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Wedding Ceremony Reviews

Here are the things are happy customers have to say about their wedding ceremonies with Dave.

“That was so much more than I expected. I just thought you were doing to come, say a few words, and sign our marriage license.”

– Mike T

Happy couples love the ceremony and words that Dave speaks…

“That was so good. You’ve gotta keep that one. (Pointing to the pages that contained the words I spoke at the wedding ceremony).

– Gary

Even the guests love the ceremonies because they are simple, concise, yet extremely touching.

Can you perform my wedding ceremony?

– Guest at Maria’s wedding

Couples are often surprised by the extra things I do to help them out

“Really? You’ll deliver that for me?

– Gabriel

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If you’re interested in booking a wedding ceremony with Dave, go ahead and fill out the form below to see if the date you are planning your special day is available…

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If you are in a hurry, you can call Dave directly at (727) 249-4022, but it’s still good to fill out the form below so that we have all your information already on file.

Wedding Ceremony FAQs

Question 1: Will you travel to my wedding location and do you charge extra for it?

My fee includes travel, for both the rehearsal and wedding anywhere in Pinellas, Pasco, or Hillsborough county. There are no extra fees. The price you see is what you’ll pay. If you want me to officiate your wedding anywhere else, just let me know where the wedding venue is going to be and we’ll give you a quote.

Question 2: What if you’re sick on the day of my wedding?

This has never happened, but I do have licensed and experienced colleagues who I know would be happy to take my place and will knock your ceremony out of the park as well as I would. Your ceremony will already be completely prepared by me, of course. All they have to do is step in and perform your wedding ceremony based on the love story that you and I have already created together.

Question 3: What if our wedding venue doesn’t allow a rehearsal?

I highly recommend having a rehearsal so everyone is prepared for the big day and already knows what to do and where to go when the time comes. That’s why I include it in my services! Don’t worry if your venue is not available for the rehearsal! All we need is a space where we can practice standing in a line and walking down a mock aisle. We can do this just about anywhere like a city park, a living room, a party room, or even a restaurant. Our goal is to make sure everyone is as relaxed as possible on your special wedding day. Rehearsing beforehand – no matter where we do it – will go a long way towards giving everyone the confidence they need to perform their very best.

Question 4: How and when do I pay for your wedding services?

We’ll schedule a time to chat about what you want in your wedding ceremony at no charge to you. If you decide to book me, I’ll send you a link to the online payment portal or your choice (Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Cashapp, etc). You can even pay by credit card if you like. All I ask for upfront is a 50% booking deposit as a retainer to save the date and time you want. Then you can send me the remaining 50% after you have the draft of your ceremony script and it’s almost complete. Then I’ll finish building out your story, we’ll edit it along with you so you can suggest changes, and we’ll reach out to your friends and family for some final input for the finishing touches.

Question 5: Do we apply for our marriage license or do you?

Florida requires the couple to show up in person at the County Clerk’s to apply for a marriage license. You and your fiancee cannot apply absentee, by proxy, or through power of attorney. You can fill out the application online (for Pinellas and Pasco counties) and print it off to take in with you. You’ll need to show ID and provide basic personal information like name, date of birth, social security number, marital history, etc, as well as pay a license fee. You won’t have to take a blood test in the state of Florida. Once you have the marriage license in hand, you can give it to me and I’ll take care of everything for you from there. Here are some links to help you.

Question 6: When Will I Get My Marriage License And How Long is It Good For?

You will receive your marriage license immediately when you apply, but if you are a Florida resident, you’ll have to wait three days to tie the knot. Although the waiting period can be waived if you have completed a premarital counseling course or by asking a county judge to overturn the waiting period. Your marriage license is good for up to 90 days.

Question 7: Do I Have To Apply In The County Where I Get Married And Do I Have To Be A Florida Resident?

No, there are no residency requirements to get a Florida marriage license, and it’s good anywhere in the state of Florida. So, you can apply for a marriage license in one county but get married in another. However, your license must be returned to the Clerk in the county where it was applied for.

Question 8: How Much Does A Marriage License Cost In Florida?

Check with your county clerk to find out the current fees, but as of the last time I checked, they ran between $80 – $90 some dollars. I did call the Pasco County Clerk today and they quoted me $83.00. Different websites will quote different prices depending on when they were written, so it’s best to check directly with the source. It’s also worth noting that you get a discount on your marriage license and the waiting period is waived if you take a premarital course. The courses typically run between $10 – $30 dollars.

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Choose Your Wedding Service

Welcome to Dave Bailey’s wedding services page where you can choose the level of service you would like for your weddinb budget. We currently have 3 levels of wedding service you can choose from. But don’t hesitate to contact us if you need something different based on your circumstances or needs.

Deluxe Full Ceremony

ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE includes: This is our top-level package with no-holds barred where I will do everything in my power to make your wedding ceremony the best experience possible by guiding you along each step of the journey as you head to the altar.

  • Wedding Officiant authorized to legalize weddings (me!).
  • No limit on number of guests.
  • In-person, one-hour “wedding workshop” to collaborate and craft every detail of the ceremony.
  • Peace of mind knowing word-for-word what I’m going to say on the day.
  • Complete shared access to your ceremony script.
  • Continuous phone/email contact with me.
  • Writing your love story and telling it in your ceremony.
  • Your total control over the final draft with unlimited script revisions.
  • Complete rehearsal at a location of your choice at/near your wedding venue.
  • Arrival at your wedding at least 30 minutes early.
  • Legal handling and registration of your marriage.
  • Fuel/travel to your ceremony in the region.
  • Performance and orchestration of your ceremony.
  • A backup officiant should I be unable to perform the ceremony.
  • A ceremony experience that will wow you both and thrill your guests!
  • Applicable taxes.

You investment in the Deluxe Full Ceremony is $849.

The Deluxe Full Wedding Ceremony includes everything in the Classic Traditional, PLUS the wedding workshop to craft your ceremony with you, shared access so you can make changes anytime, I’ll write and tell your love story in your wedding ceremony, and includes a rehearsal at the location of your choice (near the wedding venue).

Classic Traditional Wedding Ceremony

The Classic Traditional Wedding Ceremony allows for an unlimited number of guests, phone and email contact with your wedding officiant, the performance and orchestration of a classic traditional wedding according to your wishes and traditions, as well as a back up officiant if needed.

  • Wedding Officiant authorized to legalize weddings (me!).
  • No limit on number of guests.
  • Phone and email contact with Officiant to discuss details of your Ceremony.
  • Unlimited and continuous phone/email contact with me.
  • A copy of your classic ceremony script sent to you before your wedding. Peace of mind knowing word-for-word what I’m going to say on the day.
  • Arrival at your wedding venue at least 30 minutes early.
  • Fuel/travel to your ceremony within the region.
  • Legal handling and registration of your marriage.
  • Performance and orchestration of your ceremony.
  • A backup officiant should I be unable to perform the ceremony.
  • Applicable taxes.

Your Investment in the Traditional Classic Wedding Ceremony is $649

Simple Elopement Wedding Ceremony

If you just want a simple wedding at home or somewhere quiet with just a few close friends or family members, the Simple Elopement Wedding Ceremony may be the option for you.

  • Wedding Officiant authorized to legalize weddings (me!).
  • You may invite 6 guests, including your two witnesses.
  • Phone and email contact with Officiant to discuss details of your Ceremony.
  • A copy of your classic ceremony script sent to you before your wedding.
  • Fuel/travel to your ceremony within the region.
  • Legal handling and registration of your marriage.
  • Full service including signings approximately 15 minutes.
  • Applicable taxes.

Your investment in the Simple Elopement Wedding Ceremony is $349

Have the wedding you want!


Let’s Create The Wedding You Want!

Are you looking for a heartwarming and captivating ceremony for your wedding by someone who will tell your love story? Do you want it to include all the details about your romance that you want – and none of the things you don’t? Do you think your wedding should actually be about… the two of you?

If so, that’s what I do. I’ll tell your love story in a way your wedding guests will love. We’ll make them laugh. We’ll make them shed a tear or two. And we’ll give them an unforgettable wedding experience.

Hey I’m David. I’m a wedding officiant in Tarpon Springs, Florida. And I can’t wait to create the ceremony that will compliment your perfect wedding day.

I’ll work with you to create an event your guests will remember like the day you’ve always dreamed of by helping you and guiding you by doing the following things…


Together, we’ll create a personalized wedding from the details you tell me about how you met your soulmate and the journey you two have ben on together.

“Personalized” means (and this is the best part!) I’m not going to tell rehased quotes and phrases and platitudes out of a can that I pulled off the internet or reuse the same old lines that I used from the wedding I did the week before.

There’s magic in how you two met and got engaged. There’s beauty in the way you both live and love each other. And we’re going to create even more magic in telling your family and friends about your romantic, love story on your special wedding day.


Together we’ll create a customized wedding ceremony that is meaningful to the two of you.

“Customized” means that from the welcome to the vows to the ring exchange, all the way to the pronouncement and everything else along the way.

I will guide you through your wedding ceremony options and we’ll work on it together in a personal wedding planning session. You’ll get the amazing marriage ceremony you’ve always dreamed of.


Together we’ll officiate and legalize your marriage so you don’t have any issues or worries.

“Legalized” means I’m certified with the clerk of court to register your marriage and fulfill all obligations as a lawful officiant.

Your paperwork is handled and filed according to state regulations, and you get peace of mind knowing that your marriage is fully legalized.

All you have to do is apply for a marriage license and give it to me on your wedding day. I’ll take care of everything else from there.

I’ll make sure it’s signed and stamped correctly. I’ll make sure that witnesses sign in the right places. And I will return it to the county clerk’s office in the appropriate county on time so that it gets recorded.

All you have to do is show up on your wedding day and enjoy yourselves.

“David makes your wedding ceremony unforgettable.”

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