rates and services

MarriageToGo is a premium service at a competitive price.

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We offer our clients a wealth of experience and know-how, and we care about the quality of your experience as well as the quality of our services.

Quality always costs a little bit more. You can pay less elsewhere, but with MarriageToGo you can be confident you've hired a trusted professional. We offer value for your money by doing our best to make your wedding a happy one, whether it's large or small, and we are know for the thoughtful, intelligent quality of our original ceremony materials.

Love is about giving the best of ourselves. That's why we've made weddings our full-time vocation, and why we donate a portion of our fees each month to local charitable organizations as part of our mandate to share love and hope with our community.

How We Determine Our Rates

Weddings on short notice are a specialty, though availability is often limited. We will do everything we can to prioritize medical emergencies and hospice cases. Click here to the requirements for short-notice weddings (within 72 hours or less).

We also perform custom commitment and vow renewal ceremonies. We're available all day every day of the week to better serve you.

Please call 310.288.6658 or email us for a rate quote.


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HOW WE DETERMINE OUR RATES

Our rates depend on what, when, where, and how large an event:

  • What you need: ceremony officiation, marriage licensing, or both?
  • When--weekend, weekday, or holiday? Weekends and holidays are premium time so they cost more due to higher demand.
  • Where? Travel fees apply outside of the Santa Monica/Marina del Rey/West Los Angeles area, and a per diem for overnight lodging is required for ceremonies outside of L.A., Orange, Ventura, or San Bernardino Counties. For ceremo
  • How many guests? A larger event means a greater time commitment both for ceremony preparation and during the event itself. It's like making dinner: easy when it's just the two of you, but the work, expense, and expectations ramp up quickly when more people are in the mix.
  • Attorneys representing prospective clients, please note: reviewing and signing NDAs and communicating indirectly via counsel requires a large amount of additional time and energy, so we add a surcharge for attorney-proctored transactions. Please ask for a quote.

MarriageToGo.Com was among the first to post rates and fees on the web to better serve the public--happily for consumers. Our rates reflect the time, energy, and technology we bring to the table creating a better wedding experience for you.

With MarriageToGo, there are no hidden costs. Your fee is finalized up front and you receive a written service agreement detailing precisely what services you'll receive. In most cases, a $200 non-refundable retainer will secure your ceremony time. You can even pay for some or all of your fee with your bank balance or credit card online at PayPal.Com. We try to make planning your wedding simple, honest, and convenient.

To be legally married you must first obtain a marriage license, the have it solemnized (that is, have a ceremony) within 90 days of license purchase. We offer a Wedding Bundle rate if you use MarriageToGo for both licensing and officiation.


THE WEDDING BUNDLE

Confidential marriage licensing + a ceremony. Our most popular offering!

You must qualify for the California confidential marriage license to receive this service; read the requirements here.

The L.A. County Clerk's office requires disclosure of license fees: confidential marriage licenses cost $85, public licenses are $91. It is less expensive to obtain your own marriage licenses at a Clerk's office, but many couples prefer the convenience of confidential marriage licensing at their chosen time and location.


Wedding Bundle, "Just Us" rate: license + ceremony, couple only
$525 weekdays/$575 Fri-Sat-Sun

Wedding Bundle, elopement: license + ceremony, fewer than ten guests
$550 weekdays/$600 Fri-Sat-Sun

Wedding Bundle, small wedding: license + ceremony, 10-15 guests
$600 weekdays/$650 Fri-Sat-Sun

Wedding Bundle,"DIY Backyard"**: license + ceremony, 15-25 guests
$650 weekdays/$700 Fri-Sat-Sun

  • **The "DIY Backyard" rate is available only for weddings without wedding planners that take place at a home or Airbnb. For other types of events, please see the Golden Oak Weddings website.
  • Wedding Bundle includes: $85 County Clerk marriage license fee, civil or custom ceremony, officiation, signatures, notarizations of license and certificate request forms, two marriage certificates (which arrive by mail from the County Clerk's office in 6-8 weeks), document delivery, handling/mailing.
  • Travel time and mileage surcharges apply for locations outside our Westside striking range, and vary from $15 to $100 dollars within L.A. County. Expenses for overnight lodging and/or airfare may be required for ceremonies taking place outside L.A. County. We're happy to provide an estimate of out-of-area costs upon request.
  • Holidays, short notice/emergency service, or a surly attitude will incur up to a 100% surcharge.
  • Additional fees may be required to cover expenses for out-of-area travel, site admissions, or theme costuming rentals.
  • We can now issue marriage licenses anywhere in California, and we're happy to couple that with our custom ceremony officiation services for you.
  • Click here to inquire about availability and request a personal rate quote.

CEREMONY OFFICIATION RATES

We conduct civil or custom ceremonies for those who have obtained their own marriage licenses, or for anniversary parties and renewals-of-vows.

Officiation-Only, "Just Us" rate: civil or custom ceremony, couple only
$425 weekdays/$475 Fri-Sat-Sun

Officiation-Only, elopement rate: civil or custom ceremony, up to 10 guests
$450 weekdays/$500 Fri-Sat-Sun

Officiation-Only, small wedding: civil or custom ceremony,10-15 guests
$500 weekdays/$550 Fri-Sat-Sun

Officiation-Only,"DIY Backyard"**: license + ceremony, 15-25 guests
$550 weekdays/$600 Fri-Sat-Sun

  • **The "DIY Backyard" rate is available only for weddings without wedding planners that take place at a home or Airbnb. For other types of events, please see the Golden Oak Weddings website.
  • Officiation rates include custom ceremony, notarization of certificate order forms, one marriage certificate (which arrives by mail 6-8 weeks after your ceremony) and postage.
  • Travel time and mileage surcharges apply for locations outside our Westside striking range, and vary from $15 to $100 dollars within L.A. County. Please request a quote for travel fees outside the L.A. area.
  • Holidays, short notice/emergency service, or a surly attitude will incur up to a 100% surcharge.
  • Additional fees may be required to cover expenses for out-of-area travel and lodging, site admissions, or theme costuming rentals.
  • Click here to inquire about availability and request a personal rate quote.

CONFIDENTIAL MARRIAGE LICENSING SERVICES

Confidential marriage licensing in the privacy of your home, office, or ceremony site. You must qualify for the California confidential marriage license to receive this service; you can read the requirements here.

Confidential Marriage Licensing Only-- Issued Anywhere In California for Ceremonies Taking Place In California
$350 weekdays/$400 Fri-Sat-Sun, plus travel/mileage if outside the Santa Monica/West Los Angeles area.

  • The L.A. County Clerk's office requires disclosure of license fees: confidential marriage licenses cost $85, public licenses are $91. It is less expensive to obtain your own marriage licenses at a Clerk's office, but many couples prefer the convenience of confidential marriage licensing at their chosen time and location. Public licenses CANNOT be obtained though authorized notaries. They may be purchased at any California County Clerk's office. Confidential licenses may also be purchased at a Clerk's office.
  • Confidential licensing services include: $85 County Clerk marriage license fee, notarizations of license signatures and certificate request forms, proprietary MTG info sheets, document delivery and convenience fees.
  • You can add a civil solemnization to your marriage licensing for a complete legal marriage. Please ask for a quote.
  • Licensing/civil solemnizations with guests present are charged at a higher rate.
  • Travel time and mileage surcharges apply for locations outside our Westside striking range, and vary from $15 to $100 dollars within L.A. County.
  • Attorneys representing prospective clients, please note: reviewing and signing NDAs and communicating indirectly via counsel requires a large amount of additional time and energy, so we add a surcharge for attorney-proctored transactions. Please ask for a quote.
  • Holidays, short notice/emergency service, or a surly attitude will incur up to a 100% surcharge.
  • Click here to inquire about availability andrequest a personal rate quote.

THE HOME OFFICE HOUR--PRIVATE ELOPEMENTS

Our cozy solar-powered Home Office on the Westside of L.A. is available for elopement ceremonies with up to two witnesses/guests. Bonus tea and cookies included! Click here for more info, photos, and seasonal special offers.

The Home Office Elopement Hour -- license + civil ceremony, up to two guests/witnesses
$495 weekdays/$525 Fri-Sat-Sun
The Home Office Hour includes confidential marriage licensing, house civil ceremony, notarization/certificate requests, one marriage certificate (which arrives by mail 6-8 weeks after your wedding), and tea + cookies.

Home Office Elopement Officiation-Only --civil ceremony, up to two guests/witnesses
$395 weekdays/$425 Fri-Sat-Sun
Home Office Officiation-Only includes the house civil ceremony, notarization/certificate requests, one marriage certificates (which arrives by mail 6-8 weeks after your wedding) and tea + cookies.

  • The L.A. County Clerk's office requires disclosure of license fees: confidential marriage licenses cost $85, public licenses are $91. It is less expensive to obtain your own marriage licenses at a Clerk's office, but many couples prefer the convenience of confidential marriage licensing at their chosen time and location. Public licenses CANNOT be obtained though authorized notaries. They may be purchased at any California County Clerk's office. Confidential licenses may also be purchased at a Clerk's office.
  • Holiday appointments and customized ceremonies are available on a limited basis and at a higher rate.
  • Like all private sites, there are guidelines and some restrictions. Only two legal witnesses may attend. Please call or email us for more information, recent photos, and availability.
  • Click here to inquire about availability andrequest a personal rate quote.

HOLIDAY AND HIGH-DEMAND DATES--RATES AND AVAILABILITY

Holiday weddings are fun and very popular! Rates vary depending on demand and location, and travel fees will apply.
Please call or email for availability.

2017 Holiday Wedding Bundle
(marriage license and ceremony)
♡ starting at $750

2017 Home Office Holiday Elopement Hour
(licensing + civil ceremony)
♡ starting at $650

2017 Holiday Home Office Holiday Elopement Officiation-Only
(civil ceremony)
♡ starting at $550

  • For holidays and high-demand dates, a 50%-100% non-refundable non-transferable retainer is required to confirm bookings. Home Office available only on selected holidays.
  • Licensing services include the L.A. County Clerk's $85 confidential marriage license fee. Public licenses may be obtained at the County Clerk's office only, they cannot be issued by notaries.
  • Call or email early for availability and a rate quote--holidays book fast!

Questions About Payment?

We accept cash, money orders, or credit cards online via PayPal.Com or Google Wallet to keep your payment information private. For data security reasons, we do not use mobile payment apps. Sorry, we don't accept personal checks or traveler's checks.


MarriageToGo Gives Back To The Community

In keeping with our commitment to ethical business practice, we offer alternative pricing to couples dealing with life-challenging illness, hospice, or homelessness. We also offer a small courtesy discount to active military, police, and fire personnel. A portion of our income is donated monthly to local boots-on-the-ground non-profits, and we have volunteered our civil wedding officiation services at the L.A. County Clerk's office since 2002.

We're happy to answer your questions about marriage licensing and ceremony procedures with no obligation.

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