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About

Paul Filsinger is owner and operator of Weddings by Paul, a Kitchener, Ontario, officiant team, which is honoured to help create unique and memorable weddings for couples. Every couple is different, and every wedding must reflect that. Paul and his team will help you to feel relaxed and confident as you enjoy one of the most important moments of your life.

Experience

Hundreds of couples have benefited from the Weddings by Paul team and their combined experience of more than 50 years of service. Paul himself has been a licensed officiant in Ontario since 1979, and he has a vast body of experience conducting ceremonies in traditional and non-traditional settings.

Services offered

Paul and his team offer wedding ceremonies that fit your plans. Whether you prefer a religious, traditional, or contemporary ceremony, your choice can be customized according to your wishes. Weddings by Paul offers a number of its own ceremony creations as well. The ceremonies will include the following:

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Intention of bride and groom
  • Vows
  • Exchanging of rings
  • Declaration
  • Signing of register

Clientele often like to add other elements to their weddings as well. This usually includes such pieces as unity candles, songs, hand ceremony, prayers, sand ceremony, readings, poems, and more. Couples have a choice as to how elaborate or simple they want their ceremony to be. It can be short, held at a public or private venue, and with many guests or just a select few. Paul’s team will work closely with you regarding precise plans and any program additions.

Other services

Weddings by Paul can refer clients for wedding planning and photography services. Paul’s team serves Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Stratford, Guelph, Brantford, and the surrounding areas.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Non-religious
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Licensed
Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$300

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100
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Reviews for Weddings by Paul

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Latest reviews

Kristen
Kristen R. Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Paul is lovely!

Paul was our wedding officiant and he was so good work with! He sent us a dozen different options for ceremonies and had a call to go through how the ceremony would go. He was very responsive to emails, punctual to meetings, and we're so happy with how our ceremony went. I would definitely recommend Paul as an officiant!
Melissa
Melissa L. Sent on 26/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Very professional service

Paul was the officiant for our wedding and did a great job at our ceremony. He explained everything clearly for us and kept me calm so I didn’t forget my words haha. We were thankful to have Paul there and his service was excellent. We would recommend Paul for sure!!
Dale
Dale S. Sent on 17/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Ross and Dale's Wedding

Thank you Paul, so very much, for your personalized and friendly service for us on our perfect wedding day, even with our uninvited guest (our cat). We are so grateful that you made our day so special, thank you!
Brittany
Brittany Sent on 24/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

We absolutely loved having Paul officiate our wedding. He provided multiple ceremony samples for us to review and we found one that fit us perfectly. We had a Unity Candle Ceremony that will always be memorable to us and our parents. Paul was very calming as well during the ceremony which helped keep us at ease. Thank you again from Brittany and Nick.
Ellen
Ellen H. Sent on 12/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Paul is an outstanding officiant

Paul was a pleasure to work with. We were able to customize our ceremony and write our own vows - with Paul's help and guidance along the way. With the pandemic, he checked in with us and we had a few calls to make sure everyone was on the same page. Paul's officiating was lovely and we had nice comments from our guests. He was also punctual and organized. We are so happy that we chose Paul to marry us.
Lauren and Dan
Lauren D. Sent on 08/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Officiant!

Paul is an amazing Officiant! He has a warm personality and is very professional. He provided us with sample ceremony readings, which was a great help to us. He was always quick to respond to e-mails and offer us guidance and support. It was a beautiful ceremony. Thank you so much Paul!! - Lauren and Dan
Melanie
Melanie T. Sent on 26/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A joy to work with

My husband and I highly recommend Weddings by Paul! Paul was very friendly and quick to respond by email, and arranged for Duane to be our officiant. Duane has the perfect manner for officiating weddings and he instantly made a great impression when we first met. Paul makes the process of choosing a ceremony super easy, we really appreciated the flexibility we had to mix and match the different ceremony scripts. Duane knocked it out of the park on the day of our wedding, because he took it in stride when our groomsman had to run out to his car to get the wedding rings right in the middle of the ceremony. He smoothed over the awkward moment and we couldn't be more grateful.
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Chris A. Sent on 04/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If You Need an Officiant, He’s the One!!

Paul was amazing. He took the ceremony idea we had in our head and brought it to life. He was able to answer all our questions quickly and efficiently and took all the stress out of our wedding. Everyone present noted how great of a job he did and how smoothly it went. Couldn’t have asked for a better officiant!
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Kristy Sent on 04/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Hire Paul!!

Paul was very professional and exactly what we were looking for in an officiant. Quick communication and very informative, and of course very kind!!
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Miina Y. Sent on 04/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Joy to work with!

Paul officiated our wedding at the beginning of September. He was a pleasure to work with and we were so happy with his service! Kind and professional. He provided us with templates which we were able to pick and choose from, and he was extremely flexible when we had to change our wedding date and time due to the pandemic. We are so happy to have had Paul marry us!
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