Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer Reviews

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346 Reviews for Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer

Recommended by 99% 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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  • Melissa

    Melissa T. · Getting married on 10/10/2021

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    Amazing experience

    My husband and I are thrilled to have worked with Mike on our wedding! We got married in October during the height of the pandemic, and Mike was the easiest person to work with during a very stressful process. He was patient and flexible as we changed our plans from a Boston ceremony at night to a back yard ceremony during the day. He listened to what we wanted and made thoughtful/knowledgeable recommendations when we needed them. Our ceremony turned out so special and personal. We highly recommend Mike!

    Sent on 03/20/2021
  • Anayka

    Anayka · Getting married on 08/18/2021

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    Jp Michael backer did a great job in preparation for the wedding. We had meetings and constant emails back and forth on how the event will go. He was very organized on top of everything and the ending result on the day of the wedding was excellent. Thank you Jp mike!

    Sent on 06/15/2013
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    Dean · Married on 01/26/2021

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    Professional, Friendly and Welcoming

    Mike was excellent and easy to work with, he was flexible with scheduling time. We asked Mike to provide us with traditional wedding vows what we got was more than expected, loving, warm and the just right amount of light heartedness. I highly recommend JP Mike for your wedding.

    Sent on 01/27/2021
  • Michael

    Michael A. · Married on 01/04/2021

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    Smooth and Stress free process

    I highly recommend Michael Backer, he made the process of getting married during a pandemic straight forward and stress free. He told us what to expect from the local government office and other details.

    Sent on 01/29/2021
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    Alyssa · Married on 10/31/2020

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    Highly recommend

    We can promise you will not be disappointed choosing Michael for your wedding ceremony. He is professional, humorous, extremely helpful. He guided us through the entire process from start to finish. He is a great listener and personalizes the ceremony for the bride and groom. We had so many guests comment on how personal and beautiful our ceremony was. Do not hesitate at all to book Michael. You will not be disappointed. It was one of our top planning decisions.

    Sent on 11/03/2020
  • Kathryn

    Kathryn D. · Married on 10/31/2020

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    Mike is exceptional!

    My now-husband found Mike Backer on the internet almost immediately after we booked our wedding venue. We began our wedding planning in the spring of 2020 - right as the pandemic started affecting most wedding vendors (and every day life). Mike’s website detailed his extensive list of credentials, and he responded quickly to our inquiry. Mike invited us to meet with him personally at his home - he was so much fun to work with! Mike is very organized, super respectful, and very easy to communicate with. He brought a great sense of humor and calm to the whole experience. He provided us with a binder to help us craft our entire ceremony, and he welcomed and gave great suggestions for customizing everything just for us. We also asked Mike to join us at our rehearsal which was a great help especially as we were married on October 31st (a short 8 months after our engagement). Mike was great about keeping in touch over email as we made wedding plans virtually with our vendors. His pricing is very reasonable and we highly recommend him! We can’t thank him enough for making our special day magical!! - Kat & Kris Dufour

    Sent on 12/17/2020
  • Kathryn

    Kathryn C. · Married on 10/03/2020

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    Exceptional JOP

    We were so happy to have our officiant be Mike Backer. He was so helpful, responsive and most of all, reassuring. He reminded us several times that our ceremony would be as personal as we wanted it to be. There was nothing that couldn’t be changed, added or removed. Of all our vendors, Mike was the most responsive, even adding our vows into the ceremony the DAY OF THE WEDDING (because we were crazy busy and forgot to send ahead of time). He was so patient and informative about where to get our marriage license, what fees we would incur, etc... we likely won’t be getting married again in the future but if we did, we would use Mike Backer again!

    Sent on 11/04/2020
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    Kathlyn M. · Married on 10/01/2020

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    marriage ceremony

    Mike Backer was excellent, enjoyable and made our simple ceremony very special.

    Sent on 05/21/2020
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    Crystal L. · Married on 09/23/2020

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    Just what I was looking for

    My husband and I wanted something small and quick and he gave us exactly that. He was kind and had a good sense of humor. I Would recommend him.

    Sent on 10/08/2020
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    Sarah W. · Married on 09/11/2020

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    So Thankful

    Michael Backer is accomodating and phenomenal. We only had 2 weeks before the ceremony and are thankful that he was willing to perform our small ceremony in such short notice. He made our day special and a great person to be around.

    Sent on 11/17/2020
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    Jamie K. · Married on 09/06/2020

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    Highly recommend!

    Mike Backer officiated our wedding in January and did an amazing job! From the initial meeting through the ceremony & after, he was quick to answer our questions and a pleasure to work with. He helped us create a personalized ceremony that was perfect for us. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, responsive, and personable officiant.

    Sent on 02/19/2021
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    Kathy S. · Married on 08/08/2020

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    Our experience was excellent!

    Michael Backer did an excellent job with our wedding! Because of Covid, we had to stay in touch with him about changes and he was very accommodating. He was very professional and had a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend him to anyone getting married!

    Sent on 08/26/2020
  • Jade

    Jade K. · Married on 06/28/2020

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    Beautiful day

    Mike Backer did a wonderful job, we were very happy with the simple but beautiful ceremony we had at Coggshall Park! He was very professional and gave us excellent what we wanted I’d recommend him to anyone looking to get married!

    Sent on 07/07/2020
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    Alyne · Married on 06/12/2020

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    A good experience, I would recommend Michael

    I would recommend Michael services. He was very nice in our wedding ceremony.
    Thanks Michael for being part of our special day During quarantine

    Sent on 06/16/2020
  • Emily

    Emily · Married on 05/23/2020

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    Personalized Perfection

    Mike incorporated information from our bride/groom questionnaire to customize vows that were perfect for our personalities and reflected our values as a couple. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful the ceremony was. He was very personable and easy to work with from start to finish.

    Sent on 10/14/2020
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    Erin S. · Married on 05/16/2020

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    Perfect Wedding

    Michael was wonderful to work with! He provided great guidance. An amazing wedding binder was ares to borrow from our first meeting until the reversal - this helped us to build our ceremony and special readings, and covered how to go about getting our marriage license, how many copies etc.

    During the rehearsal he went through all the necessary details for the next day, and even went over the best way to hold hands etc. for photo ops.

    Very professional and does a truly great job. Highly recommended!!

    Sent on 08/24/2020
  • Lisa

    Lisa S. · Married on 05/16/2020

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    Justice of the Peace

    We chose Michael Backer to officiate our wedding in September 2020. We were referred to him by our DJ, Michael did a fantastic job getting to know both my husband and I. He put together a fantastic ceremony!

    Sent on 10/13/2020
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    Paul D. · Married on 03/14/2020

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    justice of the Peace

    Michael was a joy to work with. He made our elopement in the time of Covid relaxing, personal, and most all fun. He naturally and empathetically put us at ease and shepherded is thru our heartfelt emotional sentiments, all the while smiling, like a proud father. He made our few minutes in the sun sweetly memorable and left us smiling inside ant out as we juanted off for our one night honeymoon.

    Sent on 05/23/2020
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    Joanne C. · Married on 03/10/2020

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    Mike and his binder are awesome!!

    Mike was great!! We pivoted from a large wedding to a small corona wedding, and he was able to help us out in a short span of time. Important: Mike has this binder that includes lots of choices for each part of the ceremony, and all you have to do is pick what you want - this makes it so you know what's coming, but you can choose the parts that resonate the most with you. He also sends you a questionnaire about your spouse so that your ceremony is even more personalized.
    Our wedding day, although capped at 15 people including Mike and our photographer, was awesome--a lot of that was due to Mike's professionalism and ability to project his voice so that our Zoom attendees could hear, too :) We would definitely recommend him!!!

    Sent on 10/11/2020
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    Douglas B. · Married on 02/02/2020

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    Fun, friendly, consumate professional with a demeanor fitting any wedding

    Mike was absolutely amazing. Words cannot desribe. In a very long story I won't share here we had to sub Mike in. Literally my wife and I met him for the FIRST time 10 minutes before our wedding (which we spent a fortune on and a year planning). He absolutely rocked it. DId everything we hoped plus added just the right amount of personal touches to make it unique. Use Michael Backer for your ceremony, you will be very happy you did. Full stop.

    Sent on 03/09/2020
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    Blake M. · Married on 12/07/2019

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    Outstanding!

    Michael Backer officiated our wedding ceremony on 12/07/2019. We could not have been happier with the overall performance that we received. Michael combined professionalism, kindness, and wit with just the right amount of humor to make us feel much more comfortable with the moment. We would recommend him highly to anyone getting married.

    Sent on 12/14/2019
  • Christopher

    Christopher · Married on 10/26/2019

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    Simply Amazing

    We could honestly not have been happier with our decision to work with Mike. Everything was absolutely perfect! We had people all night come up to us and tell us how amazing the ceremony went and how personal it was, and were shocked when we told them we did not know Mike prior to our engagement. We highly recommend Mike for your own perfect, personalized, fun wedding ceremony!

    Sent on 10/28/2019
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    Brandy W. · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Made our little ceremony very sweet!

    Mike was amazing!! He was very sweet and made our "ceremony" very special. I would highly recommend him.

    Sent on 01/02/2019
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    Kristin · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Absolutely amazing!

    Micheal was as flexible as a person with such a great commitment could be. We couldn't plan a rehearsal for our ceremony and he flawlessly did our ceremony on the fly. He added a bunch of personal details about the origins of our relationship and gave everyone a lot of laughs and happy tears. If you choose anyone BUT Micheal Backer for your JP than you are making a huge mistake. A total professional and added soo much more to our special day.

    Sent on 10/28/2019
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    Emily · Married on 10/12/2019

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    Michael is a must have!

    Having Michael as our Justice of the Peace was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Michael didn't know us at all before we contacted him for his JOP services but you wouldn't know that from the personal and engaging ceremony he performed. Michael takes the time to sit down and get to know you before committing to anything. His ceremony options are extensive and we felt like our ceremony was truly unique to us as a couple. I really appreciated the efficient and involved dress rehearsal; we felt prepared and excited for the big day. After the ceremony we had guests tell us we had one of the best ceremonies they had ever seen. True to mine and my husband's personalities, Michael kept our ceremony light with jokes and laughter and he kept it moving along. Michael was also very quick and responsive with our email communication, I never had to chase him down. I would go back to Michael in a heartbeat (though hopefully I won't have to!).

    Sent on 10/19/2019