Weddings by Sarah Ritchie is a wedding officiant and celebrant in New York City. She has helped hundreds of couples create unique, intimate wedding ceremonies that reflect true love and honor for the sacred commitment of marriage. Sarah will help you form a ceremony that reflects your history as a couple, your values, beliefs, and your creativity.
Sarah is a non-denominational officiant and life-cycle celebrant with diplomas from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, USA. Before her time as an officiant, she had 20 years experience in management and event planning, and a long history working with nonprofits. Her planning and management skills make creating your special day much easier.
She will help you evoke feelings of love and of the powerful commitment you are making to your partner. She incorporates the religious, spiritual, and intellectual touchstones of your life together, and honors your personal history to show how special your love is. Because of her long-standing love and involvement in philanthropy, Sarah makes a donation to a charity of choice for each wedding she officiates. Sarah offers several ceremony services to meet your budget and wedding day vision:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Meredith · Married on 05/14/2016
Sarah worked with us to create a highly personalized, unique ceremony. We're an interfaith, multicultural couple, and Sarah wrote a touching, cohesive ceremony that reflected those elements. At one point I mentioned how it would be nice to include a minute of meditation, and Sarah turned it into a longer portion that helped to ground us and our guests. She also included a Buddhist component that involved ringing a bell, and incorporated family into one of the readings. Working with her was very easy since she was flexible and laid back, and didn't add to our stress levels — unlike other vendors. So many of our guests told us how much they loved our ceremony, and we couldn't agree more. Our only regret is that we don't have video of it; otherwise we can't recommend Sarah enough.Sent on 05/19/2016
Razan · Married on 10/21/2017
I was beginning to get worried about how our ceremony might turn out after admittedly not giving it much thought until the very end. Sarah Ritchie was the Officiant for our Pop Up Wedding in NYC and I was at least comforted by her countless positive reviews on the internet. I now know why the raves are warranted. She ended up taking such fantastic care of us and creating an incredibly personal and intimate ceremony in very little time. She was such a joyful, lovely presence on our wedding day. I couldn't recommend her highly enough!Sent on 11/19/2017
Sarah · Married on 11/07/2015
Sarah was a wonderful officiant. Both my husband and I grew up Catholic but have long since left and had no connection with the church. On top of that we both had horrible memories about long wedding services but were scared about finding the right officiant and then we found Sarah. From the first time we emailed and met she was warm and listened to what our vision was. She did a fantastic job crafting our ceremony and during afterwards I had guest coming up to me saying they had never heard such a lovely ceremony. We are so happy we met her and that she married us.Sent on 11/15/2015
Sarah is such a creative wedding celebrant! She works to perfect each ceremony she creates...each one a personalized, unique moment for her clients.