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Gail · Married on 08/25/2018
Theresa was exactly what we needed for our wedding. We were definitely at a loss for what to do about an officiant; PA has some odd rules and we wanted to be sure the ceremony was what we wanted without having to create it all from scratch. With the package we chose, we were able mix and match from a bunch of different templates and readings that she provided to create a ceremony we were 100% happy with. Our meetings with Theresa were straightforward and friendly, and she was always quick to respond to my emails and make us aware of her timeline. We were grateful that she came to run a rehearsal the night before, and she was friendly, clear, and direct with what everyone should do without taking too much time. She was engaging when speaking and felt very genuine, and was happy to bow out to let us enjoy the rest of our day when the ceremony was over. She has clearly done this before, and are glad we decided to just spend the money to have someone who could confidently guide us through the ceremony. We are very happy that Theresa was part of our day.Sent on 09/13/2018
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Ryan · Married on 10/13/2017
Picking an officiant to marry us was something that we worried over for quite some time because we wanted to be certain that who we went with would be able to provide us a ceremony that was just as beautiful as it was simple and enlightening. We are thrilled to say that we found exactly that with Rev. Theresa. She has a beautiful collection of various ceremony readings and vows which allows you to build your very own that you as a couple can relate to. For both the rehearsal and the big day, Rev. Theresa was excellent, capturing the crowd and speaking with meaning. Our guests were so impressed with her, and we were asked how we found her (P.S., it was on Wedding Wire!) Rev. Theresa is very experienced and it especially shows when things don't go according to plan, such as it being rainy/windy which made it difficult to light candles, but she made an awkward situation turn right back around with a light-hearted joke. When I think back on the ceremony, I am filled with such joy and happiness that Rev. Theresa was there to guide us through to becoming a married couple. We HIGHLY recommend her to any couple who is looking for peace of mind when it comes to selecting a capable, gracious and welcoming wedding officiant.
Tamara · Married on 09/09/2017
We got married at the Lodge at Liberty Forge in Mechanicsburg and got Theresa's card during the planning process from them. Theresa, from the get-go, was quick to respond to emails and questions. She has been a absolute pleasure to work with! She was helpful during the entire planning process, including the rehearsal. We were able to customize the template for our ceremony so that it really spoke to us. We've heard nothing but wonderful things regarding the ceremony and how lovely Theresa was from our guests! I think what we appreciate the most is that she wasn't just reading from the page, but speaking from memory and was able make it more interesting-not only for us but for the guests. She put alot of thought into every line and verse as she spoke and that showed! We really appreciate how special the ceremony was, it really did feel like it was tailored just for us. We will never forget it!
Theresa also takes the time to review all that's involved getting your name changed as well, I feel less stressed about it for sure! I feel like she was exceptionally priced for all that she does, its a good deal- especially in the scheme of things. We are grateful to have found her and that she was a part of our special day! I highly recommend her for any kind of ceremony in which you need an officiant honestly-- wedding or not!
Alyssa · Married on 07/08/2017
Theresa was absolutely amazing! She met with us and made us feel as if she had known us for years already. Everything went so smoothly for our rehearsal and she did a phenomenal job on our wedding day. We heard nothing but great things about her!!
Michelle · Married on 06/24/2017
Reverend Theresa is AMAZING!! My fiancé and I found her information online, and she could not have been a more perfect fit for our day! She provides you with multiple templates that you can use to customize your ceremony. Theresa met with us about a month prior to the wedding to meet us and make sure our ceremony was perfect for us, and our day was that and more. Our wedding guests complimented how great Reverend Theresa was as well! We loved Theresa and would definitely recommend her!
Allyson · Married on 06/10/2017
Rev. Theresa was a dream to work with! We wanted a short simple civil ceremony and she delivered! She gave us multiple ceremonies to choose from and allowed us to mix and match whatever we wanted. She also gives all the information a bride would need to change your last name and obtaining your marriage license. She made the whole process a breeze. Everyone was raving about how great she was and that she had a great sense of humor throughout the ceremony as well. I would highly recommend her!
Annie · Married on 04/15/2017
Rev. Theresa was amazing. She made it so easy to pick/write a ceremony and everything went just as planned. She was very flexible and easy to work with, made great suggestions when writing the ceremony and ensured that it stayed true to who we are. We got tons of compliments on how nice our ceremony was. Can't say enough good things about her. She is super organized and professional. Price was very reasonable and she did everything just as planned. Thank you Theresa!
Amanda · Married on 12/11/2016
Rev. Theresa Gilberti was our officiant and she did an incredible job! She was very quick to respond to any emails or questions, and she was able to help us create a ceremony that was unique to our family. Many guests commented on how wonderful of a ceremony it was, and much they liked Rev. Gilberti. She also helped us with the process of obtaining our marriage license and provided information on how to change my last name. She was fantastic!
Ashley · Married on 10/01/2016
Rev Theresa was wonderful! My husband and I were so happy with her, she was very flexible and accommodating to any changes we wanted to the ceremony. She was also super responsive any time I emailed her which was greatly appreciated. She is a great speaker and really made our ceremony special. My guests kept complimenting us about her at the reception and they were even surprised to learn that she was someone we hired and not a personal friend, because she made our ceremony so personal and warm. Rev Theresa is a true professional and we were so happy to have the most important part of our wedding day taken care of by her.
Stefanie · Married on 09/03/2016
Reverend Theresa was fantastic! She was very reasonable priced in comparison to other wedding officiants. We wanted an officiant we felt comfortable with and Reverend Theresa was just that. She was wonderful to speak with and was great to work with via email. Her replies were always very quick and provided me with a lot of information. She gave me tons of ceremony templates to choose from to find one that fit our style and views. We did meet with her in person 1 time before the wedding as well. She was great at our rehearsal and put up with all of our questions and silliness. She was great the day of the wedding and made our ceremony smooth and flawless and we received a lot of compliments from our guests on how nicely it went. She was very sweet and I would definitely recommend her! Thank you again :)
Heather · Married on 05/07/2016
Reverend Theresa has been absolutely incredible. She's been so flexible and helpful during our time planning. She's offered us so many options so we can create the ceremony the means the most to us. Totally worth the work and she offers the most beautiful and introspective insight.
User4000089 · 2+ years ago
Reverend Theresa was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very flexible and communicated constantly with us. We were able to create a completely customized ceremony and it was exactly what we wanted. We received so many compliments on our ceremony and Reverend Theresa. She helped us make our ceremony perfect and unique. We had a very rowdy bridal party and she did a great job keeping everyone in line at the rehearsal. Would highly recommend!
keri · Married on 04/10/2015
It was an absolute pleasure working with rev Theresa. Her options and flexibility made our special day even better. We received so many comments on how awesome she was and on our ceremony. She was very fun and to the point for rehearsal. Her personality fit so well with ours! We highly recommend her!
Elizabeth and Nathan · Married on 01/31/2015
Rev. Theresa's expertise was paramount in making our day special and unique. She offers many different options, allowing us to create a completely customized ceremony. We received many compliments on our hand-fasting ceremony, the readings, and our vows (many people thought we wrote them ourselves, as they had never heard them before). Holding our somewhat rowdy crowd together for the rehearsal might have been a challenge, but she handled it seemingly effortlessly, keeping us all in line and on track. Theresa took extra care to ensure we understood the entire process of obtaining the license and the name changing procedure as well. She was absolutely wonderful to work with and we highly recommend her to anyone wishing for a beautiful, sincere, and heartfelt ceremony.
User4549156 · 2+ years ago
Rev. Theresa Gilberti was absolutely wonderful to work with. Our rehearsal was fun and an absolute breeze, even with our very large wedding party. She recognizes that every family has different dynamics and works out a very detailed plan with you in private before the rehearsal to ensure that everything goes smoothly. She helped us create a ceremony unique to us as a couple. Our guests continue to rave about how beautiful our ceremony was, and it would not have been possible without Theresa's expertise.
Julie · Married on 10/18/2014
Theresa is phenomenal! As a project manager/event planner, I am used to keeping everyone in line, but Theresa kept me on my toes. She was always one step ahead of me throughout planning our ceremony.
Theresa provided wonderful, meaningful, honest ceremony options for us to use to create our unique ceremony. After our ceremony, so many friends and family members talked about how wonderful Theresa was.
In addition to providing fantastic officiating services, Theresa also provided detailed guidelines on applying for our marriage license and changing my name.
If you live in Central PA, you must have Theresa as your officiant!
User3424203 · 2+ years ago
Rev. Theresa is amazing. She clicked with us the minute we met (and spent hours unexpectedly talking over coffee) and she was so helpful in crafting and personalizing our ceremony. We received so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was and how great our officiant was. She truly made our day so special!
Tara · Married on 08/31/2014
Theresa was the sweetest person to work with, which allowed our wedding process to go very smoothly. We were able to pick and choose our wedding ceremony wording and had the assistance of Theresa at our rehearsal. We would definitely recommend her services to other couples looking for a non-denominational officiant.
Alecia · Married on 08/30/2014
I attended a wedding that Theresa officiated a couple years ago....when my fiance and I got engaged, I got her contact information and contacted her immediately! We had a few concerns when searching for an officiant...We didn't want to be judged for living together before marriage and for not attending church every Sunday. We wanted our ceremony to be about love and committing to one another. Our ceremony was everything we could have asked for! She is such a lovely, vivacious lady and it shined through in our wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments on how wonderful she and our ceremony were. I would highly recommend her to couples who want either a traditional or nontraditional ceremony!!!
Krystle · Married on 05/31/2014
We truly loved working with Rev. Theresa and would highly recommend her. We could not imagine anyone else as the officiant for our wedding. We were able to design our ceremony which was awesome, she had so many readings/passages/vows etc to choose from that we were able to customize the ceremony and make it truly unique for us. She truly cares about your wedding and goes out of her way to make it special. She is also great with all the small details, covers everything from seating arrangements for family during the ceremony, order of family and wedding party walking down the aisle, how to get a marriage license, how to change your name etc. The rehearsal went incredibly smoothly and was very well organized. Finally, she is also a dynamic speaker and is one of the best officiants I have ever seen at a wedding. She has my utmost respect and I would again highly, highly recommend her.
Melissa · Married on 04/19/2014
Rev. Theresa was absolutely a blessing to work with. She is very detailed oriented and creating a customized ceremony with her was a breeze. She was opened to adding a segment to the ceremony that incorporated my children with a family promise and vows to the children. She was very organized at all of our meetings. Our rehearsal was a blast. She tolerated our silly best man and played along right with him at times. She was down to earth, humorous and above all else she was professional at all times. I'm so glad that she was able to marry us and you will not be disappointed in her services. Thank you Rev. Theresa!!
Allison · Married on 04/04/2014
Theresa was great and we received a ton of compliments about her and our ceremony from our guests! Everyone particularly loved the wine ceremony that we incorporated.
She was easy to get in contact with, fast to respond, and provided a ton of useful information.
User3916938 · 2+ years ago
Theresa is simply the best. She was perfect from start to finish. Super helpful, informative, available and just a pure delight to work with. She really got us and made us feel at ease. We felt very blessed and lucky to have her as our officiant and our families commented afterwards how wonderful she was. She created this amazing binder of our ceremony which is a special keepsake for us and sent us a note of how much she enjoyed marrying us. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an officiant.
Charlene · Married on 09/27/2013
Theresa is fabulous! She was so great to work with, respectful of our wishes, thoughtful, and very helpful. Loved her!! I had a lot of compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was and Theresa was a big part of making that happen!
User3699716 · 2+ years ago
Theresa was absolutely amazing and professional. The ceremony was delayed when the bride forgot a piece of her dress at the hotel causing a 30minute delay. Luckily, Theresa was able and willing to accommodate this. The ceremony was beautiful and her help with the entire planning process was very beneficial.