Are you and your beloved thinking of a unique ceremony?

Drawing from inexhaustible wise writings from around the world, I craft religious, non-religious, spiritual, or multi-faith marriage and commitment ceremonies. Your ceremony can be completely personalized to reflect your values, personality, and life story.

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Many couples choose to have an element I’ve written called “The Beholding.” Including this at the beginning of your ceremony allows you to be truly present at a time that might seem surreal, or when you feel nervous or rushed from all of your preparations. Another favorite is “Tying the Knot.” This contemporary take on an old saying and tradition delights both the couple as well as your guests. You may read what other wedding couples have written about the ceremonies I’ve officiated on the Comments page.

Opening Words
Prayer/Blessing/Sacred Invitation
The Beholding
Charge to Couple/Audience
Reading or Song
Declaration/Expression of Intent/Promises
Marriage Pronouncement
Presentation of Couple
Inclusion of Children
Inclusion of Deceased family and friends
Parent/Family support
Unity Candle
Wine Ceremony
Communion for Couple or Family
Tying the Knot
Breaking the Glass
Jumping the Broom

Pricing Information



One Hour
  • Not required, but recommended if your ceremony:
  • Involves children
  • Requires a lot of coordination
  • is nontraditional in some way, or
  • contains elements that are unfamiliar to most people
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Additional Elements Includes research and creation.


Per Element
  • Personalized Charge to Couple and/or Audience
  • Inclusion of Children
  • Inclusion of Parents
  • Weaving in Favorite Readings
  • Inclusion of a cultural, national, religious, or family ritual or tradition
  • Handfasting
  • Tying the Knot
  • Unity Candle
  • Wine Ceremony
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We couldn’t have asked for anything more from Rev. Jan. She went well above AND beyond our expectations, and has left the most memorable impression on our hearts. She made that moment one of the best moments of our lives. Former Wedding Clients

Pricing Information Continued

$150 Holiday or Holiday Weekend Fee – For a ceremony and/or rehearsal held on holidays or holiday

Reserving Your Wedding Date: A deposit of 50% of estimated total services and a signed agreement is required to reserve your date(s) and begin preparing your wedding script.

Cancellations: One half of your deposit (25% of total services) will be refunded for cancellations made within one week of our signed agreement. After one week, your deposit is nonrefundable. Deposits compensate for time already spent.

Delays: For ceremonies or rehearsals that are delayed and consequently conclude after one hour from starting time, an additional fee of $20 per 15 minutes will be incurred.

Location Considerations: For ceremonies (and rehearsals) occurring outside of the Bella Vista, Bentonville, or Rogers area, please provide compensation for time spent traveling at $50 per hour.

For couples who decide to forego a lot of preparation but want something more meaningful than a civil ceremony with a justice of the peace, a selection from my pre-written options can be chosen in just a few minutes.

I will joyfully assist you and your sweetheart – regardless of your age, color, gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, economic status, physical ability, or religious/spiritual path for a ceremony you will treasure for years to come.

Rev. Jan Huneycutt Lightner