Pastor Bob Tousey
It's your wedding day! One of the most important days of your life and probably one you have been dreaming about for many years.
Rev. Bob is a Christian wedding minister who has officiated hundreds of Christian weddings since his ordination in 2001.
Rev. Bob is flexible in working with you in designing a memorable and loving ceremony. There are only three guidelines Rev. Bob suggests. First, that the ceremony is dignified. Second, That Jesus Christ is present and finally, that the ceremony expresses the couples feelings for each other.
A wedding ceremony is only limited by the couple's imagination. A ceremony can be held in a church, outdoors, in a family home. It can include children. It can include a unity candle, sand ceremony, hand ceremony. We can offer communion, or we can not offer communion. We can have Biblical readings or a talk. It is your wedding. We offer a booklet of suggestions to help the ceremony planning process but we are not limited by what is included in it. Rev. Bob works with every couple to make the ceremony a personal and special one.
Please take a few moments and review the ceremony section of this website to get some ideas on how we can begin to put together a touching and memorable ceremony for you.
If you choose Rev. Bob as your officiant you can expect:
1. An experienced professional Officiant;
2. At least one face to face meeting to get to know each other;
3. An electronic copy of the Ceremony planner;
4. Ceremony planning either in person or via our on line website
5. Draft and revisions of ceremony sent to you;
6. Final ceremony sent to all vendors who will be participating in the ceremony;
7. Reliable and professional back up in the unlikely event Rev. Bob has a last minute emergency (since 2001 this has happened only once when Rev. Bob was hospitalized);
8. Coordination & direction of the rehearsal if needed;
9. Filing of the marriage license with the Clerk of the Court after the wedding. Please note under the law you are the only one who can apply for and obtain your marriage license. In Maryland, the marriage license must be obtained from the county in which the wedding will take place. The license is valid for 6 months and there is a 2 day waiting period. So don't wait until last minute.
In the District of Columbia licenses are obtained from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Moultrie Courthouse 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 4485 Washington, D.C. 20001 You must wait 3 full days between the application for a marriage license and when it can be issued. Do not wait until last minute in D.C. as delays do occur !! The District of Columbia web site does not state how long marriage licenses are valid so please check with the Clerk of the Court. In both Maryland and the District of Columbia a Judge can waive the waiting period but it is not routine and I would not recomend relying on a waiver as it could be denied. In Virginia, marriage licenses can be obtained from any Circuit Court in the Commonwealth are valid for 60 days and there is no waiting period. In West Virginia, residents obtain the marriage license in the county they reside, non residents should consult the Clerk of the Court in the county in which they are to be married. There is no waiting period to obtain a license in West Virginia. Licenses are valid for 60 days.