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Absolutely Wonderful Officiant - Will Move Mountains To Bring Your Ceremony the Value it Deserves
Jan was fantastic for our wedding. Not only did she take the time to understand us, our story, and our vision for our wedding, but she then went the extra mile to surprise us and make the ceremony more than we expected it to be. For anyone looking for a valuable component to your wedding day, Jan is the best officiant in the area, hands down! Kennedy and Eric 3/8/19
Thank you Jan! ❤️My husband and I are extremely thankful for Jan! Jan had us meet with her in person and was extremely sweet and easy to talk to. We are a young couple and planned to have a very small wedding, so we didn’t really know how we wanted the ceremony to go. Jan asked questions to get to know us and created the perfect ceremony for our small family setting. She made us feel so comfortable while we were up there and walked us through every bit of it. I would 100% recommend Jan to anyone getting married. Megan and Lukas 12/22/18
Jan is such a lovely and sweet person who makes you feel warm and welcomed from the moment you meet her. You know her heart and passion is in making each couple she works with feel valued, special, and that nothing matters more than YOUR big day! We cannot thank Jan enough for the time she took to get to know us and for the beautiful ceremony that was an outgrowth of the effort she put into us. I've had so many compliments about the ceremony that Jan performed and how she made each of my family and friends feel confident and special in the roles they played in our wedding. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Jan... We will forever treasure our wedding! -Kellie & Jorge 12/22/18
Planning a wedding long-distance wasn't easy, but Jan made our ceremony one of the highlights of the day. We hired her after exchanging a few e-mails and we met with her in person several months before the ceremony. She was very warm and personable, and asked us both questions that made us think about our love for each other. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a wedding officiant in the Tacoma area! Caryn and Jason 10/20/18
Jan is simply awesome. I had to plan my wedding from 4 hours away. Then add on navigating my complex family relations, it was overwhelming at time. Jan was there to reassure me that everything would be just fine and she always had a plan. Our ceremony was wonderful. She made a beautiful, personal, and non-religious ceremony (as per our request). If I could go back I would have hired her as my coordinator as well. She's worth it. Bailey and John 10/20/18
Jan made our ceremony so special. She has such an infectious happiness and positivity that my husband and I knew we could trust her with our ceremony from the very first time we met her. I would recommend Jan to anyone! Sonja and Alex 9/22/18
We are so glad that Jan officiated at our wedding, our ceremony was perfect. She worked so hard to create a memorable day and a ceremony that was uniquely us. Our guests were raving about the ceremony, with many complimenting it as one of the best they have ever seen. We would highly recommend Jan, and can't thank her enough for all of her work. Sarah and James 9/2/18
Jan is wonderful! The best advice I got from my venue owner was to hire a day of coordinator. We hired Jan as our officiant and day of coordinator and she made sure everything ran smoothly. Jan kept us on schedule throughout the day and evening. I don't know what we would have done without her! There were so many moving parts both before and during the wedding, she kept us on track. I strongly recommend hiring her. Elise and Keith 8/25/18
Jan is a consummate professional. Even though she has a lot of clients, she always made us feel like we were the only ones! Our ceremony was beautiful and went perfectly, no small part to Jan's hard work in organizing it. Her words during the ceremony brought both laughter and tears. We'd recommend her to anyone! Kaitlin and David 8/11/18
Jan was absolutely wonderful! We knew within the first few minutes of meeting with her that she was the officiant for us! She showed genuine interest and care when it came to getting to know us as a couple, our journey, our culture/religion, and our wedding overall. Jan was there for us as more than just an officiant, offering advice and resources for our wedding planning process. Our ceremony was personal and beautiful because of Jan's sweet words and all the time she invested in our story. If you are considering Jan as your officiant you will be in love with how personable, accommodating, and kind she is from the moment you meet her through even after your ceremony. We have such wonderful memories from our wedding ceremony and we owe so much of it to Jan! Chelsea and Ickdeep 7/27/18
Jan, Even though you know we both love to write, words will be hard to find to express how grateful we are for the service you performed at our wedding July 7th, 2018. Your attention to detail in every meeting we had beforehand, your ability to put us at ease in a very anxiety-inducing situation, your quick response time to any and all questions, and your amazing handling of the ceremony the day of, all contributed to a day that we will never forget.
With much love, Mikel and Brian Keese 7/7/18
Jan was truly amazing. We couldn’t have found a better officiant. She was so great to work with and made our small elopement so special. The vows she had wrote and the way she included what we had wrote about each other was just beautiful. Even my parents loved her. Thank you for everything Jan! Karissa and Kelsy 7/7/18
Jan was an amazing officiant. She met with us, learned about us and custom-tailored a ceremony for us that everyone loved. It hit all the right heart strings and we felt it especially captured our feelings towards one another and our family. She was willing to work with us in changing her schedule to accommodate our late rehearsal dinner. She integrated everything we asked for and even offered her own opinions on what we should add. She was very professional and made us feel right at ease. She made sure everything on our big day ran smooth. I would not hesitate to refer Jan to anyone that needed an officiant for their wedding. THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR BIG DAY SO WONDERFUL!!! Annie and Raymond 6/30/18
Where do we begin? Now that the wedding is done, we look back and are so happy and thankful to have had Jan as our officiant. When we first met her, she was all smiles and very welcoming, especially to us as we’re a same-sex couple. She took the time to really get to know us, our history, our backgrounds, religion and so forth. Jan asked more questions than we had thought of and for every question we had, she was open and patient. During our rehearsal, our large family was impressed with how well she was able to handle a huge crowd, while staying professional and friendly. She was super organized and detailed, which made our wedding ceremony to turn out exactly as we hoped it would be. She offered her ideas and listened to ours. Jan was early and spoke with our wedding party and vendors to ensure things would work well. Her words were touching and she had triple checked with us that a few dates and details were spot on. A big bonus is that she has a great sense of humor. We recommend Jan to all couples who are looking for someone who won’t give the general ceremony… she will give you a ceremony to remember full of love and happiness. 5+ stars and more for sure! Thank you so much, Jan!
Shayla & Elaine 6/23/18
Jan is AMAZING! I felt an instant connection with her and immediately new she was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. She was both professional and personal at the same time. It was evident that she has a passion for marrying people and is invested in their personal story to create an intimate/special ceremony completely catered to who they are as a couple. She supported and helped us create a ceremony better than we imagined with very personal touches that were meaningful to my husband and me. She is a wealth of knowledge and experience. She understands the structure and flow of a wedding ceremony, whether it's large or small. She exudes warmth and kindness and has a beautiful heart. I like to think of her as my "wedding angel"! I highly recommend her as an officiant for your wedding ceremony.
Scott and Kimberly 3/10/18
Jan was fantastic! She was prompt, responsive and flexible. (You know how the weather can be in WA). And she even made sure we understood what to do with the paperwork. Additionally, the ceremony she wrote was sweet and specifically tailored to us. It made my spouse cry. I highly recommend Jan, and if you retain her, you'll be glad you did.
Christopher and Sean 4/7/18
Jan was absolutely amazing to work with! My husband and I decided to elope prior to a big move across country and while planning a large wedding later for friends and family. Jan helped us decide on a location and even helped provide witnesses. She helped make our day so special and I truly appreciate all her help! Tonya and James 11/10/17
Jan was a dream come true for us at our wedding she was not only professional but Incorporated every aspect of what we wanted for our special day it was an honor to have her officiate our wedding 100% a true pleasure I absolutely will refer her to everyone. Thank you from Joel and I.
Raquel and Joel 10/8/17
Jan was absolutely amazing! I chose her because I saw her work her magic at my best friends wedding a couple months back and knew I had to have her right away. She was professional, easy to work with and was able to keep the guests laughing (like we wanted). We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
Donna and Colby 9/16/17
Jan is absolutely the best choice we could have made to officiate our wedding. Professional, down to earth, flexible and all together a very easy experience. She met with us to talk about what we wanted or didn't want in our vows. She was getting to know us as a couple to personalize our vows and we had fun chatting with her as well. When the day arrived she absolutely made the day special with the vows she wrote for us. it seemed as if she knew us forever as i could tell she really listened to our story when we met one on one. I absolutely loved it!! She defintely has my highest recommendation for anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Angela and David 8/19/17
Jan went above and beyond for us she was more than our officiant. She helped keep everyone on track and made sure that everything ran smoothly during rehearsal and the day of. She had an upbeat personality and was easy to communicate with.
We first experienced Jan as she officated our friends' wedding, and we immediately sought out her contact information as we both knew we had to have her officiate at our wedding. From the very beginning we absolutely loved working with Jan! She is not only professional and kind, but she took the time to meet with us on several occasions to learn our story and ask us questions to get to know us better as a couple. Jan went above and beyond our expectations in personalizing our ceremony through what she had gleamed from our previous meetings and she was instrumental in preparing us for the big day. It was so reassuring to have her there with us, knowing she had everything under control during the entire ceremony. Jan also helped communicate with our DJ and Caterer throughout the ceremony & reception to make sure the rest of the evening flowed smoothly. Our family and friends all complimented her telling us what a wonderfully fun & entertaining ceremony she had helped to create. Several of our friends have already expressed interest in having Jan officiate at their upcoming ceremonies. Jan stayed and enjoyed the entire reception with us and our guests, and needless to say, we now view Jan as a true, close friend. We cannot praise Jan highly enough, and we would absolutely recommend her services. Thank you, Jan, for a beautiful, unforgettable wedding we will cherish forever.
Doug and Mike 9/4/16
I can't say enough good things about Jan Smillie. She is truly heaven sent. My husband and I had the pleasure of having Jan officiate our wedding just a few weeks ago and I still have my guests commenting on how absolutely beautiful and touching it was. Jan went above and beyond when it came to personalizing our ceremony and preparing us for the big day. We took advantage of her expertise and recommendations when booking our reception venue which helped complete the our day on a delicious note. She is a joy to work with and we now consider her a true friend. I highly recommend her services if you are looking for someone to help make your wedding spectacular and unforgettable.
From the very beginning we absolutely loved working with Jan! She is not only professional and kind, but she is extremely easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor! Jan always returned our calls, texts and emails quickly, she was very understanding about last minute changes that we made and overall is completely amazing. She was able to create a beautiful ceremony for us and it was so reassuring just to have her there with us knowing she had everything under control during the entire ceremony. Our family and friends all complimented her telling us what a wonderful ceremony we had. We just cannot say enough about Jan, we would absolutely recommend her services. Thank you, Jan for a beautiful, special wedding we will always remember with love.
Joe and Krissi 3/19/16
I was so incredibly happy to have Jan perform our wedding ceremony. She was so helpful through the process and helped up make our ceremony perfect. I really appreciate how flexible she was with her schedule. She is a very kind person and I would recommend her to everyone. Thank you Jan!
We highly recommend Jan for your Officiating needs! She was absolutely the best! We met with her a few weeks prior to our ceremony- she learned our story and asked us questions to get to know us better as a couple. She made our ceremony so personal and funny and we received so many compliments from our friends and family. She also helped communicate with our DJ and Caterer after the ceremony to make sure the rest of the evening flowed smoothly. She put all of our nerves at ease and we were really able to enjoy ourselves. She is a true professional!