Fees and Terms

I believe it is important to be clear about the costs of my services to allow you to make decisions. I will create a clear and detailed contract for any ceremony I undertake. Any costs in addition to the prices shown will be for small items supplied as part of ceremonies.

It would be a privilege to be involved in your ceremony, I look forward to hearing from you.

FEES

 

Naming ceremonies, adoption and family unification ceremonies

from £295

  • Bespoke ceremony at a location of your choice
  • Interviewing, planning, ceremony writing and delivery
  • Free consultation – After the initial free consultation you will have 7 days in which to decide whether to proceed to a booking arrangement.  
  • Venue visit if applicable
  • Draft detailed order of ceremony
  • Ceremony sent to family for checking and approval- agree & modify draft
  • Complete final draft
  • Optional rehearsal, either the evening before the service or earlier on the day
  • Officiate ceremony
  • Presentation transcript of the ceremony and a certificate for couple to keep
Weddings, commitment ceremonies, full handfasting ceremonies

from £595

  • Bespoke ceremony at a location of your choice
  • Interviewing, planning, ceremony writing and delivery
  • Free consultation – After the initial free consultation you will have 7 days in which to decide whether to proceed to a booking arrangement. If you proceed to a booking arrangement the weeks, and possibly months, that follow will be spent crafting your perfect ceremony
  • Write initial draft ceremony
  • Venue visit if applicable
  • Draft detailed order of ceremony
  • Unlimited editing of the ceremony script till perfect, including any rituals requested e.g., Handfasting, Unity Candle etc
  • Optional rehearsal, either the evening before the service or earlier on the day
  • Officiate the ceremony
  • Presentation transcript of the ceremony and a certificate for couple to keep
Vow renewals

from £450

  • Bespoke ceremony at a location of your choice
  • Interviewing, planning, ceremony writing and delivery
  • Free consultation – After the initial free consultation you will have 7 days in which to decide whether to proceed to a booking arrangement. If you proceed to a booking arrangement the weeks, and possibly months, that follow will be spent crafting your perfect ceremony
  • Write initial draft ceremony
  • Venue visit if applicable
  • Draft detailed order of ceremony
  • Unlimited editing of the ceremony script till perfect, including any rituals requested e.g., Handfasting, Unity Candle etc
  • Optional rehearsal, either the evening before the service or earlier on the day
  • Officiate the ceremony
  • Presentation transcript of the ceremony and a certificate for couple to keep
Funerals, Memorials

from £200*

  • Bespoke ceremony at a location of your choice
  • Interviewing, planning, ceremony writing and delivery
  • Free consultation
  • Initial Interview
  • Write initial draft ceremony
  • Venue visit if applicable
  • Liaise with Funeral Directors/ Crematorium/ Woodland Burial site
  • Ceremony sent to family for checking and approval- agree & modify draft
  • Complete final draft of ceremony
  • Officiate ceremony
  • Presentation transcript of the ceremony
Advance funeral planning

from £125

  • Interviewing, planning, ceremony writing
  • Free consultation
  • Initial Interview
  • Write initial draft ceremony
  • Ceremony sent for checking and approval – agree & modify draft
  • Complete final draft of ceremony
  • Ceremony sent for checking and approval
  • Ceremony released to client, with extra copies as required
Pet funerals

from £75

  • Bespoke ceremony at a location of your choice
  • Interviewing, planning, ceremony writing and delivery
  • Free consultation
  • Initial Interview
  • Write initial draft ceremony
  • Venue visit if applicable
  • Ceremony sent to family for checking and approval- agree & modify draft
  • Complete final draft of ceremony
  • Officiate ceremony
  • Presentation transcript of the ceremony

*If booking via a funeral director they will make payment arrangements and charge your account accordingly. I do not charge a fee for baby and child funerals.

Travel expenses– All my prices include travel costs up to a 40-mile radius of Cheltenham. After that all mileage is at 45p per mile.

Accommodation– I am happy to travel throughout the UK and abroad. At cost price if flight tickets or overnight stay in hotel required

 

BOOKING TERMS

Funerals and Memorials

If my services are arranged via a Funeral Director, they will arrange to pay my fee and charge you as part of their overall costs. If booking directly, my fee is due prior to or on the day of the ceremony. If my services are cancelled, you will be liable for costs relating to any work carried out and possibly the full fee if cancellation is at short notice.

Weddings and Other Celebrations

Payment: A non-returnable 50% deposit is payable at the point of booking. Payment of any balance is due 4 weeks before your ceremony

Legal Status:For weddings & commitment ceremonies and handfastings, you are aware the ceremony will not be legally recognised in England and Wales. To formalise the legal requirements you must attend a Registry office or licensed premises (if you desire legal recognition).

Cancellation:

You have a right to cancel a contract with me without giving any reason within 14 days of entering into the contract. In order to exercise your right to cancel, you must inform me of your decision in writing (letter sent by post or email). You are advised to obtain proof that you have informed me.

To meet the cancellation deadline, you should let me know that you wish to cancel before the cancellation period has expired. If you cancel this contract within this period, I will make the reimbursement without undue delay and not later than 14 days after the cancellation notice has been received. I will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. You will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement.

If you cancel the booking after the 14-day period and prior to the date of your ceremony you will be liable to pay for any work already undertaken. If cancellation is within 28 days of the ceremony, you may be liable for the full costs.

PRIVACY POLICY

(Data Protection)
You will only be asked for personal information relevant to your ceremony. All personal information provided will only be used by me and exclusively used to plan and conduct your ceremony. The information will not be shared with anyone else without your consent. All your information will be encrypted and securely stored on a password-protected computer. I will offer you a “keepsake copy” of your service, as a printed document or a PDF document version by email, and will need to know whether you would like me to do this, before your details are removed from my files. All information supplied will be destroyed within 7 days following your ceremony.