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Indiana Wedding Ministry

Valparaiso , IN
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938 N. Leeper Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46385 US (map)

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219-677-4341

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ABOUT US

Our ministers our active members of a church in some capacity or the other... they are serving Gods children. Weddings are not a just a business for us.... its a ministry, a passion that... Read more
Our ministers our active members of a church in some capacity or the other... they are serving Gods children. Weddings are not a just a business for us.... its a ministry, a passion that we have to join together the Love that God has brought together. Every time we officiate at a wedding ceremony we are awed by the extraordinary energy that becomes available when two people in love literally step up to commit themselves to this sacred union. Because we are frequently called upon to solemnize marriage vows outside of traditional religious settings, we have seen time and again that a holy temple can be created anywhere love is present.

Although many of us have attended traditional weddings, in churches, synagogues and temples, in recent years we have seen the emergence of a new type of wedding, where couples marry outside of a formal house of worship in places such as parks, beaches or a private home. They often opt for ceremonies that are non traditional, personal and unique. Whether they include religious traditions or not.... most every couple wants their ceremony to be sacred.

Reverend John started Indiana Wedding Ministries a few years ago to service the needs of these people searching for alternatives to marrying in the church, who may have no local church that they attend or are from different religious backgrounds. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

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, Evangelical
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?
Suit
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?
No
How long are your ceremonies?
25 to 40 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?
No

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
John Fliris was the perfect officiant we could have asked for! He was always there to answer questions and we loved that he made our wedding ceremony our own. We got to choose all the readings and he helped make everything so smooth. We would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in the future!
John Fliris was the perfect officiant we could have asked for! He was always there to answer questions and we loved that Read more...
John Fliris was the perfect officiant we could have asked for! He was always there to answer questions and we loved that he made our wedding ceremony our own. We got to choose all the readings and he helped make everything so smooth. We would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in the future! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
RJ was an awesome Officiant. He was very caring and very helpful throughout my wedding process.
RJ was an awesome Officiant. He was very caring and very helpful throughout my wedding process.
RJ was an awesome Officiant. He was very caring and very helpful throughout my wedding process. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved having the ability to choose our ceremony readings and vows. Our wedding wasn't traditional and I liked having the option to do something more personal.
I loved having the ability to choose our ceremony readings and vows. Our wedding wasn't traditional and I liked having the Read more...
I loved having the ability to choose our ceremony readings and vows. Our wedding wasn't traditional and I liked having the option to do something more personal. Read less
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Jess D.
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend John Fliris did a wonderful job as the officiant at our wedding. He worked with us to make our ceremony different from any other. He also went above and beyond and submitted our marriage license for us and he also set up our table for the sand ceremony before the ceremony for us. I would definitely recommend him.
Reverend John Fliris did a wonderful job as the officiant at our wedding. He worked with us to make our ceremony different Read more...
Reverend John Fliris did a wonderful job as the officiant at our wedding. He worked with us to make our ceremony different from any other. He also went above and beyond and submitted our marriage license for us and he also set up our table for the sand ceremony before the ceremony for us. I would definitely recommend him. Read less
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dancingjuls
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. John made the entire process less stressful and was great to work with.
Rev. John made the entire process less stressful and was great to work with.
Rev. John made the entire process less stressful and was great to work with. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend John was truly amazing! Prior to the wedding, he answered every question we had and shared stories of his experience while listening to our life story. We left 100% assured that he was the man to help us say I do. He has an extensive computer document of sample ceremony reading, vows, and blessings that you can choose from if you want something outside of traditional. He has so many options to help a bride make the decisions easier! He will include any additional pieces and readings that you want to make your day more personalized. He communicates promptly and makes emailing a priority when it comes to sending ideas and questions back and forth. He welcomed my husband and I into his home for a private meeting to lay out our ideas and also to get to know him. He treated us like he would a son or daughter of his own and assures you that this the start of a lifetime relationship. When you sign your official marriage license after the ceremony, he gives you a binder with every word he spoke so that you can always have the best day of your life in words. He also prints out a fancy marriage certificate for you to treasure. Finally, he guides you on the steps to take to order enough copies of your certificate to have to change your name! I never would have thought to order 5 certificates that all need to be official and not copied for specific agencies. Don’t forget to make a photocopy to take on your honeymoon! We felt comfortable and in the perfect hands for the most important part of our day! He is able to capture and hold the attention of the audience while telling the story of the bride and groom. The ceremony was delivered just like that of a fairy tale. He spoke not just words from a page, but from his heart when he performed our wedding ceremony. We were honored to have Reverend John Fliris join us as husband and wife.
Reverend John was truly amazing! Prior to the wedding, he answered every question we had and shared stories of his Read more...
Reverend John was truly amazing! Prior to the wedding, he answered every question we had and shared stories of his experience while listening to our life story. We left 100% assured that he was the man to help us say I do. He has an extensive computer document of sample ceremony reading, vows, and blessings that you can choose from if you want something outside of traditional. He has so many options to help a bride make the decisions easier! He will include any additional pieces and readings that you want to make your day more personalized. He communicates promptly and makes emailing a priority when it comes to sending ideas and questions back and forth. He welcomed my husband and I into his home for a private meeting to lay out our ideas and also to get to know him. He treated us like he would a son or daughter of his own and assures you that this the start of a lifetime relationship. When you sign your official marriage license after the ceremony, he gives you a binder with every word he spoke so that you can always have the best day of your life in words. He also prints out a fancy marriage certificate for you to treasure. Finally, he guides you on the steps to take to order enough copies of your certificate to have to change your name! I never would have thought to order 5 certificates that all need to be official and not copied for specific agencies. Don’t forget to make a photocopy to take on your honeymoon! We felt comfortable and in the perfect hands for the most important part of our day! He is able to capture and hold the attention of the audience while telling the story of the bride and groom. The ceremony was delivered just like that of a fairy tale. He spoke not just words from a page, but from his heart when he performed our wedding ceremony. We were honored to have Reverend John Fliris join us as husband and wife. Read less
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julietta
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was beautiful! You led the ceremony so it was smooth and seamless. Your calm, though lighthearted, demeanor was reassuring and appreciated. Our families, esp our parents, were impressed with your services as well. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
The ceremony was beautiful! You led the ceremony so it was smooth and seamless. Your calm, though lighthearted, demeanor Read more...
The ceremony was beautiful! You led the ceremony so it was smooth and seamless. Your calm, though lighthearted, demeanor was reassuring and appreciated. Our families, esp our parents, were impressed with your services as well. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Read less
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lebatam
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend John was truly amazing! Prior to the wedding, he answered every question we had and shared stories of his experience while listening to our life story. We left 100% assured that he was the man to help us say I do. He has an extensive computer document of sample ceremony reading, vows, and blessings that you can choose from if you want something outside of traditional. He has so many options to help a bride make the decisions easier! He will include any additional pieces and readings that you want to make your day more personalized. He communicates promptly and makes emailing a priority when it comes to sending ideas and questions back and forth. He welcomed my husband and I into his home for a private meeting to lay out our ideas and also to get to know him. He treated us like he would a son or daughter of his own and assures you that this the start of a lifetime relationship. When you sign your official marriage license after the ceremony, he gives you a binder with every word he spoke so that you can always have the best day of your life in words. He also prints out a fancy marriage certificate for you to treasure. Finally, he guides you on the steps to take to order enough copies of your certificate to have to change your name! I never would have thought to order 5 certificates that all need to be official and not copied for specific agencies. Don’t forget to make a photocopy to take on your honeymoon! We felt comfortable and in the perfect hands for the most important part of our day! He is able to capture and hold the attention of the audience while telling the story of the bride and groom. The ceremony was delivered just like that of a fairy tale. He spoke not just words from a page, but from his heart when he performed our wedding ceremony. We were honored to have Reverend John Fliris join us as husband and wife.
Reverend John was truly amazing! Prior to the wedding, he answered every question we had and shared stories of his Read more...
Reverend John was truly amazing! Prior to the wedding, he answered every question we had and shared stories of his experience while listening to our life story. We left 100% assured that he was the man to help us say I do. He has an extensive computer document of sample ceremony reading, vows, and blessings that you can choose from if you want something outside of traditional. He has so many options to help a bride make the decisions easier! He will include any additional pieces and readings that you want to make your day more personalized. He communicates promptly and makes emailing a priority when it comes to sending ideas and questions back and forth. He welcomed my husband and I into his home for a private meeting to lay out our ideas and also to get to know him. He treated us like he would a son or daughter of his own and assures you that this the start of a lifetime relationship. When you sign your official marriage license after the ceremony, he gives you a binder with every word he spoke so that you can always have the best day of your life in words. He also prints out a fancy marriage certificate for you to treasure. Finally, he guides you on the steps to take to order enough copies of your certificate to have to change your name! I never would have thought to order 5 certificates that all need to be official and not copied for specific agencies. Don’t forget to make a photocopy to take on your honeymoon! We felt comfortable and in the perfect hands for the most important part of our day! He is able to capture and hold the attention of the audience while telling the story of the bride and groom. The ceremony was delivered just like that of a fairy tale. He spoke not just words from a page, but from his heart when he performed our wedding ceremony. We were honored to have Reverend John Fliris join us as husband and wife. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/16/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!! At one point he told me when I get up there he will ask me how I was doing. If I said "good" or anything along those lines he would move on.. if I look like I was going to faint or not doing well he was going to pick on me to help me loosen up. It was very personal and worked with you to make your do exactly how you wanted it! It doesn't have to be religious or it could be all religion. He is there for you and he makes sure you know that! He also is great about working with you about a price. I will recommend him to all I know! Thank you Rev. John

Ron and Christina
6/16/2010
AMAZING!! At one point he told me when I get up there he will ask me how I was doing. If I said "good" or anything along Read more...
AMAZING!! At one point he told me when I get up there he will ask me how I was doing. If I said "good" or anything along those lines he would move on.. if I look like I was going to faint or not doing well he was going to pick on me to help me loosen up. It was very personal and worked with you to make your do exactly how you wanted it! It doesn't have to be religious or it could be all religion. He is there for you and he makes sure you know that! He also is great about working with you about a price. I will recommend him to all I know! Thank you Rev. John

Ron and Christina
6/16/2010 Read less
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cowgal01071
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend John did an amazing job!! He was so helpful and kind to us. He took the time to answer any questions that we had. We were so blessed that Reverend John was available on short notice. He did a great job explaining everything. Reverend John showed up extra early for the ceremony so that I wouldn't have to worry :) Reverend John did a great job at the ceremony keeping everything fun and enjoyable.
Thanks again Reverend John for everything!!
Reverend John did an amazing job!! He was so helpful and kind to us. He took the time to answer any questions that we had. Read more...
Reverend John did an amazing job!! He was so helpful and kind to us. He took the time to answer any questions that we had. We were so blessed that Reverend John was available on short notice. He did a great job explaining everything. Reverend John showed up extra early for the ceremony so that I wouldn't have to worry :) Reverend John did a great job at the ceremony keeping everything fun and enjoyable.
Thanks again Reverend John for everything!! Read less
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