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
Kaila · Married on 11/03/2018
He. Is. Amazing.
Listen to everyone else on here and book Fred! He was AMAZING! There's nothing I can say that everyone else hasn't already said. I think I was the most worried about the ceremony because I wanted it to be meaningful but not stuffy. he knows exactly how to create your vision, even when I didn't totally know what that vision was. One you book him you get a ton of example vows, readings, ceremony layouts, additional things you can do which was exactly what I needed. I was able to go through everything he sent along with all the questions he asked us and create something I'll remember forever. He was very attentive through email and Beginning with the rehearsal the day before he was prepared for any and EVERYTHING! He had the little hot hands for every girl to hold during pictures (it was November 3rd and a little chilly), he was able to direct people around, he bustled my dress, he ran and got me drinks from the bar when mine was empty! His knowledge is SO evident during the rehearsal. He taught us how to hold the flowers, how to hold hands, where we should be facing and looking. He knows exactly what the photographer will be doing/what pics she will try to get so he gives some really good tips and tricks to be aware of. Honestly don't even look at anyone else, he is amazing and a good price too.Sent on 11/18/2018
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Michaela · Married on 09/29/2018
Fred was so great with everything on our wedding and leading up to it. He is extremely thorough and organized, he walked us through the entire process, and we are so lucky that he was able to perform our wedding ceremony. He was able to help us the day of with organizing our family members and creating a very memorable experience. When we think back on our wedding, we will have great memories thanks to Fred. If you are lucky enough to book him for your ceremony, you will be overjoyed with the outcome.
Michael · Married on 09/22/2018
Fred was the officiant for our wedding on 9/22/18 at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT and we were very satisfied with his work. Our first meeting with Fred was at NoRa cupcakes in Middletown where we chatted for about 2 hours. He explained in great detail the various options for our ceremony, and also took very detailed notes about our story and relationship. It was immediately clear how professional Fred is and how seriously he takes his role as officiant. He is thorough as can be and super friendly. He also offered complete flexibility for the ceremony. We really were able to do whatever our hearts desired. We hired Fred on the spot after our first meeting. Between hiring and wedding you can really have as much or as little communication with Fred as necessary. At the rehearsal, he mapped out every last detail for ourselves and the wedding party which led to an incredibly smooth ceremony on the wedding day. When the big moment came, he delivered all of his parts excellently and made for a sentimental, funny, and efficient ceremony, all packed into a short 15 or so minutes. If you are looking for an officiant who leaves no stone unturned, offers great flexibility, and is professional as can be, Fred is the guy for you!
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!