To inquire as to Mr. Claybrook’s availability or book his services:
Contact Craig when you’re ready.
Depending availability, he will send you the paperwork to fill out and return.
Meeting with your prospective Dallas Wedding Officiant:
Most couples desire to meet with their DFW Dallas wedding officiant beforehand. I am always happy to meet informally with future Brides and Grooms over a cup of coffee. Over the course of this meeting, we will all get a “flavor” of what the other is about. Also, I will learn enough about you to give guidance about your wedding and, if needed, your rehearsal. I understand that each couple is unique and recommend that we get to know each other a little before your big day. Simply contact me to schedule a meeting.
Get a feel for what to expect by visiting our testimonials page. »»»
Scheduling is the biggest challenge of a Dallas wedding minister:
In the thick of Dallas wedding season, I typically turn away more couples than I can handle due to scheduling conflicts. (I have had as many as five couples inquire about the same timeslot, same day.) Once a wedding is scheduled, rescheduling at a later date can create real issues, even to the point where I cannot perform the rescheduled wedding. I do so out of respect for other couples whose weddings I may have scheduled. Timeliness in scheduling rehearsals is also very critical. Thank you for your understanding.
Helpful information on pricing:
Dallas area wedding ceremonies, I am told, range from $100 to $550. My fees do not include a finder’s fee, as do multi-staff organizations, but they do include a 4-year seminary degree and a wealth of experience since 1999, fun rehearsals and preparation, plus a moving and heart-felt delivery. (On the business side, they also include every tax known to mankind, administration and promotion, Web site and office expense, vehicle operation and maintenance.) Interestingly, I have been accused of not charging enough money. My response is that, in this sluggish economy, I want referrals, not higher prices.
Pick your fee:
» $250 base fee* – Ceremony only
» $325 base fee* – Ceremony and Rehearsal
Other financial details:
» A non-refundable deposit of $100 will secure your date(s) and time(s)
» The remaining balance is due at the rehearsal or along the way, whichever works better for you
Suggestions for planning a successful wedding and honeymoon:
» Bring your license to the rehearsal so you will have less to worry about later
» If traveling out of the country, be aware of complications associated with maiden name versus married name on legal documents
» If you need honeymoon discounts for foreign destinations, quick insurance coverage, or serve in the military, then bring a copy of your license (front and back) for minister to sign, which will eliminate the need for asking someone to make a copies