Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie
Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie

Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie

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Introduction: Hello, I work with couples to create customized wedding ceremonies to fit just what they are looking for. Whether you want a short 5 minute ceremony for a small number of guests for a reasonable price or a 20 minute ceremony for a large number of guests and big venue I'll draw from my extensive experience to provide just what you want. Prices range from $150 to $325 depending on the package you select. I create non-religious or religious ceremonies. I have numerous ceremony templates and will show you samples of my work before you decide. If you want to make your ceremony unique and you're looking for new ideas, or if you've got a very specific concept in mind we'll create the perfect ceremony for the two of you. I've performed almost 100 ceremonies since 2018. I've also worked with Integral Weddings a highly rated provider of Officiant services in the Pittsburgh area on Wedding Wire. Contact me and I will provide sample ceremonies, references, or a sample video of one of my ceremonies if you like. Thanks for looking. Feel free to reach out to me by email or text. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Bernie Galanko, Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie
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Hired 18 times

Serves Pittsburgh, PA

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1 employee

6 years in business

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

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Sarah M.
2 weeks ago
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We had Bernie as our officiant for our June 2024 wedding and he was fantastic! He has a large portfolio of material for you to use to curate the ceremony that is perfect for you and your fiancé! He was able to make the trip from Pittsburgh to my venue in Deep Creek Lake MD for both the rehearsal and the actual wedding day. He was super professional and let us run through the rehearsal several times. Several of my family and friends came up to me after the wedding and told me about how much they enjoyed chatting with Bernie during the reception. I cannot recommend Bernie enough!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 21 - 50 guests • I'm flexible • English • I'm flexible

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April P.
Mar 26, 2024
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We really enjoyed working with Bernie and can’t recommend him enough. First, he responded to my inquiry quickly on the app. Then he followed up with me via text, which was definitely appreciated, because it’s a better way for me to communicate. Bernie and I set up a time to talk, and I was able to walk through what my groom and I were looking for. He sent me samples of wedding vows that could be a good start as a template, and offered to talk with me again to finalize if needed. However, I was able to use the templates provided by Bernie to select the format that my groom and I would like. I also decided to do a unity candle, and Bernie made sure I knew where to get, setting the expectation that I’d provide this for our wedding, which of course was completely reasonable. Behind the scenes, my groom was a bit nervous when I told him “I found someone to marry us online!” LOL. I was able to assuage his concerns when I told him I was able to read reviews of prior customers, he was relatively local, and would collect his payment after the ceremony. Once my new husband met Bernie (who was 15 minutes early—bonus points!!!), they hit it off. We are holding a larger wedding ceremony in January which my husband invited Bernie to come back and officiate! Bernie was clearly prepared for our ceremony with everything we talked about printed out in a small, leather notebook binder and dressed in a suit. These are details we didn’t discuss, but it just showed that he cared about the little things that meant so much. After the ceremony, Bernie accepted our invitation to stay for dinner and cake, and visited with our family, which showed that he was interested in us. Again, just small gestures that showed he cares about his work and bringing couples to their happily ever after. Bernie, thank you for being a part of our special day. Couples that choose you will be as fortunate as we were!

Details: Commitment ceremony • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • I'm flexible • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal

Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie's reply
Hi April, I hope you guys are doing well. Thanks for the review you left. It was very nice of you.
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Marian H.
4 weeks ago
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Bernie was professional and gave the happy couple advice to help them understand the ceremony which I turn helped them to relax and fill confident in the whole wedding process. Overall nice and helpful man.

Details: Wedding • Christian • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie's reply
Marian, thank you for your review. It was very thoughtful of you. I appreciate it.
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Esther P.
2 weeks ago
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Bernie officiated our very small ceremony (it was just me and my partner) and we really appreciated the fact that he implemented all of our requests and that we had options to choose from for our ceremony. We appreciate and love the work that Bernie did for us on our very special day! :)

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

Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie's reply
Thanks Esther. I really appreciate your review. Best wishes to you guys!
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Erica A.
May 23, 2024
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We reached out to Bernie last minute because our officiant cancelled on us last minute. Bernie responded to our inquiry promptly. We ended up having my father marry us in the end and Bernie was very understanding of this! His prices are fair and affordable!! He was extremely kind and helpful in this process. I would 100% recommend Bernie for all your officant needs!!!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 21 - 50 guests • I'm flexible • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal

Wedding Ceremonies by Bernie's reply
Erica, I hope everything turned out great for your ceremony. Thank you so much for this review. It was very nice of you to write.
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