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Officiant in Silver Spring, MD,

Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant

10150 Sutherland Road
Silver Spring, MD, MD
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(301) 325-4342

About Us

Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant, is a professional wedding officiant based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Joan works with couples throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, and is also registered to officiate in Delaware, Minnesota, and Colorado. A certified celebrant, she has performed nearly 300 wedding ceremonies--for gatherings large and small, or with just the couple. These ceremonies range from completely secular to "spiritual but not religious" to interfaith or faith-inspired, and often include ethnic or cultural traditions in a meaningful way. She works closely with each couple to create a unique ceremony that reflects who they are, celebrates their love for each other, and conveys what it means to them personally to be making this lifelong commitment. Then she conducts the ceremony seamlessly, expressively, and joyfully!

Services Offered
Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant, offers each couple a complimentary consultation to explore how their ceremony might flow, so that they can get a great sense of whether she is the person they'd like to have as their officiant. Her fee is all-inclusive, covering all her time and services, including rehearsal when desired and submittal of their signed marriage license. Couples who choose may obtain a complete ceremony script for their review, changes, and approval.

Rebecca W.

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  • Working with Joan was an absolute gift. With the pandemic and family health concerns to think about, we'd decided to have an intimate elopement ceremony rather than holding out for a larger ceremony. But Joan's warm presence made it feel like we had family there with us nonetheless. Having absolutely no idea what we were doing at the start, Joan provided thoughtful guidance and tips as we worked out details of our ceremony and vows. In the end, she created a gorgeous ceremony that we'll look back on with happy tears for years to come. Just wow!!! We can't say thank you enough for Joan's preparedness, insight, and assistance. Would highly recommend

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 650.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 200.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 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 services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed

    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.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CO, DE, DC, MD, MN, OH, VA

    What languages do you speak?


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