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Your Sacred Ceremony: Rev. Christine Schmieder

Toms River , NJ
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Toms River, NJ 08757 US (map)

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201-230-4485

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Whether you are looking for something short and sweet or a fully customized ceremony, your wedding ceremony should reflect your personal style.... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Whether you are looking for something short and sweet or a fully customized ceremony, your wedding ceremony should reflect your personal style.

With a customized ceremony, individual beliefs and traditions can be merged into an amazing ceremony. Your love is celebrated in whatever way feels right for you. This is your wedding and you get final approval.

If you're not looking for customization, I can provide you with a pre-written ceremony that is very beautiful and meaningful. It would be my honor to part of your special day.

I am a Wedding Officiant and Interfaith Minister. I worked in corporate America and as an entrepreneur long before I began performing ceremonies. I've always considered myself spiritual but not religious. I've studied all the major religions and have discovered the beauty in each one of them without belonging to any one in particular. I found that we are far more similar than we are different.

I attended One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City because I wanted to know more about the ancient wisdom traditions. I had no intention of becoming a minister but I soon realized that I had a love of ceremonies. I graduated and was ordained in June, 2010 and have been performing ceremonies ever since.

My husband Frank is also an Interfaith Minister and is licensed to officiate weddings. If for any reason I was unable to officiate a wedding, Frank is my plan B and would fill in for me. Frank usually drives me to the weddings I perform so that I can arrive calm and focused. He is a wonderful photographer and takes the photos you see on my website.

I would love to spend some time with you discussing your upcoming wedding. Our first meeting is free of charge. Please call me today at (201) 230-4485 or email me at revschmieder@gmail.com. I look forward to speaking with you about your very special day. 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, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I usually wear a dress or a pantsuit with my minister's stole. If you prefer that I don't wear my stole, I don't need to. It's your preference.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, of course. This is your ceremony. The wording needs to reflect your personal style.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes and will offer assistance if needed.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes
How long are your ceremonies?
Generally between 10 - 20 minutes. We can talk about that and I can accommodate your time preferences.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, but I rarely do. You and your bridal party need to practice but I don't need to be there. I'll meet with your venue on the day of your ceremony to make sure I have everything I need. If you'd feel more comfortable if I attended, I'll be there if I'm available. There's an additional charge of $100 to attend a rehearsal.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Sharon
Wedding:
11/21/2014
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There are just not enough positive things I can say about Rev. Chris. Due to health complications, we had to move our wedding up by six months, and have it take place in a different state. After two weeks of searching for an officiant, I found Rev. Chris online. I called - she called back within the hour. She cared about what was happening in our lives, and truly wanted to be a part of my wedding. We had our contract and information within 48 hours via e-mail, and we met on the day of my wedding about 1 1/2-2 weeks later.

The best part about Rev. Chris, is that she greeted me, my husband, and ALL of our family like old friends. She was kind, positive, helpful, professional, calming and beyond nice. During (and after) the reception, everyone remarked on how wonderful she was. Being so nervous about the whole thing, Chris did everything she could to assure me the whole event was going to be okay - and it was.

If you are getting married, I strongly advise that you look no further than Rev. Chris and contact her ASAP - you will never be disappointed!
There are just not enough positive things I can say about Rev. Chris. Due to health complications, we had to move our Read more...
There are just not enough positive things I can say about Rev. Chris. Due to health complications, we had to move our wedding up by six months, and have it take place in a different state. After two weeks of searching for an officiant, I found Rev. Chris online. I called - she called back within the hour. She cared about what was happening in our lives, and truly wanted to be a part of my wedding. We had our contract and information within 48 hours via e-mail, and we met on the day of my wedding about 1 1/2-2 weeks later.

The best part about Rev. Chris, is that she greeted me, my husband, and ALL of our family like old friends. She was kind, positive, helpful, professional, calming and beyond nice. During (and after) the reception, everyone remarked on how wonderful she was. Being so nervous about the whole thing, Chris did everything she could to assure me the whole event was going to be okay - and it was.

If you are getting married, I strongly advise that you look no further than Rev. Chris and contact her ASAP - you will never be disappointed! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We first met with Christine via FaceTime and we felt very comfortable with her. She would check in via email every once and a while to see how we were doing. She did great at the ceremony and also was really sweet and professional.
We first met with Christine via FaceTime and we felt very comfortable with her. She would check in via email every once Read more...
We first met with Christine via FaceTime and we felt very comfortable with her. She would check in via email every once and a while to see how we were doing. She did great at the ceremony and also was really sweet and professional. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris did an awesome job as our officiant on our wedding day! She made the ceremony so memorable and personal. We loved working with her!
Chris did an awesome job as our officiant on our wedding day! She made the ceremony so memorable and personal. We loved Read more...
Chris did an awesome job as our officiant on our wedding day! She made the ceremony so memorable and personal. We loved working with her! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Chris was more than we could have ever asked for as our officiant. We connected with her several times before the ceremony and she truely wanted to get to know me and my husband before she married us. She was flexible with the ceremony and allowed us to make a few additions, which was great! During the ceremony, she calmed both my husband and myself down with her soft, kind tone. I couldn't be any happier!

All in all, I have to say, hands down Rev Chris is the PERFECT officiant.
Rev. Chris was more than we could have ever asked for as our officiant. We connected with her several times before the Read more...
Rev. Chris was more than we could have ever asked for as our officiant. We connected with her several times before the ceremony and she truely wanted to get to know me and my husband before she married us. She was flexible with the ceremony and allowed us to make a few additions, which was great! During the ceremony, she calmed both my husband and myself down with her soft, kind tone. I couldn't be any happier!

All in all, I have to say, hands down Rev Chris is the PERFECT officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
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My wedding was planned with the idea of it remaining private for now. We are planning on a larger event with all of our family and friends next year. Moving forward it really will remove much of the stress. No matter what happens on the "Big Day" we're good. With that idea in mind, from the moment I contacted Rev Chris with our plan and asked if she would be available (with about a months notice by the way) she was wonderful! She was flexible while we were trying to nail down the exact date, she was helpful in answering all of my questions. She was more than attentive and prompt in returning emails. She was supportive at every turn. Her husband often accompanies her and she arranged that he be our second witness so we only had to involve one other person rather than two aside from my groom and I. He also took pictures for us. Everything was perfect. I couldn't ask for anything to have gone any differently than it did. We plan on using her services again in the future for our big day!
My wedding was planned with the idea of it remaining private for now. We are planning on a larger event with all of our Read more...
My wedding was planned with the idea of it remaining private for now. We are planning on a larger event with all of our family and friends next year. Moving forward it really will remove much of the stress. No matter what happens on the "Big Day" we're good. With that idea in mind, from the moment I contacted Rev Chris with our plan and asked if she would be available (with about a months notice by the way) she was wonderful! She was flexible while we were trying to nail down the exact date, she was helpful in answering all of my questions. She was more than attentive and prompt in returning emails. She was supportive at every turn. Her husband often accompanies her and she arranged that he be our second witness so we only had to involve one other person rather than two aside from my groom and I. He also took pictures for us. Everything was perfect. I couldn't ask for anything to have gone any differently than it did. We plan on using her services again in the future for our big day! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was felt in the hearts of each and every person attending. We are still hearing comments on how beautifully chosen and delivered the words were. Christine offers a warmth that makes you feel she cares as much about your special moment as you do, and truly she does! She easily helps you feel relaxed, calm, and centered. She is attentive, so any questions we had, we could just call or email her and she was quick to respond with answers and ideas. Her gentle nature and happy smile is reassuring and friendly. Christine is so easy to work with that we will highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank You Chris for making our special day so perfect!!!!
The ceremony was felt in the hearts of each and every person attending. We are still hearing comments on how beautifully Read more...
The ceremony was felt in the hearts of each and every person attending. We are still hearing comments on how beautifully chosen and delivered the words were. Christine offers a warmth that makes you feel she cares as much about your special moment as you do, and truly she does! She easily helps you feel relaxed, calm, and centered. She is attentive, so any questions we had, we could just call or email her and she was quick to respond with answers and ideas. Her gentle nature and happy smile is reassuring and friendly. Christine is so easy to work with that we will highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank You Chris for making our special day so perfect!!!! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Rev. Chris for our wedding in Stone Harbor, NJ was a pleasure. She really got to know us in our meetings and through our questionnaires and put together a lovely ceremony for us. We wanted a warm, intimate family ceremony and she really made that happen for us. Our guests could not say enough good things about our ceremony. Thank you Rev. Chris.
Working with Rev. Chris for our wedding in Stone Harbor, NJ was a pleasure. She really got to know us in our meetings and Read more...
Working with Rev. Chris for our wedding in Stone Harbor, NJ was a pleasure. She really got to know us in our meetings and through our questionnaires and put together a lovely ceremony for us. We wanted a warm, intimate family ceremony and she really made that happen for us. Our guests could not say enough good things about our ceremony. Thank you Rev. Chris. Read less
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Belinda
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding Ceremony Was beautiful
Our Wedding Ceremony Was beautiful
Our Wedding Ceremony Was beautiful Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were thrilled to work with Rev. Christine Schmieder. From our initial contact, to the first meeting, you could clearly tell how passionate she is about her work. Rev. Chris worked with us to develop a ceremony that defined who we are as a couple and spoke to what we valued in our relationship. She is an eloquent speaker, and was able to make our guests understand who we are and what are vows meant to us that day. I cannot tell you how many guests came up to us and said that was the best ceremony they have ever been to because it truly spoke to us as a couple. It was an amazing day and Rev. Chris helped us create the most perfect ceremony. We cannot thank her enough!!
My husband and I were thrilled to work with Rev. Christine Schmieder. From our initial contact, to the first meeting, you Read more...
My husband and I were thrilled to work with Rev. Christine Schmieder. From our initial contact, to the first meeting, you could clearly tell how passionate she is about her work. Rev. Chris worked with us to develop a ceremony that defined who we are as a couple and spoke to what we valued in our relationship. She is an eloquent speaker, and was able to make our guests understand who we are and what are vows meant to us that day. I cannot tell you how many guests came up to us and said that was the best ceremony they have ever been to because it truly spoke to us as a couple. It was an amazing day and Rev. Chris helped us create the most perfect ceremony. We cannot thank her enough!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we had Chris there on our special day to preside over the ceremony. She was wonderful to work with the day of, and excellent in the months leading up to the wedding. When we first met for coffee, my now husband and I were immediately drawn to her for her gentle, kind way- she has a warmth and spirituality about her that is just exactly what you'd want on your wedding day. The ceremony was beautifully written and just what we were looking for. Thank you, Chris, we were so pleased with everything!
We are so glad we had Chris there on our special day to preside over the ceremony. She was wonderful to work with the day Read more...
We are so glad we had Chris there on our special day to preside over the ceremony. She was wonderful to work with the day of, and excellent in the months leading up to the wedding. When we first met for coffee, my now husband and I were immediately drawn to her for her gentle, kind way- she has a warmth and spirituality about her that is just exactly what you'd want on your wedding day. The ceremony was beautifully written and just what we were looking for. Thank you, Chris, we were so pleased with everything! Read less
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