Wedding Officiant Jon Turino in Portland, OR

About Wedding Officiant Jon Turino

In business since 2015

Wedding Ceremony Officiant, Portland / Vancouver
I’d Love To Marry You!™
Let me help you have your wedding ceremony YOUR WAY. I work with my engaged couples to create wedding ceremonies that are unique to them, that tell THEIR love story, and that are warm, captivating, and memorable.

“Rev. Jon is amazing- Relaxed, on time, professional, personal, and a real sweetheart! He made our wedding experience fantastic! — Sarah, married on 09/22/2018″

When you select me for your Wedding Officiant you can get an up-front planning session, ongoing consults, questionnaires and planning sheets, and a fully tailored script for your ceremony for a very competitive and affordable price. Plus I arrive early and can arrange for prior rehearsals.

I’ll help you – if you’d like – to customize the ceremony and vows – standard or your own – so that your ceremony on your special day is as perfect as you want it to be. I’m happy to incorporate special elements – sand, unity candle or others – so that your ceremony exactly fits your needs, wants, and desires. I’ll work with you and your planning, venue, and coordination vendors so that everything runs smoothly and happily. Visit the booking calendar on the left to check for available dates or contact me – even on booked dates – to see if a specific time on that date might still be available.

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Services
  • Consultation
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal
  • Ceremony personalization
  • Filing of documents

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Pricing

Standard Ceremony $200

A simple ceremony only, using a standard religious or non-religious script, with a pre-ceremony phone or email script review consultation, is priced at $200.

Tailored Ceremony $250

A tailored ceremony, with an in-person up-front consultation, help with customization or modification of the vows and script — a draft of which I’ll supply in advance for editing — is priced at $250

Tailored Ceremony with Rehearsal $350

A tailored ceremony, with an in-person up-front consultation, help with customization or modification of the vows and script — a draft of which I’ll supply in advance for editing — and a semi-formal rehearsal, is priced at $350.

Script and Vows 1st Draft Only $100

A Script and Vows 1st Draft only, if you’re having a friend or relative marry you, $100.

Travel Time and Expenses

Rates shown above are effective 01/01/2019 for weddings within 25 miles of the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, metro areas. Typically an extra $50 for >25 and 50 and <75 miles from 97230 (per trip). Please contact me for travel surcharges for other venues.

FAQ

What are the parts of a wedding ceremony?

  • The processional
  • The family blessing
  • The welcome
  • The wedding sermon
  • The exchange of vows
  • The declaration of intent
  • The exchange of rings
  • The pronouncement
  • The presentation of the newly married couple

The parts of the wedding ceremony, in general, are: the processional, the family blessing (e.g., the giving or presentation of the bride), the welcome, the wedding sermon, exchange of vows, declaration of intent (which is the legal commitment), the exchange of rings, the pronouncement, and the presentation of the newly married couple.

Depending on the couple's desires, readings, remembrances, addition prayers, and other (sometimes ethnic) or various unity elements.

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They are a public declaration of the love and commitment shared by two people and they provide an opportunity for the couple to share their happiness with their friends and family members

In your opinion, why do you think wedding ceremonies are important?

I think wedding ceremonies are important for a number of reasons. They are a public declaration of the love and commitment shared by two people and they provide an opportunity for the couple to share their happiness with their friends and family members.

They often fulfill a brides dream of wearing a wedding gown and being walked down the aisle by her father. And they're a great excuse for a party at the post-ceremony reception.

How to choose a good wedding officiant?

Choosing a good wedding officiant can be daunting. The couple will want someone who is a great communicator and will stay in touch with them from the first contact to ceremony performance. Couples have many questions about the wedding in general so they'll want an experienced officiant who can answer their questions and calm their fears. A good wedding officiant will be willing to customize the ceremony and the vows so that it meets all of the couples' needs, wants, and desires.

Finally, they'll want to choose a true professional who has great reviews from his or her past clients.

Can a notary perform a wedding or marriage?

A notary public may not normally perform a marriage ceremony unless, of course, he or she is also an ordained minister, justice of the peace, or other person authorized to perform legal marriages in a particular state or county. A notary is not normally required to solemnize a marriage since the officiant does that and sends the completed marriage license to the appropriate recording authority.

Disclaimer: marriage requirements can vary considerably from state to state.

A notary public may not normally perform a marriage ceremony unless, of course, he or she is also an ordained minister, justice of the peace, or other person authorized to perform legal marriages in a particular state or county.

Can a couple be married without a ring?

Couples can certainly be married without including the ring exchange portion of the typical wedding ceremony. The rings are but a symbol of the love and commitment shared by the two people being married. The ring exchange may sometimes be replaced by other symbols of connection such as hand fastening using a ribbon or a cord to "tie the knot."

What are some examples of traditional wedding vows?

Some couples use standard vows and others write their own. One example of "standard" vows might be as follows: "I, Groom, take you, Bride, for my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life until death does us part. This is my solemn vow."

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Couples can personalize their weddings in a great many ways from the selection of a particular theme (e.g., country rustic, black tie, some kind of fantasy), the inclusion of ethnic or traditional elements such as unity candle or sand, lasso or handfasting, tree planting or wine sharing, and a wide variety of other ceremony elements

How can a couple personalize their wedding ceremony?

Couples can personalize their weddings in a great many ways from the selection of a particular theme (e.g., country rustic, black tie, some kind of fantasy), the inclusion of ethnic or traditional elements such as unity candle or sand, lasso or handfasting, tree planting or wine sharing, and a wide variety of other ceremony elements. There really are no restrictions so long as the legal requirements are met as part of the ceremony.

Do people actually object to a marriage during a wedding?

Just as the word "obey" has long been omitted from the vows being shared, so the phrase "if anyone objects to this marriage..." has fallen by the wayside. The objection part is a holdover from past times when close family members or already married people might try to marry.

The objection part is a holdover from past times when close family members or already married people might try to marry.

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