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Designer Ceremonies

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About

Designer Ceremonies is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based wedding officiating company. Kevan and Wanda Dobsin are the proud founders of this thriving enterprise. Having worked as officiants since 1998, the pair is an established cornerstone of the industry. Over the years, Designer Ceremonies has grown significantly and now employs a vastly diverse and talented team of like-minded professionals. These experts can perform a myriad of services and ceremony styles, tailoring their approach according to your needs and specifications.

Services Offered

Designer Ceremonies offers a selection of mindfully curated wedding packages to help you get off to a great start when planning your unique ceremony experience. From simple elopements to singing ceremonies, Kevan, Wanda, and their team allow you to bring your vision to life while accurately celebrating your story. Premarital counselling is also an option that you and your partner can choose, ensuring that you are aisle-ready when the big day arrives. Other services available to you can include but are not limited to:

  • Personal vows
  • Marriage registration
  • Ceremony consultation and preparation
  • Rehearsals
  • Keepsake wedding certificate

Highlights

Wedding Types

Single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, evangelical, jewish

Wedding Services Starting Price

$295

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

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$100
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    Dena-Marie R. Married on 30/12/2021
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    Exquisite!!

    Wanda was absolutely amazing! She made our day more special than I could ever have imagined. Wanda was very generous and open with her schedule. She chose vows that were unique to us and came out to us in the freezing cold and snow on December 30th to help make our dream come true. Forever grateful 😊
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    Kathleen A. Married on 26/06/2021
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    Perfect day!

    Working with wanda was the easiest experience in the world.. she really took the time to get to know us as a couple and that shone through during the ceremony. Would recommend
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    Nancy Married on 22/05/2021
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    Personable experience

    Wanda is very friendly and accommodating. We met up with her to share our story and it felt very nice and natural. When it came to our ceremony, her speech was very personalized and our family enjoyed it a lot. We definitely recommend hiring her to officiate weddings.
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    Hayden G. Married on 01/05/2021
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    So helpful

    Wanda was honestly the biggest blessing during our stressful planning process during COVID. When we were forced to adapt our plans multiple times due to changing restrictions Wanda made a ton of sacrifices and efforts to make our lives easier. Additionally, the personal touch she brought to the ceremony was perfect.

    Designer Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words:) It was such a privilege to be part of your special day. You are a wonderful couple that have a great future and we wish you all the best!
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    Sagan Married on 22/06/2019
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    Wedding officiant

    Wanda created a ceremony for us that was personal, relaxed and heart-felt... exactly what we wanted. She is so well spoken and professional, and was very easy to communicate with leading up to the big day (very prompt in returning emails which we appreciated!). We also hired the cello player through her who was fantastic. Everything came together beautifully on our wedding day, thank you Wanda
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    Leila K. Married on 22/06/2019
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    Recommended Marriage Officiant

    Kevan our officiated our wedding at Riverway Clubhouse in Burnaby in June 2019 and did a fabulous job. I for one was concerned about any officiant conducting our very cultural wedding ceremony, but Kevan showed confidence, eagerness and professionalism as well as patience when guiding us through the whole process. We found Kevan to be very open-minded, genuine and embraced all our ideas. Our non-traditional ceremony was unique and exactly what we wanted. We would absolutely recommend Kevan Dobsin
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    Sam L. Married on 22/06/2019
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    Open-minded and Genuine Officiant

    Kevan our officiated our wedding at Riverway Clubhouse in Burnaby in June 2019 and did a fabulous job. I for one was concerned about any officiant conducting our very cultural wedding ceremony, but Kevan showed confidence, eagerness and professionalism as well as patience when guiding us through the whole process. We found Kevan to be very open-minded, genuine and embraced all our ideas. Our non traditional ceremony was unique and exactly what we wanted. We would absolutely recommend Kevan Dobsin
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    Jennyvieve L. Married on 29/09/2018
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    Esaú & Jennyvieve Wedding

    Terry was our officiant he made our wedding
    perfect. He turned our wedding into an amazing, fun and magical ceremony.
    He was above and beyond to our expectation. He made it remarkable. My
    friends and family gave him a lot of compliments. They salute him for making
    it beautiful. Esau and I will truly appreciate everything that he did.
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    Taucha M. Married on 02/06/2018
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    Our Day Made That Much More Special by Kevan

    After a lot of hard work, the big day finally came, and my wife and I could not have been happier we found Kevan to officiate our ceremony. The praise we have for Kevan is greater than could ever be contained in a review, but I'll give it a go - asking Kevan on board for our ceremony was a no-brainer as soon as we met him. He's warm, thoughtful, and clearly has a lot of heart. From that first meeting, he certainly knew us well enough to lead a beautiful ceremony. But we later signed up for private pre-marriage coaching and he really got to know us and our relationship. This was evident after our ceremony, as many of our guests assumed Kevan was a family member of ours who had agreed to officiate :) He made our ceremony a very intimate one, as our teary guests also attest. I cannot promise such an experience to everyone, but I can assure you (as is clear from the other reviews here) that Kevan will strive to get to know you as a couple and tailor the ceremony as you wish to help make that big day as special as it should be.
    - Daniel and Taucha

    P.S. - As we planned our wedding, a lot of online research suggested just getting a marriage commissioner was a good way to save costs. We decided a tailored ceremony was what we wanted, despite our budget, and it turned out to be one of our BEST decisions. Our advice to you - if you're looking for somewhere to save costs, look somewhere other than skipping an officiant. Kevan provided great value, but regardless - the ceremony is what people are gathering for and spending a little extra to have someone there who took the time to get to know you will make this all the more special for everyone who came.
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    Christine D. Married on 08/07/2017
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    Kevan exceeded our expectations in so many ways! He listened to us, he asked the right questions, he's excellent value for money, he made some wonderful recommendations, he gently guided us from the first time we meet, up to our wedding day including throughout the wedding ceremony. He personalized and communicated our love story so well...so many of our guests told us it's the best wedding they've ever been to. My husband and I highly recommend Kevan/Designer Ceremonies if you are excitingly engaged, planning your wedding and looking for a marriage officiant.

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