John O'Dell & Rev. Deb O'Dell
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Non-Denominational, Secular - Civil , Spiritual - Non-Religious, Interfaith, Christian- Religious – Traditional - Semi-Religious – Legalities I Do only- Elopements, Handfasting Ceremonies, Commitment Ceremonies- Equality Minded
Welcome2Wed Officiants, Rev. Deb and John's professionalism, positive, out-going laid-back personalities have given them the Top Pro Status- Couple Choice Awards with 5 Star Reviews in the event industry. Whether they are serving family, a couple or group - event team; it is always a goal to serve with compassion, patience, and integrity, with over two decades of experience helping couples bring their ceremony vision to life to include their traditions and anecdotes.
Your Ceremony is when your adventure begins, the wedding is the time where you stand before those who are most important to you and make the promise to be committed to one another and to work together as partners in life for life. We believe that the more personal you can make your ceremony, the more memorable it will be for you and for your guests.
Servicing the Miami Valley & surrounding regions of Ohio
Wedding Day - The beginning of the adventures of your new life together
We are aware that no one else can create your unique relationship; we encourage our couples to be involved in the creation of their ceremony. We offer a wide variety of wedding ceremony planning resources customized to your relationship and ceremony vision, traditions and anecdotes. This allows you the greatest level of input in the words spoken at your ceremony, and therefore the greatest level of comfort. This allows for each ceremony to be personal and intimate.
* We work closely with your select event professionals * We have a network of event professionals we can recommend .*
There are a number of advantages to hiring a professional seasoned officiant. They bring the necessary knowledge, experience, and skill to help you create a top-quality memorable ceremony and deliver it with poise and grace.
Gallery of Our Lovely Couples
Just a few of our gorgeous venues with some of our amazing couples
We have the greatest job , We have the opportunity to meet and work with these amazing people in the happiest time of their lives
a little rain brings good luck for this lovely couple.
Lovely Summer Event
A special day for these two! We enjoyed the Ring bearers arriving in mini Police cars! Fun...
Wedding Services & Packages
Our fees are based on the professional quality of the service you receive. It will also depend on the location of the ceremony and whether there will be a rehearsal
Micro Events from $40
Our Base Service - from $75
Our Private Service - from $150
Our Popular Service from $300
**All services are a base price with very limited information, may be higher or lower once we have additional details of the event a formal quote will be given
We encourage every couple to meet with us in person to ensure they are comfortable with their officiant choice. We offer Phone/Zoom Consultation options as well. We want your ceremony to be a memorable experience for all present; we will work with you to customize the ceremony to ensure your wedding day will be one you will always remember
Wedding planning is an exciting time and can be stressful, Most our couples are not sure where to begin and what they need to consider in planning their Special Day. We want to offer any guidance, resources and shared information to our couples to ease some of the anxiety that can be involved
We offer listing of wedding professionals we work with and recommend who can assist in planning your special day as well; offering a custom ceremony planning resource packet along with a structured rehearsal coordination and ceremony itinerary.
Reserving Your Wedding
Submit the below contact form with a few details of your event or you can Email us and we will check our availability and arrange a time for you to meet to discuss your ceremony. At our consultation we will walk you through our one-of-a-kind ceremony planning guide, review the ceremony elements and offer any recommendations needed. We will complete with you a ceremony vision questionnaire and give you a formal quote for services. In reserving your event we require a reservation agreement and a retainer will secure the time and date for your wedding.
Wedding Day Ceremony
We arrive 20-30 minutes before your ceremony. Upon arrival, we will connect with the our engaged couple along with the Bridal Party, review any last minute ceremony details that need attending and coordinate with the other wedding professionals (DJ, musicians, photographer, etc.). If there is no wedding ceremony coordinator we usually are available to take on that responsibility. We will coordinate the details of the processional and the ceremony. Be assured, we have it covered.
Marriage License Information
Marriage License; The Couple understands that they must apply & obtain a valid marriage license from the appropriate jurisdiction/residential county clerk of courts and/or where the county where the ceremony will be performed (out of state). couple shall provide such valid marriage license to the Officiant to review and execute at the rehearsal or prior to the ceremony. The Officiant cannot and will not perform a marriage ceremony without receiving the appropriate valid marriage license prior to the ceremony. (When uncertain contact your local county clerk of courts for further details) The Officiant does not work for and/or have a contractual relationship with any county clerk of court office.
Retainer starting at $50.00 & Reservation Booking Agreement will secure your event date and time
Payments accepted: Cash, Zelle
Dayton, Springfield, Greenville, Central Ohio & Indiana & Darke, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Union, Surrounding Counties
Location outside of our 15 mile raduis may be subject to a higher rate.
Service Package Information
Simple Signing by appointment
The minimalist approach -having that destination wedding and/or formal ceremony celebration later, meet us at the local coffee shop/restaurant for a legality only signing of your marriage license - no ceremony- the simplest form of making it legal we can do. We’ll meet up, sign the license and ask if you take each other to be your spouse, you say we do, fill out a brief contact “I DO” form and Our officiants review the marriage license documents and sign off on the document, then return the copy for framing or wedding book to the couple and we will submit the legal documentation to the clerk of court on record. From $35.
Welcome2Wed Go Monthly Special
This is a lovely alternative for individuals who prefer a budget friendly Simple I Do or Signature only service and are flexible on their requested date. Includes review & completion of marriage license documentation, officiating a Simple I Do Ceremony, submitting legal documents to clerk of court for processing of marriage license *Once a Month at our select locations throughout the area Parks, Community Parks, Restaurants or Gazebo We have limited appointments per event, with up to 6 guests, plus your own photographer Our Welcome2Wed Go events can fill up quick and are by appointment only
Civil/Intimate Elopements $75 by appointment
Couple Only ceremony maybe 6 -10 guests Simple I do ceremony at Couple Select Location*Out of local region may be subject to higher rate. Our couple completes a brief reservation & questionnaire once we have a base ceremony vision, we select and officiate a simple ceremony. Completion of marriage license documentation, submitting to clerk of court paperwork for processing your certified copies of marriage license. We even have a list of smaller event locations to include free local park to a paid venue.
Private Small Ceremony Wedding From $100-$150
When you want to keep it simple to semi formal but have a few more folks join in and have a personal custom ceremony - this wedding ceremony package is for you. Our couple completes a reservation & ceremony vision questionnaire once we have a base ceremony vision, we can provide a few ceremony options to choose from, customizing as you wish. Completion of marriage license documentation, submitting to clerk of court paperwork for processing your certified copies of marriage license We even have a list of smaller event locations from a free local park to a paid venue.
Popular Package Ceremony $250-$300
Is our full package, you’ve found the perfect venue, now you need someone to help you put together an awesome ceremony that represents your individuality and your traditions, who you are as a couple!”. Our couple completes a consultation reservation & ceremony vision questionnaire once we have a base ceremony vision, we can provide a custom ceremony planning packet to choose from, customizing as you wish We work with you to prepare that memorable ceremony, a rehearsal is included, if necessary, we will determine if an onsite rehearsal is needed or a zoom or phone chat will do or if your Wedding Planner or Venue has a coordinator will cover it. Completion of marriage license documentation, submitting to clerk of court paperwork for processing your certified copies of marriage license.
Safety: When recommendations by CDC and/or State; Our officiants will maintain the social distancing recommendations of 3 meters and/or the use of facial coverings will be practiced for indoor and outdoor( when 3 meters cannot be accomplished) events required by the state protocols. During the start of the ceremony facial coverings are generally removed by officiant unless social distancing cannot be accomplished.
Mark T. , married on 08/01 5.0 *****
A super great experience and followed or wishes to the letter!
Tony S. , married on 06/19 5.0 *****
They will work with you 100% to make sure your ceremony is exactly how you envision it. They have many resources available to help you plan it all out, so you can do as little or as much as you want. Deb was very courteous and easy to get along with
Shannon, married on 08/08 5.0 *****
Rev. Deb O’Dell was great and I would recommend! We decided to use her for our wedding when she married my sister and brother-in-law.
She is very organized and has a lot of different options and suggestions depending on what type of ceremony you’re looking for. The ceremony can be very customized to what you are looking for. We did a mix of traditional and religious and loved the end result. - The day of the wedding she was on time and we loved our ceremony!
Brittney , married on 08/08 5.0
We are so thankful for Deb & John O’Dell! They were amazing from rescheduling the wedding because of covid-19 shutdown, to the day of the new date, and everything in between. Contacting them was super easy I had many ways to do so via phone, Facebook, and Gmail (Very Responsive) and a Zoom meeting 3 or so days before the wedding. The day of the wedding John was very professional, dressed up in a very nice suit and tie, and his words flowed like butter. Everything was very smooth and transitions throughout the wedding ceremony were flawless. After the wedding and as pictures were being taken John came down to say goodbye and took a few images with us and for that I am great full. Not only did we get everything we asked for, they made the whole process easy and for that we are blessed to have worked with them!
Thank you Both for Everything!!! We would Recommend them 100%!