Wedding Ceremonies by Edna

Longwood, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am flexible and understand and respect people, their beliefs and orientations. My entire career has been working with diverse people, their needs and visions. I have officiated and planned many weddings successfully. I now choose to dedicate my time to officiating. I am one of very few Central Florida Officiants authorized to assist couples (residents and non-residents) obtain their marriage license by mail. As a happily married woman, I am proud to support marriage equality for all. My husband works with me coordinating sound and ceremony music. Starting January 6, 2015 we will officiate FL LGBT weddings. We strive to make the entire process smooth and enjoyable.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The end. When the couple happily says "I do" or at the end of the day when they leave after a happy and enjoyable wedding ready to start a new life together. Nothing compares.
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Location

Longwood, FL 32752

Years in business

18

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

119

Reviews

62 Reviews
  • Maribel S. Apr 10, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    April wedding
    She was amazing. Felt like family. Thank you Etna.
    Edna B. Apr 10, 2017

    Maribel and Adam, Thank you for sharing this most special day with me! I wish you all the best, Edna

  • Ash N. Jan 16, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    A joy!
    Edna presided over our marriage ceremony but she did more than that. She prepared such lovely wording for our wedding, that it made the moment more special. She had joy in her heart which was evident in the smiles she brought to our faces. I recommend her very highly!!
  • Erica L. Dec 23, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great officiant!
    Easy to work with and very accommodating, and we hired her on short notice. The ceremony was lovely, and Edna translated key moments to Spanish so my Cuban grandparents could also feel included. Her attitude was positive the entire time, even when we had some delays that caused her to have to use a flashlight to read at our outdoor wedding. Thanks for being a part of our big day!
  • Christine C. Dec 18, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    This is the Officiant you want to hire!
    Edna is the best! She really knows her stuff! What a professional lady, she knows how to make everyone comfortable and is very accommodating! Thank you Edna, you are worth your weight in gold!
  • Carmen C. Dec 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eloquent, unhurried and wonderful
    Edna was wonderful. Her eloquence and unhurried pace made for a beautiful ceremony. She embraced our message and conveyed it lovingly. Being bilingual, we were especially grateful that she was able to include some Spanish wording for our guests with limited english. We had a wonderful experience.
  • Renee K. Nov 7, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Outstanding!
    Edna was our officiant for our ceremony and she is just outstanding! It couldn't have been better. So professional and wonderful. Thank you Edna, you made our day that much more special :)
    Edna B. Nov 7, 2016

    Thank you! It was our pleasure.

  • Caroline F. Sep 30, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Totally satisfied!
    Edna was amazing! We loved her!
  • Maida S. Aug 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Yanira V. Jul 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    She is awesome and lovely 😍
  • Alicia R. Jun 14, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    I love her and I'm blessed to perform our ceremony. She was very personal and helped us plan our ceremony intimate details. Nate and I thank you Ms. Edna
  • Nicola B. Jun 8, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Fantastic ceremony performed by Edna. Happily met up before wedding and went over ceremony. Read information about our families as if she knew them personally. Very happy with ceremony!
  • Cinnamon F. May 31, 2016
    The planning couldnt have gone smoother, thanks to Edna! She helped us get an out of state marriage license and made our day very special.
  • Leslie B. May 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My wedding was a great success!! Absolutely 100% satisfied...They were there for me in a pinch and I am greatly appreciative. Beautiful ceremony
  • Jessenia B. May 16, 2016
    Catholic Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was very professional throughout the whole process. Made our life so much easier by helping with the marriage license. I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony. Thank you!!! Mr. & Mrs. Che
  • Karyna D. May 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Our wedding is not until next year, but I am already so excited to have Edna add her special touch to our ceremony! She is passionate, sweet, creative, and definitely takes pride in her work! Edna has definitely put me at ease for my wedding day, and reminded my fiance and I about what matters most on that special day (aka do not sweat the details, it is totally about the love you share with your counterpart).
  • Tami H. Apr 21, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    shes freaking awesome such a beautiful soul and lady. she is flexible and i couldnt ask for no one better. shes so cute.
  • Alexandra B. Apr 14, 2016
    Edna acted as an officiant for our wedding - she did a wonderful job and I could not have wished for anyone better. Her attention to detail, and her connection to us as a family made our special day even more meaningful.
    Edna B. Apr 14, 2016

    Alex and Brant, Thank you! You are an inspiration and I wish you and your beautiful family only all the good that life has to offer! Regards, Edna

  • Milly V. Apr 11, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She was great and our wedding ceremony was perfect!
  • Mike M. Apr 3, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    There are no words to express the amazing job Edna did. It is like we have a new member of our family. Her passion and genuine love for what she does and those she works with is beyond beautiful. Edna's attention to detail and calming personality makes stressful times easy. I can not say enough about her.
  • Kelli G. Mar 21, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Based on my working experience w Mrs. Edna I found her work to be top notch and would highly recommend her. She definitely is passionate about what she does and it shoes in her work. You know her heart is in her work. I would describe her as professional, kind, detail oriented, diligent and reliable.
  • Ruby L. Mar 21, 2016
    Because this was a 10 year vow renewal ceremony, I had no specific expectations from her as an officiant. However, it was clear after a few emails that she was committed to ensuring that we had a more than just a ceremony. She made suggestions and was very receptive to my questions. She made a vow renewal ceremony as special as if it was our official wedding day! She even accompanied our 10 year old son as he exited the ceremony. A true Blessing!!
  • Sandra N. Mar 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna is very professional, came right on time, ceremony was flawless!!
    Edna B. Mar 21, 2016

    Sandra, Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of such an important event for your family. I truly enjoyed meeting and working with all of you. My warmest best wishes to our Bride and Groom!

  • Sally D. Mar 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was awesome..She did exactly what we wanted. .we highly recommend her! Thanks Edna!
    Edna B. Mar 21, 2016

    Thank you S & C! We enjoyed your ceremony and meeting you and your awesome friends and family. I sincerely wish you a continued lifetime of joy and happiness. Edna

  • Cheryl G. Mar 7, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Officiant was terribly rude to me, my husband and my family!! We were in total shock by her service not only because of her attitude she got my name during the ceremony wrong twice, calling me by the name of Charlene? Eek!! Not to mention I had actually detailed to her and in her questionnaire that I wanted to go by my middle name in the ceremony presentation u can tell she was not prepared herself as she didn't even look over the slight change in the ending of the script : ( Aftee rushing me and my husband when she got to the ceremony 30 mins before during our pictures!! Also not a minute after the presentation in front of my guests after my farther walked me down the isle she questioned whether she was going to get the other half of her payment I was sooo embarrassed by this service!! I believe all reviews must be a fake this lady did an absolute 360 in attitude (not mention all her rude comments to my guests, my husband, and I) buyer beware: save ur money and go else where!
    Edna B. Mar 10, 2016

    Dear Cheryl (Emily) and Dwight, I am sincerely sorry you were unhappy with your ceremony. It is always my goal to provide my couples with the a wedding experience that surpasses their expectations. Throughout my officiating career, I have always done so and so I assure you, my reviews are genuine and factual. While I disagree with the events as reported here, I cannot undo your perception and good customer service mandates not only listening to your customers but also learning from the experience. I have done both. Nevertheless, I must clarify one point that goes to the core of who I am. I am neither rude nor unprepared. Had I been rude I am sure I would not have been asked to stay for your reception by a number of family members including Dwight's Mom. The name issue is particularly disturbing as I clearly told you when we met to discuss your ceremony that I use your legal name in the ceremony. While this is not the proper venue to fully dispute all of the statements you incorrectly reported here, I will only say again, I am sorry you were disappointed. I enjoyed meeting you and I sincerely wish you both only happiness and joy in your marriage. Regards, Edna Type your response to this review.

  • Tina L. Feb 28, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Edna B. Mar 1, 2016

    Thank you Tina! It was wonderful meeting you and Michael. I wish you all the best!!

  • Leonard W. Feb 9, 2016
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was awesome, she made the ceremony so personal, incorporating things from each of us. So many friends commented it was one of the best they had ever witnessed. Will recommend her to all my friends.
    Edna B. Mar 1, 2016

    Thank you Len, you and Bill are an inspiration and I completely enjoyed meeting you and your families. My best wishes to both of you for a lifetime of happiness. EJB

  • Michaela H. Jan 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I very much liked Edna's profile and would have loved to have her officiate but in two weeks I have not been able to communicate with her in order to actually hire her. Sorry, but response time is one of my pet peeves.
    Edna B. Jan 26, 2016

    Michaela, I am sorry I was unable to respond to you. I sincerely apologize and absolutely understand your upset. I hope you have had success in locating an Officiant, and if now, please let me know. My family issues are now under control and am back at work. Thank you! EJB

  • Elizabeth B. Dec 20, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Edna B. Mar 1, 2016

    Thank you Elizabeth! My best wishes! EJB

  • Tisha W. Nov 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    I found Edna on Thumbtack and I'm so glad I did. After my fiancé and I decided to cancel our huge wedding and opt for a smaller more intimate ceremony I was in the need for an officiant who could perform the ceremony over the Thanksgiving holiday while my daughter was in town. Edna and her husband Ed did not disappoint. Her price was more than reasonable and she treated my wedding wants with a care and professionalism beyond my expectations. Edna made great recommendations for the ceremony and acted as a planner during the event. While her husband took pictures (which was such a pleasant surprise) she made a point to make sure all of the highlights were captured from our first kiss as a couple to cutting the cake, Edna was thoughtful, responsive and kind. Edna and Ed joined us for dinner afterward and made the event extra special with her warm personality and attention to every detail. I cannot say enough about her services. Top notch all the way and every detail was covered. My intimate ceremony was more than I ever imagined and was told by attendees that it was more beautiful than anticipated on such short notice. Choose Edna for your special day and you will not be disappointed.
    Edna B. Dec 11, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your most special day with us. Ed and I had a wonderful time helping you make this day all you hoped it would be. Our best wishes to you for a lifetime of happiness! E & E

  • Ann-Marie W. Oct 29, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was the first Officiant we met with and right away I knew she was the perfect choice! The words she chose for our ceremony were absolutely beautiful! The balance between English & Spanish was so well done! My guests also raved about the wording and how pleasant and cheerful Edna is. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect Officiant! Take the time to meet with her because you will be pleased! Edna, thank you again for putting together a perfect ceremony! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The Wilsons
    Edna B. Nov 11, 2015

    Thank You for sharing your wonderful wedding day with me. I totally enjoyed your service and getting to know you. My best wishes to you for a lifetime of happiness!

  • Alicia F. Oct 28, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was fantastic!! Every step in the process and every question I had, was handled both professionally and sincerely! Thanks for being a part of our special day!
    Edna B. Nov 11, 2015

    Thank You! I truly enjoyed your wedding and beautiful family. Best wishes and may you continue to live happily ever after!

  • Daniel D. Oct 18, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very professional and elegant. Wonderful experience and was able to fit us in in a pinch.
    Edna B. Nov 11, 2015

    Thank You! I am so happy to have been part of your wedding day. My best wishes to you for a long and happy marriage.

  • Mike A. Oct 6, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent job.
    Edna B. Oct 6, 2015

    Thank you! Our best wishes to you!

  • Toni S. Oct 5, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very professional and very attentive throughout the process. It was great to have you as part of our special day.
    Edna B. Oct 6, 2015

    Toni and Joey, thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day. You had the BEST "Bestmen" ever! :) I sincerely wish you all a lifetime of happiness!

  • Jocelyne D. Aug 24, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I selected Edna to be the officant for my wedding. I am extremely glad that I did. Not only was she diligent with all the process but she also was my voice of reason. Mother nature took over all of the preparations and last minute changes had to be arranged. It was not a walk in the park but with Edna's assistance and flexibility my ceremony was the ray of sunshine that broke through the storm. I thank you dearly Edna for making my day so special!!!!
    Edna B. Aug 31, 2015

    Jocelyne, Thank you so very much for allowing me to perform your wedding ceremony. It is because of weddings like yours that I love what I do. I am glad you are pleased and more importantly, that I was able to help you make your day special, no matter what Mother Nature said or did! :) Our best wishes to you for a lifetime of happiness!

  • Marisol C. Aug 13, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was a true pleasure to work with! She is a dedicated professional who is genuine and sincere. She conducted our wedding ceremony wonderfully, and I'm forever grateful for that. She did an amazing job from beginning to end. I highly recommend Edna! I give her 5 Shining Stars
  • Louis V. Jul 17, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Phenomenal officiant!! She made my wedding an exceptional occasion with all the support she provided up front and throughout the planning process. During the ceremony I, being a strong manly type, felt I was going to breakdown and turn into a weeping willow and Edna, being the amazing at what she does, said it was okay if I did..... That reaffirming word, her supportive nature, and professionalism makes her tops in my book. Oh, lest I forget she is super detail-oriented, my wife is detail-oriented and she loved working with Edna because she over delivered!!! If you're looking for an officiant look no further...Trust me you will not be disappointed.
    Edna B. Jul 20, 2015

    Louis and Gabriella, Your wedding was wonderful, beautiful and the love you have for each other and your families was brightly shinning that day. All the best to you always, and again, Thank You for sharing your day with us!

  • Season P. May 28, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was a great person to have at our wedding and to officiate it for us. She's sweet, kind, and truly loves what she does. I am very thrilled I chose her! She blended very elegantly with our families as we joined together as one yesterday. Thank you, Edna for doing a beautiful job and being part of our ceremony!
    Edna B. Jun 2, 2015

    It was truly our pleasure! I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

  • Alex R. Apr 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was an amazing officiant. She accommodated us in making the ceremony as church like as possible. She was able to proform the wedding in English and Spanish very well. Her attitude is part non. I Highly recommend Edna Bautista.
    Edna B. May 12, 2015

    Alex it was my pleasure and honor to perform your and Fernando's wedding ceremony. From the moment I met you both and your Mom, I knew this was going to be an outstanding experience, and it was! Thank you for sharing your special day with me. I wish you a lifetime of bliss and happiness!

  • Tamara S. Apr 17, 2015
    We really enjoyed our experience with Edna. She was very professional and provided us with a good photographer. Our wedding was short and sweet and Edna made sure everything was done and perfect for us. It was a pleasure to work with her and she also respected the fact that we were a same sex couple and we loved that about her. Thank you so much Edna. T and W
    Edna B. Apr 21, 2015

    T & W, It was truely an honor to perform your ceremony! You are a wonderful couple and I wish you only the best and a lifetime of joy and happiness. Regards, Edna

  • Stacy B. Apr 1, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was amazing! She's organized and very knowledgeable. She calmed all my nerves and made the ceremony a wonderful, non stressful experience. Thank you Edna!
    Edna B. Apr 5, 2015

    Stacy and Ken thank you for letting me share in your special day! You have a wonderful new blended family. I loved working with your beautiful girls! Be Happy :)

  • Jeremy C. Mar 25, 2015
    Edna and her husband Ed are AMAZING! Not only do they go the extra mile to make your day special, they are kind and caring! We had a very small private ceremony (just the two of us) and Edna made it magical and memorable! Thank you for everything Edna & Ed! J. Cope
    Edna B. Mar 25, 2015

    We loved performing your ceremony and wish you both a life time of happiness! Thank you for allowing us to be part of your most special day.

  • Janice R. Mar 17, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Me encanto. Super profecional, no dejo q mis nervios se apoderaran de mi y me ayudo mucho emocionalmente. Gracias Edna, eres espectacular!!! Te doy un 100!!!!!
    Edna B. Mar 18, 2015

    Thank you so much Janice! I enjoyed working on your bilingual ceremony and helping you and Abraham have a wonderful day. Gracias por permitirnos el honor de participar en su boda. Muchos deseos para que tengan una vida feliz.

  • Lana B. Feb 26, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was great to work with. She was very flexible to accomodate our needs in order to have agreat painting ceremony !
    Edna B. Feb 26, 2015

    Thank you Lana! We saw you as we were leaving - you were on the balcony during your reception and you guys looked AWESOME and happy! Thank you for sharing your special day with us!

  • Roxanne S. Jan 7, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rick and I were wed on New Year's Eve in Kissimmee during a family reunion. From the very first contact with Edna in August, I felt that she was exactly who we were looking for to perform our wedding ceremony. The ceremony language that she drafted was beautiful and we did not change a word. Our wedding day was very special and Edna was part of making it that way. I would highly recommend Edna to perform wedding ceremonies. Thank you Edna!
    Edna B. Jan 23, 2015

    Rick and Roxanne, what a terrific way to end the year and start a new one! We loved performing your wedding on New Years Eve and am so glad you were pleased with ceremony. All our best to your awesome and wonderful family! Our best wishes always!

  • Grace W. Jan 1, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I couldn't be anymore happier with the way Edna handled the details of our wedding! From the day we first talked to the day of our wedding! She was very professional with our communications but more important she has a very warm, friendly personality that made me feel so comfortable with her. I highly recommend Edna for your wedding needs!
    Edna B. Jan 2, 2015

    Grace and Vernon, you were a delight to work with. We enjoyed working with you and your family immensely. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness!

  • Kimberly K. Dec 10, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna officiated my wedding in Mead Gardens this past October. She did an absolutely wonderful job. With planning my wedding I had a lot going on and didn't get to correspond with her as much as I wanted. Still Edna created a ceremony that felt very true to us. Thank you do much!
    Edna B. Dec 11, 2014

    Kimberly, It was my pleasure! I hope your honeymoon in Costa Rica was all you hoped it would be and more! My best wishes to you for a lifetime of happiness. Regards, Edna

  • Cynthia A. Dec 7, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna made everything so easy for us. She gave made a rough draft and a final outline of the ceremony. And she had no problem when we asked to make a few changes. She spoke so eloquently at the ceremony and was everything we could have hoped for.I would recommend her to anyone.
    Edna B. Dec 8, 2014

    Thank you Cynthia and Kevin! You were an awesome couple to work with and I really did enjoy performing your wedding on my birthday. It was great to be part of such a joyful occasion. I wish you a lifetime of happiness! Regards, Edna

  • Linda R. Oct 27, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna officiated at my daughter's wedding ceremony and we could not have been more happy with her work! She is a true professional, yet easy to talk to when it comes to the details of the wedding service. Edna traveled quite far to attend the wedding but she arrived early and in smiles. She is very compassionate when it comes to customizing the vows and was patient with the frazzled bride. When rain interfered with the plans, Edna was very flexible and was willing to wait to see if the rain stopped. The words she chose to perform the service were so lovely, it was a wonderful start to my daughter and son in laws' "happily ever after".
  • Sarah P. Oct 20, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was very professional and polite. We could not have asked for a more beautiful ceremony. I would highly recommend Edna!
    Edna B. Oct 20, 2014

    Sarah and Mark, Thank you for allowing us to be part of your lovely candlelight ceremony Saturday night. It was my pleasure. My most sincere best wishes to you for a lifetime of happiness. Regards, Edna

  • Samantha G. Oct 14, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna and her husband were absolutely amazing! Edna was very thorough with us in the days and moments leading up to the ceremony. She is super sweet and caring (she even put band aids on my ankle after my shoes gave me cuts). The ceremony was beautiful and perfect and we couldnt have asked for anything more. Thank you so much Edna for helping make our special day so wonderful!!!
    Edna B. Oct 14, 2014

    Samantha and Cory, your vows WOWED us and your family and friends are really cool too! We truly enjoyed being a part of your wedding and sincerely wish you only the best. Regards, Edna

  • Carol W. Aug 25, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    EDNA WAS EXCELLENT,SHE HELPED WITH EVERYTHING THAT WAS NEEDED,HER VOICE,COMPASSION,SHE IS A WARM HUMAN PERSON AND AND CARING.SHE KNEW WHAT THE BRIDE WANTED AND CARRIED THAT OUT THROUGH THE CEREMONY.NOTHING WENT WRONG ,SHE IS JUST AWNSOME.WE LOVED THE CEREMONY HER APPREANCE,HER VOICE,AND YES SHE WAS ON TIME.WE WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE.
    Edna B. Aug 25, 2014

    Carol, Thank You so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with all of you. Seeing Ashley's tears of joy made it that much better! Regards, Edna

  • Brent M. Aug 24, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Working with Edna was an absolulte blast. Edna was wonderful to me and my bride. She made every effort to make our day just the way we wanted it. We also changed a few things along the way and Edna was able to be flexible and do what ever it took to make it work. The ceremony that Edna did for us was absolutely beautiful. Our wedding was a destination wedding. With just my bride and I. No wedding party. Edna was able to make everything perfect for us. We have zero complaints. And would recommend anyone and everyone to us Edna for their wedding. Thanks again so much Edna. Sincerely Brent and Lauren Mason.
    Edna B. Aug 25, 2014

    Brent and Lauren, your wedding was so lovely and peaceful. I am so pleased I was able to help you have the wedding day you wanted it to be!. My fondest and best wishes to you! Edna

  • Jennifer W. Aug 4, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was a perfect choice for our ceremony. She was very attentive to how we wanted our ceremony to be during the planning stage. Enda did a fabulous job as our wedding officiant. We couldn't have picked a more friendly and professional lady.
    Edna B. Aug 4, 2014

    Thank you Jennifer I truly enjoyed meeting you and your family!

  • Susan B. Jul 21, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was puntual professional and extremely courteous. We were very happy we chose her for our special day. We recommend her highly.
    Edna B. Jul 21, 2014

    Thank you Susan!

  • Carrie N. Jul 6, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    If you want your special day to be exactly how you want you can't go wrong hiring Edna. She helped in making our day be perfect. She is a delight to work with. I can not recommend her high enough. Thanks for everything you did and thanks to your special helper ;-)
    Edna B. Jul 21, 2014

    Thank you Carrie!

  • Cheryl C. Jun 30, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna is a very professional and caring woman, thanks for everything.
  • Dawn N. Jun 29, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Edna thank you so much for helping us "make it happen" & on such short notice. We wanted to share our day with Edwards army buddies while we where in Florida for there first reunion since dessert storm .You really came through for us ! So exciting we received our marriage certificate in the mail yesterday with in 8 days
  • Benny P. Jun 22, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Edna was a pleasure to work with and very professional without being cold or distant. She went through the process with us quickly and efficiently, and we felt at ease with choosing her. She shared our views on the ceremony and when the day came, all was precisely as promised. I will highly recommend her to any and all who want an officiant with a big heart that truly loves her duties.
  • Kimberly R. Jun 3, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Edna B. Jun 22, 2014

    Thank you for the rating Kimberly and Michael! I truly enjoyed performing your service and meeting your wonderful family. I loved the photo of you speaking so much, I have placed it as my profile picture on Thumbtack! You are a beautiful couple and I wish you much joy in your married life! Regards, Edna

  • Peter S. May 28, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    What a wonderful experience we had with Edna. She was our officiant at our small ceremony at Lake Eola. She is relate-able, spiritual, and quite a delight. She was also able to accommodate us on very short notice. I highly recommend her for any size audience too. Thanks Edna! You Rock!!!
    Edna B. Jun 6, 2014

    Thank you so much Peter and Anne! I'd love to have a picture, if it's OK. Regards, Edna

  • Brittany S. May 21, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Edna B. Jun 22, 2014

    Brittany, Thank you so much for your rating! I am very much looking forward to performing your wedding ceremony. Regards, Edna

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We usually meet with the couple before signing a contract to discuss their plans and vision. Once we agree we are a good fit for them, we complete a questionnaire and agree upon the ceremony details. We attend the rehearsal if agreed upon and perform the ceremony as discussed. We immediately file the Marriage License to the appropriate County Clerk of the Court for recording.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified wedding specialist by Weddings Beautiful, a division of the National Bridal Service. I attend the annual Wedding Merchants Business Academy (Weddings MBA) conference - the largest industry conference with speakers from, The Knot, Wedding-Wire, Martha Stewart Weddings,Perfect Wedding Guide. And I also go to local bridal shows to see what is popular in Central Florida.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My Officiating fee is an all inclusive fee. Please note the only additional fee is for travel beyond 40 miles from Seminole County, rehearsal attendance and license by mail services. Please call me for a consultation. It's free!.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My sister and I owned a bridal salon. We grew the business to include Wedding Planning and Officiating wedding ceremonies. When my sister became ill and unable to work, we had to close the salon as well as the wedding coordinating/planning side of the business. I did not want to stop working wiht weddings so I continued officiating, as I still do today.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We perform and solemnize the marriage ceremony. We are authorized to assist couples by obtaining their FL marriage license for them by mail. This is legally done and verifiable. We help couples design their wedding ceremony. We provide a sound system during the ceremony for microphone and music (optional and at no additional cost). Marriage license to the appropriate Clerk of the Courts after the wedding. My most important job is making sure the moment is pleasantly memorable.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently loved helping a Bride from Kansas and Groom from Michigan obtain their license by mail and married them in an intimate family ceremony in Kissimmee, FL. At no additional cost, we provided not only the music and sound for the ceremony but also back round music before and after the ceremony. Since they did not have a DJ, as a gift to the couple, my husband unexpectedly played Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" for their first dance. The couple and family were delighted and moved. It was a great day!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Have a vision but do not get stuck on it. Have a voice but also listen. Remember the end game: An enjoyable, happy day that sets the pace for the rest of your lives together.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Wedding Professionals must be detailed, timely and task oriented. We listen to our clients and deliver on that. We are not a member of the wedding party; we are not your parent or decision maker. We listen, advise and deliver.