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GRWeddingOfficiant.com

Grand Rapids , MI

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Grand Rapids, MI US (map)

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616-915-8444

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ABOUT US

Choosing the Right Officiant to Create and Perform Your Custom Couple-Centered Wedding Ceremony Will Save Your Sanity and Your Wallet!

(Grand Rapids, Michigan - January 2013)... Read more
Choosing the Right Officiant to Create and Perform Your Custom Couple-Centered Wedding Ceremony Will Save Your Sanity and Your Wallet!

(Grand Rapids, Michigan - January 2013) - Whether you want a simple and quick elopement ceremony, or desire a custom written ceremony to reflect your unique relationship, I can write and perform your personalized wedding ceremony that you and your guests will talk about glowingly for a lifetime.

GRWeddingOfficiant.com offers custom wedding vows to West Michigan couples looking to create the perfect wedding.Your perfect ceremony can be affordable and memorable. No hidden fees, unlimited contact and customizing of your ceremony is available. Let me guide you through the design process and reduce stress when choosing what elements you wish to include in your ceremony.

While some officiants require you to book with them before meeting you personally, I think your officiant choice is an important decision not to be taken lightly. You need to interview your potential officiant and make sure that they can provide the type of ceremony you want and will work with you in the manner you desire.

I am very open and non-judgmental to whatever you have in mind for a ceremony, whether it be non-denominational, religious, non-religious, nature-based, themed or non-traditional. I can acquaint you with the elements and possible ceremonies in traditional and contemporary weddings, as well as different ceremonies from various faiths and cultures, if you are so inclined.

Based in the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area, I serve all of West Michigan including Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Battle Creek, South Haven, Grand Haven, Allendale, Holland, Zeeland, Hudsonville, Lowell, Hastings, Wayland, Rockford, Cedar Springs and all other cities and towns in the surrounding counties.

GRWeddingOfficiant.com also offers short-notice elopement ceremonies in our convenient little chapel. If you need a brief elopement ceremony with short notice, you can be married in my Grand Rapids area wedding chapel, conveniently located right off I-96, or I can come to you. I will gladly travel within an hour of Grand Rapids, or further for larger wedding ceremonies with a modest travel fee.

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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, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, most definitely. Most of my custom wedding ceremonies are at beaches, outdoor settings and other non-church wedding venues. I can also provide simple and quick elopement ceremonies at my own small wedding chapel.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I usually wear a modest black business suit, or robes if the couple chooses. I can wear anything a couple requests for themed weddings.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, everything is customizable and I am more than happy to help the couple choose ceremony elements and symbols that are personally meaningful to them.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, and I can provide many samples as a starting point.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No. I have a wide variety of samples for a couple to review from many faiths, traditions and cultures, but do not require any selections from them. I will include any readings the couple wants to have in their ceremony.
How long are your ceremonies?
Elopement ceremonies are about 10 minutes, Custom wedding ceremonies are anywhere from 10-40 minutes, based on content, readings and ceremonies included
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Julie
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved the fact that Misty is friendly and outgoing and has real passion for her brides, grooms, and their families
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was a wonderful small thing I couldnt have asked for anything better..
Services Used: Officiant
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Christine
Wedding:
3/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently used Misty’ services as the courthouse was booked out. So glad we found Misty’s web site. She made it very special and personal for us both. For that small intimate occasion Misty was perfect. Friendly sincere and will work with you to make it exactly what you want, big or small….Thanks Misty, Patrick & Tina.
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Andrew
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Misty was great and helped us have an unforgettable day
Services Used: Officiant
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We were pressed for time and needed to be married for some custody battles and Misty is amazing. She is laid back and makes your day as stress free as it can be. She will accommodate anything you need. We did a themed wedding and she got as involved into it as we did.
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Terri
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Just want to thank you Misty for your services. You have been so responsive, reliable, uplifting, positive, and happy throughout the entire process. You made Greg and Erica's day possible and it could not have been more perfect!
Services Used: Officiant
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/12/2013
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was beautiful & the photographer did an awesome job! We couldn't have been happier on our special day. Misty was very helpful & positive before during & after our wedding. We have recommended her & will continue to recommend her to anyone that wants a quick but personable ceremony. Thanks again for an awesome job-Ray & Lisa
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Rhonda
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Misty worked closely with us to make sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Our friends & family commented on how beautiful it was, especially the creative ceremony elements they hadn't seen before. These were the Blessing of the Hands and the Handfasting.
Services Used: Officiant
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David
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
Misty did a wonderful job for us - trust me it isn't easy to find someone in this field who truly cares, is professional, supports your ideas, and carries out the service with dignity and character. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed her role and her perfect balance of lightness and seriousness. She sent a lot of very helpful materials to us to consider and incorporated our own ideas into the service seamlessly.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Misty was wonderful, her voice is nice and clear... the whole experience was very good - she is great at what she does. We had a beautiful night. Perfect.
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Barbara
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Finding Rev. Misty was like having good fortune shine down on us. We wanted to make our special day warm, memorable, and fun. Going to the courthouse seemed so impersonal. We chose a special venue that was significant to us and Misty had just the perfect, personalized ceremony. This is one way to remove some stress and add some joy to your day.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Misty provided a fantastic ceremony. Everything was taken care of for me and all I had to do was show up. Both my husband and I were very pleased.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We wanted a low key secular wedding and Misty accommodated. She was honest, sincere, and professional. It was a wonderful experience and we would recommend her to anyone.
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Cynthia
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were looking for someone that was able to make our moment special for just us. Misty did the perfect job at making that happen. Misty was able to make her schedule work with ours. Her chapel was little but the perfect size for our little family. The candles were a beautiful touch.I'm thankful for her professionalism and her friendly personality. I would definitely recommend her to others!
Services Used: Officiant
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Christina
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Misty was very helpful and caring during the whole process. I am so glad we chose her to officiate on our special day. The day of my wedding we had to change the time and location last minute, she was so understanding. Of course I was lucky that she had no other weddings that day :). I would recommend GRWeddingOfficiant to anyone that is planning a wedding!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was a lovely wedding we are so happy. You were so kind, we are very gratfull. Thank you, Richard G. Bartz
Services Used: Officiant
GRWeddingOfficiant.com responded with the following comments:

Hi, Richard, it was so lovely to meet you and your wife as well. I'm sure you two will be very happy together. I wish you and Thu the best and look forward to seeing you at the next picnic. Sincerely, Misty
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Becky
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Misty was simple and easy. She also made it easy to meet with her last minute, and made sure that we knew exactly what needed to be done. It was great working with her and both my husband and I felt like we got the answers we wanted and when we needed them.
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Rae Lynn
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Misty was AWESOME!!!! She answered my call right away, and when I asked if she could use the Blessing of the rings that i picked out she said no problem ....and that was on the day of our wedding....Thanks Misty. Joel and Rae Lynn Franklin
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Misty was very personable and flexible with the date, time and place. She made an extra effort to help us with pictures. I would recommend her to anyone. She is amazing!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful ceremony. The service we received was perfect and honestly could not had asked for more.
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Shalee
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I was looking for someone to marry my husband and I back in may. It was such short notice and couldn't find anyone. Until I contacted Misty Urban. She thankfully squeezed us in and gave us a beautiful ceremony. She was very patient and gave advice about her eye on marriage and also told me about hers and how she felt. It helped a lot she knew what to say to keep my nerves calm. It was so beautiful and I couldn't ask for anything better. If I could do that day over again. I would in a heartbeat.
Services Used: Officiant
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stacey
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Misty Urban was great! Misty took time in getting to know us as well as being very flexible. I thought she did a wonderful job for us and price was reasonable.
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sarahabertram
Wedding:
3/29/2012
0.3/5.0
We did the initial meeting with Misty, we decided that we wanted the tea lights lite on the day we would get married. I had a choice of having the florecent lights on or the windows open, I made it very clear that I DID NOT want the florecent lights on and we had also asked to have the rings blessed during the ceremony. Misty was writing this ALL down, ON THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING - no tea lights were lit, the florecent lights were ON and DURING the ceremony Misty asked us if we wanted our rings blessed.....even though she had WRITTEN it down during our meeting. The photographer that she works hand in hand with, was HORRIBLE. I worked at a photography studio for years, so I knew what to expect from hiring a photographer, she was EXTREMELY unprofessional, making comments about people s body weight, she didn t give anyone any direction as to how to be posed. It was a total nightmare and this day you can only do ONCE!!! After the photographer made rude and out of line comments to my husband(the groom) about his weight, I couldn t believe that she was trying to make excuses for why she said what she said, there is no excuse, especially when you are working and suppose to be professional. I couldn t believe that some or all of our money was not offered back, especially because I stopped the photographs, we maybe got 1/4 of the photos we should have. VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED especially considering we will never re-do that day!!!!! I would NEVER recommend this service to ANYONE, you d be better off going to the Justice of the Peace.....
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Beckie
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Misty was absolutely fantastic in officiating our wedding. She really understood my ramblings in what we were looking for in a wedding and provided it exactly as I pictured it. I would and will recommend her to anyone I meet who is looking for someone to officiate their wedding!
Services Used: Officiant
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karie
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Misty did an amazing job!!! Our day was perfect she made us feel very comfortable and gave us good tips!
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RobinP
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We had both been married before, but wanted a wedding 'OUR' way. More personal than a court house wedding, but not a big wedding. Misty provided just that. Our wedding, our way. She took our suggestions and when asked gave us some suggenstions. We laughed, and shared our sense of humor, she gave us the personal, intimate wedding we wanted. Starting our marriage off on a wonderful note. Thank you Misty!
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chelsea2024
Wedding:
12/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Misty. She is extremely flexible and works with all and any needs you may have.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography
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Carla
Wedding:
11/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Misty arrived on time on the appointed day. and performed the exact type of service we had in mind..... I would recommend her her to any one seeking her services.
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Holliman1
Wedding:
10/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Misty is Wonderful!! She professional and more than reasonably priced, she had no problem not only changing the location of our wedding due to weather but helped us find the back up location. She has many many great ideas for the ceremony and locations. Absolutely wonderful to work with.
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jovi
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Misty wrote and performed a fantastic ceremony for us. She is very helpful and can provide creative ideas and insight for different traditions. She was professional, on time and easy to do business with. Thanks Misty - Highly recommended!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Great officiant here! Misty personalizes ceremonies to each couples preferences. You are able to pick any elements to put in your ceremony - she has a list, but she also told us we can look online to perhaps find a different element to incorporate. We did a 'love letter and wine' ceremony and a hand blessing. Both suggestions from her, both fit in our wedding perfectly. We didn't want anything traditional and it didn't feel too traditional. She could be a little less argumentative, especially about things that don't matter like the weather, but she delivered a beautiful ceremony, everything was typed up, and we got to keep a copy of our ceremony at the end of it. It was a beautiful ceremony.
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awagne15
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Misty made our wedding extra special with her beautiful service she delivered. She also helped us find a beautiful outdoor spot to have it. She provided us with some very nice and fun witnesses. She made everything so easy and special on our wedding day. I would recommend her for anyone that is looking to get married.
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Kooyers93
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so happy with the work that Misty did for us. We could not have asked for a more fun relaxed ceremony, just the way we wanted it.
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Cindy
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Misty makes her ceremonies very personal for the couple. She definitely goes beyond what an officiant does to make sure you have the perfect wedding and wedding pictures. I will strongly recommend Misty to anyone I know that will get married by an officiant
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sunnyside
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved having Misty as our officiant! She listened to what we wanted and what we didn't want in our ceremony, and she created a beautiful ceremony that was perfect. She was responsive and patient to all my emails and questions. She was professional yet personable, and her flexibility with my wedding starting later than expected was refreshing. She did not seem harried or frazzled, and managed to calm my nerves when the day started to go south! Her rates are also reasonable, and not budget busting. Her husband is also a kindly man with a delightful sense of humor. He was also there to break through my panic with a laugh and a smile. I would recommend her to anyone who plans on getting married.
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luvblue777
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Misty went well above and beyond officiant! She help out in our wedding so much! She not only helped us with the perfect vows, she helped create the perfect ceremony! Her professionalism was unbelievable and her Kindness showed just how much she believed in our marriage and she that wanted the best wedding for us!
If anyone wants the perfect ceremony with an officiant that truly cares, Misty is the one!
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The_Keenans
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I felt that Misty did a really great job on our wedding. She was always there when I needed to talk. She also was able to do last minute changes when needed. Everything over all was better than I expected which made my wedding day less stressful. I would recommend her to others.
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TrishScobey
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say anything bad about Misty. She was amazing with the wedding especially with short notice changes. The pricing was amazing!!! I will recommend her to everyone I know.

Thanks - Trish
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Egerl
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.8/5.0
I was very pleased with the services that we received. She knew her information and was able to help us organize & personalize every detail of the ceremony which turned out to be beautiful!! She has different ideas for different aspects for different ceremonies. If you are just frazzled & have no idea where to begin with your ceremony she has general outlines of where to begin and then you fill in what you want...and she has tons of examples to choose from if you can't find your own!! She also prints out the personal vows on cards so you don't have to worry about trippin on your words. If you aren't already a member of a church and you want an alternative to going to the court house, then this is a great option for you!!
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Aloma Triggs Majied
Wedding:
1/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Don't hesitate to use Misty for your service. I was kind of worried that it would not seem like we were getting married, but Misty was so professional. She made us feel comfortable and the words she spoke and the way she spoke them seemed sincere, not paid for.

I don't regret going this route for my special day.
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mlandon
Wedding:
1/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Misty was AWESOME! She handled everything with ease. She offered many helpful suggestions for our vows & brought a great photographer along. We couldn't have been happier & are so glad we chose GRWedding Officiant to perform our service.
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Mrs.ManGum
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
We Called misty 10 days before the date we wanted 10/31/10 witch was on Sunday.....We were overjoyed to hear her state that she would love to officiate our Halloween Wedding.....We later met to go over detail.....She covered every question I could have ever wanted to know which made us feel so comfortable she even took the time to ask some questions about us so she could make our unigue ceremony and when we received the first draft of the ceremony in 2 days.I cried reading her words that described "US" We didn't change a thing Misty truly is amazing she took the time to see the vision I the bride had in my mind I never thought would be
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Molly
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
All I can say is the whole reason everything went smooth was because of Misty... She was always available to talk to and had lots of great suggestions for out cermony which a frazzled bride to be cant think about.
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azdybel
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.6/5.0
I really enjoyed her & found her friendly, professional and educated. She helped me to focus on my wedding day, and is very open-minded. I was having a hard time before the ceremony but she was very patient & kind, even though she had to wait 40 minutes to do the ceremony from the planned start time.

My husband had a slight problem with her being rude because we didn't have two separate candles to light the two pillar candles to light the unity candle. We were never told we needed that (it didn't make sense to either one of us), we thought our parents would use matches on the pillars and we would then use those to light the unity candle. Other than that we really enjoyed her services and would recommend her for others looking for a wedding officiant.
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SRausch
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have had a more perfect ceremony! We called Misty with less than a weeks time to marry us, and she did a beautiful job! She is incredibly flexible, affordable, and professional. I would definitely recommend her, she was awesome!!
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Misty Urban was very accommodating for our last minute wedding. I had called several wedding officiants and she was the only one to call me back promptly. She was very helpful in creating a very personal and meaningful sermon for our celebration, giving lots of ideas. Seeing that I had never been married before and haven't been to too many weddings she gave me alot to think about which was super helpful making it a very beautiful night. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Services Used: Officiant
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trob13
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Misty was great, the perfect person to marry my wife and I. We were very pleased with her style, as well as her personality. She is very professionally prepared, kind, and if we decide to renew out vows, she'll be the one that we call! She is highly recommended.
Services Used: Officiant

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