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Joan Fergus is a professional wedding officiant serving southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Officiating weddings since 2013, her passion is crafting and delivering exceptional ceremonies that will bring your story to life.

Joan listens and makes it a priority to get to know couples, developing an understanding of their individual style and taste.

Her talent for writing and her calm and warm presence helps your wedding ceremony have a look of professionalism and elegance. Your love story is unique, so your ceremony should be, too!

Private elopements, license signing, and minimonies are options, embracing nontraditional and traditional ceremonies of all faiths and genders.

Check out the testimonials left by happy couples. Click 'Reviews' above.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$675

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$675

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$50

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

IL
WI

What languages do you speak?

English
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
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Joan is highly praised by multiple reviewers as an exceptional wedding officiant. She is described as professional, detail-oriented, and went above and beyond to ensure that the ceremony was exactly as envisioned. Joan's personalized love story and ability to make everyone feel comfortable during the rehearsal were also appreciated. Reviewers valued her communication skills and ability to ease anxiety during the pandemic. Overall, Joan is highly recommended for her talent, kindness, and ability to create a memorable wedding ceremony.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Joan is highly praised by multiple reviewers as an exceptional wedding officiant. She is described as professional, detail-oriented, and went above and beyond to ensure that the ceremony was exactly as envisioned. Joan's personalized love story and ability to make everyone feel comfortable during the rehearsal were also appreciated. Reviewers valued her communication skills and ability to ease anxiety during the pandemic. Overall, Joan is highly recommended for her talent, kindness, and ability to create a memorable wedding ceremony.

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Elise M. Sent on 01/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We highly recommend Joan for a wedding officiant!!

We are so unbelievably happy that we chose Joan to officiate our wedding!! She was professional, on top of everything, and really went out of her way to make sure everything about the ceremony was exactly the way we had envisioned it. Our custom love story she created was beautiful and we wouldn't have changed a single thing about our ceremony with her. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!!
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Hannah B. Sent on 11/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The best of the best!

Joan helped make our wedding the best day ever! Joan was kind, knowledgeable, and understanding. She really took the time to get to know me and my husband and it helped make our ceremony extra special. Joan was a great asset at the rehearsal and helped make everyone feel comfortable with their wedding role! I would highly recommend Joan! She was also very easy to communicate with which helped ease a lot of stress!
Erica
Erica C. Sent on 06/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect pandemic ceremony!

Joan was wonderful. We were struggling with our wedding plans amid the pandemic and she helped ease our anxiety as soon as we met her. She really got to know us and incorporated so much of both of our personalities and personal stories into our ceremony. My aunt was supposed to be our officiant but the pandemic and cancer (she's ok!) had other ideas. Joan worked with us to figure out how to still incorporate my aunt into the virtual ceremony and even had her on FaceTime on her cellphone for the opening message. We are so grateful to have found her and she was such a calming aspect of our crazy pandemic wedding.
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