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Officiant in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,

Rev. Judith L. Guasch, M.Div. Wedding Officiant

Mechanicsburg, PA
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, PA
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(717) 222-9173
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  • 190 Reviews


    Nicole

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  • Rev. Judith was a great officiant. She created a personalized ceremony for us after we completed a very detailed questionnaire. She is friendly, sweet, and her husband Bob is great too! She really understood what we were looking for in our ceremony (spiritual but not religious and a little bit funny). A couple things that were kind of strange: She seemed to confuse us with another couple (one thing in her ceremony notes was incorrect when I reviewed them a few weeks before the ceremony and in her letter to us afterwards, she referred to something that must have happened with another couple). She also had us sign the decorative marriage certificate during the ceremony, which we thought was odd. Overall, she was a great choice and we’re happy we picked her.

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    Nicole, Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for the name mix-up on the cover letter. That was completely an oversight on my part. As I explained during the meeting when you would be signing the keepsake certificate, you could have opted to forgo that piece, had you wanted. I'm glad you were pleased with the ceremony. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    User5071684

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  • I was very disappointed with the service up to the ceremony. Reverend Judith met me for lunch to discuss the ceremony and a timeline of events. She not only shut down my ideas and made a comment that Pinterest is more for professionals but she forgot her wallet and I had to pay for her lunch. We only met once for the ceremony and did not help with the rehearsal unless I paid her an extra 200 dollars which was in the contract. She is clearly more concerned about the money rather than the ceremony running smoothly. I had no idea during the ceremony when to hand over my flowers and when to speak which made me look silly in front of all of my guests. She also told my husband to be to stop talking in a nice way during ceremony when he was telling me "I looked beautiful." The guests were very pleased with the ceremony because she adds a personal touch to it, but that is because I e-mailed her a story about Steve and I in regards to how we met and she just copied and pasted into the ceremony.... Read more

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    Thank you for taking the time to review our work together. I value your feedback. I am so sorry that you were disappointed with my services, as I try very hard to please every couple & meet their expectations. I do apologize again for forgetting my wallet. I was mortified I had done that. I apologize if you felt my comments about Pinterest were inappropriate in any way. Yes, as you noted, the contract clearly states that there is an additional fee for rehearsals. I do make sure that the rehearsal fee is prominently featured on the first page, right below to your ceremony package & pricing before the line listing your retainer due. As an additional accommodation & in sincere apology for lunch, I did offer to do your rehearsal at a significantly reduced fee. You chose to forgo the additional fee, & I did provide (as noted as an option in the contract) both you & the venue coordinator with very detailed blueprints for the rehearsal, with complete directions including speaking & when to hand over your flowers. The only thing I said to Steve during the ceremony was a compliment about you when you were walking down the aisle. Part our work together does include completion of the “Tell me About You” piece in which you do share your story, so that I can personalize the ceremony. Whenever possible, I do try to use the couple’s own words, as this keeps the meaning & voice true to who you are. Sometimes small changes in words can completely change the meaning, & I in no way want to do that. Also, the contract includes a fee if the ceremony begins late. Even though we were 25 minutes late starting, due to your missing guitarist, you were not asked for a late charge. I truly wanted the ceremony to be wonderful for you, your husband & all of your guests, and as you noted, your guests were very pleased with the ceremony. Money is never my first priority & I wish you love and happiness in your future together. Rev. Judith

    Maya

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    5 out of 5
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  • Great officiant. Made our ceremony so special and we received so many compliments! Would recommend her to all. She even got a special shawl for our Indian / Western wedding!

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    Maya, Thank you very much. I was so honored to Officiate your wedding, and thoroughly enjoyed working with the two of you. Your day was beautiful. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    User4610398

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  • Awesome. Her beautifully crafted ceremony captured a lot of who we really are. Wasn't sure how that was going to happen since she didn't know us but everyone has raved about how great she was. Totally easy to work with. Committed to making it 'YOUR' day

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    Thank you so much. You obviously made it very easy to get to know you through your detailed get to know you answers. I do try very hard to create personalized ceremonies, and I'm so glad you were pleased. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Cara-Shay

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  • LOVED Judith, she made our elopement feel like so much more than we expected, we loved it! Can't wait for when we renew our vows, we will definitely want Rev. Judith again, she just made everything feel wonderful and the location was great for some FALL love, just perfect we will never forget our day we became one. Judith is the best.

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    Cara-Shay, Thank you so very much. I'm so glad you and other couples have found ELOPE PA & MD to be of help. The day was absolutely lovely. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Justyne

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rev. Judith was a dream come true for our wedding. Eric and myself both got so much out of our pre-marriage counseling sessions. We had such a great time that we weren't quite sure what to do with ourselves once they were completed. Judith created the ideal ceremony for us. We needed laughter [to avoid being sobbing messes] and she kept the ceremony perfectly light but serious for us. I can't imagine saying 'I do' without her guidance and direction. Thank you!!!!!

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    Justyne & Eric, Thank you, and I agree. My Monday evenings were so empty once we finished our sessions. We were so happy to be a part of your wedding weekend, and felt blessed to be so welcomed by your families. Your day was picture perfect. I guess the only thing better would have been if you could have actually run the marathon the morning of, right? Blessings, Rev. Judith

    User4605891

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  • Rev. Judith provided us with information to help us with our spontaneous wedding plans. Our dream vacation turned into our dream wedding in Gettysburg. She guided us from the courthouse for the license and every step of the way answering any questions and giving us valuable information about how it was done "back then" . Our plan was to have tin type photos done and that escalated into "why not get married while in Civil War era clothing" That's where Rev. Judith came in. In communication with the photo studio and Rev. Judith we were able to have our wedding right there, complete with tin types. It was a wonderful experience and we will always be grateful for the ceremony of our lives. Thank you, Rev. Judith, for all you did for us and all the history you brought into our ceremony. We love you and God Bless you for who you are. Art and Dee

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    Art and Dee: Thank you so very much. It is always fun helping other think outside the box. I wish I could post a photo of the tin type. It was very nice of you to have the photographer provide me with one. I may try to scan it and include it in the photo section. Many blessings, Rev. Judith

    Jennifer

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    5 out of 5
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  • This woman is a Saint or she should be..lol. She has a lot of great bridal packages and will work with you to customize it to fit you, your budget, and your groom. My wedding was 10/5/2014 in the mountains, and she did such a great job blending my christian aspects, and my husbands non religious aspects to the ceremony. Everything was taken care of. She even helped me help my mother with last minute details and keeping her and my husband sane. She is truly a great person with a beautiful spirit. We are so glad she was the person to marry us. She is worth 100 times what she is asking for..

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    Jennifer, THANK YOU so very much. I'm not sure I've ever been called a saint before. It was my pleasure working with all of you for your wedding, AND introducing me to such a beautiful spot right in our own back yard. You had a PERFECT day, and a mom and groom who were relaxed and enjoying the wedding day! Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Rachelle

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    5 out of 5
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  • Judith is an amazing officiant from start to finish. She helped us to make our ceremony absolutely exactly what we wanted it to be. We were able to personalize everything from our readings to including my daughter in our ceremony. She also took the time to get to know us so that the ceremony was even more personal. It's been almost 2 weeks since our wedding and we are still getting compliments on our ceremony and how wonderful and different it was. Not your typical ceremony due to the personalization. If you want the perfect ceremony, the ability to personalize it, and professionalism, pick Judith for your officiant.

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    Rachelle & Chris: What can I say? It was such an honor to take part in your day. It is always more challenging for me to write ceremonies and not become emotional (sorry) when the ceremony is for friends. Thank you for allowing me to be the one with you on your wedding day, and thank you for sharing your experiences with others. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    User4464949

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  • Rev Judith did a fantastic job!! We cannot say enough great things about her or our Ceremony. She customized everything and made our ceremony extremely personal. We opted for the Handfasting Ceremony which was also unique. Rev Judith is a down-to-earth officiant that honestly takes an interest in her Bride & Groom. She helped us to understand the whole process and feel relaxed as well. She comes prepared and offers a variety of selections to make each piece customizable. AMAZING AMAZING JOB!!! Nothing but great feedback from our guests as well!! 5+++++ stars!!!

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    Thank you very much. I have many couples include the Handfasting, and each seems to enjoy it more than the one before. I'm so glad you were pleased. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Michelle

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  • Judith did such a good job for our ceremony. My husband and I dressed in 1860 attire and Judith dressed in that time period also. She explained everything and was very patient! She was wonderful!

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    Hi Michelle: Thank you so much. I can't believe how long we planned for your special day, and you truly looked like a vision from out of my favorite movie! It was my pleasure to work with the two of you. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Whitney

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  • Judith was fantastic! She was prompt, professional, fun, and funny! She loves love and takes her job very seriously. The process was so easy. She did all of the work for us and has a lot of very creative ideas! I would HIGHLY recommend her!

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    Whitney, Thank you so much. I do love what I do, and I treat every couple I work with as family. I'm so glad you were pleased, and shared your experience with other couples looking for an Officiant. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Susan

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  • We wanted to elope in PA. Searched & found Rev Judith G. It was very easy to call , text or email her as she responded to our request within hours. She was eager to help us with our special day There are plans/packages to pick from in case you want a small gathering. The site was lovely and it afforded us with a wedding come rain or shine as we met at a beautiful covered bridge in/near Gettysburg. She told us everything up front. There were NO hidden costs! Paperwork & cost was extremely reasonable. Rev Judith is a charming person who makes you feel right at home... calming wedding jitters. The choice of vows were exceptional and met our needs exactly. I thought of writing our own until I read hers. Lovely, heartfelt words couldn't have been hand picked any better! Since my husband & I are over 50, we didn't want a lot of frills. This was the perfect plan for us...short & sweet and we loved staying in Gettysburg for the weekend! Thank you Wedding Wire for providing reviews! That al... Read more

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    Susan, You are so very welcome, and THANK YOU! I truly love what I do, whether a large formal wedding or a small elopement such as yours, and I'm glad that you and so many other couples have found www.ElopePA.com to be helpful. Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Michael

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  • Rev Judith did a wonderful job of making our ceremony just what we wanted it to be, with all the options Candy and I were able to get everything that we wished for in our Renaissance Faire wedding. Judith is friendly and easy to talk to, always professional yet fun and light hearted and just a bit quirky..the kind of person that fits in perfectly at a Renaissance Faire. Working with her in email and on the phone was a pleasure and the ceremony went perfectly.

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    Hi Michael, Thank you so much, the two of you were so much fun to work with. Candy and I talked quite a lot leading up to your wedding day, and I have to say I smiled when you said I was a bit quirky! With the Renaissance Faire, I guess I would say I can't disagree. :) Blessings, Rev. Judith

    Ben

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  • Finding an officiant was probably one of the more stressful decisions we had while planning our wedding. We were worried about how our officiant would be able to portray our relationship and express our feelings for each other during the ceremony, but Reverend Judith was able to put those concerns as ease. She was able to make a connection with us and provide a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony. My wife and I are so happy with our ceremony!!

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    Ben: THANK YOU very much. I understand the stress involved in planning a wedding, and I'm glad I could help ease some of that. Your day was wonderful, and I'm so glad the weather held out. Blessings, Rev. Judith

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