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Wedding Preacher for Hire

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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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    Amanda M. Married on 05/12/2023
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    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!

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks, Amanda but the pleasure was mine. I love what i do, and you were such a wonderful couple to work with. I hope you'll keep in touch if only on Facebook. I would love to know how your lives unfold. Best to Calvin, who really did inject humor into the service.
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    Megan C. Married on 12/03/2022
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    Awesome wedding officiant!

    We had the best experience with Gay. She came highly recommended by our planner and we can see why! She has tons of experience officiating weddings and was able to help us pick exactly how we wanted our ceremony to be. We loved getting to know her over our calls and our guests all told us how lovely the ceremony was. We definitely recommend Gay!

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks, Megan. I so enjoyed your wedding. You are a terrific couple with some really interesting and enjoyable friends and family members. I wish you well in your married lives.
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    Mckenzie Q. Married on 09/17/2022
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    Once in a lifetime

    Rev. Dr. Gay Lee Einstein was our perfect preacher for our wedding. Words alone cannot explain the amount of professionalism, love, and community that she brought to our special day. Once I saw her preach at our friends wedding, we loved her so much that we had to have her at ours. I highly recommend Rev. Gay Lee to anyone who is looking for a preacher for hire!

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thank you, Kenzie. You made my day! Hope you and Nicholas have a wonderful life together. You are off to a good start.
    Continued blessings.
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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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