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Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant

Silver Spring, MD View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$650 Typical Price

Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant, is a professional wedding officiant based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Joan works with couples throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, and is also registered to officiate in Delaware, Minnesota, and Colorado. A certified celebrant, she has performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies--for gatherings large and small, or with just the couple. These ceremonies range from completely secular to "spiritual but not religious" to interfaith or faith-inspired, and often include ethnic or cultural traditions in a meaningful way. She works closely with each couple to create a unique ceremony that reflects who they are, celebrates their love for each other, and conveys what it means to them personally to be making this lifelong commitment. Then she conducts the ceremony seamlessly, expressively, and joyfully!

Services Offered
Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant, offers each couple a complimentary consultation to explore how their ceremony might flow, so that they can get a great sense of whether she is the person they'd like to have as their officiant. Her fee is all-inclusive, covering all her time and services, including rehearsal when desired and submittal of their signed marriage license. Couples who choose may obtain a complete ceremony script for their review, changes, and approval.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$650

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$200

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$75

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

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

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed

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?

CO
DE
DC
MD
MN
OH
VA

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Rebecca W. Getting married on 02/02/2023
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    Joan is a Blessing to This Industry!!

    Working with Joan was an absolute gift. With the pandemic and family health concerns to think about, we'd decided to have an intimate elopement ceremony rather than holding out for a larger ceremony. But Joan's warm presence made it feel like we had family there with us nonetheless. Having absolutely no idea what we were doing at the start, Joan provided thoughtful guidance and tips as we worked out details of our ceremony and vows. In the end, she created a gorgeous ceremony that we'll look back on with happy tears for years to come. Just wow!!! We can't say thank you enough for Joan's preparedness, insight, and assistance. Would highly recommend
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    Allyson S. Getting married on 07/01/2022
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    Perfectly customized ceremony

    We held a private ceremony in our home. Joan really listened to us and understood our desire for a short ceremony, yet still filled it with all the love and customization we could have hoped for! She was professional and, in short, the perfect pick. So glad we went with her.
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    Remi M. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Joan is WONDERFUL in every way!

    We could not recommend Joan more! She made our elopement ceremony better and more special than we ever could have hoped for. We customized every aspect of it, and the resources she provided beforehand helped us immensely. She was so easy to contact with questions and so easy-going and so well-spoken at the ceremony. She filed our marriage license so quickly the following day and made sure to follow up with us with instructions as we were out of state and mailing the paperwork in for certified copies. All in all you should stop what you're doing right now and hire Joan to be your officiant, you will not regret it!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • 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 2013 Winner

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  • Bianca & Kris
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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I had the pleasure to work with Joan this past weekend. Joan was very responsive to emails throughout the planning process, attended the walk thru to help guide the bride thru the logistics and delivered an incredibly seamless ceremony. I was most impressed with her cue sheet. As a planner, I love how prepared she was!

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10150 Sutherland Road Silver Spring, MD, 20901
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