If you are interested in working with me, please go to the inquiries page to check my availability calendar and submit a request. I will then follow up via email and - if you like - we can set up a free, no-obligation meeting to discuss your ideas and get your questions answered!
For any other general questions, feel free to reach out to me via email:
Customized Ceremonies ($600)*
The "Wedding Witch of Salem" is an ordained minister who officiates weddings, vow renewals, handfastings, and other types of commitment ceremonies across Massachusetts.
My particular specialties include Intimate Elopements, Secular or Non-Religious, Non-Traditional Religious, Spiritual-But-Not-Religious, Uber-Romantic, Offbeat, Halloweeny, Witchy, Gothy, Geeky, Theme-Inspired, Celtic, Viking, Nature-Loving, Pagan, or Wiccan ceremonies. I also offer non-legal commitment ceremonies (like handfastings) and vow renewals!
As part of your ceremony, we can incorporate as many unity rituals and celebrations as you would like. There are so many unique and meaningful options to choose from - some examples might include handfastings, sand ceremonies, unity candles, wine ceremonies, jumping the broom, or even a Viking sword exchange!
All the ceremonies I craft are customized and personalized for you, based on your preferences and ideas, and I happily embrace any opportunity to work with couples who consider themselves members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Hiring me as your officiant also comes with an extra added bonus - exclusive access to some basic wedding and event planning guidance, as well as trip planning advice if you are coming to Salem from somewhere else! Not only do you gain access to my years of expertise, but I have spent hours creating curated lists of venues and vendors that I can suggest for you – including caterers, bartending services, florists, bakeries, photographers, videographers, DJs, lighting experts, event rentals, hair and makeup artists, and more.
Services Always Include:
Unlimited email communication throughout the planning process
Up to 3 scheduled online meetings or phone calls to ask and answer questions, brainstorm, get creative together, and discuss any pertinent details
Some basic planning assistance and professional recommendations from me (as needed or requested by you)
Time spent writing your bespoke ceremony script (with input from you)
Draft of your ceremony script emailed to you in advance, for you to review and provide any desired edits prior to your ceremony
Officiating your ceremony
Filing the marriage license paperwork after the ceremony (as applicable)
Reservation and Pricing:*
Unlike other officiants who have complicated packages and pricing structures that vary based on the size of the event, the type of ceremony, their a la carte "add-ons," and things of that sort, I choose to keep it simple and charge a flat fee of $600 for any officiation I perform.
If I seem like the right fit for your wedding or commitment ceremony and you want to make it "official" with me, I require a signed contract and a retainer of $300 - 50% of the total officiation fee cost - to reserve your date on my calendar. A specific location or time for your ceremony does not need to be set in stone for you to book with me – those details can be filled in later! The remaining 50% of the officiation fee - $300 - does not need to be paid until 2 weeks before your ceremony. Any additional travel fees, rehearsal fees, or venue/site tour fees are assessed, charged, and paid in full in advance of that travel or activity.
If you would like me to attend an online ceremony rehearsal, an in-person ceremony rehearsal, or do a site or venue tour with you, each of these activities comes with an additional fee of $200.
Travel fees: For any ceremony, rehearsal, or venue/site tour that takes place within 50 miles of my office in Salem (calculated based on the shortest door-to-door route on Google Maps), I do not tack on additional travel fees. However, if the location for any of these activities is more than 50 miles away, I charge an additional travel fee equating to the IRS business standard mileage rate of 65.5 cents per mile (2023 rate) for each round trip made.
For all payments, Venmo or PayPal are accepted.
So if you are looking for a professional, supportive, kind-hearted officiant who absolutely loves love, then please reach out!
* Plus any additional travel, rehearsal, or venue/site tour fees, as applicable. We reserve the right to change our prices at any time without further notice; however, if you have completed our booking process (retainer sent and signed contract returned), we will honor the price at the time of booking. Dates are not guaranteed until we receive both a signed contract and retainer.