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Craig was perfect for our wedding on 9/21/13! My husband is nondenominational Christian and I am not very religious at all but would describe myself as nondenominational Christian as well. Craig was very open to creating whatever type of ceremony we wanted.
He had suggestions, but nothing was nonnegotiable. We loved that. We also loved all of his suggestions that we could potentially use for the ceremony. We met with 3 officiants and Craig was the best by far. He is extremely easy to talk to and open up to. All 3 officiants we met with provided their packet of what their services include and suggested readings and vows. Craig's were the most creative and definitely fit our personalities. We both chose vows from Craig's list because they were perfect for us. Craig made it very clear that everything on his list if suggestions we just that suggestions and we were able to choose anything listed or anything else we prefer that was not listed.
We added a poem to our ceremony read by a bridesmaid and translated to ASL by the groom's sister and Craig suggested the perfect moment to have it read.
We received significant complements from our guests regarding the ceremony. Craig made the ceremony fun rather than potentially boring. :) He added humor and his own little touches. Many people asked how long we had known him. They were shocked when we told them we has only met him twice. Once for the initial interview and once to discuss our choices for the ceremony. Craig was extremely responsive via email throughout the whole process.
Craig also had great suggestions for seating and making some edits to the vows.
He truly enjoys what he does and I would not be shocked if I saw him at one my friends future weddings. Everyone was very impressed with what he had to say and how he delivered it. We never ran through all of the ceremony word for word regarding what he said and I was extremely pleas nearly surprised with some of the personal touches he added and I truly enjoyed listening to what he had to say about marriage.
Included in his services, Craig does one premarital counseling meeting, he provides an awesome list of questions for you and your future spouse to discuss, he runs the rehearsal and the ceremony.
In researching officiants (as we do not belong to a church), we found Craig to be insanely reasonably priced and the only person that did not charge extra for the rehearsal. So not only did he do am extremely amazing job, he also does it for an insanely reasonable price!
I highly recommend Craig for couples looking for a nondenominational officiant. He really tailors the ceremony to the couple and their personalities. My husband and I love to joke around and Craig did so in a very personable way. He kept us calm and entertained (as well as our guests) during our ceremony. He made our ceremony very memorable.
If we could give Craig more than 5 stars, we absolutely would. We really can't begin to thank Craig enough for being an essential part of our wedding ceremony. Numerous guests came up to us during our reception with compliments about Craig's meaningful, genuine, and insipiring words. We know many of our family and friends will remember our wedding in part because they enjoyed the ceremony so much.
When we first met Craig, he took the time to ask questions and get to know us - we felt really comfortable with him and it was like we had known him for years. When we couldn't decide between traditional vows or something more contemporary, Craig helped us merge the two so everything we wanted was included. He also attended and ran the rehearsal the day before the wedding to make sure everything went smoothly on the day of the wedding. After the wedding ceremony, Craig even stayed to help our photographer coordinate formal pictures with our extended family.
My husband and I spent a lot of time researching officiants, as we believed an officiant can make or break the wedding ceremony. Craig went above and beyond all our expectations and we would highly recommend him to any family or friends. Thank you so much Craig!
I couldn't be happier with Craig as our officiant. Craig brought the perfect balance of personal touches, religion and the true meaning of marriage to our ceremony. The way he speaks and the things he says captures everybody's attention. It's not a cookie cutter ceremony... he gets to know the couple first, and that shows in what he says. He makes everyone feel so comfortable, and I still remember the things he said about love, marriage, and how to make both last. So many people came up to me at the reception and told me how wonderful he was to listen to. The best! I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Craig was AWESOME for our wedding. I met with him first and then met with him again when my husband got back from deployment. Craig went over every detail and made sure the wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted. After our ceremony we had SO many complements on his words and everything he had to say, our guests were VERY impressed as well as my husband and I. HIGHLY recommend Craig, he did a perfect job!
My husband and I were on a hunt for an officiant who was passionate but not stuffy, fun but serious. I came across Craig's website and could not wait to meet him. I will start with this... My husband is not one to “talk about his feelings” and on our way to meet Craig for the first time, my husband was under the impression that it was going to be a “quick” interview and we hire him. I explained to my husband that Craig wants to get to know us and be more than just a “hired” officiant. He wanted to be more personal, well my husband was not happy. He did not want to “talk about his feelings” BUT...when we met Craig, something incredible happened. My husband OPEND up like a book and poured out his heart!!! He talked more than me (and thats a lot)! He said he felt so comfortable with Craig and he was right. Craig is warm hearted and REAL! We hired him on the spot. Planning the ceremony was amazing and leading up to the wedding was so perfect, he was great to work with. I cannot even begin to say how amazing Craig was for our ceremony. Usually the guests cannot wait to get to the party part of the wedding but everyone could not get over how amazing the ceremony was. We had guests that had only ever attended church wedding’s and said this was the best ceremony they had ever been to! The ceremony was not only the best moment in my husbands and my life but all of the couples that attended felt like they were brought closer to their partners. The words Craig said were honest, real, and passionate. People thought that Craig was our minister for the past several years because it was intimate and special. He was more than words can describe. Craig, I cannot come up with words to express how wonderful you were! Thank you for making our ceremony so special. We have already deiced to watch our ceremony back every anniversary because the words you delivered make our relationship stronger every time we hear them!!!
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