Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant

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About Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant

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. In the planning stage of the ceremony, I offer suggestions of different ceremony options. Ceremonies may be religious or non-religious.

All dates are first come, first served by signed contract and paid deposit. I am often booked up to a year in advance. Do not hesitate to ensure you get the date you want. Wedding packages and rehearsals below are listed separately.

Personalized Wedding - $200
Fully customized to your wishes. We will meet or communicate by phone/e-mail as often as necessary to create the wedding ceremony that reflects you as a couple. You may also add a special ceremony, such as Sand, Rose, Candle, Chocolate, Black and Tan, or others. Usually runs about 10 to 30 minutes. See rehearsal info below.

Elopement - $75
An alternative to a courthouse wedding, at a location of your choosing (within Monroe County). Just the two of you, witnesses, and perhaps a few other guests. Includes exchange of vows, exchange of rings, and pronouncement of marriage. No customization; you may choose religious or non-religious. Usually runs about five minutes. Available weekday evenings after 6:00 PM, Saturday mornings, and Sundays. Not available after 12:00 noon on Saturdays.

Renewal of Vows, or Commitment Ceremony
Vow renewals and commitment ceremonies are very similar to weddings except that the language is changed to reflect the purpose of the ceremony. The rates for either of these ceremonies are the same as wedding ceremonies, depending on what you choose. See rehearsal info below.

Rehearsal, Separate Day - $75
Add a rehearsal for your personalized wedding on a separate day. Available weekday evenings after 6:00 PM.

Rehearsal, Same Day - No cost
Add a rehearsal for the same day as your wedding. I will arrive up to 90 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to go over the details of your wedding ceremony. If the Bride and Groom are not "seeing each other" prior to the wedding ceremony, we will work around it

No Rehearsal
It is not a requirement that I be in attendance for your rehearsal, although weddings usually go more smoothly if I am there. If I am not there, I will make sure that you have a copy of the wedding script that you can use to guide you through the rehearsal.

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32 Reviews for Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant

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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
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    katie · Married on 09/01/2018

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    Went absolutely perfect. Love that we got to personalize it all from start to finish. Paul was very easy to work with and very flexible and reasonably priced!

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    Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed officiating your wedding.
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    AnnMarie · Married on 08/18/2018

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    Paul did our wedding for us on 8/18/18. He was very professional, organized, and responsive. He worked with us to customize the service to be exactly what we wanted. He worked with the coordinator at the rehearsal to make sure everyone knew what to do and what was going to happen. He did a great job for us the day of the ceremony and I would highly recommend him.

    Sent on 09/26/2018

    Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you. It was a real pleasure to work with you.

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Paul Pakusch, Wedding Officiant FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 200.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 75.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

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    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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    585-531-1160 (Phone number)
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