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I decided to surprise my wife for our anniversary and hired Jeffrey to conduct a ceremony to renew our vows. His service was thoughtful, compassionate and professional. I thought the readings he shared were insightful and perfect for our event. I highly recommend Jeffrey!!!!Aug 18, 2019Review from GoogleA Wedding By Jeff's reply
I loved being part of the surprise and writing your Renewal of Vows - Thank you for inviting me to your home and meeting your lovely wife!
We loved having Jeff as our Justice of the Peace! We met him at his house a couple months prior to our service (I was trying to plan this in a 3 month period when we were in Boston). He was very kind and professional and genuinely cares and loves what he does. You can tell by the way he smiles as he discusses everything with you. The day of, he was very concerned about the Boston traffic, but everything turned out great :) if anything, I'm grateful he was so patient with us trying to get my family together in the same spot in Public Garden! :) Our day was perfect & I really could not have asked for it to be any nicer. Our ceremony was the perfect length for an outdoor wedding on a hot day. Thank you so much, Jeff. We will always be grateful!Aug 1, 2019Review from GoogleA Wedding By Jeff's reply
What can I say. I just love you two - you are so special and so in love with each other. Your ceremony was so beautiful and Bron was such a handsome gentleman waiting for his beautiful Bride to arrive. When that happened, the magic just happened all around us as your Dad gave you away. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day.
He married my grandparents and is very kind. He helped and is still helping us with everything.Sep 30, 2019VerifiedA Wedding By Jeff's reply
I only wish I could have done more for your grandparents. My heart was with your grandmore while we were trying to work out some details. I wish you and your family peace and my deepest condolences.
Jeff was the best officiant we could have had. When we first contacted him, he quickly set up a video call with my husband and me to discuss our expectations. He was very friendly, listened to our wishes, and walked us through the beautiful ceremony script. We needed a waiver for the three-day waiting period and he walked us throughout the whole process. Additionally, he was always available when we had any questions or wanted to make some changes to the ceremony script. We had a very small, private, and lovely ceremony. Our family really liked Jeff.Oct 7, 2019Verified
I was so thankful for Jeff honestly he was nothing but the best ,I highly recommend him to whoever wants to get married he is absolutely phenomenal , thank you very very muchAug 16, 2019VerifiedA Wedding By Jeff's reply
What a sweet but sassy person I met that day - you were so nice to me to invite me to your home and to marry you with your two other friends. It was an honor and I loved being part of your special day.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER A free consultation no-obligation opportunity to book a time in which we can get to know each other and discuss the various services I offer. Engage in conversation with ideas in how your wedding ceremony could happen and leave feeling fully informed on how I can help you. This service is free and I look forward to meeting you. I now offer Video Chat wherefrom the convenience of your home or office we could become better acquainted with one another. FULL WEDDING SERVICE - $650 When I work with my couples, I totally personalize my ceremonies just for you. I do work from a template that has just about all of the traditional wedding components in which we can omit, edit and include readings, vows, candle/sand ceremony, ring and pronouncement. Although we would work from a template, all the wording is tailored to your desire. When we finalize the ceremony it will be completely outlined and choreography from guest seating/arrival to cocktail hour - including your music selections which I would distribute to your wedding planner and all others involved in the ceremony (ie. Photography, video, DJ/music source). I have had great success with wedding planners and vendors who receive this document to ensure that we are all on the same page to ensure a smooth running ceremony. I also include in my service all communications, unlimited editing/revising of the ceremony, and writing material just for you. In addition, on the day of your wedding, I typically arrive about an hour before your set time to marry so I can check in with you and your fiancé, ensure the ceremony site is set up the way you wanted it, meet your wedding party and involved vendors to again ensure we are in full communication and on the same page. If you feel you need a separate wedding rehearsal – please add in the Rehearsal Service from the Services menu and choose your date. STANDARD WEDDING SERVICE - $350 The Standard Officiating Service is the same as the Full Officiating Service except without the choreography of the wedding service. When I work with my couples – I totally personalize my ceremonies just for you. I do work from a template that has just about all of the traditional wedding components in which we can omit, edit and include readings, vows, candle/sand ceremony, ring and pronouncement. Although we would work from a template, all the wording is tailored to your desire. I also include in my service all communications, unlimited editing/revising of the ceremony, and writing material just for you. In addition, on the day of your wedding I typically arrive about an hour before your set time to marry so I can check in with you and your fiancé, ensure the ceremony site is set up the way you wanted it, meet your wedding party and involved vendors to again ensure we are in full communication and on the same page. If you feel you need a separate wedding rehearsal – please add in the Rehearsal Service from the Services menu and choose your date. LOCAL WEDDING SERVICE - $150 The Local Wedding Service is intended for those who wish to have a very short, simple wedding ceremony without readings or any choreography in the wedding service. This service is only intended for wedding venues that are in touching Towns of Sutton only (Grafton, Millbury, Oxford, Douglas, Uxbridge, and Northbridge). On the day of your wedding, I typically arrive about 30 minutes before your set time to marry so I can check in with you and your fiancé and the entire ceremony may last for about 10 minutes. Although the ceremony may be short, it is very sweet, loving and simple. Don't let the time let the meaning escape you, but for those who are seeking a short wedding ceremony, this will work for you. If you are in need of a photographer, we offer a very reasonable hourly service of $150 of unlimited photos' and a memory card is given to you at the end of the hour. You can schedule more time as well. If you are outside of the area, please do contact me if you are seeking a simple ceremony, I do make exceptions. I don't want you to be without a wedding ceremony. :-) If you are in need of wedding invitations, save the dates and such, I do sell them should you need them. Just click on Wedding Invitations from my home page and I would be happy to help you select to ensure we have the message you want, coloration and the various components picked out. If you feel you need a separate wedding rehearsal – please add in the Rehearsal Service from the Services menu and choose your date and time. AT MY HOME WEDDING/ELOPEMENT SERVICE - $75 I offer my home to couples who wish a very simply prepared ceremony. Couples may have two other guests to accompany them during the ceremony should they wish. You have the option of marrying inside of our lovely log home, or we can marry outside on our property among our flower gardens and tree-lined stone walls. WEDDING REHEARSAL- $100 For those weddings in which a couple would feel more comfortable about having a wedding rehearsal of their ceremony I offer to either completely run the entire rehearsal in which we would run at least three times - once as originally planned, second with any changes and third to ensure that all changes are implemented and every person involved with the wedding ceremony is comfortable with their role. Or, I would follow directions from your wedding planner/coordinator to ensure a smooth-running ceremony. At the wedding rehearsal, it would be a good time to pay the balance due as well as receive the wedding license leaving the wedding day with one less detail to take care of. RENEWAL OF VOWS - $250 A vow renewal ceremony is a special way to declare your continuing commitment to your spouse before family and friends. The ceremony can occur at any time after your original wedding. Couples who eloped or had a "destination" wedding may choose to renew their vows shortly after the original wedding at a gathering for the family and friends who were unable to attend the wedding. Others may choose to renew their vows on a special anniversary, such as the 10th, 15th, or 25th. Some couples choose to publicly recommit themselves to one another after going through a difficult period in their lives. Since the couple is already married, there are differences between a vow renewal ceremony and a wedding. BABY NAMING SERVICE - $250 If you are like a growing number of parents, you would like to celebrate the birth of your child but have decided against a christening or church service. Alternatives such as a Secular Baby Naming Ceremony or simple "Baby Naming Day" are becoming increasingly popular. A secular naming ceremony, also known as a “Baby Welcoming Ceremony” or a “Child Dedication Ceremony” is a non-religious celebration of the birth of your child.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?By meeting with my couples and listening to their wishes to create a meaningful ceremony. This is best done by scheduling an in-person meeting at my home where we can become better acquainted or from my Live Video Meeting and the convenience of your own home or office. From this meeting I take notes and idea generate with you which helps me present a wedding ceremony service that fits your needs. From there, we start the customization process which entails walking through a detailed ceremony outline to determine the parts of the ceremony. During this process, the molding of the ceremony starts to take shape. I love to write which mean that each ceremony is unique to my couples. When all of the writing is complete and the ceremony is laid out we being to finalize the ceremony. With the ceremony complete, and the final version approved, optionally all vendors and coordinators can receive a copy which will allow all vendors to work from the same document thus eliminating any miscommunications.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have over 12 years of wedding planning and coordination experience, of which 10 years I have been a Justice of the Peace. I used to be an active member of Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), am an active member of the Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Association as well as active in my community.