Rev. W. Douglas Russell
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Pre-wedding Questionaire
The Officiant requests that this questionnaire be completed by the couple planning to be married and returned as soon as possible. A $150.00 deposit is required to confirm your wedding date and time. If you wish to write your own vows, and or ceremony, I must have these at least 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.

(You may pay your deposit and Ceremony Fee with your credit card using PayPal. Use email
Bride: First Name________________M.____
Last Name_________________________
Street Address___________________________________
City, State. Zip_________________________________
Religion____________________Date of Birth__________________
Work Phone___________________Home Phone__________________Cel Phone_________________

Groom: First Name_________________M.______
Last Name__________________________

Street Address___________________________________
 City, State, Zip_________________________________

 Religion___________________Date of Birth___________________

 Work Phone__________________Home Phone__________________Cel Phone_________________


Bride to be given by:_______________________Relationship________________
Maid/Matron of Honor______________________Best Man_____________________
Ring Bearer_________________________Flower Girl______________________
Number of Guests__________________
Please provide the following information:
One Ring or Two______________  
Unity Candle?__________________(inside Ceremony)
Wine Ceremony?________________Sand Ceremony?_____________(outside ceremony)
Readings by family or friends?_____________________
Ushers to walk in with Bridesmaids?______________
Number of people in Bridal Party? (include B&G)________________
Bride & Groom dress (formal or informal)_______________
Bride's Mom's first name____________________________
Groom's Mom's first name___________________________
Bride's mom to be seated by:________________________________________
Groom's mom to be seated by:_______________________________________
Do you have a license yet?___________Issued from (town)______________________
Date of issue___________________
Ceremony inside or outdoors?_______________
Guests standing or sitting?__________________ number of guests___________________
Minister to wear: Clergy Shirt_______ Black Robe________ White Robe______ 
(***Outside Ceremony - Clergy Shirt if over 75 degrees***)
Music during Ceremony?____________________ Type (DJ or live)___________________________
Ceremony Date____________________Time___________________
Ceremony Location__________________________________Street_______________________________
  Additional Requests:_________________________________________________

Minimum Ceremony fee $350.00. Minimum Rehearsal fee $100.00.****
Please enclose a copy of each of your drivers licenses. Thank you. 

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Mail to: Rev. W. Douglas Russell
  9 Mark Twain Drive, East Hampton, CT 06424
Rev. W. Douglas Russell
Copyright © 2003 [Serenity Christian Ministry]. All rights reserved.
Revised: April 2015

Rev. W. Douglas Russell, Serenity Christian Ministry
9 Mark Twain Drive, East Hampton, CT 06424
860- 281-1202

I, (Bride) _______________________________________________and


request that Rev. Russell reserve for us, and be available to officiate our wedding, on

 (DAY)_______________, (date)____________________,at (time) _________________________,

Location __________________________________________________

Street address _____________________________Town___________________

Contact person______________________________Phone____________________

And for this consideration, we understand that by sending the deposit, we are now required
to pay the full fee for services for the Wedding Ceremony, and Rehearsal if we have booked one. 

________ I have enclosed the required non-refundable $150 retainer, to reserve
this date and time. 

________ I paid by credit card with my Paypal account. (Email:

I understand the rehearsal fee will be $___________ (if I have one) and the ceremony fee will be $_______________.
*I am usually not available for a rehearsal before 4:00 PM. A CEREMONY GETS PRIORITY OVER A REHEARSAL.
(Minimum rehearsal fee:$100 Minimum Ceremony fee: $350)
Please enclose the Pre-Wedding Questionnaire and copies of your driver's licenses with your deposit. ****Final payment is due 7 days before the ceremony along with your Marriage License.****

Serenity Christian Ministry
April 5, 2015