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Stacey Dill, Wedding Officiant, Celebrant, Day-of-Coordinator

I offer custom weddings, elopements, vow renewals,
commitment ceremonies, D.O.C., and celebrations of life.
Please contact me directly using the information below.
email: Custom.Connections@yahoo.com txt/ph: (413)362-4073

Wedding Officiant

I am a non denominational Minister, ordained in 2006 by Universal Life Church and with American Marriage Ministries in 2020.   I legally perform weddings throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island.   You can click the icons below to see my credentials.  (MA requires credentials to be filed with the Commonwealth, CT & RI do not.)

LGBTQ+ Ally

A large part of my spirituality is based on humility.  I believe that existence is vast and deep, and I am but a small part of a greater world.  With this mindset, one does not feel entitled to judgement at all, and is free to love everyone as brothers and sisters of one grand universe.

What is non-denominational?

I officiate for all people of all religions, and those with no religion,  knowing the true necessities in life are peace and love, – and that religion is not what makes a person worthy or saved.

We are somewhat limited, as humans, to fully know the detailed truth of existence, but we are free to believe as we wish.  I believe that all good people are good people.  We share the Earth, mean no harm, and can learn a lot from one another.

Let’s celebrate in a way that honors you on your big day!

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

mother teresa

Packages

The couples I have met vary greatly. Some prefer phone, text, video chats, and others want to meet me in person. Some want a rehearsal, others do not. Start with a package, and add the additional services you want/need.

Easy Elopement Package

One reason elopements are so desirable is that they can happen very fast. Without the painstaking details of a largely assembled wedding, your heart and mind remain free and clear, and your wallet stays full. This package uses a pre-written traditional or contemporary wedding script. Elopements are typically unplugged, and attended by just the Bride & Groom. Some choose to have a select few guests, or a photographer. There is no wedding party or other vendors to coordinate with.
Post ceremony I will file your marriage license in a timely manner, with the appropriate city/town in your state. Additional services are available, see the menu on this page. Price for this package is $200

You can view and choose your script by clicking the suitcase icon at the top of this paragraph!

Mobile Minimony Package

A custom ceremony, arch with drapery, and 24 garden style chairs, along with themed decor for the easy price of $800.  This price includes set up and removal.  It also includes officiant, and filing of your marriage license post ceremony.  The couple is responsible for providing the location and any permissions, permits or fees that may be required.    Lakeside, backyard, at a park, forest, farm, or AirBnB, the possibilities are endless!  This is for a one hour time period.  Add $100 to make it a two hour event.  Music, signs, more decor and amenities are available, and can be found HERE.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see minimony packages 

Post ceremony, I will file your marriage license in a timely manner with the appropriate town in your state.

This is your ticket to a stress free wedding.  Afterwards, you and your guests can head to the reception on site, or at a restaurant, casino, etc. to celebrate.

Wedding Words Package

After learning more about you, I will create a custom ceremony that reflects who you are and how you wish to celebrate. You are able to have as much or as little involvement in the process as you wish. Writing and reciting your own vows, choosing a favorite poem or prayer, having a guest speaker or a dog for a best man; it's all possible because it's about what honors YOU as a couple.
Many people include one or more rituals within their ceremony. The most popular wedding ritual in American culture is the exchange of rings. Some others include unity ceremonies, such as the lighting of a unity candle, performing a sand ceremony, tree planting, or tying a wedding knot. These gestures are highly symbolic of the fruitful and loving future ahead. They can be seamlessly incorporated into your program, and is a good choice for couples who desire a longer ceremony.
I will arrive early to touch base with other vendors such as your co-ordinator and DJ. Post ceremony I will file your marriage license in a timely manner, with the appropriate town in your state. Price for this package is $250.

You can view some Unity Ceremony Rituals by clicking the wedding dress icon at the top of this paragraph!

Theme Weddings

I don’t mind having fun!  Standard prices apply, and the couple purchases & provides my costume if I don’t already have the appropriate attire.  I will go out of my way to be sure the script accurately reflects the theme of your wedding.  

Just Make It Legal Package

A local service to Monson and surrounding towns that provides legalization of your marriage. This requires just a valid marriage license obtained from the Monson Town Hall. No ceremony.
This entails one simple question to each of you, "Do you take _____ to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife/spouse?" After which, I will pronounce you married. I will file your marriage license promptly, with the Monson town clerk. $75


Additional
Services & Fees

  • In person 1 hr consultation ($100)
  • In person 1 hr rehearsal ($125)
  • Day Of Coordination for your event $80/hour.
  • Travel expenses ($25) only apply to consultations, rehearsals & events that take place 40 miles or more  from my home in Monson, MA. If more than 60 miles; ($50)  If more than 80 miles; ($75)  If more than 100 miles; ($100)  If more than 120 miles, overnight accommodations are generally required.
  • Portable P.A. speaker for amplified ceremony service, procession song & recessional song, pre-wedding background music;  ($75/$75/$75)
  • Music during your Micro Wedding or reception; $100 per hour.

Vow Renewals & Commitment Ceremonies

Renewals & commitments include a custom script just like the Wedding Words package.  Recite your own vows, add a poem or special mention, unity ritual, or keep it simple.  $230.

Questions, comments?  Let’s talk!  

Lets talk about a few things.  First, in order to be married, you must obtain a marriage license from town/city hall.  A Massachusetts marriage license is valid for 60 days.  There is a short, 3 day waiting period after applying for your license, but once received,  it is good in any town or city in the State. If your wedding date is close to the 60 day period, do doublecheck the date while at the clerk/vital statistics office.  In Connecticut, marriage licenses are valid for 65 days, no waiting period, and must be obtained in the same town/city where the marriage is to be held.  In Rhode Island, marriage licenses are valid for 90 days.  There is no waiting period in RI.  If you live in Rhode Island, apply for the license in the city or town where either party resides.  You may then be married in any town/city in Rhode Island.  If neither applicant lives in Rhode Island, the marriage license must be obtained in the city or town where the ceremony will take place.  Unlike MA & CT, RI requires (2) witnesses.

Once the ceremony has been completed, whether it is in MA, CT, RI or another state, the signed marriage license must be promptly returned by the officiant.

Your marriage license must be delivered to officiant prior to the ceremony, in good condition, and accompanied by the town/city issued instructions and envelope.  All states are very strict about the condition of your marriage license.  They will deem it ‘damaged’ if folded, dog eared, or otherwise defaced.  The town hall would charge the couple a replacement fee if that were to happen.

Feel free to contact me by email; Custom.Connections@yahoo.com or text/call (413) 362-4073
Directly contacting me using the email/ph above ensures a response.  Although I am listed on Eventective & Wedfolio, I rarely purchase leads.