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I Now Pronounce You Wedding Services

Byron Center , MI

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6465 Kingtree Dr
Byron Center, MI US 49315 (map)

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616-292-8596

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ABOUT US

Ordained Minister performing ceremonies throughout Western Michigan for over 8 years. Denominational and Non, Unity Candle, Sand, Rose, Blending of Families, Dove Releases and more.... Read more
Ordained Minister performing ceremonies throughout Western Michigan for over 8 years. Denominational and Non, Unity Candle, Sand, Rose, Blending of Families, Dove Releases and more. Indoor and outdoor settings, large or small, we will make your ceremony your own and personally write it to cater to the couple. Rehearsals also available. Music available upon Request. Many Referrals available. Read less
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What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Evangelical
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

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Danielle
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Ken was great. He put together a great ceremony with very thoughtful words. He is very professional and yet still laid back. Everything was very organized and went smoothly. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to spend a reasonable amount of money.
Ken was great. He put together a great ceremony with very thoughtful words. He is very professional and yet still laid Read more...
Ken was great. He put together a great ceremony with very thoughtful words. He is very professional and yet still laid back. Everything was very organized and went smoothly. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to spend a reasonable amount of money. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Lulu
Wedding:
8/11/2013
4.8/5.0
Ken did an awesome job officiating our wedding and also transitioning into DJ. He knows his job and knows it well. We had numerous compliments on how great he was at keeping the party going. Ken is very professional and we couldn't have asked for a better person to perform our ceremony. Ken as a Dj is a fun person who you can tell really enjoys what he does. Ken stays social with the crowd while still keeping the music going. I would highly recommend him and am sure you will not be disappointed!
Ken did an awesome job officiating our wedding and also transitioning into DJ. He knows his job and knows it well. We had Read more...
Ken did an awesome job officiating our wedding and also transitioning into DJ. He knows his job and knows it well. We had numerous compliments on how great he was at keeping the party going. Ken is very professional and we couldn't have asked for a better person to perform our ceremony. Ken as a Dj is a fun person who you can tell really enjoys what he does. Ken stays social with the crowd while still keeping the music going. I would highly recommend him and am sure you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
They were prompt in getting back with me if I had any questions and they were flexible with the changes I wanted to make.
They were prompt in getting back with me if I had any questions and they were flexible with the changes I wanted to make.
They were prompt in getting back with me if I had any questions and they were flexible with the changes I wanted to make. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.5/5.0
I used Ken Kibby fron I now pronounce you wedding services for both my officiant and DJ! Me and my guests had a blast and Ken was great and very easy to work with!
I used Ken Kibby fron I now pronounce you wedding services for both my officiant and DJ! Me and my guests had a blast and Read more...
I used Ken Kibby fron I now pronounce you wedding services for both my officiant and DJ! Me and my guests had a blast and Ken was great and very easy to work with! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Officiant
I Now Pronounce You Wedding Services responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kelsey! It was a pleasure to work with you and your husband! You had a great wedding and I was glad to be part of it. Keep in touch!
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Jillyn
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.7/5.0
We met with ken over the summer.
We were not really sure what we were looking for.
After consulting with him we were very impressed with his profesinolism..
We booked him for our reception as well, and got nothing but compliments on how wonderfull the night was.
To summerise.Anyone looking for an officant or dj need to look no further.Jillyn
We met with ken over the summer.
We were not really sure what we were looking for.
After consulting with him we Read more...
We met with ken over the summer.
We were not really sure what we were looking for.
After consulting with him we were very impressed with his profesinolism..
We booked him for our reception as well, and got nothing but compliments on how wonderfull the night was.
To summerise.Anyone looking for an officant or dj need to look no further.Jillyn Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Charlotte
Wedding:
10/13/2012
1.8/5.0
Initial Contact: E-Mailed them that I was interested - was asked to fill out the planner and email back with $50 deposit following in the mail. I emailed back the planner and told them the $50 check was on the way from my fiance asking if they could please confirm when they received it. 2 wks went by with no email or phone call back from them and so I asked if they received the check. No response. Another week goes by and I email them again asking for someone to respond to me. Turns out they had the check but were confused that it was from my fiance (who's name was listed in all my emails and documents) and they didn't know who the check was for? Fine... but, why not respond to me when I emailed you the first time? He basically blamed his assistant and seemed quite nice on the phone until he said "Don't worry - someone will be there to marry you...what day are you getting married again??" Was a little unsettling, but I figured it would be fine - my fiance and I are pretty laid back and we just needed to get married, so whatever!
Day Before Wedding: I receive a phone call from Ken telling me that he is "calling it" and that due to the forecast of rain I would have to have my wedding inside. I calmly explained that I would prefer to look at the radar the day of my wedding to be sure. It was in my original planning documents that I would let them know the day of. His response was simply "fine." followed by *click*. Real professional.
Day of wedding: Ok, so we stated no mention of God (my fiance is not religious) and no mention of children. HE READ A PRAYER FOR US TO BE BLESSED WITH CHILDREN. We never saw or approved anything like that.
Lucky for Mr. Kibby, my fiance and I still laugh about it and the end result was a success - we are happily married. Would I book with or recommend anyone to ever use I Now Pronounce You? Nope - not at all. Unprofessional. Completely.
Good luck to you - I hope your experience is better then mine.
Initial Contact: E-Mailed them that I was interested - was asked to fill out the planner and email back with $50 deposit Read more...
Initial Contact: E-Mailed them that I was interested - was asked to fill out the planner and email back with $50 deposit following in the mail. I emailed back the planner and told them the $50 check was on the way from my fiance asking if they could please confirm when they received it. 2 wks went by with no email or phone call back from them and so I asked if they received the check. No response. Another week goes by and I email them again asking for someone to respond to me. Turns out they had the check but were confused that it was from my fiance (who's name was listed in all my emails and documents) and they didn't know who the check was for? Fine... but, why not respond to me when I emailed you the first time? He basically blamed his assistant and seemed quite nice on the phone until he said "Don't worry - someone will be there to marry you...what day are you getting married again??" Was a little unsettling, but I figured it would be fine - my fiance and I are pretty laid back and we just needed to get married, so whatever!
Day Before Wedding: I receive a phone call from Ken telling me that he is "calling it" and that due to the forecast of rain I would have to have my wedding inside. I calmly explained that I would prefer to look at the radar the day of my wedding to be sure. It was in my original planning documents that I would let them know the day of. His response was simply "fine." followed by *click*. Real professional.
Day of wedding: Ok, so we stated no mention of God (my fiance is not religious) and no mention of children. HE READ A PRAYER FOR US TO BE BLESSED WITH CHILDREN. We never saw or approved anything like that.
Lucky for Mr. Kibby, my fiance and I still laugh about it and the end result was a success - we are happily married. Would I book with or recommend anyone to ever use I Now Pronounce You? Nope - not at all. Unprofessional. Completely.
Good luck to you - I hope your experience is better then mine. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted a stress free and easy wedding. The courthouse was going to suite us just fine until we found out they required some sort of marriage counsling and after 7 years of living together in happiness counseling was out of the question. We found Ken just by google and emailed him, within 10 minutes I recieved a call from Ken himself and an appointment was made. The three of us got along great and we filled out a simple questionnaire and this was about 3 months before our wedding. One month before our wedding we recieved an email with a ceremony outline that we were able to customize and send back. We asked for a ceremony that did not involve any religion and was just about the 2 of us and thats was we got. At our wedding he arrived 20 minutes before the service was do he was dressed better than some of our guest and he spoke so loud and clearly and made an impression on everyone. For us not even wanting a wedding Ken made us happy we chose to have the ceremony. I would reccommend him to anyone and everyone i know.
My husband and I wanted a stress free and easy wedding. The courthouse was going to suite us just fine until we found out Read more...
My husband and I wanted a stress free and easy wedding. The courthouse was going to suite us just fine until we found out they required some sort of marriage counsling and after 7 years of living together in happiness counseling was out of the question. We found Ken just by google and emailed him, within 10 minutes I recieved a call from Ken himself and an appointment was made. The three of us got along great and we filled out a simple questionnaire and this was about 3 months before our wedding. One month before our wedding we recieved an email with a ceremony outline that we were able to customize and send back. We asked for a ceremony that did not involve any religion and was just about the 2 of us and thats was we got. At our wedding he arrived 20 minutes before the service was do he was dressed better than some of our guest and he spoke so loud and clearly and made an impression on everyone. For us not even wanting a wedding Ken made us happy we chose to have the ceremony. I would reccommend him to anyone and everyone i know. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
Ken was good.
He just always seemed to be in such a rush and didn't make us feel like our wedding was really that important.
He did a good job with the ceremony itself and made us feel comfortable during the ceremony, but had to leave right away for another one.
He was also supposed to do our blessing at our ceremony that he had volunteered to do and then the night before told us that he had someone schedule last minute and couldn't do it. Which was fine we found someone else to do it, but then he showed up right after the blessing. So we weren't sure what went on there.
He did a great job though, the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Other than being rushed he did a great job with our wedding. We wouldn't have changed anything about it.
Ken was good.
He just always seemed to be in such a rush and didn't make us feel like our wedding was really that Read more...
Ken was good.
He just always seemed to be in such a rush and didn't make us feel like our wedding was really that important.
He did a good job with the ceremony itself and made us feel comfortable during the ceremony, but had to leave right away for another one.
He was also supposed to do our blessing at our ceremony that he had volunteered to do and then the night before told us that he had someone schedule last minute and couldn't do it. Which was fine we found someone else to do it, but then he showed up right after the blessing. So we weren't sure what went on there.
He did a great job though, the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Other than being rushed he did a great job with our wedding. We wouldn't have changed anything about it. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jill
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Ken Kibby was our officiant and made planning out our wedding ceremony a breeze. We met with him and reserved our date with a deposit as well as talked about what we wanted to include in our ceremony. He does both religious and non-religious ceremonies. You can choose to do your own traditions and or rituals as well. Ken was very helpful in writing our vows and the order of how things would go on the day of. We had a ceremony rehearsal the day before our wedding and Ken made sure everything was clear and there were no questions. On the day of our wedding he wore an under shirt in our wedding colors and spoke loud enough for everyone to hear. One thing I really liked was that he e-mailed us a copy of the ceremony wording and we could change it up until the week before. That was helpful!
Ken Kibby was our officiant and made planning out our wedding ceremony a breeze. We met with him and reserved our date Read more...
Ken Kibby was our officiant and made planning out our wedding ceremony a breeze. We met with him and reserved our date with a deposit as well as talked about what we wanted to include in our ceremony. He does both religious and non-religious ceremonies. You can choose to do your own traditions and or rituals as well. Ken was very helpful in writing our vows and the order of how things would go on the day of. We had a ceremony rehearsal the day before our wedding and Ken made sure everything was clear and there were no questions. On the day of our wedding he wore an under shirt in our wedding colors and spoke loud enough for everyone to hear. One thing I really liked was that he e-mailed us a copy of the ceremony wording and we could change it up until the week before. That was helpful! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Selecting an officiant is something that was very important to me. Ken was awesome from day one! He always got back to me with my email correspondence. We went to meet him and he went over everything in detail. Gave us suggestions if we wanted and told us to let him know anything we did not like and we could change as it was our special day:). He gave us the suggestion about the dove release and I am so happy we did!! It was so incredible! All of our guests said it was the first time they had ever seen:). His voice was strong and he was so down to earth and made it very special for us. He even coordinated with our colors for the wedding. We wrote our own vows which was very nice. I cannot say enough good things about him and I definitely recommend him highly!!
Selecting an officiant is something that was very important to me. Ken was awesome from day one! He always got back to me Read more...
Selecting an officiant is something that was very important to me. Ken was awesome from day one! He always got back to me with my email correspondence. We went to meet him and he went over everything in detail. Gave us suggestions if we wanted and told us to let him know anything we did not like and we could change as it was our special day:). He gave us the suggestion about the dove release and I am so happy we did!! It was so incredible! All of our guests said it was the first time they had ever seen:). His voice was strong and he was so down to earth and made it very special for us. He even coordinated with our colors for the wedding. We wrote our own vows which was very nice. I cannot say enough good things about him and I definitely recommend him highly!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were married by Ken on April 7, 2012. From start to finish, he was amazing. At first, we didn’t completely know what we were looking for in our ceremony, but we did know what we didn’t want. After meeting with Ken once, we knew he could provide us with the ceremony that would suit our needs and personalities. His basic questions allowed both him and us to better understand what type of ceremony we wanted. Prior to the ceremony, he sent us two options for the ceremony, we were able to add or remove portions. However, we didn’t find much that we wanted to change.

Ken took charge at the rehearsal. His experience was noticeable and appreciated. With parents, groomsmen, bridesmaids, a young flower girl and ring bearer, and, of course, a bride and groom with many things on our mind, Ken was able to provide us all with clear directions to organize us. This made the rehearsal and, more importantly, the wedding go off so smoothly. We truly could not have had a better ceremony, the style and sentiment was exactly what we wanted. And Ken was prepared with Kleenex when it was needed.
My wife and I were married by Ken on April 7, 2012. From start to finish, he was amazing. At first, we didn’t completely Read more...
My wife and I were married by Ken on April 7, 2012. From start to finish, he was amazing. At first, we didn’t completely know what we were looking for in our ceremony, but we did know what we didn’t want. After meeting with Ken once, we knew he could provide us with the ceremony that would suit our needs and personalities. His basic questions allowed both him and us to better understand what type of ceremony we wanted. Prior to the ceremony, he sent us two options for the ceremony, we were able to add or remove portions. However, we didn’t find much that we wanted to change.

Ken took charge at the rehearsal. His experience was noticeable and appreciated. With parents, groomsmen, bridesmaids, a young flower girl and ring bearer, and, of course, a bride and groom with many things on our mind, Ken was able to provide us all with clear directions to organize us. This made the rehearsal and, more importantly, the wedding go off so smoothly. We truly could not have had a better ceremony, the style and sentiment was exactly what we wanted. And Ken was prepared with Kleenex when it was needed. Read less
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GRrau
Wedding:
12/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Great Officiant and DJ! My husband and I used Ken's services for both our ceremony and reception at our April 2011 wedding. Ken had one of the officiants he works with, Scott, perform our ceremony and Ken was our DJ at the reception. Both aspects of his services were top notch and we got a lot of compliments from our guests on how good of a job they did! Planning the ceremony was a breeze. We had no idea what were were doing, but Ken made it idiot proof. We definitely needed that! His DJ equipment was top of the line and he did a great job with the music at the reception. He was always very professional and helpful, and made sure everything was perfect. We would absolutely recommend him to our friends and family for their ceremonies and events!
Great Officiant and DJ! My husband and I used Ken's services for both our ceremony and reception at our April 2011 Read more...
Great Officiant and DJ! My husband and I used Ken's services for both our ceremony and reception at our April 2011 wedding. Ken had one of the officiants he works with, Scott, perform our ceremony and Ken was our DJ at the reception. Both aspects of his services were top notch and we got a lot of compliments from our guests on how good of a job they did! Planning the ceremony was a breeze. We had no idea what were were doing, but Ken made it idiot proof. We definitely needed that! His DJ equipment was top of the line and he did a great job with the music at the reception. He was always very professional and helpful, and made sure everything was perfect. We would absolutely recommend him to our friends and family for their ceremonies and events! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Leigh
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
I was very pleased with I now Pronounce You Wedding Services. They did an amazing job and I couldn't have asked for it to have gone any other way.
The only issue that i had was there was some lack of communication due to emailing issues.
Other than that it went very smoothly.
I was very pleased with I now Pronounce You Wedding Services. They did an amazing job and I couldn't have asked for it to Read more...
I was very pleased with I now Pronounce You Wedding Services. They did an amazing job and I couldn't have asked for it to have gone any other way.
The only issue that i had was there was some lack of communication due to emailing issues.
Other than that it went very smoothly. Read less
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kewikap
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.5/5.0
Ken did an awesome job officiating our wedding. He wrote us a beautiful ceremony, that incorporated everything we had asked for. He was even patient when we got some rain & had to wait it out for a few minutes, even though he had another wedding to get too. And he looked nice & made sure to call & ask our wedding colors so he would match rather than clash.
Ken did an awesome job officiating our wedding. He wrote us a beautiful ceremony, that incorporated everything we had Read more...
Ken did an awesome job officiating our wedding. He wrote us a beautiful ceremony, that incorporated everything we had asked for. He was even patient when we got some rain & had to wait it out for a few minutes, even though he had another wedding to get too. And he looked nice & made sure to call & ask our wedding colors so he would match rather than clash. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.4/5.0
Ken was great during our initial meeting and during the rehearsal and wedding. He looked nice, was a good speaker and injected a little humor/fun into the day. His price is fair and he did as we asked. However, he DID mis-pronounce our new last name and he used the word "God" in our ceremony which were both big no-nos for us. We reiterated numerous times during our meeting with him (and when he and I wrote the script together) that we wanted no religion of any kind and I was slightly annoyed when he told our guests that God was going to bless our rings. As for saying our name wrong, that's pretty unacceptable to me in any situation, much less when we are there becoming a family. Overall, I would reccommend him but make sure and go over any key points to make sure he is on the same page.
Ken was great during our initial meeting and during the rehearsal and wedding. He looked nice, was a good speaker and Read more...
Ken was great during our initial meeting and during the rehearsal and wedding. He looked nice, was a good speaker and injected a little humor/fun into the day. His price is fair and he did as we asked. However, he DID mis-pronounce our new last name and he used the word "God" in our ceremony which were both big no-nos for us. We reiterated numerous times during our meeting with him (and when he and I wrote the script together) that we wanted no religion of any kind and I was slightly annoyed when he told our guests that God was going to bless our rings. As for saying our name wrong, that's pretty unacceptable to me in any situation, much less when we are there becoming a family. Overall, I would reccommend him but make sure and go over any key points to make sure he is on the same page. Read less
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fernank1
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Ken was really a great officiant! He met up with us and talked about what we wanted and didnt want in the wedding. He is very fairly priced. He was very professional and I appreciate his flexibility and patience with us. He showed up to our rehearsal on time and everyone else was late (including myself), he waited for us to get there and walked through the wedding with us. He knew exactly what we should do and where we should walk and everything so it was really easy for us and took a little bit of the stress of the day away. He was perfectly on time for our wedding, in a suit with a shirt and tie that perfectly accentuated our wedding. We had family members that were about 45 minutes (yes, family members) late to the wedding and he waited for them to get there even though he had a packed day. I really felt like that was him going the extra step to help us out on our wedding day. He didnt have to do that, he could have just said that we had to start on time but he went the extra mile for us. He is a great officiant. The ceremony was beautiful too. All of what he says is great too.
Ken was really a great officiant! He met up with us and talked about what we wanted and didnt want in the wedding. He is Read more...
Ken was really a great officiant! He met up with us and talked about what we wanted and didnt want in the wedding. He is very fairly priced. He was very professional and I appreciate his flexibility and patience with us. He showed up to our rehearsal on time and everyone else was late (including myself), he waited for us to get there and walked through the wedding with us. He knew exactly what we should do and where we should walk and everything so it was really easy for us and took a little bit of the stress of the day away. He was perfectly on time for our wedding, in a suit with a shirt and tie that perfectly accentuated our wedding. We had family members that were about 45 minutes (yes, family members) late to the wedding and he waited for them to get there even though he had a packed day. I really felt like that was him going the extra step to help us out on our wedding day. He didnt have to do that, he could have just said that we had to start on time but he went the extra mile for us. He is a great officiant. The ceremony was beautiful too. All of what he says is great too. Read less
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