Michael T. Rae
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Wedding Officiant - Lakewood 2019
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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
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Mr. Rae officiated our wedding on 11/7 and he was professional throughout the entire process. We held a backyard wedding that changed several times due to the unexpected nice weather. He was accommodating and helpful throughout the whole process. He even put our concerns at ease and sent a photo of the marriage paperwork being mailed out. If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding, don’t look any further. Mr. Rae is the right choice.Nov 10, 2020VerifiedMichael T. Rae's reply
Beautiful couple, beautiful families, beautiful setting and beautiful day. Honored to do your wedding and best wishes always on life’s journey together!!!
We had a great experience using Michael as our wedding officiant. He was very invested in making sure that our special day was everything that we wanted it to be, and we appreciate all of the time and effort he put into it.Mar 2, 2020VerifiedMichael T. Rae's reply
Fantastic couple who decided to write and recite their own vows. They made the ceremony so beautiful with their own heartfelt vows that moved everyone who heard them, myself included. Best wishes for a wonderful life together. You are off to a great start, and have two lovely families backing you up.
Mike was very professional, kind, and punctual. We very much enjoyed having him officiate our wedding and are so very glad we chose him. Will be recommending him to everyone we know getting married. Incredible officiant!Nov 20, 2019VerifiedMichael T. Rae's reply
Loved doing your wedding. You two are a well matched pair with lots of family love supporting you. You can tell you two are best friends and that you love each other and that is an important basis for family life. God bless you two and little Tina as you go forth making your lives meaningful and loving. Congratulations.
Mike was very pleasant. He made our wedding very memorable with his professionalism, great personality and sense of humor. Would highly recommend.Oct 14, 2020VerifiedMichael T. Rae's reply
Loved doing your wedding. Everyone was so relaxed and everyone felt you two were meant for each other. Thanks for including us at your reception and supporting the Police Unity Tour. You two are going to do well together. Best wishes always.
Absolutely wonderful, couldn’t have had a better officiant!!! Mike knew just how to direct the process. He had a great plan and absolutely willing to talk it out to the best fit!! I’m so thankful he was there!!Jun 19, 2020VerifiedMichael T. Rae's reply
You two make a great couple. Your children, who now make up your combined family, are beautiful and are and will be a wonderful reflection on both of you. I really enjoyed doing your ceremony. The Best wishes for a long and wonderful life together!!
License Type: Minister (OH)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I generally charge the quoted fee and that includes the script, a rehearsal if you want one (and I recommend you do) and the wedding ceremony. I live in Mentor so travel time and mileage can increase my cost on far away weddings. PLEASE NOTE: the money I raise goes to a charity, specifically the Police Unity Tour, a 300 mile bicycle ride that honors fallen officers.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After submitting the quote and being hired, I prepare a sample wedding script for your review. You can add or take away anything you like because this is your ceremony and I want you to be happy with it. After we get the script worked out, if there is a rehearsal, I'll be there to make sure all is ready for the actual ceremony. On the day of the wedding I will be there an hour early to take care of signing the marriage certificate and any last minute questions that might arise.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I was ordained about 9 years ago and have done over 60 weddings. I was ordained over the Internet at the request of a friend and did her wedding. I enjoyed it so much I've continued performing ceremonies all over northern Ohio.