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The Wedding Ministers

Houston , TX
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Houston, TX 77057 US

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832-868-0883

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ABOUT US

* VOTED 5 OF 5 STARS: The Wedding Ministers are rated 5 of 5 stars on the most popular wedding websites...voted on by local Brides after their wedding ceremonies
* 100% SATISFACTION... Read more
* VOTED 5 OF 5 STARS: The Wedding Ministers are rated 5 of 5 stars on the most popular wedding websites...voted on by local Brides after their wedding ceremonies
* 100% SATISFACTION RATE: The Wedding Ministers have a 100% satisfaction rate for 22 years
* GUARANTEE: Your ceremony will be done with excellence and professionalism, or your money will be refunded
* DEPENDABLE: The Wedding Ministers have never been late, have never no-showed, and always have a back-up Minister available in case of emergency
* WEEKEND & EVENING APPOINTMENTS: We schedule appointments at times convenient to busy Brides and Grooms Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I ask the bride and groom to help me plan the ceremony.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No, couples may select their favorite Scripture or poems.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
It is offered, but not required.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I perform most rehearsals 1 hour the ceremony.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We were very happy with The Wedding Ministers for our wedding ceremony. We had Pastor Matt who was a perfect fit for my husband and I. He was very helpful in planning the ceremony to fit our desires. He even sent us an outline and our script of what we were supposed to say during the ceremony to ease our pain of public speaking. He was very flexible on where to meet to discuss what we wanted for the ceremony. He really cares about getting to know the bride and groom to personalize the ceremony. Matt showed up when he said he would and did a wonderful job with the ceremony. He even sent the marriage license for us so we didn't have to worry about holding on to it and sending it before/after the wedding and honeymoon.

The only comment I have is that the marriage license was folded to send off. We were a little disappointed but were able to make it work.

We would definitely recommend The Wedding Ministers for your special day!
We were very happy with The Wedding Ministers for our wedding ceremony. We had Pastor Matt who was a perfect fit for my Read more...
We were very happy with The Wedding Ministers for our wedding ceremony. We had Pastor Matt who was a perfect fit for my husband and I. He was very helpful in planning the ceremony to fit our desires. He even sent us an outline and our script of what we were supposed to say during the ceremony to ease our pain of public speaking. He was very flexible on where to meet to discuss what we wanted for the ceremony. He really cares about getting to know the bride and groom to personalize the ceremony. Matt showed up when he said he would and did a wonderful job with the ceremony. He even sent the marriage license for us so we didn't have to worry about holding on to it and sending it before/after the wedding and honeymoon.

The only comment I have is that the marriage license was folded to send off. We were a little disappointed but were able to make it work.

We would definitely recommend The Wedding Ministers for your special day! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with Pastor James and the beautiful, unforgettable ceremony he gave to us. We found Pastor James through our friends who hired him for their wedding. We loved their ceremony so much that we had to have Pastor James.

Pastor was very responsive to emails during the whole planning process. His professionalism is unmatched, and he makes the whole ceremony planning easier than you could ever imagine. I was a little worried that we never really went though the ceremony and he wasn't going to be at our rehearsal dinner, but the whole ceremony went off without a hitch.

Pastor gives you a really great questionnaire to fill out individually about your significant other. From that and your conversations with him, he somehow gleans who you really are as individuals and as a couple. He was able to make our ceremony so personal, sweet, and loving, which is incredible if you think about how he only met with us once for about 30 minutes before the big day. He is truly great at what he does and it's obvious that he loves uniting couples in holy union. Another reason why I loved Pastor James is that he's a pastor. He blesses your marriage, but gives you the option to have a ceremony that doesn't focus on God. While my husband and I are Christians, we didn't necessarily want our ceremony to be all about Him, and we didn't want our guests feeling "preached" to. Rather, we wanted to make this time about us, our friendship and love, and our new life together. And Pastor James was able to do that for us, while at the same time provide us with that blessing from God that I craved. Again, Pastor James is incredible and we will forever think of him and our ceremony with great love and appreciate. Thank you, Pastor James.
We could not be happier with Pastor James and the beautiful, unforgettable ceremony he gave to us. We found Pastor James Read more...
We could not be happier with Pastor James and the beautiful, unforgettable ceremony he gave to us. We found Pastor James through our friends who hired him for their wedding. We loved their ceremony so much that we had to have Pastor James.

Pastor was very responsive to emails during the whole planning process. His professionalism is unmatched, and he makes the whole ceremony planning easier than you could ever imagine. I was a little worried that we never really went though the ceremony and he wasn't going to be at our rehearsal dinner, but the whole ceremony went off without a hitch.

Pastor gives you a really great questionnaire to fill out individually about your significant other. From that and your conversations with him, he somehow gleans who you really are as individuals and as a couple. He was able to make our ceremony so personal, sweet, and loving, which is incredible if you think about how he only met with us once for about 30 minutes before the big day. He is truly great at what he does and it's obvious that he loves uniting couples in holy union. Another reason why I loved Pastor James is that he's a pastor. He blesses your marriage, but gives you the option to have a ceremony that doesn't focus on God. While my husband and I are Christians, we didn't necessarily want our ceremony to be all about Him, and we didn't want our guests feeling "preached" to. Rather, we wanted to make this time about us, our friendship and love, and our new life together. And Pastor James was able to do that for us, while at the same time provide us with that blessing from God that I craved. Again, Pastor James is incredible and we will forever think of him and our ceremony with great love and appreciate. Thank you, Pastor James. Read less
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aggieduckie
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
James was a wonderful addition to our wedding celebration! He brought faith into our Methodist/Catholic ceremony. He is professional and was available to answer any questions we had. Thanks so much James!!!
James was a wonderful addition to our wedding celebration! He brought faith into our Methodist/Catholic ceremony. He is Read more...
James was a wonderful addition to our wedding celebration! He brought faith into our Methodist/Catholic ceremony. He is professional and was available to answer any questions we had. Thanks so much James!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/26/2010
0.0/5.0
First let me say I feel horrible having to write such a bad review. Especially after seeing all the positive reviews concerning Pastor James. Unfortunatly Pastor James did not do our ceremony. I do not want to mention names, but be very aware if you have a one of the Pastors from San Antonio. I could not have imagined a worse experience if I tried. We chose theweddingministers.com because of how personal and meaningful the ceremony was supposed to be. The ceremony was anything but personal. We filled out detailed questionnaires about us, our likes, what we loved about each other and I do not honestly believe the pastor even read it. He actually called my husband by the wrong name twice! And if that was not enough the message delivered at the ceremony for horrible as well. It was quite embarrassing and I wanted it to end as soon as possible when he said “Love is blind, marriage is an eye opener", "love is a dream, and marriage is an alarm clock." His demeanor and attitude, and these quotes left me feeling that he was communicating that marriage is a burden. Don't get me wrong I know marriage is hard work but I would have preferred something a little more inspirational! I won't go on but let me end by saying these were just 2 of the snafoos that occurred. I don't have room for the rest. Unless you want your family and friends joking about how bad the ceremony officient was do not hire B.A as an officient. I think I am going to scream if I have to answer the question "Where in the world did you find this guy" one more time.
First let me say I feel horrible having to write such a bad review. Especially after seeing all the positive reviews Read more...
First let me say I feel horrible having to write such a bad review. Especially after seeing all the positive reviews concerning Pastor James. Unfortunatly Pastor James did not do our ceremony. I do not want to mention names, but be very aware if you have a one of the Pastors from San Antonio. I could not have imagined a worse experience if I tried. We chose theweddingministers.com because of how personal and meaningful the ceremony was supposed to be. The ceremony was anything but personal. We filled out detailed questionnaires about us, our likes, what we loved about each other and I do not honestly believe the pastor even read it. He actually called my husband by the wrong name twice! And if that was not enough the message delivered at the ceremony for horrible as well. It was quite embarrassing and I wanted it to end as soon as possible when he said “Love is blind, marriage is an eye opener", "love is a dream, and marriage is an alarm clock." His demeanor and attitude, and these quotes left me feeling that he was communicating that marriage is a burden. Don't get me wrong I know marriage is hard work but I would have preferred something a little more inspirational! I won't go on but let me end by saying these were just 2 of the snafoos that occurred. I don't have room for the rest. Unless you want your family and friends joking about how bad the ceremony officient was do not hire B.A as an officient. I think I am going to scream if I have to answer the question "Where in the world did you find this guy" one more time. Read less
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The Wedding Ministers responded with the following comments:

We deeply regret such a disappointing experience and have issued a full refund. Unfortunately, someone can be a man of character and a gifted Minister, yet not excel at performing wedding ceremonies. This has never happened before to The Wedding Ministers, and will not happen again.
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lindseybreann
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Bill Norman performed our wedding ceremony. Bill was amazing! We met with him multiple times before the wedding, and he really got to know us and wanted to personalize the wedding for us. The first time we met him, we felt like we'd known him for years. The ceremony was filled with details unique to our relationship, and we could not have been happier with everything he did. I highly recommend this company!
Pastor Bill Norman performed our wedding ceremony. Bill was amazing! We met with him multiple times before the wedding, Read more...
Pastor Bill Norman performed our wedding ceremony. Bill was amazing! We met with him multiple times before the wedding, and he really got to know us and wanted to personalize the wedding for us. The first time we met him, we felt like we'd known him for years. The ceremony was filled with details unique to our relationship, and we could not have been happier with everything he did. I highly recommend this company! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Pastor Mike because we were getting married in a hotel, and therefore, the Catholic Church would not marry us (i.e., it is outside of sacred ground). We met with him once, and when we got in the car, we both talked about how easy he was to talk to and that he seemed to really care about the couples he met. His message during our ceremony was personalized to us and our story, and we received several compliments about it from our guests.
We hired Pastor Mike because we were getting married in a hotel, and therefore, the Catholic Church would not marry us Read more...
We hired Pastor Mike because we were getting married in a hotel, and therefore, the Catholic Church would not marry us (i.e., it is outside of sacred ground). We met with him once, and when we got in the car, we both talked about how easy he was to talk to and that he seemed to really care about the couples he met. His message during our ceremony was personalized to us and our story, and we received several compliments about it from our guests. Read less
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ajvalmores
Wedding:
3/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor James is Awesome! His service was so beautiful and he made everything seem so calm and smooth! We felt so comfortable, especially since we were both nervous, and he let us know what we needed to do. He personalized the service much more than what we had hoped and did such a wonderful job. He made us laugh and just set the mood! He's very easy to speak to about anything and is willing to do anything to help you. Thank you Pastor James! I definitely recommend The Wedding Ministers for your ceremony!
Pastor James is Awesome! His service was so beautiful and he made everything seem so calm and smooth! We felt so Read more...
Pastor James is Awesome! His service was so beautiful and he made everything seem so calm and smooth! We felt so comfortable, especially since we were both nervous, and he let us know what we needed to do. He personalized the service much more than what we had hoped and did such a wonderful job. He made us laugh and just set the mood! He's very easy to speak to about anything and is willing to do anything to help you. Thank you Pastor James! I definitely recommend The Wedding Ministers for your ceremony! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
11/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended!! They are personable and professional! He takes the time to get to know you as a couple and incorporated your wishes into the ceremony program as well as give you suggestions to make it even better! You will not be disappointed! =))
Highly recommended!! They are personable and professional! He takes the time to get to know you as a couple and Read more...
Highly recommended!! They are personable and professional! He takes the time to get to know you as a couple and incorporated your wishes into the ceremony program as well as give you suggestions to make it even better! You will not be disappointed! =)) Read less
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P.Andre
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I live out of town, so there wasn't anyone in Houston that I knew who could do officiate our wedding. We met James at the Houston Bridal Extravaganza and I instantly knew that he was going to fit well with our style and intentions. His wedding profile was pretty intensive, but it really helped him to get to know us as a couple and personalize our ceremony. I've been to a lot of weddings and always daydream during the ceremony for one reason or another. Maybe I'm biased because it was my own wedding, but everything he said was spot on. He talked about the importance of marriage and recognized that it's a lot of hard times too and that each part has to give their all to make it work. He also recognized that both of our parents are still married and how that played a role in shaping our love for eachother. It was a Christian ceremony like I wanted, but it was so personalized to my husband and I. I think our guests were able to connect with our "story" and get a feel for our views of how we would like our marriage to be because of the ceremony. I can't wait to watch it again on video - it was perfectly suited to our personalities!
I live out of town, so there wasn't anyone in Houston that I knew who could do officiate our wedding. We met James at the Read more...
I live out of town, so there wasn't anyone in Houston that I knew who could do officiate our wedding. We met James at the Houston Bridal Extravaganza and I instantly knew that he was going to fit well with our style and intentions. His wedding profile was pretty intensive, but it really helped him to get to know us as a couple and personalize our ceremony. I've been to a lot of weddings and always daydream during the ceremony for one reason or another. Maybe I'm biased because it was my own wedding, but everything he said was spot on. He talked about the importance of marriage and recognized that it's a lot of hard times too and that each part has to give their all to make it work. He also recognized that both of our parents are still married and how that played a role in shaping our love for eachother. It was a Christian ceremony like I wanted, but it was so personalized to my husband and I. I think our guests were able to connect with our "story" and get a feel for our views of how we would like our marriage to be because of the ceremony. I can't wait to watch it again on video - it was perfectly suited to our personalities! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
AMAZING-- the ceremony was so beautiful- If we renew our vows i will be calling Pastor James. He took the time to get to know us and put our personalitys and why we loved each other in the ceremony. He was flexible with what we wanted and we worked together to make the day amazing.
AMAZING-- the ceremony was so beautiful- If we renew our vows i will be calling Pastor James. He took the time to get to Read more...
AMAZING-- the ceremony was so beautiful- If we renew our vows i will be calling Pastor James. He took the time to get to know us and put our personalitys and why we loved each other in the ceremony. He was flexible with what we wanted and we worked together to make the day amazing. Read less
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