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Understanding the Other is a wedding officiant service operating out of Calgary in the Alberta region of Canada. This top-class business is led by Dr. Wes and provides wedding officiating services as well as pre-marital enrichment.

Services Offered

The team here believe ceremonies are unique and special occasions where couples commit themselves to each other in front of family and friends. Each service is crafted to meet the needs and desires of the couple getting married. Dr. Wes takes the time to understand what it is each couple wants for their vows, helping them script if they want assistance while also planning all the other elements of the service to make it uniquely their own. The service can be as short as 20 minutes or as long as over an hour, including all aspects that represent the couple. Dr. Wes also provides the opportunity for couples to explore their relationship prior to marriage to understand their partner and their relationship together in new ways.

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows
Premarital counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i faith
No denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


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Meet the team

Dr. Wes Thiessen
Dr. Wes Thiessen

I'm Dr. Wes. With my unique background of travelling the world and learning about other cultures, I bring joy and depth to the service I provide in officiating weddings for my clients. Married, with four children and six grandchildren, I understand and live the commitment of family for the long-term. Committed to helping others find their best way forward in relationships, I help others create deeper relationships through understanding others and caring for them in ways the other person understands. I believe in integrity in business and in life and try to instill that in all those with whom I have the pleasure of serving in this delightful way.


RR1, Blackie, AB T0L 0J0 Calgary (Alberta)

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