Chaplain Claudia Meyer

Celebrant for weddings, funerals, memorials, baptisms, and life rituals of all kinds

Wedding Pricing

Every agreement to officiate a wedding comes with my full commitment to offer my wisdom, care, and experience to help make your ceremony a meaningful and personal expression of your commitment to each other.

Every booking includes the following elements (items with * are included in bookings of $400 or more):

  • Up to three face-to-face meetings to collaborate and plan your wedding ceremony*
  • Unlimited support via text, email, and phone
  • Rehearsal and Wedding Ceremony coordination (I will collaborate with your wedding planner/wedding site coordinator if you have one)*
  • (optional) Offering a blessing/grace at Reception*
  • Access to my library (online and hard copy) of wedding ceremony resources
  • A keepsake copy of entire ceremony script mailed to you after wedding
  • Completion and filing of marriage certificate paperwork

Fees for my services start at $200 for a basic “elopement” ceremony and increase in price up to $900 based on the complexity of your desired ceremony.

$200 Base Price (“elopement package”) applies if all the following criteria are met:

☐ 20 or fewer guests

☐ No “wedding party” of bridesmaids/groomsmen

☐ Couple is offered a choice of 2 different pre-scripted ceremonies

($50 is added for >20 guests or inclusion of wedding party, or for any personalized elements added to script)

$400 is my Base Price for creation of a personalized wedding ceremony.

$100 will be added to the Base Price for each of the following additions:

Contemporary Vows are selected by you, and written into ceremony script OR

You write your own Vows, with my guidance and editing assistance

Creative Ceremony including a ritual or other unique element

☐ Wedding to be performed, or our meetings held, outside immediate Capital District area (Albany, Schenectady, or Rensselaer counties)

An additional $100 each will be added for any ceremonies involving more than 200 guests and/or more than 10 people in the Bridal Party. Travel and accommodation expenses for out-of-town weddings (> 60 miles from Albany) to be negotiated. Prices are subject to change at any time, unless wedding agreement has been signed.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about pricing and options.

Fees for funerals and other events are quoted on an individual basis.  Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and to receive an estimate for my services.