Stop Looking and Call them!
When we started the wedding planning process, we were considering asking a friend to get ordained & did not find the ceremony to be that important. Our opinion changed so much due to the wonderful service we were provided by Asheville Marriages! We had a phone consultation with Phillip who took our religious preferences, families & personalities into account before pairing us with our officiant, Jenn Fieldman. We initially hesitated to opt for the highest tier package including pre-marital counseling & a personalized ceremony thinking we didn’t need those ‘extras’, but decided to give it a go. We began completing the weekly pre-marital exercises via email & phone with our officiant from afar, and we quickly realized we were so thankful we had chosen this option. While we considered our bond pretty solid going into the counseling, we strengthened that bond through really talking through every aspect of our partnership & expectations of marriage. We also got to know & love our officiant, Jenn, who helped us plan a sweet & personal ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple. I have gotten so many compliments from our friends and family saying that they thought our ceremony was one of the most heartfelt they had attended, and that they loved our officiant asking how we knew her. I have been happy to sing Asheville Marriage’s praises in response! Communication with Asheville Marriages throughout was another highlight, including reminders & tips for how to get our marriage license & how to change my name easily. Jenn & Asheville Marriages team, thank you so much for helping us to set a foundation for our marriage built to last, and for giving us a ceremony experience we will treasure forever. If you are considering a DIY ceremony option & think this is an area you should cut cost, I highly recommend you give Asheville Marriages your business instead!