(Closed) Washington DC Officiant

posted 5 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You may want to look on the vendor directory at apracticalwedding.com. All APW vendors make the APW pledge, and that includes an LGBT friendly clause. So if they have any DC officiants listed, you’ll already know that they are LGBT friendly. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Reverend Bonnie Berger  http://ringinlove.com/

She is **awesome**

She has been very active in the fight for equal rights in Maryland, and performed one of the first (or perhaps the first?) public gay marriage in DC.   She has been interviewed on various news programs regarding marriage equality, and is very passionate about helping couples of all genders and orientations have the wedding that they want.

She was our officiant (we are not gay, if that matters– it shouldn’t) and she took a lot of time crafting a ceremony that was exactly the right balance of secular (for us) and spiritual (for some family members) without feeling “churchy,” and incorporated enough personal touches for us that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, but didn’t go overboard and make us feel narcicisstic.   She asked a lot of questions and listened to our answers, and really got to know us— and she even let us choose what outfit she’d wear for the ceremony (which didn’t really matter to us, but it was nice that she asked).

She’s an absolutely beautiful, loving person and I couldn’t think of a better officiant.  Dollar for dollar, I got the biggest impact from the money I spent with her— really I can’t say enough good things about her!  

If you’re marrying in DC you’ll need to visit the courthouse with your partner and your ID’s to apply for the license, then return 3 days later (or longer) to pick up the license; once the ceremony is complete, Rev Bonnie will do the offical filings for you, saving you a trip back to the courthouse.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

“i Do” Wedding Ceremonies is a gay friendly wedding ministry. A minister must be registered in DC to Marry. Rev Allen-Morgan is registered to Marry couples in DC the

website is idoyourwedding.webs.com Best Wishes

Post # 8
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh. My. Gosh.  I’m sure all of the others’ suggestions are lovely, but Tiffany Newman is THE BEST!!!  She helped me through some last-minute drama with the in-laws, which plenty of officiants don’t do.  Her prices were very reasonable.  She files the paperwork for you.  They all know her at the office where you go to pay for your license.  When even D.C. government workers have nice things to say about a person, you know they must be special. 

Oh yeah…and her venue is simply beautiful!

Laughing

Post # 10
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@shanelovesshan:  You’re totally welcome.  Where are you getting married?

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