Ben Poston Weddings
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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
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36 photos and 3 videos
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
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!Aug 23, 2020VerifiedBen 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.
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, 2020Verified
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.Aug 23, 2020VerifiedBen 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!
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, 2019Verified
Ben was great throughout the whole wedding process with explaining things to us all the way to finalizing our script. I would recommend him to anyone needing an officiant!Nov 6, 2018Verified
- 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!