We found ourselves in a situation where we had to replace our officiant only 6 weeks before our wedding date. We were so grateful that Matt was available for our date. Matt's years of experience were evident in our initial discussions of the ty...
pe of ceremony we wanted, and especially on the day of the wedding. He conducted himself with the utmost professionalism throughout our process and really set us at ease given the stress of needing to replace a major piece of the wedding day so close to the ceremony.
We would highly recommend Matt's services to anyone looking for an organized, professional officiant, especially if you aren't looking for a super-religious ceremony. Matt was able to give us a ceremony that reflected our values while still providing the more religious touches that our families were looking for.
We had Matt help with the rehearsal as well, which was absolutely worth it. He helped with everything, big and small - the bridal party order, walking speed, and even how they should angle their shoulders when standing down by the altar. He also suggested our parents swap sides during the ceremony, and they were so glad he did.
We could tell that Matt was prepared with his remarks, but he was still able to improvise in the moment. In the middle of the ceremony, there were suddenly some people in a side room of the venue talking loudly and being very distracting. Matt, however, handled it like a pro and was able to turn it into a quick moment of levity. During the reception we got no shortage of compliments on how much everyone liked Matt's words during the ceremony.
Really can't say enough positive things!