Weddings As You Wish is a Christian wedding officiant servicing the Pensacola, Destin and Panama City, Florida area. The officiant will work with you to create a unique ceremony that reflects your hopes, dreams, personality and commitment to each other. As someone who considers himself to be God’s representative in these proceedings, he does insist on an acknowledgement of Him on some level during your ceremony, while also designing a ceremony with your own personal touches.
The officiant trained at the Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary and was licensed as a Southern Baptist minister in 1984. In 2002, he was ordained through the Universal Life Church.
Weddings As You Wish also serves as a registered premarital counselor. The officiant offers customized vows in addition to counseling.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Renee · Married on 11/02/2013
Oh my gosh! This review is so so overdue and I definitely should have done it a lot sooner! First and foremost, Lee and I could never thank Don Goodrum enough for being a part of our wedding! Initially, I was so nervous choosing an officiant because exchanging vows is such a personal moment. I had absolutely no idea who to ask so my coordinator suggested Don for us. A few weeks before our wedding, we spoke to Don over the phone and by the time we hung up, both Lee and I had a smile on our face! Don took us step by step through the process, sent us ideas on vows we could exchange, gave us time to write our own personal vows, helped us perfect them, and even brought copies on our wedding day so I never had to worry about bringing a copy of the vows with me. But the best part of it all, he made sure that the ceremony was special for us and spoke as if he had known us for years! There was not a dry eye in the crowd and we even got compliments afterwards how it was the BEST ceremony they had ever been to! Seriously, I could never have imagined it to be more perfect! Don.... thank you, thank you, thank to the moon and back!
Ashley Humston · Married on 10/29/2018
We had guests complimenting him!
I would recommend Don to anyone considering getting married in this region. Don was responsive to emails and was open to my ideas when we talked on the phone. I gave him some tidbits about my now-husband and I and asked him to arrange them however he wanted into the ceremony, and he did a wonderful job! I’ve never been to a wedding where anyone commented specifically on the officiant, but we had multiple guests come up to us and tell us how wonderful Don was!! Of course we loved him because it was our wedding, but it solidified how great he was when our guests noticed and spoke out too! You won’t be disappointed! (Photo credit: BJ Matthews)
Hannah · Married on 08/11/2018
Don was great! We were looking for a simple ceremony at sunrise and he definitely delivered, he took care of all the details for mapping out the ceremony and gave us guidance on writing our vows. He was excellent, super fast to respond, and so easy to talk to. That morning was perfect, and I couldn't imagine the ceremony going any better!
Always sweet and a little bit funny! Don makes everybody feel right at home.