Wedding
Deb & John
Deb & John


 John O'Dell  &  Rev. Deb O'Dell

 Deb@welcome2wed.com
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Welcome2Wed Ceremonies

Officiating Services

Non-Denominational, Secular - Civil , Spiritual - Non-Religious, Interfaith, Christian- Religious – Traditional - Semi-Religious – Legalities I Do only- Elopements, Handfasting Ceremonies, Commitment Ceremonies- Equality Minded

About Us

The Professionalism, Experience & Leadership & Positive, Cheerful, Out-going, Laid back personality that 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 

This has allowed Rev. Deb &  John the opportunity to work with some amazing couples performing hundreds of weddings & vow renewals in the church and private sector to include Celebration of Life and other select services, They have a proven track record.

Rev. Deb; In starting her journey with wedding and memorial services for friends and family in private sector 20 years ago & has been working with couples for many years creating and presiding over many events. She is a professional wedding officiant, minister, public speaker, various support group leader, educator, retired nurse. Joined by her husband John 6 years ago in providing officiating services .

 

 Choosing an experienced professional wedding officiant is more important than most people realize. It is always important to find someone who you are comfortable with for your officiant choice. Your officiant along with the custom created ceremony  that sets the tone and success of your ceremony  it is someone you will be working with to create the memorable, meaningful ceremony you envision. 

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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.

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* We work closely with your select event professionals * We have a network of event professionals we can recommend .*

Professional Advantages

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.

 
 
Testimonials

Mark T. , married on 08/01 5.0 *****

Awesome experience

A super great experience and followed or wishes to the letter!

 

Tony S. , married on 06/19 5.0 *****

Wonderfully Flexible

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 *****

Great experience!

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 

Absolutely Amazing

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%!

 
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

Honey Birch Farm
Honey Birch Farm
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Cox Arboretum Spring Event
Cox Arboretum Spring Event

a little rain brings good luck for this lovely couple.

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Tartan Fields Golf Club
Tartan Fields Golf Club

Lovely Summer Event

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FOP Event 2019
FOP Event 2019

A special day for these two! We enjoyed the Ring bearers arriving in mini Police cars! Fun...

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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

Officiating Service  

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

Next Step

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.

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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.

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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.

Service Package Information

Micro- WedNGo Legalities Only Service Offered ,Signature only service or simple I do brief ceremony

 

Our Base Package, This is our Elopement Couple only and/or Couple with immediate family Ceremony option- Our couple completes a consultation via phone/person and brief questionnaire once we have a base ceremony vision, we  officiate a ceremony.(8-10 Min) Completion of marriage license  documentation, submitting to clerk of court paperwork for processing your certified copies of marriage license. The pricing of this package is based on distance from our location.. Please contact us for a formal quote.

 

Our Private Event Package, This is a popular option for couples who wish to have a small gathering (i.e.<25 guests) ceremony , Our couple completes a formal consultation via phone/person/email and questionnaire once we have your ceremony vision, we select and officiate a custom ceremony that is in line to your ceremony vision, completion of marriage license and all formal documentation, submitting to clerk of court paperwork for processing your certified copies of marriage license, Small Private Semi Formal Ceremony with small # of guests , no rehearsal services 

 

Our “Popular” Package is our couple choice for Semi Formal grand celebration events. We have our formal consultation completing the ceremony vision questionnaire after our consultation we will put together your Custom Ceremony Resource Packet to include samples of all elements of your ceremony vision. We work together to create something that represents your relationship, traditions, anecdotes. This includes Officiating of your event, completion of marriage license and all formal documentation, submitting to clerk of court paperwork for processing your certified copies of marriage license

Upon request; presence at Rehearsal services available for additional rate, we provide Custom Ceremony Itinerary, our couples Rehearsal Guide, Timeline handout.

Retainer starting at $50.00 &  Reservation Booking Agreement will secure your event date and time

Payments accepted: Cash, Check, Zelle, Venmo

Servicing

Dayton, Springfield, Greenville, Central Ohio &  Indiana & Loveland, Hamilton & surrounding areas

Location outside of our 20 miles raduis may be subject to a higher rate.

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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.

 
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