Garry Francis Officiating Services

Greater Toronto Area L1N 9A4 Whitby (Ontario) View map

Information about Garry Francis Officiating Services

Thank you for contacting this 5-star officiating service! Garry Francis Officiating Services is located in Greater Toronto Area. Garry has vast experience in providing officiant services for unique,remote,urban,suburban and out of town venues. He has been married to his lovely wife Sandra since 1988. Garry is a certified Life Celebration Specialist which means he is able to handle all your significant milestone moments from "the womb to the tomb!". Garry is a "people person" who can handle his client’s special moments from their engagement right up to the wedding day. He is proudly and fiercly committed to excellence, quality, and individuality.

Experience

He has more than 30 years of experience officiating various types of weddings such as civil, religious, non-religious, and culturally diverse ceremonies. He is also a licensed facilitator with Enrich Canada, which ensures he has the ability to navigate and guide the journey of relationships as a pre-marriage and post marriage coach.

Services offered

Garry offers three packages: (Excellent, Exceptional & Elite) Listed below are some of the services from each package:

  • Consult meeting at officiant’s office or the client’s choice of location
  • Access to extraordinary ceremony preparation resources
  • Officiating at the venue of the client’s choice
  • Officiant offers a complimentary gift to couples
  • Meaningful and Memorable Ceremonies that always gets a "wow" response.
  • Rehearsal and/or travel included in two of the three packages
  • Marriage coaching

Customized vows are also provided by Garry. He provides officiant services for the following faith groups:

  • All main line denominations (Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran etc.)
  • Evangelical
  • Hindu/Eastern/Orthodox
  • Jewish
  • No denomination

Other services

Your Wedding Officiant Garry Francis is a certified facilitator with Prepare/Enrich Canada Inc. Enrich Canada is a national organization that has helped prepared couples for married life and have enriched the marriages of couples for decades.

Marriage preparation can help couples enhance their strengths, clarify expectations, identify areas needing change, learn and practice communication and conflict resolution skills, and develop more emotional and sexual intimacy. With attention and effort, most couples can create a strong relationship that will safeguard them against the inevitable strains of modern life. Look no further! He is your wedding specialist for your milestone moment!

  • Wedding Types

    Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

  • Officiant Services

    Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

  • Religious Affiliations

    Anglican, baptist, catholic, methodist, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker,…View more

  • Wedding Services Starting Price

    C$ 175.00

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More information about Garry Francis Officiating Services

  • 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? C$ 175
  • If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)? C$ 75

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  • Chasity Mckinnon, Married on 21/07/2018

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      Excellent
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    Married July 21st

    Garry is a genuinely caring officiant, he was very flexible with what we wanted and his amazing package allowed for a very individualized experience. He maintained a very relaxed atmosphere and kept checking on my poor husband who was so nervous he looked like he was going to fall over, his package allowed us to be married on our site for a more reasonable price than most others. He truly made it an unforgettable experience.

    Sent on 22/07/2018

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    It was truly an "unforgettable experience" at Chasity & Matthew's wedding! Their ceremony was meaningful and memorable! It was well planned with much depth and thought! My wife (Sandra) joined me for this beautiful ceremony in Niagara Falls. We took time afterwards to enjoy all that Niagara on the Lake had to offer. Looking forward to more ceremonies in the Honeymoon city. Congratulations Chasity & Matthew...enjoy married life!

  • James Thiele, Married on 07/07/2018

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    All about you

    If you're looking for an officiant you can't do better than Gary. From the start he makes you feel comfortable and at ease.

    Gary is a consummate professional. From day one he was very responsive to all of my emails answering big and small questions alike in a timely fashion.

    For the wedding rehearsal Gary took the time to let us know that the day was all about us. We get what we want. While he would politely listen to others input he would make sure that only the things that my wife and I wanted happened.

    During the ceremony Gary conducted a very smooth service from start to finish. Everything went perfectly as planned.

    We also got the top package available which includes marriage counseling. This part was very important to me as it opened up a whole new line of dialogue between my wife and I. I thought this made for a great first step. If you're on the fence I recommend it.

    Sent on 13/07/2018

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    I was honoured to be asked to officiate for Meghan & James! This couple is very well suited for each other! I couldn't wait for their big day because I especially enjoy out of town weddings. Their chosen wedding ceremony was perfect and I especially enjoyed the "ice cream truck" to cool off after the ceremony. I can't say enough about the wonderful process from beginning to end with Meghan & James! Enjoy married life!!

  • Kristal Saltern, Married on 01/07/2018

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    Did not fulfill his duties, unprofessional!

    Unfortunately, Garry did not fulfill his duties. He double booked on the day of my wedding. He did not get into contact with me, until the day before the wedding. He emailed me a copy of the wedding ceremony (the day before the wedding), and had both mine and my husbands name wrong. Which had me worried he would say our names wrong at the ceremony. We had an outdoor ceremony and due to the heat, he respectively cut out some of the things he would have talked about, however, he also disappeared before we were even able to do the unity candle lighting. He took his payment out of an unauthorized credit card, as I was to pay him at the ceremony. I would not recommend him, as he lacks professionalism and does not properly preform his duties. Pick another officiant Brides, besides Garry Francis, or you too may be disappointed!

    Sent on 25/07/2018

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    Every now and then one receives a review like this one. I did contact the couple before my reply to this review. Let it be known that I did not "double book" on that day. I did contact the couple twice prior to the wedding day. The error in spelling was for the "draft ceremony" and not the presentation copy on the wedding day. No candles were provided for a unity candle ceremony and I received permission to shorten the ceremony due to the extreme heat. There was no communication about paying cash on the wedding day. After the ceremony I congratulated the couple on my way out and they thanked me for my completed services. I invite you to read my other reviews. I would "never" treat couples as this review states

  • Shannon Gesualdo, Married on 09/06/2018

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      Excellent
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    Thank You Garry!

    Garry was great at both our rehearsal and on the big day. He was always so fast to reply and was very organized throughout the planning process and provided us us a number of customizable ceremonies on his website. We received lots of positive feedback from our guests on how much the enjoy the ceremony and how great Garry was. Garry was so great to work with and made the process seem so easy. We'd recommend him to anyone! Thanks! Shannon & Colin

    Sent on 10/07/2018

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    It was an absolute joy for me to officiate for Shannon & Colin. Shannon was very organized which made it extremely easy for me to put it all together for their big day. The weather was perfect for this perfectly matched couple. Enjoy married life!!

  • Matt Black, Married on 07/04/2018

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    • Flexibility:
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    Fantastic officiant - even better guy!

    From his quick email responses, warm sense of humour and professional demeanour, we were really thrilled to work with Garry for our recent wedding! Do yourself a favour and make sure you book a rehearsal with him as well, as he will ensure that everyone knows exactly what to do, where to go, etc., on your big day. We really appreciated all of Garry's efforts to make our wedding special and heard many positive comments from our family and friends on how great our officiant was. Thanks for everything, Garry! - Matt and Kristina

    Sent on 01/05/2018

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    Matt & Kristina's wedding was process perfect! I can honestly say that everything went exactly as planned...the booking process, our in person meeting, the rehearsal and the climatic wedding day was a model I wish for every couple. I owe the flawless execution of their wedding process to this wonderful couple! They are made for each other. It was an honour to be chosen as their officiant!

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