Dear Ceremony

Carman Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 Map · Phone number
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About Dear Ceremony

Dear Ceremony is an officiant service based out of Ithaca, New York. Benjamin Marlan is the founder and legally ordained officiant of Dear Ceremony. He was registered in 2001 by the city of New York to officiate ceremonies throughout the United States.

His goal is to deliver a completely genuine, and cared for personalized ceremony. His professionalism, experience and expertise shines through in a comforting and grounded way. Writing original content with couples, and performing the ceremony with elegance and warmth, he strives to make the wedding day as beautiful as the couple has envisioned.

Benjamin has been officiating traditional same-faith, interfaith, same-sex, intercultural, interdenominational, interracial, and civil wedding services, along with renewal of vows, funeral and baby blessing services for 18 years..

Services Offered
Benjamin at Dear Ceremony will meet with you one-on-one to help you design the wedding ceremony that fits all of your expectations. He is licensed to officiate ceremonies throughout the United States and has experience creating non-religious ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, vow renewals, civil unions, and single religion ceremonies.

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35 Reviews for Dear Ceremony

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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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    Jennifer · Married on 07/13/2019

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    Beautiful ceremony

    Benjamin did a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony! Everyone commented on how very "us" the ceremony was and that they loved how personal the ceremony was. Benjamin was a very calming presence at our wedding. He did a amazing job writing a story about us based on the emails my husband and I sent him. He was truly a pleasure to work with! We highly recommend Benjamin to officiate your wedding-He will make your ceremony so special. Thank you so much Benjamin for helping make our wedding day so perfect!!

    Sent on 08/09/2019

    Dear Ceremony's reply:

    Hi Jen and Eric!! You two have, and are creating a fantastic story! What a fun and romantic ceremony.. beautiful spot and wonderful people. Thanks so much!
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    Annie Molodetz · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Love love love

    Ben is a truly kind and genuine person who created a personalized and special ceremony that was one of a kind and completely authentic to us as a couple. He was extremely responsive, flexible, professional, and open to designing a ceremony just for us. He made us feel so comfortable during a stressful time and having him stand up with us in front of our friends and family meant the world. Thank you, Ben!!

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Dear Ceremony FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 400.00
  • 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? $ 50.00
  • 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
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
  • What languages do you speak? English, Spanish

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  • Carman Road Ithaca, NY, 14850 See on map
    607-214-9807 (Phone number)

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