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Custom Ceremonies is a wedding officiant company located in the metropolitan area of Washington, District of Columbia. Thanks to Officiant Cheryl Maxwell-Lefcowitz, couples from around the world are formally and happily married. With Cheryl's experience and professionalism, you and your partner's visions can finally become a reality.

Services Offered

This English wedding officiant service happily provides customized vows and constructive premarital counseling. Custom Ceremonies is also known for serving diverse couples with a large set of religions, such as Baha'i Faith, Catholic, Earth-based, Islam, and Hindu. Furthermore, your wedding ceremony's duration can be of your choosing, from less than thirty minutes, to sixty minutes long. Custom Ceremonies has the expertise with the following types of services:

  • Non-religious
  • Interfaith
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Vow renewal
  • Civil union
  • Single religion
  • Woman-owned

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Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

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Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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4.6 out of 5 rating
46 Reviews
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92% Recommended by couples

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46 Reviews
Lyntovia H. Married on 04/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made my wedding a dream come true

Cheryl was so attentive and knowledgeable. She is the one who told me about the Carlyle house where we could have a beautiful ceremony. It was a micro wedding but it turned out to be more beautiful than I was expecting. She made choosing a ceremony script very easy. She meet with me over Zoom to finalize the details and she was there on time at the event, looking beautiful and ready to go. She is worth it.
Natalia K. Married on 06/26/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great Experience!

We had a wonderful ceremony performed by Cheryl! We are so thankful to Cheryl for making our special day amazing! She is warm, authentic, passionate, with good sense of humor and with unique approach. We really wished for not too formal, more personal ceremony, and Cheryl was excellent to create that special, warm and fun environment. Prior the wedding she took very serious preparation and tried to learn as much facts as possible about us and to understand what kind of ceremony we want. Very professional! We absolutely loved the entire experience! Couldn't be happier!
Thanh K. Married on 10/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

We are so grateful for Cheryl!

Cheryl is so comforting and allowed us to customize our ceremony to work with my Vietnamese Tea Ceremony traditions. Her experience ensures that she will have the resources and advice for a young, soon-to-be-married couple. Even in the face of a global pandemic, she helped us say I do with ease. Thank you so much for marrying us!!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
No Ordinary Ordained No Ordinary Ordained Wedding Officiants

Having officiated a ton of weddings, Cheryl easily and professionally handles just about anything you can throw at her. That confidence and experience shines through helping the couple relax and enjoy the moment. Her passion and enjoyment for being an Officiant shines through. She's easy to work with, fun, laid-back, and creates beautiful custom ceremonies for her couples. She's one of the few Officiants I confidently and comfortably recommend!

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