Apostle Dr. Carl Welliver, DD, PhD is available to officiate wedding services.
Pastor Carl meets with each couple to discuss their particular wants and their ceremony particulars.
Whether you are getting married or renewing your vows.
Church of Faith conducts custom wedding ceremonies in the the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, and Rhode Island (other jurisdictions pending).
We specialize in personalized, civil, non-denominational weddings or spiritual wedding ceremonies. The ceremonies are custom written for and with the couples needs and desires in mind.
Your simple yet elegant custom marriage ceremony may be performed at a location of your choice. We will perform your wedding ceremony at our offices, your home, reception hall, cottage, public garden or park, museum, restaurant, hotel, church, or any other location which may be meaningful and special to you.
Our wedding officials will meet with you to discuss and implement your vision of your ceremony. We will send you a sample ceremony to work with, and you may personalize the ceremony to reflect your own style, values, and personal spirituality. Of course you may desire to craft your own vows, and include others in the ceremony (especially children).
We will share our many wedding resources and ideas with you, to ensure that together we can build a wedding ceremony that you will remember and treasure forever. After all, we know that your goal is to have a memorable and stress-free wedding ceremony. Our professional wedding officials know this, and we are focused to support you, and help you and your guests experience your perfect day... your way.
We will also provide you with a Certificate of Marriage or Certificate of Renewal of Marriage suitable for framing, and a printout of the text of your personalized vows and ceremony.
We invite you to browse this web site for more information and we look forward to participating in your special day. If you have immediate questions or need information and pricing on our various wedding packages, please contact us via e-mail, or phone us today at 781-721-1955.
The following are just simple basic examples of services, all of our services are written with the special needs and requests of the Bride and Groom. We will work with you to come up with what is the perfect ceremony for your special day.
A Sample of A Civil Ceremony:
To the Couple: We are gathered together here to unite this man ____________ and this
woman____________ in the bonds of matrimony.
To the Groom: Do you take _________ to be your lawfully wedded wife? If so answer " I DO"
To the Bride: Do you take ___________ to be your lawfully wedded husband? If so answer "I DO"
The minister states: By the authority vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts I pronounce you husband and wife.
The minister states: Dearly Beloved and Honored Guests: We are gathered here this day in the sight of God and the company assembled to witness the giving and receiving of these marriage vows.
Marriage is an institution ordained of God and is not to be entered into lightly or in jest and only after much consideration.
To the Groom: Do you __________take this woman _________to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in heath, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping your solely unto her for as long as you both shall live? If so, answer " I DO"
To the Bride: Do you ________take this man _________to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and health, to love, honor and obey, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself solely unto him for as long as you both shall live? If so, answer " I DO "
The minister states: If there be anyone present who may show just and lawful cause why this couple may not be legally wed, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.
(Giving or exchanging of rings)
By the authority vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts I pronounce you man and wife and what God hath joined together, let no man nor woman put asunder. You may kiss the bride.
The minister states: I stand before this couple this day to unite them in the bonds of matrimony. If there be anyone present that may present just and lawful cause why these two individuals may not be lawfully wed, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.
To the Groom: Do you take __________ as you wedded wife?
If so, answer "I DO"
To the Bride: Do you take __________ as your wedded husband?
If so, answer "I DO"
(the giving of one or two rings)
The minister states: By the authority vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
If you are looking for something to make your ceremony different then we have a few ideas for you.
We also work with a variety of service providers that can help with the planning of your special event, including Photographers, Disk Jockeys, Caterers, Function Halls, Hotels & Restaurants that will help to make your day stress free and truly a day to remember.
REQUIREMENTS TO MARRY IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
1. The Couple must be 18 years old or older
2. The Officiant must be recognized by the Commonwealth
3. Couple must have a valid Marriage License issued by the city or town* (visit your City or Town Clerk's Office)
●Both Parties Must Go
●Bring Proof of Age (Birth Certificate)
●Fill out Application of Intent to Marry
*Does not have to be the city or town in which you live or in which you are getting married. There is a (3) day waiting period before you can pick up your license, and the license is valid for (60) days
4. Verify all information is correct when you pick up the license.
Your Marriage License must be retained by the Officiant so that it can be returned to the City or Town from which it was issued. The City / Town Clerk upon receipt stamps the license, this is the process that actually makes your marriage official. You can then pick up a copy of your license from the City / Town Clerks Office for a small fee.
As mentioned above, we do provide the couple with a Certificate of Marriage or Certificate of Renewal of Marriage that will be signed by the Officiant and your witnesses. We also will give you an attractive printed copy of your Wedding Ceremony.
The Officiant should receive your marriage license before the ceremony begins. It is the responsibility of the Officiant to make sure that the Marriage License has not expired as required by state laws.
We recommended that you put the Marriage License and appropriate fee for the balance due for your service in an envelope that should be held by the best man to be given to the officiant before the ceremony is to begin so that the information can be reviewed before the ceremony.
Your Officiant is available to attend your rehearsal, but only at your request. Although most couples choose to have a rehearsal now a days they are not required. The charge for the Officiant to attend the rehearsal is $100.00 in addition to the fee for the wedding service.
Each couple are individuals, and as such, their vows are as unique as they are. The Officiant can meet with the couple during the pre-nuptial meeting to discuss their wants and needs for their particular vows. This pre-nuptial conference can be done in person ($50.00 Charge to be paid at the time of the conference) or it can be done by phone appointment for free. We can incorporate readings from family members and friends, we can involve children in various areas of the service. It is Your Day, and we will work with you to write a ceremony with dignity and respect of your wants and needs. Our ceremonies are non-denominational. Our services are all warm, special, loving, and meaningful. Although we also offer religious ceremonies for those that desire them.
Do We Need Rings?
Although not required to solemnize the ceremony, most couples choose to have rings as it is traditional. But, the choice is completely up to you as to whether you want a single ring, double ring, or no ring ceremony.
For a couple to renew their Marriage Vows is a special event. Reconfirming one's love for another. These services are becoming more and more popular. Upon the completion of this service we will give you a Certificate of Renewal of Marriage The cost for this service is $175.00. This fee is due and payable in cash prior to the service being performed. We will perform this service at no charge for active duty military personnel being deployed. Reconfirm your love and commitment before you leave.
Fees For Services
Officiating a Wedding Service $250.00
$75.00 Non-Refundable Deposit to Hold Date
Balance Due in Cash Before Service Begins
Private Services Performed in our
Stoneham MA locations $175.00
Renewing Wedding Vows $175.00
In Person Pre-Nuptial Conference $ 50.00
Phone Conference NO CHARGE
Attending Rehearsal Party $100.00
Pre-Marital Counseling Sessions $350.00