Great Occasions

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About Great Occasions

If you are looking for a meaningful, no-nonsense ceremony script, then look no further!

Evelyn Richter is an Ontario-based licensed Wedding Officiant, who offers inclusive, personalised services, for couples who want to enter the next chapter of their life in sacred and holy matrimony. She welcomes everyone, gay or straight, as long as you are committed to each other and want a perfect and unique ceremony to solemnise your union, Evelyn is ready for your big day!

Services offered

Evelyn believes in creating a unique experience for the couple. She is always available for a consultation. In person, email, phone or Skype, just share your vision and Evelyn will plan a wedding ceremony, truly representative of your personal beliefs and expectations.

She always encourages the couple to include more personal details, to make the event more special and memorable. She is available for ceremony rehearsal and encourages the couple to write their own vows. Make your wedding ceremony a true depiction of your love and beliefs, call Evelyn today!

  • Wedding Types Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal
  • Officiant Services Licensed, allow couple' own vows
  • Religious Affiliations Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, no…View more
  • Wedding Services Starting Price C$ 350.00
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More information about Great Occasions

  • 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$ 150.00
  • If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?
    C$ 30.00

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12 Reviews for Great Occasions


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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  • Yifan

    Yifan W. · Married on 12/12/2020

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    Great experience and nice lady!

    Everlyn was very kind and we are very satisfied with the whole experience. She did a video call with us for the first meeting and we liked right away for her profession. She provided a booklet as examples, explained to us how it works and what we should expect, and always asked for our preferences.

    Sent on 17/02/2021

    Great Occasions's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words. Yours was my last wedding before the Christmas holidays and being in your home with your two friends made it very special.
  • Deirdre

    Deirdre R. · Married on 19/10/2019

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    Great experience!

    Evelyn was great to work with! She was very concise with explaining how the process would go, what we needed to do, and what to expect on the wedding day. She provided us with a number of examples for the ceremony and vows to get us going and was very flexible. She is experienced, professional, well spoken, and has a lovely personality.

    Sent on 07/11/2019

    Great Occasions's reply:

    Exciting to be a part of your wedding! Wondered if the renovation from beer store to beautiful event setting would work and it more than fulfilled expectation! Much happiness to you both!
  • Chuck

    Chuck S. · Married on 06/05/2004

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    Most amazing and accommodating wedding officiant

    Rev. Ev was the perfect choice for our wedding. She wanted to know about us, about our beliefs, and about our vision for our wedding. She then came up with a beautiful spiritual yet non religious ceremony that matched our personalities and fulfilled our vision. She was caring, compassionate and a great deal of fun. Her attention to detail combined with a wicked sense of humour helped make out special day less stressful and a lot of fun. Five stars from this happy couple!

    Sent on 22/01/2020

    Great Occasions's reply:

    Thank you! You two made it a joy to be part of your wedding. All the details: the setting, the ceremony, the reception all woven together perfectly.
    Happy 16th anniversary!
  • Yasmin

    Yasmin I. · Getting married on 19/06/2021

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    So happy we found you!

    We interviewed 3 different officiants and they were all really good... but when we met Evelyn we just knew we wanted her on the call... she is amazing and we can’t wait to have her marry us! I would highly recommend her!

    Sent on 02/12/2020

    Great Occasions's reply:

    Wow! Thank you both for such a kind review and the event hasn't even happened yet! Looking forward to seeing you again in the new year. Have a good Christmas and stay safe!
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    Avery S. · Married on 10/10/2020

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    We Highly Recommend Evelyn

    Organizing a wedding is difficult. But the experience was made easier by our officiant, Evelyn. She was responsive to and understanding of our needs. She accommodated minor last-minute changes, and did a great job during the ceremony. I really can't imagine a better choice.

    Sent on 02/11/2020

    Great Occasions's reply:

    Thank you Avery! The setting was perfect and the gift masks were a thoughtful addition in light of the times. We were so lucky with the weather as well!

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Evelyn  Richter

Evelyn Richter

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Marriage service should reflect couple’s personal feelings, traditions.

Every couple that I marry writes their own wedding ceremony. This is not the easiest way to do weddings; certainly it would be far simpler just to use the same service for everyone.

A standard ceremony, however, strikes me as cold and unyielding to individual sentiments, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and life circumstances. If the couple chooses the words and helps develop the rituals, the celebration of the marriage will be more special and meaningful to them.

I invite every couple to put together their own service so we might approach a service expressive of their feelings and traditions. This is in keeping with the spirit of Spirituality, which is beyond a denominational label and which is based in the religious concept of individual freedom of belief within the bounds of respect and dignity for all.

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