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Personalizing Your Ceremony

Right from the start, Rev. Lindbeck schedules an interview with you.  There must be a fit between all three of you.

After your initial interview and you choose to work with her, you will be involved in two to four meetings, some details of which can be handled via e-mail, phone and fax.

In those meetings she comes to know you well, all the while building the bonds of trust and confidence that make your minister-couple relationship strong. She asks questions that pertain to every area of your life, strengthening your awareness of your relationship.

She works in stages, getting to know you first, then branching out to include family and friends. The final stage is the  actual structuring of your ceremony.

She provides a plethora of information, formats, sample vows, ring vows, ideas, readings, poetry, etc. which  support what you want and envision.

She encourages you to write your own vows, assists you in that process when necessary, asks you to bring into your ceremony any readings, symbols, etc. that are unique to you--especially never-seen-before ideas.

From beginning to end, she creates and designs with you, your  own personal, custom ceremony, whether it is 20 mins. long, or 45.

She takes all the time necessary to accomplish your mutual goals. She prefers to work relaxed and easy, so you never feel hurried in your consultations with her.

For those of you who travel to see her, she will compress the number of meetings and expand the length of them, if so desired.

She will meet with you evenings, weekdays and weekends, including holidays.

Pre-Marital Counseling

For those who are interested, she offers the option of pre-marital counselling.  Many couples choose counselling to prepare themselves for the long distance, the multiple challenges, the numerous changes and countless experiences they will have on their road of life together.

Rev. Lindbeck has an impressive success rate for marriage.  In taking a survey of the couples she has married, she found a 7% divorce rate.  93% success is extraordinary in these times.

One groom described the power of Miriam’s ceremony this way:

“You don’t just join a couple, you weld them together!”

A father of a groom also said:

“Any couple who is wed by you, hasn’t a chance at a second thought.  There is no back door with you, and I deeply appreciate that foundational strength for our kids.”
 

©2003 Miriam Lindbeck, Non-Denominational Minister

8344 E RL Thornton Fwy #235

Dallas, TX 75228

email: miriam@weddingsantabarbara.com
phone: 805-564-4414