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Couples Choice Award recipient 12 years running. Take advantage of our discount by CALLING us. See "deals". Joyful Weddings & Events is a wedding officiant service based in Palm Springs, California. They've officiated more than 1,700 weddings at more than 165 Inland Empire event venues. A certification as a full-time wedding consultant differentiates our lead wedding officiant. Exact fees are given by phone.

Services Offered

Officiating packages can include consultation and a couple's questionnaire to begin the process of tailoring the ceremony. Further, packages include assistance with obtaining a marriage license, drafting a ceremony outline for review, and then the creation of the final ceremony. We work to deliver a ceremony that exceeds expectations and arrive early on the day to check details. This helps ensure the big day goes off without a hitch. Joyful Weddings & Events also offers optional professional rehearsal direction, day-of coordination, and vendor contract negotiation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$675

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$675

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$350

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Hindu
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English
French
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144 Reviews
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Chris C. Married on 10/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Richard is incredible

We married in Palm Springs and are both from LA. We found Richard online and let me tell you he is phenomenal at what he does. From venue recommendations to setup he was there to guide us every step of the way. He made our wedding day so special and would recommend him to anyone who needs an officiant or guidance planning a wedding in the Palm Springs area.
Cheryl
Cheryl C. Married on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Richard was extremely helpful throughout the marriage license process and he was so precise in collaborating our vows, and said them so eloquently!

From the beginning to the end Richard had helped us throughout! It was such a nice small little wedding! Thank you Richard!
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Marcos A. Married on 03/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Accommodating, Responsive, Thoughtful

Richard was an absolute gem as our wedding officiant! He was not only kind and pleasant to work with, but he went above and beyond to accommodate our elopement plans in Joshua Tree the very next day. Richard's knowledge of the area and the paperwork process for making our marriage official was invaluable. He was prompt in his responses to us and made us feel at ease throughout the entire process.
On our wedding day, Richard delivered a heartfelt speech that made our ceremony truly special. His words were thoughtful and meaningful, and he added a personal touch that made our day unforgettable. Richard's warmth and genuine care for our special moment was evident in every word he spoke.
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant than Richard. He made our elopement experience a breeze and left us with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. If you're looking for a wedding officiant who is kind, accommodating, knowledgeable, and delivers a memorable ceremony, Richard is the one! Highly recommended.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Samantha Hall Events Samantha Hall Events Wedding Planners

We are Event & Wedding Planners based out of Los Angeles, and had a lovely bride and groom get married at the Corona Yacht Club this past weekend. We had the pleasure of working with Richard and he is wonderful. He is so organized and professional, our bride and groom just loved him! We highly recommend him for future weddings! All the Best, Samantha Hall Events http://www.samanthahallevents.com/

Daniel James Ryan Photography Daniel James Ryan Photography Wedding Photographers

A Real Professional ! He is great to work with and knows a vast number of Palm Springs local vendors.

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