130x130 sq 1374008667595 2

Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer

Southborough , MA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

11 Reservoir Drive
Southborough, MA 01772 US (map)

PHONE

508-481-7338

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

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
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1264520819884 4
130x130 sq 1264520819571 2
130x130 sq 1419699394555 jimmy buffett concert
130x130 sq 1264520820555 7
130x130 sq 1264520821337 8
130x130 sq 1264520820571 6
130x130 sq 1419699318256 boston post office square
130x130 sq 1419699353010 sturbridge historic venue
130x130 sq 1264520819118 1
130x130 sq 1419699473367 woburn hotel venue

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
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, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto

REVIEWS

4.9
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike was professional, thorough and brought a great sense of humor to our event. He tailored our ceremony to meet and exceed our expectations. Our guests said the ceremony was fun and heartfelt and I credit Mike with making it just what we had envisioned. He helps you to create a ceremony to fit your exact needs. He helps you along at every step. I can't praise Mike enough, he was excellent.
Mike was professional, thorough and brought a great sense of humor to our event. He tailored our ceremony to meet and Read more...
Mike was professional, thorough and brought a great sense of humor to our event. He tailored our ceremony to meet and exceed our expectations. Our guests said the ceremony was fun and heartfelt and I credit Mike with making it just what we had envisioned. He helps you to create a ceremony to fit your exact needs. He helps you along at every step. I can't praise Mike enough, he was excellent. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Danielle
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we chose Mike Backer has our JP. First of all we planned our wedding in a very short amount of time (7 weeks) and he was very flexible and accommodating to that. The moment we met him we knew we made the right choice. During the rehearsal he was very thorough and made sure we all felt comfortable and answered questions anyone had. One reason we felt he was a great fit was his sense of humor! It definitely came into play to ease our nerves during the ceremony and got our audience laughing. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a JP who is very experienced, professional, and has a special gift to ease your nerves! Thank again for working with us Mike!
I am so happy we chose Mike Backer has our JP. First of all we planned our wedding in a very short amount of time (7 Read more...
I am so happy we chose Mike Backer has our JP. First of all we planned our wedding in a very short amount of time (7 weeks) and he was very flexible and accommodating to that. The moment we met him we knew we made the right choice. During the rehearsal he was very thorough and made sure we all felt comfortable and answered questions anyone had. One reason we felt he was a great fit was his sense of humor! It definitely came into play to ease our nerves during the ceremony and got our audience laughing. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a JP who is very experienced, professional, and has a special gift to ease your nerves! Thank again for working with us Mike! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Marissa
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about JP Mike. When we first got together to discuss our ceremony, we knew we had made a great decision. JP Mike is personable, punctual, reliable, and offered great insight in regards to constructing the ceremony we both envisioned. Since our wedding, so many people have approached us saying how great and funny our officiant was. I recommend JP Mike to any and everyone looking for a memorable and entertaining wedding ceremony!
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about JP Mike. When we first got together to discuss our ceremony, we knew Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about JP Mike. When we first got together to discuss our ceremony, we knew we had made a great decision. JP Mike is personable, punctual, reliable, and offered great insight in regards to constructing the ceremony we both envisioned. Since our wedding, so many people have approached us saying how great and funny our officiant was. I recommend JP Mike to any and everyone looking for a memorable and entertaining wedding ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Justice Mike is very exceptional with his knowledge and experience. He made us very much comfortable and made our wedding so beautiful at his residence. We made a right choice by contacting Mike for our wedding as an officiant. Thank you so much Mike.
Justice Mike is very exceptional with his knowledge and experience. He made us very much comfortable and made our wedding Read more...
Justice Mike is very exceptional with his knowledge and experience. He made us very much comfortable and made our wedding so beautiful at his residence. We made a right choice by contacting Mike for our wedding as an officiant. Thank you so much Mike. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Jeffrey
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Before our wedding date the minister that Adriana and I had chosen became ill and could not make it. We went to the Shrewsbury town clerk (where we got our marriage liscence) and received a list of 'JP's.' Because it was such short notice (4 days), the first four people we called said no. When we called Mike Backer, he said yes, and we met with him that night at his home. He was extremely welcoming, professional, and accomodating. He did a very good job officiating our wedding ceremony. We would highly recommend Justice of the Peace Mike Backer for anyone getting married.
Before our wedding date the minister that Adriana and I had chosen became ill and could not make it. We went to the Read more...
Before our wedding date the minister that Adriana and I had chosen became ill and could not make it. We went to the Shrewsbury town clerk (where we got our marriage liscence) and received a list of 'JP's.' Because it was such short notice (4 days), the first four people we called said no. When we called Mike Backer, he said yes, and we met with him that night at his home. He was extremely welcoming, professional, and accomodating. He did a very good job officiating our wedding ceremony. We would highly recommend Justice of the Peace Mike Backer for anyone getting married. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Shayna
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting with Mike we knew we wanted to have him officiate our wedding, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Mike was an amazing officiant and made us feel comfortable from the start. He is extremely professional, easygoing, knowledgeable, and accommodating, and he truly cared about helping us personalize our ceremony and make it our own. The binder he gave us to help craft our ceremony was so helpful, and he took the time to walk us through everything. Mike was also a great resource throughout the entire planning process and was always there to answer all my questions on everything from ring bearer pillows to the marriage license to writing our own vows. He also has a great sense of humor and really made everyone feel comfortable both at the rehearsal and on the wedding day! Our ceremony turned out exactly how we wanted and we continue to receive so many compliments on it -- and it is all thanks to him! If you need a JP for your wedding, we highly, highly recommend Mike!!
From our first meeting with Mike we knew we wanted to have him officiate our wedding, and we couldn’t have asked for a Read more...
From our first meeting with Mike we knew we wanted to have him officiate our wedding, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Mike was an amazing officiant and made us feel comfortable from the start. He is extremely professional, easygoing, knowledgeable, and accommodating, and he truly cared about helping us personalize our ceremony and make it our own. The binder he gave us to help craft our ceremony was so helpful, and he took the time to walk us through everything. Mike was also a great resource throughout the entire planning process and was always there to answer all my questions on everything from ring bearer pillows to the marriage license to writing our own vows. He also has a great sense of humor and really made everyone feel comfortable both at the rehearsal and on the wedding day! Our ceremony turned out exactly how we wanted and we continue to receive so many compliments on it -- and it is all thanks to him! If you need a JP for your wedding, we highly, highly recommend Mike!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Stephanie
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Michael was an amazing JP, adding so many recommended personal touches to our wedding ceremony from acknowledging my step son in the military, to a rose ceremony for our mothers, finishing with a wine ceremony blending both of our families. This really created a magical and memorable experience for Jim and I, and our family & friends. Michael was organized, professional, quick witted, and timely throughout the entire planning process, right up to and through our wedding ceremony. Family and friends are still commenting on how beautiful our ceremony was and what a great job Michael did as our JP. Receiving the sacrament of marriage is the most important part of any wedding in my opinion, and we hit a home run finding Michael as our vendor. I will recommend Michael to anyone that is looking for a JP in a heartbeat, and will guarantee they will not be disappointed.
Michael was an amazing JP, adding so many recommended personal touches to our wedding ceremony from acknowledging my step Read more...
Michael was an amazing JP, adding so many recommended personal touches to our wedding ceremony from acknowledging my step son in the military, to a rose ceremony for our mothers, finishing with a wine ceremony blending both of our families. This really created a magical and memorable experience for Jim and I, and our family & friends. Michael was organized, professional, quick witted, and timely throughout the entire planning process, right up to and through our wedding ceremony. Family and friends are still commenting on how beautiful our ceremony was and what a great job Michael did as our JP. Receiving the sacrament of marriage is the most important part of any wedding in my opinion, and we hit a home run finding Michael as our vendor. I will recommend Michael to anyone that is looking for a JP in a heartbeat, and will guarantee they will not be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Daniel
Wedding:
10/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was everything we could have wanted in our JP. He is professional, helpful, funny, and kind. From our first meeting he was always available and responsive via email to any questions we had. Several months before your wedding, Mike will provide a binder which includes a variety of original material which will serve as a guide for you to use to piece together the custom ceremony you want. There are at least about a dozen different options for each particular part of the ceremony, and Mike is always willing to help you edit his material or write your own to fit what you are looking for. We produced our ceremony over the course of 5 or 6 emails with Mike during which we made changes and edits and Mike responded quickly and with helpful suggestions each time. One area in which we were particularly thankful for Mike's work was the marriage license. He provided us with information about the necessary actions and deadlines throughout our process which really made us feel like we were on top of everything legally related. The binder Mike provides will also have plenty of info on the marriage license. The day of the wedding, Mike delivered our ceremony with the perfect balance of sincerity and humor. He also conducted the wedding rehearsal very professionally, answering any questions anyone may have had and demonstrating a veteran mastery of the practical matters during a ceremony, such as how quickly the party should enter, how to place your hands when applying the rings, and how and when he would step aside to be out of the way during photographs. We had many of our friends and family tell us that our ceremony was the best they had ever seen, including those of their own children! In short, if the knot allowed me to rate 6 stars I would, if you are getting married do yourself a favor and give JP Backer a call. You will be glad you did!
Mike Backer was everything we could have wanted in our JP. He is professional, helpful, funny, and kind. From our first Read more...
Mike Backer was everything we could have wanted in our JP. He is professional, helpful, funny, and kind. From our first meeting he was always available and responsive via email to any questions we had. Several months before your wedding, Mike will provide a binder which includes a variety of original material which will serve as a guide for you to use to piece together the custom ceremony you want. There are at least about a dozen different options for each particular part of the ceremony, and Mike is always willing to help you edit his material or write your own to fit what you are looking for. We produced our ceremony over the course of 5 or 6 emails with Mike during which we made changes and edits and Mike responded quickly and with helpful suggestions each time. One area in which we were particularly thankful for Mike's work was the marriage license. He provided us with information about the necessary actions and deadlines throughout our process which really made us feel like we were on top of everything legally related. The binder Mike provides will also have plenty of info on the marriage license. The day of the wedding, Mike delivered our ceremony with the perfect balance of sincerity and humor. He also conducted the wedding rehearsal very professionally, answering any questions anyone may have had and demonstrating a veteran mastery of the practical matters during a ceremony, such as how quickly the party should enter, how to place your hands when applying the rings, and how and when he would step aside to be out of the way during photographs. We had many of our friends and family tell us that our ceremony was the best they had ever seen, including those of their own children! In short, if the knot allowed me to rate 6 stars I would, if you are getting married do yourself a favor and give JP Backer a call. You will be glad you did! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was an amazing officiant! My husband and I met with him a couple months before the wedding and after our meeting we knew that he would be perfect for us! During the meeting he went over EVERYTHING that needed to be done. That includes everything up to the day of rehearsal, to the rehearsal, the day of the wedding. He left no gaps and every question he answered on the spot! The day of the wedding everyone loved him and thought he was hilarious but also very professional! We would highly recommend him!!!!
Mike Backer was an amazing officiant! My husband and I met with him a couple months before the wedding and after our Read more...
Mike Backer was an amazing officiant! My husband and I met with him a couple months before the wedding and after our meeting we knew that he would be perfect for us! During the meeting he went over EVERYTHING that needed to be done. That includes everything up to the day of rehearsal, to the rehearsal, the day of the wedding. He left no gaps and every question he answered on the spot! The day of the wedding everyone loved him and thought he was hilarious but also very professional! We would highly recommend him!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anne
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Loved loved loved our service with Mike. He is the nicest, most comfortable person to work with. He not only took the time to listen to what we wanted, but provided us with some additional resourced to assist us with what we wanted! He made our whole ceremony sweet and fun at the same time. He was attentive, on time, and professional. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a unique tailored wedding to fit your individual personality!
Loved loved loved our service with Mike. He is the nicest, most comfortable person to work with. He not only took the time Read more...
Loved loved loved our service with Mike. He is the nicest, most comfortable person to work with. He not only took the time to listen to what we wanted, but provided us with some additional resourced to assist us with what we wanted! He made our whole ceremony sweet and fun at the same time. He was attentive, on time, and professional. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a unique tailored wedding to fit your individual personality! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

MAP

 
11 Reservoir Drive, Southborough, MA 01772 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1374008667595 2