Creative Wedding Ceremonies (NJ)
Open Door Ministries provided an officiant who we were very pleased with. He was on time, professional and dressed appropriately. He performed our ceremony in a dignified manner and made our day special. I would definitely recommend this organization because they serve all different faiths, will match you with a suitable officiant and suggest different types of ceremonies. I think their price is a little high, but other than that, we have no complaints.
My Officiant's name was Mack. What a Big Hearted man! He set the tone for my whole wedding in a really positive way. Something about his presence I think made people comfortable and relaxed.
During my wedding planning process I soon found out that Creative Wedding Ceremonies are exactly what the name implies. "You" the Bride or Groom, in my case, just me the bride put together my own ceremony. I was shocked at first but Mack assured me this was a great way to do things, that I could put anything I wanted in the ceremony and make it really personal. He sent me a bunch of his favorite readings from which I ended up choosing the majority of the ceremony from. He had some amazing passages and quotes in his favorite stuff that he sent me. I used that and then added a couple things of my own including a "Remembrance" section to acknowledge my husband's parents who have passed away and also a "Love Story" part with a little bit of the story of what it was like for us to fall in love. Mack helped me through it a long the way and gave me several pep talks :-) He became a friend along the way and I really enjoyed having him as someone I could talk to in the time leading up to the big day. He is a very genuine man with a great big voice like Morgan Freeman :-) Great to narrate a movie or your wedding ceremony LOL. Most of the time, he made me laugh, which is very important to do during all the hectic stress of wedding planning.
If you detest making decisions or the idea of being really instrumental in the way your ceremony turns out, maybe this way might not be for you. But if you like getting involved, this is the way to go. Even if you are a little bit afraid of it (as I certainly was at first. It is amazing how fearful I sometimes became of decision-making during my wedding planning process), but you think there might be something nice about it, definitely go for it! You'll get into the flow soon enough, and you'll start to feel really romantic while putting it all together. Thank you Mack for an absolutely beautiful wedding...
Today, Creative Wedding Ceremonies is staffed by 12 non-denominational ministers that serve as professional officiants. They perform all types of wedding ceremonies - civil, contemporary, religious, interfaith, multilingual (Spanish, Hebrew, German, Dutch, French), holistic, and commitment ceremonies. Baptisms and baby dedications, wedding vow renewals, anniversary celebrations, and memorials are also performed. Their motto is: "All Faiths, All Styles, All Locations." Couples choose where they would like their wedding ceremony to be conducted - on the beach, on a boat, in an outdoor setting - wherever you would like. Creative Wedding Ceremonies has conducted wedding ceremonies on live television for the Richard Simmons DreamMaker show as well as various New Jersey cable TV programs.
"Our staff at Creative Wedding Ceremonies is well equipped to perform whatever type of ceremony you need. Because we are a group of officiants, we can provide services to multiple couples or families during the same time period. As everyone knows, the spring season can be a very busy time for weddings in New Jersey. Our experience, professionalism, and caring attitude will insure that you and your guests enjoy your special day with a ceremony that is unique and meaningful, and conducted the way that you would like it to be. Please contact us today so we can discuss your upcoming celebration!"
Creative Wedding Ceremonies has wedding officiants that perform wedding ceremonies in the following locations:
New York City
Hudson Valley NY
Facts About Creative Wedding Ceremonies:
• They are legally authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in all 50 states and civil unions in states that allow them.
• All marriages performed by their officiants are valid, legal and legitimate.
• They are an established, long-standing ministry organization recognized by all 50 states. Their credentials were not obtained through mail order or via a quickie “ordination” service or “church” online.
• Open Door Ministries is a registered non-profit ministry. For over 20 years, their large staff of officiants has performed thousands of ceremonies.
• They perform all life event ceremonies and have a large library of ceremonies on file for our couples to choose from.
• They are as multi-cultural and diverse as the couples they serve.
• In addition, they have a full-time couples counselor on staff who can provide pre-marital, marital, and relationship counseling.
**The above information is directly from Creative Wedding Ceremonies' website.