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Local to Middlesex County, Connecticut and servicing New England, and beyond, Justice of the Peace and Ordained Minister, Hon. Rev. Fred W 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 (300+) and planning, and is happy to officiate ceremonies of any size. Have a destination wedding in mind, take Fred with you!

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, non-religious, and interfaith ceremonies alike. Fred would be honored to customize your 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).

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Veteran-owned

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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

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.
30-60 mins.

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Dave M. Married on 10/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fred is the Best!!!

Fred is the absolute best!!! You're not just getting a Justice of the Peace and an ordained minister... but also a fantastic wedding planner and new best friend! He is meticulous in his attention to details and ensured we were well prepared for our special day. He even provided the photographer helpful instruction to ensure we have very special memories. To top it off, Fred joined us for the dinner that followed and was a lively conversationalist that everyone adored. When he departed, Fred received a standing ovation from the room. 5 stars doesn't even come close to Fred's actual value! He's become a friend for life!
Waldina C. Married on 11/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

5 Stars Doesn't Cut It!

We cannot say enough good things about Rev. Fred Harger. A true professional at what he does. Who, not only helped to orchestrate a beautiful ceremony for us but also provided many suggestions, assistance, and direction along the way that kept this bride and groom at ease throughout our wedding.

Rev. Fred Harger has a wealth of knowledge in performing ceremonies and it showed right from the start. From the graceful manner in which our ceremony was written to how it was executed in coordination with the event team, Fred was extremely helpful which made everything flow as smooth as it did.

Not only should 'Be Wed By Fred' qualify for your list of choices, he should be your first choice! Thank you again Fred, we very much appreciate all that you did in making our day so special.

Best Regards,
Waldina and Brian
Steph Married on 09/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fred is simply amazing

Fred was truly amazing! He is a genuine, kind and caring man who enjoys bring families together. He also helped keep our wedding party and family organized by guiding us through the rehearsal and wedding day. Fred was truly amazing and helped make our day go off without a hitch.
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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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