Mary Johnson is a wedding officiant based in Nashua, New Hampshire, who believes no wedding should be boring. Mary specializes in personalized ceremonies that focus on the unique stories and relationships of each couple she works with. Mary’s attentive approach ensures that her couples' ceremonies are deeply meaningful both to her couples and to their guests. Not your least expensive officiant, working with Mary is about relationship. You’ll pronounce your vows in front of an officiant who knows and cares about you — because the three of you have worked together to create a gorgeous ceremony that you and your guests will never forget. Mary's officiant calendar is full for 2022. She is currently accepting requests for 2023 and beyond.
To tell your personal story, Mary will bring her professional writing expertise: Mary's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and other publications, as well as her award-winning memoir. An experienced public speaker, Mary has not only officiated dozens of weddings, but has also been featured at national conventions, on college campuses, on television and radio, and on the award-winning podcast The Turning, where her voice is heard in nearly every episode. A seasoned event planner, Mary pays special attention to coordinating her services with your venue contact, musicians or DJ, and others connected with your big day. Though Mary respects religious faith and appreciates ritual (she was a nun for twenty years), Mary's ceremonies as a Humanist celebrant express a positive, non-theistic philosophy instead of religious faith.
Understanding that a wedding officiant helps a couple perform a very personal act of commitment in a rather public setting, Mary finds that a wedding works best when a couple and their officiant aren't strangers. Mary gets to know her couples well and works with them through several meetings, either in person or virtually, to get ceremonies just right. Mary Johnson, Humanist Celebrant provides comprehensive packages to make sure her clients receive the attention to detail they deserve. This includes several consultations, a rehearsal, a bound copy of your ceremony, and more. Further service options include, but are not limited to:
- Bilingual ceremonies
- Civil unions
- Baby namings
- Coming-of-age celebrations
- New home blessings
- and even Celebrations of Life, memorial services, and funerals
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Twice a year, Mary Johnson offers her entire wedding officiant package compeltely gratis to couples who find her services exceed their budget. If you have special circumstances, ask Mary about The Andrew and Tommy Fund.