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About A CT Justice of the Peace & Minister

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Voted #1 wedding officiant in CT since 2007, Marie Tyler Wiley will make sure your day is full of fun and joy.

I am good for the whole enchilada. I can help you make informed decisions about all of your vendors and AND answer any question you might have about the wedding buisness...trust me...I can help you with all of details.

Put another way...I literally could EASILY pull together the wedding of your dreams in 24 hours flat. I know my business and everyone in it!!

And the ONE thing you will always hear from all my reviews you find on line (just Google Marie Tyler Wiley) is that I am completely on the ball and make life easy for my couples! :) There's no guess work after you hire me! :).


P.O. Box 151, Mystic, CT
Mystic, CT 06355

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  • 1/5 stars

    At first, Marie seemed like a very warm, loving person who cares a lot about her clients. I really thought she was going to do a great job. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan.

    Marie performed the wrong ceremony at our wedding. Instead of reading the personalized ceremony that my fiancé and I had written, she read one of her templates. The ceremony ended up being very generic, and honestly, kind of weird. She asked a random guest to come up and read an Apache love poem (no, we're not Native American). She teased us during the ceremony about our exceptionally long engagement. When it came time to recite the (incorrect) vows, she repeatedly criticized me for not speaking loud enough, even though I was trying not to cry and make a scene in front of everyone. I tried to whisper “This isn’t the right ceremony” several times throughout the ceremony, but she wasn’t paying attention to me. She was more concerned with cracking jokes and making the guests laugh. Marie has a very strong personality, and I felt that she tried to upstage us at our own wedding!

    When the ceremony was over, I asked her why she didn't perform the right ceremony. She actually started arguing with my fiancé and me! She insisted that she didn't read the wrong thing, and wouldn't admit she was mistaken until showed her the email that contained a copy of our ceremony. In the end, she gave $100 back to one of my groomsmen, and sent us an apology email. I was a little offended that she didn't offer us a full refund or even call us to apologize.

    Overall, I think she's a nice person, but I would never recommend her to anyone. She needs to be more careful about reading the right ceremony, or at least be willing to admit fault and apologize when necessary. Nothing will ever change the fact that I didn’t get to say “I do!” at my wedding, but an apology would have gone a long way.

  • 5/5 stars

    My hubby and I were married in September of 2012 and people still talk about how our ceremony was amazingly fun and "us". I was concerned that it was too fun, but everyone loved it because it showed the personality of my hubby and myself. She helped personalize a wedding ceremony to us including sharing a pint of beer (instead of wine ceremony). Very professional and outstanding! She definitely caters to what the bride and groom desires with adding her own twist.

  • 5/5 stars

    Marie was perfect from the moment we met her. Warm, funny, friendly, and hilarious. The day was a dream due to both her and my handsome groom. Seriously, she takes all the stress out of the day and makes it uniquely you. ❤️

  • 5/5 stars

    My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Marie back in September 2012. She was the MOST amazing justice of the peace! She married us at Elihu Island in Mystic, CT. Before you read anymore, she is the best! You have to book her for your wedding! She was there for us and went above and beyond for us. She took the time to have us fill out a questionnaire and spent time getting to know us so our day would be perfect. There were many emails back and fourth and phone calls to ensure that she understood exactly what we wanted and she gave us guidelines, she was awesome! Marie has the most bubbly energetic sincere personality and she makes you feel at ease, relaxed and ready for your special day. My husband and I highly recommend her, shes amazing. Look no further and book her today!

  • 5/5 stars

    Marie married a couple at a wedding I recently attended. It was obvious that she took the time to get to know the couple and did her homework. Her service was heartfelt, intimate, caring, funny and best of all..just long enough.kudos Mrs. Wiley

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Weddings (and btw...I marry any and everyone!
Vow renewels
Baby Blessings
House/yacht blessings
Life celebrations (aka funerals)

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. My jobs are my joys. My life is the best because of all of my couples. They simply Rock the Big One! :)
Okay...so in order the last 3 jobs:
Saltwater Farm Vineyard in beautiful Stonington,CT. OMG...the best! :)
Stonecroft B&B...a gorgeous venue for a private wedding.
Mystic Seaport is the quentinscential venue for the out of the box wedding...it's gorgeous. And finally (yes, that's right...I can't count...we're up to 4 now;)
The Mystic Aquarium...anyone who gets married there is a lucky person! :)

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I suggest to all my couples that anyone for anything...having to do with your wedding...Google their names. Now a days...you get the Good...the Bad and the Ugly :O :)~

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. I wish all of my couples knew how easy it is to not only get married...but to get married in CT as well. There's no waiting...no test...no witness' need. Oh and s.e.CT is the best place...the prettiest place in CT. That's why Julia Roberts called it "A little slice of Heaven" back when in her breakout film...Mystic Pizza.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. First things first...google them to see what people are saying about them. Then...meet or speak on the phone...and follow your gut instinct! Ask if they are willing to accommodate your preferences...:)

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. When you are looking for a wedding officiant they want to know certain things;
1. what date is your wedding & time
2. how many in your wedding party (means...will you need a rehearsal)
3. how many are coming
4. where is it going to be held. :)

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I became a wedding officiant, one who marry's those in love, because of the yahoo who married us 20 something years ago. So I basically live vicariously through my couples giving them the marriage I believe everyone deserves! That's why I've been Voted 1 for 5 yrs straight!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. OMG...I meet THE BEST people in the world! My couples are absolutely, hands down...the best! :)

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. "How do you get your license in CT?"

You must obtain your wedding license from the town clerks office IN THE TOWN...where you plan to marry. Town Clerks in CT are only open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4pm.

It cost $50 which includes the $20 to automatically send you a certified copy for your records.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Let's try this...OMG...i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee my couples!!! ;)

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I wish everyone when engaged...would first find their officiant. I know it's not as romantic as buying flowers or picking out a venue...but here's the deal...At the end of the day if you haven't gotten a wedding officiant...you simply have had a really expensive party.

Where by...if you get me first...you don't have to re-invent the wheel. This is my business and literally w/in 24 hrs we have your entire wedding pulled together and wonderfully I might add! :)

Trust me...I make it one stop shopping!!!

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I became a wedding officiant because of the yahoo who married us. Suffice to say that I live vicariously through all my couples giving them the wedding I believe every deserves and wants!!!

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. Actually every wedding I do...I am proud of because I always do my best...and give them a ceremony they will never forget. :) Full of joy and happiness!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Always!

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. There will always be the need for the professional officiant...key word; professional. When you find someone you're interested in hiring...Google their name...because on line you will find the good, the bad and the ugly :P

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. I don't think this really applies to my buisness...and...I did redo my office! :)

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. The best way to differentiate my pricing system is to take you there through this link;


This way you can see for yourself what it's all about. :)

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. You've got to LOVE what you do or you'll never be happy.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is the ability to infuse joy into peoples lives. Sincerely...I love making other's happy! :)

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. OMG...I have got to take back over my own website. Love my web person and I am so picky...I'd be wicked poor if I called her every time I wanted to change something. :P

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Who should I hire to get married?

answer; Marie Tyler Wiley.

I say that because I am the best. You will never find anyone more devoted, caring and dependable than me. This is my lives mission. I love what I do and do what I love! ;)

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What do you think about destination weddings?

answer: they are great especially if you decide to come to beautiful, gorgeous, fun Mystic, CT.

Mystic is a little slice of heaven! Check it out at my website. :) www.ACTjusticeofthePeace.com

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Why is there such a decrepancy amounst cost when it comes to wedding officiants?

answer; Mostly it boils down to professionalism, dependability and intent.

That means if they're great at what they do...they normally charge more because you are paying for experience. Yes, you could get married for $200. but would that person have the where with all to give you the perfect ceremony? Those, like me who are in the biz...know every vendor and can handle mostly any situtaion that could ever come up.

Also the pros' will work with you to give you THE CEREMONY that you want...not just something they have handy to blurt out.

Finally...INTENT; some officiants don't care about you...you're just a number and the faster you're in an out...life is good...they've made money and not committed themselves to you...even if it's $100. They're happy.

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