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Officiant in Lancaster,

New Traditions - Secular Celebrations & Humanist Ceremonies

1269 Marshall Avenue
Lancaster, PA
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(570) 205-3887
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  • 30 Reviews


    Michael Kiwak

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  • Scott did an excellent job as our officiant. We were skeptical about several officiants early in the process, either due to personality conflicts or a lack of understanding what we wanted. But we experienced a breakthrough when we met Scott, who separated himself in a critical way: He was himself. He sold us on his capabilities without being “sales-y” at all. He presented himself as understanding, personable, and informative. He does this full time as a profession, and it shows. He answered all of our questions, and he expertly directed our rehearsal to be as smooth as possible while ensuring that everybody understood their roles and responsibilities. The ceremony went perfectly largely because this direction! When the time came to craft a script, he nailed it. It was personalized and heartfelt, as it beautifully captured the mood for the day. All of our family and friends were raving about it, and we teared up more than once. He speaks with a calm but warm tone, and he demon... Read more

    Meghan Dugan

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  • I am SO happy we hired Scott for our wedding ceremony. He did such an amazing job! We got the completely personalized ceremony, and I would 100% recommend getting that option!! He did such an amazing job combining both of our stories into one. The guests (and us of course) at our ceremony absolutely LOVED how he told our story as part of the ceremony. So many people came up to us after and told us that it was the BEST and most personable ceremony they had ever been to! He was great to work with, showed up on time, and answered any questions we had. Definitely Recommend! Can't thank him enough!

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    Thank you Meghan! I enjoyed working with you both and know that you will have a fantastic life together!

    Kelly

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  • We are SO thankful that we found Scott and chose to have him officiate our wedding ceremony! Scott gave us the ceremony we didn’t know we needed! Many guests commented on our ceremony, saying how they loved hearing our story and learning more about us since we typically don’t share much about our relationship. Scott also recommended writing our own vows, which we were a little nervous about, but I’m so glad for his recommendation. Personalized vows made the ceremony that much more special and our vow books (also suggested by Scott) are something we will treasure forever. If it weren't for finding Scott, I feel we would have had a very typical ceremony but instead we had the most personalized, emotional and memorable ceremony I could have ever imagined.

    Kate

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  • Scott was terrific from the first time we contacted him all the way through to our ceremony and when after he continued to guide us through the post ceremony legal questions we had. Will recommend Scott and New Traditions any chance we get.

    Jenna

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  • Scott was great to work with! We chose the personalized ceremony and felt it added the perfect touch to our special day! Scott was professional and timely in responses to us throughout the whole process. He answered all questions we had, and was upfront and honest in communicatons from the beginning. We felt comfortable working with him and are very pleased we did! He even sent us an email as we approached our wedding day with follow up items we had discussed to help keep us organized and on track- which was a huge help. Would highly recommend him!!

    Shanae

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  • Scott was amazing! We chose the budget ceremony and I have no regrets. He was very proffesional,affordable,met all of our needs and made sure he created an amazing ceremony for us! Thank you so much Scott for being apart of our special Day! I will definitely be recommending him to others!

    Taylor

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  • Scott was amazing. We weren't really sure where to start with what kind of ceremony we wanted and he walked us through all the options and had everything laid out for us. Even after the initial meeting, he was very responsive through email if we had any questions or concerns about anything. He walked us through the rehearsal dinner with great direction and made it fun for everyone as well. The day of the ceremony one of the groomsmen's buttons popped off and he sewed it back on for them! Scott was amazing from the very beginning and we recommend him to anyone looking for this type of service.

    Sarah

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  • Scott was the best choice for the officiant for our wedding! We had him create a personalized ceremony and there was not a dry eye in the building along with a ton of laughter. Everyone loved him and said it was the most romantic amazing personal ceremony they had ever been to. Couldn't have asked for a better officiant for a ceremony. He went above and beyond taking a relationship bio from each of us and creating a beautiful story that I loved and even made sure to come up to us after the ceremony and congratulate us. His communication was great and even when I sent stressed out check in emails he calmed my nerves and let us know where we were at and what we had to do yet. Which helped a stressed bride a ton! He was the nicest guy and I beyond highly recommend him, absolute best choice!

    Tanya

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  • Scott was a blessing to find! Our original officiant was in an accident 3 weeks before the wedding & unable to do our ceremony. In a panic, we reached out to several officiants, not feeling a connection with many, until we met Scott. He was extremely flexible & even took time during his vacation to stay in touch with us, making sure we had chosen the perfect ceremony. He made time the night before for rehearsal & was perfectly on time day of & took time with us after the ceremony to congratulate & take pictures. We whould highly recommend Scott for your special day!

    James

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  • Scott was amazing. His instructions were very clear and concise. He helped to create the perfect ceremony for our wedding. I would highly recommend his services.

    Victoria

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  • Scott was the perfect officiant for our big day. He listened to all our questions and really guided us through the process. Our ceremony was fun and sweet, and I’m still getting positive comments three weeks later. He is affordable, professional, and a pleasure to work with!

    Noel

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  • My husband and I are so happy we found New Traditions - Secular Celebrations & Humanist Ceremonies/ Scott. He is professional, friendly and just amazing. He took both our versions of our relationship and made a beautiful love story out of it for our ceremony. Our ceremony was the absolute highlight of our wedding our guest won’t stop talking about it. They all raved about how they had never witnessed such a personable and beautiful ceremony before and said it was absolutely perfect!! While he was telling our love story not only did it bring back ever memory and emotional for myself and Rudy (husband) but it brought our guest into our world and let them see into our lives together. Everyone laughed, cried and LOVED it! Scott did an incredible job and was great to work with he was there for all my questions and understood what Rudy and I wanted. If you are looking for a beautiful, special, unique, memorable ceremony for your big day you must to go with New Traditions/ Scott he is ... Read more

    Al

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  • Our officiant Scott Rhoades of New Traditions was very professional, helpful, and provided us with the best wedding ceremony that we could have hoped for. Scott has a great sense of humor and he made us and our guests feel very comfortable and special. We recommend Scott and his company to all who are looking for a great experience with and awesome human being.

    Amber

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  • Scott was amazing during our whole process. He was very quick with getting back to us and answering every question we had. Everything was perfect and we wouldn’t of wanted anyone else to have officiated our wedding. I would definitely suggest Scott to be there for your wedding needs. Everything was very reasonable financially also!

    Abbie Herron

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  • We were very pleased that we chose Scott to officiate our ceremony back in May. My husband and I wanted a secular ceremony that was personalized and conveyed our love story in a meaningful way. Scott was extremely helpful in helping us incorporate personal touches into the ceremony so it was exactly how we wanted it to be. People laughed. People cried. We received many compliments on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was. It felt like "us." Scott is easy to work with and communicates well via email or phone. He was more than willing to answer any questions we had. During the rehearsal, he was organized and provided clear directions to us and our wedding party. During the ceremony, he was captivating and delivered our story perfectly. Would definitely recommend!

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