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Garry Francis Officiating Services

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Thank you for contacting the "GTA Wedding Whisperer" a 5-star officiating service that has been voted # for two years in a row! 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. Garry is a 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 five packages: ("S" Packages "E" Packages) 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 E- packages

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

  • All main line denominations
  • 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!

Highlights

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, evangelical, hindu, jewish

Wedding Services Starting Price

$175

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?

$175

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

$75
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    Ana L. Married on 19/12/2021
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    Excellent wedding officiant

    Garry officiated our wedding ceremony on a very short notice and everything went great. Thanks!

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    It was a joy and pleasure to officiate for this couple during the Christmas Season! Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and blessing!
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    Lisa-Anne J. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Garry Francis Is Best Officiant Ever

    We had the Honour to have Garry Francis as our Officiant Perform Our Wedding Ceremony on
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    He is very wonderful and very Professional.
    I will highly recommend him to all my friends and family.
    It has been a pleasure to speak to him over the last year planning our Special Day.
    If you need an Officiant Garry Francis is the person to Contact.

    Lisa and Rodney
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    Robert W. Married on 24/07/2021
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    A true pleasure!

    Garry was fantastic! We had our backyard ceremony and afterwards he walked us through the paperwork. He was patient, super helpful and accommodating with our plans for our special day.

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    One of the most fun weddings and receptions I've experienced since officiating weddings! This couple is a model for unity, adventure and harmony. I love this couple! Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and may they stay together forever!
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    Ashley Married on 07/11/2020
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    Prompt, Professional and beyond Pleasant

    I had the opportunity to work with Garry over the weekend at an intimate backyard wedding. As a Wedding Planner, I work with many officiants, Garry really left a great impression right from the first email he sent me - his enthusiasm jumped out of the text and I knew right away I would love working with him! Upon arrival he was prompt and professional, he knew exactly what he had to do right from the get go. I really appreciated how quickly he would always respond to my email and I think the time capsule he offers is such a unique twist to your average ceremony! I hope to have the opportunity to work with Garry again soon!

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    It was such a joy to work with a top shelf wedding planner! Ashley managed the intimate backyard wedding with professional precision! I love teaming with professionals who deliver 5 star service!
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    Morgan J. Married on 14/09/2019
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    Garry is amazing! Highly recommended.

    Garry was amazing! From the consultation right up to the wedding, he was incredible. For the rehearsal, Garry made everything seem very straight forward and stress free for us. He even brought up a few excellent points we never would have thought of. On the day of our ceremony, Garry was extremely punctual. He showed up ready to rock! He did an excellent job of keeping my husband calm, confident and excited for the ceremony to start. We can't thank Garry enough for his beautiful words, the service and everything else he did for us to make our day even more special! Highly, highly recommend Garry.

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    It was my pleasure and a great delight to officiate for Morgan & Matthew! Their venue setting in beautiful Bowmanville was an incredible spot and worked perfect for their big day. Their ceremony was filled with so much laughter...I was still laughing after the ceremony. Wishing them a life time of happiness and may they stay together forever!
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    Hilary B. Married on 17/08/2019
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    Highly recommend!

    We had Garry for our wedding in August and chose his ‘Document Signing’ package as we had a family member perform the ceremony on the day. Garry was very professional and ensured all the legal requirements were met for our marriage. He was very pleasant to deal with in the lead-up to the day and I would highly recommend him for others looking for an officiant.

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    Hilary & Timothy had a picture perfect wedding in a marvelous venue! It was such a pleasure to serve this couple. Enjoy married life and my you stay together forever!
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    Kristin T. Married on 26/07/2019
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    Great Ceremony!

    Garry was wonderful to work with and ran a great ceremony. He checked in with us a few times leading up to the wedding, and the ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. It was a great experience overall :)

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    Kristin & Edward's wedding went off with precision timing and quality. Nothing was left to chance! It was very obvious that this couple planned a perfect day...and it turned out perfect! I also must mention that their venue was stunning and a great find! It was an absolute joy to stand with Kristin & Edward for their special day. May they stay together forever!
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    Tamara Married on 30/12/2018
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    Garry is A-One!

    Garry was an awesome officiant. He was extremely organized and professional from the get-go, delivering the short, sweet and simple ceremony that we hoped for. We would recommend him with no hesitation. Thanks for making our day memorable!

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    I still vividly remember your wedding on Dec. 30th 2018! The entire event was absolutely beautiful! The bride was beautiful, the venue was awesome and Sean was one of the coolest grooms I've ever encountered. You are Sean are a "top shelf" couple made for each other! Enjoy married life!
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    Rachel N. Married on 18/08/2018
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    Amazing Officiant

    From the very first interaction my husband and I had with Garry, we knew he was the officant we wanted for the wedding. He was professional, expereinced in the industry and was such an incredible help with organzing our ceremony.

    With Garry we got to customize our entire ceremony. He had great content to chose from but he also allowed us to add in anything we wanted (readings, poems, etc.) to make our ceremony meaningful.

    Garry totally took charge of the rehersal with a relaxed and calm demeanor. He made my husband and I feel listened to and he helped us get our wedding party all on the same page with the ceremony. Garry walked through the rehersal as many times as I (the bride) needed, he made it very clear that if I wasnt happy with something we could change it.

    On our wedding day, Garry was perfect, he showed up in a suit and tie, with lots of time to spare and made sure my husband and I were absolutely ready before we began the ceremony. He ran the ceremony perfectly, he lightened the mood up after our sappy vows and gave our guests the lovliest ceremony to witness.

    If there is one thing I can say about Garry its that I never had to worry about him. As a bride there were a million things running through my head for like a whole year before the wedding; but with Garry, I never had to send a dreaded "follow up email" or have to worry about if he'd be on time for the rehersal or ceremony. He was so incredibly easy to work with.

    With Garry you dont just get an officiant, you get someone who truely cares about you and will go the extra mile to make your wedding day exactly how you want it to be. He is worth every penny, he made our ceremony one-of-a-kind and I cant thank him enough for that.

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    Wow!! What an amazing review!! Rachel & Eric's wedding was spectacular!! It was in a superb setting for a superb couple! Their personal vows were absolutely incredible! It was truly my honour to serve this couple and their families! It was a dream to work with Rachel & Eric...their organization made my job very easy and enjoyable! Rachel & Eric I have these words for you: Thank you for an awesome experience! Enjoy married life!
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    Chantal N. Married on 29/12/2017
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    Wonderful officiant

    Mr. Garry Francis made out whole day special. Even before that he was quick to respond to my emails and inquiries. Made payment simple through e-transfer. Allowed us to do our simple quick ceremony in his home in a beautiful room. Everything was always smooth, simple and easy. And when planning for such a huge event, anything that can take away any worries or stress is truly a gift. I would recommend him to anyone searching for an officiant to make their day special.

    Garry Francis Officiating Services's reply:

    It was a delightful and joyous moment to officiate for Chantal & William in my Whitby Wedding Room in front of the Christmas tree. All weddings regardless of their size or location receive "5 Star Officiating Service" and this wedding was no exception. Congratulations Chantal & William! Enjoy married life!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner

Meet the Team

Garry  Francis
Garry Francis
Your Officiant - The GTA Wedding Whisperer

I have vast experience providing officiant services for couples in unique,remote,urban,suburban and out of town venues. I've been married to his lovely wife Sandra since 1988. I simple love officiting weddings for couples of every culture. I'm also a certified Life Celebration Specialist which means I'm able to handle all your significant milestone moments from "the womb to the tomb!". I'm first and foremost a "people person"and I love being in the moment for your significant life moments! I guarantee the utmost personal care for all my clients from our first contact right up to the wedding day. I proudly offer the five star officiating service to each and every couple and I'm fiercly committed to excellence, quality, and individuality.

Shireen Spencer
Shireen Spencer
Your Associate Officiant

I’m here to help! I am a fully trained and licensed officiant with over 15 years experience providing services in many different venues and for many cultures across Ontario. My husband Che and I have been married 18 years and provide marriage mentoring and counseling to couples. I have a passion for bringing out the best in people and the best for their special occasions. I provide services that are, personal, memorable and meaningful. I am a certified Life Celebration Specialist which means that I am able to serve you in all significant milestones your family experiences. I look forward to helping make your day all you dream it to be through bringing excellence and commitment to you and all I do.

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