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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Howard was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was SO helpful throughout planning the ceremony and answered my many crazy questions! He also helped ease my nerves before the ceremony started and I can't say enough good things about how the ceremony went! Our guests all commented on how nice he is and how much they loved his ceremony! Such an amazing person to officiate your wedding if you are looking! ❤❤❤ Thank you so much for all of your help, patience, and kindness! We appreciate it so much!Sep 30, 2019Verified
Mr. Pendley was an excellent officiant for our wedding. He performed the ceremony wonderfully.Dec 7, 2019Verified
My husband and I are so thankful to Howard for serving as our wedding officiant! We could not have had a better experience. From the first time we spoke, to meeting, to the actual ceremony, Howard was kind, professional, and made us feel so comfortable. He offered us great advice for our marriage and was really flexible when it came to our actual ceremony script. He gave us the perfect wedding that was tailored to us as a couple. Howard did a wonderful job and we could not recommend him enough!Jul 3, 2018Verified
Dr. Pendley was an exceptional officiant! My husband and I were thrilled with our ceremony. He was professional, clear and calm in his speaking voice and made our ceremony feel very romantic. I like that he took it seriously and didn't make jokes or go off script as I have seen some officiants do at other weddings. I strongly recommend Dr. Pendley, you will not be disappointed.Oct 31, 2018Verified
Howard was the first person to respond to me on Thumbtack and I knew right away we wanted him to officiate our wedding. His genuineness and kindness really shone through our contacts with each other. We planned everything short notice & he was able to accommodate us with a less then two week notice and was even able to meet us for lunch the day before. The ceremony was beautiful & we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!Apr 6, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Although I do have standard prices for my services, everything is negotiable. For local weddings, I have a very competitive flat rate. If I must travel any significant distance, the fee includes mileage and/or travel expenses.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After being contacted by new customers, I do my best to turn them from customers into friends. Whenever possible, I want to meet face to face with the couple, in order to get to know them, and to give them the opportunity to get to know me. It also allows me to find out the couple's preferences regarding their wedding ceremony. As Savannah is a popular destination for weddings--and people come here from all over the world--it's not always possible to meet with them in advance. In that case, we must do our work by telephone and e-mail.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been officiating weddings for more than fifty years. I am an ordained minister with college and seminary degrees including B.A., M.Div., and Ph.D., and three-and-a-half years of additional chaplaincy training. I was a parish pastor for 25 years. For the last 25 years, I have worked as a chaplain in hospitals, hospice, and prisons.