Quality of service4.9
V carr , Married on 06/02/2018
Sent on 06/11/2018
Ray did a great job at our wedding, and many of our guests complimented us for how well the ceremony went. Ray got through our ceremony with professionalism and humour, and gave us needed instructions so we didn’t look completely aloof. He was very polite, very kind, and genuinely wanted the day to be special for us. I don’t think we ever saw him without a smile. We would absolutely recommend Dream Weddings Canada (and especially Ray) to others.
Dream Wedding Officiants's reply:
Hi Victoria, Thanks so much for your kind comments - Had an amazing time with yourself and Thomas - Wishing you all the very best ahead!!! Thanks again for allowing to share in your Very Special Day!
Lindsay Settle , Married on 10/21/2017
Sent on 11/13/2017
Thank you so much Ray for being a part of our wedding. You made everything run so smoothly and were very patient with our enthusiastic wedding party.
We received lots of compliments on our ceremony on how it was short and sweet.
You gave us so many options for vows and through what we picked your kind words during the ceremony defiantly related to us.
Thank you again :)
Lindsay & Greg
Sarie Chaimovitz , Married on 10/08/2017
Sent on 10/30/2017
We had Ray for our officiant for Dream Wedding Canada. He was amazing. He was so kind, very responsive to emails as well as phone calls. He helped us through the whole process and was there any time we had a question. He was so eloquent and we got so many compliments on our service. I would definitely recommend him!
Stephanie F , Married on 09/09/2017
Sent on 09/12/2017
Dave was our officiant and he was AMAZING. He was super friendly and spot on with what we were looking for in an officiant. The day of the wedding he was organized, professional and a breeze to work with. Friends and family commented on just how great he was. He kept our ceremony short and sweet, which was exactly how we wanted it. He had a smile on his face the whole day and we were confident we were in good hands. We would absolutely recommend Dream Wedding!
Dream Wedding Officiants's reply:
Hi Stephanie & Bryan,
Thanks so much for your kind words – Very much appreciated, as I know David will enjoy your comments as well – I’ve cc on this email, so she can read them.
Thanks again for allowing us to serve you, and all the very best in the days ahead.
Dream Wedding Officiants
Michele Brydges , Married on 09/03/2017
Sent on 10/24/2017
We had Dwayne as our officiant and we were so blessed to be matched with him. He was amazing. I had been looking for someone easy going and fun. When we first met him he was laughing and smiling. I was sold before he said hello..haha. he was so helpful in planning our ceremony and really made it great. His kindness and wonderful energy makes him such a great fit for this career path. My only issue was I would have loved to have spent more time with him!
Sheila Illes , Married on 08/04/2017
Sent on 12/28/2017
We were very disappointed with our officiant, Michael.
We paid for a package that included a rehearsal.
We were very anxious about including this rehearsal as we had young children as our flower girls and ring bearers.
We decided on a time and day months before our August wedding.
Two weeks before our wedding, our officiant said that he didn't know about the rehearsal date and needed to switch to a different day.
Our wedding is not in the city that we live in so we had to call our entire wedding party to reschedule the rehearsal on the officiant's behalf.
We rescheduled and after all that, our officiant did not show up to the rehearsal. When we called to ask what happened, he claimed he had it written down as a different date. (the original date that we had hoped for) This was so embarrassing for me to have had my whole family and future in laws drive to a different city a day before the wedding only to not have a rehearsal at all. The worst part was that our officiant didn't even apologize.
If that's not bad enough, our officiant had pretended to be very interested in the fact that were having a Chinese wedding and when we mentioned that we were having a tea ceremony, he willingly offered to hire a translator and to run this ceremony for us, as well. We gladly accepted and were happy at this opportunity. Unfortunately, our officiant was completely negligent in asking us what language we spoke as he had us meet with two Mandarin translators both times at which we politely mentioned that we speak Cantonese. Thankfully, at the wedding he did bring a Cantonese translator.
We were hoping to have our Chinese tea ceremony in the morning before the wedding ceremony as would be customary, however, we moved the tea ceremony to be directly after the wedding ceremony as to not inconvenience the officiant and the translator. Shockingly, 5 mins after our wedding ceremony, right before the Chinese tea ceremony that the officiant and translator had supposedly been working on, the officiant and translator just left without saying goodbye or anything about the Chinese ceremony. This resulted in another embarrassing moment where I had to ask my father in law to run the ceremony for us 5 mins before it was held. When asking the officiant about this after the fact, he said that they expected the Chinese tea ceremony to immediately precede the wedding ceremony (which it did give or take 5 mins for me to change into a new dress). Again, not the slightest sign of remorse or apology was given. This is what hurts the most since I can't imagine not apologizing when causing this much distress during someone's wedding. We called the owner of the company to complain at which point he was shocked to find out that there had been complaint with this officiant. I said countless times that all I wanted was an apology from the officiant. None was given and though the owner offered us a gift for bad service, he never followed up with it and so we are left with an even worse image of this company.
Dream Wedding Officiants's reply:
We at Dream Wedding Officiants always welcome feedback, towards our goal of providing all our couples a personal and professional ceremony.
Although it appears there were misunderstandings in this case, and although we disagree on several facets of Sheilas feedback, we always want to exceed our couples expectations, and sincerely wish Sheila felt she had received that.
In this case, we found our officiant Michael, who consistently collects excellent reviews from couples, fulfilled expectations by finding the couple an interpreter, composing and translating the wedding ceremony, as well as the tea ceremony. Although both translator and officiant were present to perform the tea ceremony as scheduled, after almost 2 hours waiting, and no indication of when this would occur, had to leave due to other obligations.
As Michael was unable to attend a rescheduled rehearsal (the date was changed a couple of times), we provided a phone walk thru with the couple and waived our rehearsal fee.
We wish Sheila the very best.
Stephanie Forward , Married on 09/24/2016
Sent on 10/18/2016
Deborah was our officiant for our wedding - she was so nice and accommodating. She responded to emails in a reasonable time and helped us make any changes to our ceremony as things changed. She was super helpful for our rehearsal as well.
Michelle Blue , Married on 08/20/2016
Sent on 09/30/2016
My husband John and I (Michelle) were married by officiant Joe Goodwin at our home. He was absolutely wonderful, kind, funny, patient and understanding. We were truly blessed to have found him and have him be a part of our day.
Ian and Elyse Vandenberg , Married on 04/29/2016
Sent on 06/19/2016
We worked with Dave from Dream Weddings for our April 2016 wedding. We had a unique request and Dave was able to work with us the whole way through. The brother of the bride did the officiating of the full ceremony and then Dave was there to help us complete the legal side of the marriage. Dave was great to work with while writing our ceremony, giving us lots of tips and ideas to ensure the flow of the ceremony was correct and everything was great. We would highly recommend working with Dream Weddings Canada.
Paul K , Married on 11/07/2015
Sent on 11/08/2015
Great experience! Our officiant Dwayne was outstanding and helped us through every aspect. Easy to work with, and did everything we needed. Couldn't have asked for better.