If you want a fun-loving micro WEDDING CELEBRATION that will be UNIQUE just like you two – and need to find a wedding officiant to marry you – you’re in the right place.
You know Laurie Ayers, Funny Lie Lady, (that’s me) as the entertaining lie detector and stand-up comedian, but did you know I’m also ordained to officiate Michigan weddings? True Story.
Specializing in Elopements, Micro-Weddings, and Vow Renewals
Whether it’s your first or second marriage, your 25th anniversary, or anything in-between I’ll create a personalized ceremony that celebrates your love for each other. (Unless you’re marrying for money, health insurance, in-state tuition, or a Green Card – but we can still celebrate that too).
ELOPEMENT or SMALL CEREMONY
- 10-15-minute ceremony
- Preference questionnaire provided
- Allows for personal vows
- Elopement is four or fewer guests
- Micro-wedding is five or more guests
- Filing of Michigan marriage certificate
Elopements and simple ceremonies (microweddings) appeal to couples who desire an intimate event. Think of it as a pop-up wedding! Extras such as flowers, videography, and a small celebration afterward are certainly optional if you desire.
Couples hire me to perform their wedding because I create custom witty ceremonies despite their brevity, that won’t be borrowed from any other “cookie-cutter” nuptials package. Note: if you don’t like to laugh, we can be serious too.
I am a mobile minister; marriage ceremonies can be performed on-site at most locations within Michigan. Possible venues include on the beach, at a dog park, campground, on a riverboat, in a church, a brewery, coffee house, backyard, or your living room. Two witness are required.
Small ceremonies and Michigan pop-up weddings are a popular choice for those wanting a downsized wedding with minimal fuss.
QUICKIE – NO HOLLAH
- Wham Bam Get ‘er Done
- Declaration of Intent & Pronouncement
- Completion of Marriage License
The Quickie is a great option for those who want and need to get married but would rather invest the time and financial resources elsewhere.
VOW RENEWAL –
A Michigan vow renewal is perfect for a milestone anniversary or as a sequel wedding. Thanks to The Rona (COVID-19) there is a trend in having a ‘sequel wedding’ (second ceremony).
Your renewal can mirror your original wedding vows or I can help you come up with something entirely new that better reflects your journey, integrates a growing family, or embodies the dream wedding that life didn’t allow for the first time around.
A marriage license and witnesses are not required for vow renewals and sequel weddings.
- 10-30 minute ceremony
- Standard or customized
- Early arrival to ceremony site
I will perform your wedding ceremony; we will laugh, maybe cry (darn allergies), guests will give you the clap (I’m talking applause … of course!) You will hightail it out of there with a temporary keepsake version of your marriage certificate – this is not valid for a name change or spousal health insurance, but it’ll make for a dandy social media post.
Any travel of over 20 miles (one way) from The Officiant’s home address in West Michigan 49428 shall be charged at $1.00 per mile (round trip). Mileage will be determined using Google Maps.
*If ceremony location is greater than 50 miles from 49428 a $100.00 fee will be added for hotel accommodations.
A non-refundable payment in full is required to save your date.
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