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 nearly 300 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!
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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Blerta · Married on 02/23/2019
Joan is amazing! From the first phone call we felt right at ease with her. We meet up and she listened to us and paid careful attention to what we had to say. She delivered an amazing ceremony and it was so personal that everyone asked if she was a friend or family. She is very sweet and we were lucky to have her as our officiant. Made our day that much more special. Thank you Joan!Sent on 03/01/2019
Karla · Married on 12/29/2018
Working with Joan proved to be one of the best decisions we took regarding our small, intimate ceremony. She made sure to ask a lot of questions so she could make it a personalized experience. In fact, our ceremony was an extremely intimate event (just my fiancé, Joan and myself) but she made it feel so much more special than what we anticipated. You can see she enjoys what she does and goes above and beyond her duties. I encourage other couples to reach out to Joan for their wedding ceremonies, they will be very much delighted.Sent on 04/30/2018
Jorge & Karla
Aaron Henderson · Married on 12/07/2018
Couldn’t Have Asked For Better!
Joan was amazing and took time to get to know us and make our ceremony special. Highly recommend. Thanks so much for the memories Joan!Sent on 12/09/2018
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!