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Monterey Bay Wedding Officiants
Monterey Bay Wedding Officiants

Monterey Bay Wedding Officiants

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Introduction: Over the past 12 years, I have officiated over 2,000 weddings all around the Monterey Peninsula. As a 9-time Couples Choice Award Winner on WeddingWire.com (top 5% of officiants nationwide from 2012-2020). Note: I only ask for reviews from one site so you may not find a lot here but you will if you Google my name), my ceremony package includes: - Unlimited consultations by phone and email - If you chose one of my custom ceremonies (written completely from scratch), we can also meet face-to-face to discuss all of your preferences - A wedding questionnaire that will assist me in creating a ceremony that is a great fit for you. - Samples of wedding vows and ring ceremonies - Samples of different rituals that can be performed to help personalize your ceremony (e.g. sand ceremony, love letter and wine box, rose) - I will show up promptly for your ceremony (at least 20 minutes in advance) Keep in mind I actually live on the Monterey Peninsula (you won't have to worry about me running into traffic on my way to your wedding from San Jose, Sacramento or San Francisco - Rehearsal attendance is optional but if you need assistance I can do anything from just going over the ceremony to running the entire rehearsal from start to finish. As a part-time wedding planner, I have assisted with over 400 weddings. I love meeting new people and hearing about their love story. Every couple is unique and my goal is to be able to talk about your journey and share your celebration with all of your family and friends.

Serves Seaside, CA

1 employee

12 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

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Facebook, Instagram

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12 photos and 2 videos

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3 reviews


Briann M.

We worked with Brian Borgia at Monterey Wedding Officiants. He was friendly and professional. Brian worked around our busy schedule for our initial meeting. He had a questionnaire for us to fill out, which consisted of what type of ceremony we were looking for, how my husband and I met, basically our love story. There was no pressure to get it done right then and there, which was GREAT! After we met Brian we knew we wanted him to be our officiant. He created our wedding ceremony based on the information we gave him off of the questionnaire. As my husband and I read it, we began to tear up, it was so beautifully written! Brian was also present for our rehearsal, he was so organized and creative, he definitely took the edge off. On our wedding day it was nothing less than perfect! Brian did a fabulous job. It was an honor working with him. We would definitely recommend Monterey Wedding Officiants to couples looking for an officiant.
Jan 6, 2015
Denise L.

Brian didn't just "officiate" our wedding on 9-28-14...he told a "Love Story" of our family. Brian took the time to really understand what we wanted from our ceremony. He was very organized and had an amazing template that made it very easy to plan our wedding ceremony. Brian's extra attention to detail and his outstanding presentation style is a testament to his unique talents and his desire to make every couple's wedding day extra special. Look no further....you have found the perfect person to officiate your wedding!!
Jan 5, 2015
Waylon H.

Absolutely the perfect man for the job! We wanted our ceremony to be about sharing our extremely unique love story and Brian Borgia flawlessly gave us the ceremony we envisioned. He wonderfully painted a picture in our guests minds of the love my bride and I have for each other and exactly why we were marrying each other. Brain took the time to learn about each of our lives and how we ended up together after not seeing each other for 18 years. I have great respect for those who truly have a passion for what they do and it's apparent that Brian definitely loves what he does. A true professional every step of the way. Our day was absolutely perfect and Brain Borgia played a huge role in putting together the best day of our lives!
Jan 13, 2015


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

    All of my fees can be found on my site at Monterey Bay Wedding Officiants. For 2021, they range from $260 for a small elopement up to $425 for a custom-written ceremony and consultations. In comparison to other professional wedding officiants with equal experience, I am in about the mid-low range of fees. I also offer helpful advice as a planner.

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

    When you decide to hire me to officiate your wedding or renewal, my goal is to work together with you to craft the perfect ceremony. If you chose one of my pre-written, beautiful ceremonies, our communication will be by phone, email and Skype. If you chose one of my custom written ceremonies, we will also meet in person to discuss your wedding in great detail. I am all about no stress and doing my very best to tell your love story.

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

    - Graduated from Santa Clara University (a top 10 Western region university) - Graduate of the Dale Carnegie public speaking course - For over 27 years, I have been involved in event planning working with hotels and event centers. - As owner of a wedding company, I have assisted in planning over 300 weddings (offering you an additional set of eyes and ears to ensure your wedding goes as planned). - Member of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants - Coursework at Wedding MBA (specifically for wedding officiants)

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