#1: "Your Mom's Dream Wedding"
#2: "A Very Nice Wedding"
#3: "Just the Basics, Please."
#4: "Married In a Minute"
* In Washington State, you must wait 72 hours after getting a marriage license to get married. But, in Idaho, there is no waiting period after obtaining a marriage license. You do not need to be a resident of Idaho to obtain an Idaho marriage license, however an Idaho State marriage license is only valid for ceremonies performed within the State of Idaho. There is no waiting period before using the license; you may get married the same day. --- (See https://www.idaho.gov/family-records/marriage/ for full details.)
Renewal of Vows -- Call us and let's discuss. A classic, memorable time for all.
Elopement? -- Call us and let's discuss. We love elopements.
moving in together, or the birth of a child.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
What are your mileage charges? We keep those simple...
Those are all big discounts vs. some officiants who charge $1.00 per mile!
What forms of payment do you accept?
We like to keep this simple, too. We accept cash. And credit cards via Square. And PayPal. No checks, please.
All credit card and PayPal transactions will include a 4% credit card processing fee.
And please note: all Level 2 and Level 3 charges (including mileage) must be paid at least seven (7) days prior to the ceremony date.
How much do your services cost?
As you can see above, we offer several complete packages starting at $100.
The average cost for wedding officiant services in the U.S. is in the $300-$800 range -- and up!
Does Cherished Memory Weddings supply a venue or wedding location?
Only for the "Married in a Minute" and "Just The Basics" ceremony types -- we do supply a location for those.
For our other services, location, all costs, and permission to use a venue is in your hands. We will gladly make suggestions!
Do you have a Change Fee?
Yes. A change fee of $60.00 is charged if any couple changes their ceremony date, ceremony time, or ceremony location after securing their date, time, and location with a down payment. Thank you for 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 pretty intense. For this reason, fees paid may be used toward a reschedule date for up to 90 days with a paid $60 change fee.
What kind of wedding & renewal-of-vows ceremonies do you perform?
We offer non-denominational ceremonies. 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?
Yes, we do.
Do you perform handfasting ceremonies?
Yes, we do.
What other kinds of ceremonies do you perform?
Home Blessings, Renewal of Vows.
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 -- we typically don't stay for the reception unless you ask us to. The reception is a special, intimate 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 decision to hold an event during the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
* Plus mileage charges, if applicable. See details above. Thanks!
Dr. Mike was a very good wedding officiant! He listened to everything we wanted and showed up on time.
He even did our sand ceremony which was so meaningful.
We both would absolutely recommend Dr. Mike wholeheartedly if you are looking for a wedding officiant!"
-- Josh + Karson