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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance

Stratford , CT
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156 Blakeman Place
Stratford, CT US 06615 (map)

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203-654-0471

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ABOUT US

Hello and congratulations! I am an ordained interfaith minister (The New Seminary, 2003, NYC). I approach each ceremony as being unique and personal, and will work with you to make sure... Read more
Hello and congratulations! I am an ordained interfaith minister (The New Seminary, 2003, NYC). I approach each ceremony as being unique and personal, and will work with you to make sure that your ceremony is as simple (or elaborate) and meaningful as you want it to be. I don't believe in imposing any requirements, and your ceremony does not need to be "religious" if you don't want it to be! I believe that your ceremony should reflect who YOU are. I am just here to guide and assist. However, should you desire to incorporate elements of faith/spirituality into your ceremony I will do all I can to make this happen in a way that has integrity.

As well as wedding ceremonies, I am experienced in baby blessing ceremonies, ceremonies for renewal of wedding vows, memorial services and dedication ceremonies.

Already have an officiant for your ceremony? I also have extensive experience as a classical musician (pianist), and have worked as a church musician for over thirty years. (see www.willduchon.com). I will be happy to speak with you about questions or ideas you may have regarding music for your ceremony and/or reception. I have played piano/organ for hundreds of ceremonies and am available to provide just the right music for yours. I can also connect you with professional musicians (string players, woodwind players, guitarists, singers, etc.) whom I know and trust.

Regarding fees: Typically my fee for a ceremony is $300, which includes two pre-ceremony meetings with you and your fiancee, and the ceremony. (If a rehearsal is required the additional fee is $50) This fee is negotiable depending upon circumstances, and I am always available for questions and guidance above and beyond our "official" two pre-ceremony meetings,of course.



Here are some testamonials from couples I've worked with:

“(Our ceremony) was exactly how we hoped it would be. You did such a great job and made us feel so comfortable, and we cannot thank you enough for being so understanding and flexible. In the end we knew we had made the right decision by choosing you to perform the ceremony. It really was perfect!” -Alison and Ben W. married June 7, 2008

“Thank you Will for making our wedding ceremony so special and one that was a perfect fit for us. As soon as we met you, both of us immediately liked you and knew we had lucked out. You made the entire process effortless and stress-free. We truly appreciate the wonderful job you did and will always remember you.” -Rick and Diane C., married June 28, 2008

“Dear Will - Thank you so much for officiating our wedding! We appreciate how much you worked with us to include our children in the ceremony. We wanted something that was personal and meaningful to us and you accomplished that in such a beautiful way. I have received so many compliments on what a wonderful ceremony it was! I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for an officiant! Thank you again!” -Jennifer and John S., married December 27, 2008

“Mark and I want to thank you so much for the ceremony you performed. Everyone commented at how lovely you delivered everything that was said and we couldn't be happier. I am so glad I found you; you were the perfect person for our day. Thank you so much for making it so special!” -Melissa and Mark S. married August 8, 2009

“Reverend Will did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! He even went above and beyond his duties by assisting us in choosing the perfect readings to make our special day more memorable. We will certainly recommend Reverend Will to any of our friends and relatives that are looking for a wonderful officiant.” -Jennifer and Larry D., married October 11, 2008

“Thanks!!! You did a great job, we really appreciate it and will definitely recommend you if we hear of anyone in need of an officiant.” -Jessica and Michael C., married September 5, 2009

“We wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding so memorable. The laughter during the ceremony has resulted in some terrific photos! God and Mother Nature sure shined on us that day with such spectacular weather. People have commented that it was the best wedding they have been to! Thank you so much. We will be sure to pass your name along to others if they are in need of a minister.” -Sharon and Daniel P., married September 19, 2009 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?
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, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Will Duchon officiated our wedding on 9/28/13. It was the most beautiful, incredible day of our lives and it was made even more amazing by him. Our ceremony was just how we wanted it and Will did a great job incorporating our hopes for our ceremony into his plan-it was perfect. We were anxious about the plan of our ceremony so Will graciously joined our rehearsal and put all our worries to rest. It really helped us relax and enjoy our ceremony. We couldn't be happier with how it went. Furthermore, we had many many guests compliment how beautiful and fluid our ceremony was and complimented Will. You will be lucky to have him officiate for you! Thank you Will!
Will Duchon officiated our wedding on 9/28/13. It was the most beautiful, incredible day of our lives and it was made even Read more...
Will Duchon officiated our wedding on 9/28/13. It was the most beautiful, incredible day of our lives and it was made even more amazing by him. Our ceremony was just how we wanted it and Will did a great job incorporating our hopes for our ceremony into his plan-it was perfect. We were anxious about the plan of our ceremony so Will graciously joined our rehearsal and put all our worries to rest. It really helped us relax and enjoy our ceremony. We couldn't be happier with how it went. Furthermore, we had many many guests compliment how beautiful and fluid our ceremony was and complimented Will. You will be lucky to have him officiate for you! Thank you Will! Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much Liz and Ryan for the "review". I don't like asking for these things but at least I know that you were both satisfied.

Again, all the best to you both.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Will
Thanks again for such a wonderful Wedding Ceremony !! Everything was beautiful and perfect. I wouldn't have asked for a better time. Thanks again !!

Ruth and Dave
Will
Thanks again for such a wonderful Wedding Ceremony !! Everything was beautiful and perfect. I wouldn't have asked Read more...
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Thanks again for such a wonderful Wedding Ceremony !! Everything was beautiful and perfect. I wouldn't have asked for a better time. Thanks again !!

Ruth and Dave Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Ruth and Dave,

You are very welcome. All the best to you both.
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Andrew
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We obtained Mr. Duchon's services for our wedding and we couldn't be happier. He was a professional from the first time we meet and made us feel very comfortable. Mr. Duchon was beyond prepared and made our ceremony a memorable one. We couldn't have made a better choice and would recommend him to any of our friends or family members.
We obtained Mr. Duchon's services for our wedding and we couldn't be happier. He was a professional from the first time we Read more...
We obtained Mr. Duchon's services for our wedding and we couldn't be happier. He was a professional from the first time we meet and made us feel very comfortable. Mr. Duchon was beyond prepared and made our ceremony a memorable one. We couldn't have made a better choice and would recommend him to any of our friends or family members. Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much, Stephanie and Andrew. It was my pleasure and honor to officiate for your wedding.
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Chelsea
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Will Duchon went above and beyond the call of duty. His words were absolutely perfect. He said everything without dragging on and on and saying too much. My husband and I really felt that in the times we met with Will that he really put forth the effort to get to know what we were all about in order to personalize our ceremony and make it truly memorable and absolutely beautiful. We couldn't be any happier with our choice :)
Will Duchon went above and beyond the call of duty. His words were absolutely perfect. He said everything without dragging Read more...
Will Duchon went above and beyond the call of duty. His words were absolutely perfect. He said everything without dragging on and on and saying too much. My husband and I really felt that in the times we met with Will that he really put forth the effort to get to know what we were all about in order to personalize our ceremony and make it truly memorable and absolutely beautiful. We couldn't be any happier with our choice :) Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Thanks very much Chelsea. I appreciate your generosity.

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Kyle
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
He was very attentive to our needs and requests. We would stongly recommend him to anyone seeking an officiant!
He was very attentive to our needs and requests. We would stongly recommend him to anyone seeking an officiant!
He was very attentive to our needs and requests. We would stongly recommend him to anyone seeking an officiant! Read less
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Laura-Jill
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Will created a beautiful ceremony for us. he spoke naturally and from through heart. there were no issues concerning timeliness or professionalism.
Will met with.us in our home and immediately was able to understand our needs and desires. We felt comfortable and confident in his ability to perform a beautiful wedding. We highly recommend Will for any ceremony.
Will created a beautiful ceremony for us. he spoke naturally and from through heart. there were no issues concerning Read more...
Will created a beautiful ceremony for us. he spoke naturally and from through heart. there were no issues concerning timeliness or professionalism.
Will met with.us in our home and immediately was able to understand our needs and desires. We felt comfortable and confident in his ability to perform a beautiful wedding. We highly recommend Will for any ceremony. Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Thank you, LauraJill and Tony. I appreciate this very much. All the best to you both.
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mtaddei
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Will was a fantastic officiant! He had a flexible schedule for meetings/phone calls/ and emails prior to the event. As a picky bride...I wrote non-traditional parts into my ceremony...Will was more than accommodating and learned new things just for us! He has plenty of suggestions and takes special requests as well. He was professional and came to the rehearsal as well. Will truly helped to make our dreams a reality on our wedding day. We cannot thank him enough!!!
Will was a fantastic officiant! He had a flexible schedule for meetings/phone calls/ and emails prior to the event. As a Read more...
Will was a fantastic officiant! He had a flexible schedule for meetings/phone calls/ and emails prior to the event. As a picky bride...I wrote non-traditional parts into my ceremony...Will was more than accommodating and learned new things just for us! He has plenty of suggestions and takes special requests as well. He was professional and came to the rehearsal as well. Will truly helped to make our dreams a reality on our wedding day. We cannot thank him enough!!! Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Michelle and Marco for your kind words. It was an honor forme to participate in your ceremony.
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Victoria
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We were married June 25, 2011. There are so many decisions that need to be made, and you can only hope you have made the right ones. Your officiant is so important, you want a ceremony to remember. Our decision was to have Rev. Will Duchon marry us, and he was the perfect fit. Our guest thought our ceremony was beautiful and so did we. Rev. Will spoke eloquently and such heartfelt words. our guests felt it too, especially the rose ceremony. The entire wedding ceremony we choose was beautifully put together by him, and he delivered with perfection.
We were married June 25, 2011. There are so many decisions that need to be made, and you can only hope you have made the Read more...
We were married June 25, 2011. There are so many decisions that need to be made, and you can only hope you have made the right ones. Your officiant is so important, you want a ceremony to remember. Our decision was to have Rev. Will Duchon marry us, and he was the perfect fit. Our guest thought our ceremony was beautiful and so did we. Rev. Will spoke eloquently and such heartfelt words. our guests felt it too, especially the rose ceremony. The entire wedding ceremony we choose was beautifully put together by him, and he delivered with perfection. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Great officiant, everyone at the wedding commented that he was wonderful.
Great officiant, everyone at the wedding commented that he was wonderful.
Great officiant, everyone at the wedding commented that he was wonderful. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a vision for a ceremony that reflected our combined spiritual beliefs. Wil was helpful both in helping us to articulate this into a beautiful ceremony and help conduct what was for us a wonderful inauguration of our life to come.
We had a vision for a ceremony that reflected our combined spiritual beliefs. Wil was helpful both in helping us to Read more...
We had a vision for a ceremony that reflected our combined spiritual beliefs. Wil was helpful both in helping us to articulate this into a beautiful ceremony and help conduct what was for us a wonderful inauguration of our life to come. Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for your generous comments!
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Cyndi
Wedding:
6/29/2014
4.7/5.0
Flexible, Professional, Responsible, People kindness, Patiente
Flexible, Professional, Responsible, People kindness, Patiente
Flexible, Professional, Responsible, People kindness, Patiente Read less
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Words and Music: Interfaith Wedding Officiant/ Music Planning and Performance responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Cindy!

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