Larry James' CelebrateIntimateWeddings BLOG

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tempted to go to a Justice of the Peace? Think Again!

I wouldn’t recommend a JP if you want a memorable wedding ceremony. If you were going to call a Justice of the Peace, you get a cheap wedding, a civil ceremony that lasts a few minutes, an official pronouncement and that’s about it! Not very memorable for such an important day in your life.

KissnGoPROMOAs a full-time, professional Wedding Officiant, I often get phone calls asking if I am a Justice of the Peace. My truthful answer is always, “No.” However, here is your opportunity to get a very special, quick, intimate, affordable and legal “romantic” wedding ceremony that far exceeds the reach of an officer of the court. It’s also a terrific idea if you are thinking of eloping.

Large fancy weddings are very expensive… beautiful, memorable and more, but expensive. On average, couples who live in Maricopa County, AZ (the Greater Phoenix area) spend between $19,175 and $31,959 on their wedding. You should expect to pay, on average, 50% to 100%+ more when choosing well-experienced professionals, designer labels, popular event locations, unique or custom products and services. The amount you pay may also be affected by the number of guests you invite.

If you are looking for a quick way to save some $$$s, I have created a very special for those of you who just want to get married and would normally call a Justice of the Peace.

My “romantic” wedding ceremony is a great Justice of the Peace alternative. AND you don’t have to go through a metal detector and security screeners to get to the JP. It’s call a “Kiss ‘n Go” romantic wedding ceremony.

Here’s what you get with a Larry James “Kiss ‘n Go” Ceremony:

• A speedy 10 minute (or less – your choice) “romantic” wedding ceremony (no customization, no sand ceremony, extras, etc.)
• A copy of the ceremony on parchment paper as a keepsake
• A “
Relationship Coaching Certificate” (Value: $120.00)
• A Marriage Certificate from Larry James
• One digital photo taken after the wedding and sent by e-mail.
• Larry James will register your marriage license with the County Court Clerk the first business day after your ceremony
• And that’s it!

Here is what you need to do:

• Show up (on time)! I will tell you where we will meet.
• Provide the Marriage License
• Provide two witnesses (AZ law says: Must be 18 year of age or older)
• Limit your wedding party to no more than 4 people (plus the Bride and Groom)
• Bring the wedding rings (not required)
• Stand together for the ceremony – You may write some of your own vows
• Sign the marriage license with 2 witnesses
• Kiss ‘n Go!

My “Kiss ‘n Go” Ceremony is a limited offer and is subject to my availability. I am often available on short notice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and sometimes on Thursdays. Weddings on Friday, Saturday and Sundays are limited and reserved for large weddings at Hotels and Resorts.

This offer is not available at hotels, resorts or wedding venues, on holidays, on special days (e.g., 12/12/12, Valentine’s Day, etc.) or on weekends. Friday, Saturday and Sundays are reserved for weddings at Hotels and Resorts.

CoupleKissingNo rehearsal is necessary. You will set up your wedding by telephone (no meeting). Casual dress (your option). No Covenant Marriage Ceremonies with this offer. The wedding will be in Scottsdale, AZ only.

Larry’s NOTE: Most of my weddings are at Hotels and Resorts. If you will be having a wedding at a Hotel or Resort, give me a call. I can give you lots of great ideas to make your wedding and your wedding ceremony something that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Really! These ceremonies have a touch of traditional with a few modern twists, a slight Spiritual tint (or not!) and an emphasis on lots of love and romance! It is my most popular ceremony. It is always customized to fit your specific needs. Anything goes! It’s “your” day and you get to say what is in your ceremony! The “romance” is in the details!

Copyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Website. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 470 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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