AnitaWeds Reviews

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109 Reviews for AnitaWeds

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    M · Married on 02/14/1987

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    I chose AnitaWeds because of Anita's warmth and humor. She put my husband and me at ease, and made the whole process simple and relaxed. We loved her flexiblity and her ideas. We never felt pressured or that we were just another couple. Everyone at our renewal ceremony commented on how beautiful and personalized the ceremony was. I would highly recommend her!

    Sent on 02/03/2009
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    Beth · Married on 06/12/2011

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Anita worked with us to create a personalized wedding ceremony. Several guests said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had attended!

    Sent on 06/25/2011
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    Elise · Married on 05/14/2011

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Anita was great! She not only gave us an awesome and very personal ceremony, she also made it super easy! Communicating basically only through email and her quick responses made it all stress free! We got many compliments on how unique our ceremony was and people are still talking about it today. I would recommend her to anyone, she gave us everything we asked for and more and on top of it was very personable, friendly and professional! Thank you for making our ceremony not boring an something to talk about!

    Sent on 07/12/2011
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    Anne · Married on 10/23/2011

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Thanks to Anita the ceremony was everything we hoped for and more. She helped us getting two cultures and languages all working well together in one celebration of our love and joy and made this a truly memorable moment in our wedding day.
    Her German skills were an added bonus we had not even been looking for. We received lots of compliments from our guests. We would definitely recommend her.

    Sent on 10/27/2011
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    Kristi · Married on 09/17/2011

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    Anita was absolutely perfect for our wedding day. We loved the ceremony she put together based on the great questionnaire she provides, and she was so helpful in guiding us to a reading and vows that suited us perfectly. A number of guests said that one of the highlights of the day was the highly-personal, perfectly-tailored ceremony that Anita performed, and we are so happy with the wonderful choice we made in having Anita as our officiant. Highly recommended!!

    Sent on 01/03/2012
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    Veronica · Married on 10/31/2009

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Anita takes the time to really get to know a couple, to understand what is important to them in a ceremony and to make it all as beautiful and meaningful as possible. Our ceremony was amazing. I would highly recommend Anita to anyone looking to have a one of a kind, truly personalized experience.

    Sent on 01/14/2010
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    Matt · Married on 10/21/2017

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Working with Anita was great from start to finish; she came well-prepared to our initial meeting and gave us lots of flexibility to customize our ceremony, without trying to steer us in a particular direction (or even to working with her, as we hadn't made our celebrant decision yet). The editing process was smooth, and our wedding day went off without a hitch. I've received several compliments from friends and family that our ceremony was "lovely, and very personal," which is exactly what we were after. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 11/14/2017
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    Nick · Married on 04/19/2014

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We found Anita after searching for a non-denominational officiant. My wife and I come from different cultures, so we were interested in someone who could incorporate elements of these cultures into one cohesive ceremony. She did one better - she distilled us into our personal and cultural essence and put us on the page.

    Her process involves a questionnaire that each person fills out separately - she used it to write a personal "love story" that explained, in short, WHY we were together. Further, she suggested ceremony elements (a unity candle lighting for example) that mixed perfectly with other elements (a Saptapadi in this case).

    The ceremony iterated over 3 separate drafts that she clearly spent hours developing. In the end, it was simply us.

    Unfortunately, Anita was unable to perform the ceremony - a family emergency intervened. Thankfully, she arranged for another officiant to perform the ceremony on extremely short notice. Karen J Kelly was relatively new to the role, but took a complex work (with unfamiliar cultural elements) and made it look easy on our special day.

    Overall, Anita did very well by us, and her replacement Karen performed admirably. I would strongly recommend either to another couple.

    Sent on 04/21/2014
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    Karrie · Married on 08/15/2008

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Anita made everything very easy

    Sent on 02/02/2009