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Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer

Southborough , MA
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LOCATION

11 Reservoir Drive
Southborough, MA US 01772 (map)

PHONE

508-481-7338

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ABOUT US

I am a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Town of Southborough. Since becoming a Justice of the Peace, I have been an active member of the Massachusetts... Read more
I am a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Town of Southborough. 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). I have served as its President from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2011. I currently serve on the Executive Board as an elected Director until June 30, 2015. Most recently 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 officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely... Yes!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I almost always wear my black robes over a dark (black) suit. Some couples prefer that I just wear a suit while others request I where something to go with the theme of their wedding, e.g. a tropical shirt for a wedding in the parking lot prior to a Jimmy Buffet concert.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, and is most often requested by couples. I pride myself on working with couples to customize their ceremonies.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes! After all, "it's their ceremony".
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Couples are allowed to select their own readings either from me or give me what they have selected/found.
How long are your ceremonies?
No set time. Length of ceremonies vary by couple depending upon the processional and recessional make up.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, I do not.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes I do. Depending on the venue, I will either conduct the rehearsal and/or work very closely with the venue staff to ensure their processes and procedures are followed.
Do you supply a sound system?
I have my own sound system which allows guests to hear what I am saying during the ceremony, which is usually most of it. Sometimes couples will use my set up to play their processional and recessional music, when they have no DJ or live music.

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike did such a great job officiating my renewal of vows! We have been in contact for a year in preparation as he is very quick to return your inquiries. I would absolutely recommend him.
Mike did such a great job officiating my renewal of vows! We have been in contact for a year in preparation as he is very Read more...
Mike did such a great job officiating my renewal of vows! We have been in contact for a year in preparation as he is very quick to return your inquiries. I would absolutely recommend him. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
JP Mike Backer was just the right person for the job for our wedding! My husbands family is Jewish and mine is Protestant, though neither him or myself practice a faith. Mike was able to create a beautiful ceremony that friends and family have given only great reviews, plus both my husband and I were very happy with everything!!
Thanks Mike, we loved it all!
JP Mike Backer was just the right person for the job for our wedding! My husbands family is Jewish and mine is Protestant, Read more...
JP Mike Backer was just the right person for the job for our wedding! My husbands family is Jewish and mine is Protestant, though neither him or myself practice a faith. Mike was able to create a beautiful ceremony that friends and family have given only great reviews, plus both my husband and I were very happy with everything!!
Thanks Mike, we loved it all! Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer did an amazing job as the officiant of our wedding! He is clearly experienced and adds uniqueness and a touch of humor to the ceremony. Mike was easy to work with and always easy to get in touch with. Mike kept us calm and made the process for us comfortable. We got so many compliments about our Justice of the Peace and and we could not be happier with our decision to have Mike officiate our wedding. Thank you!!
Mike Backer did an amazing job as the officiant of our wedding! He is clearly experienced and adds uniqueness and a touch Read more...
Mike Backer did an amazing job as the officiant of our wedding! He is clearly experienced and adds uniqueness and a touch of humor to the ceremony. Mike was easy to work with and always easy to get in touch with. Mike kept us calm and made the process for us comfortable. We got so many compliments about our Justice of the Peace and and we could not be happier with our decision to have Mike officiate our wedding. Thank you!! Read less
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Becky & Jeff
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
JP Mike was such a wonderful addition to our ceremony. From the moment that we met him in his home, he was welcoming, straight-forward and open to anything we wanted to suggest to make the ceremony truly ours. He offers a binder to help with the process, and it sure made everything easier! Each section of the ceremony is broken down into different sections, and each section offers multiple suggestions. And, of course, he welcomes your own additions. During the rehearsal JP Mike was friendly and engaging with our family and friends. He put everyone at ease. During the ceremony he was funny and his warmth really stood out. We had many compliments on his ceremony.
JP Mike was such a wonderful addition to our ceremony. From the moment that we met him in his home, he was welcoming, Read more...
JP Mike was such a wonderful addition to our ceremony. From the moment that we met him in his home, he was welcoming, straight-forward and open to anything we wanted to suggest to make the ceremony truly ours. He offers a binder to help with the process, and it sure made everything easier! Each section of the ceremony is broken down into different sections, and each section offers multiple suggestions. And, of course, he welcomes your own additions. During the rehearsal JP Mike was friendly and engaging with our family and friends. He put everyone at ease. During the ceremony he was funny and his warmth really stood out. We had many compliments on his ceremony. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was simply great. Professional, warm, kind, organized. If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. He allows for anything from you writing the show or options from a binder if you want the work done for you Would recommend Mike to anyone in need of a great JP!!
Mike was simply great. Professional, warm, kind, organized. If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. He Read more...
Mike was simply great. Professional, warm, kind, organized. If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. He allows for anything from you writing the show or options from a binder if you want the work done for you Would recommend Mike to anyone in need of a great JP!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was a phenomenal officiant. At our first meeting he was very informative about the entire wedding process. He reviewed things such as how to obtain a wedding license, the general flow of a wedding, and gave us "THE BOOK." The book, made by the JP himself, contained basically every introduction, poem, prayer,and vow you could ever dream of. It was clear, very organized, and basically made organizing the content of the ceremony a complete breeze. Over the months prior to the wedding Mike kept in touch, answered emails promptly and professionally and was an excellent resource. On the big day Mike came through with flying colors. He gave my husband and I exactly what we wanted and more. I had family and friends come up to me after and ask me if he was a close family friend (which he is not), that is how well he captured the essence of what we wanted this wedding to be! I couldn't be more thankful to have Mike Backer as a JP and I would recommend him to anyone!
Mike Backer was a phenomenal officiant. At our first meeting he was very informative about the entire wedding process. He Read more...
Mike Backer was a phenomenal officiant. At our first meeting he was very informative about the entire wedding process. He reviewed things such as how to obtain a wedding license, the general flow of a wedding, and gave us "THE BOOK." The book, made by the JP himself, contained basically every introduction, poem, prayer,and vow you could ever dream of. It was clear, very organized, and basically made organizing the content of the ceremony a complete breeze. Over the months prior to the wedding Mike kept in touch, answered emails promptly and professionally and was an excellent resource. On the big day Mike came through with flying colors. He gave my husband and I exactly what we wanted and more. I had family and friends come up to me after and ask me if he was a close family friend (which he is not), that is how well he captured the essence of what we wanted this wedding to be! I couldn't be more thankful to have Mike Backer as a JP and I would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a last minute cancellation and were referred to Mike Backer to be the Officiant of our wedding ceremony(3 days before the big day). Looking back on the event it was one of the best things that could have happened, friends and family are still raving about the job he did with the ceremony. Even though we met him for the first time right beforehand, people were commenting that it seemed as though he was a life long friend.

Mike was responsive, flexible and couldn't have done a better job! We highly recommend working with him.
We had a last minute cancellation and were referred to Mike Backer to be the Officiant of our wedding ceremony(3 days Read more...
We had a last minute cancellation and were referred to Mike Backer to be the Officiant of our wedding ceremony(3 days before the big day). Looking back on the event it was one of the best things that could have happened, friends and family are still raving about the job he did with the ceremony. Even though we met him for the first time right beforehand, people were commenting that it seemed as though he was a life long friend.

Mike was responsive, flexible and couldn't have done a better job! We highly recommend working with him. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike worked with us so that we were able to have exactly the kind of wedding we wanted. Since we're "older" we did not want the whole white wedding thing, we had each done that before and wanted a more inclusive wedding including our children and grandchildren.
I've known Mike since college and chose him as I knew him to be well able to handle any situation with grace and class.
Mike worked with us so that we were able to have exactly the kind of wedding we wanted. Since we're "older" we did not Read more...
Mike worked with us so that we were able to have exactly the kind of wedding we wanted. Since we're "older" we did not want the whole white wedding thing, we had each done that before and wanted a more inclusive wedding including our children and grandchildren.
I've known Mike since college and chose him as I knew him to be well able to handle any situation with grace and class. Read less
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carla
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was very helpful through out the process from our first meeting to our last. The ceremony was perfect, he put his own spin on it and made it funny yet memorable and sentimental. We couldn't have picked a better Justice of the Peace for our special day.
Mike was very helpful through out the process from our first meeting to our last. The ceremony was perfect, he put his own Read more...
Mike was very helpful through out the process from our first meeting to our last. The ceremony was perfect, he put his own spin on it and made it funny yet memorable and sentimental. We couldn't have picked a better Justice of the Peace for our special day. Read less
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Derek
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Can't express enough how instrumental Mr. Backer was making our wedding wonderful. Even out of state before our Big Day, Mr. Backer was in constant communication with us, making sure everything detail was addressed with impeccable professionalism and genuine optimism. Regards, Derek and Jessica Robinson
Can't express enough how instrumental Mr. Backer was making our wedding wonderful. Even out of state before our Big Day, Read more...
Can't express enough how instrumental Mr. Backer was making our wedding wonderful. Even out of state before our Big Day, Mr. Backer was in constant communication with us, making sure everything detail was addressed with impeccable professionalism and genuine optimism. Regards, Derek and Jessica Robinson Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
6/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was great to work with. From our first meeting with him at his house through the planning process, he was extremely responsive to all requests. He was able to set the mood for what was a wonderful ceremony and reception. His playful demeanor worked perfectly for the crowd and ceremony. Through the rehearsal to the day of, Mike was extremely flexible with any last minute changes and made sure the day was about us. Without a hesitation we would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a Justice of the Peace.
Mike was great to work with. From our first meeting with him at his house through the planning process, he was extremely Read more...
Mike was great to work with. From our first meeting with him at his house through the planning process, he was extremely responsive to all requests. He was able to set the mood for what was a wonderful ceremony and reception. His playful demeanor worked perfectly for the crowd and ceremony. Through the rehearsal to the day of, Mike was extremely flexible with any last minute changes and made sure the day was about us. Without a hesitation we would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a Justice of the Peace. Read less
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KSmall to be
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was fantastic, his easygoing, professional, yet humorous style - where we might have been clueless or nervous- was just great. It was clearly all about whatever we wanted in a ceremony, he would make happen. The planning reference book he provides makes it easy to choose selections, he was always available by phone or email if you have questions. Mike was a pleasure to work with and we loved the ceremony he helped us create. We highly recommend Justice Mike Backer. Thank you, Mike!
Mike was fantastic, his easygoing, professional, yet humorous style - where we might have been clueless or nervous- was Read more...
Mike was fantastic, his easygoing, professional, yet humorous style - where we might have been clueless or nervous- was just great. It was clearly all about whatever we wanted in a ceremony, he would make happen. The planning reference book he provides makes it easy to choose selections, he was always available by phone or email if you have questions. Mike was a pleasure to work with and we loved the ceremony he helped us create. We highly recommend Justice Mike Backer. Thank you, Mike! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
As soon as I met Mike, I knew his light hearted, humorous style would compliment well the seriousness of the vows we were taking that day. Mike is very easy to talk to, flexible when scheduling in person meetings and very easy to reach by phone/email if you have any questions about anything at all. He provided materials that made it easy to pick and customize our vows, and was essential in planning our perfect day. We are very happy to have found him and are very pleased with his services!
As soon as I met Mike, I knew his light hearted, humorous style would compliment well the seriousness of the vows we were Read more...
As soon as I met Mike, I knew his light hearted, humorous style would compliment well the seriousness of the vows we were taking that day. Mike is very easy to talk to, flexible when scheduling in person meetings and very easy to reach by phone/email if you have any questions about anything at all. He provided materials that made it easy to pick and customize our vows, and was essential in planning our perfect day. We are very happy to have found him and are very pleased with his services! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was great to work with, he gave us a binder of suggestions/ideas which was very helpful. When we met him he explained the flow of the ceremony and was very open to personalizing it the way we wanted to. Our guests commented that he made them laugh and cry at the same time.
Mike was great to work with, he gave us a binder of suggestions/ideas which was very helpful. When we met him he explained Read more...
Mike was great to work with, he gave us a binder of suggestions/ideas which was very helpful. When we met him he explained the flow of the ceremony and was very open to personalizing it the way we wanted to. Our guests commented that he made them laugh and cry at the same time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was the perfect wedding officiant! He was easy to work with from our first meeting- very friendly and professional with a good sense of humor. He was always easy to get in touch with and responded to any questions we had right away. He provided us with helpful information about all the paperwork necessary for marriage and also with lots of great ideas regarding how to structure the ceremony and what to include. Even when things got stressful during the wedding planning, Mike made us feel completely confident that he had everything for our ceremony under control. He performed a great ceremony for us, allowing us to design it ourselves but offering help as needed, and performing it with professionalism but also plenty of warmth and humor, which made it very enjoyable for us and our guests.
Mike Backer was the perfect wedding officiant! He was easy to work with from our first meeting- very friendly and Read more...
Mike Backer was the perfect wedding officiant! He was easy to work with from our first meeting- very friendly and professional with a good sense of humor. He was always easy to get in touch with and responded to any questions we had right away. He provided us with helpful information about all the paperwork necessary for marriage and also with lots of great ideas regarding how to structure the ceremony and what to include. Even when things got stressful during the wedding planning, Mike made us feel completely confident that he had everything for our ceremony under control. He performed a great ceremony for us, allowing us to design it ourselves but offering help as needed, and performing it with professionalism but also plenty of warmth and humor, which made it very enjoyable for us and our guests. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Justice Backer was the perfect blend of sentimental, funny, meaningful and professional as the officiant for our wedding last month! He made us feel comfortable the whole way through the process; from planning to the rehearsal to the actual "I dos." My husband and I are not religious people and did not incorporate religion into our ceremony, but were getting married in front of a largely religious crowd of guests. However, with Mike's help, we were able to create a meaningful and emotional ceremony, with some laughter here and there, that blew our guests away. A month later, our parents are still getting emails about how poignant and perfect the ceremony was. And, Justice Backer was great about keeping us on schedule and reminding us of what needed to be done in the planning stages when we were in the midst the craziness of so many deadlines from all of our vendors. We couldn't have been more pleased with our decision for Justice Backer to marry us! Thank you for making our day one we will remember forever... and for all of the right reasons!
Justice Backer was the perfect blend of sentimental, funny, meaningful and professional as the officiant for our wedding Read more...
Justice Backer was the perfect blend of sentimental, funny, meaningful and professional as the officiant for our wedding last month! He made us feel comfortable the whole way through the process; from planning to the rehearsal to the actual "I dos." My husband and I are not religious people and did not incorporate religion into our ceremony, but were getting married in front of a largely religious crowd of guests. However, with Mike's help, we were able to create a meaningful and emotional ceremony, with some laughter here and there, that blew our guests away. A month later, our parents are still getting emails about how poignant and perfect the ceremony was. And, Justice Backer was great about keeping us on schedule and reminding us of what needed to be done in the planning stages when we were in the midst the craziness of so many deadlines from all of our vendors. We couldn't have been more pleased with our decision for Justice Backer to marry us! Thank you for making our day one we will remember forever... and for all of the right reasons! Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
5/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Quick responses to emails , always there to answer questions. Overall great job, would reccomend to anyone .
Quick responses to emails , always there to answer questions. Overall great job, would reccomend to anyone .
Quick responses to emails , always there to answer questions. Overall great job, would reccomend to anyone . Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was a fantastic officiant!
Mike was a fantastic officiant!
Mike was a fantastic officiant! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue we chose to be married at recommended Mike to us. We could not have been more pleased with the entire process and ceremony. Mike was so helpful to us, made sure we understood the process well in advance, and made us feel comfortable with what can be a stressful and anxiety filled event. Mike also has this amazingly helpful binder that helped us to organize our thougts and we could contact him at anytime with questions. We highly recommend Mike Backer as an officiant for any occasion.
The venue we chose to be married at recommended Mike to us. We could not have been more pleased with the entire process Read more...
The venue we chose to be married at recommended Mike to us. We could not have been more pleased with the entire process and ceremony. Mike was so helpful to us, made sure we understood the process well in advance, and made us feel comfortable with what can be a stressful and anxiety filled event. Mike also has this amazingly helpful binder that helped us to organize our thougts and we could contact him at anytime with questions. We highly recommend Mike Backer as an officiant for any occasion. Read less
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Lori and Dan
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful. At our first meeting he made sure we both understood everything that needed to happen and when it needed to be done. He gave us the opportunity to personalize our ceremony so it was not just cookie cutter but reflected our marriage. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a jp.
Mike was wonderful. At our first meeting he made sure we both understood everything that needed to happen and when it Read more...
Mike was wonderful. At our first meeting he made sure we both understood everything that needed to happen and when it needed to be done. He gave us the opportunity to personalize our ceremony so it was not just cookie cutter but reflected our marriage. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a jp. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Great to work with. Gave a beautiful and memorable ceremony that friends and family are still talking about.
Great to work with. Gave a beautiful and memorable ceremony that friends and family are still talking about.
Great to work with. Gave a beautiful and memorable ceremony that friends and family are still talking about. Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
1/25/2014
4.9/5.0
This was the second marriage for both of us and we both had already done the big wedding with all of the family, friends, etc... and wanted to keep things small and simple this time around. We were looking for someone who could help direct us and sort of put our ideas down on paper. After meeting with Mike it was quite clear that he was our guy. Mike welcomed both of us into his home for our initial meeting gave us several ideas how to make our wedding special. After the meeting we were able to put together ceremony that was absolutely perfect that included us and our children.

On the day of the wedding, Mike brought just the right amount of humor, love, and professionalism to the ceremony. He helped to make our day very special for all and left us with a great memory for us and our children. My wife and I could not have been more satisfied.
This was the second marriage for both of us and we both had already done the big wedding with all of the family, friends, Read more...
This was the second marriage for both of us and we both had already done the big wedding with all of the family, friends, etc... and wanted to keep things small and simple this time around. We were looking for someone who could help direct us and sort of put our ideas down on paper. After meeting with Mike it was quite clear that he was our guy. Mike welcomed both of us into his home for our initial meeting gave us several ideas how to make our wedding special. After the meeting we were able to put together ceremony that was absolutely perfect that included us and our children.

On the day of the wedding, Mike brought just the right amount of humor, love, and professionalism to the ceremony. He helped to make our day very special for all and left us with a great memory for us and our children. My wife and I could not have been more satisfied. Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I am not a hard woman to please, but my mother is. After our ceremony she had nothing but the most wonderful things to say about JP Backer. She wasn't the only one either. So many of my guests came to me throughout the reception to share how lovely and warm the ceremony was, and how Mike's humor added a lightheartedness to the event. He made me and my now husband at ease. He cracked a few jokes. Made all my guests laugh and cry (ok maybe not all….but a lot of them).

The entire time working with Mike was wonderful. He gave great suggestions, had a wonderful array of material, and he made the whole process seem so personalized. His personality is fantastic! I cannot recommend him enough!!
I am not a hard woman to please, but my mother is. After our ceremony she had nothing but the most wonderful things to say Read more...
I am not a hard woman to please, but my mother is. After our ceremony she had nothing but the most wonderful things to say about JP Backer. She wasn't the only one either. So many of my guests came to me throughout the reception to share how lovely and warm the ceremony was, and how Mike's humor added a lightheartedness to the event. He made me and my now husband at ease. He cracked a few jokes. Made all my guests laugh and cry (ok maybe not all….but a lot of them).

The entire time working with Mike was wonderful. He gave great suggestions, had a wonderful array of material, and he made the whole process seem so personalized. His personality is fantastic! I cannot recommend him enough!! Read less
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Bill and Beth
Wedding:
1/1/2014
5.0/5.0
JP Michael Backer helped to make our ceremony a wonderful experience. He was absolutely delightful and performed our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it. We couldn't of wished for anything more. We were just thrilled with the way our Wedding turned out. We highly recommend Justice of the Peace Michael Backer.
JP Michael Backer helped to make our ceremony a wonderful experience. He was absolutely delightful and performed our Read more...
JP Michael Backer helped to make our ceremony a wonderful experience. He was absolutely delightful and performed our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it. We couldn't of wished for anything more. We were just thrilled with the way our Wedding turned out. We highly recommend Justice of the Peace Michael Backer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Extremely professional and dependable. Drove in a snow storm to the wedding. Very accommodating.
Extremely professional and dependable. Drove in a snow storm to the wedding. Very accommodating.
Extremely professional and dependable. Drove in a snow storm to the wedding. Very accommodating. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
He did an excellent job, the ceremony was light, personalized, and special. We couldn't have asked for a better JP.
He did an excellent job, the ceremony was light, personalized, and special. We couldn't have asked for a better JP.
He did an excellent job, the ceremony was light, personalized, and special. We couldn't have asked for a better JP. Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.5/5.0
Mike was wonderful as our wedding officiant! Such a nice guy, and he made us feel comfortable throughout the process. He has a great personality for this kind of thing, and was able to make jokes where needed, and carry the mood and command a presence that made our ceremony really special. He was also very kind about reading the crazy script I had written. He has a great selection of suggestions for readings and script options, but in the end was really emphatic about it being about what we wanted, which we really appreciated. We didn't have to worry about him showing up or being on time, or any of the little things-- he truly did a great job, and we owe him many thanks!
Mike was wonderful as our wedding officiant! Such a nice guy, and he made us feel comfortable throughout the process. He Read more...
Mike was wonderful as our wedding officiant! Such a nice guy, and he made us feel comfortable throughout the process. He has a great personality for this kind of thing, and was able to make jokes where needed, and carry the mood and command a presence that made our ceremony really special. He was also very kind about reading the crazy script I had written. He has a great selection of suggestions for readings and script options, but in the end was really emphatic about it being about what we wanted, which we really appreciated. We didn't have to worry about him showing up or being on time, or any of the little things-- he truly did a great job, and we owe him many thanks! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Finding JP Backer was a dream come true. He was so down to earth, and totally got what we were looking for. He helped us plan our entire ceremony – making the experience a beautiful collaboration. When we first met, we met at his home, and I just knew he was the one meant to marry us.
On the big day, he kept us calm and made us laugh. It was like having a friend standing by our side. There are so many options for officiants out there, but JP Backer is the best, hands down.
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Finding JP Backer was a dream come true. He was so down to earth, and totally got what we were looking for. He helped us plan our entire ceremony – making the experience a beautiful collaboration. When we first met, we met at his home, and I just knew he was the one meant to marry us.
On the big day, he kept us calm and made us laugh. It was like having a friend standing by our side. There are so many options for officiants out there, but JP Backer is the best, hands down. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
There is no need to call anyone and stop your search for your officiant! Why? Mike Backer is phenomenal!!

Our wedding was two (2) months ago and all our family/friends we have seen during the holidays STILL talk about Mike... Yes, about the JP!! He was that amazing!!! He interacted with the guests perfectly, had them all laughing and smiling! The service was beautiful, short and delivered with such professionalism. Absolutely perfect!!!!

Without hesitation, call Mike to be your officiant and you will not be disappointed!!!
There is no need to call anyone and stop your search for your officiant! Why? Mike Backer is phenomenal!!

Our Read more...
There is no need to call anyone and stop your search for your officiant! Why? Mike Backer is phenomenal!!

Our wedding was two (2) months ago and all our family/friends we have seen during the holidays STILL talk about Mike... Yes, about the JP!! He was that amazing!!! He interacted with the guests perfectly, had them all laughing and smiling! The service was beautiful, short and delivered with such professionalism. Absolutely perfect!!!!

Without hesitation, call Mike to be your officiant and you will not be disappointed!!! Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful! He took time to get to know us and understand what we wanted out of a ceremony. Mike's guidance helped us build our own ceremony that fit us perfectly! We would recommend him to anyone looking for a jp.
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Mike was wonderful! He took time to get to know us and understand what we wanted out of a ceremony. Mike's guidance helped us build our own ceremony that fit us perfectly! We would recommend him to anyone looking for a jp. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike was a pleasure to work with! He was very easy to talk to and immediately put in effort to get to know us and make sure we had all of our questions answered. He guided us through a very well-organized process of customizing our ceremony and responded to any questions or requests within a day (if not hours or minutes). He put the time in to do a rehearsal, and was helpful and flexible. On the day he put us at ease with the appropriate balance of seriousness and fun. Many guests commented on how personal and natural our ceremony felt. We would definitely recommend him!
Mike was a pleasure to work with! He was very easy to talk to and immediately put in effort to get to know us and make Read more...
Mike was a pleasure to work with! He was very easy to talk to and immediately put in effort to get to know us and make sure we had all of our questions answered. He guided us through a very well-organized process of customizing our ceremony and responded to any questions or requests within a day (if not hours or minutes). He put the time in to do a rehearsal, and was helpful and flexible. On the day he put us at ease with the appropriate balance of seriousness and fun. Many guests commented on how personal and natural our ceremony felt. We would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
From the very first meeting my husband and I had with Mike, we knew he was going to be the perfect officiant for us! We lived out of state and due to delays at O'Hare, had to reschedule our first meeting a few times and Mike was more than accomodating. He welcomed us into his home and was very professional and friendly. We booked him that week!!

Mike has a binder system that makes your ceremony completely customizeable, we were able to pick and choose and edit all parts and make it our own.

For our rehearsal, Mike was in a pinch with another wedding but managed to handle both of them easily! He's a pro!

The wedding ceremony went off without a hitch and is something I will always remember!
From the very first meeting my husband and I had with Mike, we knew he was going to be the perfect officiant for us! We Read more...
From the very first meeting my husband and I had with Mike, we knew he was going to be the perfect officiant for us! We lived out of state and due to delays at O'Hare, had to reschedule our first meeting a few times and Mike was more than accomodating. He welcomed us into his home and was very professional and friendly. We booked him that week!!

Mike has a binder system that makes your ceremony completely customizeable, we were able to pick and choose and edit all parts and make it our own.

For our rehearsal, Mike was in a pinch with another wedding but managed to handle both of them easily! He's a pro!

The wedding ceremony went off without a hitch and is something I will always remember! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Mike was great. He was able to make last minute changes and was available to us near the wedding. It took some time for him to get back to me months before the wedding, but he more than made up for it when we needed him most. He even brought his wife who helped us line up correctly and go!
Mike was great. He was able to make last minute changes and was available to us near the wedding. It took some time for Read more...
Mike was great. He was able to make last minute changes and was available to us near the wedding. It took some time for him to get back to me months before the wedding, but he more than made up for it when we needed him most. He even brought his wife who helped us line up correctly and go! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was the nicest, most organized, and down to earth officiant we could have asked for! He kept things light, and helped to make our special day exactly what we had hoped for.
Thank You Mike!
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Mike was the nicest, most organized, and down to earth officiant we could have asked for! He kept things light, and helped to make our special day exactly what we had hoped for.
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ariel
Wedding:
8/23/2013
4.8/5.0
Mike was very flexible to meet with us multiple times prior to our wedding date. He was very personable. Our guests commented on how great he was, too. He worked with us to make sure that our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted and we were very specific with our needs. We would absolutely recommend him to others.
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Mike was very flexible to meet with us multiple times prior to our wedding date. He was very personable. Our guests commented on how great he was, too. He worked with us to make sure that our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted and we were very specific with our needs. We would absolutely recommend him to others. Read less
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Anthony
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I used Mike for our ceremony at Foster's Pavillion on Rowe's Wharf and could not have been happier with everything. Mike was always readily availble by phone anytime we had a question or concern. He is a really great guy and all of our guests really enjoyed his sense of humor. He made the experience so easy and stress free and we highly reccomend him!
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My wife and I used Mike for our ceremony at Foster's Pavillion on Rowe's Wharf and could not have been happier with everything. Mike was always readily availble by phone anytime we had a question or concern. He is a really great guy and all of our guests really enjoyed his sense of humor. He made the experience so easy and stress free and we highly reccomend him! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We gladly had JP Backer as the officiant for our quaint, backyard wedding. He was excellent! We stumbled upon his services here on wedding wire and hit the jackpot! Our ceremony was so personalized; not only was he open to incorporating all we had in mind, but he had some great suggestions himself. JP Backer helps you plan your ceremony down to the very last, very important detail, things you wouldn't even think of! Once hired, he provides you with a priceless binder that includes options for each section of the ceremony (intro, vows, rings, declaration, etc.), but certainly has no problem straying from the samples/suggestions. He was also extremely helpful when it came down to logistics, like obtaining a marriage license, etc. JP Backer is such a nice, nice man; he included just the right amount of humor, helped ease some inevitable chaos the morning of, and even hand delivered my bouquet of flowers to me before the ceremony. We wouldn't change a thing! Thank you!!!
We gladly had JP Backer as the officiant for our quaint, backyard wedding. He was excellent! We stumbled upon his services Read more...
We gladly had JP Backer as the officiant for our quaint, backyard wedding. He was excellent! We stumbled upon his services here on wedding wire and hit the jackpot! Our ceremony was so personalized; not only was he open to incorporating all we had in mind, but he had some great suggestions himself. JP Backer helps you plan your ceremony down to the very last, very important detail, things you wouldn't even think of! Once hired, he provides you with a priceless binder that includes options for each section of the ceremony (intro, vows, rings, declaration, etc.), but certainly has no problem straying from the samples/suggestions. He was also extremely helpful when it came down to logistics, like obtaining a marriage license, etc. JP Backer is such a nice, nice man; he included just the right amount of humor, helped ease some inevitable chaos the morning of, and even hand delivered my bouquet of flowers to me before the ceremony. We wouldn't change a thing! Thank you!!! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Mike Backer as a justice of the peace to any couple planning a wedding and looking for an officiant. Our wedding day was perfect, and our ceremony was wonderful and memorable. Mike helped us plan our personalized ceremony, and offered us many wonderful options to help us. At our first meeting, he was kind, warm, informative and instantly made us feel excited and prepared for our wedding ceremony. On the day of the rehearsal and the wedding day itself, his friendly nature and sense of humor helped everyone feel at ease. A+!! Thank you so much for everything Mike :0)
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I would highly recommend Mike Backer as a justice of the peace to any couple planning a wedding and looking for an officiant. Our wedding day was perfect, and our ceremony was wonderful and memorable. Mike helped us plan our personalized ceremony, and offered us many wonderful options to help us. At our first meeting, he was kind, warm, informative and instantly made us feel excited and prepared for our wedding ceremony. On the day of the rehearsal and the wedding day itself, his friendly nature and sense of humor helped everyone feel at ease. A+!! Thank you so much for everything Mike :0) Read less
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Huong
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.2/5.0
We chose Michael Backer as our wedding officiant after being at a wedding he officiated. Michael Backer is professional, responsive and personable. He provided a lot of options for our ceremony and was a fantastic wedding officiate. Our guests thought he was great too! We would highly recommend Michael Backer!
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We chose Michael Backer as our wedding officiant after being at a wedding he officiated. Michael Backer is professional, responsive and personable. He provided a lot of options for our ceremony and was a fantastic wedding officiate. Our guests thought he was great too! We would highly recommend Michael Backer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We have awesome memories from our wedding day. Mike Backer was the officiant during our ceremony. He was professional, well-spoken and provided an appropriate sense of humor during our ceremony. Mike was readily available for our questions and provided us with guidance and flexibility to write our wedding vows. Mike truly made our day special and memorable.
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We have awesome memories from our wedding day. Mike Backer was the officiant during our ceremony. He was professional, well-spoken and provided an appropriate sense of humor during our ceremony. Mike was readily available for our questions and provided us with guidance and flexibility to write our wedding vows. Mike truly made our day special and memorable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
We had our wedding on July 7th, 2013. Our JP, Mike Backer, was recommended by my husband's sister-in-law. He turned out to be a delight to work with.

Before the rehearsal, we met with him twice to discuss ideas for the ceremony and go through all the logistics. He gave us many helpful ideas and clarified many of the logistics for us.

On the rehearsal day, he gave us some helpful tips in terms of the actual pace of the ceremony. He offered some good advice like putting flowers on the empty chairs for our deceased moms, putting the bubble machine at the last row of the chairs facing the ceremony, and putting the poems in plastic binders with cardboard backing so that it would be easier for our nieces and nephew to read them at the ceremony.

JP Baker's main asset is his voice, which is clear and loud. He does not need a loudspeaker to be heard in an outdoor lawn next to the ocean. He gave an excellent delivery on our "love story" that we had written. He interjected humor several times throughout the ceremony. The effect was impeccable.

His price is also very reasonable.

The only negative is that he was 45 min late for the rehearsal due to heavy traffic and he did not call to warn us.
We had our wedding on July 7th, 2013. Our JP, Mike Backer, was recommended by my husband's sister-in-law. He turned out to Read more...
We had our wedding on July 7th, 2013. Our JP, Mike Backer, was recommended by my husband's sister-in-law. He turned out to be a delight to work with.

Before the rehearsal, we met with him twice to discuss ideas for the ceremony and go through all the logistics. He gave us many helpful ideas and clarified many of the logistics for us.

On the rehearsal day, he gave us some helpful tips in terms of the actual pace of the ceremony. He offered some good advice like putting flowers on the empty chairs for our deceased moms, putting the bubble machine at the last row of the chairs facing the ceremony, and putting the poems in plastic binders with cardboard backing so that it would be easier for our nieces and nephew to read them at the ceremony.

JP Baker's main asset is his voice, which is clear and loud. He does not need a loudspeaker to be heard in an outdoor lawn next to the ocean. He gave an excellent delivery on our "love story" that we had written. He interjected humor several times throughout the ceremony. The effect was impeccable.

His price is also very reasonable.

The only negative is that he was 45 min late for the rehearsal due to heavy traffic and he did not call to warn us. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.6/5.0
Our wedding was wonderful. It was exactly what we wanted. He almost forgot to do the ring ceremony but we added it in at the end, so no harm done!
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Our wedding was wonderful. It was exactly what we wanted. He almost forgot to do the ring ceremony but we added it in at the end, so no harm done! Read less
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Adriana
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was everything we could have hoped for in a ceremony officiant! He was thorough, quick to respond, very informative, and extremely helpful with the entire process from start to finish! He wanted our ceremony to be tailored to our values and wishes. He didn't pressure us into anything. He guided us and allowed us to choose certain aspects to customize our ceremony into what we dreamed of. He had a ton of helpful suggestions, which made it so much easier! He even walked us through exactly what we needed to provide, as well as what he would do. He even emailed us during the time frame in which we could obtain our marriage license so we wouldn't forget or wait too long! We would recommend Mike to anyone that is looking for a down-to-Earth, FUNNY, charismatic officiant. Mike truly cares about the couples he marries and it is a total collaboration! Thanks for making our day truly special!
Mike was everything we could have hoped for in a ceremony officiant! He was thorough, quick to respond, very informative, Read more...
Mike was everything we could have hoped for in a ceremony officiant! He was thorough, quick to respond, very informative, and extremely helpful with the entire process from start to finish! He wanted our ceremony to be tailored to our values and wishes. He didn't pressure us into anything. He guided us and allowed us to choose certain aspects to customize our ceremony into what we dreamed of. He had a ton of helpful suggestions, which made it so much easier! He even walked us through exactly what we needed to provide, as well as what he would do. He even emailed us during the time frame in which we could obtain our marriage license so we wouldn't forget or wait too long! We would recommend Mike to anyone that is looking for a down-to-Earth, FUNNY, charismatic officiant. Mike truly cares about the couples he marries and it is a total collaboration! Thanks for making our day truly special! Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer made my wedding day the most special day. We had our ceremony on a Sunday evening, and he was so accommodating. He provided many choices to us for the different parts of our wedding and it was so beautiful. Our guests thought we wrote the ceremony, and we were very happy to hand over the credit to Mike. We were on a short budget, but you never would have known that from the level of pure professionalism and creativity. Mike was the first and only officiant we spoke with. We knew from the very first meeting that he was the one we wanted to handle our special day. If anyone were to ask us, we would 100% refer them to Mike Backer.
Mike Backer made my wedding day the most special day. We had our ceremony on a Sunday evening, and he was so Read more...
Mike Backer made my wedding day the most special day. We had our ceremony on a Sunday evening, and he was so accommodating. He provided many choices to us for the different parts of our wedding and it was so beautiful. Our guests thought we wrote the ceremony, and we were very happy to hand over the credit to Mike. We were on a short budget, but you never would have known that from the level of pure professionalism and creativity. Mike was the first and only officiant we spoke with. We knew from the very first meeting that he was the one we wanted to handle our special day. If anyone were to ask us, we would 100% refer them to Mike Backer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mike was great! He gave us a book that guided us through the entire ceremony process. I can't thank him enough for his service. We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Highly recommend!
Mike was great! He gave us a book that guided us through the entire ceremony process. I can't thank him enough for his Read more...
Mike was great! He gave us a book that guided us through the entire ceremony process. I can't thank him enough for his service. We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Highly recommend! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We wanted an officiant who was sincere, humorous, and portrayed our sentiments as a couple. Mike Backer did more than that... he really gave us the most beautiful ceremony, better than we imagined. We were both a little nervous and he eased our nerves the day of with his smile and sense of humor. He was very helpful in his meetings and planning and kept us on a timeline. He gave us a binder which allowed us to pick out exactly what we wanted for our introduction, readings, declaration, etc. which is what we wanted... we wanted it to be fitted to our personalities and our relationship, and there were so many options that we were able to put together a ceremony that was very fitting to us. We wrote our own vows and he helped us with that as well. Everyone laughed and everyone cried, which was exactly what we had hoped for. He is so professional and a great JP, we are so happy we worked with him!
We wanted an officiant who was sincere, humorous, and portrayed our sentiments as a couple. Mike Backer did more than Read more...
We wanted an officiant who was sincere, humorous, and portrayed our sentiments as a couple. Mike Backer did more than that... he really gave us the most beautiful ceremony, better than we imagined. We were both a little nervous and he eased our nerves the day of with his smile and sense of humor. He was very helpful in his meetings and planning and kept us on a timeline. He gave us a binder which allowed us to pick out exactly what we wanted for our introduction, readings, declaration, etc. which is what we wanted... we wanted it to be fitted to our personalities and our relationship, and there were so many options that we were able to put together a ceremony that was very fitting to us. We wrote our own vows and he helped us with that as well. Everyone laughed and everyone cried, which was exactly what we had hoped for. He is so professional and a great JP, we are so happy we worked with him! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was absolutely the best. He is so personable & funny. I was a nervous wreck at the rehearsal & wedding and he was joking around and made everyone feel so relaxed.

Thanks again!!
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Mike was absolutely the best. He is so personable & funny. I was a nervous wreck at the rehearsal & wedding and he was joking around and made everyone feel so relaxed.

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Diana
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was very
quick to respond to any questions we had & very professional. He made sure our ceremony ran smoothly while having fun with it at the same time. He even gave us a keepsake copy of our ceremony at our wedding. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a JP!
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was very
quick to respond to any questions we had & very professional. He made Read more...
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was very
quick to respond to any questions we had & very professional. He made sure our ceremony ran smoothly while having fun with it at the same time. He even gave us a keepsake copy of our ceremony at our wedding. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a JP! Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Our officiant, Mike Backer was excellent. He was there every step of the way for us. He also explains in alot of detail everything you need to know for your special day. A lot of our guests commented on such a good job that he did. I would definatly reccomend him to anyone that is looking for an officiant. I even had one of my guests ask if I had his contact info still because she said he was wonderful & it's good to know a good officiant. My husband & I both agreed that he did a wonderful job as well. We couldn't be more happy or thankful with the service that Mike provided.
Our officiant, Mike Backer was excellent. He was there every step of the way for us. He also explains in alot of detail Read more...
Our officiant, Mike Backer was excellent. He was there every step of the way for us. He also explains in alot of detail everything you need to know for your special day. A lot of our guests commented on such a good job that he did. I would definatly reccomend him to anyone that is looking for an officiant. I even had one of my guests ask if I had his contact info still because she said he was wonderful & it's good to know a good officiant. My husband & I both agreed that he did a wonderful job as well. We couldn't be more happy or thankful with the service that Mike provided. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike provided us with a thoughtful and personalized service that was meaningful and special. We didn't know what to expect being that it was going to be such a short service but we were very happy with everything. Mike arrived on time and was willing to work with us while also offering suggestions to make our day special.
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Mike provided us with a thoughtful and personalized service that was meaningful and special. We didn't know what to expect being that it was going to be such a short service but we were very happy with everything. Mike arrived on time and was willing to work with us while also offering suggestions to make our day special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mike was recommended by another officiant who we called and was already booked for our wedding day. He was a great choice for us!

First meeting: detail oriented, explained the whole marriage paperwork process; and reminded us to make our ceremony our own with the details. Had recommendations, but left us to choose what we wanted to do. Also had a handy hard copy of ceremonies and traditions which saves on time and all the web searching one can do.
Ceremony planning: An email glitch did not slow us down. He worked with us despite being out West on his personal vacation and helped put together the ceremony run script in writing.

Rehearsal Night: Our lucky night was to have the worst traffic ever on the MA Interstate, so almost everyone arrived late (by 2-3hrs). Mike lived through the traffic, arrived as soon as he could and waited for all to arrive. He mingled with guests and we got right to business once the whole bridal party arrived. He made the rehearsal informative, fun and made it easy for the family to remember who was going where and doing what.

Ceremony: Went as planned! We were married by the end!

Expect: Good ceremony tips, professionalism, organized discussion, punctuality, detail oriented and a few laughs. Works well in person, by email and by phone.

I'd recommend Mike as an officiant.
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Mike was recommended by another officiant who we called and was already booked for our wedding day. He was a great choice for us!

First meeting: detail oriented, explained the whole marriage paperwork process; and reminded us to make our ceremony our own with the details. Had recommendations, but left us to choose what we wanted to do. Also had a handy hard copy of ceremonies and traditions which saves on time and all the web searching one can do.
Ceremony planning: An email glitch did not slow us down. He worked with us despite being out West on his personal vacation and helped put together the ceremony run script in writing.

Rehearsal Night: Our lucky night was to have the worst traffic ever on the MA Interstate, so almost everyone arrived late (by 2-3hrs). Mike lived through the traffic, arrived as soon as he could and waited for all to arrive. He mingled with guests and we got right to business once the whole bridal party arrived. He made the rehearsal informative, fun and made it easy for the family to remember who was going where and doing what.

Ceremony: Went as planned! We were married by the end!

Expect: Good ceremony tips, professionalism, organized discussion, punctuality, detail oriented and a few laughs. Works well in person, by email and by phone.

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Anayka
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Jp Michael backer did a great job in preparation for the wedding. We had meetings and constant emails back and forth on how the event will go. He was very organized on top of everything and the ending result on the day of the wedding was excellent. Thank you Jp mike!
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Jp Michael backer did a great job in preparation for the wedding. We had meetings and constant emails back and forth on how the event will go. He was very organized on top of everything and the ending result on the day of the wedding was excellent. Thank you Jp mike! Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Both my husband and I thought that Michael Backer did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He is very professional and was very thorough when discussing the marriage process with us, from obtaining the marriage license through the particulars for our ceremony. If you wish to customize your ceremony like we did, we highly recommend that you use the binder that Michael has put together for couples. It contains a nice range of options for every aspect of the wedding ceremony. We were really glad that we had the opportunity to use that. Our family commented to us at our reception that they thought he did an amazing job and that they really loved our wedding ceremony. We highly recommend him!
Both my husband and I thought that Michael Backer did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He is very professional and Read more...
Both my husband and I thought that Michael Backer did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He is very professional and was very thorough when discussing the marriage process with us, from obtaining the marriage license through the particulars for our ceremony. If you wish to customize your ceremony like we did, we highly recommend that you use the binder that Michael has put together for couples. It contains a nice range of options for every aspect of the wedding ceremony. We were really glad that we had the opportunity to use that. Our family commented to us at our reception that they thought he did an amazing job and that they really loved our wedding ceremony. We highly recommend him! Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was a great JP! He was very responsive to emails, which is my preferred method of communication. He was very knowledgeable and made sure that everyone in our bridal party knew what they were supposed to do. Very professional but also very funny! I would highly recommend to any couple who is looking for a JP.
Mike was a great JP! He was very responsive to emails, which is my preferred method of communication. He was very Read more...
Mike was a great JP! He was very responsive to emails, which is my preferred method of communication. He was very knowledgeable and made sure that everyone in our bridal party knew what they were supposed to do. Very professional but also very funny! I would highly recommend to any couple who is looking for a JP. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so happy to have Mike Backer officiate our wedding day. Mike did such a wonderful job and made sure to keep the ceremony light and enjoyable for everyone. He was especially helpful in the weeks leading up to our wedding when we were planning the format for our ceremony. Mike emailed us back and forth several times until we were satisfied with the layout. We would highly recommend Mike Backer's JP serves to others.
We were so happy to have Mike Backer officiate our wedding day. Mike did such a wonderful job and made sure to keep the Read more...
We were so happy to have Mike Backer officiate our wedding day. Mike did such a wonderful job and made sure to keep the ceremony light and enjoyable for everyone. He was especially helpful in the weeks leading up to our wedding when we were planning the format for our ceremony. Mike emailed us back and forth several times until we were satisfied with the layout. We would highly recommend Mike Backer's JP serves to others. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was awesome! He was very professional and kept our ceremony light just like we wanted it! At our initial meeting with him, he was very helpful and gave us great ideas and examples since we had no idea what we wanted to do! Our ceremony was exactly how we dreamed it would be and we owe that to him! Thank you so much and we feel blessed to have had you as our officiant! Thanks again! -Sarah and Justin
Mike was awesome! He was very professional and kept our ceremony light just like we wanted it! At our initial meeting with Read more...
Mike was awesome! He was very professional and kept our ceremony light just like we wanted it! At our initial meeting with him, he was very helpful and gave us great ideas and examples since we had no idea what we wanted to do! Our ceremony was exactly how we dreamed it would be and we owe that to him! Thank you so much and we feel blessed to have had you as our officiant! Thanks again! -Sarah and Justin Read less
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pamela
Wedding:
2/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very happy with Mike! He was professional, sweet, and added a sense of comfort and humor to our ceremony. I would 100% recommend him to anyone!
My husband and I were very happy with Mike! He was professional, sweet, and added a sense of comfort and humor to our Read more...
My husband and I were very happy with Mike! He was professional, sweet, and added a sense of comfort and humor to our ceremony. I would 100% recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Jennesse
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Mike after going through many reviews and research online for officiants. Mike was so great and we are very glad to have had him officiate our wedding! He was easy to get in touch with, easy to talk to, and made the entire process very easy. Any questons we had he was quick to respond to and very helpful. He added a very special touch to our ceremony and he has a great sense of humor. We got a lot of compliments on our ceremony and everyone said how great he was. I would definitely recommend Mike! He truly made our ceremony special.
We chose Mike after going through many reviews and research online for officiants. Mike was so great and we are very glad Read more...
We chose Mike after going through many reviews and research online for officiants. Mike was so great and we are very glad to have had him officiate our wedding! He was easy to get in touch with, easy to talk to, and made the entire process very easy. Any questons we had he was quick to respond to and very helpful. He added a very special touch to our ceremony and he has a great sense of humor. We got a lot of compliments on our ceremony and everyone said how great he was. I would definitely recommend Mike! He truly made our ceremony special. Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
For our wedding we went with a Justice of the Peace from the preferred vendors list of our venue. Mike Backer was the first that we checked and we went on his website. From the website it was pretty clear that this was the Justice of the Peace for us. When you see the picture of him, that is what you're getting. Mike is very friendly and he is very flexible to meet the needs of your wedding ceremony. To top it off, he has a great sense of humor all while keeping it professional. We would highly recommend Mike Backer if you are going to have a Justice of the Peace!
For our wedding we went with a Justice of the Peace from the preferred vendors list of our venue. Mike Backer was the Read more...
For our wedding we went with a Justice of the Peace from the preferred vendors list of our venue. Mike Backer was the first that we checked and we went on his website. From the website it was pretty clear that this was the Justice of the Peace for us. When you see the picture of him, that is what you're getting. Mike is very friendly and he is very flexible to meet the needs of your wedding ceremony. To top it off, he has a great sense of humor all while keeping it professional. We would highly recommend Mike Backer if you are going to have a Justice of the Peace! Read less
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blanca
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful to work with. We had a multicultural wedding and Mike was really invested in creating a ceremony that we would love. Mike had great ideas and really helped us develop a ceremony incoporating both of our cultures. He is very experienced and very knowledgeable that truly added to our very positive experience . Mike was extremely supportive and made everything move smoothly, even when we decided to change around the ceremony last minute. Out of all our vendors, Mike was the easiest to work with and made the planning very enjoyable and fun for us. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone.
Mike was wonderful to work with. We had a multicultural wedding and Mike was really invested in creating a ceremony that Read more...
Mike was wonderful to work with. We had a multicultural wedding and Mike was really invested in creating a ceremony that we would love. Mike had great ideas and really helped us develop a ceremony incoporating both of our cultures. He is very experienced and very knowledgeable that truly added to our very positive experience . Mike was extremely supportive and made everything move smoothly, even when we decided to change around the ceremony last minute. Out of all our vendors, Mike was the easiest to work with and made the planning very enjoyable and fun for us. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone. Read less
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Leigh
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike made us feel very comfortable and helped us customize a perfect ceremony that had everything we wanted.
Mike made us feel very comfortable and helped us customize a perfect ceremony that had everything we wanted.
Mike made us feel very comfortable and helped us customize a perfect ceremony that had everything we wanted. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer made my wedding a joyful event. He has a great presence and handled the un-invited guests( noisy ducks) with humor. He made our ceremony a both a joyful and moving experience. I appreciated the time he took to present us a copy of our ceremony and a beautiful printed marriage certificate for keepsakes!
I look forward to inviting mike back for renewal of vow in the further!
Mike Backer made my wedding a joyful event. He has a great presence and handled the un-invited guests( noisy ducks) with Read more...
Mike Backer made my wedding a joyful event. He has a great presence and handled the un-invited guests( noisy ducks) with humor. He made our ceremony a both a joyful and moving experience. I appreciated the time he took to present us a copy of our ceremony and a beautiful printed marriage certificate for keepsakes!
I look forward to inviting mike back for renewal of vow in the further! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.8/5.0
Mike Backer is a great choice for your wedding officiant! My husband and I were very happy with him and he had all the resources we needed to build a great ceremony.
Mike Backer is a great choice for your wedding officiant! My husband and I were very happy with him and he had all the Read more...
Mike Backer is a great choice for your wedding officiant! My husband and I were very happy with him and he had all the resources we needed to build a great ceremony. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
After meeting with a few different Officiants to perform our nuptuals it was clear that after sitting with Mike that we had our final meeting as well as our perfect fit. Both my husband and I were the most comfortable with Mike because he had experience not only as an Officiant but as a happily married man with a family of his own. He understood our desires of making the vows and ceremony our own. He had professionalism which was respected but he had compassion, care, concern, humanity, humility and a true interest in Dan and I as a couple. His personality, warmth, humor, guidance and 'make this YOUR ceremony' appeal made us feel like he was truly interested in not just performing our ceremony but helping us create it., Mike made us feel like he wanted to be a part of the ceremony. You could both see and feel the joy and pride that he has in what he does. He gives love and happiness and completion to couples who still believe in that happily ever after in a world where sometimes that belief can be questioned to exist. He was the best choice for us and made the start of our journey as husband and wife as perfectly as we'd wished it to be. If we had to do this over again or could recommend him to others there would be no question as to who would be our go to guy! Without a doubt, Mike Backer was top notch in every possible area. Easy to meet with, easy to speak with, helpful, kind, always returns calls with questions, concerns, prompt with meetings, mailing materials, and is truly a does what he says kind of guy... takes all the questions and worry out of a busy, chaotic time. I remember being nervous when the music began... I came out and could see his warm smile, that sparkle in his eye that spoke to me and said, 'I got this, you'll do just fine. Follow my lead.' Our experinces with Mike were pleasurable, appreciated, respected, easy, fun and PERFECT!
After meeting with a few different Officiants to perform our nuptuals it was clear that after sitting with Mike that we Read more...
After meeting with a few different Officiants to perform our nuptuals it was clear that after sitting with Mike that we had our final meeting as well as our perfect fit. Both my husband and I were the most comfortable with Mike because he had experience not only as an Officiant but as a happily married man with a family of his own. He understood our desires of making the vows and ceremony our own. He had professionalism which was respected but he had compassion, care, concern, humanity, humility and a true interest in Dan and I as a couple. His personality, warmth, humor, guidance and 'make this YOUR ceremony' appeal made us feel like he was truly interested in not just performing our ceremony but helping us create it., Mike made us feel like he wanted to be a part of the ceremony. You could both see and feel the joy and pride that he has in what he does. He gives love and happiness and completion to couples who still believe in that happily ever after in a world where sometimes that belief can be questioned to exist. He was the best choice for us and made the start of our journey as husband and wife as perfectly as we'd wished it to be. If we had to do this over again or could recommend him to others there would be no question as to who would be our go to guy! Without a doubt, Mike Backer was top notch in every possible area. Easy to meet with, easy to speak with, helpful, kind, always returns calls with questions, concerns, prompt with meetings, mailing materials, and is truly a does what he says kind of guy... takes all the questions and worry out of a busy, chaotic time. I remember being nervous when the music began... I came out and could see his warm smile, that sparkle in his eye that spoke to me and said, 'I got this, you'll do just fine. Follow my lead.' Our experinces with Mike were pleasurable, appreciated, respected, easy, fun and PERFECT! Read less
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Kayleigh
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We didn't even know where to start with picking a JP, so we decided to meet with the one our vendor suggested and go from there. That was Mike. My husband and I met with him and it was one of the easiest, most fun conversation throughout the whole process. Mike was HYSTERICAL and definitely put us at ease. We knew he was the one to go with. Every person at our wedding commented on how great he was, he was definitely the best choice!!!
We didn't even know where to start with picking a JP, so we decided to meet with the one our vendor suggested and go from Read more...
We didn't even know where to start with picking a JP, so we decided to meet with the one our vendor suggested and go from there. That was Mike. My husband and I met with him and it was one of the easiest, most fun conversation throughout the whole process. Mike was HYSTERICAL and definitely put us at ease. We knew he was the one to go with. Every person at our wedding commented on how great he was, he was definitely the best choice!!! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married this past September. When it came to choosing vendors, we relied heavily on reviews posted online. We found Mike Backer on Wedding Wire, and after reading his good reviews, we decided to meet with him. Mike was very professional yet personable; he was friendly, funny, and great at his job. I am what some might call a tad OCD when it comes to planning, so when it came to my wedding, anything associated with organization was my dream come true. Needless to say, when Mike handed us his ceremony planning binder, I knew he was the Officiant for us. His binder made it so simple to plan out each part of the ceremony. It was divided into sections (intro, vows, ring exchange, etc.); ultimately, you pick your favorite selection out of each section, combine the selections, and just like that you have your perfectly crafted ceremony. There were so many different options provided that we were able to put together a ceremony that really fit our relationship. Mike was very open and accommodating as well. He gave us the binder as a guide, but told us we had the freedom to change or add anything we wanted. He was there to answer any questions along the way and to offer suggestions based on his years of experience.

During our rehearsal, Mike eased a lot of worry. He gave us great direction on what we should be doing and when we should be doing it. He assured us that he would make sure everything went smoothly, and it did. On our wedding day, many of our friends and family commented on how nice the ceremony was. It was one that people listened to and enjoyed. Mike was the perfect choice for our Officiant because he cared about us, about our wedding, and about his job of making our wedding ceremony one we will always remember.
My husband and I got married this past September. When it came to choosing vendors, we relied heavily on reviews posted Read more...
My husband and I got married this past September. When it came to choosing vendors, we relied heavily on reviews posted online. We found Mike Backer on Wedding Wire, and after reading his good reviews, we decided to meet with him. Mike was very professional yet personable; he was friendly, funny, and great at his job. I am what some might call a tad OCD when it comes to planning, so when it came to my wedding, anything associated with organization was my dream come true. Needless to say, when Mike handed us his ceremony planning binder, I knew he was the Officiant for us. His binder made it so simple to plan out each part of the ceremony. It was divided into sections (intro, vows, ring exchange, etc.); ultimately, you pick your favorite selection out of each section, combine the selections, and just like that you have your perfectly crafted ceremony. There were so many different options provided that we were able to put together a ceremony that really fit our relationship. Mike was very open and accommodating as well. He gave us the binder as a guide, but told us we had the freedom to change or add anything we wanted. He was there to answer any questions along the way and to offer suggestions based on his years of experience.

During our rehearsal, Mike eased a lot of worry. He gave us great direction on what we should be doing and when we should be doing it. He assured us that he would make sure everything went smoothly, and it did. On our wedding day, many of our friends and family commented on how nice the ceremony was. It was one that people listened to and enjoyed. Mike was the perfect choice for our Officiant because he cared about us, about our wedding, and about his job of making our wedding ceremony one we will always remember. Read less
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Zachary
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was the officiant at our interfaith Jewish/Catholic wedding. We had considered a number of options, including other JPs, Rabbis, and Priests, and Mike was the best fit for us.

He is very professional, and with a good sense of humor. We received many kind comments about how nice of a job Mike did at our ceremony.

Mike was very flexible with the creation of the ceremony - he was happy to provide as many or little suggestions as needed. He lends couples a helpful book of possible elements to include in the wedding, which was a great additional value to us. After we created our ceremony, Mike was able to review and provide additional suggestions which worked out very well. He was also able to come for the rehearsal, which was great.

If you are looking for a nice, professional, and knowledgeable officiant to do your wedding, we would highly recommend Mike without hesitation!
Mike was the officiant at our interfaith Jewish/Catholic wedding. We had considered a number of options, including other Read more...
Mike was the officiant at our interfaith Jewish/Catholic wedding. We had considered a number of options, including other JPs, Rabbis, and Priests, and Mike was the best fit for us.

He is very professional, and with a good sense of humor. We received many kind comments about how nice of a job Mike did at our ceremony.

Mike was very flexible with the creation of the ceremony - he was happy to provide as many or little suggestions as needed. He lends couples a helpful book of possible elements to include in the wedding, which was a great additional value to us. After we created our ceremony, Mike was able to review and provide additional suggestions which worked out very well. He was also able to come for the rehearsal, which was great.

If you are looking for a nice, professional, and knowledgeable officiant to do your wedding, we would highly recommend Mike without hesitation! Read less
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Lin
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My officiant is very nice. He helped us arrange the ceremony and everything is nice!
My officiant is very nice. He helped us arrange the ceremony and everything is nice!
My officiant is very nice. He helped us arrange the ceremony and everything is nice! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/22/2012
4.7/5.0
Overall very good at his job, and very knowledgeable about weddings in general and his role in particular. I would recommend hiring Mike Backer if you want an experienced professional.
Overall very good at his job, and very knowledgeable about weddings in general and his role in particular. I would Read more...
Overall very good at his job, and very knowledgeable about weddings in general and his role in particular. I would recommend hiring Mike Backer if you want an experienced professional. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike came with high praises from the venue (Wayside Inn) and entirely lived up to them. He knew the process inside and out, helped us fine tune our vows & responded so fast to each email we sent. We couldn't have asked for better.
Mike came with high praises from the venue (Wayside Inn) and entirely lived up to them. He knew the process inside and Read more...
Mike came with high praises from the venue (Wayside Inn) and entirely lived up to them. He knew the process inside and out, helped us fine tune our vows & responded so fast to each email we sent. We couldn't have asked for better. Read less
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rachel
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer is a consummate professional. He was incredibly responsive and very friendly. Most important, he is incredibly experienced and did a wonderful job guiding us through all of the important details required to make the ceremony beautiful, personal and legal (i.e., time prior to ceremony that marriage license is required, etc)!
Mike Backer is a consummate professional. He was incredibly responsive and very friendly. Most important, he is incredibly Read more...
Mike Backer is a consummate professional. He was incredibly responsive and very friendly. Most important, he is incredibly experienced and did a wonderful job guiding us through all of the important details required to make the ceremony beautiful, personal and legal (i.e., time prior to ceremony that marriage license is required, etc)! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael was wonderful to work with. He made our special day eventful and everyone comments about how funny he was. This is our third marriage. Our previous marriages ended in the passing of our spouses. When we spoke to Michael upon meeting, we told him our stories of how we met. He put it all together after only one meeting. He even provided suggestions on what we could do.
He was also very informative about things that had to get done and what would happen after the ceremony.
My husband was a little leary paying up front, before the ceremony, but he had nothing to worry about. The wedding went off without a hitch!
Michael was wonderful to work with. He made our special day eventful and everyone comments about how funny he was. This is Read more...
Michael was wonderful to work with. He made our special day eventful and everyone comments about how funny he was. This is our third marriage. Our previous marriages ended in the passing of our spouses. When we spoke to Michael upon meeting, we told him our stories of how we met. He put it all together after only one meeting. He even provided suggestions on what we could do.
He was also very informative about things that had to get done and what would happen after the ceremony.
My husband was a little leary paying up front, before the ceremony, but he had nothing to worry about. The wedding went off without a hitch! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was an excellent JOP/officiant at our wedding! He was always very responsive and accommodating. Mike was very organized at the ceremony and delivered the vows with the perfect mix of light-heartedness and sincerity. Would highly recommend!
Mike was an excellent JOP/officiant at our wedding! He was always very responsive and accommodating. Mike was very Read more...
Mike was an excellent JOP/officiant at our wedding! He was always very responsive and accommodating. Mike was very organized at the ceremony and delivered the vows with the perfect mix of light-heartedness and sincerity. Would highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive both in the planning and execution process. He was also helpful in assisting in planning our ceremony as we needed guidance and direction. The only piece of feedback I have is that Mike made some jokes during the ceremony that we did not go through during the rehearsal. The jokes were funny and people laughed I would have just liked to have heard them first and decide whether or not I wanted them included in the ceremony. Mike was a good value as well as his pricing was reasonable compared to other vendors.
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive both in the planning and execution process. He was also helpful Read more...
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive both in the planning and execution process. He was also helpful in assisting in planning our ceremony as we needed guidance and direction. The only piece of feedback I have is that Mike made some jokes during the ceremony that we did not go through during the rehearsal. The jokes were funny and people laughed I would have just liked to have heard them first and decide whether or not I wanted them included in the ceremony. Mike was a good value as well as his pricing was reasonable compared to other vendors. Read less
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stephaniecormier
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
JP Mike was a true professional from the start. He was so helpful in planning our ceremony and was able to capture our personalities perfectly when conducting the ceremony. He was not only professional, but very flexible and accomodating to our needs and requests.
Thank you JP Mike for making our wedding ceremony one that we will never forget. We made the best choice when selecting you to lead the way.
Thanks again,
Josh and Stephanie Gregoire
JP Mike was a true professional from the start. He was so helpful in planning our ceremony and was able to capture our Read more...
JP Mike was a true professional from the start. He was so helpful in planning our ceremony and was able to capture our personalities perfectly when conducting the ceremony. He was not only professional, but very flexible and accomodating to our needs and requests.
Thank you JP Mike for making our wedding ceremony one that we will never forget. We made the best choice when selecting you to lead the way.
Thanks again,
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We got a referral thru a google search for local JP. He was absolutely perfect, answered all of our questions and was more than willing to work with us. Definitely recommend him to anyone local looking for a JP
We got a referral thru a google search for local JP. He was absolutely perfect, answered all of our questions and was more Read more...
We got a referral thru a google search for local JP. He was absolutely perfect, answered all of our questions and was more than willing to work with us. Definitely recommend him to anyone local looking for a JP Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.9/5.0
We were very happy that we chose Mike to officiant our wedding. He was super responsive, flexible and if you want a light-hearted ceremony with a touch of humor, he's your guy. Thanks Mike!
We were very happy that we chose Mike to officiant our wedding. He was super responsive, flexible and if you want a Read more...
We were very happy that we chose Mike to officiant our wedding. He was super responsive, flexible and if you want a light-hearted ceremony with a touch of humor, he's your guy. Thanks Mike! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike did our wedding May 11th 2012. He was great! Mike was really funny and helpful. I would definitely recommend him to other people.

Thank you again Mike,

Matt and Dawn
Mike did our wedding May 11th 2012. He was great! Mike was really funny and helpful. I would definitely recommend him to Read more...
Mike did our wedding May 11th 2012. He was great! Mike was really funny and helpful. I would definitely recommend him to other people.

Thank you again Mike,

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kara
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.9/5.0
Mike Backer did an amazing job officiating our wedding! He was a good blend of funny and sentimental. Our guests loved him!
Mike Backer did an amazing job officiating our wedding! He was a good blend of funny and sentimental. Our guests loved Read more...
Mike Backer did an amazing job officiating our wedding! He was a good blend of funny and sentimental. Our guests loved him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mike, our officiant requested that the groom steady his bride by holding her hands during the ceremony. We began to sway to the music. Then the groom took his bride in his arms and we danced. It was a moment to remember created by our astute officiant. We are delighted to give him our 5 star approval rating. He recommended Alla Breva Duo who played guitar and flute for our wedding. It was divine!
Mike, our officiant requested that the groom steady his bride by holding her hands during the ceremony. We began to sway Read more...
Mike, our officiant requested that the groom steady his bride by holding her hands during the ceremony. We began to sway to the music. Then the groom took his bride in his arms and we danced. It was a moment to remember created by our astute officiant. We are delighted to give him our 5 star approval rating. He recommended Alla Breva Duo who played guitar and flute for our wedding. It was divine! Read less
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LissaE
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was recommended to us by our venue and we have no regrets. He did a great job! This was our second marriage and we wanted it to be light and informal. He listened to our request and tailored the ceremony for us. He made the day very special and enjoyable. Our guests even commented about how great he was. We strongly recommend him!
Mike was recommended to us by our venue and we have no regrets. He did a great job! This was our second marriage and we Read more...
Mike was recommended to us by our venue and we have no regrets. He did a great job! This was our second marriage and we wanted it to be light and informal. He listened to our request and tailored the ceremony for us. He made the day very special and enjoyable. Our guests even commented about how great he was. We strongly recommend him! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
4/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful to deal with from the first phone call til after the ceremony. We were welcomed into his home and had a great feeling on our very special day. I especially liked the written ceremony and vows of our wedding that Mike gave us at the end as a keepsake. Mike made the ceremony very special and personal and we thank him for that.

Our Best,
Judy and John DeGiacomo
Mike was wonderful to deal with from the first phone call til after the ceremony. We were welcomed into his home and had a Read more...
Mike was wonderful to deal with from the first phone call til after the ceremony. We were welcomed into his home and had a great feeling on our very special day. I especially liked the written ceremony and vows of our wedding that Mike gave us at the end as a keepsake. Mike made the ceremony very special and personal and we thank him for that.

Our Best,
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Daniel
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
When you pick out an Officiant, you have to realize that that person is going to be part of your wedding. Think about that for a sec. Actually, they're not even just part of the wedding--they're part of the ceremony! You know, the really, really important part of the wedding.

But that's exactly why Mike Backer was awesome for our wedding.

Let me take you through it:
(Note: this review is slightly long. You can let the 5 star rating speak for itself, but seeing as your wedding is sort of an important thing, I encourage you to read through.)

My wife and I didn't really know what we were doing when we were going to be married; we just knew the law made us have an officiant. We were doing a more non-traditional, small wedding so we wanted somebody with a personality. After browsing a couple of JPs, we went off a recommendation and checked out Mike's site. It's fantastic, check it out (http://www.mikebacker.com/).

So we decided to talk to him, and sure enough he was a very nice, down-to-earth fun guy. Very professional too. The most critical thing he helped us with early on was walking us through the whole marriage process. Just like anything concerning the government, there is a lot of official procedure involved in becoming married. Mike let us know step-by-step what we needed to do, and what he'd do for us.

Mike was also very available and responsive. Whenever we had questions we could email him and soon get a reply, and we skyped with him as well (because he was a few towns over; though he offered to meet in person as well).

Once we knew the basics of how to get married, we worked on our ceremony with Mike. He gave us a draft of how the ceremony would proceed well ahead of time, and was very open to any changes or edits. We added in two of our own sections, and also opted for a nice idea Mike had where we would offer flowers to our mothers-in-law as an elegant sort of welcome-to-the-new-(combined)-family gesture.

On the wedding day, Mike really came through and made our ceremony memorable. He brought the ceremony proceedings with him, printed on nice paper and arranged in a folder so that we could keep it afterward. But where he really made a difference was conducting the ceremony itself. He was of course quite calm, nice, and stately as you'd imagine. But what made things amazing were his personality and improvisations. His interactions with us and our guests were what made everything so nice. He's easygoing and ready with a joke, and ran a very smooth ceremony--one that we had never practiced beforehand!

But most importantly, every part was sincere. From the sentiments on love and marriage to inserting a quick reprieve to let me kiss the bride one last time as a single lady, everything was candid and natural.

During our reception I had tons of our wedding guests specifically compliment Mike and the way he led the ceremony. It was composed, but not rigid. Lovely and official, but very natural. Beautiful, but fun!

And, he made sure we knew what the proper next steps were for filing our license, obtaining official copies, etc. So from top to bottom, Mike had our best interests in mind, and delivered every step of the way.

I give him 5 out of 5 all around, and truthfully.

I'll definitely use him for my next wedding.
(Just kidding, just kidding!)
Check him out, and if you think he'd be a good fit for you, talk to him!
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When you pick out an Officiant, you have to realize that that person is going to be part of your wedding. Think about that for a sec. Actually, they're not even just part of the wedding--they're part of the ceremony! You know, the really, really important part of the wedding.

But that's exactly why Mike Backer was awesome for our wedding.

Let me take you through it:
(Note: this review is slightly long. You can let the 5 star rating speak for itself, but seeing as your wedding is sort of an important thing, I encourage you to read through.)

My wife and I didn't really know what we were doing when we were going to be married; we just knew the law made us have an officiant. We were doing a more non-traditional, small wedding so we wanted somebody with a personality. After browsing a couple of JPs, we went off a recommendation and checked out Mike's site. It's fantastic, check it out (http://www.mikebacker.com/).

So we decided to talk to him, and sure enough he was a very nice, down-to-earth fun guy. Very professional too. The most critical thing he helped us with early on was walking us through the whole marriage process. Just like anything concerning the government, there is a lot of official procedure involved in becoming married. Mike let us know step-by-step what we needed to do, and what he'd do for us.

Mike was also very available and responsive. Whenever we had questions we could email him and soon get a reply, and we skyped with him as well (because he was a few towns over; though he offered to meet in person as well).

Once we knew the basics of how to get married, we worked on our ceremony with Mike. He gave us a draft of how the ceremony would proceed well ahead of time, and was very open to any changes or edits. We added in two of our own sections, and also opted for a nice idea Mike had where we would offer flowers to our mothers-in-law as an elegant sort of welcome-to-the-new-(combined)-family gesture.

On the wedding day, Mike really came through and made our ceremony memorable. He brought the ceremony proceedings with him, printed on nice paper and arranged in a folder so that we could keep it afterward. But where he really made a difference was conducting the ceremony itself. He was of course quite calm, nice, and stately as you'd imagine. But what made things amazing were his personality and improvisations. His interactions with us and our guests were what made everything so nice. He's easygoing and ready with a joke, and ran a very smooth ceremony--one that we had never practiced beforehand!

But most importantly, every part was sincere. From the sentiments on love and marriage to inserting a quick reprieve to let me kiss the bride one last time as a single lady, everything was candid and natural.

During our reception I had tons of our wedding guests specifically compliment Mike and the way he led the ceremony. It was composed, but not rigid. Lovely and official, but very natural. Beautiful, but fun!

And, he made sure we knew what the proper next steps were for filing our license, obtaining official copies, etc. So from top to bottom, Mike had our best interests in mind, and delivered every step of the way.

I give him 5 out of 5 all around, and truthfully.

I'll definitely use him for my next wedding.
(Just kidding, just kidding!)
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with the ceramony performed and the personality and professionalism of our officiant Mike Backer. He comes highly recommended.
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My husband and I were very pleased with the ceramony performed and the personality and professionalism of our officiant Mike Backer. He comes highly recommended. Read less
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Charlotte
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike is very easy-going and flexible when it comes to designing your own wedding ceremony and what you will say and do. He is extremely understanding, comforting, and easy to work with. He gives thoughtful ideas and time into making your day everything you hope for. We highly recommend him!!!!!
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Mike is very easy-going and flexible when it comes to designing your own wedding ceremony and what you will say and do. He is extremely understanding, comforting, and easy to work with. He gives thoughtful ideas and time into making your day everything you hope for. We highly recommend him!!!!! Read less
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ashleysjohnson
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Wonderful, professional service in such short notice. Very reasonably priced, and accommodating. We loved the wording of the script - very deep and meaningful words - it brought me to tears. Thanks so much Mike!
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Wonderful, professional service in such short notice. Very reasonably priced, and accommodating. We loved the wording of the script - very deep and meaningful words - it brought me to tears. Thanks so much Mike! Read less
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Joalex
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mr. Backer. He wrote the most beautiful ceremony for my husband and I. Our situation was a little different. This was our second marriage and we wanted to have a small fairly non-traditional wedding. We had 30 guests and had an evening wedding. Cocktails for an hour, ceremony, followed by dinner and dancing. I also have 2 sons aged 10 and 12. Mr. Backer designed a ceremony that included my sons and made it about us as a family and not just my husband and I. About half way through the ceremony Mr. Backer asked my children to join us and form a circle. A symbol of our family coming together and creating an everlasting circle of love and family unity. It was beautiful. I would absolutely 100% recommend Michael Backer to anyone getting married. He was thoughful, kind, funny and the way he delivered the ceremony was perfect. Thanks
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mr. Backer. He wrote the most beautiful ceremony for my husband and I. Our situation was a little different. This was our second marriage and we wanted to have a small fairly non-traditional wedding. We had 30 guests and had an evening wedding. Cocktails for an hour, ceremony, followed by dinner and dancing. I also have 2 sons aged 10 and 12. Mr. Backer designed a ceremony that included my sons and made it about us as a family and not just my husband and I. About half way through the ceremony Mr. Backer asked my children to join us and form a circle. A symbol of our family coming together and creating an everlasting circle of love and family unity. It was beautiful. I would absolutely 100% recommend Michael Backer to anyone getting married. He was thoughful, kind, funny and the way he delivered the ceremony was perfect. Thanks Read less
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Milton C
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
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Trinaklee
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike was great at our wedding couldnt have asked for any better
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Raj
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you Mike for being a officiant at our wedding. He was so flexible and was always willing to give us suggestions to make our wedding a wonderful occassion. There were lot of useful suggestions he would give us. I would recommend him to be a officiant for weddings without any hesitation. He is very honest and friendly person and am lucky to have had him at our wedding.
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Thank you Mike for being a officiant at our wedding. He was so flexible and was always willing to give us suggestions to make our wedding a wonderful occassion. There were lot of useful suggestions he would give us. I would recommend him to be a officiant for weddings without any hesitation. He is very honest and friendly person and am lucky to have had him at our wedding. Read less
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Lyndsay & Mike Homme
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was professional, helpful, and most importantly FUN to work with from beginning to end. He helped make our ceremony personal and unique to us, and brought a great sense of humor (which was most important to us). Mike was very accommodating, and went above and beyond what we had expected from a wedding officiant. We would highly recommend him to anyone that is considering him for their big day!
Mike Backer was professional, helpful, and most importantly FUN to work with from beginning to end. He helped make our Read more...
Mike Backer was professional, helpful, and most importantly FUN to work with from beginning to end. He helped make our ceremony personal and unique to us, and brought a great sense of humor (which was most important to us). Mike was very accommodating, and went above and beyond what we had expected from a wedding officiant. We would highly recommend him to anyone that is considering him for their big day! Read less
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MelissaB
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
For the ceremony, Mike provided us with a binder that provided various options for each part of the ceremony. This binder made planning the ceremony a breeze! We ended up making very few alterations after picking the various pieces we wanted to include, but it was nice to know that Mike was willing to make any alterations we wanted. After the wedding we received many compliments on both the ceremony and Mike.

At our initial meeting, Mike walked us through the marriage license process and showed us the paperwork that we would need to complete when we went to the town clerk. This information made the application process so easy. Mike also mailed in the paperwork right after the wedding so that we were able to pick up our official marriage license as soon as we returned from our honeymoon.

We've already had the pleasure of recommending Mike to friends, who were recently married by him, and we strongly recommend him to you!
For the ceremony, Mike provided us with a binder that provided various options for each part of the ceremony. This binder Read more...
For the ceremony, Mike provided us with a binder that provided various options for each part of the ceremony. This binder made planning the ceremony a breeze! We ended up making very few alterations after picking the various pieces we wanted to include, but it was nice to know that Mike was willing to make any alterations we wanted. After the wedding we received many compliments on both the ceremony and Mike.

At our initial meeting, Mike walked us through the marriage license process and showed us the paperwork that we would need to complete when we went to the town clerk. This information made the application process so easy. Mike also mailed in the paperwork right after the wedding so that we were able to pick up our official marriage license as soon as we returned from our honeymoon.

We've already had the pleasure of recommending Mike to friends, who were recently married by him, and we strongly recommend him to you! Read less
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MKohler
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.5/5.0
His book of ideas for the ceremony was a great jumping point for piecing together our own personal ceremony. He always answered e-mails promptly, and was very professional. He was great at making the ceremony fun and really helped us make our day perfect.
His book of ideas for the ceremony was a great jumping point for piecing together our own personal ceremony. He always Read more...
His book of ideas for the ceremony was a great jumping point for piecing together our own personal ceremony. He always answered e-mails promptly, and was very professional. He was great at making the ceremony fun and really helped us make our day perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mike was a wonderful Justice of the Peace. We wanted a simple ceremony with just the two of us outside. Mike wrote a beautiful ceremony and gave us a great suggestion on a perfect location. I highly recommend him to perform anyone wedding, we had our first meeting at hims home and we has so welcoming and open to all of our ideas. We could not thank him enough for making our special day amazing!!
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Mike was a wonderful Justice of the Peace. We wanted a simple ceremony with just the two of us outside. Mike wrote a beautiful ceremony and gave us a great suggestion on a perfect location. I highly recommend him to perform anyone wedding, we had our first meeting at hims home and we has so welcoming and open to all of our ideas. We could not thank him enough for making our special day amazing!! Read less
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Belinda
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
I was worried about the right JP for my wedding and kept putting it off. So many weddings i have been to were very sappy or half the time i felt like i was at church. I knew i was going to be nervous on my wedding day and i didn't want to cry. After reading Mike's reviews on wedding wire and going to his website, i knew he would be perfect for us. He added humor to our ceremony and had me relaxed and laughing at times. He was easy to talk to and listened to our wishes. Our ceremony was wonderful. My husband and I are smiling or laughing in every pic. (we also had a 2 year old runnig around adding to the fun) I highly recommed his services.
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I was worried about the right JP for my wedding and kept putting it off. So many weddings i have been to were very sappy or half the time i felt like i was at church. I knew i was going to be nervous on my wedding day and i didn't want to cry. After reading Mike's reviews on wedding wire and going to his website, i knew he would be perfect for us. He added humor to our ceremony and had me relaxed and laughing at times. He was easy to talk to and listened to our wishes. Our ceremony was wonderful. My husband and I are smiling or laughing in every pic. (we also had a 2 year old runnig around adding to the fun) I highly recommed his services. Read less
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laurabroder
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike was truly a pleasure to work with. Professional, courteous, knowledgeable...everything you want in a vendor. He arrived on time for all events, responded to emails promptly, was flexible in meeting with us, and provided us a wealth of information for creating the perfect ceremony.

On top of that, he performed a really wonderful ceremony. We received many compliments from friends and family, commenting what a heartfelt and fun ceremony we had. Mike knew when to insert humor and when to keep things serious. He really helped to make our day extra special. Highly recommended.
Mike was truly a pleasure to work with. Professional, courteous, knowledgeable...everything you want in a vendor. He Read more...
Mike was truly a pleasure to work with. Professional, courteous, knowledgeable...everything you want in a vendor. He arrived on time for all events, responded to emails promptly, was flexible in meeting with us, and provided us a wealth of information for creating the perfect ceremony.

On top of that, he performed a really wonderful ceremony. We received many compliments from friends and family, commenting what a heartfelt and fun ceremony we had. Mike knew when to insert humor and when to keep things serious. He really helped to make our day extra special. Highly recommended. Read less
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beckyfant
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike was terrific! He was very prompt with getting back to me and helping me plan my ceremony and his services were very reasonably priced. He was extremely professional, yet still appropriately light-hearted, during our ceremony and my husband and I were extremely happy. I'd recommend him to everyone looking for a JP who will help make your day memorable.
Mike was terrific! He was very prompt with getting back to me and helping me plan my ceremony and his services were very Read more...
Mike was terrific! He was very prompt with getting back to me and helping me plan my ceremony and his services were very reasonably priced. He was extremely professional, yet still appropriately light-hearted, during our ceremony and my husband and I were extremely happy. I'd recommend him to everyone looking for a JP who will help make your day memorable. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for more from Mike, he was accomodating, understanding, and the ceremony was just perfect. Due to some employment changes, my wedding had to be reschedule with only 2 weeks notice, not only did Mike agree to perform our ceremony, but he was willing to work with our "unique" wedding venue. Our guests are still commenting on how sincere and special our ceremony was despite being in the middle of a Jimmy Buffett concert! I cannot say enough great things about Mike!
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I could not have asked for more from Mike, he was accomodating, understanding, and the ceremony was just perfect. Due to some employment changes, my wedding had to be reschedule with only 2 weeks notice, not only did Mike agree to perform our ceremony, but he was willing to work with our "unique" wedding venue. Our guests are still commenting on how sincere and special our ceremony was despite being in the middle of a Jimmy Buffett concert! I cannot say enough great things about Mike! Read less
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Millicent
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was an excellent JP! He worked with us in coming up with a new, unique way to symbolize our marriage and even customized our ceremony. He was well spoken and had a sense of humor, which was important to us when choosing our JP. His binder of ceremony options gave us a lot to pick and choose from, and even change according to what we wanted. He was the first, and only, JP we met with. We didn't need to meet with any one else!
Mike Backer was an excellent JP! He worked with us in coming up with a new, unique way to symbolize our marriage and even Read more...
Mike Backer was an excellent JP! He worked with us in coming up with a new, unique way to symbolize our marriage and even customized our ceremony. He was well spoken and had a sense of humor, which was important to us when choosing our JP. His binder of ceremony options gave us a lot to pick and choose from, and even change according to what we wanted. He was the first, and only, JP we met with. We didn't need to meet with any one else! Read less
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Mike & Paige
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.4/5.0
Mike Backer is a great JP and I would highly recommend him as an Officiant. He was very responsive and flexible with to our requests and was able to incorporate humor into the ceremony ( Nice Touch). With his many years as a JP we were able to pick his brain on what works well and what doesn’t and he was able to create a wonderful ceremony for us.
Mike Backer is a great JP and I would highly recommend him as an Officiant. He was very responsive and flexible with to Read more...
Mike Backer is a great JP and I would highly recommend him as an Officiant. He was very responsive and flexible with to our requests and was able to incorporate humor into the ceremony ( Nice Touch). With his many years as a JP we were able to pick his brain on what works well and what doesn’t and he was able to create a wonderful ceremony for us. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike was awesome! He was able to bring some humor into our ceremony, which I loved. We had a few people comment on how much they liked Mike. He made it really easy for us to choose the wording of our ceremony as well. He also was very helpful at our rehearsal by walking us through and answering any questions we had. I HIGHLY recommend Mike if you are looking for someone who isn't super boring and might make your guests laugh a few times during your ceremony!
Mike was awesome! He was able to bring some humor into our ceremony, which I loved. We had a few people comment on how Read more...
Mike was awesome! He was able to bring some humor into our ceremony, which I loved. We had a few people comment on how much they liked Mike. He made it really easy for us to choose the wording of our ceremony as well. He also was very helpful at our rehearsal by walking us through and answering any questions we had. I HIGHLY recommend Mike if you are looking for someone who isn't super boring and might make your guests laugh a few times during your ceremony! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike officiated our wedding this past May (2011) @ Point Breeze in Webster Mass, and we were nothing but pleased with him! He was such a big help with putting together a ceremony that was exactly what my husband and I wanted. He gave us plenty of options and opinions but never pushed us one way or another. He helped us with our rehearsal...making sure we were comfortable with what we were doing before it was over. He has a great personality, sense of humor and was always there via phone/email if i ever had a question or concern. He was there bright and early on wedding day, looking very professional and ready to perform :) When all was done he presented us with a beautiful copy of our "marriage license" (Not the official one, but a copy just to have) and an entire print out of our ceremony on paper with a wedding style background. This was all in a folder, nice and neat. A great keepsake. My husband and I are so thrilled that we found Mike and would gladly recommend him to anyone who needs a JP from Massachusetts!! Thanks Mike!

~Danielle and Ben Young
Wdstk CT
Mike officiated our wedding this past May (2011) @ Point Breeze in Webster Mass, and we were nothing but pleased with him! Read more...
Mike officiated our wedding this past May (2011) @ Point Breeze in Webster Mass, and we were nothing but pleased with him! He was such a big help with putting together a ceremony that was exactly what my husband and I wanted. He gave us plenty of options and opinions but never pushed us one way or another. He helped us with our rehearsal...making sure we were comfortable with what we were doing before it was over. He has a great personality, sense of humor and was always there via phone/email if i ever had a question or concern. He was there bright and early on wedding day, looking very professional and ready to perform :) When all was done he presented us with a beautiful copy of our "marriage license" (Not the official one, but a copy just to have) and an entire print out of our ceremony on paper with a wedding style background. This was all in a folder, nice and neat. A great keepsake. My husband and I are so thrilled that we found Mike and would gladly recommend him to anyone who needs a JP from Massachusetts!! Thanks Mike!

~Danielle and Ben Young
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K
Wedding:
4/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We emailed Mike on a Saturday and he emailed us back right away and saw us that Monday for our ceremony. Mike put an enormous amount of effort in officiating our ceremony and giving us are beautiful printed binder with our ceremony and names right in it. The attention to detail was great! He has a wonderful personality and made our day feel special and unique. Whether you are having a large ceremony or getting married in his living room, Mike can make your day one of your best memories together for life. :)
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We emailed Mike on a Saturday and he emailed us back right away and saw us that Monday for our ceremony. Mike put an enormous amount of effort in officiating our ceremony and giving us are beautiful printed binder with our ceremony and names right in it. The attention to detail was great! He has a wonderful personality and made our day feel special and unique. Whether you are having a large ceremony or getting married in his living room, Mike can make your day one of your best memories together for life. :) Read less
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missyT
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.8/5.0
Mike was a great officiant. He gave us so many pointers on obtaining the marriage license and on each part of our ceremony. His flexibility allowed us to create a personalized ceremony, which helped to make our wedding day that much more special. He was always willing to answer any questions and was very professional.
Mike was a great officiant. He gave us so many pointers on obtaining the marriage license and on each part of our Read more...
Mike was a great officiant. He gave us so many pointers on obtaining the marriage license and on each part of our ceremony. His flexibility allowed us to create a personalized ceremony, which helped to make our wedding day that much more special. He was always willing to answer any questions and was very professional. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
2/26/2011
4.8/5.0
Mike Backer was a wonderful JOP. He was so friendly and funny, it helped to ease some of the nerves. I would highly recommend him for any upcoming wedding!!
Mike Backer was a wonderful JOP. He was so friendly and funny, it helped to ease some of the nerves. I would highly Read more...
Mike Backer was a wonderful JOP. He was so friendly and funny, it helped to ease some of the nerves. I would highly recommend him for any upcoming wedding!! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
2/20/2011
4.7/5.0
Mike was able to blend lightness and love with solemnity. It was just what we wanted. Our initial meetings with Mike were very instructive and helpful in planning our ceremony -- Mike and Meredith
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Mike was able to blend lightness and love with solemnity. It was just what we wanted. Our initial meetings with Mike were very instructive and helpful in planning our ceremony -- Mike and Meredith Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
1/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I was an especially nervous bride. You see I suffer from frequent painful migraine headaches. I am talking down in bed, can't even lift your head off of the pillow pain and nausea. Well I got one of these headaches the day of my wedding. My future husband and I, decided with Mike, to hold the ceremony as planned, only I would not be there to get married that evening. Mike and his wife were so accomodating and understanding and held every detail as if I were in attendance. Fortunately it was a small, intimate wedding party, with friends and relatives who knew my health situation. About a month prior to all of this, my future husband and I met with Mike for an interview where he demonstrated right away that he was accomodating, had a wonderful sense of humor and was very attentive to the details of how we met and were now at the point to become husband and wife. He also came to show us that he could handle anything that was brought his way with dignity and humor. Mike took the information that he learned about us during the interview, and wove it into a sweet and loving story of how we came to want to be "we" and incorporated this into our ceremony and vows. It was magical, but stayed with the simpliciity that we desired. Mike married us for our guests on our planned evening and then for real a few days later in his home for the two of us. Mike offered his home for our actual ceremony, his wife became witness and photogragher, and all of this was done with ease and grace and left us feeling just as special as if we had made it to our planned wedding and reception. Thank you Mike and Anita for helping to save the "planned" evening and the following "actual" wedding. We hold fond memories of our wedding day and you both. Our heartfelt thankfullness and thoughts of our day will aways be memorable and special (not for the migraine, but for your true enjoyment of officiating!! Love Donna and Bob
I was an especially nervous bride. You see I suffer from frequent painful migraine headaches. I am talking down in bed, Read more...
I was an especially nervous bride. You see I suffer from frequent painful migraine headaches. I am talking down in bed, can't even lift your head off of the pillow pain and nausea. Well I got one of these headaches the day of my wedding. My future husband and I, decided with Mike, to hold the ceremony as planned, only I would not be there to get married that evening. Mike and his wife were so accomodating and understanding and held every detail as if I were in attendance. Fortunately it was a small, intimate wedding party, with friends and relatives who knew my health situation. About a month prior to all of this, my future husband and I met with Mike for an interview where he demonstrated right away that he was accomodating, had a wonderful sense of humor and was very attentive to the details of how we met and were now at the point to become husband and wife. He also came to show us that he could handle anything that was brought his way with dignity and humor. Mike took the information that he learned about us during the interview, and wove it into a sweet and loving story of how we came to want to be "we" and incorporated this into our ceremony and vows. It was magical, but stayed with the simpliciity that we desired. Mike married us for our guests on our planned evening and then for real a few days later in his home for the two of us. Mike offered his home for our actual ceremony, his wife became witness and photogragher, and all of this was done with ease and grace and left us feeling just as special as if we had made it to our planned wedding and reception. Thank you Mike and Anita for helping to save the "planned" evening and the following "actual" wedding. We hold fond memories of our wedding day and you both. Our heartfelt thankfullness and thoughts of our day will aways be memorable and special (not for the migraine, but for your true enjoyment of officiating!! Love Donna and Bob Read less
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abi1410
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was a joy to work with! He was very thorough and organized, and made what can be a stressful choice, a very easy one. He was able to provide us with a beautiful ceremony that fit both of us perfectly, and he worked with us on very short notice. He also provided us with a print out of our personal ceremony on beautiful keepsake paper, which we have framed and plan to use again in the future to renew our vows. He also provided us with a wonderful keepsake certificate of our marriage. Overall my experience was effortless, fun and wonderful! I would recommend Mike Backer to any couple who is looking for a officiant. He is very open to any ideas you bring to him and strives to meet your every need.
Mike Backer was a joy to work with! He was very thorough and organized, and made what can be a stressful choice, a very Read more...
Mike Backer was a joy to work with! He was very thorough and organized, and made what can be a stressful choice, a very easy one. He was able to provide us with a beautiful ceremony that fit both of us perfectly, and he worked with us on very short notice. He also provided us with a print out of our personal ceremony on beautiful keepsake paper, which we have framed and plan to use again in the future to renew our vows. He also provided us with a wonderful keepsake certificate of our marriage. Overall my experience was effortless, fun and wonderful! I would recommend Mike Backer to any couple who is looking for a officiant. He is very open to any ideas you bring to him and strives to meet your every need. Read less
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HelloKitty1193
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.4/5.0
Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is willing to meet with couples for a free consultation. He gave us a lot of valuable information during the initial meeting. We would highly recommend his services to anyone!
Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is willing to meet with couples for a free consultation. He gave us a lot Read more...
Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is willing to meet with couples for a free consultation. He gave us a lot of valuable information during the initial meeting. We would highly recommend his services to anyone! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was an amazing Officiant! He was available anytime my husband and I needed him, he was extremely professional but also had a great sense of humor at the same time! I would recommend him to anyone in need of a personable, responsible, timely, and fun JP! Pleasure working with you Mike! :)

-Lindsay&Travis
Mike Backer was an amazing Officiant! He was available anytime my husband and I needed him, he was extremely professional Read more...
Mike Backer was an amazing Officiant! He was available anytime my husband and I needed him, he was extremely professional but also had a great sense of humor at the same time! I would recommend him to anyone in need of a personable, responsible, timely, and fun JP! Pleasure working with you Mike! :)

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yaltomare
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike was exceptionally helpful and flexible.We booked him
On a very short notice and he made it possible.
Mike walked us through every step and made it so easy to work with
Him.
Mike was quick to respond to any questions or Concerns
During the ceremony, we felt so at ease with his sense of humour and responsabilty that all our guests complimented him on the services.
Would highly recommend Mike.

John and Yasmina ALtomare.Married on October 23rd,2010
Mike was exceptionally helpful and flexible.We booked him
On a very short notice and he made it possible.
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Mike was exceptionally helpful and flexible.We booked him
On a very short notice and he made it possible.
Mike walked us through every step and made it so easy to work with
Him.
Mike was quick to respond to any questions or Concerns
During the ceremony, we felt so at ease with his sense of humour and responsabilty that all our guests complimented him on the services.
Would highly recommend Mike.

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Michelle
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
It is very important to find an officiant that suits the couple's personalities and help put you at ease on your very important day. Justice Backer was able to ease the tension during the ceremony by adding just enough humor to calm our nerves as much as possible. He also had a great binderhe loaned to us with many options for ceremonies whether you want it to be religious, optional add ons, second marriage, etc.
Highly recommended
It is very important to find an officiant that suits the couple's personalities and help put you at ease on your very Read more...
It is very important to find an officiant that suits the couple's personalities and help put you at ease on your very important day. Justice Backer was able to ease the tension during the ceremony by adding just enough humor to calm our nerves as much as possible. He also had a great binderhe loaned to us with many options for ceremonies whether you want it to be religious, optional add ons, second marriage, etc.
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fdgwsrt
Wedding:
9/12/2010
4.8/5.0
We liked how Mike patiently worked with us to create just the right ceremony. And we loved his humorous interludes during the ceremony, and the way he delivered it too. You could tell that he really enjoyed being there.
We liked how Mike patiently worked with us to create just the right ceremony. And we loved his humorous interludes during Read more...
We liked how Mike patiently worked with us to create just the right ceremony. And we loved his humorous interludes during the ceremony, and the way he delivered it too. You could tell that he really enjoyed being there. Read less
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l&bphylis
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was not only professional but also incredibly personable. He made us feel completely relaxed and organized throughout the entire process and was integral in making our day a success. We wanted our officiant to be someone who would appreciate our personalities and sense of humor, and Mike did just that. Aside from his wonderful personality, the major reason we chose Mike to be our officiant was the fact that he encouraged us to make our ceremony our own, and he was willing to completely personalize and tailor it to our wishes. We really appreciated that flexibility. He thougth of details and ideas that we never would have considered, and his delivery was flawless. We wouldn't recommend anyone else, and we couldn't be more delighted to have had him as part of our special day.
Mike Backer was not only professional but also incredibly personable. He made us feel completely relaxed and organized Read more...
Mike Backer was not only professional but also incredibly personable. He made us feel completely relaxed and organized throughout the entire process and was integral in making our day a success. We wanted our officiant to be someone who would appreciate our personalities and sense of humor, and Mike did just that. Aside from his wonderful personality, the major reason we chose Mike to be our officiant was the fact that he encouraged us to make our ceremony our own, and he was willing to completely personalize and tailor it to our wishes. We really appreciated that flexibility. He thougth of details and ideas that we never would have considered, and his delivery was flawless. We wouldn't recommend anyone else, and we couldn't be more delighted to have had him as part of our special day. Read less
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cgould
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike was a professional JP whom added a touch of humor to our ceremony which we welcomed. Thanks again Mike!
Mike was a professional JP whom added a touch of humor to our ceremony which we welcomed. Thanks again Mike!
Mike was a professional JP whom added a touch of humor to our ceremony which we welcomed. Thanks again Mike! Read less
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Mrsk2010
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We found Justice Backer's service to be just what we were looking for. Not only did he bring great ideas to the table, but he provides a variety of options to make your ceremony personal to you and to accomodate whichever traditions you would like to incorporate. He responded quickly to any questions that we had and provided copies of what the ceremony would look like beforehand so there were no surprises. All of our wedding guests thought it was a great ceremony.
We found Justice Backer's service to be just what we were looking for. Not only did he bring great ideas to the table, but Read more...
We found Justice Backer's service to be just what we were looking for. Not only did he bring great ideas to the table, but he provides a variety of options to make your ceremony personal to you and to accomodate whichever traditions you would like to incorporate. He responded quickly to any questions that we had and provided copies of what the ceremony would look like beforehand so there were no surprises. All of our wedding guests thought it was a great ceremony. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike did an excellent job helping us prepare for our wedding ceremony! He was extremely organized and provided us with a lot of tools to customize our ceremony. He was very personable and made us feel at ease througout the process. We would highly recommend him to couples!

Angela & Greg Thomas
Mike did an excellent job helping us prepare for our wedding ceremony! He was extremely organized and provided us with a Read more...
Mike did an excellent job helping us prepare for our wedding ceremony! He was extremely organized and provided us with a lot of tools to customize our ceremony. He was very personable and made us feel at ease througout the process. We would highly recommend him to couples!

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bmarz
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.5/5.0
Mike was very pleasant, knowledgable, organized, and efficient - right from the beginning. During our initial meeting, he made a genuine effort to get to know both myself and my future husband and we immediately appreciated his humor and laid-back personality. Mike was always very prompt in getting back to me with my (many) questions and never seemed bothered! He had a binder full of "sample" ceremonies from which we could choose and/or pick-and-choose from different ideas to customize a ceremony just for us - and he was very flexible (e.g. we wanted to work in musical selections, readings, etc. and we were able to without any problems). The only "drawback" was that the price did NOT include a rehearsal/run-through - and in fact, he told us that if he came to the rehearsal it would cost us the same as the actual ceremony! We thought that was excessive and opted NOT to have him attend the rehearsal - but it was a little more hectic than I would have liked (and caused me some anxiety/stress). Overall, we were happy with his services, though. :) Good luck!
Mike was very pleasant, knowledgable, organized, and efficient - right from the beginning. During our initial meeting, he Read more...
Mike was very pleasant, knowledgable, organized, and efficient - right from the beginning. During our initial meeting, he made a genuine effort to get to know both myself and my future husband and we immediately appreciated his humor and laid-back personality. Mike was always very prompt in getting back to me with my (many) questions and never seemed bothered! He had a binder full of "sample" ceremonies from which we could choose and/or pick-and-choose from different ideas to customize a ceremony just for us - and he was very flexible (e.g. we wanted to work in musical selections, readings, etc. and we were able to without any problems). The only "drawback" was that the price did NOT include a rehearsal/run-through - and in fact, he told us that if he came to the rehearsal it would cost us the same as the actual ceremony! We thought that was excessive and opted NOT to have him attend the rehearsal - but it was a little more hectic than I would have liked (and caused me some anxiety/stress). Overall, we were happy with his services, though. :) Good luck! Read less
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janelle
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was a pleasure to work with (as well as his wife!). My husband and I had no clue how we wanted the ceremony to run, but Mike took the time to guide us through the process and sent us home with a well-organized binder with multiple examples of vows, readings, and other portions of the ceremony to get us started. Not only was he professional, patient, and flexible, but he also provided a sense of humor that really created an ease on our wedding day! We would recommend Mike Backer to anyone!
Mike Backer was a pleasure to work with (as well as his wife!). My husband and I had no clue how we wanted the ceremony to Read more...
Mike Backer was a pleasure to work with (as well as his wife!). My husband and I had no clue how we wanted the ceremony to run, but Mike took the time to guide us through the process and sent us home with a well-organized binder with multiple examples of vows, readings, and other portions of the ceremony to get us started. Not only was he professional, patient, and flexible, but he also provided a sense of humor that really created an ease on our wedding day! We would recommend Mike Backer to anyone! Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in June 2010 and used Mike Backer as our Officiant. He was great! He made picking out our vows so easy and made sure that we weren't any more nervous than we needed to be on the day of our event. He even came up last minute to help with our rehearsal dinner (we weren't going to have one and then decided two days before our even that we needed it!). I would recommend him to any couple looking for someone reliable, relaxed, and dependable!
My husband and I got married in June 2010 and used Mike Backer as our Officiant. He was great! He made picking out our Read more...
My husband and I got married in June 2010 and used Mike Backer as our Officiant. He was great! He made picking out our vows so easy and made sure that we weren't any more nervous than we needed to be on the day of our event. He even came up last minute to help with our rehearsal dinner (we weren't going to have one and then decided two days before our even that we needed it!). I would recommend him to any couple looking for someone reliable, relaxed, and dependable! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer is a fantastic Justice of the Peace. He did a wonderful job at our wedding and made the process of planning the ceremony effortless. He gave suggestions but was open to our special requests as well. We would highly recommend his services.
Mike Backer is a fantastic Justice of the Peace. He did a wonderful job at our wedding and made the process of planning Read more...
Mike Backer is a fantastic Justice of the Peace. He did a wonderful job at our wedding and made the process of planning the ceremony effortless. He gave suggestions but was open to our special requests as well. We would highly recommend his services. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Mike Backer was great! He was professional but relaxed and a little bit humorous. He was very flexible with scheduling the rehearsal. When I called him he was either available or called back quickly. He is very organized and made the whole process easy and painless. The 3-ring binder he provided was extremely helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.
Mike Backer was great! He was professional but relaxed and a little bit humorous. He was very flexible with scheduling the Read more...
Mike Backer was great! He was professional but relaxed and a little bit humorous. He was very flexible with scheduling the rehearsal. When I called him he was either available or called back quickly. He is very organized and made the whole process easy and painless. The 3-ring binder he provided was extremely helpful. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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dmsedlier
Wedding:
3/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike took the time to get to know us and find out what was important and unique about our relationship. We went away from the traditional and had a renaissance wedding with a handfasting ceremony in addition to the legal vows required by the Commonwealth of MA. Mike not only listened to our ideas, he offered suggestions that added to the intent of our special day. We highly recommend Mike to any bride and groom looking for an officiant who will bring professionalism, experience, and personalization to their most special day.
Dawn and Matt Sedlier
Mike took the time to get to know us and find out what was important and unique about our relationship. We went away from Read more...
Mike took the time to get to know us and find out what was important and unique about our relationship. We went away from the traditional and had a renaissance wedding with a handfasting ceremony in addition to the legal vows required by the Commonwealth of MA. Mike not only listened to our ideas, he offered suggestions that added to the intent of our special day. We highly recommend Mike to any bride and groom looking for an officiant who will bring professionalism, experience, and personalization to their most special day.
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nilsenm
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike was outstanding to work with. He made my wife and I feel so comfortable and gave us the ability to setup our ceremony to our liking. If I could give him a 10 on Flexibility I would have. Living in New England is never easy with the weather and Mike was so accommodating to last minute changes due to a little rain...ok A LOT of rain. He was a big part of our ceremony being perfect for us. Thanks Mike!
Mike was outstanding to work with. He made my wife and I feel so comfortable and gave us the ability to setup our ceremony Read more...
Mike was outstanding to work with. He made my wife and I feel so comfortable and gave us the ability to setup our ceremony to our liking. If I could give him a 10 on Flexibility I would have. Living in New England is never easy with the weather and Mike was so accommodating to last minute changes due to a little rain...ok A LOT of rain. He was a big part of our ceremony being perfect for us. Thanks Mike! Read less
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markdcarey
Wedding:
12/27/2009
5.0/5.0
What we appreciated about Mike and the reason we chose him was his website. It's amazing how many JPs don't have a website. We felt that we got to "know" him and his personality through his website.

We met with Mike at his home in a very relaxed atmosphere and appreciated receiving examples that my wife and I could take and modify to make the ceremony our own.

We threw a few curve balls to Mike just prior to the start of the ceremony and he handled it beautifully. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a JP who is passionate about his job and delivers ceremonies beautifully.
What we appreciated about Mike and the reason we chose him was his website. It's amazing how many JPs don't have a Read more...
What we appreciated about Mike and the reason we chose him was his website. It's amazing how many JPs don't have a website. We felt that we got to "know" him and his personality through his website.

We met with Mike at his home in a very relaxed atmosphere and appreciated receiving examples that my wife and I could take and modify to make the ceremony our own.

We threw a few curve balls to Mike just prior to the start of the ceremony and he handled it beautifully. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a JP who is passionate about his job and delivers ceremonies beautifully. Read less
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zelatrix
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.9/5.0
Mike is an experienced wedding officiant who was easy to work with and provided excellent guidance. He is lighthearted but professional and truly enjoys his work.
Mike is an experienced wedding officiant who was easy to work with and provided excellent guidance. He is lighthearted but Read more...
Mike is an experienced wedding officiant who was easy to work with and provided excellent guidance. He is lighthearted but professional and truly enjoys his work. Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike was fantastic! We could not have asked for a more warm, friendly, organized JP!! He gave us the tools to create the perferct ceremony that was a perfect reflection of us. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him!!!
Mike was fantastic! We could not have asked for a more warm, friendly, organized JP!! He gave us the tools to create the Read more...
Mike was fantastic! We could not have asked for a more warm, friendly, organized JP!! He gave us the tools to create the perferct ceremony that was a perfect reflection of us. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him!!! Read less
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Lcho
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Justice of the Peace Mike Backer was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better person to work with! We waited a long time and were scrambling for a JP somewhat last minute and after speaking to several JPs who were already booked they led me to him, and he was the perfect fit. He's willing to work with you to give you the ceremony you are looking for, but also uses his experience to help guide you. I would suggest him to anyone in the area looking for a JP!
Justice of the Peace Mike Backer was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better person to work with! We waited a long Read more...
Justice of the Peace Mike Backer was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better person to work with! We waited a long time and were scrambling for a JP somewhat last minute and after speaking to several JPs who were already booked they led me to him, and he was the perfect fit. He's willing to work with you to give you the ceremony you are looking for, but also uses his experience to help guide you. I would suggest him to anyone in the area looking for a JP! Read less
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angela
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike was humorous. My husband and I are always laughing and light hearted and he was just perfect for our wedding. He was also very genuine and sensitive. We just felt truly lucky to have have such a special person (and his wife was there and she is wonderful as well!) to marry us :)
Mike was humorous. My husband and I are always laughing and light hearted and he was just perfect for our wedding. He was Read more...
Mike was humorous. My husband and I are always laughing and light hearted and he was just perfect for our wedding. He was also very genuine and sensitive. We just felt truly lucky to have have such a special person (and his wife was there and she is wonderful as well!) to marry us :) Read less
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megloufor
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.9/5.0
Mike was truly helpful through this entire process. He had several 'ceremony' wording books to choose from and really let us plan the wording the way we wanted it to be done. He was very flexible and offered the right advice where needed. Mike was always very responsive to my emails and inquiries and prompt with arriving to the rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend him as the officiant of your wedding, a truly great guy!
Mike was truly helpful through this entire process. He had several 'ceremony' wording books to choose from and really let Read more...
Mike was truly helpful through this entire process. He had several 'ceremony' wording books to choose from and really let us plan the wording the way we wanted it to be done. He was very flexible and offered the right advice where needed. Mike was always very responsive to my emails and inquiries and prompt with arriving to the rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend him as the officiant of your wedding, a truly great guy! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was absolutely wonderful! We found him at the last minute and he was quick to work with us and get us on track that led me feeling relaxed that things would run smoothly. We were gracious that we could pick everything we wanted Mike to say at the ceremony and he did without question. He also included some great humor that had our family laughing and still talking about what a wonderful job he did. My husband and I are more then satisfied with what Mike Baker did for us and we would recommend him to anyone.
Mike Backer was absolutely wonderful! We found him at the last minute and he was quick to work with us and get us on track Read more...
Mike Backer was absolutely wonderful! We found him at the last minute and he was quick to work with us and get us on track that led me feeling relaxed that things would run smoothly. We were gracious that we could pick everything we wanted Mike to say at the ceremony and he did without question. He also included some great humor that had our family laughing and still talking about what a wonderful job he did. My husband and I are more then satisfied with what Mike Baker did for us and we would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Justice Mike Backer was fantastic! He made our special day even more so by allowing us to tailor the ceremony to fit our wants.
Justice Mike Backer was fantastic! He made our special day even more so by allowing us to tailor the ceremony to fit our Read more...
Justice Mike Backer was fantastic! He made our special day even more so by allowing us to tailor the ceremony to fit our wants. Read less
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Mileigh
Wedding:
8/17/2008
4.9/5.0
He's the best JP. Mike is hilarious, fun and easy to get along with. He's a great addition to your wedding if you're looking for a unique (and potentially comical) time. Mike is also very helpful throughout the process, ensuring you understand how to apply for your license, how to write your ceremony (yes, you write your own) and how the ceremony will flow.
He's the best JP. Mike is hilarious, fun and easy to get along with. He's a great addition to your wedding if you're Read more...
He's the best JP. Mike is hilarious, fun and easy to get along with. He's a great addition to your wedding if you're looking for a unique (and potentially comical) time. Mike is also very helpful throughout the process, ensuring you understand how to apply for your license, how to write your ceremony (yes, you write your own) and how the ceremony will flow. Read less
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