Be Wed By Fred

PO box 429, Hadlyme, CT 06439 Map · Phone number
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About Be Wed By Fred

Local to Middlesex County, Connecticut but servicing Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and beyond, Justice of the Peace Fred Harger of Be Wed by Fred, LLC(TM) specializes in officiating 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.

Services Offered
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.

And, when little ones come along, Fred is happy to conduct your custom Guide Parent ceremony(ies).

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The weeding vows
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Slipping of wedding rings
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Black and white shot
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A warm gathering
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Happy trio
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The wedding stage
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Waiting groom
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The forest wedding
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Groom vows
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Outdoor celebration
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Look of love
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Wedding by the lake
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Wedding traditions
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An intimate moment
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Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred.
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred.
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred.
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred.
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred.
Handfasting cord/ribbon of dark blue cord and white ribbons hand-tied by Be Wed By Fred.
Handfasting cord/ribbon of dark blue cord and white ribbons hand-tied by Be Wed By Fred.
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Gold/White Handfasting Cord from military ceremony, after the knot was tied.
Gold/White Handfasting Cord from military ceremony, after the knot was tied.
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Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
Handfasting ribbon of five different colors braided by hand by Be Wed By Fred. Ribbons of white...
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Handfasting Cord (white) with traditional 13-color ribbons attached for (guest book style) signing.
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Partially signed Handfasting Cord/Ribbon "plated" for transport. Wedding party signed at rehearsal....
Partially signed Handfasting Cord/Ribbon "plated" for transport. Wedding party signed at rehearsal....
Gold/White Handfasting Cord from military ceremony, after the knot was tied.
Gold/White Handfasting Cord from military ceremony, after the knot was tied.
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Sand Ceremony and Handfasting on the beach.
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Handfasting ceremony in-progress.
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Handfasting ceremony "Tying the Knot."
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Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kaylee Byram · Married on 10/19/2019

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    • Professionalism:
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    Made our ceremony very special

    We loved working with Fred. It's been a month since our wedding and we are still getting compliments on our beautiful and personal ceremony. Fred made that all possible. He helped guide us through the whole process and gave us many options for how we'd like our day to go. We did the knot tying, and read our own vows. He held our hands and helped make sure we accomplished everything we wanted for our ceremony. We are so grateful for Fred!

    Sent on 11/23/2019

    Be Wed By Fred's reply:

    Kaylee & Chris, it was a pleasure to hold your hands. :-)
    From the moment I met you both I knew we were going to hit it off. Thank you for allowing me to meet your friends and families and to be a part of helping craft your special day.
    May the journey be long and happy and the blessings many.
    Warmest regards,
    Fred
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    Melissa Buckley · Married on 10/13/2019

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    We are so grateful for Fred!

    Fred was such a special part of our wedding day. Since meeting him last February to chat about hiring him to be our officiant, we were impressed with his organization and knowledge about all things wedding - he gave us so many options to customize our ceremony and make sure the entire day would go smoothly. We were able to consider ways to honor both of our family traditions and beliefs, and involve our guests in a community ceremony. He attended our rehearsal dinner and met our friends and family, came early the day of the wedding to make sure everything was ready to go, had a tissue at the ready as I cried all the way through reading my vows, assisted our photographer in getting family together for pictures and made sure we had a drink in our hands as soon as the reception started!

    Fred is a true professional, and his passion for helping couples celebrate their love is real. He helped make our farm wedding heartfelt, genuine, and fun! Fred brings much more than advertised, and we can't recommend him enough!

    Sent on 01/02/2020

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Be Wed By Fred FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 400
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 400
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 250
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 100
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Licensed
    Premarital Counseling
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Orthodox Christian
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
    30-60 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    CT
  • What languages do you speak?
    English
    Spanish

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    Mid-Winter Wedding
    $100 off ceremonies booked for December and January. Discount applies to Standard Officiant Fee only. Not to be combined with other discount(s) offered. Not valid holiday weekends.

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    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!

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