Q:Are you available to officiate wedding ceremonies any day of the week?

A: Yes, I am available but limited during the work week.  Please check the calendar tab to check availability.

Q: We are not religious. Will you work with us?

A: Yes I will. My ceremonies are spiritual but not religious, though I can include prayers or blessings if you wish.

Q: Can we write our own vows?

A: Absolutely. Writing your own vows makes your ceremony even more personal. If you prefer to select from a list of pre-written vows, I have many options from which to choose.

Q: Can we include our children in the ceremony?

A: Yes, you can have the children participate as much as you wish.

Q: Will you facilitate our rehearsal?

A: Yes. A rehearsal helps the wedding party and family and friends get over any jitters or nervousness they may have about their ceremony participation. I will bring organization and direction to the rehearsal, and make sure it is completed in less than an hour. I will be unable to attend rehearsals that fall during the work day.  Please refer to the costs page for more information.

Q: How long is the ceremony?

A: Once I work with you to customize your ceremony, I will be able to give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of time. Usually, a ceremony lasts between 20-30 minutes.

Q: What do you wear?

A: Matt will wear a suit and I can cater my color to the colors of your wedding.

Q: Do you stay for the reception?

A: No, I do not stay for the reception. The reception is an intimate time for friends and family to enjoy the newlyweds.

Q: Can we videotape the ceremony?

A: Of course, but I do ask that you do not post the ceremony video online on websites such as YouTube.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: Paypal or credit cards through Paypal.  I will send you an invoice via email and you can simply pay with your credit card online.  It’s secure and easy.

Q: Do you provide the materials for the unity ceremony?

A: No, I will leave it to you to purchase the materials that are right for your ceremony.

Q: Will you provide us a marriage license?

A: Marriage licenses must be obtained per local laws and I cannot provide the license for marriage.

Q: Where can I find more information about obtaining a marriage license?

A: For Cuyahoga County, click HERE.

For Geauga County, click HERE.

For Lake County, click HERE.

For Summit County, click HERE.

Q: What do we do with the marriage certificate following the ceremony?

A: I will fill it out and mail it, certified mail, to the county’s appropriate office to make it official.

Q: Is it customary to tip the officiant?

A: Gratuities are never expected, but always appreciated 🙂


Unity Ceremonies – Licensed and Experienced Wedding Officiant – Cleveland, Ohio


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