses into one account and you can’t send attachments. I use Google documents set to share/edit for your ceremony and you can edit the document any way you like - either directly or with the comment function. It works really well for most couples and we can bring up the document on a tablet or phone at any time. If you want to both be copied on correspondence, we can start a regular email chain. If you prefer not to use Google Docs, you are welcome to use another format and email it to me as an attachment. I use email@example.com for my correspondence.
It is optimal if we can maintain one email chain in one place if at all possible. Thank you!! My scheduling app accepts and keeps track of payments and sends automatic receipts.
Phone Calls. I request we schedule phone calls so you can have my full attention and I can be prepared to answer any questions you might have. It can be as simple as texting and asking if it’s a good time to talk. If it isn’t I will let you know when is. My phone number is (317)403-7379. I’m a full-time wedding officiant and spend many workdays in my office performing quick civil ceremonies. I’m also a mom. Your call is important but I might be busy!
Schedule a Call. We have a schedule-a-call option. If you use this form, please let me know what time and where your wedding day is on the form. Often I schedule my whole day around your call request just to tell you I'm not available for your wedding day. Please also be aware we only officiate weddings. We are not wedding planners. You basically let us know what time and where you want to get married and we will meet you there.
Texting. You can text me at any time. (317)403-7379. My regular hours are 8 - 8 daily and my phone is set to “do not disturb” at other times. I won’t hear your text, but it probably won’t take me too long to see it. If you text or email outside those hours, it may take time for me to get back to you. If you text me at a crazy hour of the night and I see it right away, I’ll text back right away, otherwise, I will probably wait until after 8 am so I don’t wake anyone. You can let me know it’s OK to text you back at weird hours and I’m happy to do so.
Social Media Messages. Please don’t send me messages through the private messenger functions on Facebook or Instagram. It’s easier to keep track of all of our conversations if we stick to email and texting. One email chain is perfect!
Meetings. These can be in person or via video chat. Generally, what works best for most couples is to have the first meeting is in person and the second meeting as a phone call. You can decide what’s best for you. In-person meetings are held in my office on Monument Circle. Zoom has made meetings so much easier! If you never want a meeting that’s OK too! Everything can be, and often is, accomplished by email. Every couple and every wedding is different.
WhatsApp. If you are planning your wedding in Indy from overseas please contact me via email first before initiating a WhatsApp call or message. I won't respond to you if you have not already contacted me via email and we've agreed to use WhatsApp.
Diversity Statement We are open to marrying any couple. It is our goal to meet each couple where they are and help them to have a positive wedding experience. In order to meet you where you are, we approach every wedding with an open mind - we don’t know anything about you until you tell us and that’s only if you choose to tell us. Wedding ceremony scripts have been written for years for brides and grooms. Now, bride and bride or groom and groom are very common. Some couples are choosing to forego traditional gender roles altogether and are using the terms spouse or partner. If you have made the choice to use non-traditional pronouns, please let us know, and we will be happy to honor your preferences. Any wedding ceremony script can be changed to reflect those personal preferences.