Marry Us
Marry Us

Marry Us

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Introduction: Congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time for you and for your families. There is no venue too big or too small. I have officiated many large and upscale wedding ceremonies and also many intimate settings at the beach and backyards. I am a former senior pastor of a non-denominational Christian Church. I am not just another online wedding officiant but have much public speaking experience. I have been honored to officiate many weddings over the past 10 years.  Let's talk. Choosing an officiant is an important step. I would love to introduce myself and answer any questions that you may have. Pricing various based on the location of the venue, the size the audience and the amount of symbolizes that may be used during the ceremony. $250.00 to $450.00

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Serves Newport Beach, CA

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Nicole R.

Wedding Officiant

If you didn’t know, now you do. Mel is the best! Simply put, he’s the man. So easy to work with and super fun guy. The ceremony was exactly what we asked for and then some. He researched info for my husbands requests to do some traditional Jewish traditions and he did everything while performing it at a top notch level. Interfaith marriage without a hitch. He really is the best. Add in his knowledge, grace, impromptu and loving personality and you have a win win. Don’t delay. Hire Mel and have the best ceremony. Thank you Mel! One of our best decisions ever. ❤️
Dec 1, 2019
Thea V.

Wedding Officiant

Mel was great! Our ceremony was very nice, and definitely how I wanted it to be. Our guests enjoyed the ceremony as well. We would recommend him to anyone!
Nov 11, 2019
Tara R.

Wedding Officiant

Mel was the best!!! Great speaker and provided everything we asked for. Justin and I are very happy, thank you!!!
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Thank you Tara and Justin!!!!!
Sep 29, 2019
Robert M.

Wedding Officiant

Amazing person who made our day even more special.
Marry Us's reply
Thank you Robert and Yvette! You both are amazing people. You truly made me feel like family.
Oct 27, 2019

Wedding Officiant

Marry Us's reply
Thank you Vanessa!
Sep 23, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Wedding fees vary depending on the size of the wedding, location, formality and your budget. I work with everyone's budget. The average price range for an Officiant is $300.00 to $500.00. Funeral fees vary depending on the size of the service, location, formality and your budget. I work with everyone's budget. The average price range for an Officiant is $300 to $500.00.

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

    The typical process for working with a new customer is to introduce myself as to build a relationship so that trust is established. There are no do overs when it come to a wedding or a funeral. I will also try to understand and get as much information as possible from the engaged couple as to provide and exceed their expectations.

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

    I have been formally trained by Calvary Chapel Seminary and have much hands on experience over the years of officiating weddings, funerals, and much public speaking in both small and large venues. I also used to be the Senior Pastor of Hope Fellowship Church.

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