Tie the Knot: Wedding & Commitment Officiating
Tie the Knot: Wedding & Commitment Officiating

Tie the Knot: Wedding & Commitment Officiating

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Introduction: Ceremony Base Rate $320 💵 Signature Only-No Ceremony Base Rate $150 Zoom Guest Services Available 💻 I Love What I Do & It Shows 💕 Have a Wedding with Aloha! 🌈 Aloha means more than "hello" and "goodbye-" It means to treat others with love, peace and compassion. Whether you are located Off-Island or Kama'aina we are here for you! Planning a wedding in Hawaii when you are located elsewhere can pose a daunting challenge. We partner with our couples to ensure that there are "no worries" throughout the process. Whether is it coordination with other vendors to ensure your day is special or simply being there to pick you up from the airport- we treat you like ‘ohana (family). Located in Kapolei, Hawaii, Officiant Rev. Rita Washington has experience with all types of services from Non-denominational, to inter-faith and with various themes such as "Lord of the Rings" and hand-fasting. Tie The Knot services the entire Honolulu region but we can travel to all the Hawaiian Islands. Services Offered Our use of technology really sets us apart. We enjoy communicating with our couples via FaceTime, Text Message and even Video Conferencing by Zoom. Payment is also accepted digitally via Apple Pay, Zelle & CashApp. Our goal is to make sure you feel supported throughout the process with multiple ways of keeping in touch. Our company is staffed by an actual married couple. Trace is more than Rev. Rita's husband- he is excellent with communication and helping to secure all of your wedding needs. Rev. Rita has a background as a counselor and life coach which makes her the perfect fit for supporting couples of all backgrounds through the emotional and tactical phases of wedding preparation. She strives to objectively create an environment and ceremony that reflects the values of the couple. Tie the Knot Wedding and Commitment Officiating offers the following services: Assistance with Coordinating both On and Off Island Non-religious ceremony Interfaith ceremony Single religion ceremony Same-Sex Weddings Civil union Pre-Marital Coaching Custom Vow writing Vow renewal Make Your Wedding Unique! Consider one of these Unity Ceremonies: Hawaiian Lei Ceremony Jumping The Broom Sand Ceremony Blended Family Rituals The 4 Tastings Unity Candle Tree Planting Hand Fasting & Tying the Knot Extra Services Available Recommendation of Wedding venues Recommendation and vetting of local vendors prior to arrival I can be involved as much or as little as you may need. Further, I have a good sense of humor and a bright charismatic personality that will truly make your experience a celebration! Whether you are local or planning your wedding from afar, Tie the Knot Wedding and Commitment Officiating is here to make sure you have an awesome experience filled with Aloha! Rev. Rita

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Mahliya R.

Wedding Officiant

My (now) husband and I were looking to have a simple beach wedding and were going to go with an officiate the DOH recommended- let me tell you, I am beyond glad we reconsidered! We just asked Rita to show up and officiate our small wedding on the beach, but she did so much more than that! Despite reaching out to her very last minute, she made our ceremony so personalized, as if we had known her for years. Her spirit is so welcoming and friendly- all our guests loved her! Not only did her and Tracey get the job done, they went above and beyond to make sure our day was special and our guests were comfortable. I would definitely recommend Rita and Tracey to anyone looking to get married whether the ceremony be big or small- they are awesome and provide much more than you pay for! Thank you guys for making our wedding day one to remember, I can't wait to have them back when my husband and I decide to renew our vows.
Feb 10, 2021
Diane S.

Wedding Officiant

“We contacted Rev. Rita on short notice and she jumped right in to help us. It was hard to find a same sex wedding officiant on Oahu and she made use feel like she was genuinely happy for us. We wanted a simple, intimate wedding. She made it special with a lei exchange and we were even blessed with an oli.”
Sep 20, 2020
Krystal L.

I found Rev Rita and Trace (the dynamic duo/husband and wife team behind Tie the Knot Officiating) through WeddingWire. Funny enough, I selected Rita because I saw that she officiated a wedding that was featured on Married at First Sight and my fiance and I were watching it the night before! We had the chance to consult with her twice on Zoom before meeting her and her husband in person a couple months before our wedding. Each time we talked with her, she was professional, charismatic, and was always one step ahead in terms of what we needed to do/prepare/write. It was so helpful, and she made us feel so comfortable and relaxed (who says that while wedding planning?!). Upon the initial consultation, she shared a guide with us about what rituals, verses, and vibes we'd like to include in our ceremony which helped us think outside the box. And once the wedding day(s) came around (yes, plural -- we used her services twice -- back to back for a family day then a friends day!), we were BLOWN AWAY by how perfectly it all went. The first ceremony was catered toward family. My husband is Korean and his family is very Christian, and my family is Filipino/American and has a Catholic religious background. She found a way to perfectly honor both sides of our family, incorporate religion to the extent that we all felt comfortable, and make respectful jokes along the way. She was able to effortlessly pull off the two Filipino wedding traditions I requested, and everyone was so impressed that she could make it so meaningful without dragging it out too long. On top of that, Trace was livestreaming the entire first day on Zoom! To say the very least, it was incredible!!! Day 2, I was thinking "How can this get any better?" But it did. It totally did. This day was for friends only. We chose to write our own vows for this ceremony, and since we already exchanged rings the day before, we decided to do a lei exchange ritual since we were getting married in Hawaii. Rita blew it out of the park this time, too, and there were no dry eyes in the audience. After the wedding, Rita was super quick to provide advice with changing my name (no small task), and she processed the marriage license on the day of the wedding which is so helpful -- less paperwork to worry about! Everything about their services were wonderful. Rita and Trace are the kinds of people you need in your wedding, and in your life overall. Book them!!
Jul 22, 2021
Lucy X.

So my (now) husband and I decided to have an intimate marriage in Hawaii, but we planned everything extremely late, however Trace and Rev Rita were extremely accommodating and were able to officiate us on the day we wanted. From communication to service to unexpected gifts, Rev Rita and Trace just went completely above and beyond. We first filled out a questionnaire about our relationship, followed by a zoom call for Rev Rita to get to know us a bit more on a personal level. Since we planned everything fairly late and had no place in mind to get married, they suggested a beautiful private beach to host the ceremony. The set up with the music and ambiance was absolutely amazing. After the ceremony they even gave us a complimentary decorative certificate along with a video and some photos! Rev Rita was extremely responsive to any questions we had and even provided some feedback on our vows! She also printed them out for us on some fancy paper so we wouldn’t forget them the day of. I would absolutely recommend Trace and Rev Rita to anyone who is looking for someone to officiate their special day. They have been happily married for almost 23 years and treat all of their customers like family. They didn’t require any deposit or payment until after the ceremony so you can definitely tell they are here to ensure you have a great wedding instead of just trying to get money from you like some other companies. All of the above mentioned factors along with so many other small gestures really showed how genuine Trace and Rev Rita were. They were truly a blessing to work with and I’m so glad we found them and chose them to wed us!
May 21, 2021
Lisa M.

Wedding Officiant

Rita was amazing! When my then Fiancé and I had no clue what we were doing regarding the requirements of a wedding. She went out of her way to help us get the information we needed! She gave us hope that although it was now the weekend and last minute we could still potentially obtain a marriage license. Which we did! She was so flexible with her schedule and agreed to marry us with one days notice! And she made it so special! She listened to what we wanted and delivered, making us feel so comfortable! She made our special day even more special! Thank you Rita for all that you did for us and all that you do for others! -Lisa and Mark
May 4, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My base rate is $320. We have extras you can choose to add to really personal your service.

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

    Typically, I like to schedule a face to face meeting prior to the services to learn more about you and your preferences for the ceremony. If requested, I can also attend the ceremony rehearsal.

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

    I am ordained to legalize the marriage license. Further, I have extensive experience leading services in front of small and large crowds.

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