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Every wedding, even small and informal, or even an elopement, is a special and powerful moment. It is always an honor to be part of such a significant event. Each couple is unique, and most are first time wedding consumers. So I enjoy helping them create their perfect ceremony, ( Sometimes adding the perfect music). Experience matters... I'll help you plan, then , on the day, I will work with you to make it all a reality.

* 22 years and hundreds of weddings ; 7 times BEST OF WEDDINGS and 8 Times COUPLES CHOICE awards.

* My style is relaxed and easy-going... a little laughter goes well at a wedding. I was a high school teacher for 32 years, so I can engage comfortably with folks and adjust and adapt in the moment. (No wedding goes exactly as planned)

* I have an online ceremony-building template to help you create the perfect, unique ceremony. ... Or , if you want just the basics, I will create one for you....as much or as little direction as you need.

* My fee includes travel, use of the ceremony template, and planning time by phone and/or meeting, and , of course, executing and filing the license to make it legal.

* On-line e-signature contracts...eliminate printing/scanning/e-mailing. ... Make the process easy and less time-consuming.

* Optional Ceremony microphone and amplification

*As an option, you can add an elegant touch... and simplify your planning... with an officiant who also provides music by an award winning wedding guitarist before, during, and after performing your ceremony. This is an affordable and unique touch to make your smaller less formal wedding memorable and special.

* Officiant only services or Officiant /Music combinations, NH, ME, VT, indoors or out, even hike -in locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$425

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$300

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$550

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Microphones
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$225

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Soloist / Vocalist

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$200

What instruments does your group play?

Guitar

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
Vocals

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Presbyterian
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

ME
NH
VT

What languages do you speak?

English
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Melyssa C. Married on 07/22/2023
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Laid-Back Modern Cerermony

Dwight met with us when we first expressed interest to see if we鈥檇 make a good fit. We talked about the venue and our needs. From there he sent a template which we could edit and review each section, pretty much every word of the ceremony to fit our style. Then we had another meeting to confirm everything. I wanted to take out any religious tones and all outdated gender role type language. Dwight was happy and comfortable with all of our choices. He arrived early and slipped out quietly after the ceremony. Fantastic experience all around. Thank you, Dwight.
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Lindsay W. Married on 07/15/2023
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Thank you!

Dwight was amazing to work with! He was friendly, professional, and easy to communicate with!
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Kim H. Married on 05/21/2023
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Wonderful experience

Dwight Phetteplace was a wonderful addition to our special day helping us through the whole process from the first inquiring email through letting us know he'd submitted our license.
He was welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and provides a sense of calm through the whole process of getting to our special day.
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When it comes to music, Dwight is the standard all others try to achieve. His acoustic guitar brings a special ambiance to each wedding ceremony. It is romantic, and magical. As another wedding professional, I know how stressful weddings can be for a couple. I am impressed by Dwight's calming nature and his ability to know exactly how to accomplish the couple's vision through music.

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