Offering Wedding Packages in DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County, Grundy County, Will County, McHenry County, Stephenson County, Ogle County Illinois
We will customize your Package to fit your Budget!
My 3 packages vary, depending upon whether you want a Rehearsal and if you desire a Planning Meeting.
If you are ready to start your Wedding planning, I’d love to team up with you 🙂
Premium Package: includes three services: a Planning Meeting (either in-person or phone conference), unlimited e-Consultation, a separate-day Rehearsal, plus your Wedding Ceremony for $995. This also covers travel and parking. If your wedding is 90 minutes or more from Park Ridge and you’d like an overnight rehearsal, please plan to allow for a reasonable Motel fee.
Mid-Range: includes two services: For instance, a Rehearsal and your Wedding celebration for $895. Or, if you prefer, we can have a Planning Meeting (either in-person or phone conference) and your Wedding Ceremony for $795. Every Mid-range package includes e-Consultation and Travel to these events, plus parking. If your wedding is 90 minutes or more from Park Ridge and you’d like an overnight rehearsal, please plan to allow for a reasonable Motel fee.
Basic Package: If you would just like my services for your Ceremony, without a face-to-face or phone-conference Planning Meeting, or rehearsal, the cost would be $595.
* My typical process is to meet with the couple over coffee, talk about the Ceremony and learn a bit about you and your relationship. That helps me make your ceremony more personalized.
Frequently, we can coordinate this meeting close to you, when I am already in your neighborhood.
Some pastors require a series of pre-marital sessions, but I do not. I’ve found that couples just appreciate a chance to think & talk about your strengths and areas you want to grow in, as a person and in relationships. Couples often tell me it’s helpful and fun! I have found that we can accomplish a lot in one, good Planning Meeting.
After your initial Planning Meeting or Phone Introduction, if you decide you’d like me to hold your wedding date for you, I ask that you mail me a deposit within a week or so of our get-together. I ask that you please bring the balance of payment and your Marriage License to your Rehearsal (or Ceremony, if you’re not having a Rehearsal).
Basic Package: If you would just like my services for your Ceremony, without a face-to-face or phone-conference Planning Meeting, or rehearsal, the cost would be $595. We can use some questionnaires to help me learn about you and your courtship, to personalize your ceremony.
Details about the 3 Packages
The Planning Meeting is our opportunity to get acquainted on a deeper level. I take notes and whereas some couples may see it simply as an Interview, I see it as my chance to prepare for your Wedding 🙂 It can take place in-person or via phone conference.
In a Planning Meeting, we take at least an hour together and we go over some “Getting To Know You Questions,” which allows for more interaction, during the first half hour. I’ve selected the best questions from my pre-marriage preparation sessions and of course, you can ask me any questions that you have of me!
During the second half, we go over Ceremony options in detail, sending you home with lots of possibilities to think about, plus I share experience and ideas with you gleaned from the privilege of officiating over 1000 weddings.
The $595 Basic Package is for Couples who don’t feel a need to get together and are comfortable doing most of the prep via a brief introductory phone call, followed by email conversations. These couples trust what they’ve read about my services from others, are less concerned about the “production” elements of the ceremony and take a more care-free approach to their Wedding Day. Often, these are less formal Weddings, with fewer people involved.
If you choose that most Basic option, I will send you some worksheets to fill out on your own and email back to me, so I can prepare for your Ceremony. We’ll enjoy a 10-15 minute phone introduction, to answer any questions you may have, but not the typical 60 minute face-to-face or conference call Planning Meeting. The Basic package for $595 assumes that you are comfortable with a brief Introductory Phone call, email Planning and a more “do it yourself” approach. Couples that want more of my involvement in the planning process (ie. extra phone consultations), but without a rehearsal, request one of the mid-range or Basic Packages. If you just need someone to show up and solemnize your ceremony, with only have a few guests at an informal location, the rate would be $300.
For more thoughts on Rehearsals, feel free to read up under the Services Tab at: https://chicagopastor.com/sample-page-2/rehearsals
There are also 3 drop down Tabs, next to Rehearsals, with Out-of-the-Box ideas about preparing for your Wedding.
Please feel free to call or email me with any follow up questions. Also, if you would like to set up a Planning Meeting, please let me know your basic Location and suggest some dates and times that would work well for you both.
Pastor Rich Rubietta
847. 363. 5737 m