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.
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).
119 Reviews for Be Wed By Fred
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Lilyanna · Married on 10/26/2019
Trust me, get wed by Fred.
I found Fred here on Wedding Wire a few months ago after a long and arduous search for an officiant I felt fit the bill. My now husband and I are pretty laid back and were looking for someone a little more fun and creative than the typical droning JP. I immediately felt comfortable with Fred from our first correspondences, he took a good amount of time in our initial meeting to get our full story and crafted our ceremony to be exactly how we wanted it. I joked that we were considering an Elvis impersonator and he didn’t even totally shut down the opportunity, he wants to make couples happy and the day exactly how the want! He managed to wrangle our families through the rehearsal and made everyone’s duties very clear and stress free. Fred also joined us for the reception and everyone was raving about how great he was not only as an officiant but as a genuine, caring, fun person. I cannot thank Fred enough for making our day so special and memorable.Sent on 10/30/2019
Kaylee Byram · Married on 10/19/2019
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. :-)
Melissa Buckley · Married on 10/13/2019
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
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!