Aretha Gaskin - Officiant

Aretha Gaskin - Officiant

About Aretha Gaskin - Officiant

Fully Customized Wedding Ceremonies

Weddings By Aretha is an award winning boutique wedding officiating company serving NY, NJ, PA and is owned and operated by Certified Celebrant and Wedding Officiant Aretha Gaskin, delivering bespoke wedding ceremonies to couples from around the world. 

With a flair for the fabulous and a passion for wedding ceremonies, Aretha brings experience, spunk, and unmatched personalized services to all her couples.  She has but one goal, to exceed your expectations in every way so that the memory of your wedding ceremony is never forgotten. 

Highly Responsive & Professional

Aretha prides herself in being highly responsive (a common theme throughout all her reviews here on Wedding Wire) and will respond to your inquiry within hours, not days.  See inquiry instructions below. 

Services Offered

Weddings By Aretha’s services include, but is not limited to:

  • Initial Remote Consultation (FREE)
  • Unlimited (remote) ceremony meetings
  • Customized wedding ceremonies that will WOW your guests
  • Customized rehearsals (based on availability)
  • Correctly process your paperwork with the appropriate Registrar’s office
  • Full collaboration with all industry related vendors (DJ, DOC etc.) to make your ceremony amazing


To check Aretha’s availability and prices or to book a consultation, please do so via her website at:

TEL:  646-344-2018

Categories: Wedding Officiant

Regions serviced: Northern New Jersey, New York City, Southern New Jersey

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My husband and I cannot thank Aretha enough!!! She is AMAZING!!! She is so patient, attentive, well organized and a great advisor. She took her time to get to know us personally as a couple and separate individuals through our weekly phone conferences, daily emails, and questionnaire. We couldn't have asked for more than the performance and professionalism that we received from her. She knew we didn't want your typical traditional ceremony. And she exceeded both our expectations. Our wedding ceremony was just PERFECT!!! Aretha at first, was hired as our Officiant, through the midst of our planning, as we noticed she would go above and beyond the description of her job, and she was later on asked to take on the responsibility of being our Day Of Coordinator and thank God she accepted! She orchestrated our ceremony and reception so beautifully. I would refer her services time and time again. Thank you again Aretha!!

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Profile Picture Jane, 8/19/18, 1 Review
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Rehearsal, Non-religious, Customized Vows

What can I say about Aretha other than the fact that she really is THE BEST! We were looking for an Officiant for about a year. Fakhree and I come from different religions, so we needed someone that was neutral. We discovered Aretha’s website and I loved everything about it. I thought in my mind that this lady is real and very professional. We read through the whole website. We even let our closest family members read through it as well. Then we saw that she was charging on the higher end. So, we looked at other pages of other Officiants. Somehow, we found ourselves going back to Aretha’s page. So, we finally sent her an email. She responds to every email in a timely manner. She is very professional. Our initial call was about an hour and half long. We enjoyed the conversation. She asked us very important questions that made us revisit why we were getting married. She really got to know us. After the call she sent us both multiple emails still trying to get to know us. She’s very detailed oriented. She is more than an Officiant – she is very caring and passionate about what she does. I feel like I have known her for years. Aretha also hosted our rehearsal which again she was very professional. She is all about perfection. She delivered the best ceremony ever! She told our love story which meant the world to both of us. Everyone keeps talking about her and the ceremony. She is definitely worth every cent plus more.

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Category: Officiant
Services Used: Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Customized Vows

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I’ve met a lot of Wedding Officiants in my career as a DJ but by far, Aretha is definitely at the top of my list as the Officiant I will be recommending to future clients. She is very personable and knows how to engage with people. She is fantastic during the ceremony, makes the couple and their guests laugh which helps to make the mood less stressful. Aretha is also very professional and just very easy to work with. If you’re planning your wedding and looking for an excellent Wedding Officiant, I HIGHLY recommend Aretha.

Aretha is a fantastic Wedding Officiant! Her ability to beautifully deliver your ceremony on your wedding day and the care that she takes with every couple leading up to the wedding, is the hallmark of a true professional. If you’re able to book Aretha (she’s booked up months in advance!) do it! You’ll be happy you did.



Westfield, NJ 07090   See On Map
908-412-0595 (phone)
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
New York, NY 10024   See On Map
908-412-0595 (phone)
Aretha Gaskin - Officiant is a wedding Officiant from North New Jersey. We service weddings throughout the local area, including New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Aretha Gaskin - Officiant is a professional wedding Celebrant that has been part of the New Jersey wedding industry for 1 years. We specialize in weddings, wedding officiant, celebrant, custom love stories, nondenominational ceremonies, LGBT ceremonies.