Your Custom Ceremony

5862 Bolsa Avenue Suite 106, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Map · Phone number
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About Your Custom Ceremony

Congratulations on your engagement! My name is Chris Dickens and I create custom, one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies for couples all across Southern California. I do not have pre-written or canned ceremonies. Everything I do is uniquely tailored to your desires and needs.

As a former stand-up comedian, I love to make people laugh, but as a pastor, I give your wedding ceremony the reverence that it deserves. I am comfortable officiating any type of ceremony from Christian weddings for any denomination, to weddings with no religion at all. My objective is to get to know you as individuals and as a couple so that I can deliver a service that reflects your desires, values, and beliefs.

Thank you for considering me. I look forward to working with you.


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66 Reviews for Your Custom Ceremony

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kate Young · Married on 11/16/2018

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    Fantastic!

    We had a non traditional wedding and multi-faith based audience, we chose to go with Chris when our first officiant fell through. Did not disappoint and made sure the ceremony was everything we wanted and more!! We can not say enough good things about him.
    He helped us create a unique and non-traditional wedding that left everyone feeling happy and entertained. His language choice and charismatic personality only added to the wonderful ceremony that he created with us.
    He met up with us and kept in regular contact, always helping us figure it out, on the way to the alter. His understanding of us and what our vision of the wedding could not have been better. I would recommend him to anyone I know who is looking for a well rounded, capable, and entertaining officiant.

    Sent on 12/07/2018

    Your Custom Ceremony's reply:

    Thank you Kate. Your wedding allowed me to get creative in ways I never had before. I had a lot of fun. Thank you for letting me be a part of your big day.
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    Lucy Knapp · Married on 10/19/2018

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    The Perfect Balance

    Chris was perfect. The process was fun and the ceremony was flawless. He’s real, he’s professional, and he’s your friend. What more can you ask for?

    Throughout the process of getting to know each other, writing our vows, and the ceremony itself, I always felt supported and understood. Two huge things for a bride! He ‘got’ us from the very start and did a beautiful job telling our story. We didn’t want anything cheesey or cookie cutter. We wanted it deep, and funny, and personal to us - and Chris did just that! He felt like family up there.

    Also worth noting, we have a very non traditional story and didn’t necessarily want a religious wedding, but I loved that he is a pastor and lead us in prayer before the ceremony. It’s of course optional, but it felt right to us.

    Of course many people came up to me and asked “Where did you find him? He was amazing!” But I know what they meant was - they could tell we felt full and complete as he told our story, and that it resonated with our guests. Our hope was that everyone would laugh and everyone would cry, and it was all that and more!



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    Your Custom Ceremony's reply:

    Wow! Thank you so much, Lucy. Your wedding was so touching and heartfelt, I was honored to be a part of it. Keep in touch!
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    Shané · Married on 10/07/2018

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    Chris was nothing short of amazing! I would recommend him to anyone who wants to have a personal unique experience an not a cookie cutter one.

    Sent on 10/12/2018

    Your Custom Ceremony's reply:

    Thank you Shané. Your wedding was beautiful, and the view was amazing! I really enjoyed being a part of your wedding celebration. You made it easy because you two had a great story.

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Your Custom Ceremony FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 795.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Premarital Counseling
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 795.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 250.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)? $ 40.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? AZ, CA, CO
  • What languages do you speak? English

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Waveform Events Entertainment & Lighting
    Waveform Events Entertainment & Lighting Wedding DJs

    All of us here at Waveform Events LOVE working with Chris of Your Custom Ceremony. The key to his success is right there in the name. Custom. It's never a routine with Chris, never a formula. He takes the time to get to know all of his couples, and works with them to design the ceremony exactly as they have envisioned it. The result is a moving, personal experience that each couple will cherish in their memories. He's a pleasure to work with as a dj, always ready and happy to go over the ceremony with us, so that we know the proper music cues and sound levels, and can help him create a seamless event. If you want a ceremony especially tailored to your lifetime dream, look no further than Chris of Your Custom Ceremony.

  • Water Tree Studios
    Water Tree Studios Wedding Photographers

    Chris is a pleasure to work with. The depth that he goes to get to know each couple and their story really shows in the very personal and warm ceremonies he performs. I give him 5 stars for his ceremonies. They engage and touch all who attend your big day.

  • FM Productions LLC
    FM Productions LLC Wedding DJs

    "We see a lot of wedding officiants, but Chaplain Chris and Your Custom Ceremony impressed us. He was engaging, funny, but still very professional. The way he talked about the bride and groom we thought that he was a friend of the family, but it turned out he'd only known them a few weeks. Chaplain Chris really gets to know his couples and that makes for a great ceremony"

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    949-528-8124 (Phone number)

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