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I highly recommend Great Officiants for your wedding ceremony - your ceremony is one of the most important parts of your wedding that you and your guests will remember for years to come, and a great officiant will help seal that memory. From my first contact with Great Officiants, I immediately felt at ease as their staff is so friendly and quick to respond. We chose Michael as our officiant, and we are so happy we did! From the first phone call, Michael was so friendly and personable. We chose the "Greatest Package" which included the telling of our love story. During our planning session, Michael took the time to get to know us and prepare a ceremony that we would be comfortable with and love (we wanted a non-denominational and "light-hearted" ceremony). On the day of the wedding, we were blown away by how amazing our ceremony turned out - not only did he have the most beautiful love story for us, but he had us, our bridal party, and all of our guests laughing at his well-placed quips - not an easy task with our families! Everyone could not stop raving about him at the reception. And, for all you nervous bride -to-be's, Michael has a great talent for calming your nerves before your ceremony starts!
We know we will treasure our wedding forever thanks to Michael and Great Officiants!
Honestly loved this place ! Mr Alan was funny and my husband and I were very satisfied ! I would totally renew my vowels at this place again ! Totally recommend it
While our wedding will be in Italy next month, we decided to handle all of the legal paperwork and details here in Los Angeles beforehand. Michael truly made the process as easy as I could have possibly imagine. We guided us through the Great Officiants process and we had nothing but confidence in their work. It was such a relief to just know that we could show up and that they'd take care of all of the details. The day of, it was simple and quick. I would highly recommend working with Great Officiants if you're looking to handle the paperwork in an efficient, professional way. Thanks for everything Michael!
We had Roger Officiate our non-denominational wedding on August 29, 2015. His email response time was impeccable, and his personality was just amazing. I loved chatting with him, it felt like I had known him forever and he was a close friend. He was hilarious and made our ceremony not only a touching moment, but also one which guests were entertained with appropriate humor! I didn't want a stuffy boring ceremony where people would fall asleep and be on their cell phones. I had guests with tears in their eyes from the sentiment of our ceremony. Multiple people came up to us to tell us how beautiful and touching our ceremony was. It was a good blend of fun and love. I would recommend Roger to anyone who would like to spice up the ceremony with some love and laughter! Thank you so much Roger and Great Officiants! I put this selection off till last and I am so glad I found this company!
I knew we were in good hands five minutes after sending in my inquiry because Alan gave me a friendly ring right then and there! I'm a very punctual and precise person that strives to get things rolling quickly and this attention immediately put me at ease.
It only got easier as we chatted about who we are, what we were interested in, and all the other fun particulars. Alan listens intently and cracks jokes all along the way keeping spirits high during your stressful time (and we all know how stressful weddings are).
We loved his "My Favorite Ceremony" and felt it was most appropriate for our needs. Alan was more than accommodating when it came to setting up a late night Skype pre-ceremony preparation session too.
Alan arrived early on the wedding and offered me valuable council on ceremony best practice as well as what he'll be taking care of after the wedding is over (e.g. handling the paperwork, etc). He was awesome, a true natural. His words moved us during the ceremony, as well as our guests as shown through their sparkling faces, but maintained his moments of humor, which was a perfect dynamic to keep balance.
A++++ recommendation for Alan and his crew! You're in good hands!
P.S. One of my guests that is known for making wisecracks at people approached Alan and me leading on with, "I know this guy..." while pointing at Alan. I instantly bit my lip thinking, "Oh geez, not now! Don't make a wisecrack at this guy..." But then he went on to finish with, "...YOU MARRIED MY WIFE AND ME!" Surprisingly - it was true! Alan was indeed the officiant and my guest's own wedding! I breathed a sigh of relief that this potential joke turned out to be an honest show of recognition and subsequent praise. It appears Alan gets around - IN A GOOD WAY! :)
So awesome! Our officiant completely saved the day when our DJ was late and he quickly found our songs on his own device and Bluetoothed our ceremony!
We were blessed enough to have officiant Michael. We got along great with him and felt comfortable right from the start. He left me with absolutely no worries because he completely listened to everything we wanted and turned it into so much more!! Michael did such a wonderful job! Everything went so PERFECTLY. We highly recommend him!!
Wesley was amazing! Our wedding on Aug 15th was officiated by Wesley Crump at the Disneyland Hotel. We waited somewhat last minute to book an officiant in late June as our original plan fell through. After discussing our ideas and expectations with Alan, we were matched up with Wesley. Wesley immediately reached out to introduce himself and we had open communication from then on. He was very professional and also very personable making it feel like he was not just our officiant, but part of our wedding and family. Wesley was very accommodating allowing us to create a personal wedding ceremony and even took the time to meet with us prior to the wedding to run through the script so we were all on the same page. Our ceremony was seamless and we have had so many compliments on how beautiful on ceremony was. Some guests mentioned it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We can't thank Wesley enough for his services because he was beyond perfect and definitely exceeded our expectations!
When our photographer; MICHELLE LACSON PHOTOGRAPHY AND Dj; THE D'JAY COMPANY (whom never worked together prior to our wedding), both separately recommended Alan, we knew we just had to call him.
Alan was amazing from the very first phone call, as was his professional staff. We felt an immediate connection with him, he listened to our story and immediately was able to verbally provide us with a vision of our wedding ceremony which was so unique to us. Right away this was my immediate draw to him because that was SO important to me, I didn't want us to hire someone who'd say all the expected things that pastors/priests/officiants/etc. say at weddings; as unfortunately it's usually not personable to the couple.
Furthermore, I can't leave out how funny Alan is! He made our wedding ceremony so fun, everyone who truly knows my husband and I said; "The ceremony was totally you". I loved that, but also appreciated that he was more "serious" when times called for, such as during the "Unity Ceremony". We were thankful that Alan offered to pray for us during this moment, as we expressed to him that this was one of the moments we wanted to incorporate our religion.
I could go on...but ill end with saying THANK YOU so much Alan, you truly are GREAT!!! You will forever have our recommendation to other bride and grooms!
-MELISSA & JONATHAN
Our Rock n roll wedding in Hollywood was amazing! Alan Katz was our officiant! He was fun and made every moment beautiful! I would recommend him and his services! We were very happy and enjoyed his company afterwards for dinner! Thank you so much :)
To Mr. Alan Katz and MICHAEL THIELING! :0)~
Scott and I wanted to Thank You! for the amazing time you spent with us. We didn't have an exact need we just wanted to have a fun spirited and non-religious ceremony. Michael Thieling was very accomodating, funny, and original which really set the tone and made our Wedding Ceremony Spectacular. Michael is humble and funny which make him a Great Officiant! I would definately recommend Michael Thieling to anybody looking for an officiant that will make your wedding ceremony the exact way you like it and with a touch of class and humor.
Scott & Tanya Schoen
My husband and I both HIGHLY RECOMMEND Alan Katz and the GREAT OFFICIANTS!! We had a sports themed wedding and Alan truly made it reflective of who we are, spiritual and sports fanatics. Alan was available for us when needed to work out details and kick around ideas. He's a force to be reckoned with! Our guests loved our ceremony. We wanted a memorable ceremony, and we got it! Thanks again Alan!!
Michael Thieling was our offciant and did an amazing job, I highly recommend him, he was very accomodating and worked very well with us. Thanks so much Michael.
Kindest Regards Wayne and Jacqueline Jacobson xoxoxxo
We booked Roger as our officiant, and we was amazing! He performed a beautiful ceremony with just the right amount of humor. It was perfect! Roger and Great Officiants were extremely easy to work with, and I would absolutely recommend them.
We had michael Thieling as our officiant and he did a great job. Was very friendly and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. The ceremony was serious yet funny at the same time and everyone enjoyed it.
Great officiants were wonderful. Our officiant was Octavio and he was amazing. The wedding was beautiful and Beth our florist was awesome.