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W3

W3

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Discounts available
Discounts available
$125
estimated cost


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Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: Hospitality is the benchmark of a wedding officiant, and I attempt to be approachable, congenial and accessible to couples and their families. I often reduce fees when services are limited. I treat all parties with respect and rely on the integrity that symbolizes my work. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss the details of your wedding.
Overview

Hired 102 times

47 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

7 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Square cash app

Top pro status

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Jul - Dec

Jul - Dec

All year

All year

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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Reviews

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

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Julie C.
Sep 3, 2021
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Bill is a great officiant. He is very personable and professional. From the first phone conversation to the ceremony, he was awesome!

Details: Elopement • Non-denominational (mentions 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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Ryoko A.
Aug 9, 2021
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Bill was very responsive and flexible/understanding of our non-traditional wedding ceremony. We were planning for a quick, sign-paper type of event but it turned out to be very personal and special for us. He was helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. I'm very happy we asked his help!

Details: Commitment ceremony • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

W3's reply
Beautiful Sunday afternoon. Beautiful people. Beautiful location. What more could one ask for! It was enjoyable from the beginning of planning to the ceremony itself. Thank you Ryoko and Matthew!
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Ted V.
Nov 3, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

We're both a pleased as can be about our experience with Bill. He's a very thoughtful and kind individual who helped us throughout our wedding preparation process. I highly recommend his service. Thanks, Bill!!!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions 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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Steevenson C.
May 6, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Bill is a pro’s pro. His skill level and knowledge is at the very top of his profession. I am totally pleased and would recommend Bill in a heartbeat without reservation for the way he was able to engage in conversation to get genuine smiles and expressions and the way he was able to engage in conversation to get genuine smiles and expressions. Keep up the good work and I'll always recommend your work to everyone else!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions 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

W3's reply
Thank you so much for your generous review Steevenson! It was a pleasure to meet you and to join in uniting you and Rachelle in marriage. I wish you the very best, and a wonderful future together. Blessings, Bill
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Melissa F.
Aug 29, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Couldn't click all the options only three but he hit every one of them on the head. He did a wonderful job with the handfasting and made my sister and her now husbands wedding one to remember for a life time. Most definitely will be back for his services in the future. Thank you again for what you did for them.

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 • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Credentials
Background Check

William Johnson

FAQs

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

    My services depend on several elements: (1) Is there a rehearsal? (2) How far must I travel? (3) While the "going rate" for wedding officiants varies widely, I attempt to keep my fees low because I consider this to be a privilege. I do negotiate my fee based on ability to pay and the size of the wedding budget. My goal is to help people get married, and I don't want my fee to be a stumbling block.

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

    I am happy to communicate via phone, text, email or Zoom to establish rapport and plan the details of a ceremony. I do request a face to face meeting initially, which allows a couple to get to know me and feel more at ease. I attempt to manage the details with a minimum of stress for couples who typically have a list of "to-do" items. I hope to be one less stress for couples.

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

    My education includes a bachelors degree in Psychology, from Western Michigan University and a masters (Th.M.) in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care from Boston University School of Theology. I continue to attend continuing education events designed for pastoral leaders, ranging from preaching seminars to worship, leadership and the changing nature of mission for the church. I have extensive experience in leading seminars on pastoral leadership. I am now retired and enjoying the chance to officiate weddings throughout the year.

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