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Officiant in South Portland, Maine,
(207) 831-6987
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  • 54 Reviews


    Katie Dear

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  • Janice was invaluable throughout the process/planning of our wedding. Janice was accommodating and knowledgeable about local places to hold our outdoor elopement. She was very helpful in answering all of our questions/concerns. Getting married during a pandemic wasn’t our ideal situation, but we couldn’t have made it work without Janice!

    Lauren Bythrow

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  • Janice is a dream to work with. She made our elopement planning so easy, and was flexible when we had to move our wedding date. Most importantly, Janice understood how important it was that every word of our ceremony resonated with my husband and I. She was also fantastic in recommending several beautiful and fitting wedding sites, which was so helpful for us, as we don't live in Maine. I could not recommend Janice enough! She's amazing, and she will help bring your wedding vision to life.

    Kelly R.

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  • After having to scramble at the last minute to find an officiant (4 days before our wedding date), Janice was super responsive, flexible, and accommodating. She worked with us to create a custom ceremony, blending some samples she provided with words and sentiments that were meaningful to us as a couple. Her soothing voice just added to the intimacy and specialness of our ceremony! Would highly recommend!

    G

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  • Janice is the best. She allowed for a creative yet meaningful ceremony.

    Jake

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  • I can't say enough nice things about Janice's performance. We were visiting Portland, Maine for the first time so we knew very little about it. Janice provided options not only for our wedding, but also our trip. We were very pleased with her suggestions. Janice couldn't have been more patience with us either. Getting married in Portland was once a whimsical idea, but something we wanted to happen--Janice was there every step of the way. Janice even grab a bouquet for me to give to my fiancee, now wife. If you're looking to do what we did, go with Janice!!!

    Emily

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  • Janice was an amazing officiant for our DIY wedding. She encouraged us to understand what we wanted in a ceremony and then provided us with the means to achieve it. Through her guidance and flexibility, we were able to have exactly the type of ceremony we wanted - despite not at first knowing what we truly wanted! She orchestrated the rehearsal and ceremony beautifully. She is a wonderful speaker (you can tell as soon as you speak to her) who delivered our ceremony in perfect fashion. We also sincerely appreciated all her help with the legal aspects of getting married as well! Do not hesitate to hire Janice; she is a talented officiant and also an all around great person.

    Chrissy

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  • My husband and I had Janice officiate our small, backyard wedding on September 10th. We recommend her without hesitation! After reaching out to her by email and confirming she was available that day, she scheduled a phone call to get to know us (we talked about how we met, how long we’ve been together, what our wedding was going to be like, etc.) During the call I could tell that she had a lovely speaking voice (important for an officiant!), and on the wedding day I was almost overcome with her delivery of our ceremony as it was happening. The perfect speed, volume, phrasing...it was just wonderful. Pertaining to things leading up to the wedding and afterwards she was extremely helpful (e.g. sending us a collection of sample ceremonies that we used as templates to create our ceremony), reliable and thorough (e.g. fast communication via email, completing and filing the marriage license after the ceremony, etc.). Janice definitely was an essential part of what made our day so speci... Read more

    Elizabeth

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  • Janice was so wonderful to work with. She was easy to communicate with by phone and email and was such a pleasure to have with us on our wedding day!!

    Alyssa

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  • Janice was such a light and wonderful addition to our wedding! Our ceremony was beautifully worded and done. She was absolutely a joy to work with up to the day of! We are so happy we chose her as our officiant.

    Maya

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  • My husband and I are from Texas and eloped in Maine. Janice was so kind and helpful when my husband came to her with ideas for the ceremony (he wrote it himself) and checked in on us several times before the wedding. She also helped us find a beautiful location to get married and made the trek down some jagged boulders for our ceremony. She has a very warm personality and made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. 10/10 would recommend!

    Paula

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  • Janice was absolutely wonderful to deal with! I surprised my husband with a 20 year vow renewal ceremony on the beach and she did everything she could to help make it perfect! There is no one who could have created a more beautiful and appropriate ceremony for us that the one she did! I can't say enough about how wonderful she is or what a great job she did! I appreciate her making our special day one that we will never forget! I would HIGHLY recommend her!

    Henry

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  • Janice was the most accommodating and gracious individual to perform our wedding after we had planned it one weekend and then had to reschedule for the next. She didn't blink but carried on in the most generous manner. And the ceremony was lovely thanks to her way with words - an altogether perfectly planned event.

    Brittany

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  • Where do I start? Well first of all, we decided to elope and didn't know how! Janice understood, and she was extremely prepared to take on the challenge of planning our elopement in only TWO weeks! Janice was just amazing. She stood by us, and kept in contact the entire time, even when we had to change things many times over. She even stood outside with us in the cold weather in Maine on the froze lake side. It was beautiful! On the way to the ceremony Janice said she saw a bald eagle and what a wonderful sign that was! After the wedding when we went to leave church bells went off. It was amazing. Thank you, Janice for the professional and personal touch. You made our day very special and I would highly recommend you. You were phenomenal! I just can't say enough good!

    Allison

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  • Janice officiated our intimate wedding in March 2017. She was incredibly helpful as we wrote our ceremony, providing templates and ideas for us to start with, and brainstorming about a ring-warming ceremony we wanted included. She moved her schedule around to meet up with us the day before ceremony, as we were coming in from out of town. And she may or may not have broken traffic laws when an unexpected traffic jam on the highway nearly kept her from making it to the ceremony. Janice was a hit with our families and was a calming presence in what could have been an anxious moment right before the ceremony. I'm so happy we found Janice, and I can't recommend Hitch Maine enough!

    Deborah

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  • We enjoyed working with Janice to make our wedding intimate, special, and with the desired feeling of solemnity as well as levity. We thank her for her service and recommend her without reservation!
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