She was late to the ceremony with no phone call. It was supposed to start at 5 and she arrived about 15 minutes late. The price was very cheap though. Her husband performed the ceremony, it was very nice and touching.
First, I was not late to this wedding. My husband and I arrived exactly on time.
Second, her husband was not happy that my husband performed the ceremony. From the very beginning, when I booked their wedding with the bride, she knew and agreed to have my husband conduct the ceremony. It was unfortunate that she neglected to mention this to her husband.
Third, for me, being a Wedding Minister is not about the money, it's about doing what I can to help those people who couldn't ordinarily afford a lavish wedding. This couple has complained about what I charged them both here and on Yelp calling me "cheap". If they had an issue with my fee then they shouldn't have hired me in the first place.
I put my heart and soul into each and every wedding I officiate, so I am deeply saddened that I was unable to meet this couple's expectations.
Reverend Wendy was superb. She has great customer service skills, was punctual, calm under pressure and very eloquent. She was even able to make our wedding last minute as our poor Minister had a heart attack. She took care of all the paperwork (Riverside County) afterwards as well.
Would definitely recommend! Thank you again, Reverend Wendy!
Reverend Wendy did a perfect job officiating our wedding in Palm Springs. It was just the two of us and 4 friends and we wanted it short and sweet. She delivered exactly what we had in mind. My husband and I have been together a long time and she personalized her remarks to celebrate and reflect that. We came from out of state and she did a great job answering our questions via phone and email before we arrived. She was also a great sport putting up with the heat because we married outside in Palm Springs in July. Even though it was sunset, it was still warm! Everything went perfectly for our special day and Reverend Wendy was a big part of it going so well.
Reverend Wendy performed our intimate ceremony on 04/14/2014 at The Chapel, Mission Inn Hotel. It was beyond perfect and far exceeded our expectations. Rev. Wendy was very professional in liaison prior to the day and tailored a very personal service for our requirements at short notice, without the need for a rehearsal.
She encouraged our personal vows and put us both at ease, with her friendly, informal manner and kind words. We both highly recommend Rev. Wendy to officiate your special day. Our service was so perfect for us, we both want to do it all over again .....
Rev Wendy performed my daughters ceremony it was so beautiful the words were so touching I would gladly recommend her services to anyone. There were no worries she made the process very easy and relaxed.
!!! Do not go to this lady!!!
She was extremely unprofessional. She waited until the night before my wedding to call and let me know that she was sick and would be conducting the wedding with a raspy voice. After I gave her my deposit she was very difficult to contact, my wedding planner couldn't even get in to contact with her. The day of the wedding she showed with a very bad attitude my whole family was offended that she was there. She was very rude and she messed up on the ceremony. BEWARE!!! she is cheap for a reason
There were several issues that happened during this wedding and unfortunately the bride has chosen to place the blame on my shoulders.
The night before the wedding I spoke to Tierra notifying her that I had laryngitis from a cold. I offered her the option of having my husband (who is also a wedding officiant) perform the ceremony. She was fine with me performing the ceremony. At that time I also told her that I would need to see their picture IDs and the marriage license before I could perform the ceremony.
I responded to all phone calls from the bride and groom in a timely manner. I never received any calls or messages from a wedding planner.
I arrived 20 minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to begin at which time she was unable to locate the marriage license. I waited 40 minutes for the bride to get ready during which time I had to repeatedly remind her that I needed to see her marriage license. She was never able to locate it and insisted we go ahead with the ceremony anyway. She said she would have someone back home in Monterey sign it. I cautioned her that if she did that then this date could not be their official wedding date. She said she didn't care. I agreed to do it provided that they sign a statement agreeing that that day's ceremony would not be a legal marriage. During this process she was very difficult to talk to, she made it obvious that this was a problem she didn't want to deal with. I eventually got her husband to sign the agreement, but was unable to obtain her signature.
Unfortunately the groom's father, who was also the best man, was very intoxicated and repeatedly talked over me throughout the entire ceremony. The groom and groomsmen tried desperately to quiet him. Finally, I asked him politely and firmly to please remain quiet. That made it worse, he just got louder. I performed the ceremony in a professional manner doing my best to ignore the scene going on behind me. Both the bride and groom were obviously mortified and completely distracted through the entire ceremony. I don't see how she can possibly say I was the one that messed up the ceremony.
After the ceremony I offered to meet them near my home the next day, on my own time, at no additional charge to sign the license so they could keep the same wedding date. She seemed thrilled and grateful. They then changed their minds because they didn't want to drive that far.
I dealt with these issues in a polite and professional manner. It's unfortunate that they have chosen to blame me for events that were completely out of my control. As a wedding officiant I have certain legal guidelines I must go by and it's unfortunate she felt that I was rude by insisting those guidelines were met before the ceremony.
After the ceremony both the brides's mother and aunt complimented me on the ceremony and apologized profusely for the father's behavior.
As for my pricing, I choose to keep them low because there are millions of couples out there who don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on a wedding and it makes me happy to be able to offer a quality service everyone can afford.
I have officiated 115 weddings during the past two years. I have over 20 five star reviews on Thumbtack that paint a far more accurate picture of how I do business.
Thanks for reading.
Rev. Wendy Clark.
Reverend Wendy was fabulous! We asked for something simple, without religious components, and that spoke of and to us specifically--- she delivered! We had a simple ceremony on the beach at sunset and kept it low key. Wendy was on time to our location, she had great communication with us from the get-go to coordinate plans and understand our requests. Wendy did exactly as we asked with regards to our requests for simplicity, she made us very comfortable--- she's outstanding in all respects. We HIGHLY recommend her as an officiant!
Wendy was prompt, professional, and very personable. We were very happy with the words she used in our ceremony, they seemed custom tailored for us. We would definitely recommend Wendy to anyone.
Rev. Wendy made our wedding ceremony beautiful and very sentimental! We could not have been more pleased with her services. I will recommend her in the future! Thanks again Reverend Wendy!
Wendy was just great, we are so glad we picked her to officiate our wedding. Our wedding was small, we had about a dozen guests and all said they liked Wendy and she was very professional. Thank you Wendy, we will spread the word about you. Don & Angelita.
She was on time, the ceremony was wonderful and we felt blessed for having her as our officiant and yes we would recommend her.
Marty and Tom
We requested a simple & no frills solemnization. It was as requested. The prepared words were touching, meaningful & respected our secular values. Reverend Wendy was respectful, warm & friendly. We were presented with a certificate & a certificate of the reverend's ordination. C & P
It was wonderful to have Wendy as our officiant. She was open to the wishes we had and her warm personality made us feel very comfortable on this special day.
Words cannot describe how wonderful rev Wendy is. Did a great job.
Wendy was perfect for my daughter and son-in-laws wedding. She responded immediately to our communications, listened to our wishes regarding the ceremony and her service couldn't have been more loving or inspirational. Would and will recommend her to anyone needing a wedding officiant. Thank you Wendy!
Reverend Wendy did a great job. We had a couple missteps, but it was a great ceremony.
Reverend Wendy Clark did a fantastic job for us! She was both friendly and professional, and I immediately knew that I had made the right choice. I can't recommend her enough. Whatever your wedding needs, she will deliver!
My husband and I eloped back in May 2013 and Reverend Wendy created a beautiful non-denominational ceremony. From the first call, prep calls, and ceremony we felt like we were in the prescence of an old friend. She made us feel very comfortable. We are planning to have a big wedding later and i know for sure Rev. Wendy will be renewing our vowels. Thank you Rev. Wendy for making our day so special!
A month ago, end of July, we were married by Reverend Wendy Clark. I couldn't be happier with our choice to have her marry us!The whole experience from the first time we spoke on the phone to the final step of signing the documents, was professional and she was very thorough with every detail, She was pleasure to share ideas with and helpful in suggesting a lovely location for us which we used being that I was not familiar with Orange County. Our ceremony lasted about 15ish minutes and because we did not write our own vows she offered us a few options for the ceremony script and vow exchange. It couldn't have been worded more perfectly! We chose a beautiful spot to be married at and she was very open and accommodating to our time and choice of location. The service was short and sweet and to see how happy she was for us and sharing some laughs with her as I was so nervous, made the experience so worthwhile. I can't thank you enough for everything Rev. Wendy and for making our day so special and memorable!! You have a beautiful family and I'm so glad they were a part of our celebration!! Next year, we would like to renew our vows and I'm hoping you will be available to once again perform the ceremony for us! Thank you again for making my most special day, truly the most special day of my life!
Your Wedding Your Way!!! Wendy not only gave us "Our Wedding our way" She went way beyond that. We will consider her our Special Friend forever!!
On such a special occasion we were VERY lucky to have Rev. Clark officiate our wedding. She was kind, helpfully, easy to contact at any time leading up to the ceremony, and flexible.
We were impressed with the time & effort she took to arrange the right vows for us specifically. We have nothing but wonderfull words in regards to Rev. Clark's services.
Rev. Wendy was wonderful. She was great at explaining things well and clear. Overall the short amount of time she was at our wedding, she did awesome! :) Thank you.
Very professional service....great ceremony...short and sweet....she delivered as she said she would!!!
Me and my wife were very pleased. Everything that was said felt like it came from the heart and made our wedding experience better then we have imagined!