While planning a destination wedding in Maine, my husband and I contacted several officiants from basic online searching. We weren't pleased with any of them until we found Maria. Maria was so kind and professional from the start and was there to answer any and all questions (even some pertaining to other services/vendors in Maine). She knows plenty about the wedding business and was always responsive to any inquiry we had. We found her about a year and a half earlier then our wedding, yet we booked her right away. She even met with us for our yearly trip to Maine the summer before our wedding. She has such a passion for her work. She does all the planning pertaining to the ceremony, yet isn't overpowering to your ideas or personal wants. We even had a bridal party member back out last minute (4 days before the wedding) and after calling Maria at 8:00am, all was well again. She was able to adapt quickly to the change and our rehearsal was perfect. Even my hard-to-please dad turned to me and said "This definitely isn't her first go around at one of these." She came super early on the wedding day to accommodate our violinist who was unable to make it to the rehearsal the night before and for set up. She fielded many questions, organized like a champ, and was overall much more than an officiant to Michael and I. We can't thank her enough.
PS- She also filed the marriage license quickly- we got our certified copies 2 days after our return!