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One of the first questions I ask my couples is "Why did you hire me?" While each couple has their own expectations and family dynamics to navigate, the answer to this question tends to be, surprisingly, similar for all my couples.
All of my couples, no matter their age or background, can't imagine themselves "just going through the motions" and saying "I do" in a cookie-cutter ceremony. Instead, they say it's important that their "love story give context to all that is said and done throughout their wedding." "We wanted something personal and memorable, something unique to us. We want our ceremony to be about us. Something that shows our guests how much love we have for each other."


Often, couples feel that "a standard religious ceremony would not adequately express their unique relationship and hopes for the future." They want their wedding ceremony to be about them and not a particular religion. Alternatively, many of my couples come from different faith and/or cultural traditions, and they want to "weave important themes and elements from their heritage into a broader story that celebrates them as a couple."


Without a doubt, all of my couples feel that the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day, "the reason why all our friends and family are coming together" They want their ceremony to create an "experience that makes a lasting impression on everyone in attendance." They want their guests "to have a great time", "to be included", to feel "the warmth, love and spiritual nature of their commitment." They want their guests "to leave the ceremony feeling inspired and with big smiles on their faces."


If this also resonates with you, please visit my website www.alisatonggcelebrant.com to learn more about how I create wedding ceremonies from scratch and perform them for couples who want an inspired, distinct story to be the centerpiece of their wedding. My goal is always to create authentic ceremonies that transform routine into inspired.
Lots of Love,
Alisa

  • Asian-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,900

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$1,500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English
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Marissa S. Sent on 03/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Officiant in the Game!

Alisa is a true professional and an absolute master of her craft.

I first got to see Alisa in action at Promise Ridge for my best friend's wedding. It was beautiful. She brings you in and makes it the most meaningful, personal, celebration of love. Once we got engaged, I knew I wanted to have Alisa perform our ceremony as well!

At other weddings (non-Alisa officiated), I often felt that the ceremony was super short and anti-climactic. It's your WEDDING day, and your ceremony should also reflect that excitement of the occasion. We wanted a ceremony that was meaningful, engaging, and likewise, filled with love, and Alisa sure did deliver.

From the start, Alisa makes you feel comfortable and has all the details under control. Completing her couples questionnaire was also very special to us and really makes you hone in on what it is you love about your partner. The draft of the ceremony, from start to finish, was super detailed. It also included the full processional line-up and was SO easy to hand over to our maître d' so they knew exactly how things were going to go. For example, because she provided the last few sentences of the ceremony script, the venue could anticipate the end, cue the music, and open the doors. Everything ran so seamlessly, largely due to Alisa's meticulous attention to detail and organization (and we didn't even do a formal rehearsal)!

Now... the feedback! During our cocktail hour, we received SO many compliments on how special the ceremony was. We were asked who was the goddess, Disney princess, master officiant, and how on earth did we find her?! I was told by the guest of my friend, who I was meeting for the first time, that even he teared up! Alisa crafts your ceremony in a way that is so deeply touching and reflective of your love that it inevitably pulls on the heartstrings. (I knew this would happen and provided some "happy tears" tissue packs in anticipation, ha!) And now I'm tearing up again just writing this!

We cannot recommend Alisa enough. If you're looking for a meaningful ceremony filled with all the feels and jammed pack with love, look no further and work with Alisa asap.
Courtney
Courtney P. Sent on 06/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Promise Ridge

Everything about our wedding day was perfect because of Alisa. She made the planning process incredibly easy and provided clear information on everything we would need to know. She connected us a wonderful caterer and photographer who were equally as professional. Promise Ridge was even more beautiful in person! We didn't feel a need to go heavy on the decor because the natural environment was already stunning. Alisa made sure that all our guests felt included in our special day. We highly recommend Alisa to anyone planning a small wedding!
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Lindsay Sent on 05/28/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Promise Ridge is pure magic

My husband and I just got married at Promise Ridge and had an absolutely wonderful experience. I have been a part of many weddings, but have never experienced a ceremony as intimate and personal as ours. Alisa has a true gift for understanding and capturing a couple’s love story. Our ceremony was completely personalized to share our journey and left us and our guests in awe. The whole evening ran seamlessly, thanks to Alisa’s expertise and attention to detail. She ensured that everything flowed effortlessly, allowing us to take it all in without any worries or distractions. There were so many special moments Alisa included throughout our wedding that we'll cherish forever. Perhaps the best part of it all is the breathtaking venue. Pictures cannot even capture the true beauty and magic of Promise Ridge. We couldn't have asked for a more memorable and intimate wedding day. We will forever be grateful to Alisa for making our micro-wedding dreams a reality.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Bluebird Brides Bluebird Brides Wedding Hair & Makeup

What CANT I say about Alisa!!! She is such a warm, fun, and kind spirit, working with her is such a joy! She really takes great care in getting to know her couples and all of the sweet details about their love story, and in making sure their elopement or wedding day is a special moment for them and their family's to share in together. She is a true professional and oh so personable.

Lois Heckman, Celebrant Lois Heckman, Celebrant Wedding Officiants

Alisa Tongg is a extremely intelligent and insightful celebrant. If you are looking for someone of the highest caliber she is the perfect choice.

Laura Billingham Photography Laura Billingham Photography Wedding Photographers

To meet Alisa is to gain a warm and creative spirit as a friend! She helps couples craft meaningful, authentic ceremonies that capture the essence of each love story. She is a wonderful officiant!

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