“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
We are the Men In Black Wedding Officiants and are experienced wedding officiants who will bring you the wedding ceremony of your dreams! We are located in Fort Myers, FL, in beautiful Southwest Florida. Men in Black Officiants travel to wedding venue sites in the greater Southwest Florida areas. Contact us regarding other areas in Florida. Having over 30 years of experience and officiating at over 2200 wedding ceremonies, you can trust that your ceremony is in good hands. We can create and custom design a wedding ceremony just for you and and will bring you the perfect ceremony.
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 2,200 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 $250 retainer fee ($125 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 $250 retainer fee ($125 retainer fee for an elopement ceremony) payment.
Any and all fee(s) are to be paid by Check as noted below . . . or as an alternate method, such as a credit card, via PayPal, use our MIBWO website link as listed below.
When fees are made by Check, make the Check payable to: “Kenneth Warne”
Attn: Kenneth Warne – 10720 Palazzo Way, Apt. # 104, Fort Myers, FL 33913-7159
If fees are to be paid by credit card, via PayPal, use our MIBWO website link https://www.meninblackofficiants.com/, go to the bottom of the page and click on: “MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT NOW” button and make your fee payment.
PayPal email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org – (If you don’t have a PayPal Account: click on “Don’t have a PayPal account?”)
A CPF (Convenience Processing Fee) is required on each transaction. Current rate is 3.75% + $0.49 CPF for each transaction submitted. (Note: PayPal payment via Friends and Family has no CPF) All CPF fees are paid for by the couple.
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.
A) $395 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) $595 fee – CATHOLIC & TRADITIONAL 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, coastal area, or at any venue site location. (The ceremony is the Old Catholic Rite. This Rite is approx. the same as the Roman Rite)
This selection is the wedding ceremony within Catholic traditions/rituals, officiants wear vestments).
Contact our office for travel/mileage details.
Do you want a short Mass with Communion offered to the Bride and Groom only? Yes___ No___ OR
Do you want a short Mass with Communion offered to all, Bride, Groom, and all Wedding Guests? Yes___ No___
C) $375 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 details. (Note: Traditional rituals or catholic traditions may be added, if applicable)
Descriptions of A, B, & C selections: We provide you with several options to assist in custom-creating your wedding ceremony. The Vows/Rings exchange, uses Traditional Vows or your Written Vows. You can add 1 reading and/or have 1 ritual from the options that we can provide you. A couple can have input in their ceremony script.
D) $250 fee – ELOPEMENT CEREMONY Option (LOCAL)
NOTE: A couple comes to our location to get married (no travel fee). Description: This type of marriage registration is very short and only for a couple and two witnesses. We use a prepared script of 3-5 minutes, it has the required exchange of Vows & Rings.
If an elopement is not local, a travel fee is added. Contact our office for travel/mileage details. Elopement definition is stated here below, otherwise, the ceremony is celebrated according to the A, B, or C options above.
ELOPEMENT DEFINITION: The wedding ceremony has the couple and 2 witnesses attending only. A couple travels to us to perform a very brief marriage ceremony. Elopement means a couple gets married 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, family disagreements, etc. thus the immediate need to get married. A couple must be of the legal age to marry.
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.
F) Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal – $250:
To save you expense, we suggest you/your wedding planner conduct the walk-through of the Wedding Rehearsal yourselves. We will send you instructions on how to conduct your rehearsal.
If the ceremony has complex details, then have us there to conduct the rehearsal. There is an additional Rehearsal and Travel fee, if the Officiant attends and conducts the Rehearsal. 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 to stay over 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.