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Final Word Connection Dr. David McFadden
Final Word Connection Dr. David McFadden

Final Word Connection Dr. David McFadden

$450
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Introduction: I am an experienced officiant and would love to have the opportunity to chat with you about your wedding. I am uniquely equipped with the ability to lead you through the entire process so that you fully understand every aspect of your ceremony. I offer you many options on how to construct your ceremony so that it fits you well as a couple. I am a great people person and have the ability to help everyone involved feel at home when preparing for and being involved in a wedding ceremony. You will want someone who can easily connect with the family and friends who will be there. A wedding ceremony is one of those very special times in the life of a couple and their families that everyone looks forward to. It is a great experience to be involved in such a good time with families and to be able to lead them in an experience that is unique, meaningful and sacred. Check out my website for more information about what I do and have questions, just let me know. Thanks, Dr. David McFadden
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25 years in business

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Lindsey M.

Wedding Officiant

David did an amazing job with our ceremony. He took time to meet with us (via Skype) and learn about our story. We didn't give him much time to prepare as it was an impromptu backyard wedding, but his words were thoughtful and helped make our day so special.
Jul 26, 2020
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Angela b.

Wedding Officiant

Dr. David was Very helpful with the planning of our wedding. He was personable yet very professional. Thank you Dr. David!
Feb 24, 2020
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Myia R.

Wedding Officiant

Dr. David McFadden was fantastic. He was able to step in last minute when our original officiant was hospitalized. He was able to work with our previous ceremony layouts that we worked through. He was prompt and handled everything from getting to know us, rehearsal and a beautiful ceremony. I would highly recommend him for your wedding. He truly does what you want. Thanks so much David. Dan & Myia Sittig May 4, 2018 Wedding
May 6, 2018
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Kevin S.

Wedding Officiant

The best decision we made regarding our wedding. He was a super officiant at our wedding and would encourage anyone to use Dr. McFadden for their ceremony.
Mar 27, 2017
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Alex r.

Wedding Officiant

We hired Dr. McFadden as our officiant for our wedding ceremony. He was great, we met with him once before our wedding and were both in agreement immediately that we wanted him to be our officiant. He provided us with material to use and look over to help plan out our ceremony. The ceremony went so smoothly and he was very helpful in keeping our nerves calm before and during the ceremony.
Jan 17, 2017
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Credentials
License

License Type: Marriage/Family Therapist (IL)

License

License Type: Clinical Prof Counselor (IL)

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David Mcfadden

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fee includes everything, planning your wedding, meeting as many times as needed, conducting your rehearsal and wedding ceremony, completing the marriage license and returning it to the county clerk, supplying you with tons of ideas and options for your ceremony, guiding you through the ceremony step by step, engaging the guests in the ceremony and helping both of you deal with any nervousness that you might be experiencing. I am very comfortable and confident in doing this job and I work hard to make it the wedding ceremony that YOU want.

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

    Preparing Your Wedding Ceremony I have been preparing and conducting wedding ceremonies for several decades. Here is what you will get from me and an explanation of the time involved. I normally invest a minimum of 7 or more hours of time into each ceremony I conduct. • Telephone, email and or texting to set up an initial appointment (10-15 minutes) • 90 minute Initial face to face meeting to work on your ceremony (2 hours of my time) – the goals are o To get acquainted o To gather all the necessary details for those involved o To talk through every aspect of the ceremony on my preparation worksheet -What family members will be there -Recognition of any deceased family members -Walking down the aisle and who will escort the bride -Involving the audience with a question of their support -Talking about readings & who will do them -Determining where any music will fit in the ceremony -Deciding on the style of the ceremony -Will there be recognition of parents? -Choosing declaration of intent -Discussing and choosing vows and ring ceremony -Will there be a Unity Celebration -Recessional & announcements at the end o To talk through the setting (venue) for the wedding and think through how it should be arranged o Discuss acquiring license and how to handle it o An interview to learn about your lives, interests and passions to help me personalize your ceremony. o Discussion of printed program and reviewing a template for the program o Discussing the main components of a successful marriage o Answering any questions you may have • Email a document to you with various choices for several parts of the ceremony & back and forth communication with you to determine your choices. (20 minutes) • Compiling your ceremony, writing the personalized portions, printing the ceremony and assembling it for use at the actual ceremony. (90 minutes) • The Ceremony (2 – 4 hours) o Includes drive time to and from the venue (?) o Pre-ceremony time (30 minutes – I like to be at least ½ hour early to ensure that everything is in place) o Ceremony (25-40 Minutes) o Post Ceremony (30 – 60 minutes) -Finding time and a spot to sign the license -Pose for any pictures needed • Post Ceremony (20 minutes) o Copy license and mail to you o Copy license and record in my records o Send original license to County Clerk • Additional time is added if you want to have any additional meetings to discuss the ceremony.

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

    I am a graduate of both a 4 year Christian University and have a Doctor of Ministry from a Theological seminary and have been ordained as a minister for over 40 years. I have a Master's degree and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have a 40 + year successful marriage. I have performed over a thousand wedding ceremonies and still like doing this work.

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