Nichole Bertucci is an Ordained Minister and the owner of "A Simple I Do", a local company servicing the southeast Michigan region. Nichole is a nondenominational wedding minister who prides herself on writing personal wedding ceremonies for couples of all religions, personalities, and backgrounds, that truly reflect the unique love of each couple.
I recently had a chance to ask Nichole a few questions about her service and some advice for future brides.
Nichole Bertucci (A Simple I Do): I specialize in wedding, commitment and vow renewal ceremonies. The couples that hire me are usually looking for a fresh perspective on their wedding ceremony. I work with each couple to determine the style for their ceremony either by phone, email or in person. I then write the ceremony and provide it in full for the couple to review and make any changes that they wish. I am able to incorporate religion, special ceremonies and readings that suit what each couple is looking for. I will go to the site of your choice to perform your ceremony, this may be a park, your reception hall, or a traditional church.
Describe the process a couple would have to go through to have you marry them.
So, you have decided I’m the minister for you! The process of actually hiring me requires a 50% retainer to secure your date and time. Once the retainer is received I will then get to work on writing your ceremony. We will work together to finalize the ceremony and work out the details for the rehearsal if one is to be had. I pride myself on making our interactions simple, fun and easy.
What sets you apart from others, or in other words, why would a bride want to hire you as opposed to a friend or relative?
Sure, you could have a relative or friend perform your ceremony; however, do they have the resources to suggest readings or special ceremonies that will suite the style you are wishing for? Are they a great public speaker and not afraid of the bumps that may occur? I am a trained professional. I work hard to make sure your ceremony runs smoothly so that you are not nervous or worried and that you have a smile of joy on your face as you walk back down that aisle as husband and wife. What sets me apart is my passion for what I do – I truly enjoy performing wedding ceremonies and want nothing more than for you to have the day you have always dreamed of.
How much should a couple plan on spending, and what options are available to them?
My pricing is all inclusive, I do not charge extra for miles, number of guests or special requests. Really I do like to keep it simple. I have two packages; The “I want it all” is $350 and includes a personalized ceremony written just for you to include all the items you want. The “keep is simple” is $200 and includes a traditional prewritten ceremony. I am able to suggest many different readings and vows and special ceremonies i.e. unity candle, sand ceremony, wine ceremony, ring warming etc.
Any advice you can give to brides (and grooms) getting married?
My advice to the engaged couples out there is to remember that your ceremony should be a reflection of who you are and the love that you share. Don’t be afraid to ask your minister questions and to ask for suggestions of what you can do to make your ceremony unique. Remember the reception is a wonderful event and a great celebration of your marriage – thus your marriage ceremony should be special and unique, it should be what you want. This is what I will strive to do for you if you select me.
How can someone contact you?
Again my company is "A Simple I Do", my website is asimpleido.net, or I can be reached at 248-238-7249 or email@example.com.
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