Once you’ve chosen to work with me, we’ll arrange a planning meeting for the three of us. We can do this at your home, or at mine, or somewhere in between like a quiet local coffee shop or pub: we can even do it via Skype or FaceTime if necessary.

My objectives from this meeting are to start the process of getting to know you both, and to understand your aspirations not just for your wedding but also for your married life together. We’ll talk about everything from music to readings, from vows to declarations of commitment and from the look and feel you want for your wedding to the practical details like venue and timings.

I’ll use everything I learn from the planning meeting as the core of the initial draft of the ceremony script which I’ll write in the week or two after the session.