Weddings With Paul
Weddings With Paul

Weddings With Paul

$255
estimated cost


Scheduling

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: Hi Friend, There are few things that give me more joy than standing in front of a couple at the moment they’re committing their love and their lives to each other. I feel deeply honored to be in that place and time. Every couple has a story of how their love for each other came to be. My hope for each ceremony is that the couple’s love story comes alive for everyone who is present. Also, that the couple is completely focused on each other and not distracted by an overly complicated ceremony. Finally, I hope the ceremony will be an experience they’ll never forget, I believe my reviews indicate my hopes are being realized. Let me invite you to read some of them and see if you agree. I would consider it an honor enter into your story and work with you in creating the wedding you most hope for. Paul
Overview

Hired 26 times

1 similar job done near you

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1 employee

2 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, and Venmo.

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

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Reviews

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

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17 reviews

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Sam W.
Aug 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Paul did an amazing job officiating our wedding in Eugene, OR. He took the time to get to know my now wife and I together as a couple and then scheduled calls to get to know us individually so that he could hand tailor our ceremony to meet our needs. He was very receptive to our feedback on his remarks, and did his best to make our ceremony everything we wanted and more! I would recommend Paul’s officiating services to anybody!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 51 - 100 guests • 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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Laurel M.
Aug 3, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Having Paul officiate our wedding was an absolute joy. He was thoughtful and true to us in his ceremony statements. He was able to capture what we are to each other and make the ceremony one of the best many of our attendees had ever been to. Thank you, Paul!

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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Winona M.
Jul 6, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Paul was the first person I hired on thumbtack and I am so glad I did! His process of getting to know my now husband and I as a couple was very thorough, fun, and reflective. During our meetings with him, he asked us questions that we wouldn’t think of and provided valuable advice for wedding planning and marriage. He is respectful, accommodating to all the last minute changes, and so easy to work with! By the time the ceremony was here, my husband and I were amazed by how perfectly he told our love story. We got so many compliments from our guests and there was lots of laughs & happy tears! If you’re looking for an officiant, definitely consider Paul. You will not regret it. Thank you so much Paul for officiating our wedding! We are forever blessed to have shared our day with you.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 51 - 100 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

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Sabrina A.
May 4, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Paul is an absolute gem. I have told so many people, if you don't have him officiate your wedding then you simply won't have the best. With our initial meeting we knew he was going to be good for the job. When we met with him one on one we knew it was going to go great, but the work he put together to make our ceremony special blew everyone away. He had our loved ones learning things about us that even some of them didn't know about our relationships history and the way we truly felt about one another. It truly made our wedding remarkable. Everyone was so happy to have been there to hear it, to laugh and cry with joy. Thank you so much for all that you do Paul. Words do not do justice to your work.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Zachary T.
Jan 1, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Ladies and gentlemen, the reviews on here are 100% true. Paul is PHENOMENAL. He went above and beyond all expectations we had. Paul was attentive to all of our plans, questions, and needs, and he was incredibly generous and accommodating about traveling to our rehearsal and wedding in Stevenson, Washington. After working with Paul, his kindness and professionalism are what stood out the most. He really makes a point to get to know the bride and groom, and I truly felt like he knew us before our big day. Our guests were moved to tears by his beautiful ceremony, and we were at a loss for words at his kind and thoughtful sentiments. If you are searching for a patient, warm, knowledgeable, and kind officiant, you will get that and more with Paul. We were so blessed and fortunate to have Paul officiate our wedding, and we highly recommend him to anyone and everyone looking. Xoxo, A&Z

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 51 - 100 guests • 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)?

    My fees are on a sliding scale depending on size, location, and complexity/formality of the wedding. The range is anywhere from $200 to $300, but currently my base price is $255 with rehearsals an added $75. If you're interested in pre-marital counseling, that would be $50 a session. I also add a travel fee if the wedding is over 30 miles away from Newberg, OR, my home, and if it calls for me to obtain overnight accommodations.

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

    We'll have an initial phone chat to make sure we're a good fit. If we are, we'll have a meeting of the three of us to begin initial wedding planning. If at all possible, I like this to be a zoom/facetime meeting. Then I like to meet with each person individually via zoom/facetime in order to get to know you better about three weeks before the wedding. These conversations give me material for my remarks during the ceremony. Finally, we'll have an in-person meeting to fine-tooth comb the wedding, making sure every detail has been addressed one week before the wedding. Obviously, if the wedding date is close at hand at the beginning of the planning process, the process will be condensed. If you're interested in pre-marital counseling, we can set a schedule for that. Pre-marital counseling could be anywhere from one to three sessions. Of course, there might be a number of extra phone calls, emails, and texts through out the course of the planning.

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

    I was a pastor in the Friends (Quaker) church for over 30 years and have officiated many weddings and provided numerous pre-marital counseling opportunities. I have been through specific training for pre-marital counseling. Note: I do not have a professional counseling degree/license, but I have taken graduate level classes and a further-educational program geared specifically for pre-marital counseling.

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