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Weddings Your Way by Mary & Associates

Chester , MD
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Chester , MD US 21619 (map)

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410-271-0727

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ABOUT US

It's your day! Let me design a wedding ceremony you have dreamed of, creating a custom ceremony to suit your desires and beliefs. My associates and I are non-demoninational ordained... Read more
It's your day! Let me design a wedding ceremony you have dreamed of, creating a custom ceremony to suit your desires and beliefs. My associates and I are non-demoninational ordained ministers who perform ceremonies in the Annapolis area, the Eastern Shore, Ocean City and Delaware Resort areas. Our ceremonies are from tradiitional to centemporary, multi-cultural and interfaith. ... Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
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

REVIEWS

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Kim
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary performed my wedding ceremony and did a fantastic job...it was exactly as I had imagined and hoped! My wedding took place about an hour away from where I live, so I actually didn't meet Mary in person until the day of the wedding - all of the details and conversations took place via phone and email. I really can't say enough good things about Mary, and I received numerous compliments from my guests, who also thought she did a fantatic job and performed a lovely ceremony. She provided me with numerous samples and templates to help construct a ceremony specifically for me and my husband. She was very responsive to my questions, ideas, and even last minute changes. If you're getting married anywhere on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I would highly recommend that you check out Mary - you won't be disappointed!
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Weddings Your Way by Mary & Associates responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kim. It was a pleasure meeting both of you and performing your wedding ceremony.

All the best ,

Mary
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Katy
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
In one word, we would describe Mary as pleasant. She has a smile to light the world, and she is so friendly. We chose Mary to be our Officiant not only because of this, but she was more then happy to spend the time with us to write a ceremony that reflected our relationship. She was very responsive with emails, and never seemed annoyed when we would request to change things. She handles her work with grace, and her calming presence made us feel comfortable on our wedding day. We would recommend Mary to anyone! Thanks Mary.
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Weddings Your Way by Mary & Associates responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much. I enjoyed meeting and working with both of you. Wishing you both all the best in the future.

Mary
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mary was very professional, personable and great to work with in general. We would highly recommend her services to anyone
Services Used: Officiant
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Emily and Brent
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary is a great officiant. She offered a large selection of typical ceremony outlines and let us pick parts we liked, and add parts that made it special to us. She pulled it all together and kept it natural. Mary is a kind hearted person who will go out of her way to make the ceremony just the way you want it. She is flexible and easy to meet with. Also her grandsons are adorable! I think Mary is especially good at what she does because she loves her family and understands that a wedding is about bringing families together. We loved working with her and we wish she would have stayed for the reception!

We recommend her to anyone!
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Heather
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We wanted a more personal and less religious ceremony for our wedding. Mary was the perfect match! She is very supportive of the ceremony being what the bride and groom want it to be and less about the "typical structure". She gave us a few examples of ceremonies, but let us give input and determine what we would like in it. She was extremely professional, flexible and gave great advice and direction for our day!! She was wonderful and I would highly recommend her!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
I found Mary during my searches online. Out of everyone I found she was the only one willing to work with a multicultural wedding (I am not religious at all and my husband is Jewish) and be creative with it. She came up with a draft after we met her at her house, and it was pretty bland - almost like she just inserted our names into a template she had made. We tweaked it over the course of a few months and came up with something we were happy with. Her delivery at the ceremony was fair... she messed up a few times, but nothing too critical. Very nice lady, very accommodating, but I'm not sure I would choose her again.
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Alison
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.4/5.0
Working with Mary was a pleasure for our wedding. We had a consultation meeting with her before deciding to hire Mary at her home. She has competitive pricing and we were able to work with her to create our custom ceremony. We received many compliments that our ceremony was personal and spiritual.

There were a few small mistakes during the wedding, which is why I lowered her score a bit: she forgot to tell our guests to sit down after I walked down the aisle, she pronounced our last name wrong when she introduced us as Mr. and Mrs., and during our special "tying of the knot" ceremony, we weren't quite sure what to do.

Despite these mistakes, I would recommend Mary as a wedding officiant.
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Elliott
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The other reviews pretty much said it: Mary is incredible. From the second that we met her, we knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding. She was sincere, understanding, and professional. If you are reading this, make an appointment to see Mary, and you will know what I mean within seconds of shaking her hand.
Services Used: Officiant
Weddings Your Way by Mary & Associates responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Elliott and Carolyn!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.6/5.0
Mary was great to work with. She provided us with tons of options for customizing our ceremony and wrote it exactly as we wanted. We didn't meet face to face until the ceremony and everything went flawlessly. The ceremony turned out perfectly.
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Tiffin
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary did an AMAZING JOB!! My husband and I feel so blessed to have had her join our lives together in love. The ceremony was beautiful, and exactly what we wanted. Mary is a professional and yet still has the warmth of a family member. She spends times with you and your finance' before the wedding day so she can add special, personal features into the ceremony that make it personal and beautiful. Thank you Mary for everything!!!
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Chrissy
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Mary and I was very impressed with her warm tone and professionalism. She made the ceremony planning process less stressful by her experience. She simplified the process and was able to go back and forth via email to write and coordinate the ceremony. For me, email communication was key to fitting the planning into my busy schedule. We didn't meet face to face until the ceremony and everything went flawlessly. She incorporated the knot tying ceremony and special readings I sent her. Mary was very responsive and timely.
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary was absolutely wonderful to work with. She made our wedding ceremony beautiful. In fact, many of our guests complimented me on our choice of officiant - guests thought our selected readings were perfect. I couldn't have been more pleased with our ceremony, and working with Mary was fun and easy!
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Kristen & Devin
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Debra Maheux as our wedding officiant through this service. She was very flexible and worked with our schedules to meet and decide how we wanted our ceremony to be. We were able to put together a short and very meaningful ceremony (exactly what we wanted!) She was easily accessible by email for whenever we had a question. It was a real pleasure to have her for our officiant. She made the ceremony one of the least stressful things on our list (which was a blessing!)
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Kate
Wedding:
8/5/2012
4.0/5.0
Mary was very helpful in providing suggestions for content that allowed us to create the ceremony we really wanted. She offered a wide array of poems, vows/ring vows and other symbolic ceremonies for us to choose from and we were very pleased with how the content of the ceremony turned out. Early on we had a nice meeting with Mary to talk about the ceremony and she was a nice presence during our wedding.
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Toni
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
This was a second marriage for both my new husband and I, so we wanted our ceremony to be short and sweet, but still meaningful. Mary gave us exactly what we wanted! She answered my emails promptly and was extremely helpful in puting our ceremony together, as well as guiding us through the process so we didn't miss anything. She has a wonderful demeanor and is a pleasure to work with.
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Tina
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved having Mary officiate our wedding. She was very personable and professional. I would recommend using her to anyone who is looking for an officiant!!! Thanks Mary!!
Tina & Steve Sears
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/24/2012
4.0/5.0
We had Mary do our ceremony. She came highly recommended by our venue so we were excited to work with her. While she was very friendly, responsive and flexible, we had several concerns. When we went to meet with her she spent most of our meeting talking about her experiences with past weddings and little time getting to know us and how we met and what our wedding was going to be like. We had wanted to have those conversations because we were hoping to have a personal touch to our ceremony. As such, we sent her a blurb about our history and asked that she find a way to incorporate it into our ceremony as neither my husband or I are good with words. What she sent back reflected little to no effort. She basically took our blurb and rearranged a few words. So, I ended up having to write it myself. The other concern was that she pronounced my last name wrong during the ceremony. My husband and I just felt that she was very disconnected from us and our ceremony and we had wanted someone that was going to make an effort to get to know us and create a one of a kind ceremony.
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Kristal
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary did an amazing job officiating our wedding. I could not have been more pleased. I received numerous compliments from my wedding guests about how great she was. When we got back from our honeymoon & got our mail, she had already sent us all of the certified copies of our marriage certificate from the state..usually people take forever to get that to you! She was really easy to work with, we emailed back and forth and created my ceremony pretty quick. She has a lot of vows, readings and poems to choose from, or you can customize your own ceremony- she is very flexible. I never even had to meet with her in person and was 100% confident that she would deliver a perfect ceremony- which she did. I would highly recommend Weddings Your Way by Mary to anyone searching for an officiant!
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ksld21
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary did an amazing job with our ceremony. She took the time to customize the ceremony exactly the way my husband and I wanted it. Mary was was punctual, for both our rehearsal and wedding day. The ceremony ended up being the perfect length- not too long, but long enough to enjoy! I would absolutely recommend Mary to any newly engaged bride!
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Jill
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot emphasize enough how flexible Mary was as our officiant. Our original officiant had an emergency surgery 2 months before our wedding. We were in a tailspin trying to find someone. My husband made a phone call to Mary and she was there!! She was efficient and patient, as we had a rainy, windy wedding day. Mary's presence made things calm and our ceremony turned out beautifully. I highly recommend.
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Cameron
Wedding:
9/18/2011
4.8/5.0
Amazing everything went perfect couldnt of asked for a better officiant. Thank you Mary.
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Missy911
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary was very flexible with our wedding ceremony, allowing us to edit it, and providing very useful feedback! She was a professional all the way through the process, and I am just so glad she was a part of our special day. She also has a great sense of humor, which was needed with our crowd! Thank you, Mary for making it so special!
Services Used: Officiant
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jbt
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Mary for our wedding. She was very nice and helpful as we decided on what we wanted our ceremony to be. She will create the perfect ceremony for any couple! Thank you so much!
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Bev and John
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
With this being a second marriage for both of us, we wanted something intimate and personal. Mary listened to our wishes, added wonderful suggestions, and helped us have a wedding to remember for a lifetime. She truly became more than just a person who married us. We will alsways consider her a dear friend.
Services Used: Officiant
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amblose
Wedding:
2/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary is the most pleasant woman I have ever worked with! Her ceremony was exceptional and just perfectly tailored to us. It truely captured the essence of who we are as a couple and was just amazing! Our family and friends had so many compliments about the ceremony and said it couldn't have been more perfect!
Services Used: Officiant
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Lynnette Ward
Wedding:
7/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary Tankersley officiated our small outdoor summer wedding and her professionalism and dedication helped make our ceremony complete -- preparing a custom service suited to us and assisting with the music was just a small part of the service she provided to ensure every detail was perfect. Thank you Mary for making our day extra special, for enduring the sweltering summer heat and for saving the wedding cake too!

Doug and Lynnette Ward
July 7, 2010
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Unique Services

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