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Custom Ceremonies

Oneonta , NY

LOCATION

Oneonta, NY US 13820 (map)
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ABOUT US

The best wedding ceremony your guests have ever attended - and you will remember it forever!

Emily VanLaeys provides meaningful ceremonies for those who recognize the... Read more
The best wedding ceremony your guests have ever attended - and you will remember it forever!

Emily VanLaeys provides meaningful ceremonies for those who recognize the importance of the words and ritualsthat will bind you together for a lifetime of shared experiences. Emily specializes in nonreligious, interfaith, spiritual, intercultural, and civil ceremonies. As a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute USA, she has been trained in the art and orchestration of ceremony.

Emily will create a warm, personalized wedding ceremony that reflects your beliefs and values, and your unique love story. Emily's individualized ceremonies include not just your choices of readings and vows, but a script written just for you, based on your feelings and stories about each other. The bride and groom have the final say about every word.

Emily's services include an interview, unlimited consultation during the ceremony planning and writing process, use of a sound system as needed, the rehearsal, and a keepsake ceremony. She will officiate at the ceremony with warmth and joy. Fees are variable depending on the complexity of the ceremony and the distance of the venue from Oneonta. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a neutral color dress or suit: black, gray, ivory, or taupe. You can see what I'm wearing in my photos and let me know what you prefer.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
yes
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
yes
How long are your ceremonies?
20-30 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
no
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
yes
Do you supply a sound system?
yes

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dina
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I very recently got married and Emily was fantastic! Our wedding was unique not only because there was a blending of two faiths, there were also some bittersweet details that were happening for both my husband and me and Emily wove theses things together seamlessly. Our guests were so touched by the personal nature of the ceremony and loved how Emily told our story while weaving both Christian and Jewish customs/traditions throughout. My father had recently passed prior to our wedding and Emily effortlessly brought his spirit to life as she talked about him and paid remembrance to him. My mother, sister and I will forever be grateful for how beautifully she did this. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone-she was simply wonderful.
I very recently got married and Emily was fantastic! Our wedding was unique not only because there was a blending of two Read more...
I very recently got married and Emily was fantastic! Our wedding was unique not only because there was a blending of two faiths, there were also some bittersweet details that were happening for both my husband and me and Emily wove theses things together seamlessly. Our guests were so touched by the personal nature of the ceremony and loved how Emily told our story while weaving both Christian and Jewish customs/traditions throughout. My father had recently passed prior to our wedding and Emily effortlessly brought his spirit to life as she talked about him and paid remembrance to him. My mother, sister and I will forever be grateful for how beautifully she did this. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone-she was simply wonderful. Read less
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Kerrie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Emily was incredibly responsive to any questions I had and very helpful throughout the process of developing our custom wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments from our wedding guests on how personal and special the ceremony was. They said it was unlike any other wedding they had attended. It was exactly what I wanted for my wedding and I am so glad that we worked with Emily!
Emily was incredibly responsive to any questions I had and very helpful throughout the process of developing our custom Read more...
Emily was incredibly responsive to any questions I had and very helpful throughout the process of developing our custom wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments from our wedding guests on how personal and special the ceremony was. They said it was unlike any other wedding they had attended. It was exactly what I wanted for my wedding and I am so glad that we worked with Emily! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Emily for creating our most moving ceremony. It was the perfect mixture of solemnity and laughter. Several of our guests said it was also perfect in length. You were a delight to work with and you made our special day truly extra special and unique to us. We also appreciated the keepsake copy of the cermony. Thank you forever.
Thank you Emily for creating our most moving ceremony. It was the perfect mixture of solemnity and laughter. Several of Read more...
Thank you Emily for creating our most moving ceremony. It was the perfect mixture of solemnity and laughter. Several of our guests said it was also perfect in length. You were a delight to work with and you made our special day truly extra special and unique to us. We also appreciated the keepsake copy of the cermony. Thank you forever. Read less
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PATTI
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily and Mark exceeded our expectations. We wanted a personal wedding, surrounded by family and friends, and we received more than that. Together, they provided our ceremony, not only the personal touch we dreamed of, but told our story in a way that made everyone laugh and cry. In fact, it was so sweet, I think there were more men than women that cried. Emily was the most responsive (vendor and I dare even use that word!) we woked with for our wedding. She made the process, so easy, and was such a pleasure to work with. I would highly, highly recommend Emily and Mark!!! THANK YOU BOTH from the bottom of our hearts. Patti Ann and James.
Emily and Mark exceeded our expectations. We wanted a personal wedding, surrounded by family and friends, and we received Read more...
Emily and Mark exceeded our expectations. We wanted a personal wedding, surrounded by family and friends, and we received more than that. Together, they provided our ceremony, not only the personal touch we dreamed of, but told our story in a way that made everyone laugh and cry. In fact, it was so sweet, I think there were more men than women that cried. Emily was the most responsive (vendor and I dare even use that word!) we woked with for our wedding. She made the process, so easy, and was such a pleasure to work with. I would highly, highly recommend Emily and Mark!!! THANK YOU BOTH from the bottom of our hearts. Patti Ann and James. Read less
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Just to clarify - I wrote the ceremony script for this wedding which was performed by my husband, Mark, because I had to perform another wedding at the same time. I'm really sorry that I missed out on this one, but haven't yet figured out how to be in two places at once!
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Allison
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily was an outstanding officiant. We have heard feedback from many of our friends and family that attended our wedding stating that they loved our personalized story that Emily wrote for us and thought that ceremony was very intimate and loving. She was very involved in the planning of every detail of the ceremony and I felt very comfortable on the day of the wedding knowing she was our officiant.
Emily was an outstanding officiant. We have heard feedback from many of our friends and family that attended our wedding Read more...
Emily was an outstanding officiant. We have heard feedback from many of our friends and family that attended our wedding stating that they loved our personalized story that Emily wrote for us and thought that ceremony was very intimate and loving. She was very involved in the planning of every detail of the ceremony and I felt very comfortable on the day of the wedding knowing she was our officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Emily was a pleasure to work with. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism, particularly when our neighbor decided to mow his lawn and someone started playing music behind us... she didn't miss a beat. Emily was calming force on our crazy, hectic, beautiful day.
From start to finish Emily was a pleasure to work with. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism, particularly Read more...
From start to finish Emily was a pleasure to work with. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism, particularly when our neighbor decided to mow his lawn and someone started playing music behind us... she didn't miss a beat. Emily was calming force on our crazy, hectic, beautiful day. Read less
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Avalon
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily was so helpful and our ceremony was beautiful! Everyone loved the personal touch of our ceremony, it was amazing to be able to choose each part of the ceremony and include your own ideas and thoughts. Emily was very well prepared and gave us great advice and reminders (such as, don't forget to get your marriage license!). I can't wait to see our keepsake from the ceremony - it will be a special addition to our wedding memories.
Emily was so helpful and our ceremony was beautiful! Everyone loved the personal touch of our ceremony, it was amazing to Read more...
Emily was so helpful and our ceremony was beautiful! Everyone loved the personal touch of our ceremony, it was amazing to be able to choose each part of the ceremony and include your own ideas and thoughts. Emily was very well prepared and gave us great advice and reminders (such as, don't forget to get your marriage license!). I can't wait to see our keepsake from the ceremony - it will be a special addition to our wedding memories. Read less
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Jeremy
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily provided the most unique and romantic wedding we could have ever imagined. She was so dedicated to telling our story and allowed us to have the wedding we always dreamed of. She was very flexible and spent so much time and effort on our wedding. We shared laughs and I would not recommend anyone but Emily to anyone looking for such services. Our parents, extended family and the 400+ person wedding party were extremely impressed. Words cannot express how grateful we are that she helped make our day one of the most magical days of our lives. Thank you so much Emily for everything you did for us. We thank you so much and God Bless.

Jeremy & Melinda Chartrand
Emily provided the most unique and romantic wedding we could have ever imagined. She was so dedicated to telling our story Read more...
Emily provided the most unique and romantic wedding we could have ever imagined. She was so dedicated to telling our story and allowed us to have the wedding we always dreamed of. She was very flexible and spent so much time and effort on our wedding. We shared laughs and I would not recommend anyone but Emily to anyone looking for such services. Our parents, extended family and the 400+ person wedding party were extremely impressed. Words cannot express how grateful we are that she helped make our day one of the most magical days of our lives. Thank you so much Emily for everything you did for us. We thank you so much and God Bless.

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B
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
By far, one of the best and easiest decisions we made during our wedding planning. Emily's professionalism, kindness, communication, and creativity made this such a simple and amazing experience. She wrote the most beautiful custom ceremony for our wedding, and really helped to accommodate all that we asked.
By far, one of the best and easiest decisions we made during our wedding planning. Emily's professionalism, kindness, Read more...
By far, one of the best and easiest decisions we made during our wedding planning. Emily's professionalism, kindness, communication, and creativity made this such a simple and amazing experience. She wrote the most beautiful custom ceremony for our wedding, and really helped to accommodate all that we asked. Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily made our special day even more special. She was wonderful throughout the process. We highly recommend her.
Emily made our special day even more special. She was wonderful throughout the process. We highly recommend her.
Emily made our special day even more special. She was wonderful throughout the process. We highly recommend her. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily was amazing. Our ceremony was so personal, we received so many compliments on how great it was. Emily worked closely with us to make sure it was exactly what we wanted and always responded to any emails with a couple of hours. It was the perfect start to a perfect day that started the rest of our lives!
Emily was amazing. Our ceremony was so personal, we received so many compliments on how great it was. Emily worked closely Read more...
Emily was amazing. Our ceremony was so personal, we received so many compliments on how great it was. Emily worked closely with us to make sure it was exactly what we wanted and always responded to any emails with a couple of hours. It was the perfect start to a perfect day that started the rest of our lives! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Emily was very professional and responded immediately to emails. She did a great job personalizing the ceremony and was accommodating to our needs.
Emily was very professional and responded immediately to emails. She did a great job personalizing the ceremony and was Read more...
Emily was very professional and responded immediately to emails. She did a great job personalizing the ceremony and was accommodating to our needs. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just loved Emily. Shes so sweet and she took the time to get to know us and how our relationship came to be. She created a custom ceremony just for us and our guests are still talking about how personal and unique our ceremony was! We had a large and excitable wedding party and Emily was great with all of them as well. If you are looking for a a custom ceremony, Emily is the one to do it and you won't be disappointed! I would recommend her to anyone!!
My husband and I just loved Emily. Shes so sweet and she took the time to get to know us and how our relationship came to Read more...
My husband and I just loved Emily. Shes so sweet and she took the time to get to know us and how our relationship came to be. She created a custom ceremony just for us and our guests are still talking about how personal and unique our ceremony was! We had a large and excitable wedding party and Emily was great with all of them as well. If you are looking for a a custom ceremony, Emily is the one to do it and you won't be disappointed! I would recommend her to anyone!! Read less
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Patti
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier! It was a very windy, cold day and Emily never skipped a beat! She created such a personal ceremony the will never be forgotten.
I could not have been happier! It was a very windy, cold day and Emily never skipped a beat! She created such a personal Read more...
I could not have been happier! It was a very windy, cold day and Emily never skipped a beat! She created such a personal ceremony the will never be forgotten. Read less
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Randal and David
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily was the perfect Officiant for our ceremony. She was able to work with us via e-mail and by phone to create the perfect vows that included traditional themes and structure with just the right amount of our personalities reflected.
Emily was the perfect Officiant for our ceremony. She was able to work with us via e-mail and by phone to create the Read more...
Emily was the perfect Officiant for our ceremony. She was able to work with us via e-mail and by phone to create the perfect vows that included traditional themes and structure with just the right amount of our personalities reflected. Read less
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mari
Wedding:
4/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily was simply wonderful. We had met in person for the first time on the day of the ceremony since we were coming in from out of town but had been in regular contact since I had contacted her about doing the wedding ceremony. She had sent both my husband to be and me questionaires so that she could personalize the service. One of my friends at the small service was also very impressed with the intimacy of Emily's service and what she said in the description of our relationship.
Emily was simply wonderful. We had met in person for the first time on the day of the ceremony since we were coming in Read more...
Emily was simply wonderful. We had met in person for the first time on the day of the ceremony since we were coming in from out of town but had been in regular contact since I had contacted her about doing the wedding ceremony. She had sent both my husband to be and me questionaires so that she could personalize the service. One of my friends at the small service was also very impressed with the intimacy of Emily's service and what she said in the description of our relationship. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Let me start off by telling the opinions a few of my wedding guests. Several told me it was the best ceremony they've ever been to. The most important feedback I got was from my father who said it was like Emily had known us for a long time, meanwhile we hadn't even met her till the ceremony was commencing. She was able to keep everyone's attentions and sway the moods from being touching one second, to humorous the next. My father said she was fantastic and far exceeded his expectations, when he is very "old-school" and had his doubts about us doing something non-conventional.

For some it might seem a little pricey, but you need to understand the value of what you are paying for. It is the one of the most important moments of your lives. This will leave a great impression on your guests and for the both of you. It is completely personalized and Emily doesn't say anything that isn't already pre-approved by you. Whatever you ever wanted to do, whatever you wanted to be said, it will be done. I can absolutely guarantee it.
Let me start off by telling the opinions a few of my wedding guests. Several told me it was the best ceremony they've ever Read more...
Let me start off by telling the opinions a few of my wedding guests. Several told me it was the best ceremony they've ever been to. The most important feedback I got was from my father who said it was like Emily had known us for a long time, meanwhile we hadn't even met her till the ceremony was commencing. She was able to keep everyone's attentions and sway the moods from being touching one second, to humorous the next. My father said she was fantastic and far exceeded his expectations, when he is very "old-school" and had his doubts about us doing something non-conventional.

For some it might seem a little pricey, but you need to understand the value of what you are paying for. It is the one of the most important moments of your lives. This will leave a great impression on your guests and for the both of you. It is completely personalized and Emily doesn't say anything that isn't already pre-approved by you. Whatever you ever wanted to do, whatever you wanted to be said, it will be done. I can absolutely guarantee it. Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I agreed early on that the officiant was one of the most important aspects of our wedding, and we could not have found a better choice to complete our big day! Emily was not only professional, responsive, and highly skilled storyteller, but also finds a way to connect with guests and convey the full meaning of your love for each other without being cheesy or overdone.

I can't count the number of guests that complimented our ceremony and said that it was truly original and moving. We opted for a non-religious, relationship-focused ceremony, and Emily crafted it meticulously so that it had wonderful continuity and reflected our personalities, while still including and engaging our friends and family. I would recommend her to anyone, but please ask her for a sample if you want to get a true sense of her talent. Thanks, Emily!
My husband and I agreed early on that the officiant was one of the most important aspects of our wedding, and we could not Read more...
My husband and I agreed early on that the officiant was one of the most important aspects of our wedding, and we could not have found a better choice to complete our big day! Emily was not only professional, responsive, and highly skilled storyteller, but also finds a way to connect with guests and convey the full meaning of your love for each other without being cheesy or overdone.

I can't count the number of guests that complimented our ceremony and said that it was truly original and moving. We opted for a non-religious, relationship-focused ceremony, and Emily crafted it meticulously so that it had wonderful continuity and reflected our personalities, while still including and engaging our friends and family. I would recommend her to anyone, but please ask her for a sample if you want to get a true sense of her talent. Thanks, Emily! Read less
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deb
Wedding:
9/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We were married this September in Cooperstown NY. We said our vows at Council Rock Park that is about 4 blocks from the hall of fame. Emily VanLaeys was our officiant and she was absolutely incredible. She designed our ceremony to be beautiful and imtimate. Since we live in Illinois planning our wedding in New York, we REALLY appreciated all her suggestions, and guidence and insite. We thank you Emily, from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so beautiful!!
We were married this September in Cooperstown NY. We said our vows at Council Rock Park that is about 4 blocks from the Read more...
We were married this September in Cooperstown NY. We said our vows at Council Rock Park that is about 4 blocks from the hall of fame. Emily VanLaeys was our officiant and she was absolutely incredible. She designed our ceremony to be beautiful and imtimate. Since we live in Illinois planning our wedding in New York, we REALLY appreciated all her suggestions, and guidence and insite. We thank you Emily, from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so beautiful!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Emily wrote such a beautiful and unique ceremony for us. She really took the time to ask us certain questions in order to put together a personalized ceremony. We received so many complements from our guests that the ceremony was so well done.
Emily wrote such a beautiful and unique ceremony for us. She really took the time to ask us certain questions in order to Read more...
Emily wrote such a beautiful and unique ceremony for us. She really took the time to ask us certain questions in order to put together a personalized ceremony. We received so many complements from our guests that the ceremony was so well done. Read less
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candice
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Emily was fantastic! She provided a wonderful experience that was personal, unique, and memorable. She helped make the day a special one and I would recommend her to any couple!
Emily was fantastic! She provided a wonderful experience that was personal, unique, and memorable. She helped make the day Read more...
Emily was fantastic! She provided a wonderful experience that was personal, unique, and memorable. She helped make the day a special one and I would recommend her to any couple! Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I dont think I can say enough good things about Emily. It is not often that a vendor exceeds your expectations but Emily so far exceeded mine that this is the first and only review I am writing. With my wedding only weeks away, I was in a panic because I was wanted a really unique and personal ceremony and I just wasn't satisfied with what I had come up with. I reached out to Emily to be a consultant and within 24 hours and only one conversation, she had already put together the core of a ceremony that was everything I had dreamed it would be. She was extremely professional and well versed in all kinds of ceremonies and was able to perfectly incorporate a few really unique ideas that I didnt know how to include and made everything flow perfectly. She corresponded often to make sure she knew what I wanted and also made sure to include all of my feedback. I couldn't be happier with the ceremony she custom crafted for me and frankly, she is easily worth double what I paid her. If you are looking for a warm, personal, unique and memorable ceremony don't consider anyone else without reaching out to Emily first.
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I dont think I can say enough good things about Emily. It is not often that a vendor exceeds your expectations but Emily so far exceeded mine that this is the first and only review I am writing. With my wedding only weeks away, I was in a panic because I was wanted a really unique and personal ceremony and I just wasn't satisfied with what I had come up with. I reached out to Emily to be a consultant and within 24 hours and only one conversation, she had already put together the core of a ceremony that was everything I had dreamed it would be. She was extremely professional and well versed in all kinds of ceremonies and was able to perfectly incorporate a few really unique ideas that I didnt know how to include and made everything flow perfectly. She corresponded often to make sure she knew what I wanted and also made sure to include all of my feedback. I couldn't be happier with the ceremony she custom crafted for me and frankly, she is easily worth double what I paid her. If you are looking for a warm, personal, unique and memorable ceremony don't consider anyone else without reaching out to Emily first. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Emily did a excellent job helping us develop our custom wedding ceremony. She gave great suggestions and ample ideas to help us form the ceremony we wanted. The ceremony was very personal and our audience was impressed. Additionally, she was extremely accommodating with our wishes to have our ceremony outside near a waterfall that required her to walk 3/4 of a mile. We had a non-traditional wedding and she was supportive of all the things we wanted without judging or pushing a traditional agenda. With that being said, she was great at making sure our ceremony was still comprehensive and had all the loving pieces we wanted. Emily was extremely responsive to our emails. She would literally get back to every email I sent within the day. Additionally, she would reach out to us throughout the process to gather information to help sculpt the content of the ceremony. We have been to a lot of cookie cutter wedding ceremonies, so Emily was the perfect officiant to help create our personal ceremony. Lastly, at first we thought her pricing was high, but once we got into developing the ceremony and saw the effort she put into it, we both agreed her pricing was fair.
Emily did a excellent job helping us develop our custom wedding ceremony. She gave great suggestions and ample ideas to Read more...
Emily did a excellent job helping us develop our custom wedding ceremony. She gave great suggestions and ample ideas to help us form the ceremony we wanted. The ceremony was very personal and our audience was impressed. Additionally, she was extremely accommodating with our wishes to have our ceremony outside near a waterfall that required her to walk 3/4 of a mile. We had a non-traditional wedding and she was supportive of all the things we wanted without judging or pushing a traditional agenda. With that being said, she was great at making sure our ceremony was still comprehensive and had all the loving pieces we wanted. Emily was extremely responsive to our emails. She would literally get back to every email I sent within the day. Additionally, she would reach out to us throughout the process to gather information to help sculpt the content of the ceremony. We have been to a lot of cookie cutter wedding ceremonies, so Emily was the perfect officiant to help create our personal ceremony. Lastly, at first we thought her pricing was high, but once we got into developing the ceremony and saw the effort she put into it, we both agreed her pricing was fair. Read less
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kristina
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Emily was very professional and very helpful in helping us plan our custom ceremony. We did a completetly untradional ceremony and Emily was supportive all the way with the ideas we had wanted to use. Emily also was reasonable in price and great in the fact that she will work with you with using a payment plan. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested epecially in making a ceremony out of the norm but also traditional. Emily definitely helped make our special day extra unique.
Emily was very professional and very helpful in helping us plan our custom ceremony. We did a completetly untradional Read more...
Emily was very professional and very helpful in helping us plan our custom ceremony. We did a completetly untradional ceremony and Emily was supportive all the way with the ideas we had wanted to use. Emily also was reasonable in price and great in the fact that she will work with you with using a payment plan. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested epecially in making a ceremony out of the norm but also traditional. Emily definitely helped make our special day extra unique. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Hilary
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we chose Emily as our celebrant. Beyond any other factor of the entire weekend, people still months later are telling me how beautiful the ceremony was- literally the best ceremony they have ever been to, and thats many people, not just my mother:) Take into consideration that it rained so we had to use our back up plan- instead of by the waterfall we were in a shelter on the park grounds. I credit Emily with making it so touching to everyone. She took her time to get to know us and custom designed the ceremony to reflect something true to us, which is why I believe it made such an impact on people. My husband and I consider ourselves to be spiritual, and wanted a ceremony outdoors that connected us to nature and "universal life force energy", but we also wanted our family to feel comfortable and engaged in a way that felt official, as most of them come from traditional Christian backgrounds. We wanted a few heartwarming laughs, personalized vows, but structure as well, and she provided all of that and more. Very flexible, a pleasure to work with, professional, and just a warm-hearted person, Emily was great all around and I am so grateful that I found her. Thank you Emily for making our ceremony the most special moment in our lives!
We are so happy that we chose Emily as our celebrant. Beyond any other factor of the entire weekend, people still months Read more...
We are so happy that we chose Emily as our celebrant. Beyond any other factor of the entire weekend, people still months later are telling me how beautiful the ceremony was- literally the best ceremony they have ever been to, and thats many people, not just my mother:) Take into consideration that it rained so we had to use our back up plan- instead of by the waterfall we were in a shelter on the park grounds. I credit Emily with making it so touching to everyone. She took her time to get to know us and custom designed the ceremony to reflect something true to us, which is why I believe it made such an impact on people. My husband and I consider ourselves to be spiritual, and wanted a ceremony outdoors that connected us to nature and "universal life force energy", but we also wanted our family to feel comfortable and engaged in a way that felt official, as most of them come from traditional Christian backgrounds. We wanted a few heartwarming laughs, personalized vows, but structure as well, and she provided all of that and more. Very flexible, a pleasure to work with, professional, and just a warm-hearted person, Emily was great all around and I am so grateful that I found her. Thank you Emily for making our ceremony the most special moment in our lives! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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zhamilton77
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I couldn't have had a better celebrant for our wedding. Emily was a joy to work with and did an amazing job of creating the perfect ceremony for us. There were many people that came up to us afterward commenting on how much they liked it!
My wife and I couldn't have had a better celebrant for our wedding. Emily was a joy to work with and did an amazing job of Read more...
My wife and I couldn't have had a better celebrant for our wedding. Emily was a joy to work with and did an amazing job of creating the perfect ceremony for us. There were many people that came up to us afterward commenting on how much they liked it! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Mandy
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience with Emily and would recommend her to anyone and everyone that we know! It's been a year since our wedding, and people are still talking about how it was the best and most unique wedding they've ever been to! After meeting with us, Emily wrote our whole ceremony, and helped us write the perfect vows. Everyone laughed, and everyone cried... it was personalized just for us, and unforgettable! We included our children in part of the ceremony too- it was just PERFECT!
We had an amazing experience with Emily and would recommend her to anyone and everyone that we know! It's been a year Read more...
We had an amazing experience with Emily and would recommend her to anyone and everyone that we know! It's been a year since our wedding, and people are still talking about how it was the best and most unique wedding they've ever been to! After meeting with us, Emily wrote our whole ceremony, and helped us write the perfect vows. Everyone laughed, and everyone cried... it was personalized just for us, and unforgettable! We included our children in part of the ceremony too- it was just PERFECT! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Emily was very helpful with everything from start to finish. It was important to us to have a specific kind of ceremony and she was very accommodating with our requests. I especially liked that we received a copy of the ceremony to review prior to the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone!
Emily was very helpful with everything from start to finish. It was important to us to have a specific kind of ceremony Read more...
Emily was very helpful with everything from start to finish. It was important to us to have a specific kind of ceremony and she was very accommodating with our requests. I especially liked that we received a copy of the ceremony to review prior to the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jameson & Stephanie
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Emily provided an amazing outdoor ceremony for my wife Stephanie and I. We had numerous questions and concerns about what type of ceremony we were going to have, but Emily did a great job in providing multiple options and outlines for us to use as a guide. Stephanie and I live in North Carolina and Emily made it seem as if we were right there in NY with her, responding to emails and telephone calls in a timely manner whenever we had questions. Additionally (and most importantly), Emily was very flexible in regards to allowing us to incorporate our own personalization to the ceremony. We would definitely recommend Emily if she is among one of you choices!

-Jameson
Emily provided an amazing outdoor ceremony for my wife Stephanie and I. We had numerous questions and concerns about what Read more...
Emily provided an amazing outdoor ceremony for my wife Stephanie and I. We had numerous questions and concerns about what type of ceremony we were going to have, but Emily did a great job in providing multiple options and outlines for us to use as a guide. Stephanie and I live in North Carolina and Emily made it seem as if we were right there in NY with her, responding to emails and telephone calls in a timely manner whenever we had questions. Additionally (and most importantly), Emily was very flexible in regards to allowing us to incorporate our own personalization to the ceremony. We would definitely recommend Emily if she is among one of you choices!

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SPENCERM67
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Emily was awesome. She met with my husband and I first and asked some questions to get to know us better. We filled out a Bride and Groom questionnaire as well. Based on that she wrote up a beautiful ceremony tailored specifically to us.

She was very accommodating. She and her husband made a long trek to Mexico NY from Oneonta ON THEIR OWN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY so that Emily could marry us.

I would highly recommend Emily to anybody looking for a personalized, unique experience.
Emily was awesome. She met with my husband and I first and asked some questions to get to know us better. We filled out a Read more...
Emily was awesome. She met with my husband and I first and asked some questions to get to know us better. We filled out a Bride and Groom questionnaire as well. Based on that she wrote up a beautiful ceremony tailored specifically to us.

She was very accommodating. She and her husband made a long trek to Mexico NY from Oneonta ON THEIR OWN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY so that Emily could marry us.

I would highly recommend Emily to anybody looking for a personalized, unique experience. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Tim
Wedding:
3/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Emily was great!!! We had an officiant bail on us at last minute due a family emergency, and Emily was able to put together a beautiful ceremony within a week! She took the time to get to know us over the phone and asked us specific questions about our lives, how we met, etc., and then asked how we wanted the ceremony to go. She listened to everything, and added great suggestions and ideas. SHe most certainly is open to just about anything, and she tailors the wedding to your specific wants so that no 2 are alike. Thanks, Emily!
Emily was great!!! We had an officiant bail on us at last minute due a family emergency, and Emily was able to put Read more...
Emily was great!!! We had an officiant bail on us at last minute due a family emergency, and Emily was able to put together a beautiful ceremony within a week! She took the time to get to know us over the phone and asked us specific questions about our lives, how we met, etc., and then asked how we wanted the ceremony to go. She listened to everything, and added great suggestions and ideas. SHe most certainly is open to just about anything, and she tailors the wedding to your specific wants so that no 2 are alike. Thanks, Emily! Read less
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ailec932
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Emily at Custom Ceremonies was wonderful. Our Marriage ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She made it unique and personal to us, instead of the same old cookie cutter ceremonies that I have been to many times in the past. We even recieved a copy of our ceremony in the mail after we got back from the honeymoon, which is a nice keepsake. Emily was great to work with, and the only other thing I can say, for lack of a better word is that our ceremony was perfect.
Emily at Custom Ceremonies was wonderful. Our Marriage ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She made it unique and Read more...
Emily at Custom Ceremonies was wonderful. Our Marriage ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She made it unique and personal to us, instead of the same old cookie cutter ceremonies that I have been to many times in the past. We even recieved a copy of our ceremony in the mail after we got back from the honeymoon, which is a nice keepsake. Emily was great to work with, and the only other thing I can say, for lack of a better word is that our ceremony was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Billjake
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
The experience that Emily provided for Katie and I were positively sublime. They helped make the most important and special day of out lives a perfect one. We can not thank them enough for all they have done. I truly feel that anyone who decides to work with her on their special day will be extremely pleased and would be very hard pressed to find any one who even comes close providing the level of service she does. You would be doing yourself a great favor and a great service in calling or emailing her.

Sincerely,

William Jaquin
The experience that Emily provided for Katie and I were positively sublime. They helped make the most important and Read more...
The experience that Emily provided for Katie and I were positively sublime. They helped make the most important and special day of out lives a perfect one. We can not thank them enough for all they have done. I truly feel that anyone who decides to work with her on their special day will be extremely pleased and would be very hard pressed to find any one who even comes close providing the level of service she does. You would be doing yourself a great favor and a great service in calling or emailing her.

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William Jaquin Read less
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Custom Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

This wedding ceremony was written by me and performed by my husband, Mark. He pitches in to help when I have two weddings booked for the same day.

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merri
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Emily VanLaeys was awesome....she custom wrote our ceremony and put a lot of heart felt memories into it that me and my fiance shared. Emily even included my Great Dane Elvira in the ceremony too. Emily was very polite and nice and she worked with us
We were so glad to have her be a part of our special day! we wouldnt have it any other way!
Emily VanLaeys was awesome....she custom wrote our ceremony and put a lot of heart felt memories into it that me and my Read more...
Emily VanLaeys was awesome....she custom wrote our ceremony and put a lot of heart felt memories into it that me and my fiance shared. Emily even included my Great Dane Elvira in the ceremony too. Emily was very polite and nice and she worked with us
We were so glad to have her be a part of our special day! we wouldnt have it any other way! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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DLove
Wedding:
7/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Accommodating and thoughtful. Does your thinking for you...Wonderful experience.
Accommodating and thoughtful. Does your thinking for you...Wonderful experience.
Accommodating and thoughtful. Does your thinking for you...Wonderful experience. Read less
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Martha Brody
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Since we didn't want a religious ceremony we were a bit at a loss, but Emily provided a great framework and then corresponded with us very closely to create the ceremony that we wanted. She did a wonderful job.
Since we didn't want a religious ceremony we were a bit at a loss, but Emily provided a great framework and then Read more...
Since we didn't want a religious ceremony we were a bit at a loss, but Emily provided a great framework and then corresponded with us very closely to create the ceremony that we wanted. She did a wonderful job. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Emily did an excellent job with our wedding ceremony. We received many compliments about her work. She created a very personalized, meaningful ceremony for us. More importantly, she made the process easy. She let us know what worked well in previous ceremonies so we could make informed decisions, and when she gave us a draft of our ceremony, there were very few changes we needed to make. She got it right the first time and honored our wishes. She is great. We highly recommend her.
Emily did an excellent job with our wedding ceremony. We received many compliments about her work. She created a very Read more...
Emily did an excellent job with our wedding ceremony. We received many compliments about her work. She created a very personalized, meaningful ceremony for us. More importantly, she made the process easy. She let us know what worked well in previous ceremonies so we could make informed decisions, and when she gave us a draft of our ceremony, there were very few changes we needed to make. She got it right the first time and honored our wishes. She is great. We highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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William
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.9/5.0
Emily was wonderful. She skillfully guided us through setting up a customized service tailored just for us. The service turned out wonderfully. She was just a warm and welcomed presence on our special day.
Emily was wonderful. She skillfully guided us through setting up a customized service tailored just for us. The service Read more...
Emily was wonderful. She skillfully guided us through setting up a customized service tailored just for us. The service turned out wonderfully. She was just a warm and welcomed presence on our special day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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mv0826
Wedding:
8/26/2011
4.9/5.0
Emily was a delight to work with, and provided my husband and I with a beautiful, personalized wedding that we will never forget! We got numerous compliments from our guests about how wonderful the ceremony was. We couldn't be happier with her services.
Emily was a delight to work with, and provided my husband and I with a beautiful, personalized wedding that we will never Read more...
Emily was a delight to work with, and provided my husband and I with a beautiful, personalized wedding that we will never forget! We got numerous compliments from our guests about how wonderful the ceremony was. We couldn't be happier with her services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Melinda
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
Emily Van Laeys did a fantastic job of officiating our ceremony!

Emily is a life cycle celebrant, which makes her an excellent choice for couples like us who want a highly customizable and personalized ceremony, which isn’t necessarily religious. She sent us lots of information about wedding ceremonies, including lots of examples of different types of organizational and writing styles, as well as readings, rituals, and vows that other couples had used. She got to know us by meeting with us in person, asking us lots of questions about ourselves, reading our wedding website, and sending a questionnaire about our lives and relationship. She was very welcoming and helpful with all our ideas, including our self-written vows and a personalized unity ritual. Emily helped us choose which ceremony sections we wanted to include, and wrote a beautiful ceremony specifically about us. We went back and forth with a few drafts by email to tweak the wording until it was just right. Emily was very good at responding to emails quickly and thoughtfully. On the day of our wedding, Emily delivered the ceremony beautifully. She filed all paperwork promptly, such that our marriage license arrived very quickly. As an added touch, she provides each couple with a bound copy of their wedding ceremony. Emily is exactly what we were searching for, and we are so glad that she married us.
Emily Van Laeys did a fantastic job of officiating our ceremony!

Emily is a life cycle celebrant, which makes her Read more...
Emily Van Laeys did a fantastic job of officiating our ceremony!

Emily is a life cycle celebrant, which makes her an excellent choice for couples like us who want a highly customizable and personalized ceremony, which isn’t necessarily religious. She sent us lots of information about wedding ceremonies, including lots of examples of different types of organizational and writing styles, as well as readings, rituals, and vows that other couples had used. She got to know us by meeting with us in person, asking us lots of questions about ourselves, reading our wedding website, and sending a questionnaire about our lives and relationship. She was very welcoming and helpful with all our ideas, including our self-written vows and a personalized unity ritual. Emily helped us choose which ceremony sections we wanted to include, and wrote a beautiful ceremony specifically about us. We went back and forth with a few drafts by email to tweak the wording until it was just right. Emily was very good at responding to emails quickly and thoughtfully. On the day of our wedding, Emily delivered the ceremony beautifully. She filed all paperwork promptly, such that our marriage license arrived very quickly. As an added touch, she provides each couple with a bound copy of their wedding ceremony. Emily is exactly what we were searching for, and we are so glad that she married us. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
5/2/2014
4.6/5.0
Emily was EXCELLENT! She wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony that was completely customized for us. Everything was better than we ever expected. She was very professional and helpful. I would recommend her services for anyone.
Emily was EXCELLENT! She wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony that was completely customized for us. Everything was Read more...
Emily was EXCELLENT! She wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony that was completely customized for us. Everything was better than we ever expected. She was very professional and helpful. I would recommend her services for anyone. Read less
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mybellabean8305
Wedding:
7/30/2010
4.6/5.0
emily put together a beautiful personalized ceremony!!! she did a great job and was punctual and proffesional every step of the way
emily put together a beautiful personalized ceremony!!! she did a great job and was punctual and proffesional every step Read more...
emily put together a beautiful personalized ceremony!!! she did a great job and was punctual and proffesional every step of the way Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.5/5.0
Emily was wonderful to work with throughout the process of planning our wedding. She was open to our ideas on a special addition to the ceremony and worked with us to make the whole thing even more amazing. If you are looking for someone who will be open to your ideas and provide you with an amazing personal ceremony, Emily is the right choice.
Emily was wonderful to work with throughout the process of planning our wedding. She was open to our ideas on a special Read more...
Emily was wonderful to work with throughout the process of planning our wedding. She was open to our ideas on a special addition to the ceremony and worked with us to make the whole thing even more amazing. If you are looking for someone who will be open to your ideas and provide you with an amazing personal ceremony, Emily is the right choice. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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restij
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.4/5.0
Emily did a great job for our wedding. Her ceremony was incredibly personalized, and all of our guests talked about how much they loved the ceremony. She was always easy to get a hold of and worked efficently. I would definatly recommend her to future weddings.
Emily did a great job for our wedding. Her ceremony was incredibly personalized, and all of our guests talked about how Read more...
Emily did a great job for our wedding. Her ceremony was incredibly personalized, and all of our guests talked about how much they loved the ceremony. She was always easy to get a hold of and worked efficently. I would definatly recommend her to future weddings. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.4/5.0
She was wonderful, and only given 2 weeks notice to get the whole ceremony together. Our ceremony was non traditional but she performed it very professionally.
She was wonderful, and only given 2 weeks notice to get the whole ceremony together. Our ceremony was non traditional but Read more...
She was wonderful, and only given 2 weeks notice to get the whole ceremony together. Our ceremony was non traditional but she performed it very professionally. Read less
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Bailey
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.2/5.0
Emily did a beautiful job writing and presenting our ceremony. We had an outdoor wedding and Emily tied our values in nicely to our ceremony, it was concise and very personal.
Emily did a beautiful job writing and presenting our ceremony. We had an outdoor wedding and Emily tied our values in Read more...
Emily did a beautiful job writing and presenting our ceremony. We had an outdoor wedding and Emily tied our values in nicely to our ceremony, it was concise and very personal. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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newlywed
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.2/5.0
Will give you a very nice, personalized ceremony. Was a little more serious than I would have liked, and somewhat uptight during the rehearsal, but did a very good job overall. Charges a lot, but puts lots of time into it. For the amount of money we paid though, I feel that paying extra for her travel expenses (1/2 hour drive) was a little annoying.
Will give you a very nice, personalized ceremony. Was a little more serious than I would have liked, and somewhat uptight Read more...
Will give you a very nice, personalized ceremony. Was a little more serious than I would have liked, and somewhat uptight during the rehearsal, but did a very good job overall. Charges a lot, but puts lots of time into it. For the amount of money we paid though, I feel that paying extra for her travel expenses (1/2 hour drive) was a little annoying. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Custom Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Actually, some of my ceremonies have a lot of humor in them. The content is based on the input I get from the bride and groom. My fees are based on the extensive amount of time and attention I invest in each ceremony, and the fact that I can do this because celebrancy is my only job. Weddings are not a sideline for me as they are for ministers and JPs. I do love to create and perform weddings, and this one was not an exception!
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ladw44
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.0/5.0
I highly recommend Emily for that truly unique, personalized non-denominational ceremony. Before choosing her, make sure both of you are willing to fully complete a lengthy questionaire about yourselves, your relationship, and how you see your future together. Otherwise, the ceremony will sound rather one-sided and makes it harder for Emily to piece together the Love Story portion of the program. Also, don't be afraid to ask her for samples of other ceremonies to gather ideas. These samples were very helpful when trying to decide the length of the ceremony and what vows and readings we wanted to add.
I highly recommend Emily for that truly unique, personalized non-denominational ceremony. Before choosing her, make sure Read more...
I highly recommend Emily for that truly unique, personalized non-denominational ceremony. Before choosing her, make sure both of you are willing to fully complete a lengthy questionaire about yourselves, your relationship, and how you see your future together. Otherwise, the ceremony will sound rather one-sided and makes it harder for Emily to piece together the Love Story portion of the program. Also, don't be afraid to ask her for samples of other ceremonies to gather ideas. These samples were very helpful when trying to decide the length of the ceremony and what vows and readings we wanted to add. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Custom Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

I send a lengthy questionnaire so the bride and groom can choose the questions they want to answer, and so I can pick and choose the best ones to use in the ceremony. You can write as much or as little as you wish. The content of your responses, whether humorous, romantic, spiritual, etc. will influence the flavor of the finished ceremony.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
Emily was a very kind woman and provided a lovely simple ceremony.
Emily was a very kind woman and provided a lovely simple ceremony.
Emily was a very kind woman and provided a lovely simple ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Custom Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

This review is in regard to the Short & Sweet ceremony I provide for couples who are having a small, short-notice wedding. It is not as personalized as the full service ceremony.

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