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User5534353 · 2+ years ago
Gary did an amazing job as our officiant! He worked with us to create the vows that worked perfect for our relationship. He was very quick at responding to all our emails and questions. Gary showed up early for the ceremony and talked with us to ensure everything would run smoothly and answer all the questions we threw his way. The ceremony went exactly how we imagined and the memories he helped us create will last a lifetime! We would recommend Gary to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding! Thank you Gary for everything!
Brittany · Married on 08/12/2018
Gary did a fantastic job performing our wedding ceremony. I would not hesitate to recommend him for anyone else's! He was extremely helpful by sending some scripts to review and tailor to my needs, as I had no idea on where to begin with writing a ceremony. We thoroughly enjoyed his friendly demeanor, and he even arrived early to our venue on the day of our wedding! We were able to facetime Gary prior to hiring him, which I truly appreciated to be able to get a feel for who would be a part of such an important day. Very professional and prompt in responses! Thanks again, Gary!
Joyce · Married on 07/14/2018
Absolutely perfect for our small family wedding at home. The help we received from Gary in the form of a range of ceremonies to use, altering as needed, were the perfect way to determine meaningful vows. And they also served as low stress, pre-wedding counseling in preparation for this giant step in the bride and grrom’s lives. Gary was everything we could have hoped. God bless him for making this day so special for my son and his new wife....and me.
Jessica · Married on 06/23/2018
Gary did such a great job! He had a soothing voice and introduced himself to me before the ceremony- he was incredibly kind! He was professional, courteous, and read everything just as planned. Thank you so much for marrying us, Gary!
Kim · Married on 06/09/2018
Thank you so much for everything!!! Gary wrote a phenomenal ceremony and rolled with all the wild punches that our groomsmen sent his way (rings being held in a mini chicken bowl, and then the best man getting down on one knee to present said chicken bowl). He did exactly what we wanted when we weren't even sure what we wanted. He was accommodating when I asked him to be at the rehearsal at the last minute, even though I assured him it wouldn't be necessary. I am so pleased with everything and thank you again!!
Adelicia · Married on 04/14/2018
Gary was great to work with! Very responsive to all my emails and questions and he even allowed us to create our own ceremony incorporating personal details and additions. I met him for the first time on the day of and he was very professional and friendly to both my fiancé and I, as well as all our family and guests!
Amber · Married on 03/24/2018
Gary did a great job officiating my daughter and son-in-law's wedding a couple of weeks ago. He was very responsive from our initial email contact, provided several wording options to choose from - which he let us customize from there, was prompt in his arrival time and very friendly. He is also much more affordable than the other officiants that we priced. I would recommend him to others!
Jessica · Married on 01/15/2017
Gary did an amazing job officiating our wedding at Hotel Zaza! He helped give advice on the vows that we had since I had no clue even where to begin. He was always great at being responsive any time I had questions. We actually didn't even meet till the moment I walked down the aisle and started repeating after him the vows. I was so nervous on how the ceremony would pan out but he calmed my nerves and made me feel so comfortable. Leo and I were both super anxious but Gary did a great job getting us through everything! It all worked out so perfect! Also Simply Wed was very affordable so that made our decision easier too!
User4645111 · 2+ years ago
Gary was a great officiant! He was willing to meet with us before our wedding to go over our ceremony. He was very nice, professional, and organized. He gets back to you very quickly through email.
User4877409 · 2+ years ago
Gary was great!! He is kind and gentle and spoke with such ease during our ceremony. He helped us come up with a good flow for our ceremony and gave suggestions. Even when there were some technical difficulties, he was able to handle it with ease :) The marriage license was quickly received and we appreciate everything. We highly recommend Gary! THANK YOU!!
User4317086 · 2+ years ago
Gary was very flexible and accommodating. He answered any questions I had in a very timely manner. I definitely recommend him!
User4764155 · 2+ years ago
Working with Mr Gary was an absolute pleasure! He was incredibly responsive and organized (via email, calls, and text) while we are planning the date and location of our wedding. On the actual wedding day he arrived early and was completely ready to perform the service. My wife and I wanted a very private ceremony; and Mr Gary was incredibly intuitive for our wishes. I would absolutely recommend him for a wedding!
Anh · Married on 01/11/2015
Gary is such a nice man. He showed up on time, dressed up professional. Me and my husband was so happy that we got him to married us. His voice is so warm and gentle and both of us don't even have to do anything. He took care and prepared the vows for us.Special thanks to you Gary. Good luck!
Marcela · Married on 06/15/2014
Gary was just wonderful!!! I met him at the rehearsal before the wedding and I felt so much more comfortable and relieved that I had chosen him! He is funny and very sweet!.. I highly recommend him!!! he made my day extra special.
User3991049 · 2+ years ago
Gary did a great job at our wedding. He met us a few weeks before just so we could get to know each other for a little bit. Then he sent us plenty of sample ceremonies for us to choose from. He was very responsive to all emails and was always eager to help. He arrived about an hour before the ceremony to make sure he knew his role and where to stand and was very good during the actual ceremony. His voice is deep and authoritative much like how you would want an officiant's voice to sound. A very good officiant and a fantastic value.
Thanks again Gary
David and Aimee
User3700057 · 2+ years ago
Gary was great! We wanted a non-denominational ceremony and we didn't really have any ideas of what to say and do so Gary was able to help us script the ceremony by providing us with plenty of ideas and ceremony readings. He was very professional throughout the entire process and we would highly recommend him to our friends.
Monica · Married on 10/19/2013
Gary is such a unique and amazing person. He was so professional and helpful we just loved him. He really helped keep us calm and on point for the ceremony and was actually pretty funny too. My Husband ended up kissing me too soon, due to my crying, and Gary teased him about it which made everyone at the wedding crack up. Awesome job Sir!!
Jacqulyn · Married on 09/07/2013
Gary was awesome. Came early and made my husband and I feel comfortable and relaxed during the ceremony. He paid great attention to pronouncing our names right and assisting me in writing our vows. I would recommend him to anyone look for an officiant.
Liana · Married on 08/03/2013
Gary was great. Responsive, flexible. Offered great suggestions. Prompt. Followed up after the wedding too. He dressed the part (we asked him to wear the preacher's gown...better for pictures :-) . Plus he looked genuinely happy and it showed. Awesome job!
Larry & Gloria · Married on 04/12/2013
Gary Richburg was so wonderful to work with and so helpful and understanding when we were writing our vows for the wedding. Gary was very professional and everyone at the wedding felt he did a wonderful job. We would highly recommend Gary and feel honored that he was a part of our wedding.
Larry & Gloria Buck
Penny · Married on 03/23/2013
Our wedding was a "surprise" in the middle of a 50th birthday party. Gary was willing to do exactly as we asked (which was obviously "out of the norm"). He was helpful in preparing our vows and easy to communicate with from beginning to the actual service. He went right along with our plan and it couldn't have been any better. He joined right in our crazy fun!
Haley · Married on 10/13/2012
Gary was such a great person to work with on our wedding day. From the beginning he was always very responsive, helpful and had WONDERFUL suggestions for our vows! We wanted to customize our vows, but not write our own entirely. Gary showed us several examples he used in the past and we were able to revise to fit our personality. We even revised our vows the day before the wedding and Gary was able to change up to the last minute. The day of the wedding, Gary was very calming and reassuring (a nice change from a crazy day!). I am so glad we found Gary to perform our wedding! Thank you so much Gary!
Michelle · Married on 08/11/2012
My husband and I were very happy with our wedding ceremony and we highly recommend Gary! He was friendly, organized, professional, prompt, and helped us to create the perfect ceremony. We also had him do our wedding rehearsal the evening before and it worked out great -- I highly recommend doing this so you can make sure everyone knows their role/what to do/where to stand and mostly importantly, so there are no surprises on your big day :) Gary was a pleasure to work with and I will certainly refer him to any friends who get married around the Houston area!
Ottilie · Married on 10/15/2011
Gary was great. Two weeks before my wedding the officiant I had backed out for some reason luckly I had not paid him and then I found Simply Wed and call Gary at the last minute and he was so pleasant and understanding and lucky for me was available on the date I needed and the price was also great.
Lauren · Married on 07/16/2011
Very professional, courteous, prompt and nice. Couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Highly recommend.