Let's Tie The Knot
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Maija R. · Married on 12/09/2020
Our dream come true...
As a “covid bride” there were a lot of upsets in our wedding planning. A lot that had our dream wedding completely re designed. In saying that though, so much positivity came from the re planning of our special day. In fact, it was Covid that brought us to our officiant at Let’s Tie the Knot. Originally we were going to get a friend to officiate our ceremony, but due to the fact that he couldn’t travel here, we had to find an alternative. We began our search, and came across Wayne Palendat. Our first meeting was over Zoom. My now husband, and I felt an immediate connection, like we’d known Wayne forever. As the conversation continued, Wayne got a read on us and lined up some meetings with other officiants he works with, to ensure we felt we could choose the best fit for us. While we respected each individual we “met”, or even read about...we just found that for us, Wayne was it. He was the one that had to officiate for us. To no surprise, Wayne was already booked for our day. We understood this, and chose someone else within Let’s Tie the Knot. It was Wayne who continued to speak with us and ensure all of our questions were answered. When regulations were changing, it was Wayne who helped keep a stressed bride at ease. Finally, the day came where for whatever reason, Wayne became available for our date and time! We couldn’t believe it. Something in this crazy time, came together for us.Sent on 06/10/2020
From here on out, the unanswered questions we had, right down to where to “honeymoon”, had solutions from Wayne. It honestly felt like there wasn’t anything that would stump him. He attended our rehearsal and made sure everything ran smoothly, and we were comfortable before we quit for the evening.
Fast forward to our day, Wayne arrived with the script he’d written just for us. One that brought us both to tears as it touched us so personally and drew from stories we’d told him. He came in to the bride room to let me know my groom was ready, and when I eagerly responded, he happily headed out to get our ceremony started. He laid down rules we had asked him to, and transitioned into the start of the rest of our lives. Wayne was so thoughtful, so caring, that he paid attention to the little details. He had told us at the rehearsal, to pause before our kiss, as that would give him time to get out of the way for what would turn out to be one of our favourite moments caught on camera. While much of the ceremony was blurred by the end of it all, we were so happy to come home to the recorded Zoom call Wayne had set up for us. We didn’t need a videographer, the importance in all of the words that were spoken, were right there at our fingertips. I think it’s obvious we can’t say enough about Wayne, but the last note I’ll leave you with is that we most definitely recommend him! He’ll keep a very open mind - with the exception of sock choice - and add to your day, just as you’d always imagined.
Our wedding ended up being more than we’d ever dreamed of, and Wayne definitely had a hand in that.
Let's Tie The Knot's reply:Thank you Maija & Tyler for sharing your thoughts. I very much enjoyed working with you and helping you to have the wedding of your dreams.
Arlita M. · Married on 05/09/2020
Wayne is a Pro
Wayne was an excellent officiant. He offered us great advice and really helped keep us on track in terms of timelines and order of procession.
Wayne offered several options for the ceremony and accomodated our requests. He is a professional and it's obvious he has done quite a few weddings. He kept the guests entertained with some humour and delivered a very nice ceremony.Sent on 09/11/2020
Lynn P. · Married on 08/08/2020
Planned our wedding in less than a month and they were amazing to work with, kept in touch asked if we needed anything or any help. Ceremony performed by Chantelle who is such a nice warm lady. It was a small back yard wedding but we wouldn't if had it any other way. Thank you for being so accommodating to our small but short notice needs.Sent on 12/08/2020
Ewelina · Married on 08/08/2020
Most wonderful day of our lives!
Wayne was a pleasure to work with! He was extremely flexible, as due to COVID-19 our wedding plans changed numerous times. After meeting with us and getting to know us, he delivered the most wonderful ceremony we could have asked for! It brought a lot of tears and a lot of laughter (as requested). It was definitely a ceremony that everyone will remember! We would highly recommend Wayne to anyone who’s looking for “the one”! Sharing a picture of our special day captured by Mathew Zigue.Sent on 24/08/2020
Let's Tie The Knot's reply:Ewelina, I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts about the wedding ceremony. You and Sean made the atmosphere very relaxed and it was pleasure to meet you and be part of your special day.
Shirley · Married on 24/08/2019
My husband and I LOVED our Wedding Ceremony, and Wayne helped make that the most beautiful part of our special day!
We started searching on weddingwire.ca for Wedding Officiants this past July 19, 2019 and came across "Let's Tie the Knot". As we started reading the reviews and watching videos of Wayne's ceremonies, something about it made me want to reach out to him and see how he would be. So I emailed him and Wayne replied within minutes. I gave Wayne our wedding date - August 24, 2019 - Yes, literally 1 month later. Who would be available with that little notice?? Of course Wayne already had a ceremony (out of town) to perform earlier that day. He offered that one of his other associates could perform our ceremony, but there was something about him that we wanted him to be our officiant. Maybe Wayne felt the same thing, as not only did our timing work out, but he then offered to come back into the City after his prior commitment to marry us! How nice was that! After a few emails back and forth, it was confirmed that Wayne would be the one to marry us!
With very little time, and very limited availability in both of our schedules, it was understood that we would not get a chance to have a proper personal meeting with Wayne. Instead, all of our communication was through phone calls and emails. Wayne was exceptionally helpful in answering all of our questions and providing links to everything that we needed to know prior to our wedding date. He helped us with all the legal papers we needed to get, as well as links to help us decide how we wanted to share our vows. Wayne was also very accommodating, as we wanted a second officiant to perform a small Bahai portion in our Ceremony. This was not a problem, and between all of us, we were able to make this flow nicely in the plans.
Wayne always replied in a very timely matter, and if he could not answer back right away, he would reply anyways to let me know that he was tied up, but would reply asap - and that's exactly what he did.
Then our Wedding Day arrived! Wayne arrived at the venue early enough to talk to my future husband prior to the ceremony. He also came to talk to me once I arrived. I, of course, was excited and nervous in hopes to have everything run smoothly. With Wayne’s calmness and kindness, he made me feel confident that everything would be just perfect.
Wayne spoke clearly and with care. He created moments of laughter and tears at the right times, and shared touching facts of why my husband and I were meant to be. As his website stated, Wayne married us the way we wanted, with a creative and personalized ceremony, that reflected who we are as a couple. My husband and I LOVED our Wedding Ceremony, and Wayne helped make that the most beautiful part of our special day.
We had many compliments about our Ceremony saying Wayne was very personable and to the point, as well as touching, funny and kind. He made our guests want to hear every word of what was spoken during that whole time.
My husband and I would definitely recommend Wayne’s services and “Let’s Tie the Knot” to anyone, and everyone that wants to have this same experience.
Thank you Wayne!Sent on 19/10/2019
Let's Tie The Knot's reply:Thank you so much for this review Shirley. I am certain that the detail you provided will be helpful to couples trying to choose a marriage commissioner.
Catherine · Married on 03/08/2019
Very personalized ceremony
Wayne was amazing to work with from the very beginning! Our rehearsal went very smoothly, no fuss at all so everyone knew what they’re going to do. He customized our ceremony so well, it’s as if we’ve known him for a long time. We sent him our vows and he printed them on index cards for us to read during our ceremony which was nice! If you’re looking for an LGBTQ+ friendly wedding commissioner, we highly recommend Wayne!Sent on 02/09/2019
Let's Tie The Knot's reply:Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts Catherine. It was a great pleasure to participate in your wedding ceremony and I wish you and Elaine all the very best.
Jenna J. · Married on 26/07/2019
Loved working with Wayne
Wayne was absolutely great to work with, very friendly, professional, and answered our questions right away. We had lots of compliments after our ceremony about how great and funny he was.Sent on 29/10/2019
Let's Tie The Knot's reply:Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our service Jenna. I was very happy to be chosen to participate in your wedding ceremony. We had a beautiful day at a wonderful venue.
Rodelyn A. · Married on 30/06/2019
Wayne is great and very accommodating. He communicated with us very well from beginning to end, and helped make our day run so smoothly. We chose to share vows privately, and then follow up with our ceremony in front of friends and family; Wayne helped us organize this the whole way through. He was prepared, and provided us with our vows printed and ready the day of :). Everything was great! Thank you Wayne!Sent on 02/07/2019
Ashley R. · Married on 22/06/2019
Would highly recommend Let's Tie The Knot. Wayne and Chris were very helpful, knowledgeable, accommodating, and professional. They were easy to get along with. They made our wedding ceremony fun, personal and loving.Sent on 22/10/2019
Let's Tie The Knot's reply:Thank you for sharing your thoughts Ashley.
Ronna · Married on 06/04/2019
Wayne was fantastic! He helped us customize the perfect ceremony and prepare our vows. He was fun and professional. We received wonderful feedback from our guests. I highly recommend inviting Wayne to officiate your wedding ceremony!Sent on 07/05/2019
Let's Tie The Knot's reply:Ronna, thank you for these kind words and for sharing some pictures from your special day with me. it was a great pleasure to participate in your beautiful ceremony and share the experience with you.