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Interfaith Marriages

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$1,000 Typical Price

Interfaith Marriages is a wedding officiant service based in Washington, DC. Dr. Mike Ghouse, the company's owner, is a member of the American Marriage Ministries specializing in marrying couples of different religions. Mike believes in curating a meaningful experience for all couples committed to one another.

He adopts an open approach to creating ceremonies by blending each partner's traditions, whether Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Bahai or non-religious.

The services also include couples counseling to resolve any conflicts or disagreements, current or potential future disputes, wedding arrangements, and planning.

Dr. Mike Mohamed Ghouse is licensed in all 50 states of the United States and will travel to any destination. He has officiated over 200 weddings since 2009. The essential service is to officiate marriages for couples of different faiths and the same religion in the case of Muslims, Hindus, and Christians.

Services Offered

Interfaith Marriages is dedicated to curating memorable nuptials that celebrate the love shared between two partners. Mike's process begins with a consultation where he can learn about the couple and their story, religious backgrounds, and vision for their ceremony. He is happy to incorporate special readings, blessings, or traditions into the nuptials or create something unique. Before the wedding day, the future spouses can finalize any details they want to include in their service.

Marriage is the most important milestone of your love relationship; indeed, it expresses a commitment to your connection. You are appreciated and applauded when you take the bold step to become one regardless of your origins, faiths, races, cultures, and ethnicities. You set a new standard for living in harmony despite your inherent differences. You are practicing genuine pluralism, i.e., respecting the otherness of the other and accepting the given (God/Nature) uniqueness.

Marriage is a union of two individuals for happiness and harmonious living.

Every human being has a built-in GPS that brings two individuals together, and from a religious perspective, it is the creator who puts love between two individuals.

I am blessed to have officiated secular and religious ceremonies incorporating the couple's traditions with their respective input and final approval. Whether it is Jewish-Christian, Hindu-Christian, Bahai-Jewish, Hindu-Jewish, Atheist-Jain, or other combinations, the bride and groom and their families feel elated and enjoy the sense of marriage in full.

We can customize the wedding with the bride and groom's input, including their family traditions.

We are all cheerleaders for you.

Reach out to me via text at (214) 325-1916

Mike is deeply committed to Pluralism in Religion, Politics, Societies, Human rights, and religious freedom. He is the founder and president of the Center for Pluralism, Director at the World Muslim Congress, a think tank, and a wedding officiant at Interfaith Marriages. His new book American Muslim Agenda is available on Amazon, and "Standing up for others" and "Madame President" are coming soon. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions to issues of the day. His mission is to open people's hearts and minds toward fellow humans. More about him at TheGhouseDiary.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$750

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 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
Hindi
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    June F. Married on 10/30/2021
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    Best decision ever!

    Our most important vendor for our wedding was the officiant because we needed someone that could beautifully
    illustrate our interfaith love story. Dr. Mike Ghouse did just that! He brought together our Islamic and Christian faiths in a way our wedding guests were completely blown away by. Both faiths were represented in his sermon and prayers beautifully. Dr. Mike Ghouse was extremely professional in everything he did and was attentive from start to finish. Above all, he was a joy to work and extremely pleasant and positive. We HIGHLY recommend him for any couple searching for an interfaith officiant. He will make your special day memorable for years to come.
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    Arsalan M. Married on 07/03/2021
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    Grateful to have found Dr. Ghouse

    Dr. Ghouse is simply the best - no question about it. Dr. Ghouse is a very experienced (and wise) scholar who understands cultural matters and the value of tailoring his services to his particular audience. He is extremely open to crafting his service to the needs of his client, which is a rare quality but highly valued. And, when it comes to cultural sensitives and so-called "cultural clashes," Dr. Ghouse works his magic to make sure everyone is happy.

    I want to thank Dr. Ghouse immensely for making our wedding the best day of our lives. He provided a service that respected the traditional norms that we requested, while also promoting inclusivity and championing the progressive values that we hold most dear in our hearts.

    Thank you again, Dr. Ghouse. We are so grateful that we found you.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

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8th Street SE Washington, DC, 20032
(214) 325- 1916

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