Todd & Jessica
Marilyn was everything we needed and expected from an officiant for our wedding. She was very helpful along the way and always stayed in contact with us via email. And she would (professionally) remind us of things we had to do and when, which was beneficial given all the things you need to take care of as the wedding date approaches. The day of the wedding, Marilyn arrived early to make sure everything was in order. And most important, she did an excellent job marrying us. Not too much, not too little - she was just right. Thanks Marilyn!
Matt and Brittany
Marilyn was always extremely quick about getting back to us about every question we had, and there were a lot of them. My wife and I (it feels good to say that now) really had no idea what we were doing and figured it out as we went along with help from Marilyn. We live about an hour away from her and where we had our ceremony in Smithville, NJ and never physically met her before the ceremony, but it did not matter at all. We ran into a little trouble before the ceremony because we could not find the marriage license until 5 minutes before the ceremony started but she did not seem to care (sorry Marilyn). My wife and I would definetly recomend her to anyone.
With This Kiss I Thee Wed LLC says:
Lol, well, I have to admit that I was having an internal melt-down about that paperwork showing up on time, but I'm glad you couldn't tell. You found it in time, and that's all that counts! All's well that ends well. xoxox Much love, ~ Marilyn
Marilyn officiated my wedding on 11.30.12 and she was so gracious and accommodating throughout the whole process. She was very prompt when arriving to our venue and provided us with easy to follow details in preparation before and after the wedding. I would highly recommend Marilyn and her beautiful services! Thank you Marilyn!
Brittany & Kyle
Marilyn was great! It was such a pleasure working with her and even though we did not meet before our actual wedding I was not worried, as she responded to emails right away and gave us all the info we needed. She has a wealth of knowledge and has such a great personality and we loved that she made our cermoney exactly as we wanted it.
Marilyn did a wonderful job prepping with us, especially since we were very short notice & also getting married right one the heels of Hurricane Sandy! She was cooperative, inventive, & economical! Id recommend using her especially for a non traditional ceremony as she is totally attentive to your ideas & requests. Wouldn't have changed a thing, except maybe the storm being a little less aggressive. So many things could have interfered, but it went exactly like I wanted it, maybe a little better :)
Marylin was an amazing asset to our wedding, I felt like our ceremony was very much our own just like we wanted. We gave Marylin a brief background of our relationship and she put it into beautiful words for us to make our ceremony that much more beautiful. She made planning our ceremony out so enjoyable and simple just like we had hoped for. We can NEVER thank you enough! xoxo
My wedding was so perfect, thanks to Marilyn. Words can not express how happy I was with the service provided by With This Kiss I Thee Wed. From the very begining, she asked all the right questions, helped guide me through the process and wrote the most beautiful and personal ceremony. After the question and selection process, Marilyn sent me our ceremony in writting. I would cry each time I read it. I thought it was just so personal to me that it made me cry but after our ceremony I had so many attendees tell me that it made them cry as well. It was just beautiful and so many personal touches. I am still receiving compliments on the vows. I would highly reccomend Marilyn and With This Kiss I Thee Wed to anyone planning a wedding. She makes it easy, always responds and will help you through the process, even after the ceremony is over to help guide you through the name change process, if you choose to. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that not only was her service beautiful, but her husband took the best photo at our ceremony!!! I just love it!!
Marilyn was such a pleasure. Working with her made our lives so much easier. She was willing to talk if we wanted to or willing to do everything via email if that was our preference. She responded to our emails very quickly and was very helpful and flexible with the ceremony she put together for us. She did a great job in making our ceremony perfect for us!
I wish I could give Marilyn more than 5 out of 5 stars because she truly deserves it. My husband and I went in to planning this wedding as our own wedding planners and really didn't have any idea on what to do. We decided to first find someone to marry us. I found Marilyn's page and sent her an email. From the very first reply (which is also a HUGE plus- she always answers almost right away. Incredible.) I knew she would be the one to marry us and I'm so glad we found her to do so. Marilyn is more than a wedding officiant. She cares and you really can tell she does. She is SO helpful in answering questions and she goes above and beyond her call of duty; for example (off the top of my head but I'm sure there is much more)- she guided us on gettin the license before hand, we weren't having a formal rehearsal but did have a dinner and she gave us a paper form of rehearsal to review at dinner with our wedding party, she helped me with name changing information and after the wedding day she contacted the municipality where we got married for us to inquire about us getting our certified copy of our marriage certificate. As stated, there was probably so much more she helped me with! Incredible woman. We went in to our wedding day completely confident that we didn't need to worry about the ceremony because we knew she would do an amazing job (Which is a huge relief off our backs on such a big day!) and she did-- people are still saying how beautiful our ceremony was!! I would recommend Marilyn to anyone- even my own family and closest friends!!!!
We would highly recommend Marilyn to any couples looking for a wedding officiant. Her responsiveness and professionalism was second to none. Every email and question we had was answered thoroughly and right away. The wording of our ceremony was beautiful and she presented it perfectly. We received so many compliments about how nice our ceremony was. She even went out of her way and came to our house the day before our wedding to handle the witness portion of our marriage application. You could really tell that she enjoys her job and loves what she does. In today's day and age that is pretty rare!
John & Lauren
We love love love Marilyn! She is not only very professional, flexible with your needs, but she is a total sweetheart! She made our wedding ceremony very personal, and it would not have been the same without her there. Our sand ceremony that we chose was beautiful. She brought a beautiful glass vase and 3 beautiful seashells to represent each one of us (husband, wife and daughter) , and what a wonderful keepsake it is! Marilyn was very responsive, helpful and patient with us! We ABSOLUTELY recommend Marilyn to be your officiant at your wedding!!!!! I hope you choose her as you will not be disappointed!!!!
Marilyn was wonserful in helping organise this renewal event for us, my wife was unaware that I was organising this and Marilyn provided much needed help in making sure that everything was running smoothly. She also has a winderful hand in writing the renewal texts.
I would gladly recommend Marilyn to whoever is looking for an original ceremony!!
I would do it all over again!!
MaryBeth and Joe
We cannot thank Marilyn enough for officiating our wedding today. We have gotten many comments on how beautiful our vows were! It was an amazing day, and with Marilyn's help, we were able to truly make it special and one of a kind. Marilyn is extremely kind and compassionate, and goes out of her way to help her couples.
We were so happy that we chose Marilyn for our wedding! The ceremony she wrote for us was beautiful and very personalized! Marilyn pays close attention to every detail in the ceremony. She even emailed me several times to make sure she had the right pronunciations of names! When I contacted Marilyn for our date, she was already booked. So instead, her associate John performed our wedding. DON'T let this deter you from booking her! John did a FABULOUS job!!!!!! Thanks Marilyn and John for making our day special!!!
Marilyn was wonderful! She was so accommodating and helpful with perfect suggestions for us as a couple. We received so many compliments on how beautiful and touching our ceremony was. We just loved her and would recommend her any chance we got!
From the very beginning of our correspondence, Marilyn was fantastic! I had reached out to various officiants searching for someone in the Somers Point area who wasn't too expensive or too esoteric; My husband and I were looking for someone to do a low-key ceremony that wasn't too schmoopy or too God-centric. Marilyn responded to my email with warmth and genuine excitement for our impending nuptials and I instantly trusted her, knowing she'd be a perfect fit. She offers a variety of ceremonies and Chris and I found one that was ideal for our simple needs. Leading up to the big day, Marilyn answered any and all of my questions quickly and with a nurturing reassurance that all would work out perfectly and it did. She listened to all my requests to tweak the ceremony here and there; she was most accommodating and encouraging. And when the day arrived, she honestly felt like family with her excitement and warm, calming nature. Our wedding day was beautiful and I can't imagine it going any more perfectly with a different officiant.
In short, Marilyn is amazing! Thanks, Marilyn, for helping create a day my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives.
Marilyn did a wonderful job officiating our beach wedding. We couldnt have been happier with our selection of an officiant. In fact, afterwards several of our guests even commented to us about how beautiful the ceremony was.
Perfection! That's all I can say! We first saw Marilyn at a friends wedding and you could feel her positive energy radiating. She truly enjoys what she does and everyone knows it! That's why my fiance and I said that we had to have her marry us! She is so quick to answer any questions and very easy to talk to as well. We chose the handfasting ceremony which suited us perfectly. Not to mention all the options Marilyn had for us to customize our ceremony to match our personalities, even when we weren't sure exactly what we wanted, somehow Marilyn knew. We have received so many complements on our ceremony! I would recommend Marilyn to anyone and everyone who asked! (or didn't ask). ;-)
We couldn't have asked for a better more customized ceremony than what Marilyn provided for us. She was quick to respond after are initial contact, she helped us build the perfect customized ceremony for us and we couldn't have been happier with her service and professionalism from start to finish. We received countless comments after our wedding as to how lovely the ceremony was and we owe that to Marilyn. We couldn't recommend her enough.
Marilyn was great! She was prompt in replying to emails and arriving the day of. The ceremony she came up with fit us and our beach location perfectly.