“Men in Black Wedding Officiants balance fun with the Sacred, are spiritual as well as sensitive, in addition, they are engaging and inclusive of all couples and guests.”
We Officiate at Ceremonies for Non-Denominational, Inter-Faith, Military Honors, Secular, Catholic (non-roman), Marriage Equality, Elopements, and Vow Renewals
- Military Honors
- Catholic (non-roman) – (Note/Option: We can offer a short (non-roman) catholic mass with/without communion and/or touches of catholic traditions at the venue location.)
- Marriage Equality Weddings – LGBTQIAPK
- Vow Renewals
- Baptisms/Christenings/Baby Blessings
- Memorial Services/Funeral Services/Celebrations of Life
- & Other Life Events
MIBWO is located in the Rehoboth Beach/Lewes, DE area, and we travel to wedding venues in DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington DE, all the Eastern & Western Shores of Maryland. Including the beach areas of Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, Fenwick Island DE, Ocean City MD, (the Delmarva Peninsula), Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, Southern NJ, and NJ Beaches. Contact us regarding other areas.
A Special Message From Us:
We suggest couples “invest” in their ceremony which is the most important part of their wedding day. The ceremony “IS” your wedding! Your reception is greatly enhanced by us your Officiants presiding over a wonderful wedding ceremony for you. The buzz at a reception from family and guests will be about your wonderful wedding ceremony where your hearts were joined for life. Having the “right “Officiant only makes that happen. We have officiated at over 2,100 weddings in the past 30 plus years, so we know how to make your ceremony perfect! We have a long track record of officiating experience and our ceremonies are worth far more than what you pay for. You want an Officiant that celebrates your ceremony with a larger-than-life personality. The key here is to secure the right wedding officiant for your ceremony EARLY ON.
Over 85% of wedding ceremonies MIBWO officiates at are Non-denominational. Rev. Carroll is an experienced wedding officiant with valid Legal and Ecclesiastical credentials. He respects all lifestyles and religious traditions, including non-religious and atheist couple’s needs. After 30 years of experience, he is old enough having the acquired experience and wisdom, and yet young enough to maintain a sense of humor to be flexible and engaging during a ceremony. Rev. Carroll is very witty thus making the ceremony a joyful celebration of the couple! Rev. Carroll officiates the Ceremony and Deacon Ken handles administrative functions and serves as the ceremony Master of Ceremonies. Rev. Carroll officially trained for years in Seminary and was Commissioned as an Officer in the Military Chaplain Service and was Ordained in person! This two men approach works well in making sure that all details are covered so that your wedding ceremony is over the top. So having a valid ordained Officiant with over a quarter a century of experience track record giving direction and instructions for your wedding ceremony, is invaluable!
Your Ceremony will have the special attention to include all the little extra details MIBWO inter-weaves into your ceremony, taking your ceremony over the top. The ceremony can be traditional, spiritual, or secular. Carefully chosen words are written by us that reflect you as a couple. The ceremony script guide is used by the Officiant to adjust to the tone and mood of the ceremony on a couple’s behalf. We do not use “canned speeches or scripts”.
We create ceremonies with sensitivity, humor, and a sense of awe. You will be as pleased as were the many 100’s and 100’e of couples we married. We provide ceremony planning with couples by phone, email or texting. A consultation meeting when and if needed can be arranged.
MIBWO works on the “1st come-1st serve” basis when a couple submits a fully completed registration/contract and at least a $300 retainer fee ($200 retainer fee for an elopement ceremony) to reserve/secure a specific date and time in our officiating calendar schedule. No ceremony reservation is confirmed until all completed forms and fees are registered and paid for. To book our services you can make your $300 retainer fee ($200 retainer fee for an elopement ceremony) payment at the bottom of our website at https://www.meninblackofficiants.com/ “MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT NOW” button.
We can provide ceremonies, indoors/outdoors, on a beach, coastal areas, or at any venue site location. We create and officiate at our beautiful and memorable ceremonies which have fees from:
Wedding Ceremony Travel Fee to Venue Site Location:
Multiple cost factors create a travel fee. The fee is calculated by distance, fuel, parking, tolls, insurance, officiants’ time traveling, etc. to/from your wedding venue location. A Travel fee is in addition to the wedding ceremony fee. Note: Travel fee is separate and an additional cost. Contact our office for travel/mileage details. All travel fees are an additional charge.
Our Current Fees and selections are as follows:
A) $475 fee – STANDARD/TRADITIONAL Selection – plus travel cost to the venue; 20-35 min. ceremony. Contact our office for travel/mileage details. (Note: Some Catholic traditions/rituals can be added.)
B) $575 fee – CATHOLIC CEREMONY Selection – plus travel cost to the venue; 35-45 min. ceremony. The catholic (non-roman) ceremony can be held indoors/outdoors, on a beach, in any coastal area, or at any venue site location. (The ceremony is the Old Catholic Rite. This Rite is approx. 90%the same as the Roman Rite) This selection is with a short Mass & Communion, Catholic traditions/rituals, officiants wear vestments). Contact our office for travel/mileage details. A short Mass with Communion can be offered to all, Bride, Groom, and Wedding Guests. Contact our office for travel/mileage details.
C) $400 fee – BASIC CEREMONY WEEKDAY Selection – plus travel costs to the venue on a Mon, Tue, Wed, or Thurs – 20-30 minutes ceremony. Contact our office for travel/mileage details. (Note: Some Catholic traditions/rituals can be added.)
Descriptions of A, B, & C selections: We provide you with many options to assist us in creating your wedding ceremony. The Vows/Rings exchange uses Traditional Vows or your written Vows. You can add a reading or make suggestions from the rituals/options we provide to you. A couple has full input in their ceremony script.
D) $300 fee – ELOPEMENT CEREMONY Selection (LOCAL) – couple comes to our location (no travel fee). Description: We use a prepared script of 15-20 minutes with the exchange of Vows/Rings and the Pronouncement. If the elopement is not local, a travel fee is added. Contact our office for travel/mileage details.
Elopement by definition is stated below, otherwise, the ceremony would be considered an A, B, or C selection, as described above.
ELOPEMENT: The wedding ceremony has the couple and 2 witnesses attending only. A couple travels to us for us to perform a brief ceremony. Call us if the ceremony is to be elsewhere, and a travel fee may apply, we are flexible in traveling if our schedule allows for it. Elopement definition states a couple getting married is usually done suddenly and privately, usually in a hurried manner away from a couple’s local residence for several reasons, for example; shipping out on Military Orders, etc. thus the immediate need to get married. Elopements refer to a couple who are of legal age to get Married.
VOW RENEWAL/RENEWING OF YOUR WEDDING VOWS
E) VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY Selection – the same as any of the A, B, or C selections, as described above. Contact our office for travel/mileage details.
Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal – $250:
To save you some expense, we suggest you or your wedding planner is to conduct the walk-through of the Wedding Rehearsal yourselves. We will send you instructions on how to conduct your rehearsal.
If it is a wedding with more complex details, then we suggest having the officiants be there, but whatever makes you comfortable, we can make ourselves available to you.
There is an additional Rehearsal and Travel fee if the Officiant is to conduct the Rehearsal at the Venue. Depending on the venue location, travel time/distance, it may fit your budget better to consider paying for 1 hotel room/2 beds for the Officiants versus having to pay double travel fees, to and from the wedding venue location twice.
All these options are available depending on your planning needs and the amount of custom work and planning involved.