Dr Kelsey Graham is a 5 Star Officiant and Wedding expert. Utilizing his services means that you do not need a wedding director. In every step of the process, from the wording of YOUR ceremony to choreographing the processional and recessional as well as where the groomsmen and maids of honor stand Dr Graham puts focus on the photography. He arrives early, establishes a working relationship with whomever is providing the music as well as photographers. He takes the time to ensure that each knows the flow of the ceremony and enlightens the photographers and videographers as to what to expect so they are ready for special shots. Realizing that most couples are not familiar with what the possibilities are Dr Graham has many suggestions yet he leaves the choices and decisions totally up to the bride and groom. There are no restrictions as to the amount of time needed to consult with the couple via phone, email, skype or text to ensure that they get exactly the ceremony they want, the way they want it providing the best of memories for their special day. Dr Graham is also willing to stay at receptions to make announcements or offer blessings. The value of his services is clearly shown in the 5 star reviews that he has received over the 5 years and hundreds of weddings he has officiated over.Initial face to face consultations are provided free of charge and subsequent meetings are available at reasonable cost.Dr Graham has two associate wedding ministers who he personally trained and are ordained with his non-denominational church. Rest assured that if you choose to book Dr Graham, regardless of personal emergency or unforseen situations that occur in all our lives one of Dr Graham's expert wedding ministers will be there to ensure your wedding takes place just the way you want it.
Dr Graham host a wedding radio show every Monday evening at 7PM CST that can be listened to anywhere in the world at http://alabamaweddingrado.com. Each week a wedding vendor pro is interviewed so that you can hear them before you contact them. Archived shows can be found in the Alabama Wedding Radio Vendor Interview link above right.
Dr Graham is also avalable for speaking engaements on a variety of subjects to suit your needs. Dr Graham's first public speaking engagement took place at the ripe old age of 7.
Fees and Costs
Booking Fee and Deposit Requirements:
A non-refundable booking fee is required to secure a time and date commitment for your wedding. It may be paid by check or money order paid to, Dr Kelsey Graham, P.O. Box 282, Springville, AL 35146 or by debit or credit card If you mail a check be sure to also mail names,date,time, and location so I can post the deposit paid on my calendar. This fee is normally paid to Dr. Graham after the initial wedding plan discussion is complete to secure your date and time. This is especially needed May through October and for any holiday weekend. Reasonable e-mails, and telephone calls from brides and grooms with questions about their wedding are welcomed prior to booking. A personal meeting is encouraged when possible. Dr. Graham is available most weekdays and evenings. Smaller weddings may require a smaller fee, which is determined on a case by case basis by Dr.Graham. Without a deposit your time and date is not secure. Be sure you have enough funds to cover a check. An NSF check will add additional fees and does not book my services. A bad check cancels your service automatically. Dr. Graham must be telephoned the week of the wedding to confirm the wedding is on. Also please notify Dr. Graham of any cancellations so he can remove the time from his calendar. Call 205-473-1932. Please call the day of the wedding so I know you have a license and are ready for the marriage service.
A minimum honorarium fee will be quoted based upon our initial consultation and the location and times of the rehearsal and ceremony. Normally this is paid in advance of the wedding unless a rehearsal is also included when payment is expected by or at the rehearsal. There is an additional minimum $100.00 fee for rehearsals. We gladly do a walk through Rehearsal, Parking, travel, or other special expenses are additional costs and expected to be paid by the couple before the ceremony begins. Weddings on a Holiday are up to double the regular rate depending on time and location.
Dr. Graham and his associate ministers do conduct rehearsals and gladly participates in any rehearsal or rehearsal dinner prior to a wedding service, as a Minister, when open. All fees due for the rehearsal and wedding ceremony should be paid at the rehearsal. Dr.Graham and his team are also wedding planners and directors. If you need instructions on the processional or any planning details please simply ask and also click on the WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST tab under the CEREMONIES tab of this web site. We can provide, microphones, or other services. In our initial consultation we will discuss your needs.
Click here to visit Marriage Preparation Online. for an outline of how to plan a wedding.
To ensure that each couple is ready for the ceremony a telephone call to Dr. Graham the night or morning before the wedding is required.
Please call and communicate you have a license and there are no changes in plans as close to the wedding as possible, 205-473-1932
Wedding ceremonies in paid locations must be paid by the couple including any fees for the Officiant to park or enter such as Theme Parks or Festivals. Any special setting that may require him to remain for several hours also may incur additional costs depending on the amount of time required.
If travel is expected out of the area, the bride and groom are expected to pay all hospitality and transportation expenses for the Minister. A cost will be discussed for the travel at the booking. Any wedding outside the Birmingham AL area must be fully discussed and may include travel costs.
Courtesy dictates that you contact the Minister about changes or cancellations and keep him well informed as to your plans. A booking information form is provided below to let him know how to contact the couple if necessary. Either copy and paste this form into your e-mail or print it out then mail the info in. Please be sure he has your phone number and contact information as soon as possible in case of changes and questions. Until this information is received the wedding is not booked or placed on the calendar.
Dr Kelsey Graham has several Associate Ministers that can assist on dates Dr. Graham is not open. All have assisted in other areas of Dr Graham Ministries and are currently registered to perform marriages in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. If Dr. Graham for some reason due to accident or illness cannot make a scheduled appointment one of them will be there. He will arrange for them to help out when necessary.
Dr. Kelsey Graham
P.O. Box 282
Springville, AL 35146
Booking Form Information
(Copy and Paste In E-mail)
Paid to Dr Kelsey Graham
Wedding Day: __________ Date_________ Time_______________
COUPLE’S NAMES: _______________________________________________
Contact Info: Home Phone________________________Local Phone: ____________
Minister to Attend Rehearsal: Yes_______No______Date_________________
Rehearsal Location __________________Date and Time _____________
Address: ______________________ Phone._______________________
CEREMONY TYPE: Religious: ____ Spiritual: ______________Civil__________:
CEREMONY READINGS: _________________________________________ Vows___________________________________________________________
Estimated Fees: _______Deposit Paid_________ Due:_________
PARTIES MUST SECURE A LICENSE FROM STATE BEFORE CEREMONY PERFORMED
Service provided upon payment in advance only. I understand that if services are cancelled, deposits are NOT REFUNDABLE. Fees are based upon amount of service time and services provided. Arrangement to pay all fees must be before ceremony. No deposit or agreement received no services rendered.
Total Fees: _________Deposit Paid__________ Balance Due: ___________