Beth Koehler, Your Sweet Ceremony
Beth Koehler, Your Sweet Ceremony

Beth Koehler, Your Sweet Ceremony

$300
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Introduction: I really love performing weddings! I became an Officiant to bring a personal, warm touch to the ceremony. I offer my time, experience, energy and passion to make your wedding day magical, and memorable. I have a speaker and microphone for outdoor weddings. If you need guidance, I have sample ceremonies for you to choose from. I can also help you with your vows. You can choose readings and music to enhance the day. To personalize the ceremony, beforehand, I will send you a questionnaire and then write a story about the life of your relationship. Many couples have chosen to include an add-on such as a unique Celtic tradition called a Handfasting, a sand blending ceremony or a love letter box. My weddings have been in unique settings, beaches, backyards, public parks, lighthouses and wedding venues. There have been anywhere from 4 to 200 people present. Everyone has been different and very special. As a notary public in Maine, I am allowed to perform weddings. In Massachusetts, I can request an “Officiate for a day” license and in New Hampshire, using my notary paperwork, I can request a specific license for your ceremony. There is a charge for this from the state which I will add to my fee. My fee is $300. This includes the initial consultation, continued support throughout your planning and right up until you receive your certificate. I will write the personalized story, help with vows, write the script of the ceremony and provide the braided cord if you choose the Celtic Handfasting. $100- for being present at your rehearsal. $200- for a simple ceremony/elopement. This price includes the initial consultation in person or by phone, plus a simple script based on our initial conversation. You will have choices of poems/readings, vows, ring statements and an add-on. This does not include a personal life story of your relationship. Add $25 if the wedding more than 50 miles from Saco, ME.
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Hired 23 times

Serves Ocean Park, ME

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11 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

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Giselle C.
May 26, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We're from PA but got married in Maine, so we didnt know anyone locally. I found Beth on Thumbtack and chose her because she performs Handfasting Ceremonies, which I had never heard of before, and thought it would add something different and special to our small ceremony (there was only 5 of us). Beth was always quick to reply to any questions I had. She traveled over half hour to view a tentative location 2 months before the wedding (on a freezing, blustery day in March!), made a few additions to the script that I requested without hesitation, and was very flexible with the time of the wedding to accomodate possible rain since it was an outdoor ceremony. Also the personalized story she told about us was wonderful and gave us a little stroll down memory lane of how we met, fell in love, and decided to get married. Most importantly Beth performed the perfect ceremony for us! Beth was so sweet and warm and kind. It could not have been any more perfect. I would not change a thing! (I'm so glad we had the ceremony videotaped so we can watch it and hear her words as often as we like.) I absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend Beth to be your officiant!! (Thanks again Beth, you will forever be in our hearts!)

Details: Wedding • Interfaith • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Laurie F.
Aug 26, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I would highly recommend Beth to anyone looking for an officiant. She created a personalized script that made our ceremony intimate and memorable (there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd). She was professional and answered all of our questions.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

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Rhona J.
Jun 22, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We had a double wedding last May 28. We didn’t know how it works since it’s a rare event & thankfully I found Beth on thumbtack who was so responsive with all our questions, give us suggestions on how we should proceed with the ceremony. She sent us wedding questionnaire so she can tell our love story. During ceremony, both couples and all the people who attended our wedding were impressed on how she put all together our answers & shared it to everyone. It made us looked back on how we started our relationship & made us love each other even more. We couldn’t have done it without Beth. Again, thank you so much.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 21 - 50 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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Brittany W.
Mar 11, 2022
We wanted a micro wedding (we had 5 guests at a home ceremony) and rather than dismiss us for wanting something so small, Beth made us comfortable and expressed excitement in doing something unique! She answered every question we had very quickly, and made it all effortlessly easy. She showed up early, explained the ceremony to us, performed it beautifully while making sure we were framed well for the cameras. We chose to have a handfasting and she gave us a cord she had her partner braid by hand with colors we picked and tied it gently around our hands. When the ceremony was over she collected everything she needed for our license and took care of it promptly. Long story short, we loved having Beth as our officiant. No matter what size of your event, or scope of your budget, Beth will make you feel more calm and prepared than you ever thought you could feel when planning something so significant. 11/10 highly recommend!
Beth Koehler, Your Sweet Ceremony's reply
Brittany, Thank you for a wonderful review. I enjoyed meeting all of you and I'm happy that you liked the ceremony. I put the red envelope you used for my fee on the fridge for good luck.
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Sandee M.
Dec 8, 2021
Like many pandemic couples, my now husband and I had to change our plans around for our wedding. After some thought we decided to get married in our favorite place, Acadia National Park. Getting married out of state and in a National Park can be a little stressful to plan, but choosing Beth as our officiant for the big day was perfect! We spoke on the phone plenty times to go over our script and she was readily available for any questions we had. She walked us through everything that we needed to do. The poems she had for us to choose from for the opening of the ceremony were all beautiful, and we loved the story she shared about us! My husband and I also chose to do a hand-fasting ceremony for our day, and her partner made us a beautiful rope that we will cherish forever. We couldn’t have been happier with choosing Beth to be our officiant. She helped make our day that much easier and more beautiful than my husband and I could have imagined. Thank you so much, Beth!!!
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