San Diego based wedding celebrant creates beautiful, memorable, personalized weddings so you can have your wedding your way!
Rev. Rebecca Armstrong will help you create the wedding of your dreams, incorporating themes, words and innovative rituals that reflect your deepest beliefs while respecting the traditions you value. Lay the foundation for long-lasting love with a profoundly meaningful ceremony. The process of creation is collaborative and you always have the final say.
Rev. Rebecca is an ordained interfaith minister with 25 years experience and three graduate degrees in the field of religion and ministry. She teaches ethics, religion and philosophy at Indiana University and DePaul University.
For 12 years she worked with the Joseph Campbell Foundation and incorporates her deep understanding of myth and ritual into the weave of the wedding. Her decades long work in the interfaith movement have prepared her to work with great sensitivity in blending faith traditions within a single ceremony. She also creates completely secular ceremonies using the rich resources of humanistic literature and ethics.
Rev. Rebecca performs all kinds of ceremonies including same-sex weddings, renewal of vows ceremonies, elopements and surprise weddings at family events (!), destination weddings and "ceremonial" weddings (after the legal union has already taken place but you want to celebrate with friends and family); weddings that include children (and pets!) and other family members.
2017 WEDDING PACKAGES
Preferred Wedding Package
This package includes the initial call, the long Brainstorming Session, the back-and-forth emails and any phone calls along the way, creating the final script. It includes a walk-through on the day of the ceremony one hour before the scheduled service - which is useful for musicians, photographers, relatives and the wedding party - so everything is in short-term memory! It covers the officiating of the ceremony and the paperwork afterwards.
$500 plus travel - Depending upon my schedule I may be available for a formal rehearsal for an additional fee of $250 plus travel.
Silver Wedding Package
This package includes a formal rehearsal in addition to the initial 30-minute introductory session, the long brainstorming session, the ceremony creation, all communications leading up to the ceremony, preparing and sharing the ceremony script with the other wedding vendors that you specify (usually the wedding planner, the musicians or DJ, and sometimes the photographer), officiating the ceremony, and doing the paperwork afterwards.
$750 plus travel
Gold Wedding Package
This package offers you everything you might need or want to be completely supported in your journey towards your wedding. It includes the initial call, the long Brainstorming Session and all the back-and-forth emails or calls as we shape the ceremony script, and a final meeting in the weeks just prior to the wedding. It includes pre-marital counseling - either using the Prepare-Enrich format, or the soul-based counseling I offer. It includes a formal rehearsal and full collaboration with your other wedding professionals. Of course, it includes my officiating the ceremony and doing the paperwork afterwards. If you'd like me to offer a blessing or grace at the rehearsal dinner or the reception, I'm happy to do so.
$1000 plus travel (and accommodations where required)
This offer is exclusively for couples who want a quiet, private ceremony without the fuss. Sometimes it is just the two of you, sometimes there are a few family members or close friends to serve as witnesses. I give the same care to the creation of the elopement ceremony as I do for any other wedding, so the package includes our Brainstorming Session as well as creating the final script, officiating and paperwork. No formal rehearsal is necessary; I arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time to have a final chat before officiating the ceremony.
$350 plus travel - This offer is good for anytime other than Friday and Saturday evenings.
$250 Special in San Diego for members of the military
If you already have an officiant but desire help in creating the ceremony itself, Rev. Rebecca can collaborate with you to design a beautiful script complete with all the descriptive notes that your officiant will need to perform the ceremony for you. This collaboration can be done in person or by phone and email, Google Docs or any other collaborative system you like.
Ask for a free half hour chat about your wedding from the heart! Rev. Rebecca Armstrong