Name: Ann McKenzie
Business Name: Ann McKenzie, Joy-Filled Ceremonies
Industry Category: Officiant
What are some common mistakes you see couples make while preparing for their wedding?
Not booking vendors far enough in advance, underestimating the cost of the wedding.
If you could give couples one piece of advice, what would it be?
Determine your budget and envision what you want before contacting vendors , consider hiring a day of coordinator.
What don't couples know about your business category that they need to know?
In NC couples married by an online ordained minister have met legal challenges in court if divorcing.
What is one question a couple should be asking that they don't know to ask (specific to you or in the general planning sense)?
The type of ceremony you want — religious or secular; romantic, serious, fun , type of unity ceremony.
What sets you apart from other vendors in your field?
I feel a wedding should be joyful and fun with no stress. I help my couples feel relaxed and truly enjoy their wedding adding a heartfelt personal love story in the ceremony.
Tell us about your favorite wedding that you've been part of.
Medieval wedding in a castle. The entire wedding party in medieval clothes; I was dressed as a friar. There was a dragon in the wedding cake. Most if the guests were dressed in medieval clothes .