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#1 KAT2015

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:06 PM

Only slightly off topic.... I have had to cancel my destination wedding and move the wedding back home to Calgary next summer. My fiance and I have booked our ceremony space, reception and our photgrapher already.  However, we need an officiant now, and I'm hoping the girls in this forum maybe have some experience from other weddings they have been to recently that can help!

 

We met with one officiant who was fine - he knows his stuff, been doing it awhile, extremely professional.  He even has his own sound system (but he charges an extra $150 to use it).  The thing is, I felt like something was missing.  We want someone with a bit more 'oomph' - like a bigger personality.  While adaptable is nice, I don't want a chameleon that feels like he couldn't offer any personal experiences, jokes etc.  Yes, there will be an aspect of seriousness to our wedding, and romance, but we are light hearted and fun and want the same vibe at our wedding.  We can do different readings and have jokes written into the ceremony, but I'd like someone that can, on the fly, add a little humour in his opening spiel, or ad-lib something during the ceremony.... 

 

Does any Calgary girls have any suggestions of officiants in the area? I know many are looking to do their civil portion here before travelling so I thought I'd give this site a go (even though I'm not technically a destination bride anymore!)



#2 kmk2016

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:25 PM

Nomi Whalen is considered the best IMO and is absolutely amazing.... I have attended over 5 weddings where she officiated and the attention, love and personal connection she shows with each couple she married is unmatched. She is a spitfire but spiritual and warm... I love her!!!! (I would bring her with me to Mexico if I could!)

She is the widow of Ed Whalen, famous Calgarian.

#3 calgarybride2015

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:39 PM

Sorry I can't help. Since our officiant is more to just make it legal I chose the cheapest one, which may be far from the best. There is a website that lists officiants in Calgary (posted in Calgary brides thread) and maybe you could check out their websites to see if they have potential. Good luck :)


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Found this site

http://calgaryweddin...CFYxDMgodJzoAJA

 

http://www.servicealberta.ca/1156.cfm


Edited by calgarybride2015, 21 October 2014 - 12:28 PM.

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#4 Mrsktobe

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:55 PM

Tamara Jones is ours. I got a good feeling from her and even though she is a little bit more expensive, she has been such a sweetheart to deal with. Even though it's just legalities, I still wanted it to be nice.

weddingsbytamara.com

We are legally getting married a week from this Saturday (EEEEEEKK!!)So I can let you know.

Just spoke with her to confirm a few things - I think I made a right choice!

Edited by Mrsktobe, 21 October 2014 - 01:03 PM.


#5 calgarybride2015

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:03 PM

Sorry I could have mentioned we are using Lucy Miller. My friend and coworker have both used her. I can only tell you that in her home is $100. Not sure to go to a venue.


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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#6 Sara1603

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    Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:57 AM

    Sorry I could have mentioned we are using Lucy Miller. My friend and coworker have both used her. I can only tell you that in her home is $100. Not sure to go to a venue.


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    I just read your post. I am looking for something cheap and to the point to make our marriage legal. How far ahead did you book Lucy?
    Thanks !

    #7 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 16 November 2014 - 09:30 AM

    I just read your post. I am looking for something cheap and to the point to make our marriage legal. How far ahead did you book Lucy?
    Thanks !


    I haven't booked her yet. She said December was good for January but I should do it soon so I get the date I want.


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    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

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    #8 Sara1603

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      Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:14 PM

      Thanks!

      #9 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

      I just got married with Lucy Miller and highly recommend her :)


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      -Kim

      Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

       

      Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

       

      Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

       

      Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

       

       





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