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Exceptional 5.0(120)
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Introduction: The uncertainty created by Covid-19 has made the lives of wedding couples more difficult. It seems that maybe the worst of it is behind us and many couples are now ready to move forward and book their big celebration to include family & friends. In addition to an officiant, you'll need to obtain your marriage license from a County Clerk's office. While each California county office may be handling the business of issuing marriage licenses a tad differently, the great thing is that all California counties honor each other's marriage certificates, regardless of which California county you live in. Would be happy to schedule a call to talk about what you're looking for in an officiant/celebrant! ____________________________ Message below prior to Covid-19....Since my business was established, I've consistently received wonderful newlywed reviews that have earned me WeddingWire's "Couple's Choice Awards" and Thumbtack's "Top Pro" awards year after year. I love what I do and equally the opportunity to be of service!! As an officiant/celebrant, I'm proud of the fact that I work with couples to create a unique ceremony specific to each couple's love story. If you're looking to hire a wedding planner/coordinator, I began planning corporate events decades ago; so you have in me an experienced professional who is also a certified wedding planner. The Bay Area is a great place to be married; I've officiated or coordinated weddings in a variety of different Bay Area venues, among them: San Francisco City Hall, the Ritz Carlton SF and Half Moon Bay, Concannon Vineyards, Kohl Mansion, Brazilian Room, Hakone Gardens and Boundary Oaks Country Club just to name a few. Give me a call, text or email so we can talk about your Big Day!!
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Hired 147 times

Serves Castro Valley, CA

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22 years in business

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Amanda B.
May 19, 2022
Saundra thoroughly impressed us and our families with the our wedding ceremony. She was in fact the perfect person to officiate our wedding. She took time to meet with us beforehand to get to know us. We chose her because we connected with her right from our first meeting and found that she could personalize our ceremony in a unique way that other officiants hadn't offered. She has questionnaire for the couple to fill out together, and another one to fill out individually which we couldn't show one another until after the ceremony. We loved it; it gave us both the chance to reflect on our relationship and write about one another individually. We didn't hear each other's responses until the day of, which made the ceremony more special and authentic. She also customized the wedding script to include a call & response for our families, which was an important part of our small micro wedding with just our parents and siblings. She also helped us add in a rose ceremony for our moms, and gave us instructions for doing our own candle ceremony during dinner, which was also a family favorite. Her kindness, jovial nature, professionalism and responsiveness was consistent all throughout. She is very knowledgeable of the courthouse system, and gave us the right advice to walk us through the legal part of the process. And she completed our marriage license in a timely fashion with tracking information as well. Saundra has a gift - please hire her!
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Prabudhya B.
Apr 27, 2022
Saundra is just amazing!! From our very first meeting she was very clear and detailed about the ceremony and the legal requirements of the wedding! she has 20 years of experience in the county clerks office and a decade of experience as a wedding officiant! she was always receptive to our requests and feedback about the ceremony script. Even while going through personal loss in her family, she was there for us on our wedding day! Our guests were moved by the script she wrote for us...including personal touches of our story :) I cannot recommend her enough!!
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Leslie E.
Jan 9, 2021
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Planning a Zoom wedding during a pandemic was challenging, but we were determined. After interviewing five different officiants on video calls, we clicked with Saundra immediately. This was not a sales pitch, quite the opposite. She was warm, welcoming, and asked us about our story and about our background, which immediately put us at ease. Once we chose to work with Saundra, she continued to come through for us. Always proactive and on time, always listening. We went through a few different drafts of our ceremony, working together to make it personal and memorable. Saundra was always open to our ideas, and she very tactfully made suggestions that were in our best interest. She was also very knowledgeable about getting our license, which was no easy feat while our county's courthouse was shut down. Saundra absolutely inspired confidence, trust, and care. On the day of our ceremony, Sandra calmly directed everything, which was fortunate, as we were having nerve wracking technology issues with our Zoom call! She expertly gave us cues under her breath, like to face the camera, etc. It's funny, when I think back, I was excited and not paying attention to those details. Thank goodness Saundra is such a pro. You can see from the pictures below, she made us look good, and we had a great time, too! It is possible to create a special, memorable, and moving ceremony with an online wedding, and it's all about who you choose to work with. We are thrilled to have found Saundra for our special day, and our time together will be revisited again and again in our pictures, our videos, and our stories.

Details: Wedding • Jewish • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Crystal C.
Aug 23, 2017
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Saundra was our officiant for our August wedding. From the first time we met her to our big day. She has such a warm personality and made us feel so comfortable. She was responsive to our ideas for our own vows and personalized the ceremony to our story. We loved working with her and would recommend her highly to anyone.
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Susan C.
May 1, 2017
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Finding the perfect officiant is HARD! But thanks to Thumbtack, I was able to narrow down the candidates quickly to...just Reverend Saundra. I didn't tell the hubby that she was the only one I really liked for us, but as soon as the three of us met in person, we knew she was the one! My family is non-religious and my hubby's is Christian. She put together a wonderful ceremony with just the right amount of prayers and seamlessly worked in a reading from my hubby's sister and suggested a beautiful rose ceremony for our moms. She was meticulously organized and really made the whole ceremony process easy for us. I have no idea how we would have had nearly as magical a ceremony without her knowledge and expertise. She made great suggestions on how to conduct the whole ceremony and we loved every minute of it. One of the biggest achievements Saundra made was that she convinced my man that he could write vows with her help and she helped both of us perfect our vows. She made sure to keep them secret for us and printed them on lovely stationary for us to read on our wedding day. Needless to say, my hubby and I were both tearing up during our ceremony. We also both agree that thanks to Saundra, our ceremony was BY FAR our favorite part of our whole wedding evening. I cannot say thank you enough to Saundra. Nor can I possibly recommend her highly enough to all of you.
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Saundra Anderson

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I factor in commute time to your wedding venue and whether or not you need me for rehearsal. To provide you a quote means I need to know: your wedding date (to check for availability), time of your ceremony (even if just an estimate), city where you're wedding will be held so I can factor in commute time to and from. As a military brat (USAF), I offer a military discount as a "thank you" to active duty personnel.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Start with a complimentary consultation--via Google meets or Zoom (due to CoVid) prior consults included in-person option too.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Served as an Alameda County Deputy Marriage Commissioner, I’m also a Certified Wedding Planner, Graduate Cal State East Bay Wedding Certification Program, 2015.

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$400
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