What is Great Officiants??
Great Officiants is an Event Planning service that specializes in Wedding Ceremonies and Mariage Licenses.
We Marry all types of couples from Celebrites like Britney Spears to amazing couples getting married in their backyard, on the beach, at our Cute Little Wedding Chapel or at some of the most amazing wedding venues across Southern California and beyond..
Why choose a Great Officiant?
Your wedding should be a Fun and Romantic experience.
Our goal is to help you find the perfect officiant to design a personalized and one of a kind ceremony incorporating your love story, feelings and quirkiness.
The result, a beautiful life event that leaves long lasting memories…
Creating your ceremony vision
By choosing a Professional Wedding Officiant you create a “BETTER THAN FRIEND” experience.
You have the flexibility to choose from a variety of Officiants and Ceremony Styles that vibe with your vision.
Be assured that when you choose from our selection of Great Officiants you will find one that you will like, trust and share wonderful chemistry with.
Your Family and Guests will feel the great connection you have created with your Officiant.
I’ll take you back to my earlier days going to my friends’ weddings. It seemed like at every wedding I went to it was the same old boring dude with the monotone voice, spewing the same words over and over. I would dread having to sit through them.
Fast forward to 2003 when my best friend was getting married. I was set to be his best man, but in our conversations about the ceremony, we both shared stories of how we dreaded that boring old dude scenario. So since I was the professional actor in our friend circle, we decided that I could rewrite the playbook and make the ceremony awesome…. which it was! Everyone told me it was the best wedding they had ever seen. My friends all told me that I had found my “calling” as a WEDDING OFFICIANT.
So, I put up a website and couples started to flock to the new idea of making the ceremony fun and romantic. My goal was to have couples and their guests to be able to enjoy the ceremony and not have to endure it.
Soon I had more couples that I could handle and started bringing in new associated to cover the overload. Then people started asking for specialty officiants like Priests, Rabbis, Ministers, South Asian, Civil, Interfaith, Non-Religious, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Bilingual and Themed Weddings (my favorite).
Then couples needed a place to get instantly married so in 2008 I opened a boutique wedding chapel in Long Beach and called it Cute Little Wedding Chapel (www.cutelittleweddingchapel.com) to provide affordable, simple, and fun weddings for 2 to 30 guests. Couples could instantly get their marriage license and wedding in 30 min or less and didnt have to drive to Las Vegas and get married by the Justice of the Peace.
Also, Couples love the Beach. So, I created the So Cal Beach Weddings division (www.socalbeachweddings.com) where we do full setups or walk-on ceremonies on the beach for 2 to 300 guests in Los Angeles and Orange County Beaches. We learned everything possible about permits, insurance and locations both beaches and overlooks. Purchasing and building a variety of arches and amassing all sorts of draping and decorations as well as referals to other vendors to complete the couples visions.
To get married, couples need to get a marriage license. I, as well as a few of the Officiants, went through the long and challenging process of becoming a specialized notary for the County Clerk’s office so they could issue marriage licenses to our couples. Now if a couple is getting married in California we can deliver the marriage license to their home, office, even the wedding or at the convenient office in Long Beach.
I have won numerous awards in the industry including:
Top Officiant in the USA by WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association)
Best Officiant in Los Angeles and Orange Counties by California Wedding Day Magazine
Trendsetter of the Year Award by the Association of Bridal Consultants (This is the top award that the wedding industry honors in the So Cal wedding market).
2 time winner of Best New Idea or Concept from the Orange County Association of Bridal Consultants
Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice award every year from 2009 through 2018
Best of weddings Hall of fame from The Knot 2010 through 2018
Education and professionalism in the wedding industry is so important that I have become a nationally recognized speaker on wedding topics and speak across the country. I have spoken at the:
Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas for the last 5 years.
Association of Bridal Consultants Los Angeles
Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County
Association of Bridal Consultants Lousiana
WIPA New Orleans
NACE (National Association of Catering and Events)
LBGLCC (Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
I also mentor up and coming wedding superstars.
We have over 2500 online reviews and testimonials. It is because of the ability to create an amazing wedding experience for our couples, they have been so kind to let us know how they feel. So much so that we have over 1500 online reviews on Wedding Wire, The Knot, Yelp, Google and more. We are the most reviewed Officiants in California. Many couples love to give us video testimonials right after the ceremony to tell us how happy they are these can be seen on our facebook and youtube pages.
I am constantly being interviewed by the press and news stations about issues in the wedding industry. For the positive stance on same sex marriage equality to fun stories of crazy weddings to the charity work helping couples with challenges have the weddings of their dreams.
I have done many different Wedding Related TV shows. 90 day Fiance, Say Yes to the Dress, My Fair Wedding, Spouse house and others. I have been pitched for numerous reality shows and are still trying to develop one. Some of the officiants have also been on prank shows pranking them in fake weddings. you can see all these on this site. Visit our As Seen On TV Page
So now the referral list is over 30 Professional Wedding Officiants strong, covering all aspects of the wedding ceremony process. I have become the largest and most respected wedding officiant referral company in the wedding industry. Couples seem to love the fun and romantic style and the variety of Officiants to choose from to create the right feel for their event.
We look forward to being your Officiant
And that is why you should call Great Officiants.
REVIEW FROM YELP
Investing in a professional officiant was one of the best choices we made for our wedding! We had Alan as our officiant and he did an amazing job! We wanted to have someone that would keep everyone engaged and laughing and he did not disappoint.
We were really impressed with how he incorporated little tidbits about us in our ceremony like our love for video games and our favorite bands.
He also stepped away during our first kiss, which was really considerate for our photos.
After the ceremony, we received so many compliments about him and everyone loved him! I could not recommend Alan more.
Thank you so much Alan!