Weddings

Jeddah Vailakis

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About

$1,100 Typical Price

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1100

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$800.00

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

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

$75.00

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

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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    Tayler C. Getting married on 05/02/2022
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    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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    Elizabeth M. Married on 10/03/2021
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    Could not be happier!

    We could not be happier to have chosen Jeddah as our officiant. To begin, she has been with us as we've rescheduled our event and changed our location multiple times as a result of COVID. Throughout all of this, she has been kind, flexible, and supportive. She even agreed to officiate our legal marriage on our original wedding date, in addition to officiating our larger ceremony and celebration almost a year later. When it came to our larger ceremony and celebration, we were blown away with how special and personalized Jeddah made it feel. We actually received so many compliments about our ceremony and how touching it was. Overall, Jeddah is a calming and supportive presence that feels so comforting during the planning process as well during the more hectic and nerve-wrecking parts of a celebration. If you are looking for an interfaith officiant who can create an intimate and personalized feel for your ceremony, there is no better choice in the NY area than Jeddah!
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    Rebecca Married on 09/25/2021
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    I can't recommend Jeddah enough

    Jeddah is a truly amazing officiant. She gets to know the couple, asks the questions, and makes the ceremony magical. Jeddah was able to capture our relationship so well in a ceremony that she had people laughing, crying, and smiling. She is professional and fantastic, I can't recommend her enough!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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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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