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Wedding Themes & Styles - Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant

Officiating your ceremony is a great honor to me. As your celebrant, I focus on creating the most beautiful and fitting ceremony for you as a couple. I create love-centered ceremonies for couples who prefer not to have a faith-based ceremony; however I will include spiritual references at your request. Give me a call and let’s explore your vision for ...

Officiating your ceremony is a great honor to me. As your celebrant, I focus on creating the most beautiful and fitting ceremony for you as a couple. I create love-centered ceremonies for couples who prefer not to have a faith-based ceremony; however I will include spiritual references at your request.

Give me a call and let’s explore your vision for your ceremony.


Packages - Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant

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Beautiful Personalized Pre-written Ceremony & Officiating  $300

I have pre-written a beautiful ceremony that draws on the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the theme of love to create a memorable wedding. There are several options for customizing this ceremony. With this selection, I meet with you in person or by phone and correspond by email as much as needed until the ceremony is written and finalized. I attend your rehearsal to ensure that we all are prepared for your ceremony. On your wedding day, I arrive at your wedding venue and spend a few moments checking in with you. The final step is a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Custom-Written Ceremony & Officiating  $425

We start with a meeting where we discuss your ceremony and your vision of your ceremony. Through a series of interviews, I learn more about you and your relationship–and a theme usually emerges. Then, I write a custom ceremony  based on the story of your relationship or a theme and message that are important to you (such as trust or love or the outdoors or Lake Tahoe or ??) You have the opportunity to review the ceremony and request changes or alterations. I meet with you in person or by phone and correspond by email as much as needed until the ceremony is written and finalized. I attend your rehearsal to ensure that we all are prepared for your ceremony. On your wedding day, I arrive at your wedding venue and spend a few moments checking in with you. The final step is a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Custom-Written Vows $50-$65

Custom vows can make your wedding ceremony uniquely personal and memorable. These are the promises you make for your lifelong commitment together. I can help you capture your feelings and communicate your love by helping you to write personal and custom.

If you will be saying the same vows to each other, I ask for $65 to write a single vow.

If you wish to say different vows to each other that are individualized to each of you, I ask for $50 each.

Custom-Written Ceremony (no officiating)   $125

Are you marrying a friend or family member, but don’t know how to prepare a ceremony?

Or, do you wish to have a custom-written ceremony but you already have someone to perform the ceremony?

I will write a personalized ceremony for a beautiful and memorable wedding.

Tahoe Elopement?  Call me and I'll give you pricing based on your needs!

Eloping can be just as beautiful and magical as a wedding surrounded by family and friends. I think it's important for you to have a  beautiful, personal ceremony that represents who you are as a couple. Let's talk and I'll give you a price quote based on your needs.

 Custom-Written Unity Ceremony  $65

Are you searching for the perfect unity ceremony? I will interview you and help you find a way to demonstrate unity in a unique and fun way. See my blog post with some ideas for a unique unity ceremony. We’ll design something beautiful and you can have any officiant work it into the ceremony.

 

Training & Ceremony Help for Your Friend Who is Officiating Your Ceremony  $65

You've selected a special friend to become ordained and officiate your ceremony -- but he or she has never done this before! I will help them with the ceremony and give tips for how to pace a ceremony, what to include, and good ways to run a rehearsal.


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Cathy 1 month ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

We are *so* grateful to have found Jackie Phillips to officiate our last-minute, surprise wedding ceremony (held in our backyard, in front of just our kids and my mom). Her insights and guidance elevated our simple little plan to a much higher level than we originally thought we'd do, which made the day all the more special and memorable!

Jackie's professionalism was only outdone by her warmth and charm. She took the time to get to know us (in a very short period of time) and came up with a ceremony that nailed our quirkiness and personalities, and included our family in on the fun. Her guidance and timing were spot-on, and her follow-up impeccable: from checklists for obtaining copies of the marriage certificate, to all the steps required for name changes -- she even took photos after the ceremony and emailed them to us.

We couldn't have picked a better officiant, and can't thank her enough for bringing so much to our special day. If you're on the fence about hiring Jackie Phillips to officiate your wedding, do yourself a favor -- JUST DO IT!!

shanna 1 month ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

She was more then amazing! We talked with her prior to the wedding so she could get to know who we were as individuals and as a couple. All of her writing was so beautiful and personal, it really shows she loves doing what she does! She welcomed our families (dogs too) with open arms. She waited for myself (the bride) who runs a little late, with no problem. And put up with our handful of a best man that enjoyed giving her a hard time :) ! She made everything fall into place and answered all our questions. Our day wouldn't of been as special without her

Katelyn Foster 1 month ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
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If you want an amazing ceremony and heart felt personal vows for your wedding then Jackie Philips is the only officiant for you! Jackie was our gift to having a perfect wedding. She not only wrote the full ceremony but also suggested personal touches that we would have never had thought of our selves. We still have people stopping us to share how our ceremony was unforgettable, perfectly unique, and customized to fit the both of us. Jackie wrote vows that helped our love for each other be expressed in such a passionate and meaning full way that we ourselves cried 3 times just reading over them before the ceremony. Jackie is very personable, easy to work with and communicate with. Jackie also has great professionalism. She was always on time and dressed respectful business attire. Our marriage license was sent to the records office the very next business day with a tracking link. She also was a big help with resources for changing our names. Our wedding was wonderful and amazing thanks to Jackie. Her creativity and ability to capture emotion and express them in actions or words will make your wedding memorable to all! Our day was unforgettable and our friendship we gained with Jackie is priceless.

Ashley 2 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
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Where do I even start?! Jackie was amazing throughout the entire process! The absolute most attentive vendor we worked with by far. She checked on us all the time. She spoke to us on the phone since we were planning our wedding from Virginia, while she's in Lake Tahoe, and tried to get to know us that way by asking us questions and just general conversation. When we got to town she met us for coffee one morning to go over everything since we weren't doing a rehearsal, and she wanted to meet us in person prior to marrying us. She was the sweetest!

Everything she said during the ceremony was great - most was by the script, and there were a few funny things she added in as they naturally occurred during the ceremony. She personalized what she said to include little things that made it so unique to us. Since we had two ring bearers, and one was carrying flowers to throw (per his request), she asked one ring bearer for the rings and the other for the petals, and then started talking about what the petals stand for, and it was just adorable. It made them feel so special and loved.

She also did a "Greek unity ceremony" type of deal for us, as we wanted to incorporate the Stefana crowns into our wedding and my Greek heritage, and she did a great job of talking about it and making sure we didn't offend any practicing Greek Orthodox individuals. It means everything to me though - I now have the Stefana crowns that she used hanging in our house as decor in a frame.

It was raining, snowing and hailing on our wedding day, but Jackie was a champ! She was positive, and she kept us updated on the weather and was ready to do it in any weather conditions, even if we were set on doing it outdoors in the pouring rain/snow/hail.

She sent us links on information pertaining to getting a marriage license and all the steps we need to take (and there are a lot) for everything before and after, and things such as name changes! She also sent us information on road conditions as that can delay you by a lot, she posted in our WedPics app with pictures she took that day, and she left us a sweet little gift that I'll forever cherish. She was so sweet to everyone, and dealt with the ever changing messy mess that we were with grace. I would choose her all over again if I had to do it all over - I wouldn't even think twice about it!

Colleen 1 year ago
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      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

What an amazing night… Jackie has a way about her that allows the positive feelings in the room to flourish and the love to shine through. We chose a very small intimate ceremony at a very unusual hour and Jackie was so flexible. Her focus is on what will make the moment of marriage the most meaningful and memorable to the couple, she will bend over backwards to accommodate. Highly Recommended! :)


FAQs - Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant

Contact Name:
Jackie Phillips
Are there any additional services you provide?
If you need services you don't see listed, please reach out to me. I'll let you know if I can help.
Can you provide references upon request?
Yes
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you require a deposit beforehand?
Yes
How far in advance should clients book your services?
I advise that you book as soon as you have a date to ensure you reserve the time on my calendar.
Do you provide or require pre-marital counseling?
no
Do you allow couples to customize parts of the ceremony if they desire?
yes
How far will you travel to perform a service?
30 miles from Incline Village are included in my fee. After that, I will provide you with a rate--it's usually nominal, depending upon the distance and time for travel. :-)