Recommended by 98%
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Katherine Phillips · Married on 09/07/2019
Cara was the perfect wedding officiant for our special day!
We worked with the lovely Officiant, Cara Tollefson. She did a wonderful and awesome job officiating our ceremony and guiding us through the whole process. We also managed to do marriage counseling with her weeks before our wedding and Cara was so accommodating into squeezing our sessions into her busy schedule so last minute. We found that doing marriage counseling was very fun and beneficial for us as a couple and enjoyed her advice and input on so many things. She was also great at communicating with both of us through email and would reply back to us right away. We also had fun planning out our entire wedding ceremony outline and Cara was so great at giving back suggestions and input on it. She really was such a pleasure to work with and her direction during the last couple of months really helped ease our minds. We appreciate her being so easy to work with, communicate with and just her attention to the details. She did a great job. We are both looking forward to working with her in the future with followup sessions. Thank you so much Cara!! :)Sent on 09/22/2019
Renee Reuper · Married on 09/06/2019
Caring, prepared, easy to work with!Sent on 09/19/2019
Missie Thiele · Married on 08/10/2019
Amazing and would highly recommend
We planned our wedding in about 2 months. Mn officiants was speedy with responding to our email request if anyone was available ( we don’t have a pastor we are close with ) after we set up details everything went very smoothly. She answered all our questions, made suggestions and made us feel comfortable enough to speak up when something needed to be changed. I would highly recommend this team of officiants.Sent on 08/30/2019
Bill Yar · Married on 06/29/2019
Allan Lindgren was amazing!
We used Allan Lindgren for our ceremony after a family emergency prevented us from using our original officiant. Allan Lindgren stepped in the day before and literally saved our wedding. Very personable, great presentation and highly professional. He guided us through the ceremony effortlessly and made us feel very comfortable. All of our guests genuinely commented on how it was the best wedding they have ever been to! We highly recommend Allan!Sent on 07/07/2019
Janie Salmon · Married on 05/26/2019
Jill is amazing!
Jill Englund was our officiant, and she was terrific! We were looking for an officiant for a nondenominational, outdoor ceremony. Jill met with us in person, provided helpful outlines of sample ceremonies, and followed up promptly via text and email. We weren't exactly sure what we wanted but she asked us some questions to get a sense of what our values and personalities were. We loved the idea of the "love story" to make our ceremony authentic to us, and we got so much positive feedback from guests who loved hearing the story of us!Sent on 06/17/2019
Jill has such a soothing presence and also took command of ceremony day-of details. She organized cues with the ceremony musicians and did a brief run-down with us to make sure we understood what to do (we didn't have attendants so did not have a rehearsal--she does offer that too as needed/wanted!).
I was nervous about things running smoothly for the ceremony, but Jill took away all my worries! She was really a guiding presence to make sure the day went well. She also followed up after the wedding, alerting us as to when we should be receiving our wedding certificate in the mail.
I cannot recommend Jill highly enough!
Maura Commito · Married on 03/16/2019
Terrific non-denominational officiant
Jill Englund was fantastic! She helped guide us in creation of ceremony and had great suggestions when we hit some tricky choices. She lead our rehearsal ceremony with great 'teacher voice' and efficiency. Very profession and knowledgeable. She submitted all the paperwork as promised and quickly.Sent on 03/26/2019
Kathleen · Married on 02/23/2019
Jill Englund is the BEST!
Jill Englund performed our ceremony and did an amazing job. We interviewed different officiants, and once we met with Jill, we knew she was the one. She was professional, organized, and kind throughout the entire process. She included us throughout the entire process and asked for consistent input. We felt like our ceremony was as personalized as it could get. By the time our ceremony was over, it was clear that our guests knew all about our love story and felt very connected. In addition, Jill worked closely with all of our children to make them feel a part of the process because it was very important to us. Our guests raved about how wonderful our ceremony was and couldn't say enough great things about Jill. We couldn't have been happier!Sent on 02/26/2019
Melissa Krejchi · Married on 02/09/2019
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We used Cara Tollefson as our officiant and I can’t say enough good things about her.Sent on 02/19/2019
She was so quick to respond to all e-mails.
She is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met-such a genuine person and the biggest heart.
I was extremely nervous before the ceremony started and she helped calm my nerves so much and honestly I’m not sure how the ceremony would have gone without her. She is such a great speaker and all of our guests commented on how great she was and how found her :) 10/10 would recommend her to anyone!
Jeremiah Kline · Married on 01/12/2019
She was fantastic. Her experience with ceremonies is amazing. If your looking for someone to officiate a same sex wedding. Look no further. Thanks again Jill for the awesome job!Sent on 01/15/2019
Heather · Married on 11/17/2018
Absolutely Wonderful Ceremony
Cara Tollefson was absolutely amazing with the whole process of us getting married! She was very helpful setting up all the details of the ceremony and quick to answer any questions we had. The rehearsal and ceremony went so smooth and her personal touches made us feel so grateful she was part of our special day. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the near future!Sent on 11/29/2018
Heather and Nate
Mark and Tracy · Married on 11/03/2018
Best Ceremony Ever
We had Cara Tollefson as our officiant. She had done a friend's wedding a few years ago and both of us decided she would be perfect for our ceremony. The book we received walked us through the options we had and Cara was available for any questions. The entire ceremony was personalized for us and we really enjoyed the reflections love story portion of the ceremony. We had many guests come up to us and say it was the best ceremony they have ever attended because of how personalized it was.Sent on 11/21/2018
Amanda Riley · Married on 10/06/2018
Allan was perfect!
Our ceremony was personal, light hearted, and honestly just perfect in every way. Allan was really clear & knowledgeable and kept everyone on track - we really appreciated that! The entire process was easy and we received so many complements on how Allan officiated the wedding. Could not recommend more!Sent on 10/20/2018
Melanie · Married on 09/29/2018
Jill Englund was absolutely amazing to work with. She had great ideas, was responsive, and was extremely adaptable to last minute ceremony changes due to weather. She has a wonderful personality that gets along with everyone. I highly recommend her!Sent on 10/13/2018
Bernard · Married on 09/15/2018
Jessica and I chose Jill Englund because not only were we not looking for a traditional wedding, we wanted someone who was willing to do out of the ordinary. She was all for the ideas we were thinking of and totally made sure that our wedding would go down as one of the most amazing anyone attended. Even during rehearsal, she was treating it like a big-budget production (which we found very cool!). Jill is a professional through and through and was fun to work with. I would recommend her to any future married couples.Sent on 09/24/2018
Thank you again, Jill!
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Chelsea · Married on 08/25/2018
Cara did an amazing job! She kept in great communication with us from start to finish. She helped us with our ceremony outline and different options. Truly a great pleasure to work with! We would highly recommended her!Sent on 09/12/2018
Brooke · Married on 08/18/2018
My fiancé and I had found Cara Tollefson on weddingofficiants.com. From the first time we had talked we knew she was going to officiate our wedding. She was so sweet, friendly and professional. We wanted a short, but sweet ceremony and Cara made it perfect! We really liked how we could customize our ceremony to be exactly how we wanted it. Cara was great at offering suggestions and answered all our questions really quickly. She made our wedding day about us and couldn’t be happier choosing her to officiate our ceremony. She was excellent!!Sent on 08/26/2018
Sarah · Married on 08/18/2018
Wonderful working with Kate
We found our officiant Kate Gregory through Minnesota Officiants and she was wonderful throughout the experience. My husband and I were married in our backyard. We were a few months from our wedding when we started getting serious about finding someone to marry us. From the first meeting with Kate we felt like she was the perfect fit! She was so warm and wonderful, we were excited to have her officiate our wedding. We had such a great first meeting, we liked her so much we even did the premarital counselling with her. I thought it was so much more personal and productive than I expected. My husband and I both felt like we learned something new about each other and how to work together.Sent on 01/26/2019
Kate was amazing throughout the whole process. We were a little worried about the ceremony, planning everything ourselves, and we were nervous about how everything would go. However, she had everything set up so nicely to help us customize our ceremony and had wonderful suggestions that made the day of even more perfect then we could have imagined.
The ceremony itself was so beautiful. Kate helped us to pick readings that fit our ceremony and the site. Afterwords everyone commented on what a lovely ceremony we had. We had guests coming up to us asking if she was an aunt because she seemed to know us so well. She couldn't have been more wonderful!
Heather · Married on 08/12/2018
Jill made our ceremony so special. She met with us a couple times to get our feedback on what we were looking for in our ceremony and then crafted it all into what was perfect for us. Our guests enjoyed the love story very much. She was a true professional and her experience showed. We enjoyed working with her very much. Going through the e-book made the ceremony planning process so much easier and she had suggestions all along the way.Sent on 08/16/2018
Jason · Married on 06/16/2018
We found Jill Englund through Minnesota Officiants. Within a few minutes of our first meeting we knew Jill was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. She has a terrific sense of humor but balances it with professionalism and an eye for details. Jill helped us create a ceremony that was perfect for us and captured who we are as individuals and as a couple. She is a wonderful listener and provided guidance where necessary. She was very flexible and did an amazing job officiating our wedding. We couldn't have asked for anyone better than Jill!Sent on 06/27/2018
Darcy · Married on 06/16/2018
Jill Englund was our officiant and did such a fantastic job. She made our ceremony so personal and sweet. We had so many comments from our guests on what a fantastic officiant Jill is. She was absolutely fantastic to work with and I would highly recommend Jill, we love her!Sent on 06/29/2018
Ashley · Married on 06/09/2018
Jill Englund officiated our nuptials in June, and she was, by far, one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! She was amazing through the whole process...our planning meetings, choosing ceremony arrangement and details, and the big day itself. Also, planning our wedding was an especially difficult time for me, as I unexpectedly lost my father shortly after I started. Jill was incredibly supportive and understanding and helped me navigate the hardest experience of my life. I cannot adequately express how grateful I am for that. She is a wonderful person and a fantastic officiant. Our day just wouldn't have been the same without her and her care and work. The best!Sent on 07/12/2018
Chanell · Married on 06/02/2018
Hands down your search should end here! We had no idea what we wanted for a ceremony but we knew we wanted it to be a little different than the traditional boring ceremonies! We had Jill for our officiant and she was amazing! She took the time to get to know our story and made the ceremony unlike anything I had ever heard before. We had many compliments about how great it was because she incorporated our relationship into everything she said . Jill is laid back, had a sense of humor and is super nice. She walked us through the whole process and gave us examples and ideas we could choose from. It was easy and went flawlessly and I can not recommend Jill enough!Sent on 06/17/2018
Jim · Married on 03/17/2018
The first thing I will say is if you're looking for an officiate to conduct your wedding ceremony, you need to contact Jill Englund. She is the best!! We had a small wedding without any attendants so by our choice we did not have a rehearsal prior to the day of our wedding but went through how everything would proceed a few hours before the ceremony. We had many phone and e-mail communications before our wedding and met a week prior at a coffee shop to go over our big day. It was perfect!! We wrote our love story for her and she expressed it so passionately at the ceremony that it brought tears to many in attendance of how we met, became friends and fell in love because of how Jill delivered our story. Heck, we lived it and both of us were tearing up as she was telling everyone. She has such a calming affect wanting to make everything at the ceremony about the couple and to go perfect. Jill was awesome!!!Sent on 04/10/2018
Jim & Erin, Shakopee, MN
Leah · Married on 12/30/2017
We worked with Jill Englund for our wedding. Jill was great! Very friendly, professional and had many helpful suggestions. We were planning our wedding while living in different countries leading up to it, and Jill worked with us to make it as easy as possible. Our bridal party and families also thought Jill was great during both the rehearsal and ceremony. Would highly recommend!Sent on 02/02/2018
Kaitlin · Married on 10/27/2017
Minnesota Officiants was very easy to work with and had a high class of professionalism. We worked with Allan Lindgren, he was fabulous! He helped us through every step and informed us of things we never even considered or thought of. Allan made us feel at ease and there was no stress with Allan running the ceremony. We would highly recommend Minnesota Officiants for your officiant needs!Sent on 11/27/2017