Frequently asked questions
How do we apply for a marriage license?
The Office of the Town Clerk in Norwalk offers information regarding applying for a marriage license on their website. Most of the information will be the same—throughout Connecticut—but I recommend searching out the specifics for the municipality in which your ceremony will take place; as your marriage license must be applied for there.

Do we need a blood test?
No. The State of Connecticut did away with that requirement about twenty years ago.

Do you require pre-marital counseling?
No. I am not an ordained minister, so there are no religious restrictions associated with me officiating for your wedding. I am, however, more than willing to meet you to discuss any issues you feel may be relevant to your wedding or marriage. Many couples find it helpful to meet in advance to work out details of the ceremony, if at all possible.

Will you officiate at a non-religious site?
Yes. Be creative--it's your day.

Do you allow couples to write their own vows?
Yes. I encourage it. I can provide lovely prewritten vows, but I encourage you to allow your vows to reflect the two of you.

What is your attire for the ceremony?
For most, I wear a custom made black judicial robe. My attire can be adjusted for the wedding location or theme.

Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which we must choose?
MUST choose—NO. I do maintain a library of resources, but it's your day.

Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes—I encourage them, but they are not required.

How long are your ceremonies?
The average is between 15 and 30 minutes.

Can you officiate for military weddings?
I officiate at active duty military weddings without remuneration.

**Celebrity discretion assured.

**Some time ago, the Tribal Clerk of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation witnessed my oath, so I am authorized to officiate for weddings anywhere on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, including the casinos. This is something rare for the casinos, as they have only within the last few years made allowances for those who do not hold tribal membership to officiate on The Reservation. Not all Connecticut justices are registered with the Tribal Council.