Best Day Ever Officiant
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Hired 74 times
9 years in business
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A Beautiful March Wedding
Norman Highland Wedding
Photos and Videos
38 photos and 1 video
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Read reviews that mention:
- Sean F.
“It was pure magic, and John was the conductor.” When I was planning my wedding, just like many people, I wanted mine to be perfect (or at least as close to perfect as possible). I spent so much time researching, calling, price negotiating, and so on. The entire process was very stressful, confusing, and expensive. That is, except my experience with John Candler. When I was looking for an officiant, I looked online and read many reviews. I looked at their faces, and tried my best to imagine their personalities. I know this sounds bad, but I simply didn’t have the time, energy, or desire to meet multiple pastors, priests, nuns or whoever to find the perfect officiant. When I saw the reviews for John, the people described a person that was warm, professional, and simply great at what he does. So I sent him a message, hoping that he was available for our special day. He quickly replied, within minutes, and let us know he was available. He directed us to his website for more information, photos, reviews, and rates. His website was professional and inviting, so I booked him. Months went by, and we occasionally spoke. He asked me to answer some questions on an email, and then he followed up with a phone call. As we approached our wedding day, I realized that I hadn’t met John in person yet, and the outdated version of me got worried. I asked myself silly questions like, “Will he be here? Will he be on time? Will he know what we want? Will he be good?” Not only did John show up on time, he completed the picture as soon as he arrived. He arrived with his iPad in hand, and as we waited to walk down the aisle, he stood with me, prayed with me, encouraged me, and assured me that my wedding was going to be awesome! Within minutes, I felt that I had a new friend in John, someone who I could trust entirely. It was pure magic, and John was the conductor. I couldn’t be more thankful for his willingness and commitment. I will never get married again, but if I had to, John would be my number one choice.Oct 29, 2019Verified
- Nicole H.
John did an amazing job for our wedding ceremony! His energy is unmatched and you can truly tell how much he loves love! We would highly recommend him to any and all couples for wedded day bliss!Jul 16, 2020Verified
- Yvonne E.
John was a pleasure to work with in every way! John wasn’t only our officiant but he was also our guidance throughout the whole process. We had two weddings, here in the state and one in the Philippines. We ran into few problems while doing our paperwork for our wedding in the Philippines, I called John for a favor and he was a huge help! Also, he was happy to add a few Filipino traditions in our ceremony. He is so easy talk to, very friendly, and brought humor to our ceremony which was great. John was excellent and we couldn’t be happier that we had him as our officiant. We highly recommend him to everyone! Thank you John for making our day extra special and fun.Aug 28, 2019Verified
- Nazanin N.
John was the best! We are so glad that we found him. His speech was exactly what we wanted. He took the time to get to know us through a video chat and he incorporated what we talked about into his speech. After the ceremony, our guests commented on how engaging and fun the ceremony and the speech were. If you are looking for a professional officiant with contagious positive energy for your wedding day, you should contact John, you won't be disappointed.Aug 4, 2019Verified
- Keyton K.
I spoke to John on the phone a few months before my wedding, stressing out about finding the perfect officiant. From our first conversation, I knew he was the one! He was professional, kind, funny, and put me at ease about the whole ceremony. I could just tell he would do a great job. He sent us a rough draft of what our ceremony would look like, I sent him a couple of edits that I wanted to be changed, and he took them and tailored it to make our ceremony just how we wanted. An officiant can really make or break the ceremony (obviously) and sets the tone for your whole wedding I think. John really played a part in making our big day the BEST DAY EVER! My parents loved him and guests told us how much they enjoyed our ceremony. We would totally recommend him to anyone!Jun 2, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My price to officiate wedding ceremonies is $350. This includes not only being present the day of, but also, time spent beforehand working with the bride and groom on the ceremony, crafting a personalized ceremony and travel. I charge an additional $100 if I need to be present at the rehearsal.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Each process is different because each couple is different. However, upon requesting my services, I will respond with an email with some good questions that help me get to know the couple and also, what kind of ceremony they want. If a couple wants to hire me as their officiant, I will set up at least one or two Skype meetings with the couple as we get to know each other and plan the ceremony together.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received my Pastoral License in 2011 through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and worked as an Associate Pastor in Burbank, CA. While gaining experience officiating weddings, I also spoke regularly at church on Sundays and provided counseling for couples and individuals. In 2014, I became ordained and then set out to pastor my own church for three amazing years. People and using my gifts to serve, encourage and bless them are my true passion in life. My education and experience have trained and prepared me to make wedding ceremonies truly the best day ever for couples!