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Laney Margolis, Humanist Celebrant is a wedding officiant in Durham, North Carolina. She has been appointed by the American Humanist Society to legally perform weddings in all 50 states. She is available to perform weddings in the Raleigh-Durham region and beyond. Laney performs weddings for non-religious couples, interfaith couples who do not wish to include religion in their ceremonies, and religious couples who prefer to have secular ceremonies. If you are looking for an officiant who is warm, funny, open, flexible, accepting, and well-qualified to help you have a fabulous ceremony on one of the most important days of your life, book Laney Margolis, Humanist Celebrant.

Services Offered
Laney offers a variety of services to suit your vision for your wedding ceremony. Your ceremony should be full of warmth and uniquely reflective of who you are, whether it’s a full blown traditional wedding or an intimate gathering. She will happily accommodate your requests. She provides customized wedding ceremonies at the venue of your choice, with or without rehearsal participation, elopements, vow renewals, and more. Her other wedding officiant services include:

  • Premarital counseling
  • Customized vows
  • Licensed officiant
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$325

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$325

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$175

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

$120

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?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Buddhist
Earth-Based
No Denomination
Pagan
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

NC

What languages do you speak?

English
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Laney Margolis is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding officiant. Many reviewers appreciated her personalized approach, thoughtful ceremony scripts, and ability to capture couples' love stories. She is praised for her professionalism, responsiveness, and ability to make guests feel emotional during the ceremony. Couples highly recommend Laney for her warm personality and ability to create a meaningful and memorable wedding experience.

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Laney Margolis is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding officiant. Many reviewers appreciated her personalized approach, thoughtful ceremony scripts, and ability to capture couples' love stories. She is praised for her professionalism, responsiveness, and ability to make guests feel emotional during the ceremony. Couples highly recommend Laney for her warm personality and ability to create a meaningful and memorable wedding experience.

Tara
Tara Sent on 10/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly What We Wanted & More!

Laney was absolutely amazing to work with and gave us the ceremony of our dreams! She wrote a personalized story that detailed our journey as a couple and it felt so magical and intimate. I highly recommend her & couldn’t have asked for a better officiant.
Samantha
Samantha R. Sent on 10/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible officiant, writer, and human

We got married at the Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC on 10/14/23. Within minutes of meeting with Laney for the first time, we knew she was perfect for our wedding. We wanted a simple yet meaningful ceremony, and her script was amazing. She was so attentive to us as a couple, our story, and what we wanted. It stopped raining right before our ceremony, and Laney was flexible with the situation- which we appreciated SO much, as it was our dream ceremony to be outside. 10/10. Book Laney!
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Abby M. Sent on 11/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding officiant

Laney is kind, professional, and funny. We really did not know what to expect from a wedding officiant, and could not be happier. She told our story beautifully and gave us creative license to make some changes so that it felt authentically "us". Several people said that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they'd attended - and that came all down to her writing/storytelling.
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There are plenty of Wedding Ministers in the Triangle who will tell you that they will perform a secular ceremony for you, however, there are only a few Humanist Celebrants. Humanist Celebrants are endorsed through the American Humanist Society, which was started by Quakers in California and incorporated as a religious group with the IRS back in 1939. Therefore, Humanist Celebrants, are a non-believer's answer to clergy and will always deliver your wedding ceremony with beauty, nature, and a completely authentic and secular heart. Laney is a Humanist Celebrant. If you are looking for a kind and thoughtful Officiant who is authentic when she tells you that your ceremony will be completely secular and focus on your love, then you've found the person you are looking for. She is kind and wonderfully easy to work with, Laney's smile is reassuring, and she has a loving presence that shines through every interaction. I love recommending clients to Laney because I know she will treat them with kindness, honesty, and respect, and deliver the most amazing ceremony.

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