Michael T. Rae
Michael T. Rae

Michael T. Rae

$175
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Responds in about 2 hours

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. As of 2022 I’ve done over 115 weddings. They have all gone well.
Overview

Hired 107 times

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10 years in business

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2021

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Reviews

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

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Melissa S.
Aug 22, 2022
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Mike was amazing; we truly couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. He was professional, polite, respectful, and very prompt with responding to any questions that we had along the way. We would 100% recommend Mike to anyone looking for someone to officiate their wedding. Thank you for being part of our day, Mike! :)

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

Michael T. Rae's reply
Thank you for the kind review. Truly enjoyed being part of your special day. Best wishes always!!!
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Lee A.
Apr 28, 2022
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We made a great choice for our April 2022 wedding! Officiant Mike was exactly what we wanted for our ceremony. He has a professional and kind presence, is well spoken, and supports a good cause. As I looked at our options, his overview stood out because of his experience, positive reviews, and that the money he raises goes to the Police Unity Tour (which honors fallen officers). Mike wrote a good script and included brief quotes from scripture for our short ceremony. His speaking voice is excellent, providing the perfect pace, pitch, pronunciation, volume, tone, and emphasis. He has an ideal balance of passion, enthusiasm, and professionalism. He is sociable and genuinely enjoys being there for the special event. He even took a few amazing pictures of us and our venue and immediately sent them to us! We enjoyed meeting Mike and are so happy that we chose him!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

Michael T. Rae's reply
Beautiful wedding party, wonderfully supportive family and friends, and a wonderful venue for all to enjoy. Loved doing this wedding and very thankful for your kind review. You two were wonderful to work with and you are wished nothing but love and happiness going forward.
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Debbie G.
1 month ago
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Michael is just the right person for a wedding. At the rehearsal he put us both at ease. He helped everyone get their part just right. He was fun and engaging. The service was perfect for us and I am so very happy.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

Michael T. Rae's reply
Great group to work with. Everyone was very happy for your union and for both of you. Loved watching your eyes as you said you vows. There was no doubt in the sincerity both of you had while saying those words. Thank you both for allowing me to be part of your special day. It was totally enjoyable!!
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Ava B.
Sep 24, 2022
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Working with Micheal was an absolute joy to work with!! He made our elopement such a special day. Micheal was easy to work with, punctual, and most of all, knew how to make our ceremony full of joy and perfect for us!! We would highly recommend him to anybody in the area looking for an officiant

Details: Elopement • Non-denominational (mentions 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

Michael T. Rae's reply
Loved doing your wedding. You two were totally relaxed, went with the flow when the initial wedding site had issues, found another place to hold the wedding and no one was frustrated or concerned. Loved that park patrons stopped what they were doing to cheer your union. May you two continue to grow in love. Best wishes always.
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Corrine B.
Oct 27, 2021
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Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Everything was perfect! From the 1st message, to the planning, to the rehearsal, all the way to the wedding. I couldn't ask for a better officiant to marry us. So polite, so professional, so experienced. It was the 1st & only officiant I inquired, and I'm so grateful he was the perfect one... Thank u again for everything 😊

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

Michael T. Rae's reply
You are too kind. Enjoyed doing your wedding and even though it was late in starting, your family and friends never stopped showing their support and love for you two. You and George were wonderful to work with. Best wishes as you two go forward in life together.
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License Type: Minister (OH)

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FAQs

  • 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 ask a series of questions from which 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 10 years ago and have done over 120 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 and in Michigan.

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