Michael T. Rae
Michael T. Rae

Michael T. Rae

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Introduction: I seek to make sure your special day and ceremony is everything you want it to be. You will get final approval and the option to edit the script any way you desire. I enjoy working with the engaged couple and their families in making their wedding ceremony everything they want it to be. The best part of this job is seeing the smiling faces during and after the ceremony.

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Carey H.

Wedding Officiant

Mike was absolutely amazing! Brought both, charm and humor to our ceremony. Was super responsive and accommodating! Couldn’t have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding! Definitely recommend!
Michael T. Rae's reply
An afternoon of sunshine, a fun bridal party, a surprise horse and carriage entrance and exit that was magical and a bride and groom who obviously are in love. Really enjoyed officiating your special day. Best wishes always.
Jun 30, 2021
Andrew g.

Wedding Officiant

Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with. Came to him on short notice to officiate our wedding and he not only responded within the hour of my request, but had everything planned that night within hours. On the day of our ceremony he was amazing to work with and made the entire experience absolutely memorable. He also went the extra step to mail our marriage license back into the county so we could focus on celebrating after exchanging our vows. We would hands down recommend mike to anyone who is looking.
Michael T. Rae's reply
Beautiful couple, beautiful setting and totally in love. You two are going to do great together. Thanks for allowing me to be your officiant. Best wishes always.
May 14, 2021
Chad K.

Wedding Officiant

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.
Michael 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!!!
Nov 10, 2020
Sturmia A.

Wedding Officiant

Michael Rae responded fast, and understood what we wanted. A quick elopement wedding. He got us a great location. It was a quick and quiet wedding ceremony. Very professional guy!
Michael T. Rae's reply
We also had fun!!! You two were relaxed, the impromptu wedding party added to the fun and you two will do well together. All the best in your new life as husband and wife!!! Martha says congrats too!!!
May 5, 2021
Briana S.

Wedding Officiant

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.
Michael 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.
Mar 2, 2020

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  • 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 80 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.

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