T. J. Sweeney
T. J. Sweeney

T. J. Sweeney

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Introduction: [[ NOTE: ]] With the current concerns related to COVID-19, we want you to know: I'm fully vaccinated and have received my booster dose, too. Of course I abide by any local ordinances in whatever community I serve. We're committed to being as flexible as humanly possible regarding changes in your plans for your wedding day. We're happy to "meet' with you via Zoom or Skype in place of an in person meeting if you wish. If your re-scheduled wedding day lands on a day when I'm committed to another couple - my wife is also a Wedding Officiant! Additionally, we have other truly trusted professionals (who love weddings as much as we do) who can serve as well. We've got back up! If your wedding gets postponed, but you still want to have a "tiny wedding" on your original date, I'm happy to come to your home and maintain safe social distancing according to local regulations while officiating an intimate ceremony for you. If your wedding gets postponed to a date when none of us is available to serve you, we will fully refund any deposit you have paid to us. - - - - - - - - - I believe that officiating a wedding is a unique privilege. I especially enjoy getting acquainted with the "Nearly-Weds" so I can understand not only their preferences for the ceremony, but also their personalities. I love it when wedding guests tell me it sounded like I'd known the couple for years. I love the challenge of crafting a ceremony that reflects just the right balance of respect, sentiment, and humor for a couple. Meeting nearly-weds and hearing of their heartfelt love for one another delights me and regularly reminds me of the brilliant diversity of souls in this universe. Short of birthing babies, what could be more fun?!
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Maureen D.
2 weeks ago
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My husband and I are so happy we found T.J while searching for an officiant! T.J responded quickly when we reached out and answered all of our questions. We met through Zoom on multiple occasions to go over the process and details for our wedding ceremony. T.J did an amazing job getting to know us and putting our entire bridal party/families at ease at our rehearsal! Thank you T.J for helping to make our wedding so special and unique to us!

Details: Wedding • Christian • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Sarah R.
Dec 22, 2021
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TJ officiated our wedding last Saturday (12/18/21) and he was a hit not only with my husband and I, but with all 118 of our guests who he had laughing and smiling throughout the entire ceremony. My husband and I both commented that we'd like to get married again (same partners) just so we could spend more time with TJ. TJ was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire experience. He was extremely responsive, thoughtful, and came up with some wonderful suggestions for how to personalize the ceremony. Our favorite, and a favorite of our guests, was the whiskey blessing, which is rooted in Gaelic tradition. TJ loves what he does and believes wholeheartedly in the institution of marriage, and it shows. He is energetic and can connect with the audience in a way that is both natural and engaging. Thank you, TJ, for making our special day that much more special!

Details: Wedding • Interfaith • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

T. J. Sweeney's reply
Happy New Year, Newly-Weds! You and Tom are SO much fun and your families and friends are just lovely. Thank you for choosing me to celebrate such a special day with you (FINALLY!) Getting to know you was a joy and getting to marry you was an absolute privilege. Married holidays are better aren't they! <3 love & light always, TJ
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Amanda P.
Oct 8, 2021
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T.J. is amazing!! He was wonderful to work with and is truly a good person all around. We hired him to officiate our wedding celebration scheduled for May 2020, but Covid hit. We ended up having to reschedule several times and he was always super understanding and was willing to make it work for our new rescheduled dates each time. He met with my husband and I to talk to us and get a feel for our relationship and who we were which was super cool. We ended up having to cancel our wedding completely and when I let T.J. know, he not only refunded me but he also sent us a big box of amazing coffee. I literally have no words for how kind that was. THIS IS THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU WANT TO HIRE Y’ALL!! I will be recommending him to everyone I know in the future for sure!

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

T. J. Sweeney's reply
Dear Amanda, As sorry as I was to not be able to celebrate with you both (and meet the newest members of the family) I'm really glad that our paths crossed. It was a pleasure to navigate these strange times with you. When it became clear that this wedding was not to be, I thought, "anything worth NOT doing is worth not doing right!" love, light, (and Dean's Beans coffee) TJ
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Alicia M.
Sep 10, 2021
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I can never say enough about TJ! Our officiant backed out with a couple months to our wedding and I found TJ and hired him first based off his reviews and then after spending an hour and half on a Zoom call, could not be more excited to have him officiate our day! It was seriously the best ceremony I have ever heard and all of our friends and family said the same thing! It was the perfect combo of funny, serious, personal, and a little bit of everything else. I am actually bummed I didn't hire a videographer to have our ceremony forever! The first time we officially met after the Zoom call it was like we had known him forever. He is just a great person over all and you seriously cannot go wrong with having TJ be your officiant. I know that I will certainly be telling ALL my friends to hire him! Yes I will be pushy because that is how amazing he really is!!!!!!!!!!! He should really be rated like 10 out of 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

T. J. Sweeney's reply
Dear Alicia & Colby, Oh my goodness, what FUN! You two (and your "skwad") are a blast! I am sure that you could tell that I had a wonderful time celebrating your wedding. But I also want you to know that it was a privilege to be the one who stood with you on such a love-filled, fun-filled day! I LOVE the photos you included. I can't wait to see you both again - maybe at the weddings of some of your friends! ;-) Much love and gratitude, TJ
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Arianna S.
4 weeks ago
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My husband and I were more than pleased with the ceremony T.J. Created for our wedding! We got so many compliments from our guests and he truly made our wedding day extremely special. Given that we didn’t know T.J. Personally we felt confident in hiring him based on reviews. Before our wedding day he made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it! We would recommend T.J. To anyone ❤️

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 151 - 200 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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Timothy Sweeney

FAQs

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

    No additional fees beyond the quote. My quote covers a consultation so that I can understand your preferences and personalities. Then I can really write a ceremony that suits you both. I can email you a draft, for your approval and make whatever edits you request. I'll conduct a rehearsal (if that's indicated in your request) and show up early on the day of the ceremony so everything goes as smoothly as possible. After the ceremony, I'll complete, sign and mail all indicated paperwork. Ask about our ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY DISCOUNT.

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

    I love to meet with "Nearly-Weds" and get acquainted so that I can create a ceremony that reflects their unique personalities. So a face-to-face or Skype consultation usually gets the process started. I email a draft to the couple (unless they prefer to be surprised) and make whatever adjustments until it's "just right" for both of them.

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

    As an educator and clinician I have always sought to connect with and understand those I serve. My fondness for the performing arts contributes to the joy I find while celebrating a wedding.

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