Do you look at bridal magazines and think, “That’s just not us.”? Then we’re probably a great fit! Gone are the days of lame wedding ceremonies. Couples who hire me want something truly unique and understand that their ceremony will set the tone for their celebration afterward. Ceremonies make statements, just like diamonds and wedding dresses. Couples who hire me understand that without a ceremony they wouldn’t need to hire anybody else.
Most ministers and officiants say the same thing for every couple, every weekend and I think there should be a better option. Your nondenominational wedding ceremony should be about you! I invest around ten hours of my time into each ceremony because no two are the same. They’re totally personalized and unique to each couple and written and rehearsed with great care. Your ceremony won’t sound like any your guests have heard. Listen to samples here.
My ceremonies draw guests in so that afterward they lift you up and have you feeling even better about your relationship. I’ll help you relive some favorite memories, hopefully making your ceremony your best memory yet. We’ll include only those elements that are meaningful to you. Your ceremony can be spiritual without being religious, completely nonreligious, allow you to dress however you like, take place anywhere, unite two different faiths or cultures, unite a same-sex couple, may include children from a previous relationship, even have your dog carry your rings down the aisle. I actually dressed up like Julius Ceasar for a themed wedding!
My goal is for your ceremony to ROCK! I want your guests to think we’ve known each other for years, and to tell you that your ceremony was the best they’ve been to. I want you to be so thrilled with your experience, that you couldn’t imagine recommending anyone else to your friends who get engaged. If I’m already scheduled to officiate for another couple on your wedding date, Kyle can help. Click here to read about him.
"Matt's services for our wedding ceremony were pure perfection. The first thing from any of our guest's mouths when commenting on the evening was either, "That's the best ceremony I've ever heard" or "How long have you known the officiant?" He put together a ceremony that was not only personal and very specific to our history as a couple, but also delivered it in such a warm and genuinely excited way that people didn't believe he wasn't a close personal friend. Not to mention, he's a wonderful person and a joy to work with! If you want an amazing ceremony - go with Matt Nathanson!"
Mallory and RJ M.
"Matt was hands down the most amazing vendor we booked for our wedding. He set the entire day up to be full of love and laughter and was everything we hoped for and more in an officiant. He is a very kind and caring man, and it is obvious he actually cares about his clients. He took the time to get to know my fiance and I, which was reflected in the ceremony. Many of our guests commented on how amazing he was, and thought that we knew him personally. I would recommend Matt a thousand times over to anyone who is getting married and wants a memorable ceremony."
Jamie and Jeremy D.
"Matt, we can't thank you enough. You are a master at your craft and everyone commented on how incredibly thoughtful you made our ceremony. Our photographer Monique commented on Facebook that, "one of the most heartfelt and fun weddings I have ever captured to date." You were outstanding and we are so pleased that we chose you, and more importantly, got to know what a great person you are. Let's keep in touch. Thank you for everything."
J.P. & Krystal S.
"Matt blows all other officiants away!!! He made our ceremony so memorable and personable!!! All my family and friends kept complimenting us, and are still complimenting us on our incredible ceremony. Everyone said that our ceremony was by far the best they have been to and the first one they actually paid attention to. Everyone actually enjoyed listening! Matt really understands the importance of making your ceremony unique to you and is always willing to provide suggestions to help you achieve that. He also adds some surprising twists to the readings that I don’t want to ruin! But no worries there… They are smart, heartfelt, and charming. It will make you both laugh and cry. I wouldn’t change a thing and couldn’t ask for anything better."
Amber and Shawn P.
"I wanted to let you know how wonderful of a job Vance and I thought you did officiating our wedding! It was perfect and it was the fun/relaxed/silly wedding we always wanted. A lot of people said it was the best wedding ceremony they’ve ever been to. Everybody wanted to know who you were; a lot of them thought you had to be a close friend of ours based on how personal you made the ceremony. Everyone thought you were awesome. If you ever need a reference, I’d be happy to recommend you to others."
Lindsay and Vance M.
Services & Fees
$695 includes ($595 June-September, December and January): –Totally personalized ceremony. I invest 9-10 hours of work into each one so that it will be the best your guests have heard –Personal meeting with you as a couple –Unlimited support via phone, email, Skype or text –Your choice from my ceremony scripts, readings, vows, etc. –We can include anyone or anything special to you, guest readers, your dogs, etc! –Any Imagery: unity candle, sand, wine sharing, letter box, wine box, etc. –Signing and filing of your marriage license –Copy of 35 page premarital counseling workbook (self-study) –Digital audio file of your ceremony –Keepsake pdf document of your ceremony –One of your fondest memories. I promise it’ll be great
Rehearsal fee is an additional $95. I don’t attend very many. Your site coordinator generally handles this.
Elopement package is $525: Includes everything from the $595 package, but generally excludes weekend evenings