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Weddings and Ceremonies by Dan is a wedding officiant service based in Springfield, Virginia. Owner and officiant Reverend Dan Thompson can help you celebrate your special day in any setting, whether it takes place in a church, on a beach, or in a forest. With his willingness to cater to requests, Rev. Thompson can make sure your special occasion is celebrated with love, sincerity, and joy.


Rev. Thompson was first ordained in 1962 by the Methodist and Wesleyan Church and has been officiating wedding ceremonies ever since. He is also a pastor of the Word of Life Church in Springfield, Virginia. With over 45 years of experience under his belt, Rev. Thompson has a plethora of experience making wedding ceremonies a success. Rev. Thompson is licensed to officiate ceremonies in Maryland and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.

Services Offered

Rev. Thompson of Weddings and Ceremonies by Dan works directly with couples to design vow exchanges with enthusiasm, professionalism, and a tasteful sense of humor. He can officiate weddings for couples from a number of faiths, including Baptist, Evangelical, Lutheran, Quaker, Episcopalian, Jewish, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Assembly of God. All couples are provided with customized vows, as well as the option of counseling services. Rev. Thompson is also able to officiate the following types of celebrations:

  • Civil unions
  • Non-religious ceremonies
  • Single-religion ceremonies
  • Interfaith ceremonies
  • Vow renewals

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Ceremony Rehearsal

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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Ka'iulani Sent on 01/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Very personalized ceremony

Rev Dan was so nice since wedding planning. He took the time to get to know us. His communication was pristine. He made the ceremony the most calming part of our union. He joined hispac catholic traditions from bride side, and serbian Orthodox traditions for the groom, to make sure we both felt connected with both of our wedding traditions. He went above and beyond to have a fantastic memory print out of our ceremony with our keepsake marriage certificates. His price is also amazing for the high-end level of ceremony service that he provides.
Jenny P. Sent on 06/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Pastor Dan is truly the best there is

We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Pastor Dan Thompson. Our wedding day simply would not have been the same without him. Pastor Dan went above and beyond to get to know us and our love story. He was so accommodating and instrumental in helping us to create our script. It was Pastor's Dan's suggestion to include a wine box ceremony (we had not heard of it) which turned out to be the most unique and special way to make our vineyard wedding personalized. We loved having Dan not only as our officiant but as a guest at our wedding and will forever be grateful to him for making our day perfect. Pastor Dan truly is the best choice and we feel so lucky to have had him marry us. Thank you so much Pastor Dan for making our wedding day so special!
Lindsay B. Sent on 11/16/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Rev. Dan is your man

My husband and I talked to quite a few reverends before finding Rev. Dan. He is so personable and really wants to get to know you and your story, this was very important to us. He was early to both the rehearsal and ceremony and was very flexible with our constantly changing wedding plans due to COVID. We really appreciated him being part of our special day and would recommend him to any future bride and groom that's looking for a great reverend!
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