Alternative Wedding Services is a unique officiant business based in Allen, Texas. The team of officiants is made up of Rev. Arianna Gray, owner and president, and Associate Officiants, Rev. Khrymsun Parker, Rev. Mary Anderson and Rev. Karla Pilcher. Even though headquartered in Allen, the officiants at Alternative Wedding Services are more than happy to serve non-traditional couples planning their weddings throughout the Greater Dallas, Collin. Denton, Grayson, and North Texas areas. Regardless of what your wedding ideas are, your officiant will help you plan and carry out Your Wedding Your Way.
All the Officiants at AWS are non-denominational/ interfaith officiants. They can work with a wide range of religions, including Christian, Jewish, Taoist, Earth-based, and Persian, as well as with couples who do not prescribe to a particular religion or are not affiliated. And no worries if you are an interfaith or intercultural couple; the offiicants at AWS specialize in wedding parties that have different religions or cultures. Regardless of what your needs and beliefs are, your officiant will be flexible, accommodating and professional and will work with whatever alternative ideas you have to create the perfect ceremony for YOU!
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kelsey · Married on 03/28/2015
My fiance and I are far from traditionalists, and we didn't want our ceremony to be religious-leaning at all. We wanted something to simply reflect who we are and why we are together. Which is pretty hard to find in Texas, even in an area like Dallas. So we were so relieved when we finally met with Ari and she turned out to be so awesome. She gave us a huge amount of feedback and worked with us to figure out what would be perfect for our ceremony. She let us tweak the pre-written wording and create something unique to us. She was hilarious, and made every part of it easy and enjoyable, and I wound up being much less nervous about it all than I thought I would be. She's fantastic, and I would very highly recommend her to couples looking for an alternative officiant.
Shelley Smith · Married on 12/01/2018
It was a pleasure working with Rev. Ari on our wedding ceremony. From the moment we first met her, we felt at ease and like we were talking to a friend of ours. Since my fiancée and I were from different religious backgrounds and in a non-traditional relationship, we were looking for an officiant who would respect our ceremony preferences. Rev. Ari fit this description perfectly. She provided us with lots of good information and ideas to incorporate into our wedding ceremony and allowed us to select language that was truly unique and meaningful to us. On our wedding day, she arrived early, coordinated last-minute details with our string quartet, and made sure family members were in their appropriate places. She even noticed that we had forgotten our bouquets in the main hall and made sure we were 100% ready to go in time for our entrance. She did a great job leading the ceremony itself, and we definitely recommend her services. Thank you, R. Ari!
Bree Savage · Married on 11/17/2018
Beautiful, personalized and unique!
Rev. Khrymsun was so great to work with! She's extremely professional and made everything very easy for us. The ceremony itself was nothing but perfect. It was our favorite part of the wedding and everyone else's too. There was not a dry eye in the room! I loved that we were able to incorporate spirituality and handfasting into our ceremony. I will be recommending her to everyone!
I love working with Ari of Alternative Wedding Services. She is extremely professional and really works with the couple to create a personalized ceremony. I hear the guests afterwards talk about how lovely the ceremony was. She truly cares about creating a memorable ceremony for the couple.
Rev. Arianna Gray and Rev. Krymsun Parker are very perceptive and compassionate women who will perform your wedding your way and make it deeply meaningful and memorable. Barbara Gabbert, BMG Originals Custom Clothing, www.bmgoriginals.com
Alternative Wedding Services is a wonderful choice for brides and grooms of any denomination. Arianna automatically makes my clients feel comfortable and at ease with the very personal and important details of the ceremony. She also is well versed in world cultures and has given me ceremony ideas that I have passed along to other brides. I highly recommend Alternative Wedding Services and recommend them to all of my clients looking for wedding officiants.