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Mike did an AMAZING job at our wedding. From the first time we met him at our consultation, he was very kind, sincere and interested in who we were as a couple and what was important to us. We knew instantly that Mike was the right choice, we immediately felt comfortable with him and were confident that he would make our ceremony special. Our guests were very engaged in the ceremony and we received many compliments on how wonderful Mike was, in fact we had one guest ask us for his contact information in case they decided to someday get married! Our wedding day was perfect and Mike was a big part of making sure that happened. After the ceremony Mike made sure that we knew that our Marriage License would be completed and mailed first thing Monday morning. Thank you Mike, from the bottom of our hearts, for doing such a wonderful job and for contributing to one of the most important days of our lives, one that we will cherish forever.
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about JP Mike. When we first got together to discuss our ceremony, we knew we had made a great decision. JP Mike is personable, punctual, reliable, and offered great insight in regards to constructing the ceremony we both envisioned. Since our wedding, so many people have approached us saying how great and funny our officiant was. I recommend JP Mike to any and everyone looking for a memorable and entertaining wedding ceremony!
Justice Mike is very exceptional with his knowledge and experience. He made us very much comfortable and made our wedding so beautiful at his residence. We made a right choice by contacting Mike for our wedding as an officiant. Thank you so much Mike.
Before our wedding date the minister that Adriana and I had chosen became ill and could not make it. We went to the Shrewsbury town clerk (where we got our marriage liscence) and received a list of 'JP's.' Because it was such short notice (4 days), the first four people we called said no. When we called Mike Backer, he said yes, and we met with him that night at his home. He was extremely welcoming, professional, and accomodating. He did a very good job officiating our wedding ceremony. We would highly recommend Justice of the Peace Mike Backer for anyone getting married.
Michael was an amazing JP, adding so many recommended personal touches to our wedding ceremony from acknowledging my step son in the military, to a rose ceremony for our mothers, finishing with a wine ceremony blending both of our families. This really created a magical and memorable experience for Jim and I, and our family & friends. Michael was organized, professional, quick witted, and timely throughout the entire planning process, right up to and through our wedding ceremony. Family and friends are still commenting on how beautiful our ceremony was and what a great job Michael did as our JP. Receiving the sacrament of marriage is the most important part of any wedding in my opinion, and we hit a home run finding Michael as our vendor. I will recommend Michael to anyone that is looking for a JP in a heartbeat, and will guarantee they will not be disappointed.
I was lucky enough to be a guest at a wedding Michael Backer officiated at and was instantly impressed with how personal and inviting the ceremony was. When it was time to plan my own wedding I knew there was only one person I wanted to have. Mike was a pleasure to work with during every step of the process. We were able to create own own ceremony that fit our wants and desires as well as our families customs. During the ceremony we were able to be ourselves and really relax and enjoy every minute thanks to Mike. At the end, we got so many great comments from our guests saying how lovely the ceremony was and I even had our photographer compliment Mike on making her job easy to get all the shots we wants. I would happily recommend him to anyone and everyone. Any couple who has Michael Backer as their officiant will be very pleased!
Mike Backer was an amazing officiant! My husband and I met with him a couple months before the wedding and after our meeting we knew that he would be perfect for us! During the meeting he went over EVERYTHING that needed to be done. That includes everything up to the day of rehearsal, to the rehearsal, the day of the wedding. He left no gaps and every question he answered on the spot! The day of the wedding everyone loved him and thought he was hilarious but also very professional! We would highly recommend him!!!!
Loved loved loved our service with Mike. He is the nicest, most comfortable person to work with. He not only took the time to listen to what we wanted, but provided us with some additional resourced to assist us with what we wanted! He made our whole ceremony sweet and fun at the same time. He was attentive, on time, and professional. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a unique tailored wedding to fit your individual personality!
Mike had a nice mixture of professionalism and humor that helped calm our nervousness and made the whole ceremony much easier for the both of us. From start to finish, Mike was very organized and helpful.
We highly recommend Mike as an officiant for weddings. You will not be disappointed by his service.
From our very first meeting, Mike was professional and organized. We were able to meet in his home and he made us feel very comfortable right away. He always responded to our emails and questions in a timely manner. Mike provided us with a ceremony binder that let us choose every aspect from readings to special rituals, etc. During our ceremony, he had the perfect balance of humor and seriousness-which was exactly what we were looking for. You can tell Mike has lots of experience and was extremely helpful during our rehearsal as well. My only criticism is I wish he had read one of our readings a little more smoothly, but in his defense Pablo Neruda is a tough read ;). We got lots of compliments on our ceremony-especially the rose ceremony. We would recommend JP Backer to anyone looking for the perfect officiant!
Mike was incredible to work with, we told him what kind of ceremony we wanted and he absolutely nailed it. He provided plenty of charm and humor to the ceremony, which was exactly what we had asked for. Everybody we talked to who attended had rave reviews about the ceremony and it was all thanks to Mike. We couldn't recommend him enough!
We couldn't be happier that Mike officiated our August 2015 wedding. His years of experience and number of ceremonies performed speaks to his professionalism. We had no idea how much goes into planning your ceremony and it can be a bit overwhelming, but Mike provides you with an amazing wedding binder to simplify the process and help customize your ceremony. Mike worked with us over the months prior to our wedding, tweaking the ceremony numerous times until we felt it represented us, incorporated a few Jewish traditions, and felt personal. The latter was the most important part for us. We wanted a ceremony that was personal, and even though Mike didn't know us as a couple, no one would have known that. There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd. Mike was very flexible. We planned our wedding in 9 weeks and he had no problem going with the flow and even reviewing our vows that we wrote, hours before the ceremony. I would definitely recommend Mike Backer as your JP!!.
Michael is friendly, timely, and creative. Michael takes time to get to know you and your fiancé and truly wants to learn how you want your ceremony to go. Michael provides insights but also allows you to create your own ceremony. We took bits and pieces of advice from Michael, such as the unique flower ceremony for our Mothers but also wrote our own vows and wrote many verses of our ceremony. The ceremony was approximately 20 minutes and went flawless. Be sure to coordinate your rehearsal time early to avoid any schedule conflicts between you, the venue, and Michael. Many guests spoke very highly of the ceremony and thought it was special - we enjoyed it and so did our guests! We absolutely recommend Michael for your wedding ceremony.
Mike was great to work with. He welcomed us into his house and was very professional to talk to. He was prepared, followed-up and delivered a ceremony that we received many compliments on. I would suggest that everyone makes sure to make time to sit down and meet with him.
Mike was an amazing officiant for our special day.. he accommodated us from the beginningto the end. No one else could have given us the joy of being husband and wife.
We could have not ask for anything more from Mike. From the first meeting to decide what Officiant we were going to use to the last moments when he gave us the binder of the ceremony and marriage certificate. He was a great help along the way with suggestions on our vows to how everything should be laid out. At no time did I have to question if we selected the right Justice of the Peace. Thanks Mike for everything and making the ceremony perfect.