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Officiant in New York,
(917) 319-9303

About Us

Jeddah Vailakis is a trustworthy and beloved New York wedding officiant and Interfaith Minister. When working with Jeddah, she will guide you through your inner journey leading up to the day of your wedding, and help you to connect to what matters most. Jeddah has a passion for storytelling, and will narrate your love story in ways that are meaningful and memorable for you and your guests. Her calming nature will guide you through the tough parts of planning, and will keep you centered on the big day. Choosing Jeddah as your officiant is a great first step for planning your wedding.

Jeddah Vailakis was ordained as a minister in 2002, after a close friend and mentor asked her to fill in as the officiant for a wedding of 350 guests. She fell in love with the role, and has been helping couples on their journey to marriage ever since. Jeddah has been featured twice in Martha Stewart Weddings, offering sage wisdom to couples about the planning process and what to expect during the ceremony itself.

Services Offered
Jeddah offers religious, non religious and interfaith wedding ceremonies and civil unions. Jeddah believes that ceremonies should reflect the couple’s love rather than adhering to strict traditions. She invites couples to choose their own reading materials and write their vows, and will help them to create the perfect wedding as they envision it. Jeddah also offers pre-wedding counseling for couples.

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  • We were very particular about the feelings we wanted our ceremony evoke - we wanted it to be heartfelt and touching, not too heavy but not necessarily lighthearted or funny. We wanted it to feel meaningful for all of our guests. We found all of this with Jeddah. She has such a beautiful and light spirit and was able to pull out of us all of the detail she needed to build an extremely beautiful ceremony incorporating our words with specific readings and stories we wanted to include but importantly with the setting and landscape of rolling hills and quiet, gentle breezes. We had just enough interaction that didn't feel like "work" and we had fun answering her questionnaire. It was just an absolute delight having her near. Strongly recommend.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 1,100.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 800.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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

    $ 75.00

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

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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CT, MA, NJ, NY, PA, VT

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