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Officiant in Clifton, District Of Columbia,
(703) 818-8080
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4.9 out of 5
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    Wendy Waldeck

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  • We hired Jim for our wedding and we are so glad that we did! We met with Jim a few times before the wedding and he was very personable and great on communication. We wanted to have a religious ceremony and Jim delivered exactly what we wanted. We had a quite a few guests come up to us after the wedding and say that it was one of the best ceremonies that they had ever been to. Thank you!

    Anonymous

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  • Having the right officiant at our wedding was an important aspect to both my wife and I. Jim was definitely the right person for us. Like many others couples, when we began our search, we emailed and talked to a few different people. What really stuck out to us about Jim, beyond his overall message (which is wonderful and really resonated with both of us), was the fact that before we even began talking about how the ceremony would go, Jim took the time to ask us about us, our faiths, our upbringings etc., really getting to know us. By our second call we could picture Jim marrying us as he spoke. Jim’s ceremony was wonderful and everyone at the wedding loved it. We had several guests tell us at later times what a beautiful ceremony it was. Overall a wonderful person, very thoughtful on everything, and excellent ceremony. You will love it.

    Megan Meloon

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  • Jim is extremely personable, professional and easy to deal with. Getting married in the middle of a pandemic is pretty stressful, but Jim made the ceremony so easy, and fun, and meaningful! He can range from a religious ceremony (not us) to a completely secular one (which fit us to a T), but still make it moving. Our guests were all impressed, as were we. Thanks Jim for making our special day!

    Wen Xie

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  • Jim was definitely more prepared for our ceremony than we were - and thank God for that! From the beginning, he was so kind, responsive and has a great energy that makes you and your guests feel at ease. Our ceremony was beautiful and we have Jim to thank for wonderful experience!

    Michael

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  • Jim did a wonderful job with our interfaith ceremony. He spoke beautifully in a way that recognized both of our religions and it brought our family together. After the wedding, several of our family and friends brought up the ceremony to say how much they liked Jim's speech. Jim is also an extremely experienced professional when it comes to managing the ceremony itself. With all of his experience, Jim can give useful practical guidance on how to organize the ceremony and prevent any stumbles. (For example, he walked us through how to seat our parents so that my father-in-law wouldn't step on my wife's dress after walking her down the aisle.) Coordinating small things like that may seem immaterial, but it took away any anxiety during the day. During our ceremony, he subtly guided us, and made sure we looked good. We're so glad we chose him to be our officiant.

    James Brostek

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  • When we were interviewing officiants, we knew right away after our phone interview with Jim that we would likely book his services. Once we sat down and went over the options for the service it was the perfect balance for us. The comments from out guests of how wonderful our ceremony was and we truly believe it set the tone for our reception. We are so happy with how well Jim did and we would recommend interviewing Jim to see if he would be the right fit for your ceremony too.

    Sierra Webb

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  • Fantastic! We highly recommend Mr. Burch for you wedding. We have attended a few weddings before our own and we were nervous about what type of officiant to have at our own wedding. We looked high and low and found Mr. Burch. He was fantastic. Really allowed us to customize our ceremony and helped us with the flow of our ceremony. He was flexible, kind, knowledgeable, and professional. Highly recommend for your special day!

    Ellie Nicole

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  • We are so thankful to have found Jim and not only have the chance to get to know him as a person but to have him perform our wedding ceremony. He walked us through everything start to finish and he got to know us and helped us customize our ceremony so it was perfectly suited for us. He was so down to earth, warm and welcoming and was a wonderful speaker. We had numerous guests come up to us and specifically tell us how wonderful Jim was and what a beautiful ceremony we had. The best part was the fact that we were SO nervous and it was hard to remember what we were supposed to do and when when, but we really did not have to worry about that as Jim guided us, whispered to us and directed us along the way so we could follow his lead on what we were supposed to be doing. He was also such a calm and comforting presence that it calmed my nerves. Because of this, our ceremony went seamlessly! We highly recommend Jim and encourage you to meet him to see for yourself that he will help you desi... Read more

    Taylor

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  • Jim did a perfect job with our wedding ceremony! From our initial planning meeting and to the actual ceremony, Jim made us feel completely comfortable. He is professional, friendly, and we loved that he had a packet of options for us to choose from - it made everything a piece of cake! Our wedding guests were coming up to us all evening to tell us how beautiful and meaningful the ceremony was.

    Morganne Perez

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  • I am so thankful my husband and I found Jim to officiate our wedding. Neither of us are particularly religious, so we did not have a pastor/priest that many couples go to when they start to plan their wedding. We were open about our views with Jim and not only was he completely respectful, but he truly exceeded our expectations during the ceremony. Everything was thoughtful and rooted in the meaning of marriage and love, and he was so well-spoken. Every single one of our wedding guests said how great he was and many even said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. Some officiants can be boring or monotone, or speak to things that are not important to the couple, so I realize how nerve wracking searching for an officiant can be. I promise that Jim is not of these things, and you will be so glad that you chose him. We highly highly recommend.

    Csmr

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was very easy to work with. He provided us a "menu" of ceremony options ranging across the entire religious spectrum (including no-religion). We pick and chose the ones we wanted to hear, and Jim delivered the rest. He was prompt and professional, and his speech got rave reviews among guests afterwards.

    Marshall Popkin

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  • I cannot say enough positive things about Jim Burch. Jim is gracious, funny, and thoughtful. As an Officiant, Jim is incredibly well-organized, prepared, and flexible. We met with Jim twice before our wedding day to map out all of the details of our ceremony. Jim helped us to create a wedding ceremony that reflected on who we are as a couple, right down to the most minute details. On our wedding day, Jim was punctual and the ceremony went off without a hitch! On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best), Jim is an 11. If you are fortunate enough to have Jim officiate your wedding, you will be quite happy!

    Julia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was the perfect officiant for our special day! From the moment my husband and I met with him I knew he was going to be a perfect fit! MY husband and I have opposite religious views and I was nervous about how that was going to play out during our ceremony. From talking with Jim the first time I knew I didn't have to worry. Fast forward to our special day and it was an amazing ceremony. Jim made each and every person feel that they were apart of the ceremony. Both my husband and I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony to represent us. So many people from multiple religious backgrounds couldn't stop talking about how amazing our ceremony was. It was everything we asked for and more! Thank you Jim for helping make our special day even more memorable! I would recommend him in a heartbeat! I promise you will be glad you chose Jim to be your officiant!

    Felicia

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Jim absolutely did a fantastic job with our ceremony. The flexibility of his wedding program allowed us to create a ceremony that truly reflected our values as a couple and he executed flawlessly. Multiple guests made it a point to let us know it was one of the best ceremonies they had the pleasuring of witnessing. Jim is a true professional who did not disappoint.

    Emily

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  • Jim was absolutely amazing in orchestrating our ceremony. My husband and I come from families with different religious backgrounds, so we wanted to find a middle ground. Jim's gospel on love was a perfect median. It spoke to the two of us and everyone that came to the ceremony. We were approached by numerous guests after the ceremony, who stated that the ceremony touched them and encompassed the true meaning of marriage. Thank you, Jim, for making our day so special.

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