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Honolulu Church of Light Ceremonies by Rev. Alice Inoue; Ordained in 2001
Rev. Alice is a minister of the Honolulu Church of Light located in Kalihi Valley, Honolulu Hawaii. She is licensed by the state of Hawaii to perform wedding ceremonies.
Message from Alice regarding your ceremony:
It is important to me that your ceremony is exactly the way that you want it. I can do a simple traditional ceremony, or we can work together to create a customized ceremony just for you. It can be short or long, casual or formal but most importantly, it will be a memorable ceremony that is special and perfect just for the two of you.
I can perform non-denominational, spiritual, Christian, and mixed or multidenominational ceremonies. I also love doing vow renewals, second marriages and ceremonies that involve your children. To help to structure and create your ceremony, I offer a variety of information including vow options to choose from (see downloadable documents below) which make it much easier.
If you would like to light unity candles, do a sand ceremony, have a friend read a poem, present leis to your parents, or surprise your future spouse with a song in the midst of the ceremony I can make it flow effortlessly and seamlessly.
Questionnaire: This is what I use to create your ceremony. Please have this filled out as best you can at the time of our consultation, and fully completed and sent to me at least two weeks before your ceremony.
Alice talks about her minister and wedding services
At the four month mark, after our office has confirmed my services for your ceremony, we make an appointment to meet for a 30 minute consultation at my in-town office to go over your ceremony preferences. You will receive directions to my office once we confirm your ceremony. If you live out of town or wish to do this by phone even if you live in town, just let us know.
If you would like to get a feel for me, my personality and presence prior to reserving my services, please view the video “Who is Alice?” on the main page of this site. If you are unable to view the video on-line, please contact me and we will be happy to send out this same information to you on a DVD. Please provide your mailing address and note “Request Rev. Alice’s DVD.” Our office will send it out within a week.
You will know right away after viewing this video if I have the “right” personality for you. If not, I invite you to visit my Recommended Ministers page to the minister that you most resonate with. Every minster has their own policy, style and method so feel free to inquire with them directly.
My Policy In recent years, my long term calendar has become a bit harder to pin down due to my increased commitments. If you are interested in booking me to officiate your ceremony, I am not able to give you a final confirmation if your wedding day is over four months from now. I am however, able to reserve the time and day for you (if no one else has already reserved it) and at the four month mark, give you a final confirmation.
I realize that this brings up a lot of anxiety and worries about the possibility that I will not be able to confirm your special day. I want to assure you that I will honor your reservation and do everything I can to schedule around your day. If it is impossible for me to do so, I have a plan in place that hopefully will put your mind at ease.
Should I not be able to confirm your ceremony at the four month mark, I have asked for the support of Rev. Mel (fellow minister from my church) to be my “back-up.” He trained with me a few years ago to perform wedding ceremonies. We have the same philosophy and spiritual background. He has adopted the same format, uses the same forms and has the same ceremony options that I offer to all my couples. In this way, you will have a minister secured for your special day in the same style as I would provide.
However, if he does not resonate with you, there is my Recommended Minister list to also pursue and I will follow through to make sure that you secure a minister that you are comfortable with.
Deposits and Payments
We do not take deposits. I hold the day for you if you have reserved it officially with my office. If you reserve me, and then later find another minister you prefer more, just let me know and I will open it up on my calendar. There is no penalty even if we have confirmed and have already had our consultation.
We ask for payment before the ceremony is performed (e.g. at the rehearsal) unless you have someone taking care of handing out payment on the day of your ceremony. I accept cash or a check made out to Alice Inoue Life Guidance, LLC. I can also accept payment by credit card. The week prior to your ceremony you will get a letter with payment options including the link to the shopping cart.
To check the availability of your wedding day: You will be mostly working with Marie via email until your date is confirmed. To being the process, please email me through my contact page with your wedding date, time of ceremony and location (or as much information you have at this point). We will respond as soon as we can to at least let you know if the date and time is open to be reserved. If so, you will receive an email asking for further information, after which you will receive an official reservation letter with the final confirmation date listed (four months before your ceremony).
At the four-month mark (or sooner if I know if I will for sure be able to officiate your ceremony) you will receive a final confirmation letter. This letter will have the information you need to contact me to set up our in-person or phone consultation.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have questions that are not addressed on this page to see if you can get immediate clarity. Otherwise, we invite you to contact us through our contact page.