Be Wed By Fred

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About Be Wed By Fred

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).

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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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Outdoor celebration
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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.
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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....
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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131 Reviews for Be Wed By Fred

Recommended by 98% 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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    Winter · Getting married on 10/10/2021

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    Pick fred!

    Married 10/10/20. The moment we met Fred we just knew that we wanted him to officiate our wedding! With 2020 being the year it's been he made sure that our day would still be special for us even though it wasn't what we originally planned for. That alone made everything easier and stress free. So much so that we booked him for our "Bigger" day next year! We absolutely loved working with Fred and HIGHLY recommend him to others for their special day.

    Sent on 10/25/2020
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    Stephen C. · Married on 12/18/2020

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    The best we could have asked for

    Fred was more than we could have asked for, he was fully supportive and knowledgeable throughout the planning process. He is the kindest man you could ever have for your wedding and he was not just an officiant but a major part of our union. We had our wedding at Gillette Castle in Lyme CT which has connections to Sherlock Holmes and Fred came to the occasion in full Holmes garb which was very special. The weather was not accommodating nor were the staff at the venue and Fred made the best out of it and made it all the more special because of that. If you get the chance 100% use this man for your wedding, I promise you.

    Sent on 12/31/2020

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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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