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Officiant in Hadlyme, CT,
(860) 395-8920

About Us

Local to Middlesex County, Connecticut but servicing Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and beyond, Justice of the Peace Fred Harger of Be Wed by Fred, LLC(TM) specializes in officiating ceremonies for couples of all faiths and backgrounds. Fred has over 30 years of experience in wedding officiating and planning, and is happy to officiate ceremonies of any size.

Services Offered
Fred prioritizes flexibility when it comes to his clients. He offers premarital counseling to all interested couples, and is happy to provide his services for wedding rehearsals, vow renewals, elopements, and non-religious and interfaith ceremonies alike. Fred would be honored to customize the ceremony and vows to your personal taste and needs.

And, when little ones come along, Fred is happy to conduct your custom Guide Parent ceremony(ies).

Courtney Gendron

4.8 out of 5
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  • It’s hard to put into words the value of Fred during our wedding process. Our large Italian venue wedding we had been planning for over a year was not going to work out for July, 2020 and we quickly switched to a backyard wedding with a month to plan it. The planning, transition, rehearsal, and wedding day would not have gone nearly as smoothly without the help of Fred. Throughout the process he was positive and helpful, offering advice as we went and telling us this wedding would happen!! He never left us and gave up, even during the pandemic. During the rehearsal Fred took complete charge of everything and was extremely organized from little tiny details like how to hold our hands for the best photo shots of our rings, to stepping aside during our first kiss so we could have the intimate moment together. He made sure everyone knew exactly what to do for the day ahead. On the day of wedding, I was a little stressed! He again, took charge of everyone even the guests!! He quickly beca... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 400.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 400.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 250.00

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

    $ 100.00

    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., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?


    What languages do you speak?

    English, Spanish

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