Let’s get started on creating the perfect wedding ceremony. The following are the steps to getting from “YES” to “I DO.”
Upon reading about me and feeling like it may be a match, you, your partner, and I, will set up an in-person time to connect casually at a local coffee shop. If we are planning from outside the Greater Victoria area, we can connect via Skype. At our first meeting we’ll spend some time getting to know one another, and I’ll inquire about some of the key elements that you would like for your ceremony, using a two-page intake form created with specific intent. You can ask questions of me to get a flavour and feel of how the process will unfold.
The next step is for you and your partner to commit to having me customize your ceremony. A $197 non-refundable deposit is e-transferred to hold the date and time of your ceremony. The base fee for all ceremonies begins at $395, and includes two in-person meetings, as well as unlimited email access. Additional in-person meetings have a fee of $125. Travel outside of Greater Victoria, ferries, destination travel and overnight fees vary according to each unique ceremony.
Just looking for a quick hitch and wanting to elope? This can easily be accommodated at the location of your choice. The fee for the basics to make your marriage legal is $269 and will include the declaration of intent, wedding vows, the kiss and the signing of the registry.
When choosing to move forward with a ceremony, we then communicate via email and start putting the pieces into place, blending yours and your partner’s creative ideas to set the mood, tone and flavour of the ceremony. At this juncture I’m available for consultation via email until the ceremony is finalized and confirmed in writing, and it is presented exactly how you envision the ceremony to unfold.
“Andria made my Husband...YEA... MY HUSBAND and I feel so comfortable during the whole process and especially during the ceremony. It felt like we were the only two in the room which was very calming and the perfect feeling when you say I do!” Michelle
You and your partner are required to obtain your own wedding license from an approved BC Vital Statistics location, details for this can be found at www2.gov.bc.ca. The fee is $100 and once purchased, the license is valid for 90 days. I’ll ask for the license at our second meeting or at rehearsal.
Two to three weeks prior to the wedding, we connect in-person for our second meeting, in order to walk through the pieces of the ceremony to determine if adjustments are required and to make any changes or additions.
Rehearsals are recommended, but not required, and they are scheduled in one of the days just before the wedding, at a fee of $152 within Greater Victoria.
To make things official, two witnesses are required at the signing of the registry, so part of the planning process will be to determine who your witnesses will be.
My commitment to you and your partner is to bring ease, grace and simplicity to the process of creating your wedding ceremony, while at the same time making it memorable, enjoyable and magical for you and your guests. With all this said, it would be my honour and my pleasure to be part of your special day.
“Not only did we have a few meetings together beforehand which made us all know each other and feel comfortable, but the small details were thought out on her end to make the day as stress free for us as possible. Andria took the time to say hello to all of our immediate family and introduce herself. She let us know when she arrived on site and really made the whole experience the best day of our lives.” Michelle
Partnering with the oswego hotel in the heart of Canada's most romantic city, Andria offers wedding officiant services as part of the hotels wedding package options. Micro-weddings or elopements are made special at the oswego with unique and intimate all-inclusive wedding packages.
Celebrating life’s milestones in a spiritual way gives meaning to the memories of those days that matter to us. Andria customizes these milestones through ritual and remembering, and would love to celebrate with you and your loved ones. Baby namings, celebrations of life, vow renewals, weddings and other milestones can be facilitated with metaphysical and interfaith presence. Spiritual guidance, holistic lifestyle consultations and energy attunements are all part of what Andria has to offer as part of her ministry.