What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash. And credit cards via Square. And PayPal. Credit card or PayPal will add a 4% processing fee.
What are your mileage charges?
Does Cherished Memory Weddings supply a venue or wedding location?
Only for the "Get Married FAST!" ceremony types. For our other services, the location selection is in your hands. We will gladly make suggestions!
Do you have a Change Fee?
Yes. A change fee of $50.00 is charged if any couple changes their ceremony date, time, or location after securing our services with a down payment.
And Occasional Price Changes?
We are a small business in a highly competitive industry. As such, we reserve the right to change our prices at any time. We don't change prices lightly. All couples that have a deposit paid will use the price quoted when our contract was issued to them. We appreciate your understanding.
What if I need to cancel, after booking and securing my date with payment?
As you can imagine, competition for certain dates can get really intense. For this reason, fees paid may be used toward a reschedule date for up to 90 days with a paid $50 change fee.
What kind of ceremonies do you perform?
We are very flexible and accommodating! The main focus of our ceremonies is the love shared between two people. We are always collecting and writing new vows and ceremony scripts. You and your Cherished Memory Officiant will 'tune' your ceremony for just for the two of you.
Do you perform same-sex / LGBTQ weddings?
Yes, we do.
Do you perform elopement ceremonies?
Do you perform funerals or memorial services?
Respectfully, no we do not.
What other kinds of ceremonies do you perform?
Home Blessings, Renewal of Vows, Handfasting, Sand Unity Ceremony.
And public nuptials for couples that have already been privately married (and no, we will not reveal that this couple were already privately married!) We do these types of ceremonies frequently.
Is a contract issued for all services booked?
Yes; but relax! It's pretty straight-forward.
Are you an Ordained Minister?
Yes. Since 2005. I'm ordained by three organizations (most Officiants are only ordained by one!) I'm also privileged to hold the honorary title of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) -- and that's why they call me Dr. Mike!
How will you dress for our wedding?
Neatly and cleanly. I'm happy to discuss, if you have specific dress requirements or suggestions.
Do you stay for the reception?
As a broad rule-of-thumb -- no, unless you ask us to. The reception is a special time for friends and family to enjoy the newlyweds and vice-versa. We respect that.
I am currently out-of-state, or too far away to meet with you before the wedding. Can I still book your services?
Yes, of course -- you can book our services no matter where you are -- if the date/time you wish is available.
What about COVID restrictions?
Any event in today's COVID world, no matter how large or small, should rely on a risk-based approach. Precautions to consider include: actions to prevent transmission between people, where to hold the venue, and how it can be modified to make a safer environment. Certainly no one wishes anyone even remotely involved in a wedding to catch the virus.
Please Note: Our Ministers reserve the right to cancel any engagement in which, in their sole consideration, inadequate safety considerations are being planned for the ceremony. This is not a personal nor is it a political commentary -- this is an Officiant trying to stay healthy and ensure the health of his family, as well as the health of participants in the ceremony. In such a situation, funds paid to Cherished Memory Weddings, except for the $100 non-refundable deposit would be refunded.
"Five Stars. Loved, loved, loved the service. Thank you so much. Highly recommend!"
-- Barbara & Travis