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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


    Corinne

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rev. Jim was extremely accommodating, flexible, friendly and non-judgmental. He was very organized and went out of his way to accommodate us in Gainesville, VA even though he had a wedding scheduled in Baltimore an hour after our ceremony. He was not only the officiant of our wedding but also the officiant of our friends wedding the previous year. Both ceremonies were great! He made us feel comfortable and made everything very easy. When you have so many other things to do, it's nice to be guided a little and that's exactly what he did.

    Jennifer

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was gracious and very accommodating. He was great about incorporating our wishes and requests into the ceremony and was really good about guiding us through the whole process. We'd certainly use him again if we were renewing our vows!

    Justine

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    5 out of 5
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  • I've known Reverend Burch from the wedding business for many years so when it was time to ask someone to officiate my own wedding ceremony, I knew there was no other choice. He really bent backwards and went above and beyond to make our ceremony special for us and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

    Thomas

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was a fantastic Officiant. Very warm and cordial. His service was heartwarming and enlightening. We had numeorus people come up to us after the wedding and had such wonderful things to say about the service and Jim in particular. It was fantastic.

    Kathryn

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    5 out of 5
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  • We highly recommend Jim Burch to couples seeking an excellent Officiant. From the first phone conversation to delivering an exceptional sermon on our wedding day, Jim Burch was fantastic! Jim was very flexible with his schedule and was very accessible when we had questions to ask him. He always returned our e-mails and phone calls promptly and provided excellent guidance and advice right up until he took his position and delivered his sermon. When our ceremony concluded, Jim remained in our company for a short while and we introduced him to several of our guests. After Jim's departure, many of our guests had lovely things to say about the touching sermon Jim delivered and how it conveyed his warm and caring personality. Thank you, Jim for making our special day even more memorable. Live Love Laugh, Kathryn & Steve

    Johane

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    5 out of 5
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  • Reverend Jim Burch did an exception job presiding our wedding ceremony.

    Paul

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  • We would highly recommend Rev. James Burch to anyone looking for a slightly non-traditional and more inclusive wedding ceremony.

    Nadia

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I are not active in a church and not extremely religious, and I opposed a church wedding as I felt it would be hypocritical, despite the wishes of family. It was extremely important that I had a ceremony that suited our outlook on religion, but didn't disrespect the beliefs of my very religious grandmother. We spoke to a few officiants but easily settled on Jim Burch after one discussion. Before even getting into the ceremony details, he asked us about ourselves, our families, where we met, if/how religion was included in our childhood, if it is included now. I never felt that he was judging us, it was simply to understand the type of ceremony that best fit us. Using his guidance, we were able to build a ceremony that reflected what we envisioned, all the way down to his attire. For each section of the ceremony, he presented options for us to review and select, allowing us to control the level of religious influence. He provided suggested Readings but left... Read more

    Brandi

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim Burch was our officiant and he was exactly what we were looking for. We are an interfaith couple that wanted to have a spiritual cermony, but since he is Jewish and I am Catholic we knew that having it in a synagogue or Catholic church was out of the question. We also only wanted one person to do the ceremony (not a rabbi and a priest). Jim Burch was the perfect solution. He made everything really easy and even gives you basically a booklet and you can create exactly the kind of ceremony that you want, it is really great!

    Farhim

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  • Reverend Jim Burch was an outstanding officiant at our wedding. We met with him several times to prepare for the big day and he did an excellent job at putting us at ease about the ceremony. He truly understands how overwhelming a wedding is and as a result he manages the ceremony with such efficiency that it becomes an easy check off the list. My wife and I were confident he would lead a wonderful ceremony and he delivered just that. We had numerous people give us compliments on how great the ceremony was and asked us for his contact information. We would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in the DC Met area.

    Kristin

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  • Rev. Jim was a great officiant. My husband and I are religious, but because of the length of time an annulment takes we were unable to have a church wedding. We both wanted a religious feel to our ceremony without the church and the mass and Rev. Jim offered that to use. After our first meeting he sent us home with a well organized packet of information with many options for us to choose from. We really felt like we were choosing our ceremony.

    Eli

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  • Reverend Burch knew exactly what we wanted and provided it for a very reasonable cost. Our guests were fascinated by his sermon which wove theories of science and love together with religion; it really spoke to our more religious guests as well as those of us who are not very observant (including both of us). He even helped us when it came to organizing the procession and recession. He's a great officiant for a young couple, and we'd recommend him to anyone looking for a meaningful, but succinct service.

    Susan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was excellent. He truly listen to us and helped to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Ours is a blended family and Jim was very open to including our children in the ceremony. Many of our guests complimented Jim's message and the beauty of the ceremony. We highly recommend him.

    Jill

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Jim Burch was the officiant for our wedding and we really enjoyed getting to know him. Both he and his wife are very personable (the meetings are usually held at his house) and they felt like old friends of ours by the time the wedding rolled around. Our meetings were relaxed and enjoyable and we knew he was the man for us immediately after our first meeting. My husband and I had a lot in common with Jim and his wife, as we were embarking on the blended family adventure, just like they did many years ago. Neither my husband nor I are very religious, so we were looking for someone who was likeable and easy-going, but also someone who could infuse our ceremony with some general religious and spritual aspects and Jim did just that. We liked the worksheets that he has developed for couples, it was a great way to see the ceremony laid out in order and Jim was pretty flexible on changing or adding certain elements to the initial plan. We picked one original reading (off the list) a... Read more

    Rodrigo

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  • Jim was very responsive and great to work with. I would highly recommend.

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