Frequently Asked Questions

If I don't have a site for your wedding ceremony, can you suggest or provide a site?

Yes. I am able to help you locate a suitable venue for your ceremony. I am also the pastor of a small church in Troutdale where you are welcome to be wed.

What are your fees?

I charge a fee based on the number of times we meet, and whether a rehearsal is included. I will send you my Ceremony Options and Fees upon request. It is an honor to officiate your ceremony and I will work with you to keep my services within your budget. I believe in giving back to the community and will donate 5% of what I receive to the Multnomah County Humane Society.

How long have you been performing weddings? Why do you do them?

I began performing weddings in 2001 and have officiated services for more than 125 couples. Upon leaving the position of Associate Pastor at a church in Boise, Idaho, where I had served for 15 years, I launched Weddings by Pastor Sandi. I enjoy working with the couple and their families, blending ideas and personalities, working through difficult decisions and crafting a beautiful ceremony where the bride and groom feel that they have expressed the depth of their commitment to each other, and the guests feel welcomed and honored to have participated in the ceremony.

Do I have sample wording/ceremonies/readings to show you?

I have a packet that I will share with you from which you can choose the wording for the various components of the service. Of course you are welcome to supplement my material with material that you have found elsewhere or written yourselves.

Will I let you specify ceremony details such as music, readings, and vows? Can you include religious touches in a secular ceremony and secular touches in a religious ceremony?


Are you available for the rehearsal, and what is your role at the rehearsal?

I enjoy attending the rehearsal. It gives me a chance to get to know the families. If you are not working with a coordinator, I will oversee the rehearsal and make sure that everyone is comfortable with his or her roles. It is best to schedule an hour and a half for the rehearsal.

Do you have references?

Please see my web site, for a list of thank you notes from couples for whom I have officiated services. You might also read my reviews on Yelp, and Google Ads and Thumbtack.

Do you offer other ceremonies/rituals?

Yes. I also have designed beautiful services of Christening, Baby Naming and Adoption Celebrations. Other services include Memorial Services, a Pet Blessing or Memorial, and House Blessing. I work with people and families moving through the many transitions of life.


You can reach Pastor Sandi by email

directly by telephone

(208) 724-5462

or through Facebook.

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