Hayduk Wedding Services Affiliated with The Chu...
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Hired 209 times
8 years in business
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Jul - Dec
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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
John Hayduk was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive and professional. He helped us organize a seamless ceremony. I am so happy that we chose John to officiate our wedding. Great guy.Jul 6, 2020Verified
Reverend Hayduk was responsive to all emails and opened to all of our ideas. He incorporated everything we wanted into our vows. The Reverend was on time to the ceremony, extremely professional yet funny and social with guests. He brought a peacefulness to the ceremony. We are extremely happy that he was able to officiate our wedding.Oct 28, 2019Verified
John officiated our wedding and we had a blast! He is very responsive and a great people person, very professional as well. Everyone who spoke with him had great things to say. I would highly recommend him!Oct 14, 2018Verified
We had John as our officiant for our wedding this past June 2018. He was so great, he was always on time always got back to my emails and calls within the day. He made the day go so smooth and he definitely calmed our nerves. He spoke clearly and loudly and everyone asked about him. I would recommend and have recommended him already to friends.Jul 6, 2018Verified
John did a great job as officiant at our wedding. He sent us about 15 different scripts that he uses for weddings and allowed us to kind of pick and choose pieces that we like and put them together how we liked them. He can perform ceremonies with or without a mention of God in them. Our ceremony was quick and to the point. As he put it, “no one is there to hear me talk. They’re there to see you two.” As soon as the reception ended John put our paperwork in the mail, ensuring quick turnaround on the official stuff involved in getting married, and emailed us to let us know it was on its way. Thank you, John, for a great ceremony!Aug 10, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our fees are a flat rate that is quoted based on the information you provided. Includes travel time to the rehearsal and the wedding filling out all the paperwork and mailing it. We also never charge for delays or alter the ceremony because of a delay.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We can meet at coffee shop or any place your are comfortable.We can also talk over the phone or contact through e-mail. With an e-mail address I can send you several wedding ceremonies to look over. You can feel free to mix and match or select your own original ceremony!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Tips so you can enjoy your Wedding Day 1. Wake up refreshed. Get to bed at a decent hour the night before so you can be your best. For this reason its wise to plan bachelor and bachelorette parties at least a week ahead of time. 2. Eat a breakfast that is high in protein and complex carbs. This food will take a while to break down in your body and keep you going, which is important since brides and grooms can go long periods without eating. 3. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. You want to be able to relax and have a good time with your bridesmaids, not stress over whether youll finish in time. 4. Wear a dress shirt when getting your hair styled. Brides often wear T-shirts that have to be pulled over their freshly coiffed hair at the end. Dress shirts, however, can be unbuttoned without doing any damage to your beautifully done hair. 5. Grooms should make a list of all the things they need to do on the morning of the wedding. Bridesmaids are great at helping a bride remember everything. Groomsmen are less helpful in this regard, though they are more likely to bring beer. 6. Speaking of groomsmen, its a good idea for the groom to discuss expectations for behavior. Guys can get pretty crazy at a reception. If you want a level of decorum its best to spell that out before someone tries to do a body shot off your grandma. 7. If you bought new shoes for the big day, be sure to break them in ahead of time. Otherwise youre liable to feel awkward in them and have sore feet. 8. Dont overdo the perfume. Heavy perfume can make you feel nauseous and even attract bugs. 9. This goes for you too, grooms. Remember, a little cologne goes a long way. 10. Hire a wedding coordinator if possible. Couples often decide to cut this expense, but coordinators let you enjoy your day by keeping drama at bay. 11. If you cant hire a wedding coordinator, let your bridesmaids handle some of the day-of logistics. 12. Dont forget a wedding day survival kit.A typical one includes a first aid kit, tampons, a Tide To Go stain remover pen, and anything else that might fix a minor emergency. 13. Take a few selfies.These candid shots make a fun counterpoint to your photographers stylized professional shots. 14. But other than that, put your phone away.Nothing is happening thats more important than your wedding, OK? 15. Get loose before you walk down the aisle.Do some light stretching to release tension and get your blood flowing so that you dont gasp pass out. Hey, it happens. Check YouTube. 16. Stop to take it all in during the ceremony.Ask your officiant to include a deep breath moment so you can look over the audience, gaze at your spouse, and burn the memory into your brain 17. Make a five-minute dinner date.Taking the time to enjoy a full meal is almost impossible with so many guests clamoring for your attention, but a five-minute dinner date where you grab a few bites and enjoy your new spouses company is more manageable. 18. If five minutes is too much, get your food to go. Arrange with the caterers to send a couple to-go boxes of food with you when you leave the venue. Theyll be glad to do it. 19. Be magnanimous. Greet everyone with a smile even if its your second cousin whom you havent spoken to in a couple years because she said that thing (you know what Im talking about). No one likes an angry bride, and you wont like being one either. 20. Similarly, stay poised during the best man and bridesmaids speeches.If something inappropriate is said its best to let it pass without having a big reaction. Many people will have missed it, but they wont miss you screaming at the best man. 20. Similarly, stay poised during the best man and bridesmaids speeches.If something inappropriate is said its best to let it pass without having a big reaction. Many people will have missed it, but they wont miss you screaming at the best man. 21. Give a thank you speech with your spouse.Itll feel good to thank your parents, grandparents, and guests (especially those who traveled great distances) for making such a momentous occasion in your life possible. 22. Arrange for group photos at the reception.Have the DJ call over college friends, co-workers, and teammates for a few quick group photos. Your photographer may suggest doing these before the reception, but save the more formal, time-consuming shots for the wedding party and family only. 23. Be careful with alcohol.This is a day youll want to remember clearly for the rest of your life, so make sure you dont drink too much (thats for doing at your friends weddings). One tip is to drink a full glass of water between each alcoholic drink. 24. Pack flats for the reception.Sophisticated ballet-style slippers look great with a wedding dress, so bring a pair to put on when you want to cut loose. 25. Appoint someone to save you from chatty guests.Inevitably someone, whether its your great aunt from Poughkeepsie or the dad of your old college roommate, will talk your ear off seemingly unaware its your wedding day. Thats why having someone to politely pull you away is a must. 26. Have a moment with each of your parents.Brides dance with their fathers and grooms dance with their mothers, but theres no moment on the schedule for your other parent. Make one. 27. Dont do the cake smash.Brides, you still have people to see and photos to take, so you dont want to get cake in your hair and on your dress (nor do you want to reapply makeup). Grooms, this is not how you want to start married life. Trust me on this one. 28. Give the DJ a list of songs you want to hear.This way youre more likely to hear your jam than Y.M.C.A. 29. Make sure you dance.Your favorite tunes are playing, the dance floor is packed with people you love, and you have reason to celebrate! With conditions like that even grooms who dont dance will regret it if they dont let their inner Bacon loose. 30. Have a relaxed attitude about the wedding night.If fireworks explode, awesome. But after a long day many brides and grooms collapse in exhaustion. Dont worry therell be plenty of time for fireworks later. 31. Remember why youre there.Amid all of the fun and celebration be sure to take a moment to look over at the person youre pledging your life to and reflect on the incredible journey that lies ahead of you both.