Ceremonies By Design

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About Ceremonies By Design

Ceremonies By Design is a wedding officiant company located in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, creating personalized and meaningful ceremonies for couples. Reverend Joan Pape is honored to be your confidante, collaborator, and spiritual coach in creating the ideal wedding ceremony for you and your partner. Whether you want to combine traditional elements or create something truly unique, Ceremonies By Design provides services based on your tastes.

Experience
Ordained by the Universal Life Church in 1998, Reverend Joan Pape's first officiating experience was for her daughter's wedding in 2002. Over the years, she has performed over 600 weddings. Additionally, she is a Reiki Master Teacher and practices alternative medicine.

Services Offered
Ceremonies By Design officiates interfaith, religious, and non-religious ceremonies, as well as civil unions. During your introductory meeting, Reverend Pape will discuss your vision for your wedding day, whether traditional or alternative, and her approach. Ceremonies By Design offers hands-on assistance both on the big day and during the planning process; from arriving early to ensure proper set up to coordinating musical cues, they keep your special day organized. Premarital counseling is available upon request, and sample vows are provided to assist in the customization of your own vows.

The vow
The vow
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Lucas & Heidi
Lucas & Heidi
Jamie, Mike & "baby" Clyde
Jamie, Mike & "baby" Clyde
Mary & Dave
Mary & Dave
Joan & her daughter Lydia on wedding day
Joan & her daughter Lydia on wedding day
Pearl & Taylor
Pearl & Taylor
The vow
The vow
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Lucas & Heidi
Lucas & Heidi

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91 Reviews for Ceremonies By Design

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Melissa · Married on 01/23/2020

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    More than we could ever ask for.

    Rev. Joan was amazing & blessed us with a beautiful ceremony. Everyone was left speechless afterwards-including us! The ceremony she wrote for us was completely personalized and was a perfect & beautiful rendition of our love story. Many of our guests said it was the “best ceremony” they have ever seen. We are so thankful for Rev. Joan-the best officiant in Wisconsin.

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    Mariel · Married on 11/20/2019

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    I would like to preface this review by noting that I am borderline OCD and a perfectionist. Words can't even describe how amazing Reverend Joan was. She is the COMPLETE package! From the moment we sat down and met with her, we knew she was the perfect fit for our wedding. She is so personable and immediately understood exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. She gave us a comprehensive sample ceremony with a la carte options. We were able to pick and choose from a wide variety of vows, readings, prayers and additional personalized ceremony options. She was so patient with us deciding on our vows. She would email and call to follow up to see if there was anything she could do for us. Attentive is an understatement. This was all leading up to the actual rehearsal and wedding day. When those days came, she was brilliant. She guided us through the rehearsal with much patience (as our bridal party was a bit rowdy and unruly). The day of the wedding was EVEN BETTER. While everyone around me was asking me questions and adding to my stress, she was the one person who put me at ease. She was so helpful, caring and kind. On top of that, she knows her stuff. She helped guide us through getting our marriage license and even picked it up for us (there was a 5 day waiting period). I loved the packet she gave us after the wedding. There was a beautiful bound copy of our ceremony, our marriage license, a marriage certificate and a wedding gift. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing she was. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone that asks.

    Sent on 09/26/2013

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Ceremonies By Design FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 600.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 400.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 100.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 65.00
  • 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
    Premarital Counseling
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Catholic
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    No Denomination
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    WI
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Military Discounts
    If either the bride or groom (or both) are active in the military, I offer a 10% discount off my officiant services. It's just my small way of giving back and expressing my sincere gratitude for the dedication all members of the military give to all of us in the U.S.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • The Darling Wedding Co Wedding Planners

    Joan and Karen are such fantastic people and amazing officiants! They really listen to the clients and create ceremonies that embody the couple love and spirit. We have worked with Joan and Karen for many years, and absolutely love working with them!

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