Baby Baptismal, Naming, Adoption or Blessing Ceremony $250

Travel:
Mileage fee applies for venues over 15 miles from officiants residence (Beacon). For every mile from Beacon is $2.00 one way.
For weddings and rehearsals in NYC and LI an additional $100 surcharge is added to cover traveling time, bridge and parking fees.

The arrival of a child into your life, is a time for celebration. If you are not of a religious denomination, but would like to celebrate the birth of a new baby, or the addition of children to your family, this ceremony is for you.I will help you and your partner create a ceremony which is reflective of your new arrival.I will spend time getting to know you and your child and will tailor your ceremony accordingly. I would encourage you to include your cultural, spiritual and personal beliefs. It is also a great idea to have friends and family included in you ceremony.

The structure of a naming ceremony is as follows:

Introduction by the Celebrant

Readings/Poems

Naming of the Child

Promises of the Parent(s)

Promises of the Guardian(s)

Readings/Poems

Closing Words

Additional components, which can be included:

Reasons for the choice of name

Acknowledgement of friends and family

Naming of Guardians

Acknowledgement of Absent family members

Planting a tree/ Releasing balloons

If you have any enquiries please contact me by phone or email or use my contact form here.