Local to Middlesex County, Connecticut but servicing Connecticut and Massachusetts statewide, Justice of the Peace Fred Harger of Be Wed by Fred(TM) specializes in officiating wedding ceremonies for couples of all faiths and backgrounds. Fred has over 30 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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Kiersten Holder · Married on 08/23/2019
Attentiveness to detail was outstanding
Fred put my husband and myself totally at ease. He spent time listening to us and was always in our corner as we navigated coordinating a wedding. He is thoughtful and kind, and our day wouldn’t have been as perfect without Fred. We couldn’t recommend him any more highly!!!Sent on 08/24/2019
Elizabeth · Married on 07/27/2019
Fred the magnificent!
Finding an officiant from a huge pool on wedding wire was daunting. But, after meeting Fred we knew he was the perfect fit. He put us at ease and made the process simple and easy! He lived up to all the great reviews and really exceeded our expectations. He was easy to get in contact with, and gave us plenty of options and examples for the ceremony. He made me feel super prepared at the rehearsal by going through everything with detail and organization (including how to stand and hold my flowers so I would look great in pictures!!) When it came to the day, Fred was there to make sure everything went smoothly before the ceremony. He came with a bag of tricks with everything needed for emergencies. He even made a perfect makeshift boutonnière complete with ribbon and pin for my dad after we realized one was missing! People raved about “our story” that he wrote for us. After the ceremony he stayed to help organize family for pictures and really kept everything together for us. If you want a person with experience that will leave you with only the happiest memories go for Fred! Thanks for going above and beyond.Sent on 08/25/2019
Liz & Gui
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!
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!