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Ben Poston Weddings
Ben Poston Weddings

Ben Poston Weddings

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Introduction: Now Booking for 2021 Weddings! ------------------------------------------------- Your wedding ceremony should be Perfect, and that is my Passion. I'm an award winning Wedding Officiant in Raleigh NC helping couples have the Perfect Ceremony since 2015, and my passion is helping you have the same experience. My services include working one on one with you to prepare the perfect script for your ceremony, attending and coordinating the rehearsal for the ceremony when needed, officiating at the ceremony itself, and delivery of the signed marriage license to the Register of Deeds Office. I am available by text, phone, or email every step of the way as we create your perfect ceremony. I will also coordinate with your musicians, photographer, DJ, videographer, wedding planner and venue staff as needed on your big day. I live in Raleigh and serve all of North Carolina, I have been celebrating perfect ceremonies of loving couples since 2015, and I look forward to working with you to make your day perfect!. As an Ordained Interfaith Minister, I honor the commitment made by all couples and faith traditions, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, ethnic background, age, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation. One of the "missions" in my service to couples on their wedding day is to help them both to "be in the moment" during the ceremony. Will all the planning, scheduling, task lists, hustle and bustle that can add stress to your day, I consider my job to be not letting your ceremony be something you can't remember with everything else that's going on. Instead, I make every effort to help couples create and participate in a ceremony that they'll remember long after the last dance at the reception is over. One that they will have fond memories of for years to come.
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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

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April B.

Wedding Officiant

COVID upended our wedding plans in every way. We went from planning a large wedding to having a small elopement-style ceremony with immediate family only. It was a frustrating time to say the least. To top it off, our previously planned minister had to cancel. I admit I was nervous about having someone I found through an internet search handle my wedding. Turns out it was the best happy unexpected thing that could have happened. Ben was extremely responsive anytime we had a question or request. He took so much stress off us by helping us create a sort of “template” (everything from the order of events to passages to be read to our vows) for our ceremony and customized every detail to our personal taste and beliefs. He was prompt in every way - communication throughout the process and on the wedding day. And though he crossed our path by total chance and we didn’t spend much time together, I’m sure we will never forget him and his kind personality and how easy he made our special day. So thankful we made the decision to have him officiate our wedding. My only regret is that I cannot give him more than 5 stars!
Ben Poston Weddings's reply
Thanks so very much April! It was a pleasure and honor to be a part of your and Shaun’s big day.
Aug 23, 2020
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Jamie B.

Wedding Officiant

Mr. Poston has been understanding and prompt of every question my Fiancee and I have had. Mr. Poston offers a great and thourough service for a great price. Mr. Poston has been very patient and kind through the Covid-19 crisis, which has been helpful in these uncertain, frustrating, and worrisome times. I definitely recommend his services as a wedding officiant. I consider my fiancee and I very lucky to have been able to book Mr. Poston.
Jun 15, 2020
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Vivian Z.

Wedding Officiant

After we talked with him, we decided right away that we would like to hire Ben to be our officiant. I look forward to working with Ben soon! ——Vivian
Apr 23, 2021
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Elaine K.

Wedding Officiant

Ben Poston was always quick to respond to our email and arrived to the wedding venue punctually. He was very easy to work with and offered a variety of choices for us to use to personalize our wedding. Everyone at the wedding mentioned what a great job he did.
Ben Poston Weddings's reply
Thanks so much Elaine! It was an honor to marry you and Tom. All my very best to both of you!
Aug 23, 2020
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Dean P.

Wedding Officiant

We are both very happy with Ben and how well he officiated our wedding ceremony. He was flexible with meetings and quick to respond when we needed something. Our ceremony stories, vows, and readings were well written and well delivered - we got a ton of comments from friends and family on how good of a speaker he is after our ceremony! Highly recommend.
Jun 12, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My quote includes includes the following: - Meeting with you one-on-one to discuss the wedding and your vision of the perfect ceremony. - Preparing as many drafts of the ceremony script as needed, unlimited access to me by phone or email as we complete the process - Attending and participating in the rehearsal (if requested) - Leading the wedding ceremony - And of course completing and filing the all-important marriage license!

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

    First, what I like to do is meet with the bride and groom so we get a chance to know each other a little more. During this meeting I'll go over a "checklist" of items and questions to make sure I understand exactly what you're looking for in your ceremony, and we'll review/sign the agreement contract for my services. I also require a 50% deposit a this time to book the date. This entire meeting shouldn't take more that about 1 hour. Next, I get to work preparing a draft of the ceremony. That includes everything from the Processional (when and how everyone walks in) through the Recessional (when and how everyone walks out) and everything in between. This of course includes the exchange of vows, exchange of rings, and so forth. I'll include options for things like vows and what to say to each other when exchanging the rings, plus any specific rituals, prayers, readings or customs you want to include. Then, you take a look at the ceremony script, and together we'll fine tune it until it's exactly how you want it. I typically do this part over email or phone, but we could also meet again in person if you'd like as well. Then, if I've been asked to do so, I will attend the rehearsal and work with you to make sure everyone in the Wedding Party knows their role and positions for the entire ceremony. We'll practice the procession, ceremony, and recessional as many times as needed to make sure it's Perfect! I'll also pick up the Marriage License at this time so I have it ready for your wedding. One the day of your wedding, I arrive 1 hour before the scheduled start time, and I can coordinate with the DJ, photographer, videographer, and coordinator as needed to make sure we're all on the same page. After the ceremony, I'll make sure the Marriage License is signed by your witnesses, and I'll turn it into the county registar a day or two after the wedding. That's pretty much it! Please email, call or text me if you have any questions!

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