Weddings with Spirit and Wit
Weddings with Spirit and Wit

Weddings with Spirit and Wit

$150
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Introduction: Greetings, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We specialize in personalized ceremonies from the simple to the elaborate. It's your day; it should happen your way. I do honor all spiritual traditions--and most non-traditions!--and am always willing to try to accommodate your preferences. I also strive to keep my rates affordable and negotiable, starting at about $150 for a very basic ceremony (that includes free phone/email consults; travel and rehearsal fees may apply); I'd be happy to send you more information regarding wedding ceremony elements and packages. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you’d like to schedule a time to meet and chat. We're here to make you happy and your Big Day a bit less stressful! It's such a joy to meet the couples and learn their stories: they make the ceremony so special!
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Hired 73 times

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1 employee

9 years in business

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2020

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Reviews

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

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Ashley S.
1 month ago
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We loved having Matthew officiate our wedding! He was so helpful in explaining to us exactly how the ceremony was going to go and letting us customize it as we wanted and even giving us ideas for things that we hadn’t originally thought of! He was right on time and very professional and kind. I definitely recommend him.

Details: Elopement • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 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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Cherie M.
Nov 27, 2021
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Matthew was wonderful to work with and he presented the perfect wedding ceremony for my husband and I. We highly recommend Matthew for anyone who is looking for a wedding officiant!

Details: Elopement • Non-religious (no mention of 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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Lauren M.
Nov 3, 2021
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Matthew did a fantastic job officiating my wedding. He was very communicative and friendly throughout the whole process. He is a wonderful storyteller and his passion shows in his work. Everyone at our wedding came up to my husband and I to tell us how much they loved our ceremony. I highly recommend Matthew from Weddings with Spirit and Wit.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 21 - 50 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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Patrick L.
Jul 18, 2021
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We used Weddings with Spirit and Wit as the officiant for our wedding, and I’m so glad we did! Matthew did an amazing job, he was able to work us in on short notice and still give us a beautiful ceremony that was customized for exactly what we wanted. Matthew in person was well spoken, charismatic and fun to be around, and he did an amazing job.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Tuiolatai S.
May 24, 2022
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Our officiant was very prompt with the arrival. His professionalism was great. My husband and I enjoyed his humor during the ceremony. He made sure we were aware of the order of everything. Highly recommend 10/10

Details: Elopement • 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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Matthew Thuney

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Yes and no. My fees are affordable and negotiable, starting at about $150 for a very basic ceremony. Custom ceremony elements can add to the cost, and travel fees may apply.

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

    Being a wedding officiant, I recognize that the wedding ceremony is all about the couple, not about me. So I constantly keep their needs and preferences at the forefront. After initial contact (usually by email or phone), I try to set up a meeting--a free consultation--with the prospective bride and groom, along with any family members who wish to be present. After that, if it seems like we're a good fit (and we almost always are!), I keep in contact with the couple, shaping their ceremony and plans into exactly what they want. Each ceremony is unique, as is each couple, and it's always fascinating to see what evolves. Such a pleasure!

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

    I majored in Religious Studies (comparative religions) at UC Santa Barbara, attended Yale Divinity School, and, although I'm not affiliated with any particular church, have continued to study spirituality in all its various manifestations throughout my life.

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