code of conduct 

All members of LCI are required to be in agreement with the following Code of Conduct:

  • To support the values of LCI in word and action and to maintain the highest professional standard as an Officiant and Celebrant.
  • To always follow best business practices and provide the best quality, service, and value to individuals, couples and families. All fees, payment expectations, and refund policies will be clearly and fully communicated in advance. All initial consultations with those investigating using your services will be "no-obligation", with no high pressure sales tactics.
  • To reply to all inquiries, questions, criticism, and comments in a timely manner. To be accessible by as many electronic means as possible. All contact and website information is to be current and accurate.
  • To work with individuals, couples, and families to craft personalized ceremonies that reflect their values, style, beliefs, personality, and culture provided that can be done in good conscience by the Celebrant and Officiant.
  • To present each ceremony with communication excellence by pronouncing names correctly, using appropriate language, and adding personal touches.
  • To ensure all details of each ceremony are accurate, including names, dates, places, personal and historical information.
  • To dress "business professional" at all ceremonies or to honour any special attire requests made by the couple or family provided this can be done in good conscience by the Celebrant and Officiant.
  • To arrive at the ceremony location 30 minutes before start time.
  • To protect all personal information collected. No information collected will be used other than for the purpose for which it was received.
  • To never take advantage of any clients by making advancements of a personal or sexual nature.
  • To never claim or infer ownership of content in a ceremony that has been created by someone else. To be able to accurately cite the name and author of any poem, reading, music, or quotation used in the ceremony.
  • To follow all local, state and federal rules, legal and industry guidelines and professional protocols as they relate to life celebrations and rites of passage.
  • To be fair and objective in all dealings and never discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, race, creed, colour, age or personal disability.