About Vancouver Officiant
Vancouver Officiant is a team of the most personable wedding officiants in Vancouver, the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. They specialize in customizing wedding ceremonies to make them as unique as the couple getting married. Let them bring your dream wedding to life. With over 10+ years experience, you can trust their officiants to take care of your biggest moments. Wedding ceremonies can be carried out in other languages per request.
Jay Lundgren is the lead wedding officiant behind VO. He has accumulated 10+ years of experience officiating local and multicultural weddings with a customized flare in presentation and performance. Expect a personal and touching ceremony.
The services this company offers includes unlimited consultations in person, via Skype, phone or email, conducting the wedding ceremony itself and the administrative work which is part of legalizing your marriage. Rehearsals are also available.
Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal
Licensed, allow couple' own vows
Agnostic, baha'i faith, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, no denomination,…View more
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Holly Paquette, Married on 20/08/2015
Sent on 29/09/2015
We are from ontario and made all arrangements via email and they helped us to plan everything since we had never been to Fort Langley. Darian was fantastic and made the whole process easy for us. His suggestions made for beautiful backdrops for our pictures and we were thankful that he came up with some simple vows off the top of his head because we did not come prepared with any :)
Thanks for being with us on our special day Darian.
Shannon Juzenas, Getting married on 22/06/2019
Double booked our wedding
Sent on 09/12/2018
We had a terrible experience with Vancouver Officiant. The actual officiant we met over Skype was great, and we really liked him. Right after our consult we emailed to tell the organizer that we wanted to book. She sent us a contract, but then she asked us if we could move our wedding time. Confused, I said I'd prefer not, and I asked if it was because there was another wedding close to that time. All I wanted to know was whether I should be worried about our officiant making it to our wedding on time. She replied saying they had enough time and I said that was okay and I signed the contract and paid. After I had paid, she told me that it might be better for me if I talked to another officiant who was completely free that day. I was confused, but I said okay, and we talked to the second officiant. We didn't click with him so we told the organizer we'd prefer our original officiant. However, at that point, she had already booked our original officiant with another couple even though we had already PAID and signed a contract for our time!! It was incredibly frustrating. After some back and forth we asked for a refund, which they said they could do, but it literally took weeks for them to give it back to us, which was unacceptable.
It was an awful experience and I do not recommend them whatsoever.
Vancouver Officiant's reply:
thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we learn how to be more effective from reviews like yours! We would like to extend to you our most sincere apology regarding any unnecessary stress that this may have caused you and your fiancee. We truly value our clients and ultimately our goal is to help create the most stress-free day for you and your fiancee as possible. I’d just like to take the opportunity to provide some further clarity regarding a few of the issues you speak of in this review. Due to all of our officiants being based out of the Greater Vancouver area it is very important for us to make sure that our officiants travel time and travel costs are used efficiently. That being said, this is why we were very open and honest with you from the beginning that your officiant would be officiating another wedding on that same day in Squamish. We could sense your uneasiness about time frames (Completely understandable, it's a very important day!) and this is why we offered you to meet with two other very experienced officiants who would be able to offer the flexibility needed. As for the refund issue, we were in-touch with our financial advisor as soon as you expressed that you wanted a refund. We do wish that the refund process could have been quicker for you (The process took exactly two weeks) but we were very clear that we were having some issues on our end due to us being a Canadian company and you banking in the US - there was only so much that was in our control.
After reviewing the e-mails between you and your coordinator, I can honestly say that we tried our very best to meet the needs of your big day. We wish the two of you a happy marriage and all the best in all of your future endeavours together!
Meghan Ross, Married on 19/09/2015
Sent on 07/10/2015
When looking for an officiant, you want professional but fun, you want education but don't want them to be stale and outdated.. Darian is all this and more! He is very organized, full of ideas to help guide you, open to new ideas, encouraging and overall the best officiant Ive encountered (as years being a guest). He works with you to streamline the process, so it doesn't take too much time, youve got a lot to do, and knowing this task has been simplified is a big weight off of your shoulders. He truly personalized the ceremony and set the tone for the rest of the evening. The ceremony was both touching and romantic, but also had us laughing and similing at other points. Give him your basic info, and he will take it from there, dont stress over what he will say in between because it will be perfect! We had many guests ask us afterwards how long we had known him, he had to be a fmaily friend they said, it felt like he had known us and our story for years. Highly recommend.
Tom Archibald, Married on 06/09/2015
Sent on 29/09/2015
We had the pleasure of attending a friends wedding to see Darian perform before we even got engaged. Once we started planning our own wedding, our first contact was Vancouver Officiant as we loved his work and he came highly recommended. He was happy to work through the process with us of designing a ceremony that embodied us a couple and represented our values together. Darian made the ceremony special with his smooth delivery of words, and made everyone feel as if they were all part of the ceremony with us. All of our guests commented on how awesome our officiant was and how he truly made the ceremony personal, memorable and a perfect fit for us. We have no hesitation at all in recommending Vancouver Officiant as the top choice in performing your ceremony!
Brandee Carter, Married on 29/08/2015
Sent on 31/05/2015
I met with Darian and was very excited to have him be a part of our special day. He assured me he would hold the date of my wedding for me and be in touch in a few months closer to the ceremony to start planning the ceremony. I asked if a deposit was needed and he promised me that wasn't necessary and gave me his word he would take care of us on the day of our wedding.
Three months before our wedding, I received a causally worded email from his assistant. She said that Darian had some family stuff going on and already had lots of weddings this summer to do so wan't going to do my wedding. She asked if we needed a referral. I responded to the email that I was surprised and upset and asked why he wasn't keeping his word to me and no one contacted me again after that.
I was appalled they would just ditch me like that after giving me his word that he'd be our Officiant. I understand that life happens and I suppose there most be reasons why cancellations are needed, but with so much notice, you'd think he should have been able to make arrangements to make it work considering he'd already committed.
What is most hurtful is that no one bothered to even pick up the phone to talk to me. The email was so brief, they just really didn't care it is to be the most important day in my life. I guess it's just another job for Darian.
We had more problems with our wedding - the photographer cancelled too stating they may get sea sick and so many other issues, just actually cancelled the wedding after sending out invitations. It was heart-breaking. We'll elope instead.
Darian - you broke your word and let me down and the incredibly insensitive way in which you did it is inexcusable.
To all brides out there that deserve to have your special day respected and want to deal with an Officiant you can count on - I highly recommend you find someone else!
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