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Justice of the Peace Alan W. Ulrich

Reading , MA
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22 Bond St.
Reading, MA 01867 US (map)

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781-775-1824

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ABOUT US

I had been active in a number of community and church positions as well as working in a sales job. All of these roles gave me a great deal of interaction with people from all walks of... Read more
I had been active in a number of community and church positions as well as working in a sales job. All of these roles gave me a great deal of interaction with people from all walks of life. However, something was missing from all this. Something that would leave me with a sense of accomplishment and helping others in a joyous manner.
People often ask me why I chose to become a
Justice of the Peace. The answer is, quite simply, that it chose me.
My friend Bev had been a Justice of the Peace for several years and in fact, had officiated at my brothers’ wedding. Now if you knew Bev, you’d know that she is a remarkable woman: a woman of wit, intelligence, humor, and insight. I knew Bev had been on a quest of sorts for something that would offer her meaning and a chance to have a lasting influence on others’ lives. She seemed to find it as a Justice of the Peace. And so, when I began my own quest, Bev encouraged me in the same direction.

After some further prodding and encouragement by my wife Kathy, I applied for and received my commission as a Justice of the Peace. Immediately, I knew I had made the right choice. My first ceremony was a Renewal of Vows for a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary. What a thrill it was to be part of such a special and joyous occasion!

Since then, I have married couples in a variety of settings and conditions. About half of the weddings I officiate at are young couples being married for the first time, while the remainder are often couples being married for a second or third time. Many of these ceremonies involve children, which makes for an extra special ceremony as a new family is created from two.

So whether you’re being married for the first time or the fifth, whether you’re being married at a Country Club or the beach or a small intimate ceremony at home, I look forward to being part of your wedding on Your Special Day in Your Special Way. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
MA

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Lisa
Wedding:
12/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we chose Alan to be our officiant! After meeting with several other prospective JP's we were feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. We knew immediately when we met Alan that he was our guy! He was easy to talk to, friendly, and had such a nice way about him! He even provided us with a "cheat sheet" so that we could pick and choose everything in our ceremony without having to do all the legwork ourselves. He made the whole process so easy!
Alan did a beautiful job officiating our wedding! We are very pleased with how everything went and highly recommend him!
We are so glad we chose Alan to be our officiant! After meeting with several other prospective JP's we were feeling Read more...
We are so glad we chose Alan to be our officiant! After meeting with several other prospective JP's we were feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. We knew immediately when we met Alan that he was our guy! He was easy to talk to, friendly, and had such a nice way about him! He even provided us with a "cheat sheet" so that we could pick and choose everything in our ceremony without having to do all the legwork ourselves. He made the whole process so easy!
Alan did a beautiful job officiating our wedding! We are very pleased with how everything went and highly recommend him! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/6/2016
5.0/5.0
My now husband & I booked Alan for our wedding in November. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! Alan was kind, professional and exceeding flexible with my odd hour work schedule. In addition, Alan also provided my short & sweet ceremony with an ancient hand fasting ritual, which I requested, being a Scottish bride.

Alan made our ceremony memorable, he has such a beautiful personality... it felt as though we had known him for years, like a long time friend of the family was conducting our wedding. It was also good luck that Alan & our other vendors knew each other... which, we didn't even know until the day of!

I cannot say enough good things about Alan, he was just simply the best. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
My now husband & I booked Alan for our wedding in November. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! Alan was kind, Read more...
My now husband & I booked Alan for our wedding in November. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! Alan was kind, professional and exceeding flexible with my odd hour work schedule. In addition, Alan also provided my short & sweet ceremony with an ancient hand fasting ritual, which I requested, being a Scottish bride.

Alan made our ceremony memorable, he has such a beautiful personality... it felt as though we had known him for years, like a long time friend of the family was conducting our wedding. It was also good luck that Alan & our other vendors knew each other... which, we didn't even know until the day of!

I cannot say enough good things about Alan, he was just simply the best. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
It was an immense pleasure meeting Alan Ulrich. His professionalism and hard work is outstanding. I have no words to describe how thankful we are with our ceremony. In the first meeting we had with Alan he explained us so detailed every step of our ceremony and all the details of the paper work we had to complete. During the rehearsal he managed to organize every single member of our wedding party and their roles. In the ceremony he was so on point with our vows, poems, and dedications and everything was so perfecty done and beautiful. Thank you!! : ) Sabrina & Shaun Butler
It was an immense pleasure meeting Alan Ulrich. His professionalism and hard work is outstanding. I have no words to Read more...
It was an immense pleasure meeting Alan Ulrich. His professionalism and hard work is outstanding. I have no words to describe how thankful we are with our ceremony. In the first meeting we had with Alan he explained us so detailed every step of our ceremony and all the details of the paper work we had to complete. During the rehearsal he managed to organize every single member of our wedding party and their roles. In the ceremony he was so on point with our vows, poems, and dedications and everything was so perfecty done and beautiful. Thank you!! : ) Sabrina & Shaun Butler Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Alan was great from the first meeting straight through the ceremony. He was so easy to work with, explained everything in perfect detail and had so many options for us to have a personalized ceremony. We received so many complements on the ceremony and how Alan delivered it. It was perfect!
Alan was great from the first meeting straight through the ceremony. He was so easy to work with, explained everything in Read more...
Alan was great from the first meeting straight through the ceremony. He was so easy to work with, explained everything in perfect detail and had so many options for us to have a personalized ceremony. We received so many complements on the ceremony and how Alan delivered it. It was perfect! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Alan officiated our wedding this past October, and we couldn't have been more thrilled. Truth be told, a family friend was supposed to do the job but didn't end up working out, so we didn't contact Alan until about two months before the big day. I was a ball of nerves at this point, but meeting Alan and seeing how calm, experienced, and professional he was completely alleviated all of my fears! Alan helped us totally customize our ceremony (he even found the perfect wording for the 'craft beer drinking portion'...using beer as a metaphor for marriage!); gave us feedback on our vows to make sure they were about the same tone and length; and gave us tips and tricks for applying for the marriage license and how to request copies of the certificate. And that's all before the actual day! Alan had officiated at our venue (the Willowdale Estate) many times before, and was very knowledgeable about the layout, flow, and timing. He was a whiz at wrangling our families and bridal party, had backup copies of every reading and vow, and put everyone at ease. Best of all, he has an incredible sense of humor and had everyone laughing at all the right moments. We had SO many compliments from our guests about the ceremony portion of the wedding! Alan, we can't thank you enough!!
Alan officiated our wedding this past October, and we couldn't have been more thrilled. Truth be told, a family friend was Read more...
Alan officiated our wedding this past October, and we couldn't have been more thrilled. Truth be told, a family friend was supposed to do the job but didn't end up working out, so we didn't contact Alan until about two months before the big day. I was a ball of nerves at this point, but meeting Alan and seeing how calm, experienced, and professional he was completely alleviated all of my fears! Alan helped us totally customize our ceremony (he even found the perfect wording for the 'craft beer drinking portion'...using beer as a metaphor for marriage!); gave us feedback on our vows to make sure they were about the same tone and length; and gave us tips and tricks for applying for the marriage license and how to request copies of the certificate. And that's all before the actual day! Alan had officiated at our venue (the Willowdale Estate) many times before, and was very knowledgeable about the layout, flow, and timing. He was a whiz at wrangling our families and bridal party, had backup copies of every reading and vow, and put everyone at ease. Best of all, he has an incredible sense of humor and had everyone laughing at all the right moments. We had SO many compliments from our guests about the ceremony portion of the wedding! Alan, we can't thank you enough!! Read less
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Brenna
Wedding:
9/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We recommend Alan as your JP for your wedding unreservedly. We enjoyed working with him to help us put together our wedding ceremony program. Many of our guests commented on how great a wedding officiant he was. We found him to be a joy to work with.
We recommend Alan as your JP for your wedding unreservedly. We enjoyed working with him to help us put together our Read more...
We recommend Alan as your JP for your wedding unreservedly. We enjoyed working with him to help us put together our wedding ceremony program. Many of our guests commented on how great a wedding officiant he was. We found him to be a joy to work with. Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Alan provided an excellent alternative to getting married in the church. It was very important to our parents that we had a religious ceremony, which Alan was able to provide for us. He was very responsive to emails and quickly completed our marriage licence. We would highly recommend Alan!
Alan provided an excellent alternative to getting married in the church. It was very important to our parents that we had Read more...
Alan provided an excellent alternative to getting married in the church. It was very important to our parents that we had a religious ceremony, which Alan was able to provide for us. He was very responsive to emails and quickly completed our marriage licence. We would highly recommend Alan! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose Alan to be our JP. He was extremely helpful with planning our ceremony. He guided us and gave us so many options for things to incorporate into our ceremony to really make it something that represented us. He even offered us guidance on all the paperwork and legal issues of obtaining a license and what to do after your married. He helped to make our wedding day truly memorable.
We are so happy we chose Alan to be our JP. He was extremely helpful with planning our ceremony. He guided us and gave us Read more...
We are so happy we chose Alan to be our JP. He was extremely helpful with planning our ceremony. He guided us and gave us so many options for things to incorporate into our ceremony to really make it something that represented us. He even offered us guidance on all the paperwork and legal issues of obtaining a license and what to do after your married. He helped to make our wedding day truly memorable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
After much searching for an oficiant who would be sensitive and open minded I chose Alan to be the oficiant for my marriage. I made a great choice! He understood and respected my unique needs and even went above and beyond by offering me and my husband the option of marrying at his own home. He was always prompt in responding to my inquiries and best of all he made the whole experience a pleasant and joyful one. We eventually tied the knot in November of 2015. I would definitely recommend Alan to any of my friends and family!
After much searching for an oficiant who would be sensitive and open minded I chose Alan to be the oficiant for my Read more...
After much searching for an oficiant who would be sensitive and open minded I chose Alan to be the oficiant for my marriage. I made a great choice! He understood and respected my unique needs and even went above and beyond by offering me and my husband the option of marrying at his own home. He was always prompt in responding to my inquiries and best of all he made the whole experience a pleasant and joyful one. We eventually tied the knot in November of 2015. I would definitely recommend Alan to any of my friends and family! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Alan Ulrich is THE best officiant in the business. My husband and I originally wanted a Catholic church ceremony but once we had started the process, we decided it just wasn’t for us. We had attended a wedding four years prior which Alan officiated and we knew we had to have him for our ceremony. Upon meeting him, you will immediately get this warm feeling like you’ve known him forever. I promise he will bring that same warmth and joy to your ceremony.

In our initial meeting with Alan which he hosts in his own home, he set all of our anxiety at ease. He explains everything even the marriage certificate process. He offers several ideas for your ceremony but ultimately, he makes it easy for you to create your own ceremony with very personal touches.

I am being very honest when I say… we had several people come to us after our wedding with rave reviews about how touched they were by our ceremony. My Dad told us later that a friend of his broke down crying and said he had never seen a ceremony like ours before. My cousin ended up booking Alan for her wedding which was another absolutely beautiful ceremony!

Alan is so friendly, warm, charismatic, cheerful, funny, loving… I could go on and on.

I haven’t even mentioned that his rate is extremely reasonable and worth every cent!

Please just stop reading this and book him IMMEDIATELY!

Thank you, Alan for giving us the wedding of our dreams!!
Alan Ulrich is THE best officiant in the business. My husband and I originally wanted a Catholic church ceremony but once Read more...
Alan Ulrich is THE best officiant in the business. My husband and I originally wanted a Catholic church ceremony but once we had started the process, we decided it just wasn’t for us. We had attended a wedding four years prior which Alan officiated and we knew we had to have him for our ceremony. Upon meeting him, you will immediately get this warm feeling like you’ve known him forever. I promise he will bring that same warmth and joy to your ceremony.

In our initial meeting with Alan which he hosts in his own home, he set all of our anxiety at ease. He explains everything even the marriage certificate process. He offers several ideas for your ceremony but ultimately, he makes it easy for you to create your own ceremony with very personal touches.

I am being very honest when I say… we had several people come to us after our wedding with rave reviews about how touched they were by our ceremony. My Dad told us later that a friend of his broke down crying and said he had never seen a ceremony like ours before. My cousin ended up booking Alan for her wedding which was another absolutely beautiful ceremony!

Alan is so friendly, warm, charismatic, cheerful, funny, loving… I could go on and on.

I haven’t even mentioned that his rate is extremely reasonable and worth every cent!

Please just stop reading this and book him IMMEDIATELY!

Thank you, Alan for giving us the wedding of our dreams!! Read less
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