Franny, Wedding Officiant & Day-Of Stage Manager

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About Franny, Wedding Officiant & Day-Of Stage Manager

I was ordained by the Universal Life Church in 2009. Four years later, I officiated my best friend's wedding on the third floor of a bar in the West Village. That day catapulted my career in officiating and stage-managing weddings. I've since officiated dozens of weddings in New York City and around the country, all to great success.

When I moved to New York, it was to be an actor and, like many actors, I quickly decided it was not for me. What I found after officiating my first ceremony in 2013 was that through weddings I could use my skills with language and public speaking to still be a storyteller and make connections with others, which is what I loved about acting in the first place. Every time I am asked to officiate a wedding, I know what a unique responsibility and honor it is to stand in between two people who are making what is often the most important, most public declaration of their lives. I cherish the moments when I can feel—palpably—the love, joy, and anticipation in a room full of people (big or small) coming together for a singular purpose: to celebrate love.

I believe that a partnership between two people is strongest when those two people count themselves as individuals—whole, complete, and flawed individuals—who make a choice every day to continue their partnership. They want to make each other better, and together they are stronger. Whether this partnership takes the form of legal marriage, life-long togetherness, or something else entirely, it requires diligence, forgiveness, and a little magic.

Your ceremony is arguably the most important part of your wedding. It will set the tone for the rest of your day, and your marriage. I want your ceremony to feel like it was written just for you, and couldn't belong to anyone else. I have a lot of ideas and will express those in my own way on paper, but I never perform a ceremony unless I know that the couple stands behind it and feels like it is representative of them and their partnership.

I also know that while this day will be beautiful and thoughtful because it is yours, it's alright to have a sense of humor. To breathe. To enjoy and laugh in the moment. I bring these elements into each ceremony I craft to create something very special and memorable for you and your guests.

I often tell couples to remember that if at the end of the day they're married, that means it is indeed a good day. I believe that, I celebrate that, and I would love to share that with you.

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Marco and Nathaniel were married on September 30th, 2017 in Hudson, NY with close family and friends...
Marco and Nathaniel were married on September 30th, 2017 in Hudson, NY with close family and friends...
Lindsey and Mark were married on August 29th, 2015 in the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park,...
Lindsey and Mark were married on August 29th, 2015 in the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park,...
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Robert and Logan were married on November 25th, 2013 at the Galway Hooker in the West Village. It...
Robert and Logan were married on November 25th, 2013 at the Galway Hooker in the West Village. It...
Shiela and Andrew were married on May 24, 2014 at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown. It was...
Shiela and Andrew were married on May 24, 2014 at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown. It was...
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Amanda and John renewed their wedding vows on October 25th, 2014 after 10 years of marriage in their...
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Kathryn and Sam were married on August 12th, 2016 in Mountain View, CA.
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Marco and Nathaniel were married on September 30th, 2017 in Hudson, NY with close family and friends...
Marco and Nathaniel were married on September 30th, 2017 in Hudson, NY with close family and friends...
Lindsey and Mark were married on August 29th, 2015 in the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park,...
Lindsey and Mark were married on August 29th, 2015 in the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park,...

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  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Fred · Married on 12/08/2018

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    Our dream wedding officiant!

    We couldn't recommend Franny highly enough! We had a very specific ceremony in mind - intimate, cozy, loving - and she came through in every way and more. Her prepared text was imbued with thoughtful and personal details, and her presence during the ceremony was warm and calming. Afterwards, everybody commented on how natural it felt to have her there with us. She is the best! Thank you, Franny, for making our wedding more meaningful and joyful than we could have ever imagined!

    Sent on 12/18/2018

    Franny, Wedding Officiant & Day-Of Stage Manager's reply:

    It was such a pleasure to be a part of this day with you and Simon! Thank you again for including me and for such a joyful, collaborative process.
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    Andrew Felsher · Married on 10/14/2018

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    Outstanding!!

    From the beginning to the end, Franny was professional, fun to work with, communicative, easy-going, took the time to learn our story, understood our concept of love and marriage, and helped to make our ceremony beautiful.

    Sent on 10/17/2018

    Franny, Wedding Officiant & Day-Of Stage Manager's reply:

    Thank you Andrew! It was such a pleasure being a part of Yehui and your ceremony. Such a great story you both have. Sending lots of love your way!

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Franny, Wedding Officiant & Day-Of Stage Manager FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 450.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 450.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 150.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
  • 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

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    Franny is an incredibly kind and warm officiant. She is tremendously helpful and supportive of me as new officiant, and continues to be a gracious guide.

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