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Officiant in Claymont, Delaware,
(302) 530-3569

About Us

It is said that, "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." Sophocles.

It is also sometimes said that one Officiant frees Brides, Grooms, and Guests alike from the dread and tedium of enduring a boring ceremony: and that Officiant is Terri Swadey!

My name is Terri Swadey and believe in Love - and if you and a special someone have found that love with each other, then I believe in your love and I believe any ceremony, whether a wedding or other commemoration, should be done your way!

I also believe that the Ceremony part of your Big Day should be as much fun for you and your guests as the Celebration which follows!

So as your Officiant, my goal is to bring the personal into the private without losing track of either aspects. Recognizing the many nuances that are often part of that dynamic, it brings me great joy to be part of your Joy, and so I would relish the chance to work with you to create a customized ceremony for you that reflects he love and commitment between you and your partner.

Services Offered
Swadey’s Sweet Ceremonies honors all sincere unions without discrimination. Whether religious, spiritual, or of other nature, when matters of the heart are ready to commit with matters of the conscience, then Terri Swadey is ready to help you commemmorate, formalize, legalize and/or otherwise celebrate your mutual decision.

Rev. Terri Swadey is an Ordained ULC Minister and Licensed Officant located in the State of Delaware with special DISCOUNTS and FOCUS ON: Claymont, DE; Wilmington, DE; and surrounding areas - fees vary with distance.

Aubri Frehner

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  • Terri is an AMAZINGLY heartfelt officiant. She was responsive, professional, and detail oriented. She provided many sources so we could decide how our ceremony would be presented. She has templates of all backgrounds and even shares ideas from other couples that she thinks would go well with your personality. Best of all, we had such a quick but deep connection to Terri, that she really surprised us at our ceremony by speaking truthfully about how she perceived us! It was a talking point after our wedding. We had so many compliments about our ceremony and Terri's role in it. We could not have found a more perfect officiant, and now lifelong friend!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 250.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal, Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 250.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 75.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 15.00

    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, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins., 60+ mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    DE, MD, NJ, PA

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