Your love story is unforgettable.
Your wedding ceremony should be, too.
I do custom ceremony scripts and vows for folks rewriting the script on marriage. I specialize in designing weddings for couples who have chosen a friend or family member to officiate their ceremony—"first-time officiants" getting ordained online. I’m a writer and an ordained minister trained in ritual arts, so I know from experience that a lot of prep goes into officiating a wedding! As a professional officiant, I believe everyone deserves to have their wedding officiated by anyone they choose, as well as a ceremony that reflects their values and celebrates the magic of their unique love story.
More couples are choosing a loved one to officiate their wedding because it adds a personal touch to their big day. My job is to make sure you have the best of both worlds: an intimate wedding officiated by someone you already know and love, plus full support from an experienced officiant as you plan every aspect of your wedding ceremony. I’ll work with you to write your ceremony script, compose your vows, design personalized rituals, navigate the marriage license process, and coach your officiant on everything from running the rehearsal to delivering a memorable message on marriage.
Your ceremony is an opportunity to tell the once-in-a-lifetime love story that only you and your partner can tell. I just help you find the words* for it.
*Plus the music, rituals, readings, processional order, seating arrangement, altar configuration, party favors, or anything else you may need for your ceremony to feel like you!
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—Serena, The Wedding Duo Podcast
Tori is a stunning writer, a lot of fun to work with, and overall an incredible asset to your wedding dream team! When my partner and I got engaged, we knew we wanted a personal ceremony that incorporated traditions from both of our families, but we also knew that some of the more patriarchal symbols in a traditional wedding didn’t feel right for us. We didn’t know what else was possible or even where to start, so we were extremely relieved to find Something New Ceremonies and Tori—who seems to have ideas for everything! I expected the wedding planning process to strain my relationship with my partner, but putting so much energy toward our ceremony helped us stay grounded in why we were getting married in the first place. I’d recommend Tori and Something New Ceremonies to anyone planning a wedding (or anything, really). The ceremony script she wrote us will forever be one of my favorite keepsakes from my wedding!
—Lexi S. (newlywed)
Working with Tori was easy. Not only does she know the ins and outs of the officiant role, she understands the nuances built into weddings. For me this meant that I learned how to take care of the legal aspects of the ceremony, while gaining insight into what I should anticipate when working with the couple, their families, and venue/wedding personnel. For a day that could’ve been really stressful, I felt well prepared and appreciative for all I learned prior to the big day. I would recommend Tori to anyone who’s interested in working with someone who’s collaborative, warm, and an expert in their field. Thank you again!!
—Matt M. (first-time officiant)
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