Sincerely, James
Sincerely, James

Sincerely, James

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Introduction: My name is James Worsdale and I am an ordained Minister in the Universal Life Church based in NYC. I specialize in heartfelt and customized wedding ceremonies that reflect both how you came together as a couple and a celebration of your shared vision for what's next to come. I came into this role after having been asked to perform marriages for several of my friends, and have discovered the immense joy that comes from serving in this function. I hold a deep appreciation for the privilege of liaising you through this step of your journey and celebrating and sharing in the spirit of love. Sometimes people don't know exactly what they're looking for but are usually keen on what they definitely don't want! I want to collaborate with you and guide you through to create a moment that is a reflection of the character and quality of your partnership and is genuine and memorable.
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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Heni R.
Feb 8, 2022
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None of our close friends/family are officiants, so we decided to search online for one. When we saw James' profile, it seemed to be a potentially good fit for us. So we scheduled the Zoom interview to get a feel for each other and we immediately felt very comfortable with him. He's friendly, funny, and authentic. Once we decided to use him, he wrote up a draft script for our wedding based on our answers in the questionnaire he sent us. We were expecting to have to make a couple minor changes at least - but it was perfect and we approved the first draft. Easy! He was extremely helpful throughout the whole process - offering vow samples and tips to help us construct ours. We had some chaos on wedding day unrelated to James, but he was completely unaffected by it. He was the steady hand we needed and offered valuable guidance in real time during the wedding. James' presence was certainly one of the memorable aspects of our wedding day. We strongly recommend him to couples that want a fun, intimidate, and authentic wedding like ours. Suggestion: Be as detailed and open as possible with your questionnaire answers. We were, and it gave him a great view into our personalities and relationship. That ultimately allowed him the opportunity to write a perfect script for us.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Guy S.
Jan 31, 2022
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James is a remarkable man. He responded to our request immediately. During our zoom meeting we connected with him like we know each other forever. He wanted to learn all about us and our families. He took all that information and used it for our wedding ceremony. He of course made us review it and was open to any changes we wanted. Me and my wife are very happy that we choose James to be our officiant and part of our very special day. We even wanted him to stay for our reception. He is now part of our story. Thank you James.

Details: Wedding • Catholic • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal

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Sue L.
Nov 3, 2021
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I made a great choice by hiring James, he was very nice and helpful. He came to the ceremony ahead of time and waited us patiently while we were taking the time to get ready. I will recommend him to someone who needs a wedding officiant!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of 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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Em G.
Oct 27, 2021
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James truly saved our wedding. About a week before our scheduled ceremony, our officiant canceled on us. James came to our rescue and not only was he very helpful, but he was sweet and kind and we couldn’t be more grateful to have him marry us. He put together some beautiful words using the information we gave him and he performed the ceremony flawlessly. We were extremely satisfied with his work and highly recommend his services.

Details: Wedding • Christian • 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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Jack z.
Oct 25, 2021
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It was very lucky to have James as our wedding officiant. Before the wedding, he did lots of preparation works, helped us go through the process, and write vows for us. He was always responsive and patient to our questions and tried his best to fulfill our expectations. The wedding ceremony went smoothly due to his professionalism, we were very happy about the ceremony. James also charges a reasonable price, definitely reconmmend him as your wedding officiant!

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

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FAQs

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

    I start from a base price of $300, and adjust to offset travel expenses depending on the location of the ceremony. My goal is to make things as affordable as possible for you.

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

    With each couple, I'm happy to engage in a free consultation/conversation where you can tell me a little about yourselves, the wedding, and what you're looking for in the service. We'll work together to determine if this is the best fit and answer any logistical questions you may have. If we decide to move forward together, I'll ask some overview questions that will help us to have a shared understanding of the tone and sequence of the ceremony. I'll provide each of you with a questionnaire to fill out independently of one another, as well, as a way to more fully understand you as a couple and tell your story in a way that captures your energy and connection. I want this to be reflective of your love and your journey! After these pieces are complete, I will script a custom ceremony for you and your partner and provide a draft. It is very much a draft and I'm not precious about my words! Your satisfaction and a ceremony that is memorable and heartfelt is the true north and our aim. I'm happy to accommodate any edits or new direction you request.

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

    I am a registered wedding officiant with New York State and an ordained Minister in the Universal Life Church.

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