Wedding Ceremony Services

Greater Rochester, New York (NY)

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Rev. Marjorie A. Smith
Wedding Officiant
Greater Rochester, NY Area



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It is important that the two of you discuss these initial questions so that you have an understanding of what each of you wants in the ceremony.   

  • What do you want to communicate through the ceremony both to each other and to your guests?
  • What type of ceremony are you envisioning (traditional, “different”, civil)?
  • Are there certain things that HAVE to be included?
  • How long do you want the ceremony to be?
  • Is there special music you want to include?
  • Are there people you want to include in some way?
  • Do you want readings of any kind during the ceremony?
  • What is the setting for the ceremony? 

Talking about these things will help you to know what you are looking for when you begin researching content for your ceremony, and also help you to recognize what things are and are not representative of you as a couple: some people love Unity Ceremonies, others do not.   


It's All About You!

Your wedding day is your day:

  • The day you make a formal and public commitment and vow to each other.  
  • The day people who love you gather to celebrate your relationship with you.  
  • The day you have been planning and anticipating for so long...


Tom & Judy - How can we thank you for giving up your Friday night to rescue us at the altar? Despite the shaky start to the event, you made it ALL right. Everyone we've talked with said you were the highlight of the entire evening with your effervescent personality, deeply meaningful ceremony, audience participation, and levity.

Joanne & Mike - Thanks so much for all the thought you put into making our night a special one. We really appreciate all your input and planning. Also, thanks for taking the kids’ feelings into consideration and making them feel comfortable.

Tom & Erin - Thank you so much for coming in at the last moment and helping us to create the kind of ceremony we really wanted. Your flexibility and creativity was appreciated very much!

Nora & Matt - We knew from our first few minutes with you - you were the person we wanted to marry us. You were attentive, personable and funny! You guided us without telling us what to do and you offered suggestions and your honest input.

Todd & Stephanie - We were so comfortable and moved by everything you said and the way you interacted with us and our “crowd”. Thank you a hundred times over for your warmth, kindness and joyfulness.

Joe & Katrina - Thank you for playing such a pivotal role in our ceremony! You truly allowed us to make the ceremony our own.

Eric & Michelle - I would like to thank you for giving us the most magnificent ceremony any bride and groom could have ever experienced. I cannot tell you how many of our guests approached us to express how wonderful our ceremony was, and that was because of you.

Brandon & Jennifer - I can't thank you enough for making our day SO special!! You are a wonderful person and we will always remember how special you made it for us.

Katie & Steve - Thank you! We had a great wedding day, and you did a perfect job for us; we can't thank you enough. It was exactly the tone we had hoped for! You kept everything rolling smoothly for us on such a hectic day! We will certainly give your name to anyone in need of an officiant, thanks again for everything!

Jeff & Lydia - The engaging, friendly, and comfortable way you interacted with us put us at ease and helped us to relax and enjoy our ceremony to the fullest!