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Officiant in Racine, WI,
(847) 208-3696

About Us

Joan Fergus, founder of Ceremonies by Joan, is a professional wedding officiant serving southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Officiating weddings since 2013, she specializes in crafting and delivering exceptional ceremonies that will bring your story to life.

Rev. Joan listens and makes it a priority to get to know couples, developing an understanding of their individual style and taste. In addition to writing a unique, personalized wedding ceremony, she assists couples in all the details that have to do with their ceremony (working with vendors, directing the rehearsal, obtaining your license, etc.) to make your day stress-free.

Rev. Joan's talent for writing and her calm and warm presence helps your wedding ceremony have a look of professionalism and elegance. Your love story is unique, so your ceremony should be, too!

Planning a wedding during COVID-19?

Rev. Joan has been officiating weddings during the 2020 pandemic...from small backyard weddings...nature traditional large wedding venues. Weddings can come in all shapes and sizes, but what is most important is to share your love and commitment and become married. No matter the size or location. It all works!!

Do you want a ceremony that reflects you as a couple and not the standard script? Let's talk!

* Check out the testimonials left by happy couples. Click 'Reviews' above.

Emily Chamberlain

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  • Joan was the perfect fit for us. After having a difficult time finding an officiant who would do the ceremony like we wanted, we were able to find Joan! She was amazing to sit down and talk to. So easy to open up to. We wanted something shorter and not religious and something that just flower and emphasized on our relationship and our love for each other and Joan did exactly that. The ceremony was perfect. I think about it a lot because I just love how happy we were and how much love I felt in that room. I would recommend Joan to do anyone’s ceremony because she makes it for what you want and what kind of couple you are. The ceremony was everything I could ask for and more!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 600.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 675.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 50.00

    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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    No Denomination

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    IL, WI

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