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Sandy really took the time to get to know us and made sure that our ceremony mirrored our personalities and unique to us. All of our guests and family rave about how perfect the ceremony was. We could not have been happier with Sandy!
We used Weddings by Sandy for our wedding officiant. We had Sandy as our officiant and she was amazing! She allowed us to be very involved with creating our ceremony the way that we wanted it to be. She provided us with an idea booklet and then helped create a beautiful ceremony based on what we liked and wanted to be included. She went out of her way to get to know us and our families by meeting us halfway multiple times to review our ideas and to have dinner with our families. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We had so many compliments by friends and family on how much they loved our ceremony and how nice it was. She also made keepsake copies of our ceremony for us as well as each of our parents! I would highly recommend Weddings by Sandy for your officiant for any occasion, but especially as a wedding officiant.
Sandy (Bearden) Lynch was wonderful! She really took the time to get to know us and was very involved from the time I first contacted her. She helped us create the ceremony and made everything easy. I would recommend Sandy to everyone.
We were so lucky to have Sandy Queen! She was amazing!! She was there to answer any question that we had and she made sure the rings made it from the bridal suite to the ceremony!!! We loved having her as our officiant!!
I had Sandy Queen, and as soon as we met with her we loved her personality. My guests raved about her ceremony and she is warm and personable. Her process for composing the ceremony is easy and allows the couple to get the tone and wording they want. I will say she was at times challenging to communicate with; planning a wedding can make you very "type A" and it's important questions and details are addressed quickly and clearly. This was a challenge throughout the process. She also double booked our rehearsal with another wedding and waited until the morning of our rehearsal to tell me she could only be present at the rehearsal for 10 minutes. In the end, it worked out fine. Overall, there were moments I was frustrated by her, but she is so lively and warm and she made our ceremony incredible.
Sandy did a great job in helping us from the start to finish in developing our wedding ceremony. We really enjoyed having the control of creating our own ceremony (with help of her book) due to making it feel as if it were our own and very personalized. She had great ideas and suggestions for special additions to the ceremony. She was always quick to answer emails and was on time for all appointments, rehearsal and day of our wedding. We would recommend her to anyone!
Sandy Queen was just wonderful. She has a really helpful planning process, where if you don't know exactly what you want but are too overwhelmed to start from scratch, she provides a (pretty extensive) book of options to piece together a ceremony that works for you. She paid attention to all the little things, even on our wedding day of incorporating into the ceremony something my sister in law mentioned, which was really special to my husband's family. She was so reassuring during the rehearsal, working with the venue coordinator who was clearly having a bad day, and made our ceremony very special.
Sandy Queen did our ceremony and we could not have been happier with how everything turned out! She made us feel like we were more than just another wedding to her and that she actually cared about us and our marriage. The whole process was easy because she had a whole book of options to choose from to completely customize our ceremony. She also had great suggestions to make it even better. We had numerous people come up to us afterwards and tell us that they have never seen a more beautiful, personal, and meaningful ceremony. We are so grateful to Sandy and I cannot recommend her enough!
Sandy Queen was wonderful!
She walked us through the entire ceremony so there would be no surprises on our special day. She kept everything going smoothly even when my dog started barking during the ceremony.
I would highly recommend her services to everyone!!!!!
Thank you Sandy!!!!
Our entire experience with Sandy Queen was everything that my partner and I always dreamed of for our wedding day. From the first time we had our first introduction with her we knew that she would be perfect to officiant our union.
Sandy exceeded our expectations and delivered on all of the promises that were discussed on our first meeting leading up to our wedding day. Sandy is very professional, caring, honest, loving and genuine person.
We will definitely use her services again when we decide to renew our wedding vows in the future.
Thank you again Sandy.....you are truly the BEST!
My partner and I decided to make our life commitment official. We have been together going on 11 years and the state of Maryland legalized gay marriage, so we decided to do it. We found Ms. Sandy Queen via the internet and we have to say that we really lucked out finding her. She was the first and only person that we interviewed. The first meeting that we had with her, she was able to explain everything to us and calmed all our fears. Our first meeting lasted over two hours, we just felt that comfortable with her. We had a couple of follow up meetings with her to answer any questions that we had and do a dry run through. We had a video link for our ceremony so that some members of our family who were unable to travel for out big day, could still view our special event. My husbands step father was one of those that couldn't come, but he wanted to see it. Now to explain this gentleman, he is a old redneck from the south who is also very opinionated. He said that he thought our ceremony was just beautiful and that Sandy has a fan in Alabama. Coming from my husbands stepfather that is something. Sandy made our ceremony so memorable for us and all our friends and family who did attend. Sandy Queen is not only our wedding officiant, but is now a personal friend and a member of our family. If you want your special day to be even that much more special I would whole hardheartedly recommend Sandy.
Sandy went above and beyond for us, we can't thank or recommend her enough. She corralled everyone at the rehearsal well (no small task), was very responsive to email, met with us a few times to go over questions/information/ceremony, helped us write the ceremony, cleaned it up, and even added in some fun items that were a pleasant surprise. She was really fun to work with and everyone liked her. The bridesmaids apparently concocted a scheme with her at rehearsal that came to fruition during our ceremony so she's quite flexible (the groom and I had no idea but it was funny).
We had a good time working with her and our ceremony was perfect. She even handed us and both sets of parents a ceremony booklet after the wedding was over that they were happy to get.
Wonderful officiant, provided a beautiful ceremony and helpful coaching sessions leading up to the big day. Pricing was high but flexible negotiating helped us fit it within our budget. Highly recommend!
I really was debating on whether I should write a review of my experience with Sandy, and ultimately decided I should because I never want another bride to go through the stress and disappointment that we experienced, unfortunately.
When we first hired Sandy, everything looked great; She is very bubbly and professional, and promised to be very flexible in working with us to "customize our wedding ceremony script 100%".
However, somewhere around four months prior to our wedding day, something changed. Despite sending all of our script changes in writing (via email) so she would have a paper trail of our conversations, she seemed to completely forget or alter parts of the script that we previously finalized. On multiple occasions, she would send the document to me with whole incorrect paragraphs. It was a real struggle up until the day before the wedding to get her to have the correct script in its entirety... Which was baffling to me, being that it was only four pages long. Definitely not the kind of stress I needed as a bride.
Bottom line: We hired Sandy to read a 4 page document on our wedding day. At the rehearsal, she ignored the script and ad-libbed. We politely but firmly reiterated for (literally) the 22nd time to read the script exactly as we wrote it. She also was very rude and even bossy; She vied for power over our Coordinator, who was in charge of the reception.
On our wedding day, she went on ridiculous unscripted tangents a total of 5 times on a 4 page document, including a horrific Charlie Brown interjection. It's on video. She ruined what we had worked a whole year to write. She was also so very rude again: "Look at me, not the groom!" Who says that to a bride on her wedding day ON FILM? Bottom line: Our ceremony was not ours because she turned into her personal platform. We're so disappointed in our choice, so I had to try to protect future brides from making the same mistake.
Sorry, but 0/10, would not recommend.
This wedding was officiated by Sandy Queen. Sandy has never had a negative review, so this is a first in the 11 years she has been officiating weddings. She is humbled by this review. I (Sandy Bearden, owner) also spoke to Molly at the Ceresville Mansion to confirm the conflict perceived by this bride. Turns out there was no conflict. Molly told me she enjoyed working with Sandy Queen and thought the wedding was perfect. In fact, this couple told both Molly and Sandy Queen that the wedding was perfect immediately following the ceremony.
Sandy Queen was our Officiant. She did an outstanding job. Actually assisted when there was a delay starting the event helped coordinate. Great attention to detail. Highly recommend. Actually got my now wife an I early on.
Because my husband and I come from different religious backgrounds, finding an officiant was difficult. Well it was until we found Sandy. She was everything we could have hoped for in a wedding officiant. She was there with us every step of the way and really tailored the ceremony to both my husband and me. She helped us plan every detail to be as unique as we are and even drove an hour out of her way to meet with us. I would recommend Sandy to any and all brides searching for an officant. Just give her a call. One conversation and she'll put your crazy wedding mind at ease!