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We have many reviews on other sites, since 1994 we have performed weddings for couples. PLEASE SEE OUR recent TESTIMONIALS (over 80 recent from 2015 to now) via link on our website www.RevMel.com We have married many couples in Oregon and Washington in large churches and small chapels; in our living room, on our deck overlooking a large koi pond or simply s...

We have many reviews on other sites, since 1994 we have performed weddings for couples. PLEASE SEE OUR recent TESTIMONIALS (over 80 recent from 2015 to now) via link on our website www.RevMel.com

We have married many couples in Oregon and Washington in large churches and small chapels; in our living room, on our deck overlooking a large koi pond or simply sitting in our living room. Whatever your desire from large to small venues, from complex to simple and sweet ceremonies; civil or religious; it is always up to you. We have also married many couple nationally and international from Japan, Australia, China, Ireland, England, New York, Florida, and the Mid-West, never meeting until the day of ceremony. eMail, mail, calls and texting works great.

Local? Come have some coffee and let's chat about your wedding without obligation.

If you wish we will help you through your decisions; even providing you with sample ceremonies if you don't have your own vows from which you may cut and paste to make your own.


Packages - Wedding Ceremonies YOUR Way

NO stipend/fee for initial and follow-up consultations at my Cathlamet WA location. NO WORRIES if I live to far away. I marry many international and national couples at Oregon or Washington lications; digital, email and texting, phone makes that possible "to meet". All stipends are based on 1st hour of service on wedding day. Additional reception Master of Ceremony services available.

FREE sample lists and vows (many) from which you can get ideas, or even cut and paste to make your own unique vows, or use your own. Just ask AND without ANY obligation.

  • ELOPEMENTS (within 20 miles); OR
  • Minister/officiant services at my Damascus/Boring location (7 miles east of Portland), indoors or on deck overlooking our koi pond in a forested setting (limited to 10 guests plus bride and groom) $165
  • Other wedding venues and distances: please go to www.RevMel.com
     

Please note: 95% of the time, rehearsal with minister/officiant is not required. Ask how and why to avoid this usually needless expense. If you must have officiant at rehearsal, and I am available) please add 50% to current stipend.

Booking your minister/officiant as soon as you are able will avoid any cost increases from future stipend increases. I book many weddings 1 year out.


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Reviews - Wedding Ceremonies YOUR Way Leave a review »

5.0
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100% by couples who reviewed
melissa flagg 2 years ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

We knew Mel was right for us after our first meeting! He is so kind, and was willing to work with us every step of the way. He was very respectful towards us, as well as our guests. He is professional while being personable. We definitely recommend Rev. Mel!

Mackenzie 2 years ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Mel was a great officiant. After interviewing a few other officiants we determined that Mel was by far the most helpful, friendly, kind, and welcoming person we could choose to marry us. Our ceremony was meaningful and amazing thanks to him. I would highly recommend choosing Mel to anyone looking for an officiant!

Liliya 2 years ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

We are so happy we found Rev Mel! Our initial meeting with him was such a blast I can't imagine picking anyone else. He has a great sense of humor, a fantastic voice for the job and so many stories we just wanted to sit and listen to him all evening! Plus, he serves you delicious coffee if you meet at his house (which BTW is full of many neat art pieces with stories of their own).
Rev Mel provides you with many options for the vows (I called it a "script") to get you started and get the ideas flowing, and is truly open to doing the ceremony YOUR way. The day of our wedding was HOT! but he did a great job and everything flowed so smoothly. He remembered all the details we had requested and overall it was just a perfect, short, beautiful ceremony.


Wedding Ceremonies YOUR Way 2 years ago

Yes, very hot. 104. But it was a glorious day because you got married. My honor.

Debra Swafford 2 years ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Rev Mel officiated my daughter's wedding in Stevenson, WA. The couple was offered choices for the vows and the ceremony turned out exactly how they wanted it to be. Rev Mel was great to work with, showed up early and performed a wonderful ceremony. I recommend contacting Rev Mel if you are looking for someone who will care about you and your family.


Wedding Ceremonies YOUR Way 2 years ago

Fun, even in the rain. ???? Great umbrella wedding pics. Sweet wedding.

Jennifer Hayes 2 years ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

In all the midst of all the excitement and celebration of our wedding planning, I knew that the ceremony and vows had to be perfect and unique. Our love story is extraordinary, and our blended family is too. I was worried that we might not find someone engaging and fun, and really willing to work with me (us) to create the perfect ceremony...when I met Reverend Mel, my concern vanished. I was sure immediately that he was the right guy for the job. He offered wonderful, experienced advice and helped us incorporate our own flare and create the perfect blend of fun and romance as we said "I do!". I could not imagine a better outcome! I am confident in recommending him to officiate your big day!


FAQs - Wedding Ceremonies YOUR Way

Contact Name:
Mel
Established:
1996
Are there any additional services you provide?
Officiating your wedding YOUR way; a FREE momento AND just for asking, I will also send you many SAMPLE vows without obligation. If you book me, you are encouraged to cut and paste to your delight to make the vows your very own ! I have provided services for most all religious affiliations, but also provide civil non-religious ceremonies.
We are welcoming to ANY couple that love each other and want to be married.
Can you provide references upon request?
Yes
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you require a deposit beforehand?
Yes
How far in advance should clients book your services?
VERY variable. Sometimes 6 months to a year at times for summer weddings (off prime wedding season, not so much); HOWEVER I have married couples the day 1st called if you have a valid license.
What languages do you speak?
English. However, I have performed many ceremonies with a interrupter by my side.
What religious/cultural affiliations do you provide services for?
Agnostic, Christian - Lutheran, Islam, Baha'i Faith, Christian - Methodist, Jainism, Buddhist, Christian - Mormon, Jewish, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Orthodox, Shinto, Christian - Anglican, Christian - Presbyterian, Taoist, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Quaker, Christian - Catholic, Evangelical, Christian - Episcopalian, Hindu
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?
As far as needed. However, cost will increase with distance. Please see my packages. I always recommend finding a local minister beyond 2 hours from Longview WA metro. SEE PACKAGES
Additional details:
Many testimonials available on my website RevMel.com A very Happy WEDDING is wished for you.