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Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant is a wedding officiant based in Alexandria, Virginia. She will create a celebration that communicates the love of you and your partner. As a Certified Wedding Celebrant, she can ordain weddings in Virginia and Maryland. Past couples who have been wedded by Barbara Watts praise her guidance, responsiveness and personalized ceremony. She respects all religions and is able to accommodate any ceremony to fit the needs of each couple and their beliefs.

Services Offered

Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant offers licensed services along with customized vows. Barbara can officiate the following types of ceremonies:

  • Civil union
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Rehearsal
  • Vow renewal

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

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Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?


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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

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Reviews of Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant

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John B. Sent on 08/19/2019
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So personal. So perfect.

If you have a chance to hire Barbara Watts as the celebrant for your wedding you should do so without hesitation. Barbara transformed our wedding day into something extraordinary -- a day even more full of warmth, love, joy and laughter than it was already.

It's hard to describe how effortless she makes it all look. We met at a coffee shop, hit it off immediately and hired her on the spot. She asked each of us to fill out a pretty lengthy questionnaire ('how did you meet', 'what do you love about your spouse-to-be', etc.) and submit it to her directly without sharing the details with each other. It seemed like a bit of a chore -- until we started writing, and then the words just flowed.

Barbara took this volume of information and through successive collaborative edits and markups, forged it into a written narrative that both of us loved. (She is also extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the more mundane mechanics of wedding licenses, etc.)

But the real magic happened when Barbara stood before all our family and friends at our wedding. In her words that day, she didn't just bring our romance to life -- she brought the room to tears (and laughter) and had the same effect on us. We honestly were bowled over. I've never seen anyone take a story written by other people and so wonderfully retell it in her own calm, clear voice. It was simply beautiful. And funny. And perfectly us.

Many of our guests remarked on what an amazing ceremony it was. But the best compliment came several weeks later when a friend, reminiscing about our wedding day, said: "Oh, that ceremony felt so personal, I figured she (Barbara) had known you both for years, and that you had asked a close family friend to be your celebrant."

You would be very lucky indeed to have Barbara Watts as your family friend and celebrant.
Veronica Sent on 05/08/2019
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Very sweet to work with

Barbara was amazing to work with. She was so kind. She created a ceremony so specific to us and told our story perfectly. She was very responsive and professional.
J Sent on 11/19/2017
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We were absolutely delighted with Barbara as our officiant! She crafted a wonderful, personalized ceremony for us based on our responses to her questions and her meeting with us. She added elements to the ceremony that were so right for us - where she had clearly absorbed all our information, and chose just the right things that reflected us so well. She also incorporated areas of humor that went over very well. We received many compliments on our ceremony. She was great at our rehearsal and had everyone knowing how and what to do for their role. She gave thoughtful suggestions for our wine ceremony such as getting a lower table so we wouldn't be blocked by it thereby improving our pictures/video. Even the cards she provided for our vows were first class and professional. She was so easy to work with and very responsive. She worked with our vendors ahead of the ceremony including providing music cues to our string quartet. Barbara was the one thing we were not at all worried about before our wedding day. We knew she would be there in plenty of time and would make sure she did her part to ensure we had the best wedding ceremony possible. We know she made our wedding her priority. We could go on but suffice to say that having Barbara officiate at our wedding was the easiest and best vendor decision we made and we can recommend her without reservation or hesitation.
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Mike Blaufeld Boutique DJ Services & Uplighting Mike Blaufeld Boutique DJ Services & Uplighting Wedding DJs

Barbara is by far one of my favorite celebrant's. She has a very warm and friendly personality and will always make the bride & groom feel very comfortable. She is very professional and skilled at our craft. I am sure anyone that works with Barbara will be very happy with her amazing services.

Joy & Co. Floral Design Joy & Co. Floral Design Wedding Florists

Barbara is a fabulous officiant. She has a warm and confident personality that is truly desirable in an officiant. Her calm and professional manner are reassuring on a hectic wedding day.

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