US AT: (727) 871-9900
FREE, N0-Obligation meeting with the
bride & groom.
PARSONAGE: 882 Lucas Lane * Oldsmar, FL 34677
Please leave your name, wedding date & time, along with the city and ceremony location, your contact
telephone numbers and the best time to call OR you can send us an e-mail. I will return your call the
same day OR if you call after 9:00 PM pm, I will call the very next day. Guaranteed! Call us today at: (727) 871-9900. Rev. Dr. Ronald Turcot
You finally decided to tie the knot and set the date, time and
location. Rather than have an expensive wedding reception which requires you to entertain all of your friends and
some family members that you have not seen or heard from in years, and considering all the other expenses and hassles
that go with formal wedding planning, an elopement sounds like an excellent decision for you and yours.
Now, it would seem that all you need to do is find an
Officiant to perform your wedding. I am here here to serve your needs in that situation - day, night,
or anytime. Short notice OK! Simply call Rev. Ronald Turcot at: (727) 871-9900
or send an E-MAIL to: email@example.com
MOTHER NATURE'S CHAPEL
Nature has created some of the
most beautiful chapels in all the world - Beach settings with waves crashing on the beach, - Parks and natural settings
beneath large trees - Perhaps your own backyard or those of a friend - In your own home or a rented hall, botanical gardens,
an arboretum, or a theatre. In addition, Your favorite restaurant - A picnic site or a public aquarium, to
mention just a few. Use Your Imagination! SIMPLY CALL Rev. Dr. Ronald Turcot AT (727) 871-9900.
WEDDING DAY WEATHER
many bridal couples fail to plan for "bad weather" on their special day. Always make an "emergency back-up
plan" for just such a situation, especially if your ceremony is to be held outside. Sometimes its good
to call the local weather bureau and ask what was the weather like on (give your wedding date) and then go back three (3) years.
Then, you will have a three (3) year record on your wedding date. That information will give you
valuable insight on the probability of what your weather
will be like on your "special day."
TIME FOR SUNSET/SUNRISE
If you are planning an outside wedding ceremony,
and you would like it somewhere near the "break of dawn" or you wish to have your photos taken at just
about "sundown," we would advise you to check the government's website. That will give you the exact
time of both events, at or near the location/city where the wedding is to start. The following two websites will
give you that information.
BUDGET SAVINGS TIPS
With America experiencing difficult financial times, money will
be tight, to say the least. One sure way to reduce your wedding expenses in seeking a venue to hold your reception,
is to consider hiring a military veteran's hall. Veteran's organizations like the AmVets, The Veterans of
Foreign Wars, or The American Legion is a good start. Someone in your family is most likely a veteran and has
served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This makes you eligible to hire the hall and that veteran would need to
be present to rent it on your behalf. Almost all halls have ample seating capacity for parties, ( accomodating
at least 100+ guests) a well equipped kitchen, and ample parking. The fees vary in each hall, but in general,
the cost factor is approximately $ 150.00 to $ 300.00 and may even go up slightly, depending on the size of the hall and
additional amenities available. It is possible that
the hall rental will be FREE, if the veteran is a member of that post.
Another thing in your favor, is that the cost of liquor. beer,
and wine is at least fifty (50 %) percent or LESS than you would have spent with a hotel-resort. With a
hotel banquet room, you are paying for the location and the atmosphere. It's a lot less expensive to hire a private
caterer to come to the veteran's hall and serve you and your guests. If you are fortunate enough to have family
members prepare the food themselves, the "savings" will be considerable. Caterers or your family
are able to use the hall's kitchen to keep food warm and ready to serve, as well as to keep your wedding cake etc. cold.
In addition, the hall will have ample parking and restrooms available. In factoring in the hall rental,
catering costs averaging at least $25.00 - $55.00 per guest and about $1,000.00 in liquor consumption.
The wedding costs would be approximately $ 5,000.00 dollars, if you invited 125 guests.
Considering all the costs involved, the price
for a complete wedding in a military hall is very inexpensive. Put the savings towards your honeymoon or a needed
item for your new home. Flowers, limousines, a D.J. and photographer, etc. would be additional and are standard services
utilized in any wedding regardless of the location. A note of caution: Don't make the mistake of hiring
a vendor because they offer "lower rates" than someone else. Quality and experience count too! In
general, you get what you pay for. It is interesting that a bridal couple will pay outrageous fees to other vendors
for their services, but will try and "get over" on the very person that will be uniting them in marriage.
Thank God, our ceremony rates are affordable and fit into anyone's budget.
brides know that any location she chooses will still incur those expenses and vendor services. Today's
U. S. weddings will average at least $28,000.00 to $30,000 dollars and that's using the standard hotel
/ resort ballroom & catering facilities. For those bridal couple's on a "shoestring budget,"
the veterans clubs are an excellent choice. We would be delighted to recommend such locations upon request.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL Rev. Dr. Ronald Turcot at (727) 871-9900.
1.) I will always "stick to" the agreed upon ceremony content that you personally reviewed and signed-off
2.) I do not require the bridal couple to hold membership in any church or have a religious
3.) I will personally meet with every bridal couple at 'no-charge" or obligation.
4.) When you book my services,
I will be the only one assigned to perform your wedding unless an emergency should arise beyond my control. A back-up
ordained clergyman is always available in such an instance. This rarely ever happens, however I have already
thought of this and have taken the responsibility to ensure your wedding moves forward as planned. The complete
wedding ceremony and all details associated with it, is already written and the replacement Officiant simply uses
my prepared materials. Our very talented Officiants can easily ensure your 'Special Day " to be
a memorable and romantic success.
5.) Your status of co-habitation is not important to me.
There is no pre-marital counseling required, unless you request it. I am not a judgemental person, nor are any
of my clergymen-officiants. Everything you tell me is considered very confidential and never discussed with anyone
else outside this ministry. Past experience has shown us that our clients prefer it that way.
6.) Upon my arrival at your
ceremony site, I will make contact with your wedding planner (if applicable), musicians or D.J. as well as your
photographer and videographer, to ensure that everyone is informed as to what is happening just before, during and
immediately after, the ceremony. We all need to be coordinated to avoid mistakes.
7.) I will answer all questions asked by the bridal couple.
8.) I will furnish a "finalized"
draft of your ceremony for your approval prior to your wedding date.
9.) YOUR VOWS are spoken to you in four (4) word
increments, and never rushed. The bridal couple simply repeats them after me. Never attempt to memorize any
part of your ceremony. You will be nervous enough as it is. An average wedding time takes between 15 to 40 minutes
in length. It really depends on the rituals you add to your ceremony.