Lauren Sykes Officiant
Hired 15 times
3 years in business
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Lauren was so sweet and made us so comfortable. By the time she preformed our ceremony I felt I had know her for months, not days. She made our day special and the ceremony personalized to us. If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding, she will not disappoint!!!Jan 2, 2020Verified
Lauren always made sure we were getting what we wanted and that we were taken care of! Her knowledge and dedication to her job made our decision of having Lauren officiate our wedding so easy! If I were to get married, again, (not planning on that 😂) Lauren would definitely be the first person I would be calling.Jul 26, 2019
It pains me to write a 1 star review for someone who has 5 stars across the board. I’m just very confused as to what happened. Lauren and I communicated here first, then by phone. I really enjoyed talking to her and I was stoked about having a woman as our officiant. I sent my deposit check by mail (because I am tech-challenged with Venmo and PayPal). Lauren said she was fine with a check. The check was returned to me a month later, stating there was no such address. I reached out by text and by private message here. I was completely ghosted. Never heard from her again.Jun 10, 2020VerifiedLauren Sykes Officiant's reply
Katie, I hate that we had a horrible experience. I did not save my notes from December but I think we had a gross miscommunication. I was under the (obviously false) impression that your date and needs had changed. I do sincerely apologize for that and I hope that you and your fiancé still had a wonderful experience for your wedding. Again, I am sorry for that misunderstanding and that I missed out of participating in such an important date you.
Lauren performed our super small wedding ceremony, we communicated only via message because we where going to be on Nashville for two days only, and her professionalism left us impressed. She was punctual and got the idea of what we wanted exactly. I am forever thankful to have found her.Dec 23, 2019Verified
Lauren was absolutely amazing! She was immediately responsive to every message and helped us with the perfect wording for our ceremony. Thankfully she travelled quite a distance to officiate for us. It could not have been more perfectNov 25, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I believe that everyone has the right to professional and competent counseling and officiant services. No one should have to settle for sub-par performance from an officiant on their wedding day or incompatible counseling. Prices for wedding officiant and counseling services are tiered based off of needs and services required.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always like to start out with getting to know you and what your expectations are. For wedding ceremonies, either a religious or civil ceremony, that includes making sure everything from the moment the ceremony starts to the conclusion is exactly what you want. For counseling, once we have established your needs and circumstances, we can work together to set goals and a pathway towards achieving them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a B.S. in Psychology and have almost completed a Master of Divinity in Theology. I am also certified for crisis intervention and counseling through the Army and internships with Fort Gordon's behavioral health department.