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Pastor John's Personalized Weddings
Pastor John's Personalized Weddings

Pastor John's Personalized Weddings

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Introduction: I believe that the personal touch is extremely important to the wedding service, and attempt to work with the bride and groom as much as possible. It is their wedding and it should be done their way, so that it fulfills the unique needs that they might have. It doesn't matter if they want a very traditional service or if they want a service that is non-traditional, I attempt to fulfill their dreams. Cultural Rituals are no problem. Meeting people and discovering why they are in love and want to commit their lives to one another. Finding out about where the Bride and Groom call home, as many couples that I marry come from other parts of the US and other countries. Visiting places that people choose for their wedding that I might never go to otherwise -- hotels, beaches, mountains, etc.

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45 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

267 reviews


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Mio S.

Wedding Officiant

We got married during the pandemic and i must say Pastor John made the whole experience memorable. He kept it simple and short like what we wanted. It was a struggle for mostly all of us going up and down the sandhill but we didn't hear any complains from him. Kudos to you, Pastor John! 😉 He kept his professionalism and showed his cool and funny side as well which my husband and I enjoyed. He's really someone you would want to officiate your wedding. His fees are worth it. The whole ceremony was perfect. Everything was worth it. 5/5 I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM.
Mar 5, 2021
Franky N.

Wedding Officiant

Pastor John did an amazing job officiating our wedding. His service was beautiful, funny, and charming. His seasoned wedding officiating experience is apparent since he was able to help us work through technical kinks with ease. Thank you!
Feb 24, 2021
Marina P.

Wedding Officiant

Pastor John was great at our very small covid wedding. He was very responsive leading up to the date and gave us plenty of options to personalize the ceremony. On the date of the wedding, Pastor John gave a light and entertaining ceremony and was upbeat and positive. He was ok waiting a few minutes for one guest to arrive which I appreciated. After the ceremony, Pastor John handled all the paperwork and we received the copies of the marriage certificate in the mail just a week later. Overall working with Pastor John was a great experience, and I'm glad he was available to officiate on our special day.
Feb 2, 2021
Michael L.

Wedding Officiant

After reading all of the reviews we selected Pastor John to officiate our wedding and we are so glad we did! He had so many ideas for our ceremony and took so much time answering all my questions and helping me plan everything out. He is very well spoken and arrived early to our wedding to meet our families and go over things with everyone. We had so many comments on how well he did and how special our ceremony was.
Aug 6, 2020

Wedding Officiant

Pastor John officiated our June wedding during COVID 19. He is a great speaker and very down to earth and made the ceremony lighthearted and fun during these trying times. He was very responsive to any questions we had prior to the ceremony. Definitely Recommend!
Jun 29, 2020
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John Freesemann


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

    My basic pricing structure for weddings is $250 for the ceremony. This cost covers all communication, ceremony preparation, my presence at the wedding service and transportation costs. If the couple wishes to have a rehearsal a day or two prior to the ceremony I charge $125.

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

    Relationships generally begin electronically on Thumbtack. I explore with all clients what it is that they want in their ceremony by sending them a standardized set of forms. We may talk by telephone if one of us feels the need to do so. Over time I provide whatever helps the bride and groom may need/request -- readings, vows, benedictions, rituals, etc. If requested I meet with the bride and groom for coffee and a discussion of their desires (in the area this is easily accomplished/outside of the area I generally attempt to tie this to another wedding so that the travel is not so extensive). As the date of the wedding approaches I generally check in to make sure that they have everything they need (it is amazing how many forget that they need a license!). I try to arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes early for weddings in order to make sure there are no last minute changes or to accommodate last minute changes if there are any, and to chat with both the bride and groom to put them at ease..

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

    Anyone who says there is no continuing education involved in this profession doesn't know much about the profession. Continuing education is a constant -- I "book study" with a colleague and attend a minimum of 3 education classes a year, in addition to the self study that I do. I also study wedding services and research vows, committals, rituals and other things online in order to provide the most appropriate and up to date materials and services that I can for brides and grooms..

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