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Wedding Officiant in 22301

My name is Jeff Maszal and I have officiated wedding ceremonies for couples of almost every faith, race, and culture.

Each wedding is customized to meet your needs. I take pride in listening to you and working with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are, what you want, and what your faith, family, and culture may request or require. An Ordained Minister, in good standing (and a former management consultant), I officiate traditional, contemporary, religious (Christian, etc), non-denominational, spiritual, interfaith, cross-cultural, and secular/non-religious ceremonies. Religious and interfaith ceremonies that I have officiated/co-officiated include those from the Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Bahá'í, Confucianism, and Taoist faiths. I have incorporated cultural traditions from most part of the world.   I’m licensed to officiate in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Virginia. Check out my web page at www.weddingceremoniesbyjeff.com or contact me at 703.980.1677 and let me know if you have any questions.  

David
9/25/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jeff Maszal is a class act. He figuratively (and sometimes literally) held our hands from the initial inquiry months in advance to a final meeting minutes before our ceremony --all the while providing sage guidance and thoughtful suggestions. The ceremony itself was just what we wanted and the end result is not only a happy marriage but also an unreserved endorsement of Jeff. We additionally found Jeff to be a useful resource for recommendations of other wedding service providers like the photographer and musician, etc.
Michael
8/20/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jeff provided an unique perspective and offered a plethora of experience when dealing with weddings . Providing us with different options on how we can proceed with the ceremony made the decision making process 10 times easier . I would highly recommend Jeff for any other ceremony . Words alone cannot express our deep gratitude for Jeff making our day a little extra special.
Kristen
8/19/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jeff was a fabulous officiant for our wedding day! Not only is he a gifted public speaker, he went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony went off without a hitch. He met with us in person several times to discuss the big day, was very responsive, listened to any concerns we had and provided guidance, and did everything in his power to ensure we had the best day of our lives. He even made sure the sun wouldn't be in my eyes during the ceremony, helped us plan the processional and seating, and sent me instructions on how to change my name afterwards :) He has so many templates and recommendations to make your ceremony as personal and customized as you'd like. We highly recommend Jeff!
Taylor
8/12/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a great experience using Wedding Ceremonies by Jeff as our wedding officiant on August 12th, 2017 and for our pre-marital counseling. Jeff is a very friendly person and is easy to work with. When we first met him, we ended up talking with him for about two hours about the wedding and just getting to know each other. He has a good sense of humor and is open and knowledgeable about different cultures, which was nice since my husband is from the Netherlands. Jeff has many different types of ceremonies to choose from (religious, non-religious, traditional, contemporary, etc.), and he allowed us to customize our ceremony by combining pieces from multiple ceremonies to make ours exactly how we wanted it. He responded positively when we told him we wanted to do a live-stream video of our ceremony to my husband’s family and friends overseas that could not be there. Jeff also did pre-marital counseling with us using the Prepare-Enrich program, and we enjoyed working with him during two extended sessions instead of the four standard sessions. We live about two hours away from Northern Virginia, so it was difficult for us to come up to the area with both of us being in graduate school, so he was able to accommodate our situation. He was great at our wedding ceremony and was interactive with the guests. Everything turned out beautifully! The guests loved how he was able to make the ceremony very special and unique. We would recommend Jeff to anyone looking for a wedding officiant and/or pre-marital counselor!
Lauren
7/1/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jeff was deeply instrumental in creating a perfect wedding day. From our initial meeting, which lasted close to two hours because he was so invested in understanding us as a couple, we felt at ease placing our ceremony in his hands. He has wide-ranging knowledge about various cultural and religious traditions, and consequently, was able to help us design a ceremony that conformed to our religious and cultural backgrounds, representing our diversity as a couple. Additionally, he guided us as we navigated a way to include my stepson in our ceremony, providing suggestions (which included personal vows I wrote to my stepson, as well as a small gift that I gave him as a token of our newly formed bond), that were thoughtful, loving, and simply stated: perfect. Jeff is articulate, sensitive, witty, and has an incredible sense of humor, all qualities that were evident during our wedding ceremony. Numerous guests commented on Jeff delivering THE most sweet and personal wedding ceremony they had ever attended. My husband and I MORE than highly recommend Jeff's services.
Steven
6/11/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Outstanding officiant. Great voice, great presence, and demonstrated an ability to properly pronounce a couple Chinese names during ceremony! Had some good suggestions just prior to ceremony to help make things go smoother.
Maegan
5/13/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jeff was great! My husband and I were stressed when our original officiant fell through a month or so before our wedding. Jeff jumped in and didn't miss a beat. From our first phone call we were confident that he would do an amazing job and he didn't disappoint. He took the time to really know us as a couple, and the ceremony went exactly as we envisioned it.
Linda
5/7/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jeff performed a beautiful ceremony for us, containing everything that we wanted. He is prepared with several templates, ranging from religious to non-religious, traditional to contemporary. We chose parts from several and put together a ceremony that reflected us and our preferences. In the planning stages, he responded quickly to answer any questions or concerns that we had. His delivery was friendly and personable, which led to a very comfortable ceremony. We received many compliments from our guests on his demeanor and performance.
Brandi
5/6/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
About a month before our wedding, our officiant informed us that he could not perform our ceremony. My husband and I started frantically calling around to find someone else who could marry us. I found Jeff and he was amazing. He stepped right in to make sure we got hitched without a hitch. Jeff saved our marriage before it even started.
Nadia
5/5/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
When my (now) husband and I were on the search for an officiant, we initially expected someone to regurgitate a 1/2 page ceremony script. But Jeff went above and beyond all expectations! The ceremony flow was more intricate than we had expected, and we were lucky that Jeff walked us through all of the ins and outs, guiding our big wedding party (14 people!!) down the aisle. He gave us memorable pointers to prevent mishaps, like the direction my maid of honor should turn to grab my flowers or how many steps to count before the next person walks etc. He also coached our wedding party and my father (who couldn't attend the rehearsal) about when and where to walk about 1 hr prior to the ceremony. These are things we just didn't think about, and we are so very grateful, because he was basically herding cats. Jeff brought an element of humor in the background while we were getting ready, which was especially helpful for me as I was getting quite emotional leading up the ceremony - he had my mother, my bridesmaids and myself all laughing and in good spirits, getting ready to line up. Now the good stuff, the stuff everyone hopes for in an officiant: Jeff is such a warm person & an incredible orator - when we met him, we felt so at ease! He listened attentively to what we told him about ourselves - in that first meeting, he really was getting to know who we were as a couple. He provided a template for us to understand the basic flow of wedding ceremonies and vows, and using that we were able to create our own personalized ceremony with his guidance and input. His delivery, and weaving in highlights of our history made for the most touching ceremony our families have ever witnessed! There were audible sobs in the crowd, then laughs, & a glowing overwhelming feeling of love. We are so thankful that Jeff was a part of our team that day - we had our full trust in him, which made our ceremony stress free and beautiful. We highly recommend Jeff!! Thank you, Jeff =)!
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Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wife and I are super pleased we chose Jeff to officiate our marriage. His wit and humor helped loosen us up during his pre-wedding planning sessions and were also appreciated by the guests at our ceremony. We opted for his menu-style ceremony creation but he was also very fluent in his occupation and so was able to handle specific requests with ease. On the day of the wedding he was very professional and respectful and helped keep things running smoothly. We highly recommend considering Jeff.
Ashley
4/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jeff was very easy to work with and really helped us with his special signing service. He also followed up with us with guidance on the name changing process, which was very helpful.
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, 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?
DC, MD, OH, PA, VA, WA, WV
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