Before I became a professional wedding officiant, I thought, “What a cool job, you just have to work 20 minutes on a Saturday!” It didn’t take me long to realize that’s not the kind of wedding officiant I was going to be.Read More
I'm so fortunate to be part of the Maine wedding community and specifically the Maine wedding officiant community. We are a diverse group providing a wide range of services. Whenever one of us is booked we try to refer that couple to another officiant. In that spirit, I've put together a list of Maine wedding officiants I know and trust. I will say this, though, I have never seen these officiants actually perform a ceremony and for the most part I'm don't know their process for working with their clients. These are folks I know personally and really like (or come highly recommended by other vendors I trust), which is what my recommendation is based on.
The best Maine wedding officiants
Rev. Erika Hewitt Erika
Swoon Union Michelle
Gateway Celebrations Vivianna
A Sweet Start (that's me!)
Rev. Twinkle Marie Manning Moosehead Lake Region
Why I'm recommending my competitors
I know you might think I'm crazy putting together a list of my "competitors" on my blog, but it makes sense when you understand how strongly I believe in you finding the right officiant. I know that I'm the right officiant for some people and not for others. And that's totally ok. I'd rather help you find the right officiant for your wedding than try to convince you with some icky sales pitch to hire me. It's so important that the person who stands up there with you on wedding day is someone you feel comfortable with, who you genuinely like and who deserves and has earned your trust. Take your time finding the right person, do your homework and meet with your top choice. A good officiant and a beautifully crafted ceremony will set the tone for your wedding day so make your selection carefully!
Good luck and happy wedding!
I'm funny...looking! Hahaha! But seriously, I try to have a good sense of humor.
I love weddings! Everyone says that, but I, like, really, really love weddings!
I believe in true love.
I'm super punctual. Sometimes if I'm just on time I feel late.
I believe that love is love so I strongly support same-sex marriage and have experience working with LGBTQ couples.
I bring a calming energy to your wedding day.
I am tech savvy and can adapt to the way you want to communicate.
I am 100% invested in you and your ceremony.
I intentionally perform each ceremony like it's the first one I've ever done.
I meditate before your wedding.
I'm wicked organized.
In the car, on the way to your wedding, I do voice exercises and sing "Doe, A Deer a Female Deer" and "C-O-F-F-E-E" (do you know that one?).
I know hundreds of wedding vendors and love making referrals., if you’re not already working with a wedding planner.
I write an awesome blog to help you plan your wedding.
I try to create a fun atmosphere at your rehearsal (it's part of the festivities after all).
I take responsibility for all the details of your ceremony so you can let go and be present.
I am passionate about the work I do.
I record myself reading your ceremony and listen to it multiple times the week leading up to your wedding.
I'm married and know what it feels like to plan and execute a wedding (and what it takes to be married).
I spend time getting to know you so there's a warm connection between us on wedding day!
Photos above of my husband and me by Erin Little Photography.