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Vancouver Officiant

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Vancouver Officiant is a team of personable and caring wedding officiants based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They work to personalize each ceremony to match a couple's unique love story. From your first consultation to your big day, they will energetically bring your nuptial vision to life.

Services Offered

Vancouver Officiant serves couples throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, Whistler region, the Okanagan and Tofino/Ucluelet. The administration team will assist in connecting couples with an Officiant that best suits their style and vision. These celebrants can accommodate religious, non-religious, and interfaith ceremonies, and can incorporate any tradition and ritual that the couple prefers. They are happy to help soon-to-be-weds customize their vows and craft a ceremony that best suits their needs and wants. Whether you dream of an intimate elopement or extravagant celebration, your officiant will work to make your special day unforgettable.

Highlights

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 denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, earth-based, evangelical, hindu, islam, jainism, jewish, pagan, shinto, taoist, unitarian, sikhism

Wedding Services Starting Price

$347

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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?

$200
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    Samantha L. Married on 25/06/2022
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    AMAZING experience

    My partner and I were looking for a more intimate and personal ceremony and didn’t love the language that was being enforced by going the more traditional route, so we opted for Vancouver Officiant. We found an officiant on the island through their website that looked like a good fit and had a first meeting on Zoom. Vanessa was so great and friendly right off the bat. She met with us again closer to the wedding and we had a blast just chatting. She is so lovely and her ceremony crafting was perfection. We are so glad we made this decision.

    Vancouver Officiant's reply:

    Sam & Joe - Wow, you just keep spreading the love! Thank you so much for this review. Your clear vision for the day, coupled with your honesty and unmistakable chemistry - well that made my "job" so easy. Your wedding went down in my "favorites" category. I couldn't stop smiling... and laughing. :) Vanessa
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    Jade R. Married on 10/06/2022
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    Loved working with Cory

    Cory was so much fun and so great as our officiant. I do wish we had reviewed the survey we completed again before the wedding as some of the information had changed, but otherwise we loved our experience. Our rehearsal was so thorough and made the ceremony go so smoothly. Cory was funny, easy going, and gave us such great advice to keep us calm on the day of. Would definitely recommend him!!

    Vancouver Officiant's reply:

    Jade & Chris, you guys are awesome! I loved the journey to your wedding day and being with you on your special day! Wishing you happiness and love, Cory
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    Jazlyn Y. Married on 17/09/2021
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    Incredible officiant!

    We are so happy with the quality of service we received! Janik was so kind and helpful through our whole experience! Couldn’t recommend him enough!

    Vancouver Officiant's reply:

    Thank you very much for your kind words. I loved getting to know you and Reid over this last year , getting to create your ceremony, and to share your story. I wish you two nothing but love and happiness in the years to come. Janik
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    Denise Married on 14/08/2021
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    Fabulous experience

    We had Valerie marry us. She did an amazing job! I would highly recommend Valerie!
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    Renae R. Married on 04/06/2021
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    Super easy going and flexible!

    Brian from Vancouver officiants officiated our wedding June 4, 2021. Brian is kind and easy to chat with. He provided us with tools to help shape our ceremony and vows.we took a little bit of a comedic approach to our ceremony and Brian made everything feel natural and easy. Many of our guests complemented that he was the best officiant they had ever seen! Thank you Brian!!
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    Anyssa M. Married on 30/08/2020
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    Thank you Kristin!!

    From day one Kristin was an amazing asset to our wedding, and our ceremony was so beautiful and personal all thanks to her. The exhortation Kristin wrote about us was equally touching and humorous, all of our guests loved it! We are so grateful for all of Kristin's help, and it was a wonderful experience to work with her!

    Vancouver Officiant's reply:

    Anyssa & Mitch! Thank you so much for sharing your experience here! So loved what you two created for your beatiful ceremony - everything was gorgous, your handmade dress....incredible! I'll never forget Mitch seeing you as you walked towards him - unforgetable! Lots of love, Kristen
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    Vanessa W. Married on 31/08/2019
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    I Couldn't Have Asked For It Any Other Way

    I'm not good at public speaking, nor coming up with vows. What vows I did have, I wanted that to be in private between me and my husband to be. Yet I didn't like the traditional vows of "to have and to hold until death do us part" etc...as I've heard it too many times at my 5+ older cousin's weddings. I wanted something special, modern, fun, customized, yet still had as powerful of a meaning as traditional vows. I wanted someone to take the reins and turn this ceremony into an engaging event for everyone. I wasn't there to put on a show for an audience. I was there and the audience was there because they are people I care about that will be involved in the rest of my married life to guide, love, and support us. This was exactly what these amazing people at Vancouver Officiants do. I picked Stephanie Reitsma and I have never made such a good decision. She is fun, bubbly, not shy, and initiates conversations because heaven knows I can't. We meet at new cute coffee shops I've never been do and have a blast talking about the wedding. I learned so much from her about planning a wedding. She is more than just an officiant. She asked me questions that I didn't even know I was supposed to have answers to. That saved me a lot from getting shocked if I had missed anything.
    During the rehearsal, she made sure EVERYONE knew their place. If they didn't, then they get an explanation and another walk through. She answered EVERYONE'S questions. Again, I am Chinese and I bring my whole family to everything so all my immediate family (and then some) was there to ask questions. She had a plan and she made sure we all knew the plan and how to execute this flawlessly. She stayed as long as she had to in order to get this done right. Even my dad was like "where in the world did you find this gold"? If it weren't for her, we would be running down the aisle like headless chickens.
    Stephanie's ceremony was written beautifully. I loved how she incorporated our life, our love stories, and experiences from those close to us into the ceremony. Our guests were all involved in the process and she made it fun for everyone. She had creative ideas on how to get people from getting in the way of photographers with their big ipads for cameras, she made sure both us and our guests were equally happy. Not only this, but she does more than she needs to. She went out of her way to rally up everyone and beeline them out of the ceremony room (because we had to get out of there for the next wedding set up), and out on the boardwalk for photos because Eric and I got stranded in the sea of people who wanted to take photos with us in the narrow hallway which prevented us from making it outside. Does your officiant do that? I didn't think so.
    I give them 100 out of 10. They get the golden buzzer :)

    Vancouver Officiant's reply:

    "Vanessa and Eric, thank YOU for choosing me to marry you. From the moment we met in that "cute" coffee shop I knew you had a great story to share and that you both would be a lot of fun to work together. Thank you for allowing me to surprise you with my words on the day and for making it truly you..with no death to you part talk ;) Wishing you a lifetime of happiness." Officiant Stephanie
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    Jennifer C. Married on 14/07/2019
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    Better than I could have imagined thanks to Kristen ❤

    Kristen officiated our wedding 7-14-2019. We are so beyond happy that we chose her as our officiant. Her detail and genuine caring about the ceremony and the passages said at the ceremony were way above and beyond our expectations. She was the 200% right choice for us and are so lucky that she was recommended when we were looking. She incorporated our children in beautifully which was really important to us and made sure that we had the time to absorb each part of our ceremony so we didn't feel like it just "flew by". We highly recommend her. so beyond happy with our ceremony. Thank you!

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    I loved your ceremony! All the detail and personal touches you put into your ceremony and beyond! Having your children involved in such an intimate way was so precious. Thank you for choosing me and I do wish you continued joy and marriage bliss.....always!
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    Sarah M. Married on 13/07/2019
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    Kristen is Simply the Best!

    Working with Kristen was absolutely wonderful. It is clear that she cares about the couples she works with and goes out of her way to make sure their day is personal and memorable. We wanted a ceremony focused on family and the uniqueness of us as a couple and Kristen delivered the perfect ceremony for us. Our guests continue to compliment the amazing job our officiant did. Kristen took a lot of the stress out of the ceremony. She was always reachable (our preferred communication was email due to busy schedules but also offered to be available via phone) and went above and beyond both the rehearsal day and wedding day to make sure everything was taken care of. She even helped the groom & groomsmen with their boutonnieres! Thank you Kristen for everything you did to make our day so special. We highly recommend Kristen!
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    Shannon J. Married on 22/06/2019
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    Double booked our wedding

    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:

    Hello Shannon,
    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!

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