Deb & John

 John O'Dell  &  Rev. Deb O'Dell


Welcome2Wed Ceremonies

Officiating Services

Non-Denominational, Secular - Civil , Spiritual - Non-Religious, Interfaith, Christian- Religious – Traditional - Semi-Religious – Elopements,  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 RN. Rev. John has joined in providing officiating services for over 5 years.


 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  and 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. 


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 .*

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.


Crystal O ,  5.0 Stars

Our wedding ceremony on March 30th, 2019 My husband and I were beyond happy with choosing Deb as our officiant. She was so personal and extremely easy to speak with. From beginning to end of planning up until the day of our wedding  she was so professional yet we felt like she was part of our family. She created our ceremony with pieces of what we had chosen and she did it so beautifully better than we could've expected. We shared some laughs and surprises during the ceremony which just made it that much better. We thank you Deb from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so special. Best ceremony ever, Mr. and Mrs. O...


Brooke ,   5.0 Stars

Excellent! There is no other way to describe Reverend Deb and her husband John other than excellent! Very responsive to emails and flexible with our needs. Rev. John was an absolute pleasure to work with. He guided our rehearsal for us and held a beautiful ceremony. I loved every part of it! Very professional yet fun! Thank you both so much for the time you took to meet and work with Robby and I. We are forever grateful for you both!


  Stephanie & Joe

Our experience with Reverend Deb and John O’Dell was wonderful. They were very responsive, guided us with tools to personalize our ceremony, and were genuinely interested in us as a couple. Our experience felt authentic and kind. Rev. John performed our ceremony. He was joyous and managed a very memorable and heartfelt ceremony.


Reviewed by Brooke D

Deb was more than I could’ve asked for!! I lost my dad a little over 2 years ago and was depressed he couldn’t be there, Deb took time to add a special part in the ceremony in his memory, and she led me through the rest of the steps and was patient with me. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect person for the job and i highly recommend her!!

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

Private Residence
Private Residence
Canyon Run Ranch
Canyon Run Ranch

A lovely formal event at this gorgeous venue.

FOP Event 2019
FOP Event 2019

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



Deb is wonderful. She is a wonderful person, great to work with. Kind, pleasant, caring. She was a blessing to our ceremony. Cathy 


Highly recommend Deb O'Dell!! She just did our ceremony last weekend and she was amazing!! Megan 


"Kasandra K Thank you. It was a great day couldn't be any happier. Rev John was so nice to us, did a great job! 


Sarah , 2019 5.0 Stars

Calming and flexible We worked with Deb. She was very calm and easy to work with. We did not want a traditional ceremony and she sent us all kinds of sample ceremonies and answered all of my questions. She helped us put together what we wanted to make us feel comfortable. On the day of our wedding, she rolled right along with all of our silliness and giggles. She was great and really helped us have a nice experience.



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

Service Miami Valley Region 

Our Elopement-Base Service - from $50 

Our Private Service - from $75

Our Popular Service from $250-$350 

Micro Events Available Monthly for $10-$35

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.


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 Coordination 

 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 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.


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

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


We do not require counseling prior to your wedding however we have a Couples Resource Pre-Marital Discussion worksheet available at your request..

Service Package Information


Our Elopement Package, Private Intimate Ceremony - Our couple completes a consultation via phone/person and brief questionnaire once we have a base ceremony vision, we select a ceremony that is best for your ceremony vision. The pricing of this package is based on distance from our location.. Please contact us for a formal quote.


Our Private Event Package, Our couple completes a formal consultation via phone/person and questionnaire once we have your ceremony vision, we select several ceremony options that is custom to your ceremony vision., Small Private Ceremony with a few guests , no rehearsal services 


Our “Popular” Package is our complete customized option with a few extras. 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 package includes final meeting a few weeks before the event, (if desired)

Upon request;  Rehearsal and coordination of rehearsal services are available for additional rate , we provide Custom Ceremony Itinerary, our couples Rehearsal Guide, Timeline handout as well



Welcome2Wed next  Special Wedding event is all set for the Spring 2022, Couples interested in having an intimate ceremony with a few guests at our select venue, saving the stress, time, and money involved in planning a full scale event,   

We provide an intimate 30min wedding ceremony for a  special rate, created entirely by us. We choose the date, the theme, the decor, the vendors, you answer a few questions, pick out what to wear and who to invite, show up with 1o of your closest family and friends and get married!

contact us for additional details. 

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

Payments accepted: Cash, PayPal, Zelle, Check

Ultimately, this is your wedding ceremony and a professional officiant is going to understand and respect that, and work with you to ensure you get exactly what you want.

Safety: 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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