All ceremonies are personal and intimate…

Mr. Stern was wonderful. It was as if he know us for a long time. Everyone who attended said it was the perfect ceremony. We loved it and Mr. Stern. He made our day perfect. He made it very easy for us and made us very comfortable and relaxed.

Elizabeth A.

A ceremony begins once the bride is ready and relaxed…

James from start to finish was fantastic. He made sure we did everything WE wanted and covered everything right down to how long to kiss so the photographers didn’t miss it. He also gave ideas on a different non traditional ceremony. On the day of he was so thorough and calming i was so nervous, he made sure to make me feel like there was no rush and to take my time. I love every minute working with James and I would highly recommend.

Christina P.

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Shhh. A secret elopement…

We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. James was perfect; very helpful, open to our suggestions; and extremely accommodating to our needs and wants. There is nothing about our elopement that we would have done differently. Thank you James for helping us on what was the best day of our lives!

Eleri E.

The Weather Never Stops an Amazing Day…

We are so very happy we came across James’s Amazing Day website. James was our officiant for our February 14th wedding in East Greenwich. Despite an impending blizzard with snow upwards of 10 inches James was there early and performed the service wonderfully. He was punctual and professional in all communications before and during the wedding. Using his excellent Wedding Guide James helped us plan our dream ceremony and let us incorporate personal details that made our ceremony truly memorable; like reciting our own vows and including our two daughters in the ceremony. We would like to provide our highest recommendation for James Stern as an outstanding wedding officiant and would like to thank him for a job exceedingly well done!

Mark and Jackie B.

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A personalized wedding guide makes your ceremony custom designed

James was everything we wanted and more. His wedding day guide is a very valuable resource and helps you to personalize your day. James was very punctual and patient on our wedding day. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a personal and beautiful ceremony!

Tonecia P.

A tea ceremony makes for a personalized touch…

We are very happy to have James in our wedding. He came in early and talked to my bridal party to make sure everyone understand the flow. He catered to our cultural background and incorporated a tea ceremony that made our wedding unique.

Qiu P.

A perfect ceremony is worked on till that perfect moment…

James was wonderful in helping us choose our vows and up until the very last minute was able to make the changes that we requested. He made my otherwise bashful and shy husband feel very comfortable. He went above and beyond for us as I am sure he will do the same for you. I strongly recommend using James Stern as your wedding officiant. Guaranteed to make your day even more amazing. Thanks again James 🙂

Megan W.

I truly enjoy working with every couple…

He truly does love his job. From the first time I talked to James I knew he knew exactly what he was doing, he talked us through the entire process and even on the day of the wedding made sure he was there in time to give a nice calm play by play of what would happen since we did not do a rehearsal. He was professional and spoke loudly enough for the 150 attendees to hear. His booklet that he supplies you with has everything from traditional readings to unique stories and passages, we were able to pick apart and mix exactly what we wanted to make our day personal. His text just a week or so later to congratulate us yet again and wish us all the best made him that much more of a truly great person to work with.

Samantha H.

A treasure box is a personalized touch to preserve your memories…

James was very professional and a joy to work with! Everything he provided us with was perfect, the treasure box ceremony was perfect for us. All the perfect vows were in the book he provided us! Thanks again for a memorable ceremony!

William C.

Some ceremonies are planned at the last minute…

James Stern is a superlative wedding officiant. When we first spoke on the phone, right away he sounded professional. Despite the tight deadline (~2 weeks before the wedding), James was very efficient. He managed to get us his wedding guide via e-mail and advise us on the best ways of running the entire ceremony. His wedding guide is well-organized and takes things step-by-step, making it easy to pick and choose certain items, to modify them, or even to add your own. He was in constant contact, making sure that we knew what we were doing, and in what order. Finally, on the actual day of the wedding, he seemed to be everywhere at once, always with a helping hand for the bride, the groom, and all of the guests. He even came up with advice to deal with problems before we even knew that they could happen, so that if they do, we would be ready. Furthermore, he knew the actual documents and procedures involved in planning a wedding in MA, even though he is based in RI, which we thought was impressive. He even helped us deal with a document problem after the actual ceremony. In short, James’ services are worth more than the money he’s asking. We highly recommend James. In a large part, he made our wedding smooth and magical.

Francesca C.

Simply wonderful…

James was amazing during our ceremony, he was incredibly helpful during our planning, and was so very clear in the directions for the day. Simply wonderful 🙂


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