A Loving Union
A Loving Union

A Loving Union

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Discounts available
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$125
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Introduction: Hello, my name is Meredith! I am a caring, creative, flexible officiant/minister. I would love to work with you in designing a ceremony to reflect the love that the two of you share. You want a more in-depth ceremony for a larger wedding? Great! I'll work with you to create a beautiful ceremony . Or, if you are wanting a quick, no-fuss "courthouse" style wedding-no problem! I can do that as well. I believe that your wedding should reflect who you are, and what your preferences are, My fee includes writing and performing the ceremony, consultation with you (either in person, by phone or email) , and I will provide you with a a digital copy or hard copy of your ceremony script. I'd love to come to your rehearsal if you are having a larger occasion, but I will have to charge a $25 fee because of extra time spent as well as costs incurred for gas and mileage. (This is new as of January 1, 2022.) I do offer discounts for active Military, Fire, EMT, or Law Enforcement, as well as weddings performed in locations close to me. Quick, no-fuss weddings may also be discounted (depending on location).
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Current Top Pro

Hired 102 times

Serves Shawnee, KS

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2 years in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Adam B.
Aug 24, 2021
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Meredith is amazing!! We couldn’t have been happier to have had her as our wedding officiant. From the beginning, finding her on Thumbtack, the first message, call, in person consultation, to finalizing our ceremony, and our wedding day, she made it perfect and was so easy to work with. Meredith made us feel comfortable from the start, and exactly perfect for us. We had a small intimate and outdoor ceremony with family. We were able to make our ceremony and wedding day exactly how we wanted it with her. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for your wedding. She’s the best!!

Details: Elopement • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal

A Loving Union's reply
Thank you, Adam! I really enjoyed working with you and Angie. You are such an awesome couple! Your backyard wedding was perfect for the two of you. Best wishes for a long and wonderful life together!
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Rhonda W.
Jun 17, 2021
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When the Officiant for our wedding fell thru, I was desperately searching for just the right person to marry us, and was I ever happy the original Officiant didn't work out or else we would have never met Meredith!! Meredith was an absolute blessing to us from the very beginning!! On our way to our first meeting with her, our car broke down a mile from her home! She was so gracious--she picked us up, we had our meeting for our ceremony, then she took us home to Olathe!! What a first impression not only we made, but she also made in taking care of us!! She was always prompt in returning texts and calls and very flexible in changes made in the ceremony! When we decided to meet at our outdoor location, she was right there with us, ensuring she knew exactly what was going on as well as offering very helpful suggestions!! At the time of the ceremony when we were the most nervous, Meredith put both of us at ease with her warmth and gentle spirit. We had a cook out after and it was also shared with me that Meredith jumped right in helping where ever she was needed!! I highly recommend Meredith to officiate wedding ceremonies--she truly is a blessing!!!

Details: Wedding • Christian • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

A Loving Union's reply
Thank you so much for the very kind words, Rhonda. I was blessed to perform your and Mark's ceremony. The whole day was such a celebration of your relationship! I know you are headed for a beautiful lifetime together.
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Traci P.
May 22, 2022
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Meredith is amazing! 5 stars x100! She is so nice, responsive and did such a great job at our wedding yesterday. I highly recommend her!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Rose C.
Apr 30, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Meredith was wonderful to work with. She was incredibly responsive, and went above and beyond to make our wedding day so special. I would recommend A Loving Union to any and everyone! It was a truly great experience.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 51 - 100 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Ciyara m.
Jan 7, 2022
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Absolutely loved working with Meredith. She’s a very sweet woman and accommodates to the type of wedding you want! We wanted short, sweet, and to the point and that’s exactly what we got. Would recommend her to anyone. Will be back when we renew our vows! ❤️ Thanks Meredith!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

A Loving Union's reply
Thank you so much, Ciyara! I appreciate you choosing me to perform your vows, and I'm so glad that you were pleased with your ceremony. I look forward to working with you again when you have your vow renewal! Until then, best wishes to you both!
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FAQs

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

    My pricing starts at $125. However, if the wedding you choose is at my house or a close location (20 miles or less), and if it is a quick wedding with no rehearsal I am happy to give a discount that can bring the price down to about $100 (depending on the ceremony that you want and location ). First responders, military, and police are also eligible for discounts.

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

    After our initial contact on the phone, I will send you my contract. If you decide to book your wedding with me, you will send the contract back with a $25 down payment (included in the price quoted).This will lock in the date. If you choose to have a consultation,we will set it up. If you are local,it will be in person or if you are out of area, on the phone. At the consultation, we will work together to customize your wedding. You can choose from samples that I provide, or I will be happy to use vows that you write. I want your day to be a reflection of the two of you, whether that be serious, romantic, quirky, or just fun!

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

    As a trained educator, I have worked with people for over 20 years. I have helped people in the best times of their lives, as well as very trying times. I also have a background (and degree) as a professional singer, and have performed in weddings as small as an intimate back yard garden ceremony to a huge, $100,000 wedding at a large cathedral. Currently, I am ordained to perform weddings in Kansas and Missouri. I trained with one of the top officiants in the area for several months to learn the best practices for a professional officiant.

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