Spiritually Meaningful Weddings Contract to officiate:
RABBI DAN S. WIKO, PhD
7003 Chelsea Cove Drive N., Hopewell Jct., NY 12533
845-223-6075 * Email: Rabbi4Weddings@aol.com
Wedding Date: _____________ Time: _____________
Ceremony Location __________________________________________
Groom's name: Bride's name:
Please indicate who is Jewish/Christian/Other: Groom___________Bride___________
best time to call_____________
Venue Address _________________________________________________________
Venue Phone Number_________________________
Contact Person: ______________________________
Rabbi Wiko, (the “Officiant”) will meet the couple to prepare for, plan, and officiate at the couple’s wedding at the date and time specified above.
The couple agrees that the wedding will start as scheduled, or within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time.
Any change in the starting time must be approved, in advance, by the Officiant. Time is of the essence of this agreement.
The basic honorarium for the service is $650. if the service is held in the Mid-Hudson River Valley.
Any distance beyond 30 miles from Hopewell Jct.will require an additional fee of $________________ to cover travel, mileage or other expenses.
If there are co-officiants involved (priest, minister), a separate agreement must be entered into with them.
Unless the entire honorarium is paid upon the signing of this agreement, a deposit of $200 will be required to reserve the couple’s date.
The balance should be presented to the Officiant, along with the Marriage License, on the wedding day prior to the start of the service.
There is no charge for the planning session, phone calls or emails.
Rehearsals are generally unnecessary, but if the couple would like Rabbi Wiko to attend a rehearsal dinner, there is an additional
charge of $250 to cover time and travel. It is agreed that the rehearsal will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the Officiant and the couple.
Deposit paid on: ________________ (Balance of $__________is to be paid on day of ceremony)
* paypal option is located at the top of this page
Signed by Bride___________________________________
Signed by Groom__________________________________
Signed by Rabbi Dr. Wiko___________________________
IT WILL BE MY PLEASURE TO PRESENT YOU WITH
PRINTOUT COPY OF YOUR CEREMONY!
May your wedding ceremony and life together be for a Blessing!
In order for me to make your Wedding more spiritually meaningful and a reflection of your individuality,
I ask that you select what you would like included from the following list: (Yes/No)
PROCESSIONAL and WELCOME: options
RABBI'S WELCOME/BRUCHIM HABAYIM_____________
BLESSING UNDER CHUPAH____________
MEMORIAL CANDLE LIGHTING_____________
FAMILY BLENDING CANDLE LIGHTING_________________
SAND VASE FAMILY BLENDING CEREMONY_____________
RABBI'S ADDRESS TO COUPLE______________
CLERGY'S ADDRESS TO COUPLE______________
ENGAGEMENT VOWS (I WILL)__________________RABBI OR CLERGY______________
COUPLE'S ADDRRESS TO EACH OTHER______________
FAMILY/FRIENDS ADDRESS TO COUPLE_____________
SHEVA BRACHOT/SEVEN BLESSINGS_____________(RABBI OR FAMILY MEMBERS)
READING THE KETUBAH (OR REFERENCING)________________(RABBI)
CHRISTIAN CLERGY'S READINGS ON MARRIAGE___________________
RING CEREMONY_______________________(RABBI OR CLERGY)
PRONOUNCEMENT OF MARRIAGE______________(RABBI OR CLERGY)
PRIESTLY BLESSING______________(RABBI IN HEBREW - CLERGY IN ENGLISH)
BREAKING THE GLASS & KISS_______________(GROOM)
WELL WISHES - MAZEL TOV__________________
OPTION_________ OPTION__________ OPTION________ OPTION________(please list below)
NOTE: upon completion of the above, it will be arranged in numerical order.
- Will there be a Chupah (Tent of Marriage) Yes____, No____, Undecided____
- Will Groom wear a Tallis (Prayer Shawl) Yes____, No_____, Undecided____
- Head covering for the Jewish Groom is requested but optional___________yes____, no____, undecided_____
This is one of the most significant days in your life and I am dedicated to make it a rewarding spiritual experience.
It is implied. herewith, that, I, DAN S. WIKO, an Ordained Rabbi, upon the signing of the Civil Marriage License of your County and State and/or upon signing the Ketubah,I have performed as the officiant of record,
duly authorized by the Laws of Moses and the Domestic Relations Laws of the State of New York, to create this legally binding Contract and declare you husband and wife.
Rabbi Dr. Dan S. Wiko