6. Married by Maricela Jimenez
- 9 years in business
- 48 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Santa Paula, CA
"My wedding consisted of 200 people but was planned extremely last minute. So of course things were falling apart closer to the date. The night before my wedding day my minister said he couldn't make it. This left me in fits, I was calling every officiant I could find online either they were unavailable or they were charging way too much. These officiants had prices online and still charging above that because it was last minute.
Then by some crazy luck I stumbled upon Maricelas page. She was well within my budget and from what I saw, she was charging far less than others for doing the same job. I called her up, and talking to her was like a breath of fresh air. She was flexible, available and still charging me the same fee as was on her page. She didnt take advantage of my situation and super easy to deal with. She was quick in understanding what was needed and extremely helpful. She shot us an email with her speech and asked us to give her a glance into our relationship so she can get to know us. My husband and I arent very religious so she mended her speech to satisfy us.
On the day of she arrived on time and dealing with her was the easiest part of my wedding. She knew what she had to do, she was dressed the part, had all the paper work in order. It was easy and trust me the day of you need someone like her. Her speech was so perfect, she incorporated love, friendship and linked it to me and my husband and how our long distance relationship stood the test of time.
Maricela told us she would handle the paper work and the marriage certificate would arrive in the mail. 2weeks later we received a letter stating that one of our witness had signed in the wrong place and had scratched it out and re-signed (youre supposed to have no mistakes in the final document or the court wont process it) this letter requested our officiant, Maricella, to vouch for the validity of the document and there was a $30 fee to re-submit this letter. I called her up and she was willing to meet us at a coffee shop in Simi. That day, I was an hour late to meet her as my husband got stuck at work, yet she was super nice and patiently waited.
She said she will do the needful and we offered her the $30 fee to re-submit the letter (as it was no fault of her own that our witness signed in the wrong place). She refused it and said it was part of her initial fee.
7-10 days later I messaged her asking if she did her part and if she knew when I can expect the marriage certificate. She told me she had submitted it the very next day after we met and that it shouldn't be too long now. The next day she texted telling me if Im still worried I can call the registrars office and they can do a search for me. A few days later she texted me again just to touch base and find out if I got my certificate and if everything was sorted out. I replied and was so happy to say we received the certificate the day before.
Maricela has been a blessing right from the start. She went the extra the mile to be as helpful as she can. She was polite, pleasant and super friendly. We were so glad we found her and that she was available on such short notice.
Thanks Maricela for performing such a lovely ceremony and being so easy to deal with.."