Frequently Asked Questions:

How can we book you for our wedding?

Use our ‘Contact Us’ page or phone Pastor Ed at 702-580-6589 to reserve your wedding time and date. You’ll have thirty days to turn your reservation into a firm commitment.

How are your fees and gratuities handled?

The standard price is published on our “Cost and Quality” page. If you’re making arrangements yourself, fees are payable by cash, check, or PayPal at or before the wedding. Or you may choose to contract one of our excellent Las Vegas resorts that offer comprehensive wedding packages. In that case, our fees are usually included in their billing.

Gratuities express appreciation. They are, of course, optional. Some couples present gratuities on the day of their wedding. Some send cards later. Some are very appreciative but consider gratuities to be out of place.

How can we obtain your planning guide?

Sign up through the Start Your Planning box on the left-side of this page. We also offer free consultation and, after you’ve firmed your commitment (that is, after we’ve received an email or letter naming us as your officiant) we’ll work with you every step of the way.

What if the day, time, or place of my wedding changes?

Changing locations seldom disrupts us, but a change in day or time may necessitate us assigning a different minister. Please discuss changes with us while you are considering them, or as soon as you encounter them.

Will you help us design our ceremony?

Yes. You can be as involved as you like. But if you’d rather sketch out your preferences without authoring all the details, we’re skilled at picking up your aim; we’ll happily design a ceremony for your approval. And changes can generally be made all the way up to the start of your wedding.

Can you help with other parts of our wedding?

No. We can offer suggestions or resources – but limit our services to the ceremony.

Can we be married in your church?

Generally, no. These are not our churches but rather the churches we serve. You are welcome to inquire but, please, understand that each church’s local ministry has priority use of their facilities.

Do you attend rehearsals?

Rarely. Rehearsals are primarily used to iron out logistics with your wedding manager, not to practice the “script”. There is no need for us to be there unless you request and arrange our participation. It is much more useful for us to discuss your ceremony in a relaxed face-to-face meeting.

Do I need a legal witness?

Yes. One or two people must sign your marriage license as witnesses to your ceremony.

What paperwork do you need before our ceremony?

Three pages that you will have received from the marriage license bureau: the commemorative license, form for legal filing, and page for our records. It’s best to simply bring the envelope with all its contents that you’ll receive from the bureau.

When will you arrive for our ceremony?

In most cases, thirty minutes before your wedding. This allows time for any last minute things and formalizing the marriage license.

When will you leave after our ceremony?

When we’re no longer needed. We like to stay long enough to congratulate you, be available for pictures (at your discretion), and review the occasion with your wedding manager and venue personnel.

Do you usually stay for the reception?

No. Wedding guests often seek us out to talk about the ceremony or their lives. This would be welcome any other time, but not at your reception – where you should be the sole object of attention.

How can I have someone “give me away” without saying those words?

Women sometimes object to being “given”, or find it awkward, or insist upon it! Whatever is done will be your choice. This tradition may alternately be worded: “Who presents this woman in marriage,” or “Who has the honor of blessing this marriage?” Typical responses include: I do; Her father and I do; Her mother and I do; or ‘We do’ (spoken by parents, children, extended family or friends).

What is this “obey” stuff!

This tradition does not speak of a subordinate difference (though try to convince your guests of that!), but instead reminds the groom of the confidence the bride has in him. Love has caused him to recognize her value – so she rightfully trusts him to put her interests above his own. To “obey” in marriage means: “rely upon”. Both love sacrificially. Both may lead as the occasion requires. So both rely upon and consequentially submit to the other (notice that the Bible affirms this in Ephesians 5:21 & 25). The greater burden is always on the one being relied upon, whatever the circumstance, because that person must be reliable – so the historical tradition was to remind the man of his duties rather than diminish the woman.