Bespoke Wedding Ceremonies
I am very proud of my creative skills and the life experience I have had of writing, speaking and performing and this is why I am able to offer a ceremony that is really unique and special for you. Each wedding is different, and will be created personally for each individual couple and conducted by me in person. Fees are calculated after a preliminary discussion with you (without obligation) and depend on your requirements, and any travelling involved. As a guideline, my basic fee is £400.
Apart from travelling; and perhaps accommodation if your wedding involves a journey of more than 100 miles or so, further fees might, for example, be for hiring microphone equipment if your ceremony is out of doors; for creating and printing a certificate of Marriage Blessing (for weddings in England); or for holding a rehearsal.
I may be able to negotiate my fee or offer a discount in certain circumstances.
You will be asked for a deposit of £100 on booking which is non-refundable but deductible from the final invoice, which will be sent 3 weeks before your wedding day.
I offer a short and very simply personalised ceremony for your wedding at The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green and this will be billed by your wedding planner at the venue.
Funeral fees range from £170 – £250 and depend on the length, size, and location of the ceremony. The fee includes an initial meeting to discuss your thoughts and wishes and for me to learn something about your loved one. You will have the opportunity to view the script for the ceremony in advance and to make changes if these are necessary. Following this I will create the ceremony, and liaise further with you and and your funeral director to ensure that the process goes smoothly. On the day of the funeral I will be at the venue in good time to welcome you and conduct the ceremony itself.
A Consultation to Discuss Your Funeral Wishes In Advance
My fee for this is £85 to include a meeting with you to discuss your thoughts and requirements, and preparation of a full ‘script’, including the eulogy if requested, for use at your own funeral service. The script will be kept on file by me and by the funeral director of your choice, and the fee will be deducted from the cost of your funeral when the time comes.
I can provide a bespoke script for you and your family to use for a garden burial for your pet for £25. Please contact me for details and more information if you would like me to come to your home and hold the ceremony for you.
Fees for Baby Namings, Parting Blessings, House Blessings and Other Ceremonies
Please inquire by telephone or email with some details of your requirements. A simple Naming Ceremony is available from £250.
For a Wedding Blessing, Special Anniversary or a Parting Blessing following divorce, fees start at £250 depending on your requirements. Please do contact me to discuss your ceremony requirements with me as there are many possibilities and options.
Fees for Meditation and Mindfulness
Please enquire. Charges may be waived or may vary according to the number of participants and the number of sessions required.
Fees for Inspirational Talks
Please contact me with details of your requirements.
Fees for Counselling
As a guideline my fees for counselling are £45 per session. I would normally start with a shorter contracting session for which there is no charge. In that first session, or preliminary telephone call we would discuss how we could work together and what we would expect to achieve from our session/s, and how many sessions might be required, as well as agreeing on a figure for the fees.