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The Well Tied Knot is a wedding officiant group that specialize in working with interfaith, multicultural, and non-traditional couples. Since 2000, we've been creating unique wedding and committment ceremonies that reflect a couple's personalities, love, and beliefs. We have been privilaged to perform weddings in places as far away as Australia, as remote as a cabin in the Blue Ridge mountains, as humble as a back yard and as fancy as places that have hosted royalty and dignatiaries. Our officiants will gladly celebrate with you in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia - if you'd like us to travel with you, we can't wait to discuss it!


Services Offered
The Well Tied Knot leads ceremonies that are typically less than 30 minutes, because we know that you want to get to connecting with your guests as soon as possible. We work closely with couples from the first meeting to develop a relationship and plan a ceremony just right for you, including coaching for writing your own vows, if requested. We are happy to officiate spiritual ceremonies, secular ceremonies, ceremonies that honor religious, cultural or pop-cultural traditions as you prefer. We provides services for non-religious ceremonies, single-religion ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, civil unions, and vow renewals. We are happy to hold a rehearsal ahead of the big day, or help you plan to rehearse at a time of your choosing. We have worked with non-denominational couples and couples of the following religions and belief systems:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Earth-based
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • Islam
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist
  • Pagan
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Unitarian
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$700

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

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

$150

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

DE
DC
MD
NJ
PA
WA
WV

What languages do you speak?

English
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Reviews of The Well Tied Knot

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Kendall R. Sent on 05/24/2021
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Creative, Unique Ceremonies

Michelle did an absolutely wonderful time developing our ceremony and officiating it. She was fun to work with and incorporated all of our wants very easily. We were on the fence between hiring an officiant and having a friend perform the ceremony, but we are so glad we went with Michelle! She made the day extremely stress fear and even helped ensure we completed all the necessary paperwork in time. We received so many compliments on our ceremony!
Mandy
Mandy H. Sent on 09/22/2019
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A beautiful ceremony written just for us

My husband and I wanted a ceremony with zero religious mentions. We hadn’t expected it to be so difficult to find an officiant that would allow us to have our ceremony exactly how we wanted it until we stumbled upon Michelle. Ironically, after we had already started working with her, a coworker asked if I had an officiant and said if not we should use who she had at her wedding – turns out it was Michelle!

Michelle writes all of her ceremonies uniquely for each couple, which meant it could be however we wanted it. Other officiants have their script and hope you’ll fit into it. Michelle wanted ours to be unique and special to us. We met with her for a few drinks a couple of times so she could get to know us as a couple and see how we interact with each other. Each meeting, it felt like a casual hang out with a friend and we were truly ourselves – which enabled her to write the perfect ceremony for us! She really had an understanding of us, both as individuals and as a couple. A few weeks before the wedding, she shared her script with us so we could make any revisions or changes we wanted to ensure it was perfect.

Her ceremony was the perfect length, the perfect pace, and the perfect wording. Her speech was well spoken, elegant, romantic and funny. It was special and unique and we’ve already had so many people compliment us that it was beautifully said. She had suggestions and ideas of ways to make our ceremony unique and special, including a ceremony procedure so unique that our venue, DJ and photographer all said they had never seen before! Michelle made our wedding memorable and special and we are so grateful she was the person to wed us!
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Sarah Sent on 12/04/2017
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When you meet someone like Michelle, you know in an instant that you've met someone special. My now husband and I were looking for an officiant that could think outside the box with us. Someone that could take us as we are and create a ceremony that truly honored who we are as individuals and as a couple. Working with Michelle could not have been easier. We met roughly 3-4 times throughout the process so that we could get to know each other and work together to create exactly what we were looking for. She offered ideas and experience and truly listened to our thoughts and dreams. We could not be happier with the outcome. Our guests are still commenting about how thoughtful and heartfelt our ceremony was. Those who know us felt even more connected and those who maybe don't know us as well now have a better understanding of who we are. Michelle is incredibly talented at what she does and a true gem of a human. We are honored to have worked with her on our wedding ceremony and even more honored to know her.
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Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
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Todd Gardner was the valedictorian of his Sunday school class, and was also voted “most likely to be a rabbi” in high school. With this knowledge, he eagerly pursued an art degree, and became a variety arts/sideshow performer, and emcee. He’s a playwright, a photographer, and by most accounts a pretty nice guy. Todd uses all of these varied experiences to help couples craft their own unique wedding ceremony. Whether it’s off the wall, or traditional, Todd takes great care, and pride in making sure that the happy couple feels married by the end of the ceremony. He also is very responsive to what the couples want to express, and how they want to share the day and what is important to them as they signify, and celebrate this beautiful moment in their lives.

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