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.
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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Marsha · Married on 07/19/2019
Aretha is simply the BEST.
As we all hope to do this for the first and for the last time, a delivery that is ideal is essential. Aretha was instrumental in providing the service to convey this message to our guests about how we planned to move forward after our big day. Aretha prepared a ceremony tailored to our wants and needs and executed a flawless delivery. We were properly set on our path to begin our journey together.Sent on 07/22/2019
Working with Aretha was an absolute pleasure from creating a ceremony that was beyond beautiful to day of coordination services. We were confident that she would make our day special. From our first phone call and each additional along with follow ups and check in emails, Aretha was always responsive, professional, and helpful. A heartfelt THANK YOU.
Keith · Married on 06/01/2019
Where do I even begin?! From the minute I called Aretha for our phone consultation, to the day of our wedding she has been nothing short of excellence! Aretha has been patient, kind, professional, and very informative throughout the planning process. She walked us through the ceremony process step by step with grace and joyfulness. Aretha regularly checked in on us to see if we needed anything or just to say hello which I appreciated. When we inquired, she recommended other vendors who did an amazing job as well!Sent on 07/15/2019
Our ceremony was everything I could imagine. Aretha truly curated a unique and intimate experience just for us. She is very detailed and thorough and is genuinely interested in making this day perfect. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. My husband Keith and I couldn’t have asked for a better and thoughtful Officiant. We are so honored and thankful to have her on our special day.
Don’t walk but run and book Aretha today for your special day!!
Amy & Keith Scott
Alessandra · Married on 12/07/2018
Simply the best!
We are so grateful to have found Aretha! From our first phone call, we knew we found a true professional. Aretha took her time to get to know us through several conference calls and surveys and crafted the most beautiful, sentimental and unique ceremony for us. We are still receiving compliments on our ceremony, it was all our guests were talking about at the cocktail hour.Sent on 01/07/2019
Working with Aretha was an absolute pleasure and we can’t thank her enough for being such an incredible part of our big day.
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.
When you've been in the wedding market for over 15 years like I have you come across many officiants. it takes a true professional to bring insight, humor and reflection during a couples most sacred moments. Aretha's words and positive energy add a special touch to every ceremony that I've worked alongside her. She sets a great tone for the day and that is crucial for any wedding! She is by far the best at what she does! I love her and you will too!
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.