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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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  • 424 Reviews


    Michelle

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  • Jim was very responsive and flexible in what we needed for our ceremony. He walked us through step by step of each part of the ceremony . Throughout the whole ceremony , he made it seamless and the guests were interacting with the ceremony . Overall, guests came up to us ( bride and groom ) saying how lovely and beautiful the ceremony was. Jim is truly a wonderful officiant to have!

    Susan

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  • Jim Burch was the perfect officiant for our wedding! My husband is scientific while I'm more religious and Jim created a ceremony that blended both viewpoints perfectly. We had an opportunity to select our readings, prayers, and to choose various aspects of our ceremony to make it special to us. Jim was professional, very friendly, punctual, and a great choice to officiate our wedding. We highly recommend Jim as a wedding officiant!

    Luis Garcia

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    5 out of 5
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  • As a catholic, the sacrament of matrimony is very important to me. However, my wife didn't want to the long and boring traditional catholic wedding and i don't blame her. This is when we finally found Jim. He had such a charming personality, a fun attitude and took all the stress of the wedding off of us. We still had a communion. There were stills scriptural qoutes. It just wasn't boring. We are so grateful we found Jim. He even had a templated document for us, with several choices for each part of the ceremony and he reminded us a few days before that we don't have to memorize anything - he took care of it all. During the ceremony, Jim gave us every cue and hint we needed to carry on smoothly. There were a lot of officiants to choose from and none fit us. Jim is awesome and there is no one else on earth I would have wanted to marry us.

    Brian Hall

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim Burch was incredibly professional and easy to work with, and we greatly appreciated his guidance in helping to plan our wedding ceremony. He was responsive and ready to answer any of our questions throughout the planning process. On the day of the ceremony, Jim was punctual and made sure everything went off without any issues. We received numerous compliments on the ceremony from our wedding guests and feel fortunate we were able to have Jim officiate our wedding. We would highly recommend Jim as a wedding officiant!

    Tiffany Maynard

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I had our officiant cancel 3 days before our wedding and finding Jim was a blessing. He was very prepared and helped us figure out exactly what we wanted said during our ceremony. He’s funny and has a great energy about him and is SO EASY to work with. Having him as our officiant definitely calmed my nerves because I knew everything would run smoothly. He’s very confident and knows what he’s doing! You won’t be disappointed.

    Ashley Riser

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    5 out of 5
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  • We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for our wedding than Jim. After coming to the disappointing realization that we could not be married in the Catholic Church due to living together, I was on a quest to find an officiant who would perform a Christian-style ceremony. Aside from wanting a spiritual ceremony, my now-husband and I wanted someone we felt like we clicked with and that understood us as a couple. Meeting with Jim the first time set any concerns we had with a stranger marrying us at ease, and within five minutes of leaving the meeting we both agreed he was the one! Jim is a wonderful and detail-oriented individual who is easy to communicate with and very helpful in creating your perfect ceremony. I highly recommend Jim for any couple looking for a caring and responsive officiant who takes the worry out of your day, letting you focus on what is most important – you and your future spouse!

    Ashley

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our ceremony has not yet happened, but based on the initial meeting and the documents prepared ahead of time, I am sure things will turn out great. Jim Burch seems like the perfect fit for our wedding. We wanted to include a little of our faith and religion, but did not want a church wedding and so far, Jim seems like he put on a great ceremony.

    Mike

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a wonderful ceremony in no small part due to Jim’s calm, professional, thoughtful and spiritual demeanor. He made the entire process very simple to understand and when it came to the ceremony itself, it went as smoothly as possible. Jim provides an opportunity to customize the ceremony so that it is a perfect fit for you and is willing to work with you to ensure that the day is perfect. We were not in search of an overly religious ceremony and Jim was respectful and understood our intent. His remarks were well-received by our guests (if a little lengthy) and he brought humor and humanity to what could have been a stale event. As you search for someone to play this role in your big day we can certainly recommend Jim.

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim did a wonderful job helping my groom and us customize a ceremony that captured our love story. Our family and friends really enjoyed the day, and we had such a good experience working with Jim. It's hard to find a good balance of spiritual and personal, and as my husband and I don't subscribe to a specific religion, so we didn't want it to be too by the book. Jim did a wonderful job and was a great help to us, and I would definitely recommend him to another couple!

    Xiaolin Zhang

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was amazing to work with! He is a very nice person, very responsive and patient. I found Jim in the WeddingWire. For the first sight, I know he would be our officiant. We want a short but impressive ceremony, and Jim did just that. The first time we went to jim’s Home, he introduce the procedure for us and give us a lot of information. And at second time we met him, just several weeks before our wedding ceremony, he specially went to church and told us every details for the big day. Every time when you stay with Jim, you don’t need to worry about anything. We trust him definitely and appreciate his excellent work so much. Enjoy your most happy moment with Jim Burch.

    Claudia Machado

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was amazing to work with! He was very responsive and patient. From our first call, I knew he was going to be our officiant. We wanted a short but sweet ceremony and Jim did just that! He was able to make our small intimate ceremony so special and we felt the presence of God's love surrounding us. When the ceremony was over, we took a picture with Jim and said our goodbyes. However, we forgot about our sign marriage license! Oops, definitely need that! Jim stayed around until we took a few pics with our family and we spotted him in the corner. He was patiently waiting for us to get our marriage license back and also provided us a copy of our ceremony. We really appreciated that! He was very professional and made everyone in the room feel comfortable. You won't be disappointed if you book Jim to officiate your wedding!

    Betty

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    5 out of 5
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  • Made everyone feel great! Very heart felt. Allowed us to Incorporate beautiful readings and the ability to say our own words to each other. I would highly recommend Jim. Very personable and flexible. Had everyone engaged.

    Arianne Galvez

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    5 out of 5
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  • I know it sounds cheesy, but Jim's words during the ceremony really made the love shine through :) You can tell he really cares about what he does, honestly and deeply, and he helps you make sure you have a ceremony that matches you and your partner's desires. He was incredibly flexible and open throughout the whole process, and made our roles during the ceremony easy and simple for us to understand. Our families also appreciated his sincere messages of love; I and my family are religious while my (now) husband and his family are staunch atheists, but he was still able to inspire such powerful feelings of love that both our families could appreciate and enjoy. If you have any concerns about choosing Jim to officiate your wedding, let me tell you, you don't have anything to worry about! He's a great, easy-going guy with a sweet sense of humor and I'm glad I came across him!

    Allie Killian

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jim was a fantastic officiant. From the the day we initially reached out until the day of our wedding, Jim was eager to answer our questions, spend time discussing logistics, and overall putting our nerves at ease. Most importantly, he is a powerful public speaker which kept our guests engaged at the ceremony. I am so glad I made the right choice in hiring Jim as our officiant!

    Alicia

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • Choosing a wedding officiant was one of our toughest planning challenges. My family is very Catholic and largely Spanish speaking, my husband's family does not actively practice a religion but they still had a sense of a "traditional" wedding ceremony in their minds. We have fairly progressive friends, friends of varied or no faith, friends in the LGBTQ community, and religious friends. Once we had made the decision that we were not going to have our ceremony in a church we knew that we had the amazing flexibility (and daunting task!) to find someone who would make our story and vows to each other accessible and meaningful to the diverse folks who would be there to witness our marriage. Jim was that person for us. He heard what we wanted and created a beautiful ceremony that struck a respectful and inclusive chord for all of our guests. It was spiritual and had a familiar feeling of ritual, but was still modern and true to us and the kind of marriage we want to have. Our Catholic g... Read more

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