Local to Middlesex County, Connecticut but servicing Connecticut and Massachusetts statewide, Justice of the Peace Fred Harger of Be Wed by Fred specializes in officiating wedding ceremonies for couples of all faiths and backgrounds. Fred has over 25 years of experience in wedding officiating and planning, and is happy to officiate ceremonies of any size.
Fred prioritizes flexibility when it comes to his clients. He offers premarital counseling to all interested couples, and is happy to provide his services for wedding rehearsals, vow renewals, elopements, and non-religious and interfaith ceremonies alike. Fred would be honored to customize the ceremony and vows to your personal taste and needs.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Skyler · Married on 06/01/2019
Fred is an AMAZING person with such a wonderful sense of humor. He truly made our ceremony unique and fun! He went above and beyond! We were completely comfortable with him from the very first meeting. He has a wonderful vibe and soul. You know he loves what he does and cares about making your day 100%.Sent on 06/03/2019
Any questions, concerns or mishaps were handled with professionalism and care. He went over everything ahead of time with us, and helped us throughout the planning process and the day of. He helped with everything from making sure the photographers could get optimal shots with the best views (and holding our beers for photos) to putting out desserts and gathering the crowd.
By the end of it all he is more than a JP, he is a friend. Everyone loved him! You can't find better than Fred!
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sarah · Married on 06/29/2019
Best Officiant Ever.
Where to begin? Fred may have been the most unexpectedly amazing part of this wedding.Sent on 07/16/2019
First, we live in Florida so were unable to meet him in person--he was easy to reach and we had a Skype conversation. We chose Fred because he took the time to get to know us and gave us so many options for the wedding ceremony. Many other vendors sent us 1-2 sample ceremonies that were your typical, run of the mill, ceremony. Fred shared so many different options and we ended up doing a handfasting ceremony which I had not heard of until he introduced it us.
Fred insisted we have a rehearsal since we have 14 people in the wedding party--a very good decision. It's a chatty group but he really took charge and made my life easy. At the dinner, he went so far as to organize the speeches and put champagne at our sears--none of which were his responsibility!
The wedding ceremony was perfect and he gave a little story about Alex and I which personalized the moment. He also had bobby pins to keep my veil intact. At the reception, Fred continued to help us--he was like another wedding coordinator! Someone spilt on the dance floor and he stood there making sure no one slipped. Business aside, he was social and fun and felt like part of the group--everyone loved him!
Brittany M. Dusza · Married on 06/09/2019
You Can Count on Fred!
Fred was highly recommended by our venue The Heritage Hotel to be our officiant! My husband and I truly lucked out and found a gem! Fred was simply amazing! He walked us through all the options for our ceremony and was always available to answer our questions! He checked in regularly as well. We did not realize all the responsibilities that the officiant is responsible for a wedding! With Fred, we did not have to worry about one thing! He was extremely professional and prepared! Fred has over 30 years of experience and you can trust that your special day with be magical! You can count on Fred!Sent on 06/29/2019
Be Wed By Fred's reply:
We recently played music for a wedding Fred officiated: It stands out as being one of the most personal, spontaneous and moving ceremonies of the HUNDREDS we've seen. With depth and humor, Fred's presentation gave everyone in attendance a vibrant sense of what made this couple unique!