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Officiant in Tacoma, WA,
(818) 454-0960

About Us

My name is John the Best Day Ever Officiant. The most significant and exciting decision a beautiful and loving couple can make together is to begin their life-long journey by saying “I do”. As an ordained minister, my greatest joy is to ensure that this most special decision is filled with all the peace, joy, laughter and love that every couple deserves and longs for on their best day ever. I have been an ordained minister for over five years (both through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and Universal Life Church) and have performed over 100 beautiful wedding ceremonies on three different continents. My passion is to highlight the unique love and story that exists between every couple and then craft and perform a ceremony that honors, celebrates and blesses that union that only grows with time. As a couple, whether you prescribe to a specific faith or none at all, my approach is fun, joyful and personal to honor your partnership, tell your story and also, to center all who are present on your day to celebrate the gift of your love. As a couple, you are beautifully unique and deserve to have the kind of ceremony that truly honors your love and story. I would love to get to know you as a couple and would be honored to help make your “I DO” day truly the best day of your lives together!

I received my Pastoral License in 2011 through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and worked as an Associate Pastor in Burbank, CA. While gaining experience officiating weddings, I also spoke regularly at church on Sundays and provided counseling for couples and individuals. In 2014, I became ordained and then set out to pastor my own church for three amazing years. People and using my gifts to serve, encourage and bless them are my true passion in life. My education and experience have trained and prepared me to make wedding ceremonies truly the best day ever for couples!

In 2017, I stepped away from the non-profit world for a change of pace and relocated to my hometown of Tacoma where I work in sales and project management. Now I get to enjoy both my full-time day job and my passion as a dynamic speaker and officiant on the weekends. I have worked with all sorts of customers of all different ages and backgrounds ranging from complete strangers, close friends, church members and even family members. Through it all, I've never officiated a wedding that wasn't the "best day ever" for the couple and myself as well. Every couple deserves to have a ceremony that honors their unique love story and I look forward to hearing and telling yours well at your Best Day Ever Wedding coming up!

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  • When I was planning my wedding, just like many people, I wanted mine to be perfect (or at least as close to perfect as possible). I spent so much time researching, calling, price negotiating, and so on. The entire process was very stressful, confusing, and expensive. That is, except my experience with John Candler. When I was looking for an officiant, I looked online and read many reviews. I looked at their faces, and tried my best to imagine their personalities. I know this sounds bad, but I simply didn’t have the time, energy, or desire to meet multiple pastors, priests, nuns or whoever to find the perfect officiant. When I saw the reviews for John, the people described a person that was warm, professional, and simply great at what he does. So I sent him a message, hoping that he was available for our special day. He quickly replied, within minutes, and let us know he was available. He directed us to his website for more information, photos, reviews, and rates. His website was prof... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 350.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 350.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 100.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Baptist, Evangelical, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CA, WA

    What languages do you speak?


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