Be Wed By Fred

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About Be Wed By Fred

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.

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.

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Slipping of wedding rings
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A warm gathering
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Happy trio
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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.
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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....
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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 "Tying the Knot."
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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Michaela · Married on 09/29/2018

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    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.

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    Michael · Married on 09/22/2018

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    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!

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Be Wed By Fred FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 350.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 350.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 200.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)? $ 100.00
  • 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
  • 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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    860-352-5033 (Phone number)

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