ruth ellen hasser wedding officiant

Services and Fees

Weddings, Elopements, & Vow Renewals

wedding st louisCouples who choose my services want something more than a cookie-cutter, fill-the-name-in-the-blank ceremony. They want a ceremony that is unique, personalized, and from the heart.

The fees for most personalized ceremonies range from $350 – $550. The fee varies from couple to couple, based on the length and complexity of your ceremony, travel requirements, and the location and date of the ceremony. The pricing for your ceremony will reflect the time spent making sure that your wedding ceremony is customized, personalized, and just the way you want it.

What you get for your money is the confidence that comes with knowing that you have hired an experienced and professional wedding officiant with excellent credentials and references. I will work with you and for you to create a truly beautiful and meaningful wedding ceremony.

My services include careful preparation of your ceremony script, rehearsal for the ceremony when needed, as well as officiating at the ceremony itself. I will consult with your musicians/DJ/videographer/wedding planner and venue staff as needed, and I will be available to you by phone, text, and email throughout the process of preparing for your big day.

2018 Wedding Ceremony Packages

$575 – $650           Customized, Personalized, and More ***

     Twenty – thirty-minute ceremony, rehearsal and two meetings with Ruth.

$475 – $550           Customized & Personalized ***  MOST POPULAR

Twenty – thirty minutes, one meeting with Ruth, rehearsal at the couples’ discretion.

$350 – $450           Customized ***

Ten – fifteen minutes, one meeting with Ruth, no rehearsal.

$100 – $250             Elopement

Five – ten minutes, no rehearsal.

 *** Includes unlimited ceremony script consultations, revisions, and updates; research and resource material; consultations with your musicians / DJ / photographer / wedding planner and venue staff as needed; officiating at the ceremony, and processing the license.

Travel Clause When driving more than 25 miles from St. Louis per round trip, there is an additional charge of .50 cents per mile. The Couple is responsible for all additional costs incurred by the Officiant for travel, meals, and lodging. The Officiant does not travel outside the Metro area for rehearsals.

To learn more about my services, fill out the Contact form and I will respond within 24 hours, except for weekends and holidays.

Otherwise, call or text me at 314-322-0906, or email me at

Other Ceremonies for Couples

I am available for other ceremonies for couples, including Divorce Ceremonies.
Call or text me at 314-322-0906 or use the form on my Contact page to learn more about these ceremonies.

Funerals, Memorials, and Life Tributes

When someone you love has died, you want to remember them with honesty and dignity. Working with family members, I can create a personalized and customized service that will honor the life and memory of the one who has died.

For more information, go to, call or text me at 314-322-0906, or use the form on my Contact page.