Located in Costa Rica, Marcelo Galli Officiants is a premier officiating service for English-speaking couples looking for first-class service, a beautiful ceremony, and expert guidance. With over 20 years and thousands of ceremonies of experience, Marcelo Galli combines the sensitivity and expert legal advice necessary for a memorable wedding.
Marcelo Galli Officiants offers various kinds of weddings, including vow renewals, non-denominational, interfaith, and spiritual ceremonies. Marcelo specializes in elopements, but handles both medium and large weddings as well. You can also indicate if you want your ceremony to be legal or non-legal, and your guests won't even notice. Whether in the thick jungle, on a white-sand beach, at an amazing waterfall, a volcano-view site or barefoot under a palm tree, he's done it all. Costa Rica’s beauty and adventures make for a perfect beginning for every romantic journey. Marcelo is also a notary public and an attorney, as required for legal marriages in Costa Rica, so he knows how to keep the marriage requirements simple, and couples can enjoy the experience without drowning in paperwork. This licensed and bilingual expert officiant offers premarital counseling and encourages couples to write their own beautiful vows if they desire. Although he's not a man of the cloth, if requested he integrates Bible passages, and serves earth-based as well as non-denominational couples. Marcelo Galli’s average ceremonies last less than 30 minutes, allowing couples plenty of time for joyous celebration.
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Lisette Bragg · Getting married on 10/02/2021
Our ceremony was perfect and we wouldn't have changed a thing!
We got married in February 2020, and we look back on our wedding day with the happiest memories. Marcelo played a crucial part in our wedding ceremony. He helped us make our day not only memorable, but unforgettable.
Our communication with Marcelo prior to the wedding was brilliant and completely stress free. He always took the time to answer all of our questions and explain everything thoroughly to us as we did have many questions during this process.
During the ceremony, we appreciated how Marcelo kept things so light and funny, yet serious when needed. He had listened to exactly what we wanted and provided it. Marcelo's energy made us feel comfortable and kept our guests engaged. Afterwards, we had several guest compliment us on how much fun he made our ceremony.
In short, we could not have asked for a better officiant for our special day and would highly recommend Marcelo to anyone. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. Marcelo, get ready because whenever we renew our vows in the future, you will be there! ;-)Sent on 03/23/2020
Marcelo Galli's reply:Lisette, your words are absolutely touching my heart! Thank you so much, and I'll be there for you in the future when you celebrate your years of marriage!
Tonianne Moyes · Married on 04/02/2020
Marcelo is a professional and my husband and I highly recommend him
Marcelo was an amazing officiant for our beach wedding! He not only was professional he was very responsive throughout the process and was in contact early to make sure our vows fit our family and us. He helped craft vows especially for our blended family and even included a family vow and blessing for my 13 year old daughter. Planning a destination wedding can be stressful and if you choose to hire Marcelo you can rest assured you are choosing a professional with plenty of experience. I could not have been happier and my husband and I highly recommend him! I am still smiling from ear to ear just thinking about our amazing day!Sent on 03/04/2020
Marcelo Galli's reply:Dear Tonianne:
Ena Licina · Married on 03/15/2020
Wonderful and carrying officiant.
We truly enjoyed having Marcelo officiate our wedding. Marcelo had a wonderful transcript, which was very touching. We liked it so much that we made no changes, but Marcelo was open and very flexible if we wanted to make changes. Marcelo's English is perfect and he has a voice that projects for all guests to hear. Marcelo was amazing to work with and we highly recommend him.Sent on 03/23/2020