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3 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Joanne did an amazing job being the officiant at my wedding! She was early, supportive, prepared and focused at our wedding. She was quick to respond to emails in planning before the wedding. She was so organized and provided us with the perfect wording in what she said at our ceremony! I highly recommend her! I never had a doubt about her through out the planning and during the wedding!Apr 6, 2017Verified
Joanne is fantastic!! She is extremely personable and caring about your special day. I spoke with a few other people before I talked to Joanne and I felt as if they were all business. But as soon as we started talking I knew she was right person to officiate my wedding. She made everything comfortable and easy. We did a sunrise wedding on the beach and she was just as excited since this was her first one. Anything I spoke to her about, her response was “this is your day”. She is prompt with answering calls, texts and emails. I absolutely recommend Joanne...and she has a great photographer she recommends to people too.Oct 25, 2017Verified
Joanne is professional, thoughtful and excited about being part of our wedding. I can't say enough as to how important this day will be for us and she too expresses the same feelings. I'd rec her to all and everyone in search for a perfect fit as an officiantMay 25, 2017Verified
Joanne is amazing! She takes her time to get to know the couple like a friend. She is there every step of the way including picking out readings and giving a variety of examples of ceremony readings (ring exchange, sand ceremony..etc). She writes a well crafted introduction based on what she learned from the couple in your first meeting. From start to finish Joanne is there guiding the process even showing up for the rehearsal! Cannot say enough of how awesome she is! My husband and I are so thankful to have had her officiate out beautiful wedding.Jun 18, 2017Verified
I wish I could hit 10 stars ✨ Joanne was amazing! We were so very happy to have picked her. Picking an officiant is a difficult choice. Finding the person that can connect and understand your life is hard to do. Once we met Joanne we knew she was the one she's compassionate loving and caring and it shows in her ceremonies . You can tell she loves what she does. She loves to make people happy and with her beautiful words she does that . Marcus and I just want to thank Joanne for working with us and making our wedding ceremony just amazing. Hey Joanne can we go back and do it all again ?? 😊 If you're looking for a wonderful easy to work with officiant I suggest make an appointment with Joanne. You won't regret it. Thanks again and we hope to see you again one day . ❤️ Marcus & Peggy PlattMay 23, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fee is $200. That is all inclusive of meeting the couple, writing their ceremony, going to the rehearsal, the wedding and filing their marriage license. Fee is payable by cash or check at the rehearsal or ceremony. If the wedding is 50 miles or more out of my area, there is an additional $50 charge. There are no additional charges or surprises. Everything is included. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required for weddings booked more than 6 months in advance.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first meeting is a free consultation to get to know each other. Once the couple decides that they want me to officiate their wedding, I ask a lot of questions so I can write a ceremony based on the information they have given me. We continue to tweak the ceremony by phone, email or in person to make sure the ceremony comes from their heart and reflects their lifestyle. We talk again a month prior to the wedding to review the ceremony make any changes, etc. I will be at the rehearsal if needed and of course the ceremony and will be available by phone or email throughout the entire process to answer any questions or concerns that may come up. This is YOUR wedding. I want you to be comfortable with me and in this process. Don't hesitate to ask any question that comes to mind. I am available to you from the time you hire me to your wedding. I will also file your marriage license via certified mail and let you know when I get the return receipt. I also make a copy of your license just in case you need it before you receive your certified copy from the county.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. I have performed many weddings and I care very much about my couples.