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Wedding Preacher for Hire Gay Lee Einstein has been officiating weddings in Charlottesville and Richmind, Virginia, for 15 years. She will work with you to create a ceremony that aligns with your personal beliefs and unique personality. She serves couples of various faith traditions. She also performs secular and same-sex weddings. Wedding Preacher for Hire Gay Lee Einstein will create a beautiful service that taps into who you are.

Services Offered
In addition to assisting with and officiating your ceremony, Gay will talk you through the wedding licensing process and lead your rehearsal. She host svery small weddings (elopements) in her home or yours. Rev. Einstein is available to provide premarital counseling prior to your big day in person or via Zoom.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

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)?

$75

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
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

VA

What languages do you speak?

French
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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99% Recommended by couples

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Erin M. Married on 10/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic officiant

We hired Gay Lee about a month out from our wedding after it became clear that my original plan was not going to work. Luckily she was free and slotted us in, despite being right in the middle of her busiest season. Even though this was a fairly last minute arrangement, she did such an amazing job of crafting a service that was immensely personal and incredibly beautiful. I would 100% recommend her to anyone who is looking for an officiant.
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Lauren R. Married on 10/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Warm Energy for Ceremony

Gay Lee brought a nice, warm energy to our wedding ceremony. She was very flexible to work with, and offered suggestions on how to get the ceremony the length & quality we wanted. We appreciated her taking the time to get to know us before the wedding via Zoom calls. Her thoughts and words of wisdom during the ceremony were touching.
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Amanda M. Married on 05/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding Officiant!

We had such a wonderful experience with Rev. Gay Einstein as our pastor/officiant for our ceremony. She developed a personalized ceremony that was just what we wanted, and delivered a beautiful wedding ceremony on the day of the event. She really got to know us, made us feel comfortable, and listened to what we wanted. We also conducted pre-marital counseling with her. Gay was very organized, empathetic, and friendly. Highly recommend her if you are looking for an officiant!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

14 Endorsements
Virginia Schweninger, Harpist Virginia Schweninger, Harpist Wedding Musicians

We have done a several weddings together recently, and each one felt so fresh and sincere. Highly recommended!

The Mill at Fine Creek The Mill at Fine Creek Banquet Halls

Reverend Gay Lee Einstein is a wonderful choice for a celebrant for your wedding day. Her kindness and compassion comes through in each of her customized ceremonies. She is very organized and wonderful to work with through both the rehearsal and day of the wedding! We love to hear that a couple has chosen Gay to help them solidify their union.

Aaron Watson Photography Aaron Watson Photography Wedding Photographers

Rev. Gay Lee Einstein is always a pleasure to work with! I love how her kind and caring nature helps the couple feel at ease during their wedding day. Gay Lee鈥檚 attention to detail and professionalism makes her a joy to be around. She is a genuine person whom I consider as a friend! I highly recommend her!

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