What is a Officiant anyway?
In Michigan, officiants are individuals who are authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. This can include clergy members, judges, and certain other officials.
If you are planning to get married in Michigan, it is important to choose an officiant who is authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in the state. There are a few different types of officiants who are recognized in Michigan, including:
As the owner of A Simple I Do Wedding Officiants, Nichole Bertucci can assure you that all members of her team are legally ordained and trained to perform the best officiating services around. Beyond having the knowledge how to complete your marriage license and file it properly, each officiant knows just how to pay special attention to each couple to assure all of their needs are met for their wedding day.
Michigan wedding officiant
MICHIGAN WEDDING OFFICIANT - LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF
Hello, I'm Nichole Bertucci, owner of A Simple I Do Wedding Officiants. Together with Jena and Meaghn we officiate weddings in Southeast Michigan.
I began my career as a wedding Officiant in 2007 when I did a favor for my younger sister. After performing her wedding ceremony I fell in love with the moment of joy and the concept of providing a wedding ceremony for a couple that they love, that draws in their guests and that truly captures their personality. In 2010 I went full time, I have been officiating weddings in Michigan full time ever since. I truly love standing with a couple on their wedding day and sharing in their joy.
Wedding's can be any size, any format as long as love is at the center. Officiating a wedding in Michigan requires you to be legally ordained and thanks to the Universal Life Church I am. Officiating in Michigan is however more than just being ordained, I pride myself on my ability to write a wonderful ceremony but also to perform that ceremony with emotion. To coordinate my movement to allow your photographer and videographers the space to capture pictures without me in the background. Other wedding pro's love working with me! Now you see me, now you don't!.
Let's talk about your wedding day and see if I would be a good fit for you!
about Nichole Bertucci, A Simple I Do
Hey, I'm Nichole, owner of A Simple I Do. I absolutely love officiating weddings. Talking with couples, learning about their love story and sharing this monumental moment with them is inspirational in so many ways.
Writing wedding ceremonies and talking with couples about how to best serve them on their wedding day always leaves me inspired and wanting for more wedding talk.
I have been officiating for over 15 years and being a wedding officiant is pure magic, spending time with couples on their wedding day, seeing their joy and their love is always the best part of my day.
Let me introduce myself, Nichole Bertucci, Wedding Officiant
I am Nichole Bertucci and I am a wedding Officiant serving southeast Michigan. I absolutely love weddings and being able to stand with couples on their wedding day is a total dream. As a wedding officiant for the last 14 years I've really honed my skills and learned that I love small weddings. I have a passion for officiating small, intimate weddings.
I offer 2 packages for couples seeking to get married in a simple, stress free way.
Wedding package (1) is a SIGNING and is $125 - this is what I call a simple signing. I will meet with the two of you and your two witnesses at a local coffeeshop where we can sign your marriage license and exchange a simple "I Do" to make it legal. This is literally the very least required to make your marriage legal. Couples choose this package for many reasons, some being they are getting married out of state or county and getting legally married in your home state is much easier, it's their second marriage and would really like to skip the stress of planning a large wedding, they want to keep their nuptials private and host a large party with friends and family later or they just want to get to it and start their married lives. Whatever the reason may be I am here for it! Save your money and get married on your terms.
Wedding package (2) is a elopement/intimate wedding and is $250 - this is for the couple and around 20 guests. We'll meet up at a local park and perform a sweet ceremony and then sign your marriage license. I do my best to keep the process simple and easy.
My roll as your wedding officiant is to sign your marriage license and perform an exchange of vows/your declaration of intent - where you say "I do". I am also required to file your marriage license after your wedding.
My personality is calm, easy going while also creating a plan for your wedding day that allows us all to seamlessly move through the process of getting hitched.
What are you looking forward to in 2021? I find myself stuck in trepidation and halted joy. My realist optimistic personality is at war with my heart. I want to do so many things in 2021, travel, gather, perform weddings in front of hundreds of loved ones, but alas I just don't know if any of those will happen. I'm holding out hope that at least this summer will be filled with back yard outdoor hangs with family and friends and that weddings will still go on!
2020 was a unique year for weddings, to say the least. While Covid had us all turned upside down and making changes on the fly, each couple found a way forward that fit them, yes there were tears involved in many cases, I mean it just plane sucks to reschedule the day you had been planning for so long.
Ceremonies were postponed and maybe postponed again and gosh darn it postponed one more time! And I swear to you if 2021 doesn't allow us all the big beautiful weddings I'm gonna loose it...well, not actually, I mean we'll figure it out again but I'm just as frustrated as you are.
Some couples chose to elope today and party sometime in the future.
A lot of couples chose to do a signing, just do the thing and get married!
Let's look at the numbers. In a typical year I perform an average of 100 wedding's. This year, 2020 I did:
9 full Ceremonies - we know these were all March and before!
For a grand total of 184 weddings done in 2020!
I could not be more happy then when standing with a couple and uniting them in marriage, it's exciting, I get butterflies every single time! Yes even the simple signing of the marriage license is exciting to me. I see the smiles, and giggles, the joy that radiates and I am honored to stand with each couple.
Cheers 2020, don't mind if I just push on forward to better days.
Love stories are my passion