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Officiant in Concord, NH,
(603) 674-4934

About Us

I've been told my casual nature is what some people like. I think of it as a quiet confidence, as I don't think of this work as very casual. I really enjoy helping couples create the ceremony they want. Although I have my own faith, I don't often do religous ceremonies. I tend to work with stories, poems, and little anecdotes to build something personal and intimate.

I did my first wedding at the request of my friends, who wanted someone who would care as much about their day as they did (well, close to). I had so much fun and was encouraged by them and family to offer my services to others.

I pride myself on making it fun, memorable, low-stress while capturing the elements you want in your day. I understand that a wedding is a ceremony (with all the pomp and circumstance ), but it is also a personal, intimate moment - and it should reflect you, your partner, and your personalities.

My process can be straightforward or more involved, depending on you. At a minimum, I require an initial meeting (face to face or virtual) to understand your wishes and ensure we are a good fit for each other. If you have everything planned, I can insert myself into the plan and execute my part. If you need guidance, I can work with you to plan out the ceremony and ensure all is set on your special day. I can be as hands-off or hands-on as you'd like, but personally, I find that the better I know you, the better the process goes.

You may wonder if I'm comfortable with a particular aspect of your union...chances are I am. I consider myself a spiritual person and I'm happy to weave in faith-based or cultural rituals into your ceremony. I also believe that if you have found love, whoever that person is, my job is to help unite you and I am lucky to be a part of it.

Finally - if you have a small engagement, are eloping, or are financially constrained, please feel free to reach out for a custom quote. Otherwise, please see my pricing sheet for information about my services.

Services Offered

From a simple elopment to a grand ceremony with many parts, I'm happy to work with you to create your day.

My minimum charge is $250 which would cover a simple ceremony, close to Bow NH.

I generally charge $100 for a rehearsal dinner.

I generally charge $100 for travel expenses (about an hour from Bow, NH)

I may charge slightly more for a complex ceremony where I may need to manage family, speakers, musical performances, etc.

If you'd like to me perform a wedding outside of NH, I am happy to explore the options to do so. Most states have a method for becoming ordained or certified to perform weddings within their state.


Melissa Howard

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  • David made our wedding so personal and special. He was fantastic to work with and offered great suggestions on how to design our ceremony. It was a wonderful planning process as we came up with an outline of what we wanted, and Dave was more than accommodating to our requests. He took time to make sure that he understood our plan and wanted to ensure he followed through exactly as we envisioned. As for the actual ceremony, I get choked up thinking about how well it went. He was so heartfelt and genuine and Blew us away with this presence. He even was able to get us back on track with the ceremony when my husband and I accidentally skipped over a part due to excitement and tears. He was able to go back to the part we missed without anyone the wiser! If you work with Dave, he will work with you to make your ceremony exactly as you envision. He’ll be a great collaborator or will be as hands off as you prefer. One thing I promise, you won’t regret having him officiate yo... Read more

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    awe...now I tear up. :) I loved that day, thank you Melissa! .

    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?

    Ceremony Rehearsal

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 250.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

    No

    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 100.00

    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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    No Denomination, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    NH

    What languages do you speak?

    English



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