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Stacey dill, wedding officiant

I offer marriage officiating, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, celebrations of life, some important amenities and easy package plans

Minister

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.  I honor all people of all religions, and those with no religion, believing the true necessities in life are peace and love.  You can click the icons below to see my credentials.  (MA requires credentials to be filed with the Commonwealth, CT & RI do not.)

Registered Nurse

25 years of my life were spent caring for others.  It was where I was needed at the time.  Today, I believe I am where I need to be.  I have mourned with families, and I have celebrated with families.  Only because of one, am I fully able to appreciate the other. 

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.

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. This is why I've created packages and an Ala Carte menu. Pay for only the services you want, and make sure you get all the amenities you 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, but your wallet stays full. This package uses a standard traditional or contemporary wedding script. Elopements are typically unplugged, and attended by just the Bride & Groom, optional witness or two, and a photographer if desired (No wedding party) Post ceremony I will file your marriage license in a timely manner, with the appropriate town in your state. Additional services are available, see the Ala carte' menu below. Price for this package is $185

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

Just Make It Legal Package

I can legalize your marriage at my home or anywhere in my hometown of Monson Massachusetts with just your marriage license, and valid state issued ID's for the bride and groom. $75

Wedding Words Package

You will have access to me via phone, text/messenger, email & video chat. I have a questionnaire to guide the information gathering process. I’ll prepare your custom ceremony in the vibe and tone that honors you, and submit it for your approval. Many people include one or more rituals within their ceremony. A few examples are the lighting of a unity candle, performing a sand ceremony, tree planting, or tying a wedding knot. The most popular wedding ritual in American culture is the exchange of rings. These gestures are highly symbolic of the fruitful and loving future ahead. They can be seamlessly incorporated into your program. I will arrive early to be sure I am available for mic’ing and sound check by your venue / 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 $230.

You can view sample excerpts from a few of my custom scripts by clicking the dress icon at the top of this paragraph!

Mobile Micro Wedding Package

For gatherings of up to 10 guests, I offer a mobile micro wedding package. This package starts with an information gathering questionnaire via email. Your customized ceremony script will be submitted for your approval. I will remain available to you every step of the way through phone, text, email, and video chat. Provided, is seating for up to 10 guests. Ten hanging Mason jars on shepherds hooks, white wedding arch adorned with white draping cloth and chandelier. Mason jars will filled with your choice of silk flowers or fairy/string lights, and a beautiful satin Bridal bouquet. I come with my own portable P.A. system for the processional music (wedding march) and recessional (exit) music. I will arrive prior to the ceremony, set up, perform the ceremony, and pack everything back up afterwards. Where do you envision proclaiming your love? At home, in a park, field or woods, on the beach, or campground. The possibilities are endless! Post ceremony I will file your marriage license in a timely manner, with the appropriate town in your state. Additional services are available, see the Ala carte' menu below. Price for this package is $420

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.  Massachusetts marriage licenses are valid for up to 60 days. However, the couple must wait a minimum of 3 days after receiving the license before a ceremony can legally be performed.  In Connecticut, marriage licenses are valid for 65 days. There is no mandatory waiting period – meaning that a ceremony can legally be performed as soon as the license is issued.  In Rhode Island, marriage licenses are valid for 90 days.  Like CT, there is no waiting period in RI.  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.  

Ala Carte' Menu

Ala Carte options are made to accompany your wedding package above. These are for your wedding ceremony (not reception). I will bring everything and set up before the ceremony, and remove all amenities after the ceremony. Most custom requests can be honored for an additional fee. Feel free to discuss anything that would make your day more special!

The Ceremony

  • Double weddings; receive half off the second wedding
  • In person consultation ($40)
  • Rehearsals ($60)
  • Travel expenses ($25) only apply to consultations & ceremonies that take place more than one hour away from Monson, MA. If more than 2 hours away from Monson, MA ($50)
  • Theme weddings? "I do!"

The Decor

  • Wedding trellis arch, decorated with white draping cloth, and chandelier or faux ivy ($100)
  • Custom color draping cloth ($25)
  • Custom trellis silk flowers, lanterns, or other decor ($50+)
  • 10 (blue or clear) mason jars with silk flowers or string lights (with or without shepherds hooks) ($50) or 12 ($60)
  • Add $10+/per jar for local fresh flowers in the mason jars or $5/per jar for custom silks

The Necessities

  • 10 guest chairs, covered (black w/white sash) or uncovered ($50) 12 chairs ($60)
  • Custom color chair covers or sashes ($25-$50)
  • 6 ft covered (white) table ($25)
  • P.A. speaker system for any or all: ceremony, pre-wedding music, processional/recessional songs. ($50/$75/$100)
  • Satin Bridal bouquet rental ($10)