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Carol Baisinger-Criddle
Carol Baisinger-Criddle

Carol Baisinger-Criddle

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Introduction: I have three types of ceremonies, so there's something for everyone. Elopements....small group of folks, no bridal party, intimate, but memorable of course. Micro-ceremony.....not as large as a full-scale ceremony, but with most of the elements like a best man, maid of honor, give-away, maybe a unity ceremony or reading, but just smaller. Full ceremony...all the bells and whistles. It's my biggest ceremony with the most customization, most options, your story, larger bridal parties, etc. Inside the Reno/Sparks area they start at $200, $280, and $325 respectively. Outside of that area, mileage charges will apply, but they are nominal. I offer discounts for: *Military *First Responders *Seniors *Essential Workers *educators I'm very enthusiastic and love to perform ceremonies. It shows in my work. I really go the "extra mile" by doing a lot of extra things that might not be expected. Ask about my Covid procedures!

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7 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.

Exceptional 5.0

61 reviews


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Elijah B.

Wedding Officiant

Carol was an absolute life saver for us. We had a very unique situation with our wedding officiant not being able to marry us legally, but we then contacted carol and she was able to hold a small private ceremony for my wife and I. She was very polite, personable, and did not make us feel bad or uncomfortable about our situation at all. I’d absolutely recommend her to be anybody’s officiant.
Carol Baisinger-Criddle's reply
Thank you so much for including me in your day! I'm glad I was able to be there for you both so your wedding ceremony could be what you wanted.
Apr 6, 2021
Ren L.

Wedding Officiant

Carol is great! My wedding was kinda crazy, and very freezing!! But she stuck it out and even made my guest laugh while we all were freezing next to the lake in Tahoe during a snowstorm! I loved how involved and easy she makes it to basically choose what it is that she says and customize it if you would like with poems and such. All around great experience And bonus we got out official marriage license the next day! very fast and efficient Pun intended lol
Mar 11, 2021
Ashley G.

Wedding Officiant

Carol not only was quick to respond to every message that was sent, she did so with professionalism and care. She is a pleasure to speak with and she made our ceremony go very smoothly. Even when we had to have a last minute venue change, she was very accommodating and had a smile on her face! If you need an officiant for your wedding, look no further!
Carol Baisinger-Criddle's reply
I enjoyed our hike in the snow. It was great working with you. I just wish I could have met Penelope. Thank you for a wonderful day.
Dec 30, 2020
Enrico d.

Wedding Officiant

Carol officiated our pandemic wedding and we were so glad that we chose her. She was amazing with officiating, organizing all the necessary paperwork and most importantly, keeping us calm. Thank you Carol for doing such a great job!
Carol Baisinger-Criddle's reply
Thank you both for such a wonderful morning. I'm glad we didn't have an issue with the smoke and were able to enjoy Lake Tahoe as planned. You are both so lovely. Best to you!!
Aug 27, 2020
Faiza C.

Wedding Officiant

Carol was great. She was very professional and made our day so much better than I had originally planned. She gave me ideas for our ceremony, carried it out better than I imagined and made us a great memory. We wanted a very low key no frills elopement ceremony. I thought it would just be a quick “marrying us” and done type of day. Instead, with her help it felt like a real wedding. Even though it was just my husband, our son, and I, it felt like we had a real deal event, just the three of us. It was short and sweet but very memorable. Thank you Carol!
Jun 1, 2021

License Type: Minister's License (NV)

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

    I offer two (3) levels of officiant services: * One is a fully customized wedding ceremony for $325 *Next is the micro-wedding for $280 * And many folks are opting for the elopement package (just the couple and a few friends) starting at $200 depending on where you want to elope. Mileage is not included to areas outside of the Reno/Sparks area. I offer military, senior, first responder, and essential worker discounts. For a full price sheet, please see my website.

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

    When am am hired, I send each couple a template for the ceremony and customize it with them until it is perfect for them...not me. I have samples for each stage of the wedding. They can use my samples or we can create something totally new.

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

    I have a BS in Business and have been a small business owner for over 16 years. I have an extensive background in customer service.

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