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Alice Soloway Weddings

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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Alice Soloway Weddings is a Brooklyn-based wedding officiant and celebrant with over 10 years of experience serving couples in NYC, Westchester, and the Hudson Valley. Alice Soloway is a native New Yorker and Certified Life Cycle Celebrant, trained by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. Ms. Soloway can coordinate and write the script for many forms of weddings, from simple ceremonies and elopements to lavish and unique occasions. Services also include script design consultations for weddings officiated by friends or family.

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Ceremony of a Lifetime - Tullis McCall

New York, NY 10027
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Ceremony of a Lifetime - Tullis McCall is a New York wedding celebrant, who is available for weddings big and small, customized to the couple's specifications. Ms. McCall sees her role as collaborating with the couple to design the perfect ceremony, and additionally, to ease nerves on the big day. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Ms. McCall received "Couples' Choice Awards" from the rating website WeddingWire.

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Clergy on Call Ministries

New York, NY 11563
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Clergy on Call Ministries, in New York City, is a local officiant service led by Pastor Bill Britton. Mr. Britton, who became an ordained minister in the eighties, after that served for two decades as a full-time pastor. Then he received a Master's in Divinity and another in Theology from the Western Seminary in Portland. Mr. Britton conducts non-denominational Christian weddings and funerals. He is also available to oversee non-religious services.

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Common Ground Ceremonies

New York, NY 10009
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Common Ground Ceremonies is the wedding officiant service independently owned and operated by Reverend Samora Smith, a licensed officiant. Ms. Smith has won numerous "Best of Weddings" honors from The Knot and multiple "Couples' Choice Awards" from the rating website WeddingWire. In 2008, after training at the locally-based New Seminary of Interfaith Studies, she became an ordained Interfaith Minister.

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Eloping is Fun

38 Covert St, Brooklyn, NY 11207
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Located in Brooklyn, New York City, Eloping Is Fun is a wedding officiant company serving couples who want to elope within NYC. Typical locations include the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, and the Roosevelt Island tram. Packages include Get Married Anywhere, which is popular with couples who want photos in a few locations. It includes three hours of photography and a written ceremony. A standard one location package and videography is also available.

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Engle Heart

New York, NY 10017
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Engle Heart, based in New York City, is a small business owned and lead by Rev. Mary-Rose Engle. Ms. Engle serves as a wedding officiant as well as a spiritual counselor for local couples. Ms. Engle has won numerous "Couples' Choice Awards" from WeddingWire and "Best of Weddings" honors from The Knot. She is listed as a preferred vendor on Gay Weddings, indicating a history of inclusivity.

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Illuminating Ceremonies

New York, NY 10019
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As the owner and operator of Illuminating Ceremonies, in New York City, Christopher Shelley serves as a wedding officiant and life-cycle celebrant for marrying couples in and around the city. In addition to being available statewide, Mr. Shelley is licensed to perform ceremonies in New Jersey, Ohio, and Kentucky, among other states. He became a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant in 2012, at the conclusion of his studies at the Celebrant Foundation & Institute. Mr. Shelly excels at writing and public speaking, making him a strong choice for clients looking to customize their wedding ceremony.

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Jeddah Vailakis

New York, NY 10016
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Jeddah Vailakis, based in New York City, weds couples throughout the boroughs and the surrounding areas. Ms. Vailakis began officiating ceremonies in 2002 when her then-mentor asked her to take on a wedding with over 350 guests. Ms. Vailakis revels in telling stories about how couples met and fell in love, and, on the day of the ceremony, she specializes in helping couples relax and be actually present for the experience.

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New York Marriages

Huntington, NY 11743
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New York Marriages is a Huntington-based network of licensed wedding officiants. The team has presided over weddings big and small, of varying faiths (including secular), traditional and not. The team at New York Marriages can officiate ceremonies at venues throughout New York City, and, if clients would like, they can even perform the ceremony at home.

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New York Wedding Officiant

540 40th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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New York Wedding Officiant - Maksim Kondratenko is a licensed wedding officiant in New York City. Maksim has been performing over 500 wedding ceremonies in surrounding New York metros such as Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx for over three years. He helps couples obtain a marriage license by guiding them through online applications. He also allows couples to choose a venue for their wedding ceremonies. In addition to his officiating services, Maksim provides virtual wedding ceremonies via Zoom and Facetime.

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Officiant NYC

New York, NY 10011
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Officiant NYC is a New York team of wedding officiants that has overseen the weddings of more than 700 couples. Each member of the staff is an ordained interfaith minister. Officiants Kim Worley, Suanne Bonan, Mirelle Eid, Caitlin Northcote, Sarah Smart, Rebecca Sands, and Annette Polovin come from a variety of professional backgrounds, from acting and public speaking to faith-based community service.

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One Heart Ceremonies

New York, NY 10128
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One Heart Ceremonies, in New York, is a team of ordained wedding officiators, interfaith ministers, and ceremony consultants. The business, which has one office in NYC and another in Rockland, operates throughout the Tri-State Region, across the U.S., and all over the world. Every single year from 2011 to 2016, One Heart Ceremonies has won the"Best of Weddings Award" from The Knot and the "Couples' Choice Award" from WeddingWire. Each of the company's two officiants has more than a quarter-century of experience.

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Our Wedding Officiant, NYC

New York, NY 10011
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Our Wedding Officiant, NYC is based in New York City and run by Peter Boruchowitz, a registered wedding officiant, an ordained clergyman, and a secular celebrant. Because of these multiple certifications, Mr. Boruchowitz is available for a broad array of ceremonies, no matter the faith of the couple being wed. As a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner, Mr. Boruchowitz specializes in putting his clients at ease, a skill that comes in handy at weddings.

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Pronto Wedding, L.L.C.

121 West 36th Street Suite 230, New York, NY 10018
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Pronto Wedding, LLC, is a wedding officiant and professional videography business serving couples in New York City. It serves all wedding types, including civil unions, commitment ceremonies, elopements, and vow renewals. It aims to simplify the process of acquiring a wedding officiant or videographer with its online booking platform. It also helps couples finalize all the necessary marriage documentation by sending their marriage licenses via FedEx. Pronto Wedding, LLC, was founded by an ordained minister, Stavros Siskas, in 2020.

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Rev. Annie Lawrence

New York, NY 10012
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Rev. Annie Lawrence is a wedding officiant in New York, available throughout the city and the surrounding areas. Since beginning her career as an ordained Interfaith Minister, she has officiated more than 1,000 ceremonies, including traditional ceremonies as well as such alternative varieties as civil, spiritual, secular, and humanist. She has married couples all across the U.S. and, indeed, has officiated weddings across the world, in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Germany, France, and Sweden.

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Wedding Solution

New York, NY 10019
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Wedding Solution is a New York wedding officiant service operating mainly in Manhattan but also delivering its services throughout the city as well as its suburbs. Packages begin at $1,200, which includes helping couples obtain a marriage license, as well as guiding them through any requisite paperwork and customizing the ceremony to their exact specifications.

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Wedding Your Way New York

New York, NY 10280
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Wedding Your Way New York is a New York City-based wedding network of wedding officiants, providing affordable and customizable ceremonies throughout the area. The team consists of several Humanist Celebrants, all authorized by the Humanist Society to oversee weddings in any of the five boroughs. Since 1996, the staff has provided traditional, contemporary, and multicultural options, and it prides itself on inclusivity, offering its services to same-sex couples.

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Weddings by Bettina

New York, NY 10009
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As the owner and operator of Weddings by Bettina, Bettina Yiannakourou oversees ceremonies for couples throughout New York and its suburbs. Although now a proud American citizen, Ms. Yiannakourou was born in Greece and raised in Australia. In Australia, she lived with a stepfather who was a Celebrant, giving her insight into the art of officiating non-denominational weddings.

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Weddings by Larissa

Queens Village, NY 11428
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Weddings by Larissa is a Queens Villa business handling ceremonies in New York City and other nearby cities. A certified Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant, Larissa is available for services throughout the New York City tri-state area, and she has worked with numerous same-sex couples. She has received the "Couples' Choice" honor from WeddingWire, and, as a writer, excels at the speechwriting that goes into successfully officiating wedding ceremonies.

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Weddings by Sarah Ritchie

New York, NY 10185
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Weddings by Sarah Ritchie, in New York City, provides officiating services to marrying couples throughout the boroughs, and beyond. Because she comes from a writing background, Ms. Ritchie excels particularly at crafting memorable ceremonies, customized according to the couple's needs and their individual story. Ms. Ritchie is a non-denominational minister with multiple certifications from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, where she serves as a faculty member.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do wedding officiants make?

A: Individuals who perform weddings professionally make an average of $400 to $800 per ceremony, plus mileage fees. They may also charge a fee to participate in the wedding rehearsal. Other optional services, like personalized ceremonies and custom embellishments, may incur additional costs. It’s also customary to tip the officiant.

Q: What should I wear to officiate a wedding?

A: It’s best to discuss clothing options with the couple you’re marrying. Ask if they have a preference and follow their lead. If they have no input, choose an outfit that’s suitable for the type of ceremony, whether it be formal, casual, trendy, or something else.

Q: How do I get my wedding officiant license?

A: It’s not necessary to have a license to become a wedding officiant in every state. However, states that allow private individuals to become officiants usually require that they be ordained. Many jurisdictions let you complete this process online, but be sure to review the applicable state and county statutes before getting ordained.

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