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Select from the services below for more information:

WEDDING
Ceremony

BronzeI. Bronze Package
SilverII. Silver Package
GoldIII. Gold Package
PlatinumIV. Platinum Package

Deposit
Payment
Cancellation Policy
Travel
Lodging

VOW RENEWALS
Ceremony & Fees

Your wedding is just that,YOUR wedding; there are many very beautiful aspects of the ceremony for you to choose from to make it special and unique to you.

Here are the most common types of services in terms of content and the corresponding fees for my services to perform each. Elements can be added and deleted according to your wishes with no, slight, moderate or significant impact on the fee.

Note - When paying by check, please make payment to "Dave Di Raddo.".



WEDDING SERVICES

Ceremony

I. Bronze Package*

The content of this ceremony is fairly simple and perfect for the couple that want an intimate, straightforward service with just the basics. Dave Di Raddo will provide all the content for the ceremony. There is NO wedding party and only two or three "guests" will stand with you to witness the ceremony. The wedding location will be at a residence located within 3 miles of the Dave Di Raddo's home office in Upper Allen, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Fee: $220.00

II. Silver Package*

You desire a little more input into your service with a few additions to the content. A small bridal party may be incorporated. The wedding will be at a location of your choice and there is No Rehearsal. There will be a gathering of friends and family to help celebrate the day with you. There are several added elements to the ceremony which may include special music, readings, unity candle or other elements selected by the couple. Dave Di Raddo will provide a template for you to create your wedding.
Fee: $320.00

III. Gold Package*

This is a more formal wedding with a full bridal party and a rehearsal the night before at the location of your choice. There are several added elements to the ceremony which may include special music, readings, unity candle or other elements selected by the couple. Dave Di Raddo will provide a template for you to create your wedding.
Fee: $420.00

IV. Platinum Package

This is going to be an event. A very large wedding with many elements added to the service there will be a rehearsal the night before and additional meetings as needed in preparation leading up to the rehearsal. Dave Di Raddo will provide a template for you to create your wedding at the first meeting but there will be on-going discussion to create the ceremony content.
Fee: $520.00 and up

 

* NOTE - Each package includes a one hour in-person consultation between Dave and the couple. If additional meetings are requested by the client, an additional fee of $75 per meeting will be applied. (Does not apply to the Platinum Package.)


Deposit

Once the couple has determined that they wish to use my services, a non-refundable deposit*of $120 is required to secure the date and time. Once the deposit is received, no other event can occupy that time. UNTIL THE DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED HOWEVER, THE DATE AND TIME WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE AND OPEN.

*Note - When paying by check, please make payment to "Dave Di Raddo."


Wedding/Rehearsal Time Changes

Following your meeting with me, it is important for the dates and times to remain unchanged. In the event that it becomes necessary for you to change the date or start time of either the wedding or the rehearsal after our meeting, you MUST IMMEDIATELY contact me to make sure that my schedule can accomodate the new time.* I will make every effort to work within your new schedule but I often have multiple weddings on the same day and weekend.

*Note- In the event I cannot accomodate the new date or time, please see the Cancellation Policy section below.


Payment

The balance of the fee and the marriage license should be presented at the time of the rehearsal the night/day before.

For those weddings not incorporating a rehearsal - the balance should be paid prior to the start of the wedding ceremony as well as providing the marriage license which will be filled out and the couple's copy returned to them.


Cancellation Policy

If a wedding is canceled 90 days or more from the reserved date, Dave Di Raddo will refund any payment received minus the deposit amount. If the cancellation occurs less than 90 days to the wedding date, NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED. Please contact Dave DiRaddo immediately if there is any change to the wedding date, time or the status of the event.


Travel

The above fees include travel by car to and from the first meeting and 20 total miles of travel for any additional meetings, the rehearsal and wedding ceremony. Once that distance has been reached, a mileage fee of $1.00 per mile may be applied.

I will preform your ceremony in any state or country (adjusted fees will apply). Should air travel be required to reach the site, it is the responsibility of the couple to purchase one (1) coach-class, round trip ticket departing from and returning to the Harrisburg (PA) International Airport (MDT).


Lodging

Should the ceremony be in excess of 2 ½ hours driving time from the Dave Di Raddo's home office, accommodations should be made at a moderately priced lodging facility with reasonable expenses covered such as meals, tolls, parking, etc.. Dave Di Raddo reserves the right to accept or decline this feature.


Additional Fees

Time is very important. There are very few instances when your wedding will be my only wedding that day. Should your wedding be late in getting started, there is the unfortunate possibility that I may have to leave in order to honor my other obligations. I will do everything I possibly can to avoid this scenario but excessively late starting services due to inadequate planning, late arrivals or other controllable factors cannot be a reason that someone else's wedding is ruined. In the event that I am able stay and wait, for each 20 minutes that the wedding is delayed, a $25.00 surplus fee will be added to a total of $75.00. If the wedding cannot start within that time-frame, the surplus fee will be paid and a rescheduled date will be arranged. Additional fees may be applied.

Once a fee has been given and accepted, any significant changes added to the level of service originally requested will carry additional fees with it. They would include but may not be limited to: adding a rehearsal, requesting additional in-person consultations, adding more than 2 elements to the service that will increase the length of the ceremony, etc...

VOW RENEWALS
Vow Renewals

A beautiful way to recognize an anniversary date or mark the beginning of a new time in your relationship is through a Vow Renewal Ceremony. In many ways similar to the original, this wonderful expression is usually not nearly as intense and does not normally require the same amount of preparation. Wedding Dayz will work with you to develop the content of the ceremony as well as encourage you to incorporate additional elements that might include children, grandchildren, friends and anyone else that has come to mean a great deal to you in your lives together. Except in very unusual circumstances, there will be no rehearsal for this ceremony although there would be a meeting between the couple and Dave to discuss the details of the ceremony.

Fee - $175 to $250 (depending on distance traveled, length of service, etc.)

Note - Should a rehearsal become necessary, a $100.00 additional fee will be applied.

 

Testimonials

Miller2

"Ken and I want to thank you for your beautiful ceremony and in sharing our 50th Wedding Anniversary at The Hotel Hershey. Your words were so deeply felt and touched everyone who attended. Your ceremony was perfect and your help during this before time was so comforting.

Thank you again and we hope to have you for our 60th Anniversary."

God Bless,
Ken and Carole Miller

 

Adams

"My entire family is still raving about last nights ceremony! It was more than we had ever hoped for. You truly made it so special for Steve and I and we cannot thank you enough... we are forever grateful to you."

Steve & Tammy Adams

 



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