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Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado

Littleton, MA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$350 Typical Price

Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado is a wedding officiant based in Littleton, Massachusetts. Stoddard H. Melhado specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies tailored to the couple’s needs. For the ten years that Stoddard has officiated weddings throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, he has crafted beautiful, meaningful, and personal ceremonies that reflect the couple’s values and personalities. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, he works with weddings of all sizes and helps couples make their vision a reality. Stoddard is a member of The Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, The Justices of the Peace of The U.S., and The American Council of Wedding Officiants.
Services Offered
Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado offers counseling services, as well as customized vows for each couple. He officiates several types of wedding ceremonies, including interfaith, non-religious, and vow renewal. Stoddard is able to officiant ceremonies for the following religions, among others:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Earth-based
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • Jewish

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$350

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$100

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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

$50

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Jewish
Methodist
No Denomination
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

MA

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Melissa Getting married on 11/04/2022
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    We couldn't be more happy that we chose Stoddard Melhado to officiate our wedding ceremony. Although I was somewhat overwhelmed with the idea of designing a ceremony, Stoddards guide and ideas for material were so helpful. We were able to create a ceremony that was unique and personal. Also, so many of our guests commented on how wonderful Stoddard's personal words were, and how clear it was that he took the time to understand us as a couple to make our ceremony very special. We would highly recommend Stoddard to anyone looking for an officiant- you will have a beautiful, heartfelt, and personal ceremony that fits your personality as a couple.
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    Shelagh D. Getting married on 08/20/2022
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    Best, most thoughtful officiant!

    My husband and I are so grateful to Stoddard for helping us to create such a beautiful, special wedding ceremony that was uniquely ours. From our first meeting (he holds an initial consultation at his home, where we were also about to meet and get to know his wife and adorable dogs), he was warm, inviting and so helpful. He spent time getting to know us both separately and us a couple, which he then used to personalize our ceremony - this was such a nice touch. He provided us with a template for our ceremony, that we then got to make our own; from blessings, readings, vows, order etc. the whole ceremony from start to finish (including marriage advice from Stoddard and his wife of 50+ years) was put together completely by my husband and I. This definitely made the process for intimate and special for the both of us.

    My husband and I eloped, with no guests, but having Stoddard and his wife there was the perfect addition to our day. We are so glad that we decided to record our ceremony at the last minute, as we have been watching it on repeat!

    Beyond creating such a beautiful ceremony, Stoddard was kind, timely, professional, and was great at following up with us on and walking us through all of the important details (marriage certificate, having copies of our vows, how to hold the rings, etc.).

    We would happily recommend him to any couple planning their wedding!
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    Linette W. Married on 06/24/2022
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    Amazing, Professional and Kind!

    My mom reached out to Stoddard on my behalf and WOW what a great choice!! We met with him (and his greyhounds!) at his home and immediately knew he was the right choice to officiate our ceremony! He was kind, flexible, detail oriented and took the time to get to know us! At the ceremony he was incredibly professional and definitely made my guests laugh when he told them about my fiancé and I! It was great and I highly recommend Stoddard to anyone!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Bethany & Dan Photography Bethany & Dan Photography Wedding Photographers

We have photographed a few weddings that had Stoddard as their officiant. He is always respectful and makes the ceremony romantic and special for each couple. We love to work with him.

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32 Oak Hill Road Littleton, MA, 01460
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