Janet Moriarty, JP is a licensed wedding officiant in Somersworth, New Hampshire. As a Justice of the Peace, one of Janet’s greatest joys is having the privilege to join two happy people in marriage. She has been working in the New Hampshire wedding scene for eight years and treats every couple as family. Janet is willing to collaborate with you on your wedding, travel to where you need her, and even invite you into her own home and wedding garden.
Janet Moriarty, JP officiates non-religious ceremonies, rehearsals, and vow renewals for couples who belong to no denomination. Customized vows are available for couples, as Janet wants your day to be as special and uniquely you as possible. Her average ceremony length is under 30 minutes — perfect for couples who are looking for a quick wedding so they can have more time to enjoy their family and friends at the reception!
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Katherine · Married on 08/25/2018
Katie and Sean 10/13/2018
If you’re looking for a JP to make your day special and the process easy you need to hire Janet. From the moment we met her she was very personable, easy and flexible to work with. We met her at the Panera Bread in Dover, NH and we explained what we had in mind for the ceremony. She gave us a little pointer here and there to make what we had envisioned even better. She walked us through the marriage license process so we knew exactly what to do and what to expect. Janet responded very quickly to all email inquiries and questions throughout our 18-month process. We meet 2 weeks prior to the wedding to discuss the ceremony and we felt very confident that things were going to go exactly the way we planned. She met us at 4:30pm the Friday before our big day for the rehearsal and we couldn’t have been happier. She guided us and doing the run through and just really put us at ease for the upcoming day. For every meeting she was on time or early and always had a smile on her face ready to help and answer questions. Her husband joins her on the wedding day to take pictures of the ceremony for her portfolio and website. Janet had told us this is advance and also told us that she uses the pictures to make a slide show that she gives to the couples. That video is amazing! We didn’t have a videographer which we didn’t think we needed and we still don’t so, that video with pictures that he took was enough for us. We watched it two days after the wedding and I bawled my eyes out. We know you might want a friend or family member to be your Justice of the Peace but, in our opinion, you will be missing out if you don’t hire Janet. Your family member or friend doesn’t know the process of getting a marriage license and likely has never done officiated before. Trust us that having someone who knows the legals and paperwork behind getting your marriage license and has done a wedding before is calming. Janet, we love you and appreciate everything you did for us!Sent on 10/25/2018
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Lisa P · Married on 07/11/2019
A great day
We had a great and smooth experience having Janet as our JP. All emails I sent were responded to quickly which made communication a breeze. We had a very small outdoor wedding and as luck would have it there was a good chance for rain on the day of our wedding. With less than a weeks notice I asked Janet if it would be an issue to move the wedding up by one day and she said that would not be an issue. Because of that we were able to have a nice small ceremony on a beautiful day with a pretty view of Newfound Lake. Overall great experience.Sent on 07/17/2019
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Zachtattersall@yahoo.com · Married on 06/15/2019
Me and my fiancé Rachael, now wife, had a very lovely and smooth experience. If we had any questions or concerns Janet got right back to us as soon as she could with an answer or solution. We had our wedding in her wedding garden and it was very beautiful and we were both very happy with how the day turned out, couldn’t recommend Janet enough to officiate any weddings that people are planning.Sent on 07/02/2019