At Awedlar Wedding Officiant Service, we believe YOUR Wedding Day is one of the most important days of YOUR life. As such, we strive to offer a beautiful Wedding Ceremony that will bring Joy, Love and Happiness to all involved. We know and acknowledge that it is YOUR Wedding Day and strive to honor YOUR DESIRES. We will work closely with you creating a Beautiful Ceremony. All of our Starting Ceremonies will give you an opportunity to choose from a large library of ceremonies that can be altered to fit YOU. We can also create a Ceremony from the ground up. At all times we will get YOUR input and YOUR ideas incorporated into it. We also have a large selection of Ring Exchange and Vows for you to choose from or you may write your own. Our prices will fit most budgets, go to our "Easy Pay" Page. Pay small Retainer, then pay balance later. Our service is reliable, dependable and is hard to match. We believe in YOU, and will do whatever it takes to try to make YOUR Wedding Ceremony one you can feel very comfortable with on YOUR big day. It all begins by filling out the “Wedding Questionnaire”, all information is secure and NEVER sold or given away. The “Wedding Questionnaire” gives us information to help YOU create the Wedding YOU have dreamed of. There is NO OBLIGATION by filling this form out. These are MY promises to YOU! Reverend Larry Edwards, Owner Awedlar Wedding Officiant Service. Awedlar.com
Help I Just Got Engaged! What Do I Do now?
First of all Congratulations! So he finally asked you to marry him, which is wonderful. Now all those strange thoughts begin to come crashing down on you, what date, what time, where will we be married, how much can we spend, honeymoon, wedding dress, bridesmaids’ clothing, who will we get to marry us, on and on and on.
First things first, enjoy your engagement. Trust me; the rest will all come together with a little help. I am a Professional Wedding Officiate, what does that mean? Simply put, I am the one that will help you with YOUR VOWS and will preside at YOUR wedding. I am just one of the people required by law to be there. First are the Bride and Groom, then 2 witnesses, and the Officiate. I am the only one in attendance that can legally marry you. I am the only one that can finish the Marriage License and am responsible to get it to the County Clerk’s office. It gets a little more complicated than that as I also will hold your hands and help you through some of the finer points of the wedding day. The Bride and Groom will both work with me to create a ceremony that will please not only YOU, but also your guests. I also work with your Dj, Wedding Event Planner, Photographer and all of those other people involved. We always work together to make YOUR Dream Wedding come true.
Now what comes first, I LOVE this part because people usually get it wrong, then run like crazy at the last minute to solve this problem. What is it, the Venue, the Florist, the DJ, the Photographer, bet you can’t guess who should be first to be chosen. If you guessed a Professional Officiate, you are right. They are the only one that can make it a legal marriage. All the other things will fall in place with time. To me, none of those things are pressing and do not change my desire to preside at YOUR Wedding. I come to YOUR location, at the time and date established you do not need to come to me. Now I do NOT mean “John or Jane Doe the hobbyist Officiate”. I mean you should have a Professional Wedding Officiate. One that is well versed in creating your ceremony. One that can lead you comfortably with your vows. Someone who has years of experience doing weddings. Someone you can depend on to show up on YOUR wedding day.
I have lost count on how many phone calls I get because their “Officiate?” cancelled at the last minute to go do something else. Some of them come down to “can you do our wedding today”? Usually the answers they get are, Sorry, I can’t do that. So there they are everything ready to go and no one qualified to make it legal. So they wind up getting Billy Bob to get ordained on line. Everything is fine now, except Billy Bob does not have a ceremony ready to go. Now the Bride has a break down and storms off mad. The Groom goes wild on the internet looking for a ceremony. Now we have the ceremony, Billy Bob is ordained, but what if Billy Bob gets stage fright and can’t talk? OK, so finally Billy Bob stumbles through the ceremony, then runs off to get a drink of “Cool Aid”. He also forgets to come back, embarrassed I suppose, who will legally finish the Marriage License that Billy Bob forgot about? Who will see that it gets legally registered? What did you pay Billy Bob, a six pack? Do I blame Billy Bob, nope! I blame the Bride and Groom for not securing a dependable Professional Wedding Officiate early. Not quite the beautiful ceremony you expected, but it does happen.
I am the Owner of “Awedlar Wedding Officiate Service, LLC” and proud to call myself a Professional Wedding Officiate. Don’t take my word for it; check my reviews on Awedlar.com, or WeddingWire.com. You will find I do things in a relaxed Professional manner, I do not forget about my Bride and Grooms. I work hard for them to assure they have the ceremony of their desires. I work hard for them to help create the wedding day they deserve. I have not, to this date, ever failed on my promises to them. I do not plan on failing in the future with them. I am now and in the future always available for a quick reply or to consult with them. That is who I am and will always be, AT YOUR SIDE FOR YOUR DREAM WEDDING DAY.
How do you know if you have a Professional Wedding Officiate, or a “Hobbyist”? First of all look for their reviews from past Bride and Grooms. Second, if you have not been asked to pay a retainer to hold your time and date, they are NOT Professionals. Third, if you don’t have a signed contract with them, they are NOT Professionals. Forth, and final, if they don’t show up on the wedding date, they are NOT Professionals. Without the retainer paid and a contract signed you have no assurance or agreement with them. In Lane County Oregon a court house wedding costs $100.00 and they only do them at certain times and days. Expect to pay a fair price for a Professional Wedding Officiate. Yes, we do charge more than a hobbyist, but we DO MORE FOR YOU. To begin our journey together I ask that you go to my website Awedlar.com and fill out the Wedding Questionnaire. This is where it all begins, and ends only after I pronounce you Husband and Wife.
Reverend Larry Edwards
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Christina · Married on 10/17/2015
Reverend Larry has a big heart and takes his role serious. He is a confidant, adviser, ceremony planner and friend. We were so much at ease with him when we met we hired him immediately. He has a sense of humor and can breeze through any problems during the ceremony, should there be any. He puts the wedding couple at ease. I've had a few planning issues with family members attending, then not attending, worried about weather so that we moved the ceremony, and a few other minor problems. Reverend Larry takes it all in stride and tells us not to worry. The important thing is us getting married, and he's so right. My wedding is October 17th, 2015, and thanks to Reverend Larry I'm not concerned about the ceremony at all.Sent on 09/10/2015
Margaret · Married on 03/21/2015
Reverend Larry Edwards was ready to step up for us only months before our big day - our original pastor fell ill - and came equipped with plenty of patience and information to calm our worries. He's clearly been doing this for a long time and knows exactly what he is doing. When we met with him in person he showed us an extensive binder full of information on each service option. We personally selected silver, and had the option of selecting our own vows, and customizing the ceremony. This made our wedding feel even more personal.Sent on 03/25/2015
Reverend Larry was also very patient and prompt with his responses via email, and carefully explained everything we needed to know. He always came off as very kind and knowledgeable. He has a wonderful sense of humor balanced with professionalism that gives him the perfect blend of seriousness when needed, but the ability to laugh at slip-ups in the rehearsal for example, without too much embarrassment.
We were also given the opportunity to purchase a DVD, including footage of the rehearsal, photos, and wedding itself. Very worth the money for a great memento.
We couldn't be happier with our choice in Reverend Larry. Thank you for making our day so special.
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Sara and Ken · Married on 08/17/2014
Reverend Larry made our wedding calm and relaxed. He was extremely personable and professional at the same time. Absolutley could not have asked for better!Sent on 08/18/2014
Larry has been a delight to work with and generous in sharing both leads and information. It's great having another professional nearby to share experiences and resources with!
Rev. Larry is a wonderful and caring individual. He enjoys working with couples, and sincerely cares about each and every one of them. If they are including something he is unfamiliar with, he is eager to do the research and learn what needs to be done in order to make their ceremony perfect in every way. His warmth and professionalism make him a wonderful choice for any couple planning their wedding.