Rev Mary Stone
Rev Mary Stone

Rev Mary Stone

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Introduction: Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I know that this is an exciting and a little bit stressful time with all the planning and coordinating. I view it as my job to ease as much stress as possible regarding your ceremony. My typical process is to connect with the couple to get a better sense of what you are envisioning for your ceremony. I will then email you both questionnaires that I would ask you to fill out separately. I will then craft a ceremony, using many of your own words, that will uniquely reflect who you are as individuals and who you are as a couple. Nobody likes to participate in or sit through a boring wedding in a box, so I pride myself in providing each couple that I work with a ceremony that tells their story. We can even get your bridal and groom parties and guests involved in the ceremony! You will laugh, you will cry and you will remember your ceremony for years to come. It is an honor and a privilege to officiate sacred ceremonies that celebrate the diverse and rich culture of the Washington DC area.
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Hired 57 times

Serves Arlington, VA

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7 years in business

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Stephanie H.
Sep 13, 2021
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To say Mary exceeded our expectations would be an understatement! Our Sept 5th wedding was originally scheduled to be a full-blown celebration w/friends and family in attendance. Because of COVID, we had to change our plans. It was a hard and sad decision, but we knew it was the right one, and Mary worked with us to change the ceremony accordingly. The day of the ceremony, she was awesome! She is so warm and funny, it felt like we had a friend there with us. And she sent us the form we need (already filled out!) to request copies of our marriage certificate. I really can't recommend Mary highly enough! If you're looking for someone who will make your ceremony feel truly personal and meaningful, look no further!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 21 - 50 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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John S.
Jul 21, 2022
Reverend Mary was the perfect antidote to all the ills of trying to plan a wedding during the age of COVID. She was easygoing and personable from day one, but also very supportive and a fount of positive suggestions and wisdom. She was a major factor in making our hybrid wedding (which had to be rescheduled due to the pandemic) a huge success. One thing you'll find when you work with Reverend Mary is that she truly engages, she truly cares. She wants to know who you are on a deep level, and this was evident in the questionnaire she had us fill out. I'll admit that it was pretty extensive, but she asked many insightful questions. When we saw the draft of the ceremony which she prepared it was obvious that she had read and thought deeply about our responses. That, of course, was in addition to our face-to-face (or Zoom-to-Zoom) meetings, during which her ebullient and irrepressible personality, supportiveness, and wonderful sense of humor quickly came to the forefront. Truly, our wedding would have been diminished without her presence. Even as the day approached and we faced multiple last-minute challenges, Reverend Mary remained calm, confident, and unperturbed, and imparted some of that stability to us just when we needed it the most. We felt we were in the best possible hands during a period of intense pressure. She was accommodating and supportive, always taking her cues from our needs, never imposing her own ideas on us. For example, she encouraged us strongly to edit the drafts of the ceremony to suit our tastes, and embraced all of our changes, even when we cut out things she had written. She never acted as if her words were sacred, and demonstrated a down-to-earth ability to roll with all the punches. We cannot recommend Reverend Mary strongly enough. Our sense is that we could reach out to her at any time -- tomorrow, next month, ten years from now -- and she would still demonstrate the same caring attitude which she brought to the planning and execution of our special day. What more could a couple want?
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Jez T.
Oct 10, 2020
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I knew Mary was the perfect fit right from the first phone call. Originally I was nervous to hire an officiant online — but Mary was immediately warm, friendly, and very understanding about whatever religious (or not!) preferences we wanted to include in our ceremony. She really focused on us and what was special to us as a couple and I am truly grateful. Due to COVID postponements she even offered to do a legal ceremony for us and it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! She was right on time, professional, had great energy, made us laugh, and made it a truly personal and special ceremony. Everyone was in tears. Our guests loved her and we get to do it all over again with her next year for our post-COVID wedding (lol!) Can't say it enough... HIRE MARY!!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 51 - 100 guests • 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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Tiffany O.
Aug 17, 2020
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Mary is an amazing officiant! We originally planned a “normal” wedding pre-COVID, but then the pandemic struck. Mary was extremely flexible and married us on our planned wedding date in a small ceremony with just my husband and I. She made us feel so comfortable and reassured with our decision to move forward legally marrying this year and remaining available for a formal ceremony next year. Mary - I cannot thank you enough for your support and time!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Steve H.
Jun 11, 2021
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We had amazing wedding ceremony!!!! Mary did very personal, sensible and sweet!!! It was just wonderful to have Mary Stone with us at our important moment!!! I cannot find enough words to say huge THANK YOU!!!

Details: Commitment ceremony • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal

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Mary Stone

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

    Completed two years of an accredited Interfaith / Interspiritual Seminary and became ordained after successful completion of the intensive program.

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