What are the costs ?

The average complete cost for full wedding ceremony is $350

The fee for Solemnizing (Officiating) at a wedding is set by Massachusetts law at $150  ($100 if your ceremony is held in Billerica).

There is an additional $50 fee for preparing your ceremony and for incidentals.

I am very sorry but due to the prices of gas, I now must charge for ceremonies over 25 mi. The rate will be $1.00 per mile over 25 miles from Billerica.

I must also add on any parking fees for weddings in the city.

There is an additional $200 for weddings on Major Holidays and New Years Eve.

PLEASE NOTE: Most couples like to have an initial meeting  to get acquainted, understand what will actually take place during their wedding ceremony, learn what ceremony options are available, and to determine the type of ceremony they desire (I advise this, tho it is not required). The charge for this optional prenuptial face to face conference is $75.00 due at this 1st meeting. Meetings last approximately 1 hour. (this will also be considered your deposit and hold your day)

If you choose to have me design and print programs the charge is $1 each,

There is no charge for unlimited email questions or phone consultations.ALL EMAIL CONFERENCES ARE FREE! (so ask me anything) ...

Deposit -

When I secure your date, in most cases I will have set aside the entire day for you, and I'll be investing time in the pleasurable task of preparing for your ceremony.

I request a $50 deposit to reserve your date on my calendar. (unless we have a face to face meeting, then the $75 meeting charge will secure your date,)  Holidays and New Years Eve require 50% deposit. 


Although your deposit is non-refundable, it may be applied to a different day and time (up to 6 months beyond the original date) with no penalty, subject to confirming the new date.

Rehearsal -

For smaller intimate weddings, you will probably find that the ceremony I provide you, and the initial meeting can be enough to understand the Ceremony itself on your own. 

For larger weddings with a wedding party, or if you'd just feel more comfortable having me attend and coordinate your rehearsal, there will be an fee of $75.

Payment options -

Payment for deposits may be by cash, check, or money order. All payments made the day of the ceremony must be by cash.


Please know that coordinating a wedding or renewal can be an extremely hectic process. I will put much more time than what I charge for into your day, If you are satisfied and happy with my service it is compensation enough, but ... of course gratuities are accepted!  (and reviews are greatly appreciated)

Whether you want your occasion to be large or small, simple or elaborate, traditional or contemporary, you can have peace of mind knowing that I’ll be by your side making sure all the details are handled beautifully.  I will guide you through every step of the way, and there will be nothing for you to remember on your wedding day, except how much you love your partner.

Please contact me to learn more about my services, to make sure I am available for your date, and to schedule a preliminary consultation.

I look forward to meeting you both.

                                     Rick Burtt

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