I am a trained facilitator for the Prepare Enrich Program and I offer a choice of options for premarital preparation that is part of an established course of pastoral care counseling.
PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and couples considering engagement. Based on your assessment results, I provide 4-8 feedback sessions in which I facilitate discussion and understanding of your results, and assist in demonstrating proven relationship skills.
There are several goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program. In order to achieve these goals there are exercises designed to help couples improve their relationship skills. The program helps couples:
Explore Strength and Growth Areas
Strengthen Communication Skills
Identify and Manage Major Stressors
Resolve Conflict using the Ten Step Model
Develop a More Balanced Relationship
Explore Family of Origin Issues
Discuss Financial Planning and Budgeting
Establish Personal, Couple and Family Goals
Understand and Appreciate Personality Differences
Navigate your relationship with more self-awareness,
shared perspective and mutual understanding...
Different Levels of Courses Available...
A Couples Assessment, Guided Interpretation & Exercises $225
Full Preparedness Course...
Total Assessment, Facilitated Discussion & Customized Exercises $395
The State of Minnesota offers a reduction of Marriage Licensing Fees with the Certified Completion of the Full Course of Marriage Preparation/Counseling!
I have a stunning assortment of signature pieces that can be added to set the stage for your beautiful event.
Whether you are working with a professional planner,
a fabulous florist, planning to be a D.I.Y Bride, or are seeking someone to assist in designing a gorgeous setting to celebrate your day...I have a very flexible variety of services and different budget levels to meet your needs!
Rustic Elegance, Bohemian Boutique, Vintage Whites...
Let's play with beautiful decor to create your day!
THIS LEVEL OF SERVICE INCLUDES: A SIMPLE STRAIGHTFORWARD CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH A COLLECTION OF READINGS & VOWS,
A CONSULTATION MEETING,
PHONE CALLS & EMAILSAND FILING OF YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE.
A SITE VISIT AND/OR REHEARSAL ARE AVAILABLE AT AN A'LA CARTE FEE
For some couples a custom ceremony is not a necessary element of their wedding day. They may wish to spend their time and financial resources on other aspects of their celebration. A simple ceremony can still be personalized with the couple's selections of readings and vows. We will work with you to create a beautiful ceremony that speaks in your choice of language and tone.
INCLUDES A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN CUSTOM SCRIPT,
A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF READINGS, ALL OF OUR MEETINGS, A SITE VISIT WITH CONSULTATION AND PLANNING FRAMEWORK, FILING OF YOUR LICENSE & REHEARSAL!
Creating a custom marriage ceremony for your wedding day is all about the care and attention that you want to hold in that moment when you say "I Do". Everyone says it differently, and for different reasons...let me help create the language and orchestrate a beautiful ceremony to share with those you love!
Feel free to contact me directly to discuss the basics, it is the best way for you to determine if my services might be the best fit for the two of you. With a short conversation you will be able to determine if you would like to set up a meeting. You can also read more about my background, approach and the process of creating your ceremony...(read more)
My office space is available at the Semple Mansion for you and two witnesses to have an intimate and beautiful Civil Wedding Ceremony!
There is not a "Justice of the Peace" in Minnesota...so why wait at the courthouse under fluorescent lights for a judge to become available?!(see more...)