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Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant

Rochester, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$300 Typical Price

My philosophy is that a couple should have the wedding ceremony of their dreams. I believe it is their day and that they should start their marriage by celebrating it in the way that symbolizes the love that they have for each other. My job is to perform the ceremony of their wishes, without any prejudice as to what paths in life brought them to this occasion. Commitment Ceremonies and Vow Renewals are also available. Ceremonies can be religious or non-religious.

Most of my ceremonies average 10 to 20 minutes and are fully customized to your wishes. Your ceremony can be upbeat or laid back, humorous or formal. It may include your love story, your choices of readings and/or prayers or poems; your choice of traditional vows or your own vows; and optional special ceremonies such as sand, candle, knot-tying and more. You may participate in the writing of your ceremony if you wish. You will have the opportunity to review a draft of your ceremony. As a keepsake, the actual script of your ceremony will be given to you in booklet form at its conclusion.

I am based in Rochester, NY but willing to travel if available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$300

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$300

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
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CA
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DE
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FL
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KS
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ME
MD
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MI
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NY
NC
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PA
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    Ron W. Married on 01/01/2022
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    Highly recommend Paul to officiant your wedding

    Paul was excellent. Very flexible and professional throughout the process. Didn't matter how many changes we made he still got it done and sent us drafts everytime to look over. Thank you so much Paul!!

    Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you. You had some unique features in your ceremony and I was honored to be able to work with you on them.
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    Rhianna H. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Excellent!

    Paul was extremely helpful throughout our wedding process by being readily available for any questions and working with us to the full extent of his abilities.
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    Randy S. Married on 10/22/2021
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    Perfect! Zero complaints!

    From start to finish, our experience with Paul was great. First off, his price is extremely reasonable compared to a lot of others in the area. Second, Paul was very flexible throughout the process. Whether we met on Zoom or in person, it was a pleasure interacting with Paul in preparation for our big day. The best thing about Paul was his willingness to not only share examples of readings, prayers, rituals, etc, but how accommodating he was and how he allowed us to customize everything to our liking. That, along with the proactive communication was top notch. And in addition to all of that, he even mails the marriage license for you once it’s signed. Easy Peezy!

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

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Effortless Occasions Effortless Occasions Wedding Planners

Paul is an absolutely fabulous officiant and a pleasure to work with. He has an exceptional ability to connect with his clients and give them a very personal and unique experience. I highly recommend any bride or groom to use him for their officiant needs.

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