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Old Ways Ceremonies is a non-denominational wedding officiant serving couples in the greater New England area. This wedding officiant helps any couples from any background celebrating any kind of love on their wedding day. Based out of Southern Maine, Old Ways Ceremonies serves all of New England.

Services Offered

This wedding officiant marries couples celebrating any type of love and any type of union. Their services include customized vows for civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious marriages, rehearsals, and vow renewals. The average ceremony length performed by Old Ways Ceremonies ranges from under 20 minutes up to 35 minutes. This officiant helps couples create custom wedding ceremonies that help to reflect their love and their story. The old ways for which the organization is named refers to taking a look back into family histories or early childhood years for inspiration that will inform the ceremonies, rituals, or practices that are chosen to reflect a couple’s love in their personal wedding ceremony.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

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Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?


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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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Reviews of Old Ways Ceremonies

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Chris B. Sent on 06/10/2023
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Zach is the first celebrant I recommend to my clients and the only celebrant I thought of for my wedding!

My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Zach a few times over the years while photographing elopements on the Oregon Coast. He’s the first officiant I recommend when asked by my wedding clients. When we first met Zach we both felt at ease with him and loved his calm, welcoming presence. When it came time to plan our wedding, we knew exactly who we wanted to marry us. Having a professional celebrant/officiant was so worth it. We met with Zach early on to talk about what we were looking for and completed some questionnaires to give him a better sense of our stories. He then created several drafts for us to review which led to a ceremony that was just perfect. We received so many compliments about Zach and our family and friends loved how much of our relationship story was included in the ceremony. We truly couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Amelia W. Sent on 11/23/2021
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Professional, authentic, and just perfect for our wedding.

Zachary was amazing. He sent us an in-depth questionnaire to get to know us better and then created our beautiful ceremony. He truly has a gift in writing. We didn’t want the same old wedding ceremony and he delivered. If your looking for someone to share your story and make your ceremony real and authentic, choose Old Ways. You won’t regret it.
Joseph K. Sent on 11/18/2021
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Professional and Personal Wedding Celebrant

Zachary with Old Ways Ceremonies created a beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony for my wife and I. We hired Zachary a few months before our wedding when we realized that we needed a professional to help us design our wedding ceremony and to serve as a celebrant. Zachary immediately started talking with us to help us determine the elements that we wanted to include in our ceremony. He worked with us to draft a meaningful and carefully-worded program and he deftly included cultural elements like a blessing and a Filipino cord and veil ceremony to our wedding ceremony. When we had to change our entire wedding venue days before the ceremony due to the heat wave, Zachary was flexible and helped to ensure that our wedding ceremony proceeded as planned. I cannot recommend Old Ways Ceremonies enough for couples seeking to honor their cultural or familial heritage in their wedding celebrations. Our guests gave us many compliments about how beautiful the ceremony was and that it felt authentic, not scripted.
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