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If you are looking for a wedding ceremony with warmth and humour, Rev. Ray Cross, of Bride's Choice Officiant, has the buoyant personality, calming stage presence, and extensive resources to provide wedding officiant services beloved by hundreds of couples. Ray’s passion is orchestrating beautiful weddings that will exceed your expectations. Ray’s planning and speaking skills, as well as his pleasant manner and winning sense of humour, will put your guests at ease and make your special day memorable to all.

Experience

With Bachelor degrees in sociology and theology, and wisdom from more than 40 years of officiating weddings, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and sensitivity to every ceremony he officiates.

Services offered

Ray offers different levels of service. Exceptional rehearsals and additional provisions as desired are offered at additional expense. Customize ceremonies with ease using Ray's on-line Bride's Candy Store of more than 400 pages of ceremony development resources, more than 50 ceremonies, add-on ceremonies, readings, more than 350 music suggestions, even self-directed pre-marital counselling.

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Frequently asked questions

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Non-religious
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Licensed
Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i faith
Baptist
No denomination
Presbyterian
Evangelical

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$195

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$125
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Reviews for Brides Choice Officiant

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Ashley
Ashley M. Sent on 17/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

We had an incredible experience with Ray for our wedding. He was very kind and helpful when it came to planning our ceremony. He was prompt to all of our events. Always smiling. He delivered a beautiful ceremony for us. It was the perfect day. 😊
Robert
Robert C. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service

Ray did an excellent job as our wedding officiant. He provided plenty of good advice, and was very easy to work with. Access to the Bride's Candy Store helped us to craft a custom ceremony. Ray helped us to feel confident everything would work well. Diane's presence as coordinator was comforting to the bride. We are very pleased with the Christian wedding service Ray delivered and highly recommend him.
Ayodeji
Ayodeji L. Sent on 08/11/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Good and very understanding

Reverend Ray was a ray of sunshine.He made our ceremony very warm and welcoming the vows were amazing and we are definitely living up to them.I will definitely recommend Ray anytime to anyone requiring his services.
Anne
Andree-Anne C. Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazinf officiant!

We hired roy for our wedding and we feel like we couldn’t of picked someone better to officiant our wedding. Responds quick to your questions! Tells you ever details that important from weddinf license to what to do at the ceremony and his funny! I recommend him :)
Jamie
Jamie M. Sent on 11/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we hoped for!

We are so happy to have selected Ray to officiate our wedding. From our initial meeting, until after our wedding, Ray was a pleasure to work with. His communication was clear and his prices were very reasonable. He has a large amount of resources that provide guidance and allow for customization of the ceremony. My husband and I enjoyed going through the different options to build a ceremony that was perfect for us. Ray did a fantastic job of delivering the ceremony. He was a natural and had people laughing at the right times. Thank you for joining us on our journey Ray!
Teanna
Teanna T. Sent on 02/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Reverend Ray Cross is Amazing!

My husband and I were to get married in August and had to move up the wedding on extremely short notice, due to my father's rapidly declining health. We were introduced to Ray also on short notice, but he instantly went out of his way to make things go smoothly and extra special for us.

He is such a kind, patient, thoughtful and humorous human being! He was able to help us write a beautiful ceremony, which included my dad in such a beautiful way.

Unfortunately, 2 short weeks later, my dad passed away... But our family now has such beautiful memories of the day, which we will never forget.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Ray. I hope to upload some pictures later when they are given to me.
Jessica
Jessica C. Sent on 10/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful, supportive officiant

Ray officiated our wedding in November 2022. Ray was absolutely wonderful to work with. He guided us through the entire process so expertly. He supported us with creating a wedding that felt personal and true to us. We would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a genuine and kind officiant.
Melissa
Melissa Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding officiant

My husband and I and our families absolutely loved Ray. Ray is funny, caring and helpful. We wanted a traditional Christian wedding and Ray was able to do the ceremony perfectly. It was heartwarming and sweet, with a few good laughs. :) We will always remember our ceremony, thank you Ray!
Paul
Paul B. Sent on 20/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect ceremony

Ray was incredible. Starting with his website with a large number of ceremonies to choose from, and the ability to cut and paste between them to create a very personal service. We also booked him for the rehearsal, and it was totally worth it. The little hints he had all worked just as he said. One of our guests planning to get married says he is definately booking Ray.
Leeanne
Leeanne Sent on 23/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Very happy

Ray was great from the start! Quick to reply and was able to get us in for our date with less than a months notice.
Very friendly, personable and had us laughing and smiling the whole time!
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