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Jeddah Vailakis is a trustworthy and beloved New York wedding officiant and Interfaith Minister. When working with Jeddah, she will guide you through your inner journey leading up to the day of your wedding, and help you to connect to what matters most. Jeddah has a passion for storytelling, and will narrate your love story in ways that are meaningful and memorable for you and your guests. Her calming nature will guide you through the tough parts of planning, and will keep you centered on the big day. Choosing Jeddah as your officiant is a great first step for planning your wedding.

Experience
Jeddah Vailakis was ordained as a minister in 2002, after a close friend and mentor asked her to fill in as the officiant for a wedding of 350 guests. She fell in love with the role, and has been helping couples on their journey to marriage ever since. Jeddah has been featured twice in Martha Stewart Weddings, offering sage wisdom to couples about the planning process and what to expect during the ceremony itself.

Services Offered
Jeddah offers religious, non religious and interfaith wedding ceremonies and civil unions. Jeddah believes that ceremonies should reflect the couple's love rather than adhering to strict traditions. She invites couples to choose their own reading materials and write their vows, and will help them to create the perfect wedding as they envision it. Jeddah also offers pre-wedding counseling for couples.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,100

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$800

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

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

$75

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Hindu
Islam
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
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?

CT
MA
NJ
NY
PA
VT
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Jeddah is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as an officiant for weddings. She is praised for her personalized and heartfelt ceremonies that leave a lasting impact on guests. Reviewers appreciate Jeddah's ability to get to know the couple, create a unique ceremony, and navigate delicate family situations. Her professionalism, warmth, and positive energy make her an excellent choice for couples looking for an interfaith officiant in the NY area.

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Jeddah is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as an officiant for weddings. She is praised for her personalized and heartfelt ceremonies that leave a lasting impact on guests. Reviewers appreciate Jeddah's ability to get to know the couple, create a unique ceremony, and navigate delicate family situations. Her professionalism, warmth, and positive energy make her an excellent choice for couples looking for an interfaith officiant in the NY area.

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Erin K. Sent on 11/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Truly the BEST!

Jeddah was the first and only officiant I spoke to - from the moment we met via phone, we connected, and I knew she was the perfect fit to marry my now husband and I. My husband and I have been together for a long time and have known each other 15+ years, so it was vital to have someone special and kind marry us. We wanted to incorporate specific things into our ceremony and make sure our families and guests truly felt the love and Jeddah made this happen. We appreciate Jeddah so much and will definitely ask her to do our vow renewal :)
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Wesley B. Sent on 06/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So amazing!

EVERYONE was amazed and moved by our ceremony. It was SO special because of Jeddah. We couldn’t have asked for a more special ceremony. It was so much more than we could have envisioned. What a sweet and deeply caring person!
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Tayler C. Sent on 03/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Jeddah is the best!

Jeddah was amazing and I would highly recommend her for any wedding! She took the time to get to know us as a couple and wrote a beautiful ceremony that captures so many special details about us as a couple. Thank you Jeddah!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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DelConte Photography DelConte Photography Wedding Photographers

Reverand Jeddah is a beautiful gentle soul who will listen first and construct a ceremony that is truly you represented. Her demeanor and grace will add a note of calm to your wedding and you will feel the presence of her grace I adore working with her

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