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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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  • 430 Reviews


    Anthony

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim Burch exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. Not only did he make the service romantic and memorable but his message seemed to reach everyone in our diverse audience. He was professional, kind, and exuded a calming effect on myself and my bride during the start of the ceremony ( an extremely nervous time.) 5 stars simply doesn't do the man justice.

    K

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim helped make our day perfect, even with the rain! Many people told me afterwards how much they enjoyed the ceremony and what Jim had to say.

    Ini

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a wonderful ceremony from Rev. Jim. Many of our guest shared with us after the ceremony and even days after the wedding how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Everyone felt very welcomed and did not feel like he was preaching at them. We are glad we went with him. We received many complements regarding him after the ceremony. He kept it very non-spiritual and short, exactly what we wanted. During the ceremony, even though he was in front of a microphone, he was able to whisper instructions to my husband and I as we went along. I highly recommend Rev. Jim Burch for any type of ceremony you are looking for.

    Kimberly

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    5 out of 5
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  • From the first contact with Rev Burch (he likes to be called Jim:-) he was very professional but warm. He answered my email right away and offered to meet with my husband and I to discuss what kind of ceremony we wanted. One of the best things I liked about Jim was he gave us very good suggestions and let us know through his own experiences why we would want to consider different options. I was amazed that it only took him 10min to get all the folks in our wedding party briefed and feeling confident walking down the isle for us! Everyone remarked that it was the best wedding ceremony they had every witnessed. I am so glad we chose Jim! I highly recommend him to any couple looking for a sincere, warm, experienced pastor! Thank you!

    Mary

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    5 out of 5
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  • I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Reverend Jim. He was very personable and kind and even invited us to his home for an informal meeting to get to know us prior to performing the ceremony. He provides a variety of sample readings and formats so that each wedding he performs is uniquely tailored to the tastes of the bride and groom. Reverend Jim was patient and gave a detailed description of how the ceremony would be performed so that there were no surprises or uncomfortable moments. It quickly became clear to us that he genuinely enjoys performing wedding ceremonies and is sure to give each couple the same attention he gave us.

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was excellent and I would HIGHLY recommend him!!!! We could not of been happier with our ceremony, all of our guests commented on how great he was too. The ceremony was unique and special and most importantly truly represented us. He is a lovely man that helped make our day perfect!!! We were so happy that we told him to use us as references- he is truly a gem!!

    Joan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Reverand Burch did a wonderful job for our wedding. He was extremely comfortable to work with and very responsive and respectful of our preferences and views.

    Erin

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rev. Jim Burch officiated our wedding and it was nothing less than incredible. His ceremony is not overly religious but yet enough to truly feel your wedding is blessed by God and all that is good. We felt the warmth and love generated in the room because of what he was saying. Everyone present hung on to every word he said--and it made sense!--a true difference from so many wedding ceremonies we all attend. He talked of the MEANING of love and the PURPOSE of it--something that is not often covered, or at least understandbly communicated, in many weddings. I met Jim prior to deciding on him and I knew right away that he was the right person for the role--the one who really plays the biggest role in your wedding if you think about it (it wouldn't happen without him!). We made the right choice. I HIGHLY recommend Jim to anyone who wants a memorable wedding-he is the best.

    Paolo

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I had a catholic/jewish ceremony so we had to find a priest and rabbi that would be sensitive to both religions and traditions without accidentally upsetting any particular group. Jim did an excellent job for us and we got many rave reviews. He focused more on the values and reasons why we were there and gve a beautiful homily speech. As someone who's gone to many weddings of friends, you tend to forget some of the details such what you ate, type of cake, and what the priest says. In this particular case, my wife and I still get comments on how good of a message Jim gave to everyone at our wedding. As for the other logistics, we was very flexible with his time when we wanted to meet and help work with us on outlining the different parts of the ceremony. Jim also took all of our comments to heart while providing feedback from his experience. We would highly recommend him to any wedding ceremony. P & T

    Courtney

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    5 out of 5
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  • We interviewed two other Officiants and had actually selected one before we meet with Reverend Burch. For some reason, I just kept coming back to his ad and just had a feeling we might miss something if we didn't contact him. Boy was I right. We met with Reverend Burch and not only did he offer the type of ceremony we wanted, he asked us lots of questions and we were able to put our on "spin" on it. I'm Baptist and my husband is Catholic. However, I really felt strongly that it should lean in more of a Catholic direction and Reverend Burch gave us just the blend that worked. Our meetings with him were well directed and informative. He provided us with all the documentation we needed and the service was wonderful. We STILL get compliments on our wedding ceremony; in particular Reverend Jim's Homily. It was great having someone who listened, was a complete professional and most of all added to our day instead of detracting from it. My husband and I whole-heartedly recommend Rev... Read more

    Eugene

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  • Reverand Jim Burch was very helpful in organizing the ceremony and overall was highly professional. He was flexible in terms of time and cost. My one suggestion would be that he dicuss the content of the message with the wedding party prior to delivery. While we had a choice of messages to select from, we had no idea that the Reverand's message would be as abstract and lengthy as it was. We would have liked to have vetted the message beforehand.

    Dong

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  • Very valuable servie. Highly recommended for any new couple!

    Kim

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  • I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my wedding ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Burch. He was a complete professional and made the planning of our ceremony easy and stressless. I appreciate all of the extra work he put into making sure everything turned out exactly how my husband and I wanted it. I would highly recommend this vendor to anyone planning a wedding.

    Kelly

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Beautiful and unique ceremony! We got compliments for months on our wedding ceremony. That's not one of things that we expected compliments on, to be frank. It involved the guests, it was very inspirational, and the greatest thing is that it was tailored just for us. And, without any more time spent on our part than we really wanted to spend. He's got it down! He created a ceremony for us that was both modern and traditional without too many traditional religious overtones. But, it did touch on our religious beliefs, and was very spiritual. Perfectly catered to us!!

    Jefferson

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • Rev. Jim performed a unique and fun ceremony, nicely tailored to my wife and I (she's somewhat religious, and I'm not). Jim's inclusive approach was palatable to all. If you're looking for a spiritual ceremony that isn't dogmatic or traditional/stuffy, I recommend him.

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