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Wedding Ceremony Review
“I cannot say enough kind words about Jan. From our first conversation to the beautiful ceremony she performed for us, Jan was warm, helpful, and very talented at her job.
My husband and I planned a Seattle wedding even though we lived in a different city. Thus, the majority of my communication with Jan was through email. Normally not getting to meet the Reverend in person before the ceremony would be stressful. However, with Jan, all of my questions were answered in detail and I never had to worry about not getting the ceremony we wanted due to lack of communication.
We knew from the beginning we wanted a short, personal ceremony that highlighted the love we have for each other and our families. We opted not to write our own vows; instead we were able to pick from a list of beautiful arrangements Jan wrote herself. We then added our own stories and thoughts on marriage. The result was a ceremony that flowed beautifully, was very personal, and fit the atmosphere of our wedding perfectly: sweet and full of family love.
During the rehearsal Jan charmed our parents and siblings and made everyone feel at ease. My husband and I had our teenage siblings in our wedding party, and Jan somehow managed to wrangle them and get them to focus 🙂 We made several large changes to the ceremony that evening, but Jan took them all gracefully and never faltered.
On the wedding day, she arrived early and mingled with our guests. She was graceful, warm, and welcoming to everyone that she met. Our guests loved the ceremony and I received compliments throughout the evening on how personal and sweet it was. We included a wine box closing at Jan’s suggestion, and that was definitely a favorite moment for all.
I highly recommend Jan for any wedding, vow renewal, or commitment ceremony. She listens very carefully to what you and your partner want, and then crafts personal and beautiful moments that you will cherish forever. ”
-Danielle and Thomas, June 2013
Wedding Officiant Testimonial
“When we started our search for a wedding officiant we went online and googled wedding officiants. .. I read through your website and the things that stood out to me were that you write custom ceremonies, you offered pre marital counseling, and I go a very warm vibe from your website. After emailing you and getting your response Josh and I knew very quickly that we were anxious to meet with you. The fact that you offered to come to our home meant a lot to us. And like we have said before, when we met with you in person we felt a strong connection to you right away. We are so pleased with the way everything is coming together! We are so happy you are our officiant!”
– Rachel and Josh, March 2012
“Matt and I had a chance to read through the first draft [of the wedding ceremony] and we love it! I actually had to have Matt finish reading it because I couldn’t see the paper any more. You have truly put together a beautiful ceremony!”
– Jen and Matt, April 2012
“Rev. Jan officiated our wedding in July at Alderbrook Resort. Her caring personality and beautiful words made our special day that much more special. My husband and I are not overly religious but did not want a completely secular ceremony either. To be honest we really weren’t sure what we want at all or how to begin to figure it out. Jan was patient and guided us through putting together the perfect ceremony. At the wedding, my family loved her too and felt instant connections with her. My mother was impressed by how “personable yet professional” she was; the perfect combination in a wedding officiant. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great wedding officiant. Thanks Jan for making our wedding perfect!
– Valerie and Ryan, July 2011
Wedding and Premarital Coaching Testimonials
“We had such a good time with you last Saturday. We both walked out feeling so great about our relationship. Thank you for guiding such in depth conversation. What both of us have loved about this whole process is how dynamic each session has been and how much you have to offer as our officiant. We really couldn’t have asked for a better person to go through pre-marital counseling with us and get us to open up about some deep topics. Thank you so much for your time and dedication.”
– Rachel and Josh, April 2012
My husband and I LOVED working with Jan Carter. She was the officiant at our wedding in June. We first met Jan in January of 2012 where she came to our home to first get to know us. We knew right away that we loved her and asked her that night to be our officiant. From there we went through a series of pre-marital counseling sessions with Jan. We fully recommend this service! The counseling sessions and designing our ceremony with Jan were our favorite parts of the wedding process. The ceremony that Jan wrote for us was amazing. It was custom and meaningful. I was hardly able to get through my vows because I was so emotional. The words that were spoken and the words that we spoke that day will forever be in our hearts. Our families and our guests were blown away by our ceremony and loved getting to know Jan. She led our rehearsal and joined us at our rehearsal dinner. At dinner our families and wedding party were able to get to know the great woman we adore so much! We 100% recommend Jan Carter to officiate your wedding. She is wonderful and we love her!
-Rachel and Josh Hight
99 Questions Before Saying “I Do” Testimonial
“Taking this test was really eye opening. I liked that the answers were true false, so that
when we went to share our answers he and I talked and explained why we answered that way. Both of us really liked how the questions were grouped. We also felt like there was a good amount of questions per topic. There were a few questions that were lighthearted…which we both enjoyed. 99 questions is intense, but breaking it up with a few funny ones was great. I especially like the toilet seat question. It’s a topic that we argue about often!! I would recommend couples taking this test BIG time!”
– Rachel and Josh, April 2012
Renewal of Vows Testimony
“It [the renewal of vows ceremony] really touched my heart.”
– Anne and David, August 2012
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