Wedding season has been somewhat quiet for this officiant. It seems like the folks are deciding that they don't need any long engagement. The shortest engagement I saw this year was a month. Our couple had been together years before and rekindled their romance. He proposed on June 28 and they were married on July 21! And no, they were not expecting.
I know that it takes a while for me to formulate a ceremony in my brain. I call it "percolating". After our initial meeting, I write down things they said that may be pertinent to the ceremony. I have them complete a 4 page questionnaire with a lot of information but nothing beats a face to face conversation. I get a real feel for their connection, with either a face to face or Skype interview.
September has become the new June. Maybe venues charge less during the early Fall; I have 5 weddings so far for September! They are spread out from Roslyn to the North Fork and down to the Hamptons. I'll be spreading the love all over the place.
Have a Joyful August!