FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Can we bring in our own flowers or change the decorations?
A: We don't mind your bringing in fake flower arrangements, but real flowers tend to stain our backdrops and carpeting. Therefore, we do not allow any real flowers or petals. We will allow different colored chair sashes to be brought in, but the original ones need to be put back on after your ceremony.
Q: Can we bring in our own officiant?
Q: We paid for more guests than ended up coming. Can we get a refund?
Q: If we paid for an elopement package, but decide to bring more than 8 guests, can we just pay the extra for an upgrade?
A: Yes, you can pay the additional $75 for an upgrade to the Wedding package.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of guests we can bring?
A: Yes. The maximum number of guests you may bring is 16.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: All credit and debit cards, Paypal, Paypal Credit and Cash. If paying with cash, please bring the exact amount as we are not able to make change.
Q: How many witnesses do we need?
A: The state of Missouri requires 2. Jackson County does not, but we recommend having at least one witness signature on all Jackson County licenses. It is a good idea to bring witnesses with you.
Q: Do you charge extra for rehearsals?
A: We do not charge for rehearsals at our chapel because none are required. All ceremonies at our chapel are short. When we travel for a Mobile Officiant service, we do not charge for rehearsals. We show up 30 minutes before the ceremony to do a quick "walk through". As we do not do super formal ceremonies, this is all that is generally required.
Q: What if I have a panic attack right on the spot and can't make it through my ceremony?
A: This wouldn't be the first time one of our couples has experienced this problem. First, we will quietly ask if both parties consent to the marriage. If they do, we will offer options, such as going to the other chapel to privately say vows with no guests, or even just doing the paperwork. Couple also has the option to come privately, with no guests, at another time to finish saying their vows to each other. For couples that may anticipate this problem, we highly recommend doing your ceremony in candlelight - the low lighting helps ease anxiety and if speaking out loud is an issue just let us know - we can help make your ceremony work regardless of the situation. We also cater to Special Needs couples and couples with disabilities. ere.
Q: Can you recommend an inexpensive place for us to have a reception?
A: Yes! A lot of our couples come to our chapel for a small, intimate wedding and then invite more people for the reception. Some ideas for affordable reception venues include the many American Legions, Civic Centers, apartment club houses, community centers, restaurants that have separate areas or rooms that can be reserved for larger parties, picnic shelters (can be reserved from KC Parks & Rec website here), the Elks Club and you can call many of the local churches to see if they will rent their space (where they host their pancake breakfasts!). If you would like some recommendations for DJ's and other vendors please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with our favorites!
Q: Oh NO! We made a huge mistake and realized we didn't want to get married
after all! Can you tear up our marriage license so it doesn't get filed?
A: No, we must file every marriage license that we sign. However, you may be
able to get an annulment which is less expensive and faster than a divorce.
To qualify for an annulment you must meet certain criteria which are the following: BIGAMY, UNDER AGE, KINSHIP, LACK OF CAPACITY, COMMON LAW MARRIAGE, DURESS or FRAUD. Here is a link to get the paperwork filled out by a third party: annulment In KANSAS you need to fill out a worksheet for the annulment which can be found HERE Instructions for MISSOURI are HERE