"Creating the Wedding of Your Dreams"
Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles County

Wedding Minister | Wedding Planner | Wedding Officiant


When should we hire an officiant?

Contracting your officiant should be near the top of the list, fairly soon after choosing a date and having a location. Unfortunately, a lot of couples wait until they are a couple of weeks from their day and find most officiants are already booked. Although some officiants can occasionally fit a late notice ceremony into their ceremony, it is a major risk; which leaves the couple frustrated and having to settle for whoever is available.


What is the process, once we have selected you as our officiant?

Once you decide to have Reverend Ken Craft officiate at your wedding ceremony, he will meet with you and help personally craft the wedding of your dreams. He will go over various options and components to have as part of your ceremony. After your informal meeting, I Reverend Ken Craft will create the ceremony outline and email it to you for your approval.

Do we have to have a rehearsal?

Quite simply, no. With that said, it is recomended to have a rehearsal if your wedding party includes attendants, family, special actions, etc; and, if you desire having a smooth procession and ceremony. The more participants, the more you need to have a rehearsal.

We only want a simple little wedding and have no need for all the extras, do you do those?

We gladly perform all ceremonies, from the simple to the elaborate. Rev. Ken Craft has performed ceremonies in living rooms, with only the couple and witnesses present; as well as performing in some of the largest venues the area has to offer.

We are rather daring and have some ideas for an "out of the ordinary" wedding. Do you perform those?

This question is not a simple yes or no. It depends on what is involved; but, typically, these are well within our range. Call us and discuss it, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that Reverend Ken Craft not only will perform the ceremony but may offer suggestions to make it even further out of the ordinary.

We are not real sure what we want, can you help us?

Most definitely. We take the time to understand and listen to you, then we offer suggestions and tips, as well as helping you find a location if so desired. Often times a couple simply wants to put the entire ceremony in our hands, which we gladly accept responsibility.

We are not involved in any religion and would prefer a non-religious ceremony, does that offend you?

Reverend Ken Craft performs as many non-religious ceremonies as he does religious. He takes no offense and they are given the same detailed attention as a religious wedding.

We have children from previous marriages/relationships and want them included. Can that be done?

Most definitely. Children of the bride or groom can easily be included into the ceremony. There are several options for this; from the simple mentioning/recognizing them within the ceremony, to a more formal family union with the presentation of a gift, momento, etc. We deal with this situation quite frequently and can offer suggestions or include your own specifically desired action.

Do we have to deal with the marriage license after the ceremony?

Once you have applied and received the license, your job is done - except to give it to Reverend Ken Craft. This is usually done just prior to the ceremony. Once the ceremony is completed, Reverend Ken Craft will certify the license with his signature. On the first business day after the ceremony, your license will be mailed to the appropriate court clerk.

How do we pay you?

You can pay in cash or check either before or after the ceremony.


Should the officiant be given a tip?

Gratuities are a method for someone to extend an extra bit of thanks to a service professional for a job well done. We gladly accept them, but they are never expected nor solicited.

Your Dream Day Is Waiting!!!


Ken Craft, Minister

For more information
cell phone: 805.279.3055