Wholly Matrimony 4U – Great Lakes
Wholly Matrimony 4U – Great Lakes

Wholly Matrimony 4U – Great Lakes

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Introduction: Besides being a lay minister, I am an award-winning professional writer, an experienced public speaker and a former standup comedian. 2021 marks my 14th year as an ordained wedding officiant. I am happy to perform secular as well as religious weddings, and have incorporated unity candles, sand and wine blending ceremonies, wedding lassos and other special elements upon request. I do the homework and consult with you to ensure that your wedding ceremony is performed exactly to your wishes and personalized for you. After all, don't you want the most important day of your life to be a beautiful, lifelong memory? Uniting two people who love each other deeply in the bond of matrimony is a sacred, exhilarating experience. I never take my duties lightly, and every ceremony is unique and thrilling to me. Besides, who doesn't love a wedding? Everyone's happy, there's excitement and romance in the air...and when it’s over, you get cake!

Hired 15 times

Serves Grand Haven, MI

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14 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


Jordann T.

Wedding Officiant

Fantastic!!! It was so nice having Jim as our officiant. He made it personal and humorous (as we had said we wanted a fun wedding with lots of laughs). Thank you so much couldn't have asked for better!
Sep 4, 2017
Celestina A.

Wedding Officiant

Jim did a phenomenal job with our wedding. We met with him in Chicago a few months before the big day and he was very responsive to emails and texts throughout the entire planning process. He was nice enough to commute to Green Bay the night before our ceremony to conduct our rehearsal dinner. He kept the ceremony content light hearted and honored all of our special requests. Our guests raved about how beautiful our ceremony was and some even found out things about us they didn’t know beforehand as the ceremony was personalized just for Ken and I. I would highly recommend using Wholly Matrimony 4U on your big day.
Oct 28, 2019
Andrea G.

Wedding Officiant

Jim has been really great to work with. He is very friendly and is making an effort to get to know us before the wedding.
May 9, 2018
Alison S.

Wedding Officiant

Aug 30, 2019
Jennifer L.

Wedding Officiant

Aug 2, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fee is unique for every couple. I take every factor into consideration: travel, consultation, my participation in writing the vows or attending the rehearsal, and of course, writing and delivering the ceremony itself. So much more goes into an officiant's job than most couples understand. And my quote is always all-inclusive: I will NEVER return to a client and ask for additional funding.

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

    It's important to me to meet all my new clients face to face – in person if at all possible, through the magic of technology (Skype, FaceTime, etc.) if not. I want to chat for a few minutes, answer any questions they may have, and make certain that we're a great fit for each other. After all, this is probably the most important day in the life of the bride and groom: why shouldn't they have the perfect person for their ceremony?

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

    I am an ordained lay minister, licensed to perform marriages in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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