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Maryland Affairs of the Hearts
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is your fee to officiate our wedding?
    I charge one fee to officiate the wedding.

  • What does your fee include?
    My fee includes the marriage certificate, and the initial meeting.

  • How long have you been a marriage officiant?
    I have been officiating for 15 years.

  • What are your time restrictions for the ceremony?
    There are no time restrictions. The day is yours.

  • Will there be any extra fees if the ceremony starts late?
    No. I do not charge by the hour. I only charge for the event. However i will charge an addition $75 fee if the wedding is rescheduled without prior notice.

  • Can we see your credentials, proof that you are licensed in the state?
    Yes. When we meet for the first time. I will show you my credentials.

  • How far in advance do we need to book our wedding?
    I need at least 24 hours notice to prepare. One year is recommended.

  • What would the deposit be?
    I require $100.00 deposit. The deposit is non refundable.

  • What is your cancellation policy?
    I request 1 month notice of any cancellations or changes.

  • How many weddings have you performed in the recent past?
    I have done 300 wedding to date.

  • Do you charge an extra fee for rehearsal?
    Yes. The rehearsal is not included in the fee.

  • Are you available for the date of the rehearsal?
    Yes. I only request that we have the rehearsal the day before the wedding to wrinkle out any problems.

  • Do you need any audio/visual equipment for the ceremony?
    No. However I can recommend a photographer if you would like.

  • Do you allow photography/videography during the ceremony?
    Yes. It is your day. You can do whatever you like.

  • What attire will you wear to the ceremony?
    Depending on the style of wedding I will wear an Alb and Stole.

  • Can we have any input on the attire?
    I will wear whatever you would like me to wear

  • Who will take care of submitting the marriage license to the clerk?
    I will submit the marriage documents to the clerks office.

  • Are there any fees for that?
    No this in included in the fee.

  • Do you require pre-marital counseling? If so, would you recommend us one?
    I do not require this.

  • Can we personalize our ceremony with "x", "y", "z"?
    Yes. It is your day and i will do everything in my power to make it perfect for you.

  • Will you give a sermon during the ceremony?
    Only if you want me to.

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Maryland Affairs of the Hearts
email us: josephcatrambone@yahoo.com