Your Day! Your Way!
Your wedding day is the perfect day to showcase your love & express who you are as one & as a couple.
Your ceremony should be loving & reflective, fun & joyful, silly & sassy.
It should reflect you & how you feel toward each other, full of imagination, determination, love & emotion.
Wedded Unity would be honored to help you express YOUR DAY! YOUR WAY!
Because every Couple has a Right for Wedded Unity!
Marriage Ceremonies performed by an Ordained Minister!
YOUR DAY! YOUR WAY!
Non-Denomination Any Sexual Orientation Any Style & Theme
Prepared with Love & Laughter!
TRACEY LYNN JESTER
I just love weddings!
The excitement, the fear, the anticipation, the hopes, the dreams, the look of love!
I became an Officiant for the shear fact that weddings are such joyous occasions! Watching two families joined in love & laughter is a total blessing!!
Oh Come On! This is YOUR DAY! This is when you two get to shine & show off! You can make your ceremony as loving, crazy, fun, silly, sweet, boring or outrageous as you want!
If you can think it, we can do it!
We will work together to make your day perfect!
A day of WEDDED UNITY!
American Marriage Minister
By The Power Vested In Me.....
American Marriage Ministries is an interfaith, non-denominational church that believes that all people have the right to marry regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. AMM believes every person has the right to choose who will perform their ceremony.
So what do you say?
I custom write each vow personally from Couple Consults.
I get to know who you are as well as who you are as a COUPLE...
how you fell in love & got to this point so we can convey what your love means as a couple!
Let's Say I Do!
Each Ceremony is custom designed to reflect the feeling of love the couple has for one another. This is done by putting into words & actions those feelings.
Through Couple Consults I transform your desire to publicly pledge your love for each other into your feelings, to touch both your hearts as well as your guests hearts.
This is where Wedded Unity & Tracey have a hard time.
I perform weddings because I love weddings!
I want to work with your budget. We all know weddings can get costly. I prefer to work with each couple's budget because one price does not fit all.
I take into consideration the length of your service, time spent & services requested.
BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE...
BASIC PARTS OF A CEREMONY
Processional- Entrance of Wedding Party
Invocation- Introduction of the Couple
Declaration of Intent- The verbal Declaration to Wed
Exchange- The exchange of Vows & Rings
Pronouncement- The Marriage is Declared as Official
Recessional- The Wedding Party Exits
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
Wedded Unity suggests you practice!
The Kiss- Everyone loves to kiss but you may be surprised that you may forget how to kiss on your wedding day!
So discuss & practice your kissing technique!
You know you want to!
Rehearsal- Wedded Unity is available for your Rehearsal & actually suggest that I be there so we all know our parts & placement! I'm happy to work with your Wedding Planner as well.
LET'S MAKE THIS SPECIAL
Couple Consults are questions I ask to find out about you as individuals & a couple.
Personal Vows, Candle Lighting, Stone or Rose Ceremonies. Memorials for those who couldn't be there on your special day. Binding, Sand, Poems, Music are just a few.
Pre-Marital Counseling: Fun, informative classes to insure you start your married life out right by ironing out any kinks and having a plan for when kinks arise. Counseling can range from 1 hour to 8 hours. The couple decides what works best or I can make recommendations.
Making Your Day Special:
You think it, we'll include it or I can suggest something special just for you!
Need help with Personal Vows I got you, just let me know!
Inspiring, Extraordinary, and Truly Unforgettable!
Wedded Unity and Tracey Jester is honored to be chosen for Wedding Wire's 2019 Couples' Choice Awards!
This award recognizes Wedded Unity's commitment to quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.
I am so blessed to get to help couples wedding dreams come true by doing something I love! Thank You for your votes!
Wedded Unity will work with all budgets big or small!
There is no need to pay big for a short & sweet ceremony.
Please call to discuss pricing even if you don't see a package for you!
Special Services, Theme Weddings & Locations Weddings Welcome!
Basically You Show up & Say I DO!
Under 15 Guests/15 miles radius of 17013
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Simply Beautiful made Sweeter!
Over 15 Guests/15 mile or more radius of 17013
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SWEET & BEAUTIFUL!
Simply Beautiful & Perfectly Sweet meet with a Twist!
About your love
Blessing at Reception
Up to 70 mile radius of 17013
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$450 + travel
You wanna take this on the road huh!
Okay, I'm In!
Sweet & Beautiful or any combination!
Just pay for flights/rooms or mileage over 70 mile radius of 17013 and I'm all yours!
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YOU WANT MORE?
Prices subject to discussion.
Oh, so this isn't enough for you?
You want more, you have questions?
You want to make YOUR DAY! YOUR WAY!
Just Say It!
We can add, subtract, divide, do algebra... wait I can't do algebra...
You want something you're not seeing or to change something just let me know!
MICROPHONE & PA SPEAKER SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR A FEE.
Can You Hear Me Now!
I offer a Sound and Speaker System so your Guests can hear every word spoken.
If available I can work with your DJ or Bands sound system as well.
I also offer a podium with a variety of colored satin covers to work with your color theme.
No date is saved without a deposit.
To make a deposit, payment or pay in full please use the following options:
Check or Money Order sent to address on Contract.
Cash *recommended in person only.
PayPal using the following link:
A Real Success
Let's face it, we all run into bumps and potholes in our life. Marriage is no different. But what if we can start your married life out with a plan, a road map to help keep your relationship on track? This can be done in an enlightening, fun couple of hours so your journey together has direction and tools to keep it running smooth when bumps occur.
No need to be shy or embarrassed. It is no different than planning your Wedding or Honeymoon except this is a plan that will last longer than both. LOL
Contact me for more details!
All Packages include Marriage License Services after Ceremony.
What else is there to say?
If you want to add, adjust or customize your Style & Theme...
I'm all for it!
We can adjust prices, discuss prices and make your
WEDDED UNITY................ YOUR DAY! YOUR WAY!
I look forward to working with you!
Tracey Lynn Jester
CONTACT WITH ME TODAY FOR YOUR UPCOMING EVENT!
For faster response please call 717-706-3662.
Please state Date, Time and Location of Wedding (if known) as well as a phone number with a good time to call for faster response.
Tracey Lynn Jester, Wedded Unity
Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA 17013
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN YOU PROVIDE REFERENCES
I sure can!
Just let me know if you would like them.
WHEN WILL THE OFFICIANT ARRIVE
I arrive about an hour or more in advance or when requested.
I arrive early to go over last minute details, to counsel and to ease nerves.
And for Marriage License completion.
I'm here for you!
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS
I sure am!
If you have any questions or would like to meet just email or call!
HOW DO I OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE
Most Marriage Licenses are obtained from the Register of Wills in the County you live in.
I will go over the requirements with you. You will need state issued ID & Social Security Verification.
I will supply you with the Name, Address, Phone Number and Website for your location.
WHAT ABOUT THE MARRIAGE LICENSE
I sign the Marriage License prior to or just after the ceremony.
This can be done privately or during "First Looks" or after Ceremony during pictures which is great for photos ops.
WHO CAN BE OUR WITNESSES
Most Counties do not require witnesses to sign your Marriage License.
If your County does, your witnesses have to be 18 years of age or older.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS
There are no restriction on what I will or will not allow in a ceremony.
It's YOUR DAY!
You can have it YOUR WAY!
CAN WE INCLUDE CHILDREN
CAN WE INCLUDE PETS
As long as you don't want to marry your pet..... Yes!
DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT
A deposit is required to reserve the date and time of your wedding.
No date is saved until a deposit is received due to various requests.
The balance is due anytime prior to the start of the ceremony.
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL CEREMONY LAST
Well I can make it last as long as you want but a typical ceremony last 15-20 minutes.
IS PREMARITAL COUNSELING REQUIRED
I do not require premarital counseling but I do offer it if you'd like.
TYPICAL CEREMONY TIMETABLE
Planning a ceremony timetable to follow for your wedding day should be customized to each individual situation.
The following guidelines for the ceremony timetable assume wedding photos are taken in advance of the ceremony, which is becoming more popular every year.
Two and a half to three hours prior to the ceremony: The bride, her mother, and attendants arrive at the location and begin putting on their makeup, curling their hair, (if not previously done by a professional salon) and dressing. This is expected to take approximately one hour, leaving a full hour, plus, for wedding photographs.
Two hours prior to the ceremony: The florist should arrive with the alter baskets, bouquets, corsages, boutonniere’s, and other assorted wedding flowers. The groom, his parents, and attendants will arrive at the ceremony site and pin on their wedding flowers. The brides father should also arrive at this time if he did not come earlier with the bride and her mother. The ushers will assist in pinning corsages on the mothers and other honored guests who have arrived early for the photography session. Photographs begin at this time especially when you have a large wedding party.
One hour prior to the ceremony: Pre-wedding photos should be completed no later than one hour prior to the ceremony. The bride and her attendants will take this opportunity to freshen makeup, possibly touch up the wedding gown with a puff of steam where it may have wrinkled during the photo session, and take a quick breather. Snack trays are a great idea in the dressing area, but be sure not to include items that will stain or mark clothing. Fresh vegetable trays are a great idea. (You may want to consider forgetting the ranch dressing, as if it is spilled on a garment it will leave a grease mark when quickly spot cleaned).
Forty-five minutes prior to the ceremony: The ushers will want to be certain of the seating arrangements and be available in the vestibule of the church for early arrivers. The best man should see to it that the marriage license has been given to the pastor if it was not done so earlier.
Thirty minutes prior to the ceremony: The organist begins to play the prelude music as the ushers escort guests to their seats.
Ten minutes prior to the ceremony: Time for a final “once over” for the wedding participants.
Five minutes prior to the ceremony: The head usher will escort the groom’s mother to her seat. The groom’s father follows a few feet behind the usher, then takes his seat beside his wife. It lends a nice touch to the wedding for a son to escort his mother down the isle at his brothers wedding whether or not he is the head usher. Mothers have also been escorted to their seat by the groom, when that is the desire of the couple.
Immediately following the seating of the mother of the groom, the brides mother is escorted to her seat. If the ushers are also the grooms attendants, they will now take their place with the wedding party.
Ceremony time: Special music plays as the candle lighting ceremony begins. Music changes to the chosen “processional” as the candle lighters leave the auditorium or find their seats. Also see “The Procession”
The minister, groom and best man step into their places at the front of the church.
The wedding party enters, either as couples or the bridesmaids only, if the groomsmen took their place at the front of the church moments earlier with the groom and best man.
The maid of honor follows behind the bridesmaids, and the flower girl and ring bearer behind her. As everyone takes their places at the front of the church, the organist will change to the music for the bride and her father’s entrance. The congregation will rise in honor of the bride.
What if I start crying?
That's okay, I carry tissue.
What if I can't remember what to say during my vows?
That's why I'm here, I'll help you.
What if I can't remember my personal vows?
You can give me a copy to quietly slip to you.
But truthfully, no one will know if you don't. Just go with your heart!
What if 'things' are not going as planned?
Your Guests will remember the two of you on your wedding day.
Keep a happy attitude, have fun and enjoy your day.
The fact is, the day is about the two of you and your love not about the "things".
You are surrounded by the people that love and know you and they know "things happen".
A positive attitude is everything. And that is what your guests will remember.
Your wedding day is a celebration of your new life together and that is all that needs to 'happen' on your day!
I offer Spanish Interpreter/Translator services if needed. Please let me know if you would like this service. Additional Fee Applies.
DEVOTED TO SATISFACTION
"Tracey is exceptionally professional and wonderful to work with. Definitely would recommend!"
"Tracey is a very fun, loving, and personable person who wants you to get everything you want for your special day and more. Very thoughtful and creative had lots of ideas that never even crossed our minds. Thank you so much for sharing this adventure with us."
"The ceremony was perfect! You truly did such a great job incorporating Michael and myself into our vows. I also love how the tree planting flowed through the rest of the ceremony. So fitting for our personalities. We are so lucky to have found you as our Officiant!”
"Tracey wrote the most beautiful ceremony we have every heard. Everyone was crying and laughing at the same time!
How does that happen?!?
My Guests can't stop talking about how lovely it was."