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) planned for 2021 and 2022.
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.
FEE – Ya, ya, sounds great. How much?
I have simplified my fee structure for easy budgeting. No matter which style you prefer, as described above, my Funny Lie Lady Wedding Officiant Fee is $75 plus, with the “plus” meaning you will also provide me with video and/or still photography of me with the happy couple. The only potential additional financial investment is described below for travel considerations.
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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