​​​NO stipend/fee is EVER charged for initial meeting; nor for follow-up consultations after booking, by phone, email, texts.

Meetings are at my Cathlamet, WA home  (32 miles NE of Astoria, OR or 20 miles from W of Longview, WA) 

or in Portland/Vancouver metro Monday, Thursdays or weekends are possible.

I  will ALWAYS keep your cost as low as possible

All stipends are based on 1 hour of ceremony and service at your venue and on your wedding day,

without rehearsal, and no additional time or mileage is charged**. 

  • Please send me an email with day of ceremony, your names and I will send you a comprehensive email to melobrienwa@gmail.com or mel@revmel.com,  with services offered and cost information.

 Please note:  99% of the time a rehearsal with minister/officiate is not required. I want you to avoid this usually unnecessary expense.

Ask me how and WHY to avoid this usually needless expense. 

If you REQUIRE rehearsal time and if I am available, add 50 % - 75%  more to stipends above if rehearsal is 50% on Sunday thru Thursday, and 75% if Friday or Saturday. This added cost IS NOT recommended unless your ceremony is unusually highly orchestrated.  Limited to 60 miles from Cathlamet, WA.

THIS ADDED COST IS BETTER spent on your HONEYMOON and not on a rehearsal !

Call me and I will explain WHY a minister/officiant need not be at your rehearsal 99% of the time.

* ELOPEMENT CEREMONY is a brief  wedding ceremony  in Cathlamet, WA without rehearsal , limited to the couple, 2 witnesses and close family in attendance. Small wedding on a ferry no more than 2 cars (8 people), we can board on the Oregon side or Washington side.

Your choice. The ferry fare is MY TREAT.



Unique Wedding ceremony with

Rev. Mel officiating  

Lulu and Rob's Wedding at their

Center Ice Winter Hawks Ceremony.

​Review is On-Line

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ReceptionMaster of Ceremonies /Emcee  Services

are available. I have had over 15 years prior wedding Disc Jockey experience and was the favorite DJ for many venues.

​​Stipends for Oregon and  Washington