Weddings Without Regrets
... what every bride deserves
Congratulations on your wedding plans! I’m excited for you, and I hope if you're planning a Long Island or New York City wedding, that I can be a part of your very special day.
Have you ever talked to a friend who had a bad experience with her wedding? We’ve all heard the disappointing accounts: “The person who conducted our wedding was rude to guests, inconsiderate, cold, unprofessional, apathetic, boring, or came very late.” No one wants “Reverend Lovejoy” from the Simpsons for their wedding officiant, but sometimes it happens.
And this relates to why I love to do what I do. I work with couples to save them from bad experiences – so that they will have “no regrets” about their wedding ceremony. I want the bride to say, “Pastor Bill was ... professional, personable, interesting, organized, easy to work with ... and fun. If we had to do it over again, we’d choose him again!” Something like that. I want to work with you to make sure that one of the most important days in your life will overflow with only good memories. Every bride deserves a great wedding – no exceptions. It’s not about “bridezilla”, it’s just what’s right.
And another fact explains me: I’m an ordained minister. That means, among other things, that I believe that even if your ceremony is non-religious, that when you join your life to another person in marriage – it’s a sacred moment. Few things you’ll ever do will have the significance of this act. The purposes of heaven and earth intersect when a man and woman tie the knot – and approaching it this way impacts the ceremony in a subtle but significant way. I love to reach out to people at important moments in their lives and give God an opening to do something good, and I want to be of real help – to channel God’s compassion and grace – and who doesn’t need that? A wedding ceremony is not an outdated ritual or a legal formality – it’s so much more, and I promise you I’ll be keeping that in mind on the day that I do your wedding.
I do non-denominational Christian and non-religious (civil) ceremonies on Long Island, in Westchester, and in New York's five boroughs. I would be honored to be part of your special day! (I also officiate at vow renewal and baby dedication ceremonies, and at funerals.)
PLEASE CALL ME TODAY TO CHECK ON THE AVAILABILITY OF YOUR DATE!
Pastor Bill Britton
And here is a video of a wedding I officiated in June of 2012 at Giorgio's in Baiting Hollow. The bride said "You were terrific and his parents (who really wanted us to get married in the church) were SUPER happy with the ceremony. They thought you were wonderful. ... You are a star in our wedding recap so I wanted to send this along [the video]."
Thanks Tanya and Stephen! You were great too, and it was a great day!
Dear Pastor Bill, We wanted to thank you so much for the very beautiful and unique ceremony that you performed for us on Friday. Everyone, and we mean everyone, raved about it and how it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever seen. We were so happy with it. ... So thank you again for all your preparation and attention to details. We are so pleased!
-Amber & Michael
Dear Pastor Bill, Lisa and I recently sat down to watch the DVD of our wedding day at the Oheka Castle, and we realized it has already been four quick and happy months since the wedding. ... The first time I spoke with you about how you conduct a wedding ceremony I knew you would be our officiant. I can remember describing you to Lisa as being organized, experienced, knowledgeable, and great for our ceremony. Of course, after our initial meeting in person, Lisa and I were in agreement that you would be the perfect person to provide the beautiful ceremony we'd desire; and you were. ... I know the two of us were very nervous especially in the moments leading up to the ceremony. I can speak for the both of us in saying that you had a calming effect on the two of us as we each met you at "the altar." We were able to enjoy everything we were experiencing during the ceremony especially the commitment we were promising each other before you. Lisa and I sincerely thank you
-Warm regards, Chris and Lisa
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