Aretha Gaskin - Officiant creates beautiful ceremonies in Westfield, New Jersey. Celebrated and certified, Aretha places those exchanging vows at the heart of every ceremony she officiates. She specializes in planning modern, inclusive ceremonies, which incorporate couples’ personalities and a sense of fun.
Couples can trust Aretha Gaskin to create a bespoke ceremony that reflects their relationship. Aretha is responsive to requests and she offers a free remote consultation so to-be-weds can explain their needs and their vision for the day ahead. She can collaborate with other wedding professionals such as DJs and planners, and she offers day-of coordination services. Aretha can also process your legal paperwork with the appropriate registrar’s office, leaving you to enjoy your day without having to worry about the details.
84 Reviews for Aretha Gaskin - Officiant
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Tiween Jeanite · Married on 08/07/2020
AMAZING!!! (period point blank). This is the best description that we have for the amazing ceremony that Aretha crafted for our last minute wedding. Upon contacting Aretha, we had recently lost our originally booked wedding officiant. Luckily for us, with less than three months notice, Aretha was available. And we must say, meeting Aretha was meant to be, and we are so glad to have booked her instead. She was so professional and organized. Not to mention so sweet.Sent on 08/21/2020
Aretha was able to craft a ceremony for us that was even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Everything from our nearly two-hour telephone consultation, to her seamless delivery was perfection. Aretha was able to share our love story to our wedding guests better than we ever could. It was like she knew us all along. Everything about our ceremony was personal and filled with love. We cannot thank her enough for making our wedding day so special. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
Aretha Gaskin - Officiant's reply:Thank you Tiween! I loved everything about your special day and it was truly an honor to officiate your ceremony. All the very best to you and Standley!
Tonya L. White · Getting married on 07/07/2022
A beautiful day...
7.31.20…A day that will forever be remembered as the start to our forever. I am Tonya and I married my love, Monte, on this date. We had a virtual and magical ceremony officiated by Aretha Gaskin, Weddings By Aretha, on this day. It would be an understatement to say Aretha is the best. Aretha is a blessing!!!Sent on 08/04/2020
In a short time, she got to know Monte and I, ensuring our wedding would be just about us and our wishes for this day. I reached out to Aretha just 3 weeks before, after searching for an officiant online in our area. Immediately after talking with her, we knew Aretha Gaskin was a “GODsend” and our choice to getting married in these challenging times. Monte and I planned to marry last May and celebrate with close friends in Jamaica. With Aretha’s help and day of coordination, we married and celebrated with more family and more friends over Zoom. Aretha welcomed everyone individually to our Zoom wedding, spoke beautiful words to myself and my groom during the ceremony, and made sure all of our guests had a chance to toast and share their well wishes.
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I am so glad we did!!!
~Tonya & Monte
Aretha Gaskin - Officiant's reply:Thank You Tonya! It was my pleasure! I have never seen two people who complement one another more! Wishing you and Monte years of love and joy!
Roxanne Foster · Getting married on 05/06/2022
Everything was PERFECT!!
Aretha was a true pleasure to work with. From the beginning she was professional, very kind with a genuine desire to make her couples day extra special. Whenever we were unsure of something, she would offer suggestions to help guide us. She listened to what we wanted and created a beautiful ceremony that we will cherish forever. She was open to customization and created a warm and wonderful ceremony. If you want someone who listens, genuinely cares, and is also very professional – please consider her as your Officiant. You won't regret it! We are so happy we chose her for that very important time in our lives.Sent on 07/08/2020
Aretha Gaskin - Officiant's reply:Thank you so much Roxanne! It was truly my pleasure. Wishing you and Richard all the happiness in the world!
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.