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

Pastor John's Personalized Weddings

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$250
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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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Hired 535 times

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46 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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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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Reviews

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

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Aaron C.
2 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

We enjoyed having pastor John officiate our wedding. He had a great sense of humor and helped make our big day easy with his direction. Would recommend to anyone looking for a officiant

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 51 - 100 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Shirley M.
3 weeks ago
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Having Pastor John be mine and my husbands officiant was the best thing ever! We thoroughly enjoyed our ceremony and there wasn’t one hiccup and all the guests loved his sense of humor. Pastor John and I got to have several opportunities to discuss who we were and he incorporated all our wants into one lovely matrimony. The guests had moments of laughter yet it was still completely elegant and we were able to keep it a religious ceremony even though the churches weren’t holding weddings as it was Easter weekend. It was just what we were destined to experience and I recommend utilizing Pastor John as an officiant to anyone!

Details: Wedding • Catholic • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Li Y.
May 8, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

We are very happy to have John be our wedding officiant. He was professional, humorous and easy gonging. We had a wonderful wedding. Thanks to John for being our wedding officiant.

Details: Commitment ceremony • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Gabrielita D.
Sep 19, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pastor John While Only Given Him Very Short Notice He Was Extremely Accommodating and He was able To make our Wedding Dreams Come True. The way he officiated our wedding made our day more memorable and also to our wedding party. He Far Surpassed our expectations. I very highly recommend Pastor John to any couples who are looking to get married or renew their vows.

Details: Wedding • Catholic • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Daniel M.
Sep 28, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pastor John was awesome. We had our wedding July ‘21 and John was very helpful through the process. He was very open to our ideas and brought a lot of options to the table. It was great having him officiate. He was able to keep it light and fun for us but also had great wisdom and heart at the ceremony. We also had him come to the rehearsal which we are very thankful for because he knew exactly what to do and helped ease some of the stress we would’ve had if we organized it ourselves. We’re really glad with didn’t go with anyone else. We will remember him for the rest of our lives and enjoyed his humor and friendship. He’s a great guy that’s very personable and easy to talk to and a lot of fun to work with on your special day.

Details: Wedding • Christian • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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John Freesemann

FAQs

  • 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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