Billerica Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Rick Burtt
I simply can not say enough about the fantastic service Rick Burtt provided for my husband and me. We had a rather impromptu marriage, and thanks to the sample vows on his website, his prompt responses to our emails, and his professionalism, we were able to pull together a wedding that suited us perfectly. He really made it easy for us.
We had some bumps in the ceremony that were our own and he was able to completely go with the flow. He filed the papers quickly and we are definitely satisfied with his services. I highly recommend him and using his website for sample vows to piece together your own.
Another suggestion is using the Manning Manning Manse back room. We had the private room, a personal waitress with great service at a ridiculous price and it made the day nice and easy, and no traveling. It might sound "odd", but it truly turned out to be a really nice way to celebrate it.
we were very pleased with the service we received.i was organising via emails from the UK and Rick was prompt in responding to any query,he suggested a simple service,arrived punctually,was pleasant,proffesional and made a lovely certificate as a keepsake.we would recomend Rick to anyone looking for an understanding,polite and well mannered gentleman who arrives looking very smart and gives himself to the job in hand.thank you Rick for making our day special in trying circumstances.top man as we say in England top man!
Our wedding was a while back, but we just didn't like Rick.. He was very abrupt during our rehearsal, he seemed like he just wanted to get it over with and leave.. At one point he told our best man to "step up and crack the whip" and get our families organized..He made some very rude comments to my husband that made my jaw hit the floor, and at that point it's too late to hire someone else or I would have.. Then after our ceremony he basically ran out of there, and at that point I was glad.. I wouldn't recommend Rick, he is bizarre and he seems very negative.. I have no idea why he has good reviews on here, I'm wondering if we are reviewing the same person.. Both sides of our family asked us what we were thinking hiring him.. I'm asking myself the same question..
Vendor response to review
I am sorry you have felt that you must leave a very negative review for me. Your feelings on your wedding day did not show any displeasure with my service, or as you put it "bizarre and very negative behavior".
As for my cracking the whip comment, it was a joke, to move things along, as you should remember we put your best man in charge of lining up the wedding party. As your email below stated you only left 30 min for a rehearsal, that should take over an hour. I also would like to know what "rude comments" you think I made to the Groom, as I never felt any animosity from him at all?
As for running out of there, I stayed with you both and moved over to another area of the park to have photos taken while still up on the hill? It is not considered polite for the Officiant to attend the reception, or the rehearsal diner, as those times are for the Bride and Groom, my service was over, and in consideration, I left as is customary, and honorable.
Funny thing about this is, I received very positive response from several of your guest after the ceremony, and complements from the DJ who was monitoring the microphones?
The only thing I find bizarre is your negative behavior in leaving this "Anonymous" review, as my full intention is to make the Bride and Grooms rehearsal and ceremony relaxed, meaningful, stress free and the very best I can. I do apologize if you did not experience that.
Sincerely, Rick Burtt
After leaving this response I received an email from the anonymous party ... I received the following email and deeply apologize to The Bride and Groom who will remain Anonymous ...
That most definitely wasn't me who left that feedback. Perhaps someone in the wedding party or one of our family members felt that way but it certainly wasn't me. I asked my husband if he left any feedback, and he said no.
I thought you were very helpful with us picking out the specific spot and how to arrange the seating, decorations, etc.
Anonymous reviews never shine a true light on anyone.
I can only respond with my regrets, as I never considered a family member would be leaving a review. Again I am sorry "Bride and Groom" and wish you all the best in the future.
Rick officiated at our wedding this past Saturday. I had only two weeks to plan my wedding and came upon his website by chance.when I called him up, He agreed to officiate even though it meant canceling some plans with his wife. He addressed all my concerns and answered all my emails on time. Although we did not meet prior to the wedding day and my dream outdoor wedding got rained out,Rick kept it all together...he kept my husband calm,showed my 3 year old daughter/flower girl her duties and took charge when we needed him to. I so would recommend him to all my friends.....
Rick officiated our wedding in an interfaith chapel in Framingham and he was terrific! He had a ton of ideas for how we could make our ceremony more personal and we incorporated several of them in to the day. He came to rehearsal and most importantly, was fully prepared for both rehearsal and ceremony. You could tell he really enjoys directing and officiating weddings. We would definitely recommend Rick to anyone looking for a JP service with a personal touch.
Rick was professional and was just what we were looking for! We were already married and we were having a wedding celebration on new years eve, but we were still doing the ceremony so it had to be different. We didn't want to get married again or pretend we weren't already married so this is where rick came in. He sat down with me to go over everything. He let it be known that the ceremony could be however we wanted and he worked with us throughout the whole process. I knew I wanted a say it what was said and he worked with me on writing the ceremony! Not to mention he was patient with my last minute changes and additions! He was calm, when i wasn't and provided input when needed. I thought my ceremony was the best part of my wedding and that was because of rick. He made it original and that was what we wanted. He spoke clearly and I can't remember how many people came up to me to tell me how much they enjoyed the JOP and the ceremony. They asked "did you know him?" which I thought was a true testament to his service. Thank you Rick!
Very professional. Did a great job..Would highly recommend!!
From the very first meeting to the day of the ceremony rick Burtt was a pleasure to work with.He completely listened to what my daughter and son in law wanted for their wedding.He helped them design the exact ceremony that fit them perfectly,everyone that attended the wedding commented on how special he made the day.I would highly recommend Rick.
Rick did a amazing job Officiating our ceremony. He has a wonderful personality and a really great way with words. He made our ceremony so sweet and romantic there was not a dry eye in the room. Thank you so much!!!
Rick Burtt was awesome in officiating my backyard wedding! He always responded to my emails very quickly, and has an awesome website of ceremony ideas. I was able to cut and paste romantic sayings from ceremonies that I liked, and put them all together to make up my own ceremony! Rick was very professional and really made sure everything went as planned. At the rehearsal, my crazy bridesmaids and groomsmen were drinking too much and joking around, but Rick made sure they paid attention and knew what to do. Thanks so much for everything!
Rick - was great - he had patience every time I had a question or thought of something that I wanted to pass by him.
He was good with our kids. He made sure that they felt comfortable with the ceremony.
We were overjoyed with Rick as our Justice of the Peace for our wedding late this summer. He was easy to work with, flexible and super laid back. Rick responded to whatever we needed quickly and easily and made it a pleasure to work with him. I would recommend Rick Burtt to any friend or family member. We got so many compliments on what an awesome ceremony we had and part of that was because of Rick!
Make sure that everything that needs to be done for your wedding is written down a year before, things like your colors, where you'd like the wedding to be held, what kind of wedding cake...etc! Most of all find an officiant, someone's who's flexible and professional like my husband and I did for our wedding. Although it's up to you, we found a very nice Justice of the peace(officiant)through this site, his name is Rick Burtt. He took a lot of the burden off of us and was a great help. Check him out for yourself, you won't be disappointed.
Rick Burtt was outstanding in all aspects. From our first phone consultation to questions I had for him after our ceremony about our marriage license, he was always right there to help with anything I needed. Rick coached my husband and I through the creation of a truly unique and beautiful ceremony, one that made our special day meaningful and memorable. Guests of our wedding commented on how different our ceremony was, and how personalized it was. They described it as honest and refreshing, telling the story of me and my husband's relationship together and the future we had in store. Rick was professional, dedicated, responsive, creative, and sensitive to our needs. He even went as far as providing insightful ceremony music selections and creating an awesome ceremony program for us!! Rick met and exceeded every expectation we had, and I would recommend him to any couple out there who is looking for someone to help produce the ceremony of their dreams!!
Vendor response to review
Thank you Katie and Adam you are a great couple, and made the creation of a great day easy. Best to you both forever!
You were great! Thank you for helping to make our day so special :-)
We emailed Rick and he responded within a half hour. We provided him with what we wanted in the ceremony and a few ideas of additional things. He was able to put together a very classy ceremony and offered suggestions. He was prompt on the day of service and was dressed appropriately. His website was very helpful. He has gathered a lot of helpful information for a couple to use. He was very flexible in his availability. We wanted to be married within a week because of the date. He was more than willing and able to work with us to make it a great day.
I will highly recommend Rick to officiate a wedding.
Highly recommended - Extremely knowledgeable, Very Professional, Informative and a pleasure to work with.
It is my intention as a fair, honest and open minded individual, to present my services based on the belief that the utmost importance is my customers needs. I am committed to meeting those special needs, and assisting to keep the ceremony professional, as well as fun and entertaining, according to the couples wishes.
I welcome your trust and the opportunity to be part of the best wedding possible... your wedding!
My Name is Rick Burtt and I am a Massachusetts Justice of the Peace.
I feel the most important part of a wedding ceremony is that it is exactly the way you want it to be. As your JP, and wedding Officiant, “I am at your service”. I can and will help you plan, and give advice on a perfect ceremony, but in the end, you both will decide everything, it is your special day.
As a Justice of the Peace my ceremonies are not religious, they can be spiritual, romantic and all about LOVE.
I promote Love and the sprit of Love. I feel getting Married is one of the greatest expressions of Love, and I believe it is everyone’s right to express Love in anyway they wish!
Please know and remember that I am there for you 100%. I have absolutely no qualms about being asked a million questions about anything. I can help or take charge of coordinating your Ceremony. Ask away… I will always help out in any way I can. There is nothing, that fazes me when it comes to questions.
It’s my job to make your day great.