Of all your wedding day events none will be as important as the 30 minutes you entrust to the wedding minister performing your ceremony. Your hopes and dreams for this day, thousands of dollars, and your reputations as well as those of your families are all riding on this
With proper guidance, your ceremony will say the right things about you, through the words and events of your choosing, and create indelible memories in the hearts and minds of your guests. This tailor-made approach in wedding ceremony design will produce opportunities for exceptional photography and video footage, and will place everyone in a jubilant mood for the reception that follows.
As a wedding minister, I approach your ceremony as an opportunity- to show everyone present what this day means to you. I bring to my couples dozens of unique options they can use in making their ceremony photogenic, entertaining, and most importantly- evocative.
As you read my website, you'll discover that everything I do in a wedding ceremony is calculated for effect. Every word, every event, and every participant are collectively used in my ceremonies to deliver the praise and compliments of the audience. I don't have a casual interest in how your ceremony turns out.
Neither will I assume that you are "naturally" ready to give such a beautiful performance. This is why every aspect of your ceremony is explained first in detail and only then rehearsed (and only I perform my rehearsals, I do not send stand-ins). And this is also why my couples excel in their performances- for they know fundamentally what their ceremony requires of them, and they are exceedingly comfortable and confident in delivering it.
You've waited a lifetime for this, I'll give you a Day of Dreams.
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Elizabeth · Married on 06/30/2016
My experience with Tom was hands down amazing.
The first thing that I really appreciate about Tom is that he was very understanding of my husband and I when we had to initially cancel our wedding. It was a difficult time, my husband and I were on a hiatus from each other, but Tom made this process very easy when he heard the news.
Fortunately, afterward he was very helpful in the transition to a new date/smaller ceremony/smaller venue.
Tom is in Indiana, and I am in Illinois. The fact that we were able to communicate and online and through the telephone to create my ceremony was ideal and our plans were perfect.
We included one speaker and giving of roses, as well as a memorial rose for my fiancee's late mother.
I can tell you that everyone at my ceremony was definitely happy with it, completely pleased with the facing-forward aspect (I got so many texted pictures right afterward! It made it so easy for everyone to catch the moments!)
Now I'm not going to lie: in the beginning 5 minutes of my ceremony, I simply heard Tom's voice but DID NOT comprehend a word coming out of his mouth because I was so nervous. However, when viewing the video, I was so pleased with the content of his ceremony. It was beautiful, heartfelt, and non-religious for the sake of my husband who is agnostic, yet still had the important aspects of a "traditional" religious ceremony.
Anyone that complains about Tom is simply a bride-zilla - in my hiatus, I realized how important it is to just let a professional do his profession correctly instead of trying to dictate or having other people try to dictate when they aren't officiating; that's what I did, and I have the best memories because of it.
Jackie · Married on 09/25/2015
One word...AMAZING! Thomas Witham is very efficient, professional, poetic, and had an eye for photography. His style is very unique from any other wedding I've ever seen. I loved how he makes the bridal party face the audience, not only will that look good for your wedding pictures but your loved ones get to see your reaction. He makes you feel very comfortable, so don't worry about getting cold feet! He's also very funny! My guests came up to me right after my ceremony and told me that he was very entertaining, with a powerful, loving message. I just had to review him because I, along with my groom and guests were extremely impressed by his work. I've highlighted a few bullet points of what makes him stand out from all the rest:
1.) Very professional--this is not his first rodeo so he knows exactly how to run a ceremony.
2.) He's open and encourages you to add YOUR own style--I married into a different culture but I had more traditions that I wanted to implement and Thomas thought it was great. After all, it is your wedding so have it your way! I also had my uncle, who is a deacon say a few words in Spanish.
3.) He's very reasonable and upfront of the price. It's affordable and you get more than what you pay for!
So if you're looking for a memorable, unique, and smooth ceremony I would highly recommend Thomas Witham as your officiant. If you don't believe me check out his work on YouTube!
User5100433 · 2+ years ago
Tom was amazing!! I couldnt be more happy with our wedding day! He was super flexible we ended up being about an hour behind because of my husbands family being last minute and he was extremely understanding and pushed our time back an hour at no extra charge! I was crying so hard worried he'd cancel on us but he was totally understanding! Everything was just beautiful he did not add anything without our knowledge and did everything exactly how we wanted! He even dealt with my moms multiple requests for him to take tons of pictures! And he never lost his smile. And he said we had to do our own vows and we'd thank him later for making us do it. And i have to say i cant give a big enough thank you for making us do our own vows! I am so happy i found tom!
Tom from Day of Dreams is a wonderful officiant. He does ceremonies differently and it's so nice to see something different being done. The way he does his ceremonies, are more intimate for the Bride/Groom and their guests. I would definetly recommend him to all my future Brides/Grooms.