In the past, couples getting married prepared themselves for their next steps together in different ways. If you were going to be married through a particular religious institution, you might spend time with your priest, rabbi, Imam, etc. Today, interfaith, same faith, same sex, inter racial couples continue to look for ways to prepare and deepen their commitment, embracing conversations and strategies to help them get off to a great start and stay that way. To this end, pre-marital couple’s counseling has proven very beneficial ~ giving you and your partner an opportunity to look at yourselves, each other and your future together with care, gentleness and open hearts.

Wedding Packages

 Before, During & After                                                                                                                                                                 $1,800

You and your partner are looking at entering your marriage strong in your committment and knowing what, and how, to handle the challenges that will inevitably come up as you build your life together.  You see the value of uncovering and developing healthy strategies for communication, dealing with major stressors, resoloving conflict and understanding personality differences to maximize teamwork. Before, During & After gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding & connection with your partner, reflecting that love in your ceremony and continuing with a monthly check-in to navigate the challenges most common in the first year of marriage.

Before, During & After Includes:

  • 1 introductory meeting (one hour in-person, skype, phone)

  • Prepare-Enrich assessment

  • 2 Pre-wedding counseling sessions

  • Co-create and write your personalized ceremony

  • Rehearse your wedding party before the ceremony (at location)

  • Perform your ceremony

  • 11 - Post-wedding couples sessions focused on whatever is important to you, or based on the couple Prepare-Enrich assessmen

Couples Prep & Ceremony                                                                                                                                                             $1,020

I’ve found in working with couples that it’s been important to them they learn skills to articulate the feelings they already have for each other, and explore topics that might be difficult to bring up. Pre-wedding counseling sessions allow you time for exploration and clarity, giving you some tools for communication and conflict resolution.

The Couples Prep and Ceremony includes:

  • 1 Introductory meeting (one hour in-person, skype, phone)

  • 2 pre-wedding counseling sessions

  • Co-create your ceremony with you

  • Rehearse your wedding party before the ceremony (at location)

  • Perform your ceremony

  • 1 post-wedding counseling session

 Your Personalized Ceremony                                                                                                                                                            $ 850

Making your ceremony a reflection of who you are and what you want to feel and express takes good listening, an open mind, and experience. The personalized ceremony choice is for couples who have done their marriage preparation in another way and want guidance, resources and the experience of someone warm and creative to help them express their love and commitment.

A personalized ceremony includes:

  • 1 Introductory meeting (one hour in person, skype, phone)

  • Co-create and write your personalized ceremony (this includes my initial ceremony after receiving your readings/rituals (optional) and 2 additional drafts

  • Rehearse the wedding party 1 hour before ceremony at the venue

  • Perform your wedding ceremony

 Mini Customization                                                                                                                                                                           $ 500

Perfect for couples who don’t want customization, but still want something beautiful and meaningful. With mini customization you choose what opening, readings, and messages you’d like to convey, and I put it together for you.You choose from one of three offerings for each section of the ceremony

  • Perform your wedding ceremony in the location of your choosing (within NYC)

  • Coordinate professionals, if needed (make-up artist, live music, photographer). Couple to negotiate price with the vendor.

 Weekday Weddings                                                                                                                                                                                          $450

I love working with couples during off-peak, weekday hours. If you are visiting from out of town, eloping, or have just waited long enough, lets put together a short but meaningful ceremony to get you married.

 Blessings, Modern Rituals, Rites of Passage

Are you looking for a way to celebrate, honor or close some important aspect of your life with respect and care? As a leader of modern day rituals, I can help you celebrate your new home with a house blessing, welcome your child into the world with a baby blessing, honor a rite of passage for you or a family member, or say goodbye to a loved one. I would be happy to work with you to determine a fee appropriate to what you are looking for.

 

With love,

Beth