→ When should we book the service?
I usually work on a “first come, first serve” basis and don’t keep an option on random dates without a specific request and deposit; therefore as soon as the date has been decided and your venue is secured, you should inquire within.
→ Can we speak/meet before we book your service?
Of course we can, and I heartily recommend it. It’s important that you get to see and evaluate your celebrant/officiant before making any decision. I’ll be happy to meet with you beforehand at your venue or virtually for an informal chat and answer all your questions, with no obligations.
→ How long will you stay for, on the day of the event?
I never book more than one event a day, in order to be fully concentrated every time, on delivering the best service I can. So I am very flexible in allowing all the necessary time to complete the service. However, I usually never stay for the reception.
→ What happens if you’re not able to conduct the ceremony due to a last-minute emergency or illness?
In the unlikely event, I rely on the collaboration with a trusted colleague of equal skills and standards, providing her all the necessary details for leading the best service.
→ Can we see the speech and make any changes to the text if we find it necessary?
Absolutely, yes. The speech is based on your story, your background and personal experiences and it’s your day, so it’s important that you’re happy with it and feel at ease knowing beforehand what’s going to happen. Therefore your comments to the speech will be all very welcome and I’ll be happy to amend it or guide you with further suggestions to match your vision.