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Officiant in Tacoma, WA,
(818) 454-0960
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  • 25 Reviews


    Sean Fooks

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  • When I was planning my wedding, just like many people, I wanted mine to be perfect (or at least as close to perfect as possible). I spent so much time researching, calling, price negotiating, and so on. The entire process was very stressful, confusing, and expensive. That is, except my experience with John Candler. When I was looking for an officiant, I looked online and read many reviews. I looked at their faces, and tried my best to imagine their personalities. I know this sounds bad, but I simply didn’t have the time, energy, or desire to meet multiple pastors, priests, nuns or whoever to find the perfect officiant. When I saw the reviews for John, the people described a person that was warm, professional, and simply great at what he does. So I sent him a message, hoping that he was available for our special day. He quickly replied, within minutes, and let us know he was available. He directed us to his website for more information, photos, reviews, and rates. His website was prof... Read more

    Jana Leicht

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  • John was amazing from start to finish helping us plan our ceremony and vows. His warm and caring presence put us at ease and his sense of humor made us sure that he was the one for us. Our ceremony was honestly perfect, he truly made our big day the "Best Day Ever!" We will forever be grateful to John for all of his help and guidance. I promise if you pick him you will have the Best Day Ever too!

    Meredith Barrett

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  • John was one of our favorite parts of our wedding and truly made our big day the best day ever. Thanks to him, our ceremony was a perfect combination of fun and serious. He was eager to hear our story and tailored to our vision for the ceremony. We can't thank him enough for the absolute amazing day. Thank you, John!

    Brett Blackburn

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  • From the first email, phone call, and meeting it was very genuine that John loves officiating weddings and he did his absolute best to help make our day even that much more special. John was awesome to work with and was very quick to respond to any emails or texts for questions that we had. The ceremony was perfect for us; he infused our story, humor, and appreciation for all of our guests. So many of our guests complimented how great the ceremony turned out, and John took time to speak with many of our friends and family afterwards. Would highly recommend Mr. Candler for anyone!

    Krista Nagan

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  • When people are asked about their wedding day, most will say "It was the best day of my life." But in reality, if you dig deeper into that question, they will begin to tell you all of the little things that went wrong on this day. Well, was it really the best day ever then? Our wedding was. We can honestly say that hiring our friend John to perform our ceremony was crucial in ensuring we had a magical ceremony. For starters, John was extremely personable and took the time to connect with us on several occasions before the ceremony. Through three conversations he was able to perfectly capture our unique story and retell it to all of our guests. He was charismatic, funny, and serious when need be. It was such a blessing meeting John and having him be part of our special day, The Best Day Ever.

    Brennan Gillespie

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  • John created a great relationship with my wife and I before our wedding. He was flexible with our schedule and always available if/when needed. He created something special and unique for us and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. “Best Day Ever” Officiant truly matched the experience we had working with him.

    Melisa Gilmore

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  • John really made our day the Best Day Ever! His energy and enthusiasm were contagious and he added such an amazing element to the big day. Our original officiant had a death in his family...so I found John approx 6 days before the Big day... Thank God! For having only one Skype session before the actual ceremony, John nailed it! I loved that he was able to weave our story into the ceremony, which made it all that more personal than just saying the traditional vows. If we ever decide to do a vow renewal...John will be the first person we call.

    Jillian Keefe

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  • John was a wonderful addition to our wedding team! Although we met online, John felt like the right fit and made that apparent from beginning to end. He got to know our story and shared details with our family as if he had known us throughout our whole journey. He was professional, on-time and really took the lead throughout the day. Would highly recommend for couples who are looking for a personable officiant who is talented at tailoring his skills to meet your specific needs.

    Brooke Antis

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  • John is great! He took the time to make our day personalized, and respected each of our requests. He always had a smile on his face and did everything he could to keep my crazy bride brain at ease during planning! I would absolutely recommend him to any and everyone. He was just one more piece that made our day that much more perfect! ♡

    Jeff Knapp

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  • We are so thankful we came across John, the Best Day Ever Officiant, via thumbtack. Not really knowing anyone to officiate our special day, we looked long and hard for someone to put a very personal touch on our ceremony. We have to say, John BLEW US AWAY! He took the time to get to know us months ahead of our wedding date, and continued to be available leading up to the big day when we needed him. He provided us options, guidance, and a friendship we know will last. We felt incredibly honored by John, as he provided us with the perfect experience and ceremony! He is very professional, well-spoken, clear and eloquent. We highly recommend him, and look forward to referring him to friends and family moving forward!

    Nazanin Nehchiri

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  • John was the best! We are so glad that we found him. His speech was exactly what we wanted. He took the time to get to know us through a video chat and he incorporated what we talked about into his speech. After the ceremony, our guests commented on how engaging and fun the ceremony and the speech were. If you are looking for a professional officiant with contagious positive energy for your wedding day, you should contact John, you won't be disappointed.

    Tiffany Case

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  • I can not say enough about John! He was recommended to us and we couldn’t have been happier! He met us at our home prior to the wedding and got to know us and walked us through the entire process. He emailed us a step by step of the ceremony and on the day he was great! It was absolutely beautiful! We highly recommend him and he absolutely lives up to his title of Best Day Officiant Ever!!!

    Floyd South

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  • Thank you John for being our “Best Day Ever Officiant.” Floyd and I greatly appreciate how you made our ceremony speech perfectly match our relationship and the love we share for each other. Our guest (but mainly Floyd) loved the comment about the Eagles! You really took the pressure and nervousness off our shoulders. And thanks a bunch for being so understanding about us forgetting the marriage certificate. You are awesome John!

    Deedee

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  • When you dream of a day since you were 5 years old there’s so much you think about. John was recommended by a family friend. My husband and I knew from the first video chat, that we found someone spectacular , someone who understood our love story. John brought the essence of our personalities to our much anticipated ‘best day ever’(our wedding day). I couldn’t even imagine our day without John as the officiant. We had family and friends mention “where did you find this guy, he is awesome” all we could think is, we know! We truly appreciate and will forever remember this epic best day ever!

    Emily Yebra

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  • From the moment we met John, we knew he would be the perfect match to officiate our special day. He is so passionate about his work and it is obvious how much he enjoys getting to know couples and what make them unique. He crafted the message perfectly: giving our guests lots of laughs, emotional tears and making them feel connected. We received many compliments after the wedding about what a wonderful job he did. If we got married on the regular, we would hire John each time. That's not how marriages work so hire John! You wont regret it.

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