Best Officiant!Reviewed on 11/06/2012 Lauren E
Annie was wonderful to work with! From our very first phone call, she was so friendly and warm, and so organized! She is a professional, and her experience will immediately put you at ease. Not a religious couple, we wanted our ceremony to be a reflection of our love for one another, and our love for our family and friends. Annie had a binder full of amazing readings and ideas on how to make our ceremony truly unique and relevant to us as a couple, without touching on religion at all. She also was wonderful on the weekend, from the rehearsal to the actual day, everything ran smoothly and perfectly. To us, the ceremony was the most important part of our wedding, and we can truly say that it was PERFECT. We highly recommend Annie!
My Husband and I were married in August 2015 at the most beautiful place and had the most beautiful ceremony thanks to Annie. She was absolutely wonderful from the moment I spoke with her on the phone to the day she married us. She is so organized and knows what she is doing! Our wedding planning process was that much easier because of her. Highly recommend her, you will not regret it!!
The PERFECT ParsonReviewed on 3/07/2015 Sarah M
My husband and I were planning our dream winter Vermont Wedding from NJ over the last 18 months. I am Jewish and my Husband Episcopalian so we were looking for an Officiant that could include both traditions but, most importantly, a ceremony as unique as our relationship. From the first meeting with Annie it was clear that she was the one to make our dream wedding come true. She made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. Helped us choose readings that suited us and created a flow that was perfect for us. She wanted to know every detail of our day so that she could enhance the overall experience, and she did. We spoke several times and there was always a clear process. But above all, Annie is one of the most kind and genuine people we have ever met. Our entire Wedding party just loved her. She is gentle, but assertive making our rehearsal a beautiful part of the entire experience. We got married on January 31, 2015 at Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe VT. We feel like our ceremony was so perfectly us, with lots of laughs and just the right amount of tears. Thank you, Annie for everything. You really MADE the Wedding for us and we will visit the next time we are in VT. Love, Sarah & Tom
Annie was excellent! From our first phone call with her, we knew we had the right person! She gave us great feedback and advice not only for the ceremony but also for dealing with outside pressures and how best to enjoy our day. She met with us twice and answer more than a few emails and phone calls! She printed out our vows and readings to ensure everything was just right and even acted as a soundboard when we had writer's block. Because of possible rain, for the rehearsal she made sure everyone knew the outside and inside plans. The ceremony has great and a large part of that is due to Annie's dedication. I doubt you could do better than having Annie on your side throughout the entire process!!:)
Annie was extremely helpful when my husband and I were planning our ceremony. From our first phone call with her, we knew we were in good hands. She is warm, encouraging, and professional. We met with her to discuss our ceremony structure and she talked us through a bunch of different readings and symbolic ceremonies we could use. She did not push anything on us, but helped us weigh the pros and cons of different approaches. She encouraged us to make the ceremony personal, which was the best advice. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how moving our ceremony was, and I can't believe how many people were moved to tears! Annie was also extremely efficient during the rehearsal - she really knows her stuff and helped keep everything running smoothly. Thanks, Annie!
We were so fortunate to have met Annie. Our florist, event planner & photographer all highly recommended Annie Alexander-Kramer as an officiant. It was important for us to get married in Vermont and also equally important for us to find someone with our same values to be the officiant at our wedding. We didn't want someone that was stuffy or pretentious – but someone with character that was modern, upbeat and enthusiastic. Through the processes of planning our wedding we really enjoyed getting to know Annie. Annie met with us multiple times over the phone and in person to help create a very special wedding. She tirelessly helped us select the perfect readings and music selections for our special day. Annie was such a professional and provided so much support on the actual wedding day. Annie seamlessly worked with the hotel, event planner, musicians and photographer on the wedding day and was able to help us with any last minute preparations that were needed. As for the ceremony – Annie knocked it out of the park – she delivered a truly memorable ceremony with wonderful readings. Annie has a wonderful presence and amazing speaking voice. Our guests could not stop talking about what a wonderful ceremony it was. Most of that was directly attributed to all the time Annie spent getting to know us and helping to recommend readings that reflected our character. We could not have been happier Annie.
Annie is wonderful! She worked with us to create a memorable ceremony. We had so many questions about what to say and how to say it, how to write personal vows, and Annie helped us through it all! The ceremony was perfect - she's articulate and passionate and made our ceremony feel so special! :)
We selected Annie as our officiant for our Killington Grand wedding in May 2016. We found her extremely helpful in planning all aspects of our ceremony. She provided us readings, help with personal touches and vows, making it very little work for us, which is something that anyone planning a wedding knows is helpful especially during the final planning stages. Additionally, we came up with a unique unity ceremony for which Annie wrote the perfect passage. If you want an officiant that will assist you along the way and provide guidance then Annie is an excellent choice.
Annie more than met our expectations, she was open and available when we had questions and the ceremony went perfectly! It was evident from the initial meeting that she had ample experience. I cannot say enough about the service we received. She truly played a vital role in making our wedding memorable!
Stop looking!!!! You have found your officiant! Annie is THE BEST. Annie officiated our wedding this past July at Jay Peak. From our first phone call to our wedding day Annie literally went above and beyond to help us create the perfect ceremony. She is very professional, incredibly helpful and so kind. After an initial meeting and several follow up phone calls I felt confident that our day would be perfect and it was. We are so happy we chose Annie to be apart of our day.
Annie was the officiant for our wedding this September and she was amazing! Very professional and experienced. We had a pre wedding meeting that she worked around our schedule since we are from out of state. Everything went absolutely perfect the day of! Would definitely recommend Annie.
Annie was amazing!! From our first call to the day of the wedding she was always on top of everything. Having done so many weddings we felt so comfortable with her right from the start and trusted that she knew what she was doing. She is so personable and kind! We did most of our planning over the phone as my husband and I were living outside of Vermont. We did meet at her house to go over ceremony options in person but all other meetings were over the phone. Annie had so many ceremony options that we really felt like we were able to fully personalize our ceremony and make it our own. Annie shared her opinions but listened to what we wanted and ensured the end product was amazing. Annie was great at the rehearsal and stayed until we were comfortable with how it was all going to happen on the day of our wedding. We had a beautiful day the day of our wedding and Annie made sure it went flawlessly! We really appreciated how organized and prompt Annie was. With all the weddings she was the officiant for she always knew who we were when we called with questions or follow up items. Thanks so much Annie!
There was no research required for choosing our wedding officiant. Our venue recommended Annie and as soon as I looked her up, I knew I wanted her to be a part of our day. The hundreds of amazing reviews speak volumes. Annie was professional, friendly, and very organized. It was really a pleasure working with her. She helped us customize our ceremony to our unique personalities. I cannot say enough good things about Annie. Thanks to her, our ceremony was memorable and just perfect.
Annie likes to talk a lot about how many weddings she has officiated. While the way she speaks about it is a little excessive, originally it was reassuring. We thought she would be able to help craft our interfaith ceremony to be right for us while still honoring the traditions of our families. When we finally received her packet of ceremony resources in the mail, it was simply a template ceremony with two places that had options A, B, and C. We felt like our wedding ceremony was being ordered off of a value menu. Not the careful discussion of the traditions we wanted to incorporate. Disappointed, we wrote our own ceremony using a book. Initially she seemed to push back on several parts of this ceremony as if she was uncomfortable deviating from her well rehearsed template. This did seem to come from a genuine concern of ensuring things went smoothly, but we were still frustrated as this was our wedding ceremony and we did not want some cookie cutter that did not fit our lives. In the end she did use the ceremony we wrote. The real issue was during our rehearsal and during the wedding, it seemed very clear that Annie had barely given our ceremony a read through. She advertises as having experience with interfaith ceremonies, but she had a hard time pronouncing basic wedding words like chuppah. I can overlook that, if she did not mispronounce my name, my mother's name and several of our reader's names. We were aware this might be an issue so we provided phonetic pronunciation and made sure to review the names with her, but she still mispronounced all those important names. More of an inconvenience, than a complaint, but Annie was also really bad at replying to e-mail. She admitted to being a bit of a luddite, but when working with people from a distance it was stressful to have to wait weeks for her to reply to an e-mail or having to call her to get an answer after those weeks of no response.
Annie was an absolutely wonderful officiant! She was so helpful with planning the details and readings for our ceremony, keeping everyone organized on the day of, and with any questions we had throughout our whole planning process. She made the most beautiful day of our lives that much more special. My husband and I would recommend Annie to anyone looking to get married in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont!!
Annie was a true professional and a great help in officiating our wedding. She has a great set of options and guidelines and is very good at providing practical advice. Most importantly, Annie delivered a great performance on our wedding day. Highly recommend!!
Annie was the perfect officiant for our wedding! She was professional, knowledgeable and kind. Annie met with us before our wedding and helped us create a personalized wedding ceremony. We got so many complements from our guests about how beautiful our wedding ceremony was! Book Annie for your wedding and you won't be disappointed! Thanks again Annie!
We had the pleasure of having Annie as our officiant for our wedding this past summer at Sugarbush Resort in Vermont. From the initial phone interview we had with her prior to signing our contract, we immediately found her to be warm, professional, and highly interested in us as a couple. She was flexible and available when discussing and planning our wedding ceremony, either by phone or in person, which was extremely helpful and well-appreciated while planning a wedding from out of state. Annie also provided us with some inspirational material to help guide us while creating our perfect yet unique civil ceremony. At the rehearsal, Annie showed up on time and remained professional throughout. It was clear how knowledgeable and well-versed she is in officiating weddings, and kept our rehearsal flowing smoothly--even when we had to unfortunately change the location due to inclement weather. On the wedding day, Annie delivered a wonderful, unforgettable wedding ceremony that we had written with her help. It went absolutely beautifully and flawlessly, and we are so glad to have had her officiate our special day. It is clear how much Annie loves working with couples from the initial planning all the way to the "I do", and we would 100% recommend her to future brides & grooms!
Wedding OfficiantReviewed on 3/24/2015 Joanna F
We got married Memorial Day Weekend-May 24, 2014. We were both raised Catholic but in our adult lives do not attend church regularly. Hence we had been thinking about our officiant, our faith, the overall religious message we wanted to remember and convey to those in attendance and what we would do for all of it for about 2-3 years before we even got engaged. Annie has a solid reputation and has officiated many weddings in the Vermont region. We saw numerous happy couples on her pages and liked how responsive and warm she was in our calls to one another. And whenever we would come up to the area for our planning trips she would work around our schedule so that we could also meet with a few of the other vendors as well and minimize the traveling for us. This was important since we did not live together in the same household prior to our wedding and from a planning perspective, orchestrating a semi-destination wedding while in a long-distance relationship when both partners want to be involved and are invested in the wedding details can be super tiring and involved. Nonetheless, the resulting product is worthwhile and we are proud of the outcome. Annie sits down with you and describes about three slight variations of ceremonies that she can conduct with your help. You as the couple get to choose the wordings you would like and discuss with her how friends and family should be involved. Annie also sent us planning worksheets and samples of poems and readings for the ceremony which were helpful. My husband, Chris, and I were each sharing in the planning of the wedding weekend and I allowed him to organize most of the files on Annie and our ceremony, however maintaining the view that it would be a joint effort on both of our parts, and a true exercise in testing our compatibility for marriage. Annie was ahead of time for the rehearsal as well as the day of the ceremony and had our vows that we’d sent her neatly typed and pasted on cards to reference as well as the readings for the readers during the ceremony. The ceremony went smoothly and without a hitch-there was some rain at the end (however, it is good luck on your day) and then it cleared up fast and we were blessed with a double rainbow. It was a beautiful day and a truly extraordinary ceremony!
Amazing CeremonyReviewed on 2/05/2015 Christina F
My husband and I hired Annie as our officiant for our winter wedding in Woodstock, VT. She was extremely professional, and it was very clear to us that she has many years of experience under her belt! We loved the vows and readings Annie suggested for us and also her idea to have a wine ceremony. She was amazing to work with and made us feel at ease with how the ceremony would turn out (which ended up being wonderful)! We would absolutely recommend her for future weddings in the Vermont area.
Where to begin...Reviewed on 1/19/2015 christi k
There aren't enough things that we can say that would adequately show our appreciation for the way that Annie handled our wedding- with a torn accilles tendon, on the way up to the altar! She was a trooper from the start, helping us with anything we needed, including the town hall (which was more of a problem than you would believe, but she straightened it all out). It was great having her there to help direct us through every second of the ceremony, and she had our vows and our father's speeches all transcribed onto little index cards that she brought on the day, and kept everything in order for us. She is outgoing, knowlegable, professional, and upbeat, and made the whole day less stressful even though she was probably a little stressed herself with her injury! Need we say more? If you can get her, take her!
great to work with!Reviewed on 10/13/2014
Annie was great in helping us plan our wedding. We were having to plan our wedding from Texas, so my husband and i needed a lot of help along the way. Annie was great! She had a ton of resources for us to look through and was VERY helpful in helping us make decisions as to what we wanted. (we were so clueless on so many things) If she thought our idea/plan needed a little help, she gave great advice that we ended up loving. She helped us plan a very beautiful wedding that really matched our personalities and we were very proud of.
Christmas Wedding of our DreamsReviewed on 10/11/2014 Shana M
We planned a Christmas Destination wedding in Vermont from Virginia, and Annie was extremely helpful in making our dreams come true. We had regular phone conversations with her that allowed us to convey our goals for the ceremony and emailed us several great suggestions for our vows and readings. During the day of the ceremony, she was extremely helpful with the rehearsal, and even went so far as to travel around town with us while our photographer took our wedding pictures. We really enjoyed having her as our officiant and recommend her to anyone getting married in Vermont.
Great OfficiantReviewed on 10/10/2014
Annie was professional, easy going, organized and personable. I enjoyed working with her and she made everything go smoothly from afar. Annie is someone I would recommend again. Thank you Annie.
Organized and dedicated!Reviewed on 10/09/2014
We had a great experience working with Annie for our June 21st wedding at Mountain Meadows in Killington, Vermont. After our first meeting with her, she kept in touch to discuss ideas and was great about keeping us on track with our "homework" leading up to the wedding. She had lots of ideas to share from her bountiful experience, but was also very open and flexible to let us incorporate our own details of the ceremony. She is extremely professional and made the whole ceremony run perfectly smoothly, from prepping beforehand, to the rehearsal, all the way to the big day. Thank you again Annie for your services. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for a dedicated, organized, and open-minded officiant.