Elaine Baskin Justice of the Peace Worcester, MA
My varied background has allowed me to think out of the box. I began as a middle school teacher Then transitioned to life as a COBOL programmer. Leaving computers, I received Certification in Gerontology and began working with senior centers, with the blind, and with hospice. Next, I ventured into real estate primarily as a property manager. After 13 years, I slid into retirement and now volunteer in several places. I will always be a Justice of the Peace.
It is a happy day for everyone. The ceremony is written. The guests are arriving and I know that they will witness a unique ceremony for two special people. I answer questions and sometimes hear family secrets. I'm pleased to be involved is this special day.
Wedding Ceremonies are fun to plan. It is my responsibility to use those plans to create the wedding ceremony that is perfect for the couple. I appreciate the trust to make the day perfect. Being a Justice of the Peace means helping a couple start life together. We work together to create a unique ceremony that uses their ideas and my experience.
A JP will officiate at your wedding, complete and return your marriage license as required by Massachusetts.
You should know the date of your marriage and the location. These may be flexible, but are guides to the availability of the JP. I ask that you complete a short contract for my records and include a deposit that seals our working together. I then reserve the date and time for you.
Every part of your wedding ceremony reflects you as individuals and as a couple.
These are some of these parts that enhance your ceremony.
I encourage incorporating old family traditions and creating new ones.
As part of the ceremony, I will help your attendants to be comfortable. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will receive all the attention they need prior to the ceremony. The Maid of Honor will know when to take the bride's bouquet and when to straighten the bride's gown. She will know where to stand and when to follow the newly married couple away from the ceremony site.
Whether your ceremony is interfaith, same sex, a first marriage for both, or not, I will work with you to make your wedding day one to remember. I am flexible and looking forward to helping you with your exciting day.
Each ceremony is individual to the couple marrying. Almost anything can be incorporated into the ceremony.
The CEREMONY begins with a welcome to guests,
and a discussion of marriage.
Often followed by music, a poem, or other contribution by family or friend.
There is an EXCHANGE of VOWS
and a bit more CEREMONY.
RINGS are exchanged
followed by the
Pronouncement of MARRIAGE.
This is for a couple wanting to be legally married quickly. Often a larger ceremony will be held later
The ceremony will include several attendants, sand pouring, glass breaking, family introduction and more. The ceremony is written specifically for the couple.
Much the same as the $200.00 ceremony with more input and more personal meetings. The ceremony may be anywhere in Massachusetts. Tolls, parking, and other specific expenses included
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