Ceremonies By Alex
Ceremonies By Alex

Ceremonies By Alex

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Introduction: Congratulations! Though I'm an ordained nondenominational Christian minister (not an online "ordination") I perform both non-religious and religious weddings. I've officiated at around nine hundred marriage ceremonies, so I have plenty of experience in what makes an enjoyable ceremony. Having spent years working in radio, I have a voice folks enjoy hearing, and one that never needs a microphone to be heard. My writing skills have always been praised for custom crafting ceremonies to fit the exact needs of the moment, and the exact wishes of my clients. Also, I've spent time acting on the stage, so I know a bit about how to deliver my "lines" with style and grace without upstaging the two real stars of the show--the couple getting married! I perform weddings in Spanish, and have performed portions of ceremonies in eight other languages. I don't offer any packages or discounts, as I think straightforward pricing is the best. My fee is $225 for a wedding ceremony in the Charlotte region. This fee doesn't include a rehearsal, but if you wish to hire me to "run" your rehearsal I'll be happy to assist. My job is all about helping people find even more joy in what should be one of the very happiest days of their lives. I reduce stress, solve problems, and find answers. My very best wishes to you both, and I look forward to having the opportunity to help you!
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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Cassondra W.

Wedding Officiant

My wedding was this past Saturday and we hired Alex to be our officiant during our ceremony. I was initially nervous because I never met Alex in person due to our distance, but I was absolutely amazed by how great he was! First off, before the wedding I was able to pick word-for-word what he would say during the wedding. He had a TON of suggested vows where even though I did not write my own vows, it still felt very personalized. He also had a lot of options to make the wedding unique. During the ceremony, I could tell that he had a ton of weddings under his belt. He was charismatic and captivated the whole wedding! My photographer even said that he was the best officiant he has seen. He was thorough with all the details and quick to respond. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!
Oct 12, 2021
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Sarah S.

Wedding Officiant

Alex was phenomenal for the whole process, up to and including our ceremony. He was incredibly responsive and gave us so many options to customize our day. He reminded us to breathe and rest when life threw us some awful punches right before the wedding. He coordinated with the DJ and my family and was so patient when I had a mishap and was a few minutes late to the ceremony. The ceremony itself was beautiful but the way Alex ad libbed a bit as we laughed and cried worked beautifully to keep everything going and it helped me to not totally lose my composure. He even handed me a handkerchief when I did start crying and worked it all seamlessly into the ceremony. I can’t imagine a better officiant and our wedding guests raved about him. If I could give 10 stars, I would!
Sep 21, 2021
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Rossy P.

Wedding Officiant

I couldn’t have a better wedding officiant Thanks for everything Alex you are the best everybody in my wedding was talking about you and your professionalism my recommendation 100%
Jul 26, 2021
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Rachel L.

Wedding Officiant

Alex was the perfect selection to officiate our wedding! He has a great presence and a voice that really draws you in. We went through a few drafts of our ceremony and he gave us suggestions on things to add or leave out. It was perfect. There were laughs, tears and smiles throughout the whole ceremony. He even will move off to the side for your first kiss for that perfect shot. Not many officiants will do that! We had many guests saying how great he was! Alex is a must book!
Jul 2, 2021
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George S.

Wedding Officiant

Millie and George – married on 04/16/2021 Then Came Alex - a “First Responder to Our Love” in every sense of the word! I’m a 68 retired First Responder who just recently married my 18-year loving companion and the Love of My Life, after facing (as with all of us) this year of COVID restrictiveness, hardship, and uncertainty. Those of you looking for a caring officiant, wonderful ordained minister, and a knowledgeable, experienced, and all-around great guy to guide you through the ordeals of a wedding and marriage - need to look no further than Alex! When called upon to perform our simple, no-frills three-person (counting Alex) marriage ceremony and vow reading - Alex was there! For us to put together a custom personal ceremonial script, and successfully carry out and accomplish this marriage in two days' time (under COVID lockdown conditions) - Alex was there! For our marriage to come together and happen in the meaningful magical spirit of Our Love - Alex was there! Alex was there to provide a template of beautiful ceremonial words to combine with my own poetic vows, and worked with me on a personally structured occasion that made its setting's shortcomings seem joyfully magical for the two of us! Alex’s calming personality, mixed with his robust and honestly meaningful presentation, and his wonderful speaking voice, made our intimate moment of togetherness a memory for our lifetime! All this accomplished, first from Alex’s home in North Carolina, and then in person after he traveled to Roanoke, VA (a 2 hour 50 min. trip & a distance of 168 miles there and the same back) to perform our loving and legal ceremony; an act of kindness, devotion to his calling and craft, and a token to our happiness! This truly made Alex - “Our First Responder of Love!” and a memorable friend – “Forever and Always!”
Apr 25, 2021
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FAQs

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

    I simply charge a flat fee of $220 for performing a wedding in the Charlotte region. If you wish to have me "run" your rehearsal that's a separate charge which I'd be happy to discuss.

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

    I start by arranging for a deposit payment to reserve the date, and I immediately send them a legal contract as my bond and promise to do what I say I'll do. Then I'll ask questions to get the information I need to custom write their ceremony. I provide any information they need about marriage licenses and other legal details. I love getting questions from clients, and never tire of answering them. I want my customers to be totally comfortable with me, and confident they have made the best choice for their ceremony. I will always share the benefit of my experience in any area. Not long ago I provided restaurant recommendations for a couple honeymooning in West Palm Beach! It has nothing to do with the ceremony, but it's the information they needed from me.

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

    Of course there is my formal religious education, but most of what I have learned about marriage and wedding ceremonies has come from hard-won experience. Over time you learn what works and what doesn't, and I'm always writing new material to meet the requests of my clients, I'm always on the lookout for new trends in weddings in order to share ideas with my clients. Unity candles and unity sand are still big right now, and the "handfasting" ceremony is also popular with both religious and non-religious ceremonies. Fads come and go, but the center of the service--the promises, the joining of two hearts--stays the same.

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