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Officiant in Palm Springs,
(760) 636-3564

About Us

Elopement specialiists!
YES, we arrange marriage licenses despite the Coronavirus crisis. Call us today. Joyful Weddings & Events is a wedding officiant company that travels Southern California yet is based in Palm Springs, that helps you design a wedding that is beautiful, fun, and true to your love story. The wedding ministers work closely with you to create meaningful wedding vows that capture your unique relationship and personalities. This wedding officiant and emcee company goes the extra mile to ensure your guests are entertained and their hearts are touched.

Owner Reverend Richard, a Canadian, has officiated over 1,700 weddings for couples in the Palm Springs area and beyond. He and his reliable team have been serving their community for over 20 years through officiating and emceeing beautiful ceremonies and events. His specialty is co-authoring customized ceremonies where guests not only feel the depth of a couples covenant but also bring to their consciousness the importance of the love of friends and family in their lives.

Language used in reviews that describe client experiences include: "Incredible communication throughout the process". "Willingness to listen". Accommodating and flexible". "Fast to respond". "Fun and enjoyable to work with"."Organized and on top of things". "Exceptionally funny, kind, patient and genuine". "Provided an intimate and personal marriage ceremony".

Services Offered
Joyful Weddings & Events provides their services to couples of all denominations, faith and beliefs, including Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and many more. Their services are fully customizable, and they are willing to work with you to create a wedding experience that fits your schedule and budget. Joyful Weddings & Events provides services to the following:

  • Non-religious
  • Interfaith
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Vow renewal
  • Civil union
  • Single religion

Other Services
In addition to officiating, Joyful Weddings & Events is willing to organize and plan your wedding ceremony. They will make the wedding planning process easy for you and give your guests the red carpet treatment. Services include:

  • Timelines
  • Partial planning
  • Emcee Duties
  • Day-of coordination

Michael LoBiondo

5 out of 5
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  • Rev. Richard was the officiant for our small ceremony at the Dinah Shore Estate in Palm Springs in November 2020. Originally we were going to have one of our family members act as the officiant, but we are so happy we decided to work with Joyful Weddings. Rev. Richard helped us through the entire wedding process (including how to get a marriage license in the middle of a pandemic) and worked with us to create an intimate, personalized ceremony that we will never forget. He was also extremely responsive on text and email to all our little questions, which made the planning super easy and removed a bunch of stress. And maybe most important, Rev. Richard is a genuinely nice, warm, and respectful person and it is very clear from the moment you meet him that he loves being a wedding officiant. I would 100% recommend Rev. Richard to anyone looking for an officiant for their special day.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 495.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 475.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 250.00

    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, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CA, OR, WA

    What languages do you speak?

    English, French

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