Agape Ceremonies and Events

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17 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Susanna R.

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    Oct 17, 2017Verified
    Phil and Bettina D.'s reply

    Your wedding isn’t until June, 2018! Why did you give me a 4 star review when I have not yet officiated your wedding?

  • Camille A.

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    The minister Phil was absolutely outstanding!! I rate him alone 5 stars and would recommend him to everyone I know. His wife on the other hand (who is a wedding planner which we chose NOT to hire) came in last second and started barking orders and all my bridesmaids and myself, the bride, and I was very unhappy with that. I truly wish she wouldn't have come at all to be honest. I did not appreciate her coming in and causes chaos at the very last second right befor I was to walk down the aisle, and for that reason alone i am rating them 4 stars.

      Nov 22, 2016Verified
      Phil and Bettina D.'s reply

      My wife assisted in the processional because there was confusion and she is a professional. She did not charge for this service and was merely helping where help was needed to make your wedding all that it could be. You will notice the other, very positive, reviews concerning her help. I am sorry that you thought she caused chaos, but I assure you, she prevented chaos.

    About this pro

    We believe in the God ordained institution of marriage. We believe in the couple entering into that commitment and desire to assist in making their wedding exactly what they want it to be! In wedding planning we endeavor to save you money and eliminate your stress as you prepare for you glorious day! We know and use the best vendors, and we compare and negotiate prices to get you the best value available. You will almost always spend more on vendors if you do it yourself. We are trained, professional, experienced, and knowledgeable. We design your ceremony and reception according to your wishes - after all, this is YOUR day! In officiating we get to know the couple and then design the ceremony and vows around them. It's your wedding and we want to personalize to fit you personally. Pastor Phil is an ordained non-denominational Christian Minister who takes this ministry very seriously. He provides pre-marital and post-marital biblical counsel to all of his couples, should they desire it, for free. We want your wedding to be personal and beautiful, and we want your marriage to last! As an officiant Phil enjoys seeing the faces of the bride and groom as they stand before me, captive in their love for one another. The bride's eyes (and often the groom's as well) are moist with emotion and the excitement of the moment. The love they share at that moment warms both me and their family and friends. It is one of the most wonderful of human experiences. As a wedding/event planner Bettina loves the planning, organizing, preparing, and directing the event that surpasses the clients wishes, relieves their stress, and saves them time and money. She makes her clients "heroes" to those who attend their ceremony, creating a lasting memory for all involved.

    Years in business

    18

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    13

    Number of employees

    2

    Background check

    Completed
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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        Wedding and Event planning begins at $650. Services are customizable. Decorating rentals are available. Officiant services begin at $75 for an elopement ceremony. Wedding ceremonies and rehearsals range between $150 and $250.
      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        We meet our customers for a free consultation before hiring giving us a chance to get to know one another, and giving me a chance to understand their individual desires for their ceremony/event. We meet individually if they are in need of only one of our services (i.e. officiant or wedding/event planner). Once hired we are at your service and keep in contact via phone or email. Most important to know is that we listen.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        Officiant Phil went to the Jesus Christ Light and Power House Bible School and then to Azusa Pacific University where he received his BA in Religion (Bible and Biblical theology). He has worked with many churches and heads up Oil and Wine Ministries in Boise, ID. He has officiated many weddings in Idaho, California, and Nevada. Bettina received her wedding and event certification from Penn Foster. In addition she organized and coordinated many weddings prior to her training since 2000, and many more since her graduation and the opening of Agape Ceremonies and Events.
      Coverage Area for Agape Ceremonies and Events is about 30+ miles of Eagle, ID.