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April Beer, Celebrant & Modern Minister

West Orange, NJ View map Visit website

About

April Beer, Celebrant & Modern Minister, is an officiant located in West Orange, New Jersey. Licensed to perform ceremonies in New Jersey and New York, April believes that every couple is unique and special, and that their ceremony should reflect that personalization. While crafting a ceremony, she allows couples full approval over a ceremony script, including custom vows, as she thinks it important a couple owns their ceremony and the words involved.

Services Offered
Learning what is important to a couple through consultations, April Beer, Celebrant & Modern Minister can incorporate any desired traditions, songs, passages, family customs, or meaningful rituals into the celebration. She is available to perform ceremonies for same sex, non-religious ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. April can also be present at the rehearsal to provide guidance the day before the event. The religions she can provide her services for include:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baha’i faith
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Earth-based
  • Episcopalian
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist
  • Mormon
  • No denomination
  • Orthodox Christian
  • Pagan
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Shinto
  • Sikhism
  • Taoist
  • Unitarian
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$600

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$50

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
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.

In which states are you licensed?

NJ
NY

What languages do you speak?

English

146 Reviews

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    Daniel P. Married on 08/14/2021
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    The Best Officiant!

    April did a great job officiating our wedding! Our ceremony was perfect and exactly as we envisioned.

    During the planning phase, April first got to know us as a couple and how we pictured our ceremony. A couple months out from the wedding, she provided us with a draft of the ceremony and we had some back and forth revisions until it was perfect. She frequently reminded us that we had 100% veto rights and she would not say anything we didn’t want her to say.

    At our ceremony April told our story, did a knot tying ritual that we requested, and kept the focus on us instead of her. Our guests both laughed and cried. Would highly recommend April to anyone getting married!
  • Becca
    Becca U. Married on 11/03/2019
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    Quick to respond

    Quick to respond to my message and reasonably priced
  • Diana
    Diana Married on 11/01/2019
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    The A in April Should Be Amazing

    This review is a bit late on my part but hopefully well worth the wait!

    April Beer is a fantastic wedding officiant if what you're looking for is a completely customized and personal ceremony that will make anyone laugh, cry, or both. If you're looking for some basic, cookie-cutter officiant, then move along.

    But if you're a couple who wants to have an experience, a true celebration of your union that also includes all of your loved ones and friends, then April Beer should be your go-to.

    From the very beginning, she was super personable and fun - took the time to get to know us and made sure we were a good fit to work together. From there, we went back and forth so she could learn more about us and what we were looking for in a ceremony. She was an absolute delight throughout the whole process, and funny to boot.

    (April also helped reign it in when needed during the practice run and day of - she was on point and a big help!)

    April even asked if I wanted her to match the theme of the wedding (including nail polish, too. I didn't even know that was a thing? Also, what kind of bride dictates their wedding officiant's nails?!)

    Our wedding ceremony was nothing short of awesome - it was funny and personal, filled with love, and a little bit of beer too. (Ayyyeee!) We couldn't have done it without her.

    Thank you so much for making our day special and weird.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Emily & Blake
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant Wedding Officiants

April Beer is the Queen of weddings! She is a seasoned pro! She has such a winning personality and beautiful smile. Her couples and their guests are instantly attracted to her. Her weddings will make you laugh, cry and shout out with joy!

Illuminating Ceremonies/Christopher Shelley Illuminating Ceremonies/Christopher Shelley Wedding Officiants

April is one of the brightest stars in the Celebrant galaxy. Hire her and marvel at the power of celebration.

Lois Heckman, Celebrant Lois Heckman, Celebrant Wedding Officiants

April is a very skilled and talented officiant. You can be sure your ceremony will be meaningful and memorable if you work with April Beer. I'm proud to call her my colleague.

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West Orange, New Jersey West Orange, NJ, 07052
9738653740
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