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Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer

Southborough , MA
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LOCATION

11 Reservoir Drive
Southborough, MA 01772 US (map)

PHONE

508-481-7338

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ABOUT US

I am a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. My commission was issued as one of the Justices of the Peace for the Town of Southborough. This allows me to officiate... Read more
I am a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. My commission was issued as one of the Justices of the Peace for the Town of Southborough. This allows me to officiate for your special day anywhere within the Commonwealth. Since becoming a Justice of the Peace, I have been an active member of the Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, Inc. (www.mjpa.org) having served two terms as its President from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2011. I served on the Executive Board as an elected Director until June 30, 2015. Also, I served on the Executive Board as the Immediate Past President from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. Previously, I served as Secretary of the Executive Committee for 2 years. I am also an active member of the New England Wedding Professionals (http://www.newpweddings.com). At it's Annual Meeting, Sunday, 6/24/12, I was presented the Richard M. Percoco, Sr. Award by the Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, Inc. "FOR HIS OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE MJPA." Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
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, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding at Publick House and even though there was a little hiccup with the mic he never missed a beat. Mike was professional, kept everything moving and kept us laughing and happy. Our three children were part of the sand ceremony, Mike was great with them. Thank you so much for making our day the best it could be!
We had a beautiful wedding at Publick House and even though there was a little hiccup with the mic he never missed a beat. Read more...
We had a beautiful wedding at Publick House and even though there was a little hiccup with the mic he never missed a beat. Mike was professional, kept everything moving and kept us laughing and happy. Our three children were part of the sand ceremony, Mike was great with them. Thank you so much for making our day the best it could be! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Mike provided exactly what we were looking for. He brought a personality, professionalism and sense of humor that perfectly matched what we wanted. He gave us options when we told him what we were looking for and was willing to work with any changes we requested. Looking back on video from some of our friends, I laughed out loud at some things my stressed out bride missed in the moment. Thank you, Mike for being a part of our day!
Mike provided exactly what we were looking for. He brought a personality, professionalism and sense of humor that Read more...
Mike provided exactly what we were looking for. He brought a personality, professionalism and sense of humor that perfectly matched what we wanted. He gave us options when we told him what we were looking for and was willing to work with any changes we requested. Looking back on video from some of our friends, I laughed out loud at some things my stressed out bride missed in the moment. Thank you, Mike for being a part of our day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike was fantastic we could not have found a better JP to marry us. I definitely would recommend him
Mike was fantastic we could not have found a better JP to marry us. I definitely would recommend him
Mike was fantastic we could not have found a better JP to marry us. I definitely would recommend him Read less
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allyballyoop
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Mike did such an amazing job at our wedding! His hard work really showed in the months leading up to the big day as well. As first-timers, we didn't know anything about creating a ceremony, but Mike's experience as a JP proved very helpful. He provided guidance with what to include, what to avoid, etc. And his binder full of selections gave us great ideas in terms of wording and order of events. He even helped us understand when to get the marriage license, what to look out for, etc. The guests loved him and we did too!
Mike did such an amazing job at our wedding! His hard work really showed in the months leading up to the big day as well. Read more...
Mike did such an amazing job at our wedding! His hard work really showed in the months leading up to the big day as well. As first-timers, we didn't know anything about creating a ceremony, but Mike's experience as a JP proved very helpful. He provided guidance with what to include, what to avoid, etc. And his binder full of selections gave us great ideas in terms of wording and order of events. He even helped us understand when to get the marriage license, what to look out for, etc. The guests loved him and we did too! Read less
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eRnie
Wedding:
6/3/2016
5.0/5.0
THIS VENDOR WAS # 1 WITH THE WAYSIDE INN, AND THEY ARE RIGHT, mIKE WAS GREAT FROM THE FIRST CALL, AND VERY PROFESSIONAL, AND A GREAT PERSONALITY, YOU NEED TO USE MIKE, I GUARANTEE HIS SERVICES, YOU CAN CALL ME AT 508-965-9704...........ErNIE
THIS VENDOR WAS # 1 WITH THE WAYSIDE INN, AND THEY ARE RIGHT, mIKE WAS GREAT FROM THE FIRST CALL, AND VERY PROFESSIONAL, Read more...
THIS VENDOR WAS # 1 WITH THE WAYSIDE INN, AND THEY ARE RIGHT, mIKE WAS GREAT FROM THE FIRST CALL, AND VERY PROFESSIONAL, AND A GREAT PERSONALITY, YOU NEED TO USE MIKE, I GUARANTEE HIS SERVICES, YOU CAN CALL ME AT 508-965-9704...........ErNIE Read less
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Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the kind words Ernie. You are my 200th testimonial on WeddingWire and I really appreciate you and the other 199 couples who have been so kind and generous with their words and time to write a testimonial on my behalf. Each and every one means so much to me. I will endeavor to earn and honor your words for each and every couple. My best to your beautiful bride, Patricia! Sincerely, Mike
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike worked with us and our budget. He led our rehearsal and made sure every detail was perfect. I highly recommend him.
Mike worked with us and our budget. He led our rehearsal and made sure every detail was perfect. I highly recommend him.
Mike worked with us and our budget. He led our rehearsal and made sure every detail was perfect. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Douglas
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We found Mike from an on-line search and gleaned from the photos that he appeared to be flexible in his presentations and that his credentials pointed to his professionalism. We met with him and found him to be gracious and brought a depth of knowledge and ideas to what we may want included and excluded within the ceremony. We made some changes along the way that he took in stride. On our wedding day he was prompt and well prepared, and his delivery of the ceremony itself was relaxed, sincere, and sprinkled with humor to remind everyone that this was truly a fun and celebratory occasion. I encourage anyone, whether on their first or last marriage, whether looking for a professional who can guide that BIG wedding or who wishes a more intimate wedding among close friends, to strongly consider Mike as their officiant. He will help make your day - well YOUR day.
We found Mike from an on-line search and gleaned from the photos that he appeared to be flexible in his presentations and Read more...
We found Mike from an on-line search and gleaned from the photos that he appeared to be flexible in his presentations and that his credentials pointed to his professionalism. We met with him and found him to be gracious and brought a depth of knowledge and ideas to what we may want included and excluded within the ceremony. We made some changes along the way that he took in stride. On our wedding day he was prompt and well prepared, and his delivery of the ceremony itself was relaxed, sincere, and sprinkled with humor to remind everyone that this was truly a fun and celebratory occasion. I encourage anyone, whether on their first or last marriage, whether looking for a professional who can guide that BIG wedding or who wishes a more intimate wedding among close friends, to strongly consider Mike as their officiant. He will help make your day - well YOUR day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I ran into Mike at a wedding Expo in Boston and knew he would be a great officiant after a few minutes of conversation. He was very reliable and professional, always responsive and happy to answer even the little questions. My fiancé and I had no idea how to put together a wedding ceremony from scratch (since we have only been to religious ceremonies before) but Mike made it super easy to create a thoughtful and inspiring collection of readings. He will meet with you as often (or as little) as you like, and goes out of his way to make sure all the details are exactly as you would like them for ceremony. I would highly recommend him to anyone in MA looking for someone to officiate your wedding.
I ran into Mike at a wedding Expo in Boston and knew he would be a great officiant after a few minutes of conversation. He Read more...
I ran into Mike at a wedding Expo in Boston and knew he would be a great officiant after a few minutes of conversation. He was very reliable and professional, always responsive and happy to answer even the little questions. My fiancé and I had no idea how to put together a wedding ceremony from scratch (since we have only been to religious ceremonies before) but Mike made it super easy to create a thoughtful and inspiring collection of readings. He will meet with you as often (or as little) as you like, and goes out of his way to make sure all the details are exactly as you would like them for ceremony. I would highly recommend him to anyone in MA looking for someone to officiate your wedding. Read less
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Star
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Mike was incredibly professional and organized. He had a binder that allowed us to pick out exactly the type of wedding we wanted - including a large selection of readings for us to choose from. He was the first one there the day of the rehearsal and early for the wedding ceremony. During the ceremony he was professional but lighthearted. He was great. He helped to make an absolutely wonderful day a perfect day. Thank you very much Mike. I have no intention of being married again so I will not require your services in the future but I will happily and enthusiastically recommend you to anyone I know that's getting married.
Mike was incredibly professional and organized. He had a binder that allowed us to pick out exactly the type of wedding we Read more...
Mike was incredibly professional and organized. He had a binder that allowed us to pick out exactly the type of wedding we wanted - including a large selection of readings for us to choose from. He was the first one there the day of the rehearsal and early for the wedding ceremony. During the ceremony he was professional but lighthearted. He was great. He helped to make an absolutely wonderful day a perfect day. Thank you very much Mike. I have no intention of being married again so I will not require your services in the future but I will happily and enthusiastically recommend you to anyone I know that's getting married. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so pleased with our decision to hire Mike Backer to conduct our wedding ceremony. With Mike we were able to customize all components of our ceremony with ease, as he provided us with a large binder which included so many options for openings, remembrances, vows, readings, prayers, etc. We wrote our own vows but Mike framed them with beautiful words, which he clearly projected to the audience with passion and joy. He also proactively informed our photographer of his decision to step out of the frame of vision for our first kiss, and instructed myself and my husband to hold the kiss for X amount of time to ensure the photo is captured. He had the wedding party laughing at the rehearsal, and interacted with the audience the day of the wedding before the ceremony began which set a lovely tone. Our ceremony was beautiful and Mike was such a big part of it.
We are so pleased with our decision to hire Mike Backer to conduct our wedding ceremony. With Mike we were able to Read more...
We are so pleased with our decision to hire Mike Backer to conduct our wedding ceremony. With Mike we were able to customize all components of our ceremony with ease, as he provided us with a large binder which included so many options for openings, remembrances, vows, readings, prayers, etc. We wrote our own vows but Mike framed them with beautiful words, which he clearly projected to the audience with passion and joy. He also proactively informed our photographer of his decision to step out of the frame of vision for our first kiss, and instructed myself and my husband to hold the kiss for X amount of time to ensure the photo is captured. He had the wedding party laughing at the rehearsal, and interacted with the audience the day of the wedding before the ceremony began which set a lovely tone. Our ceremony was beautiful and Mike was such a big part of it. Read less
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