Your Custom Ceremony is a wedding officiant company founded in 2010. Owner Chris Dickens brings his experience as a former stand-up comedian to provide laughter and entertainment, while his current role and experience as a pastor brings the reverence that your wedding ceremony deserves.
Every ceremony is created from scratch and is tailored to the couple's desires. Chris invests the time needed to get to know you as individuals and as a couple so that Your Custom Ceremony can deliver a service that reflects your desires, values, and beliefs. Pastor Dickens and his team are comfortable officiating any type of ceremony from Christian weddings for any denomination, to weddings with no religion at all.
This bespoke approach to wedding ceremonies is not for everyone. Your Custom Ceremony couples are unique individuals and couples who want their wedding ceremony to be a reflection of their personalities and a memorable experience for them and their guests. The results speak for themselves.
With multiple Couple's Choice Awards, over 75 WeddingWire 5-star reviews (and counting), and having been featured in Vogue magazine Chris Dickens' services have been sought by couples all over the U.S.
Chris has been officiating weddings since April of 2010. Your Custom Ceremony serves all of Southern California including Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego, and beyond. With a Bachelor's in Religion from Vanguard University, Chris Dickens has been working in ministry since 2008. A black wedding officiant, Chris grew up in the cultural melting pot of Cerritos, CA, and having studied multiple faiths and practices in school, he is comfortable officiating multicultural and most interfaith weddings. Pastor Dickens is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and is a Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Orange.
In addition to custom wedding ceremonies, Chris Dickens and Your Custom Ceremony also provide premarital counseling and other select services.
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Deniz King · Getting married on 11/07/2020
Chris is the ABSOLUTE best!!!
We are wedding planners who recently had a wedding in Costa Mesa. Chris provided such a heartfelt ceremony that was so true to our couple. He was able to make the crowd laugh and found a perfect way to honor the couple's special traditions. They were worried about how they were going to Break the Glass and Jump the Broom in the same ceremony but with Chris' expertise he guided the couple and their witnesses through a perfectly scripted and timed ceremony.Sent on 02/17/2020
Connie · Married on 02/29/2020
A truly special wedding
Chris handled our wedding professionally and with care. He took the time to learn about our story by assigning us homework and made it unique to us as a couple.Sent on 03/02/2020
Many of our guests came up to ask how we found Chris and if he was a friend of ours because he spoke about us as if he had known us for years.
This is what you want people to remember about your wedding. I look forward to seeing him at our friends’ weddings in the future. Thank you, Chris!
Your Custom Ceremony's reply:Thank you Connie. I love your story and I enjoyed telling it for your friends and family. Your wedding was beautiful and I was glad to be a part of it.
Mone Miller · Married on 02/14/2020
The perfect ceremony!!
Chris is such a wonderful officiant! Hilarious, nice, charismatic, and engaging, he made our ceremony really fun but also very sweet. We got so many compliments about the ceremony after. It was really well-balanced and Chris figured out ways to involve our audience that they really enjoyed. If you want the best ceremony ever, hire Chris!! We highly recommend him!Sent on 02/20/2020
Your Custom Ceremony's reply:Thank you Moné! I had a lot of fun with your wedding and your crowd was awesome! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your big day! Blessings!
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As a veteran myself, I can appreciate the sacrifices that the men and women of our armed forces make in service to our country. For that reason, all military personnel (with a valid military ID card) receive 10% off wedding officiant services.
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.
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.
"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"