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Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

3707 Carriage House Court
Alexandria, VA 22309 US (map)

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703-403-4645

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ABOUT US

I will create the ceremony that tells your love story with the rituals and elements that most resonate with you giving you the wedding you envision. You deserve the ceremony that... Read more
I will create the ceremony that tells your love story with the rituals and elements that most resonate with you giving you the wedding you envision. You deserve the ceremony that represents both of you. I am ordained and authorized by the state to perform weddings in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I also officiate weddings in Maryland. Having graduated from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, I am a Certified Wedding Celebrant. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

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john
Wedding:
11/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We contacted Barbara a couple weeks before our wedding day. She was able to accommodate us
on short noticed. She replied to all emails promptly and courteously. She provided us with many options , allowing us to get the exact ceremony we dreamed of. She was on time and performed professionally and our wedding day was perfect because of her.

thank you so much
John and Monica McDonald
We contacted Barbara a couple weeks before our wedding day. She was able to accommodate us
on short noticed. She Read more...
We contacted Barbara a couple weeks before our wedding day. She was able to accommodate us
on short noticed. She replied to all emails promptly and courteously. She provided us with many options , allowing us to get the exact ceremony we dreamed of. She was on time and performed professionally and our wedding day was perfect because of her.

thank you so much
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Chris & Christoph
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We found Barbara online and chose her because she had a picture on her website which looked exactly like our chosen wedding location. Barbara was just amazing and accommodated all our ideas and wishes. She was always available for us before the wedding and the ceremony turned out just great. Many of our guests asked how we found her because the ceremony was so nice. Everything was well worded and we actually had fun during the ceremony. Everything turned out exactly the way we wanted. We are so happy that we found her.

C² from Austria (Chris & Christoph)
We found Barbara online and chose her because she had a picture on her website which looked exactly like our chosen Read more...
We found Barbara online and chose her because she had a picture on her website which looked exactly like our chosen wedding location. Barbara was just amazing and accommodated all our ideas and wishes. She was always available for us before the wedding and the ceremony turned out just great. Many of our guests asked how we found her because the ceremony was so nice. Everything was well worded and we actually had fun during the ceremony. Everything turned out exactly the way we wanted. We are so happy that we found her.

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Private User
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We are SO glad we found Barbara! I wish I could give her 6 stars on responsiveness - she was the most responsive vendor we worked with through the entire wedding. We were very late in the process when we found Barbara and she already had a morning wedding our date but she was still willing to work with us! From the start we felt really comfortable with her (more so than with the others we met by a magnitude of a thousand!) and she worked really hard to get to know us and wrote the most beautiful ceremony. We got a lot of compliments on our ceremony and we heard a lot of people cried it was so touching. I loved that Barbara was very helpful with our rehearsal and was comfortable taking charge in a pretty laid back group. She was exactly what we needed and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! I was sorry I missed her to say goodbye and thank her - Barbara, you're the best!!
We are SO glad we found Barbara! I wish I could give her 6 stars on responsiveness - she was the most responsive vendor we Read more...
We are SO glad we found Barbara! I wish I could give her 6 stars on responsiveness - she was the most responsive vendor we worked with through the entire wedding. We were very late in the process when we found Barbara and she already had a morning wedding our date but she was still willing to work with us! From the start we felt really comfortable with her (more so than with the others we met by a magnitude of a thousand!) and she worked really hard to get to know us and wrote the most beautiful ceremony. We got a lot of compliments on our ceremony and we heard a lot of people cried it was so touching. I loved that Barbara was very helpful with our rehearsal and was comfortable taking charge in a pretty laid back group. She was exactly what we needed and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! I was sorry I missed her to say goodbye and thank her - Barbara, you're the best!! Read less
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Rolanda
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Truly amazing!!! I got started late in the game. I literally found Barbara 3 weeks before our wedding on Wedding Wire. I read the reviews and decided to take a chance. Barbara made us feel as if we already knew her. We were very comfortable with Barbara. She listened to our vision and offer great ideas and suggestions for our vision as a couple. Leaving the meeting we knew we didn’t have to look any further. She was our first and only choice.

Barbara is very professional and good at what she does. She was always in constant contact with us and even when she had to leave town she kept me informed. We were both given questionnaires to complete and from that she created a ceremony that truly fit our personalities. Before the ceremony she met with everyone involved to go over the details so we could all be on the same page. As a bride I didn’t have to worry about anything. She took away all the stress and worries. Any last minute adjustments were handled by Barbara.

After the ceremony our guests were asking where and how did we find Barbara. They had never seen a ceremony performed the way Barbara performed it. She truly made it special. The guests learned more about us as a couple through the ceremony. Our guests are still raving about the ceremony to this day. A guest called and said they had been to plenty of weddings where people have spent so much money that are not memorable but ours is one they’ll never forget.

If you’re looking for an officiant who’s not in it for the money but has your best interest at heart then choose Barbara Watts. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Barbara was God sent to us. We will never forget her.
Truly amazing!!! I got started late in the game. I literally found Barbara 3 weeks before our wedding on Wedding Wire. I Read more...
Truly amazing!!! I got started late in the game. I literally found Barbara 3 weeks before our wedding on Wedding Wire. I read the reviews and decided to take a chance. Barbara made us feel as if we already knew her. We were very comfortable with Barbara. She listened to our vision and offer great ideas and suggestions for our vision as a couple. Leaving the meeting we knew we didn’t have to look any further. She was our first and only choice.

Barbara is very professional and good at what she does. She was always in constant contact with us and even when she had to leave town she kept me informed. We were both given questionnaires to complete and from that she created a ceremony that truly fit our personalities. Before the ceremony she met with everyone involved to go over the details so we could all be on the same page. As a bride I didn’t have to worry about anything. She took away all the stress and worries. Any last minute adjustments were handled by Barbara.

After the ceremony our guests were asking where and how did we find Barbara. They had never seen a ceremony performed the way Barbara performed it. She truly made it special. The guests learned more about us as a couple through the ceremony. Our guests are still raving about the ceremony to this day. A guest called and said they had been to plenty of weddings where people have spent so much money that are not memorable but ours is one they’ll never forget.

If you’re looking for an officiant who’s not in it for the money but has your best interest at heart then choose Barbara Watts. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Barbara was God sent to us. We will never forget her. Read less
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Morgen
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Barbara was a joy to work with! My husband and I consulted with quite a few officiants before we found her, and before we had even left the meeting my husband was sure he wanted her to officiate our ceremony.

She is very personable, caring and considerate of your wishes as a couple. Barbara understands that the words she speaks are some of the most important in your whole life, and she aims to ensure that they are just what you want.

Barbara sends a questionnaire to ensure that she has enough of a background basis of information about the couple to formulate a thoughtful, heartfelt ceremony.

She sent us multiple readings to choose from, as well as let us find our own to use if we preferred them. She sent us the completed ceremony well before our wedding date so that we could read over and make any changes we desired.

She was involved in our rehearsal and early to our ceremony, and she got us the completed copy of our marriage certificate within a week of our wedding date.

Timely, professional, considerate and caring, the best qualities in an officiant we could have asked for!
Barbara was a joy to work with! My husband and I consulted with quite a few officiants before we found her, and before we Read more...
Barbara was a joy to work with! My husband and I consulted with quite a few officiants before we found her, and before we had even left the meeting my husband was sure he wanted her to officiate our ceremony.

She is very personable, caring and considerate of your wishes as a couple. Barbara understands that the words she speaks are some of the most important in your whole life, and she aims to ensure that they are just what you want.

Barbara sends a questionnaire to ensure that she has enough of a background basis of information about the couple to formulate a thoughtful, heartfelt ceremony.

She sent us multiple readings to choose from, as well as let us find our own to use if we preferred them. She sent us the completed ceremony well before our wedding date so that we could read over and make any changes we desired.

She was involved in our rehearsal and early to our ceremony, and she got us the completed copy of our marriage certificate within a week of our wedding date.

Timely, professional, considerate and caring, the best qualities in an officiant we could have asked for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Look no further then Barbara Watts for a wedding officiant!!! I couldn't be happier the we found her. After having many issues with another officiant we were going to hire, we decided to look elsewhere. The moment I met her I knew she would be perfect for us. She was kind and heartfelt. She understood what we had gone thru and promised us we would have no issues with her. And she proved that above and beyond!!
Barbara will make your ceremony YOUR ceremony. She will send a questionnaire to both you and your spouse to be. You both fill it out separately and send it back to Barbara. From that she creates a ceremony that fits your personality to a tee. You have a chance to add and edit to make it even more true to you and what you want. My family and friends are still talking about our ceremony. How they learned more about my husband and I and how they took something away, learned something, from what Barbara said at our ceremony.
I don't know what I would have done if I didn't find Barbara. She was and angle to us. Every word that she said made me feel calm and relaxed. We had constant contact with her from the moment we decided to use her to the moment of the ceremony. Any question I needed answer, I heard from her is less then a day. She payed attention to ever detail, from the ceremony space all the way down to the DJ and the music that was being played. I couldn't have been more pleased with everything she did. She will always have a place in our hearts!
I promise you, you will not be disappointed in Barbara. HIRE HER!!!
Look no further then Barbara Watts for a wedding officiant!!! I couldn't be happier the we found her. After having many Read more...
Look no further then Barbara Watts for a wedding officiant!!! I couldn't be happier the we found her. After having many issues with another officiant we were going to hire, we decided to look elsewhere. The moment I met her I knew she would be perfect for us. She was kind and heartfelt. She understood what we had gone thru and promised us we would have no issues with her. And she proved that above and beyond!!
Barbara will make your ceremony YOUR ceremony. She will send a questionnaire to both you and your spouse to be. You both fill it out separately and send it back to Barbara. From that she creates a ceremony that fits your personality to a tee. You have a chance to add and edit to make it even more true to you and what you want. My family and friends are still talking about our ceremony. How they learned more about my husband and I and how they took something away, learned something, from what Barbara said at our ceremony.
I don't know what I would have done if I didn't find Barbara. She was and angle to us. Every word that she said made me feel calm and relaxed. We had constant contact with her from the moment we decided to use her to the moment of the ceremony. Any question I needed answer, I heard from her is less then a day. She payed attention to ever detail, from the ceremony space all the way down to the DJ and the music that was being played. I couldn't have been more pleased with everything she did. She will always have a place in our hearts!
I promise you, you will not be disappointed in Barbara. HIRE HER!!! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We talked to several officiants, but knew from the start that we wanted to work with Barbara. She wrote a beautiful, personalized ceremony for my husband and me. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how lovely the ceremony was. She was also very organized and made sure that the DJ, photographer, day of coordinator, parents, bridal party, etc. knew exactly what to do so that the ceremony would go smoothly. She wore a lapel mic in our outdoor ceremony; I was worried that the guests would hear her stage whispering our vows to us, but no one did. Perfect ceremony.
We talked to several officiants, but knew from the start that we wanted to work with Barbara. She wrote a beautiful, Read more...
We talked to several officiants, but knew from the start that we wanted to work with Barbara. She wrote a beautiful, personalized ceremony for my husband and me. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how lovely the ceremony was. She was also very organized and made sure that the DJ, photographer, day of coordinator, parents, bridal party, etc. knew exactly what to do so that the ceremony would go smoothly. She wore a lapel mic in our outdoor ceremony; I was worried that the guests would hear her stage whispering our vows to us, but no one did. Perfect ceremony. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara was a dream. An absolute dream. We found her late in our planning (we had about 6 weeks to plan) and she made everything … stress-free, beautiful and most memorable. She even stepped up to the plate for some last minute tweaks when she found out that the wedding ring (that was en route via airplane) ended up in the wrong state. Joy. BUT. We immediately came up with a plan B and it was seeeeeeamless. And, actually, much more "us" than it would've been with the ring.
I'd recommend Barbara for any and every wedding. She's a lovely human being that truly has your love, your memories and making the most out of your special day at heart. She's definitely renewing our vows one day ; )
She was a God-send and a total gem.
Barbara was a dream. An absolute dream. We found her late in our planning (we had about 6 weeks to plan) and she made Read more...
Barbara was a dream. An absolute dream. We found her late in our planning (we had about 6 weeks to plan) and she made everything … stress-free, beautiful and most memorable. She even stepped up to the plate for some last minute tweaks when she found out that the wedding ring (that was en route via airplane) ended up in the wrong state. Joy. BUT. We immediately came up with a plan B and it was seeeeeeamless. And, actually, much more "us" than it would've been with the ring.
I'd recommend Barbara for any and every wedding. She's a lovely human being that truly has your love, your memories and making the most out of your special day at heart. She's definitely renewing our vows one day ; )
She was a God-send and a total gem. Read less
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Eva
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
In a word, Barbara was perfect! I had been having a really difficult time finding to someone to officiate the wedding and by some miracle, Barbara came into our lives. We could not be happier with the way our ceremony went - it was so absolutely us. Barbara was really able to capture who my husband and I are as a couple and convey this to our guests. Our ceremony was so personal, so special, and so one of a kind. Barbara was wonderful to work with. She really took the time to get to know us and made every effort to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Words cannot express our gratitude.
In a word, Barbara was perfect! I had been having a really difficult time finding to someone to officiate the wedding and Read more...
In a word, Barbara was perfect! I had been having a really difficult time finding to someone to officiate the wedding and by some miracle, Barbara came into our lives. We could not be happier with the way our ceremony went - it was so absolutely us. Barbara was really able to capture who my husband and I are as a couple and convey this to our guests. Our ceremony was so personal, so special, and so one of a kind. Barbara was wonderful to work with. She really took the time to get to know us and made every effort to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Words cannot express our gratitude. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara absolutely SAVED us! We had scheduled with another officiant who then became non-existent and did not return a single email/call, and about a month before our big day we were scrambling, searching on Wedding Wire and came across Barbara. When I saw that she lived just up the street from our venue, we decided that this had to be fate! My now husband gave her a call, we set up a meeting and the rest is history. She took the time over a few meetings and a personal survey to get to know us, what we were about and what kind of ceremony we wanted. Barbara personalized the day and our guests noticed! We sat with her on more than 1 occasion and read thru the ceremony she had written for us, made edits and really got a feel for how things would walk thru on the day of our wedding. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone as a first choice! Those that do several weddings a week, pass by them and choose Barbara who is focused on the quality of the ceremony she is performing versus the quantity that others are concerned with.
Barbara absolutely SAVED us! We had scheduled with another officiant who then became non-existent and did not return a Read more...
Barbara absolutely SAVED us! We had scheduled with another officiant who then became non-existent and did not return a single email/call, and about a month before our big day we were scrambling, searching on Wedding Wire and came across Barbara. When I saw that she lived just up the street from our venue, we decided that this had to be fate! My now husband gave her a call, we set up a meeting and the rest is history. She took the time over a few meetings and a personal survey to get to know us, what we were about and what kind of ceremony we wanted. Barbara personalized the day and our guests noticed! We sat with her on more than 1 occasion and read thru the ceremony she had written for us, made edits and really got a feel for how things would walk thru on the day of our wedding. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone as a first choice! Those that do several weddings a week, pass by them and choose Barbara who is focused on the quality of the ceremony she is performing versus the quantity that others are concerned with. Read less
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