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Ceremony Alternatives

Barrie, Ontario View map

About

Ceremony Alternatives is a wedding officiating company based out of Barrie, Ontario. Owner Karen is a licensed humanist officiant who provides non-religious ceremony services for couples in Simcoe County and the Georgian Bay area. She enjoys working with to-be-weds to craft a wedding ceremony that accurately reflects their personalities and one-of-a-kind love.

Services Offered

This wedding officiant knows that getting married is a momentous occasion, and she’s dedicated to offering an experience that’s as free of worry as possible. In addition to wedding ceremonies, Karen can provide ceremony rehearsals, vow renewals, baby-naming or adoption ceremonies, celebrations of life, and more. Couples working with Ceremony Alternatives for their wedding may write their own vows, ensuring a personalized event that they’ll treasure for many years to come.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Non-religious, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic

Wedding Services Starting Price

$375

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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    Amanda H. Getting married on 09/09/2023
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    Wedding officiant

    Karen was awesome! She was so kind listened to what we wanted and make our script perfect. We hired her for our wedding next year and can’t wait :)
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    Melissa V. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Super flexible and professional

    Due to Covid-19 we had to totally change our wedding plans. From a big wedding to a very intimate back yard wedding (with pregnant bride).. Karen was super flexible and helped us to turn this beautiful day in to a special day that we will never forget. Thank you Karen for being a (very important) part of our wedding.

    Ceremony Alternatives's reply:

    Hi Melissa

    Thank you so much for the kind words and support. It was a wonderful day! I cant wait to meet that beautiful baby! It was also nice to meet your parents from Holland.

    Karen
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    Candice L. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Wonderful day

    Karen was great. We had to cancel a few times due to Covid but she was able to help us each step of the way (we ended up getting married in our back yard). She is very professional and always there to help out. Replies back to emails and phone calls very quickly. She helped us write out exactly what we wanted said during the ceremony and helped us put our son into the ceremony as well. We have nothing but great things to say about Karen and you choosing her, will be the easiest choice you will make during your wedding planning. Thank you again for making our day so lovely! Owen and Candice

    Ceremony Alternatives's reply:

    Owen and Candice
    Thank you so much for those kind supportive words! It means so much to me.
    It was a pleasure to marry you on your special day!
    Warm regards,
    Karen
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    Brae M. Married on 28/05/2022
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    The best choice for us!

    Karen was wonderful! We loved her from the very beginning to the very end! She was helpful and insightful. The amount of choices we were given to customize our ceremony was incredible and she allowed us to tailor it to our needs perfectly. We both highly recommended her

    Ceremony Alternatives's reply:

    Hi Brae & Adam
    Thank you so much for your touching and supportive review! It means more to me than you will know! Thank you again for making me a part of your very special day for a very special couple!
    Warm regards,

    Karen
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    Megan T. Married on 19/12/2021
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    Beautiful Day!

    Karen was so incredibly lovely, helpful, and kind! She made our day completely ours, and we had such a wonderful time building our personalized ceremony with her. She kept us calm and relaxed during our big day, and made the licensing process feel easy and seamless. She felt like a friend and we were so happy to share our day with her!! Definitely would recommend.
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    Alaina Married on 08/05/2021
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    Wonderful Officiating by Karen!

    My husband and I had our wedding this past July. We did things a little differently given the circumstances and originally got married in May. Even though we didn’t necessarily need an officiant for our wedding (since we had done the legal part already) we still sought one out to make everything feel authentic. That’s when we found Karen!

    Karen was absolutely a pleasure to work with. We loved the way she put together our ceremony speech. She allowed us to create the speech using different inserts she provided. In the end, we had a speech that was directly unique to us and we were so happy with it.

    Karen was well prepared and made our ceremony very stress free and comfortable. She was well-spoken and just overall a lovely person.

    Thank you so much Karen! 🥰

    Ceremony Alternatives's reply:

    Alaina thank you so very much for all your kind words and support! It means more to me than you will ever know! It was a beautiful wedding and I want to thank you for sharing your day with me!
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    Kersten Married on 19/09/2020
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    Highly Recommend Karen, she is AMAZING!

    Karen made our wedding day absolutely incredible. She was extremely flexible and informative through the entire process. She explained every little detail to help us along the way. Everything from start to finish was so easy; easy to get in touch with her, easy to integrate the special touches we wanted, and even the license part was easy. She made us feel so comfortable in the steps leading up to the wedding. At the ceremony you could truly tell she LOVES what she does. Karen was passionate, very calm, light hearted and funny but serious, and gave the wedding a romantic and happy vibe. ONE OF A KIND-HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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    Vanessa Married on 10/09/2021
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    Bisson/nadeau wedding

    Karen made everything so easy and helped us along the way! Our special day was truly complete with her. She was able to answer our questions And was easy about our time change we made two days prior! Thank you Karen for everything, our happily ever after has just begun.
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    Linnzi A. Married on 26/09/2020
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    Ceremonies made easy

    We hired Karen for our COVID wedding and she was wonderful to connect with, responsive and flexible during times of uncertainty. Her service offerings and what your options are for your ceremony are well organized and easy to understand and select from. We wouldn't be "married" without her.

    Ceremony Alternatives's reply:

    Linnzi

    Thank you so much for the kind words and the wonderful support. You two are truly an amazing couple.

    Karen
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    Denise Married on 22/08/2020
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    August wedding

    Karen was amazing! She was so sweet and thoughtful. She made the process very easy and simple, she catered to the service we needed. I would highly recommend her!!!

    Ceremony Alternatives's reply:

    Denise and Derek thank you so much for the wonderful review! It means so much to me! Your whole wedding was amazing and your families so sweet! Your mom Denise was a darling! Please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing.

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