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Laney Margolis, Humanist Celebrant

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$300 Typical Price

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?

$300

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$300

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)?

$110

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?

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
NV
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
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    Elizabeth M. Married on 10/22/2022
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    Laney is amazing!

    We hired Laney to officiate our wedding this past October, and she was an absolute joy to work with. Neither my husband nor I are very religious, so we wanted an officiant who would focus the ceremony more around our love and commitment to each other, rather than religion. Laney is an American Humanist, and she did an incredible job catering to exactly what we wanted. She took so much time to talk to us on several occasions before the wedding, and she sent us an extensive questionnaire about our marriage and why we wanted to be married. She put so much time and care into crafting an incredibly personal script based on our questionnaire responses to read at the ceremony, and it was more beautiful and touching than we could’ve imagined. Several of our guests also said that it was one of the most heartfelt ceremonies they have ever seen.

    On a personal level, Laney is incredible to work with. She is professional, speedy at replying to emails, very organized, and always on time. She’s a delightful person with a wonderful sense of humor, and we couldn’t imagine anyone better to work with for such an important aspect of our wedding day. We couldn’t recommend Laney more highly!
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    James W. Married on 07/30/2022
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    Laney put our love story in words

    Laney felt like the right officiant from the first time we met. She gave us all good vibes. We are no good with words and chose for her to right a story for us. She did fantastic. What she got out of the interviews with us was truly amazing. She made us both cry (in a happy way of course). She shared in our laughter and happiness and seemed to truly understand our love. She worked well with the coordinators and was easy to communicate with over email. She made our day less stressful and could not have asked for a better speech and ceremony. Thank you Laney!

    Laney Margolis, Humanist Celebrant's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, James. You and Rachel were so much fun to work with and your love is so obvious. Wishing you all the best.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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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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Durham Durham, NC, 27713
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