Weddings, Vow Renewal, XV, Eulogy and Baby Naming
TRADITIONAL CEREMONY: $300
My commitment entails performing the ceremony with everything that is special to both of you.
Answer all Questions via phone.
Ceremonies may include any creative rituals such as Sand ceremony, Rose, Hand fasting, Lazo, Jumping the Broom, and/or Unity Candle. Scroll down to end of page to see examples. Couple must purchase items.
Locations can be at a Banquet Hall, Park, Beach, Restaurants, Home or Country Clubs.
Process of purchasing your marriage license explained. Officiant returns completed license to court.
Unlimited phone calls or text messaging.
PERSONALIZED CEREMONY PACKAGE: $450
Includes everything mentioned above PLUS one or both of you can meet in person with Marlene and fill out the "Couple Questionnaire." In order for your love story to be told and fondly remembered by your family and friends, please plan to spend at least half an hour at your appointment. Out of State Couples may fill out documents and scan via email.
Assistance with Vows (the heart of the ceremony), and examples provided.
Poems, blessings or bible verses of your choice.
Ceremony outline and Rehearsal Guidelines are reviewed.
SPECIAL CEREMONY PACKAGE: $750
Marlene will not book any other ceremony on your wedding day. From the first meeting to the first dance as Mr. and Mrs., this is INCLUDED:
Everything in Personalized Ceremony.
Full Rehearsal with music via bluetooth speaker.
Officiant will arrive one hour prior to ceremony to ensure all items are in place.
Coordinate with music vendor, to assure song selection for prelude, processional and recessional.
Last run through of procession with wedding party.
Remain at reception for up to four hours to say grace before the feast and Cue in main events per your timeline.
REHEARSAL FEE in Orange County: $150
Every couple must appear at the Courthouse of their choice and purchase their marriage license. License valid for only 90 days. Usual price varies per court house ($61-$90). A couple of locations where you can apply for a Marriage license are as follows:
OLD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Room 202
Santa Ana, CA 92701
LOS ANGELES -Contact for county: (562) 462-2137
RIVERSIDE County Clerk: (951) 486-7000
SOUTH COUNTY OFFICE
24031 El Toro Rd., Suite 150
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY: $400
One or both of you can Meet in person with Marlene. If you have children please feel free to bring them in. Fill out married couple and family questionnaire (for adult children) and have your,"Happily Ever After," written into a unique ceremony. Unlimited phone calls.
May include any creative rituals, gifts or poems. Couple must purchase items. The ceremony may be performed at the location of your choice.
QUINCEANERA or SWEET 16 CEREMONY: $300.00
Meet with Marlene at her office to get to know the "BIRTHDAY PRINCESS" or "BELL OF THE BALL." Parents are encouraged to share any cute anecdotes that can be included in the ceremony. Siblings of the Quinceanera are welcomed at the consultation. If for some reason you are not able to meet in person, please make time for a telephone conference. Parents will be contacted at a later time for any surprise gifts you would like to present to the celebrated one. Please make sure to mention if you will have Padrinos and Madrinas participating during the ceremony with the presentation of a bible or jewelry.
$100 Deposit is required to book your ceremony and is non refundable. Payment: Cash, PayPal or Vevmo.
DURATION OF CEREMONY:
Varies between 25 to 40 minutes depending on songs, rituals and size of bridal party.
Pleas call for a free consultaion for more in depth information
Notary Public will go to Hospital or Jail and Notarize any forms necessary. Incarcerated party to inquire as to specific requirements and seek approval from the facility in order to begin process. Very important, both parties must have Proper Identification. Notary is bilingual in the Spanish and English language.
Bride or Groom (that is physically available), must meet with officiant in order for Officiant to review the procedures necessary to obtain the marriage license and perform the ceremony. After the ceremony has been performed the Officiant will take the marrige license to the County Recorder.
Weddings by Marlene Amezcua
This young fun loving couple would have stole your heart if you had witnessed their nuptials. The ceremony was heald at the gorgeous Pacific Palisades Park Gazebo in Dana Point Ca, over looking the ocean. The New Jersey bride wore an immaculate white mermaid style gown; the groom a pinstriped royal blue suit that looked made him look like he just walked off the set of "Mad Men." The mother of the groom, Lola came all the way from Spain and sang,"Ave Maria," needless to say there was not a dry eye in the house. I consider myself blessed to have been able to officiate their ceremony.
Tip Number One:
When deciding the time you should put on your invitations for the Ceremony to commence, please keep in mind that there will always be a certain number of guest who will show up at least 10 to 15 minutes lates. That and sometmines more OFTEN than not the bride will be a little late (acceptable). Therefore, for example if you would like your ceremony to start at 4:30 sharp then your invitations should have the ceremony time of 4:00 pm. I will be there early but you want to have all your guest sitting down awaiting for your arrival.
A rehearsal is always in your best interest. It's a big day DO NOT have your processional sloppy. Instead have a full fledge ceremony rehearsal and have a coordinater (could be a family member who is not shy), assist the day of to signal the bridal party to start the procession and recession.
2 TAPERED CANDLES
1 LARGE CANDLE WITH BIBLE VERSE,
DATE, NAMEOR INITIALS OF BRIDE AND GROOM
2 FLUTED VASES AND 1 LARGER VASE
2 OR 3 SAND COLORS REPRESENTING BRIDE & GROOM
Children of Bride and Groom can also be included in the sand ceremony
Feel free to purchase your own accessories and simply provide them to the officiant.