Fraser Valley Officiants

Professional Wedding Officiants

It starts with a dream

A wedding is very special moment in time that will stay with you for eternity.  It is the fulfillment of a dream, a bucket list moment you set for yourself years ago. That dream requires a few elements to be perfect:  A perfect setting, the right atmosphere, your closest friends and family, the person you love and… us – the wedding officiant!

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Now you may ask “what is so important about you?”  It’s a fair question. Let’s respond with a question, “Do you want to leave your perfect moment in the hands of just anyone?” You see, we offer a very unique approach to your wedding ceremony.  We let you customize it to suit you!  We guide you through the process, and when the time comes, we perform your ceremony exactly the way you imagined it. The moment, the location, the atmosphere, the friends and family, and your loved one – all together in a perfect ceremony designed by you.

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Hello

This Is Us!

Jennifer Pankratz

Jennifer Pankratz

Licensed Officiant | Fraser Valley, Vancouver area, Okanagan

Jenny loves celebrating love!  Her passion is creating unique, personalized ceremonies that speak to your heart, have a great balance between romantic moments and humour, and will be lovingly remembered by you and your guests for many years to come.

 Her warm, friendly, professional style will put you at ease, knowing your ceremony is in great hands.  She’ll work with you to ensure your ceremony is a true reflection of who you are as a couple.

 She performs ceremonies from Hope to Vancouver, and also loves travelling to the Okanagan with her husband and performing weddings there.  If you’re planning a wedding in the Okanagan, contact her to see if she has plans to be there for your day.

 

 

Greg Janz

Greg Janz

Licensed Officiant | Fraser Valley, Vancouver area

Greg has many years of experience in performing weddings, and he’s great at it!  He offers invaluable insights and knowledge that will help you with planning your special day. He enjoys creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere, and his desire is that your wedding day is a memorable one which is the beginning of a loving, growing life together.

How does this happen?

Right below this paragraph is a contact form.  Just fill that in and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  We will arrange a free no obligation consultation with your chosen officiant to talk through your ceremony either in person or by phone depending on the package you choose (packages are listed below the contact form)

   If you agree that we are a good match, we will take a deposit, place you on our calendar, and then we will all plan for the big day!  We are never more than an email, text, or phone call away as we work together to create a ceremony as unique and special as you are!

 Now….let’s make that magic happen!

 

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Our Packages

                        Are you planning a Vow Renewal ceremony?  Ask about our “I Still Do” package for $249

Wade & Haley

“We can honestly not say enough amazing things about our officiant Jenny from our August Wedding! We wanted a casual, short and meaningful ceremony and that is exactly what she delivered. She was very warm and welcoming to the guests and we genuinely felt that the words she spoke were from her heart. From the beginning when she was available for questions and ideas, to the rehearsal and ceremony where she presented herself and our ceremony beautifully. She was AMAZING and we highly recommend her, she will not disappoint!”

Matt and Jamie

“Our officiant Jenny was fabulous – easy to work with and made the ceremony perfect! Highly highly recommend! So many of our guests thought the ceremony was done beautifully as did we.”

T&M

 “We had Jenny Pankratz as the officiant for our wedding ceremony in July. She was amazing to work with right from the beginning, when we first met her up to and including our ceremony. She really wanted to ensure that our ceremony was exactly what we wanted it to be, and worked with us to do that. Their website has great tools and examples of all the parts that are included in a ceremony and we were able to customize every part of it. We would highly recommend Jenny to other couples looking for a down to earth, enthusiastic and humorous officiant.”

S & R

“Jenny, thank you so much! We thought you did an excellent job! We really loved having you as an officiant and there was absolutely nothing I would have changed about the ceremony!”

Sonia & Michael

“From our first meeting, Jenny was absolutely lovely to deal with. With her help, we were able to create the exact wedding ceremony we wanted – something that was intimate, meaningful, and reflective of us and our life together. On our wedding day, she performed the service beautifully, and so many of our guests told us how special they thought it was. I would not hesitate to recommend Jenny as an officiant to any couple who wants a very personal and thoughtful approach to their wedding ceremony.”

Dasha and Aaron

“Jenny is a thoughtful, caring, organized, and fun person to work with. We were lucky to have her as our officiant and definitely recommend Jenny to any couple!”

Jennifer and David

“Jenny was beyond amazing as the officiant for our event. Jenny went out of her way to talk to us before our event, both on the phone and in-person, to walk us through what we needed and make sure everything we wanted was in the ceremony. The I Do My Way website was easy to use and a great way to organise a wedding – we were seriously so pleased that we could pick and choose everything we wanted in the ceremony – so cool!  On the day of the wedding, Jenny was cool as a cucumber, even when I was stressed out, and really played to the crowd. Her words were reassuring and genuine, and she made all of our guests cry (which is a really good thing at a wedding!). I cannot recommend Jenny highly enough, I have never been to a wedding with an officiant so warm, welcoming, and genuine, and she really made the day perfect for us. Thanks Jenny!”

We’re sure you have a few questions.  Hopefully you can find your answers below.  If not, feel free to contact us directly and we will do our best to assist you.

How do we pay you? Do you take tips?
We ask that you pay a $150 deposit after speaking/meeting with your officiant, when they have verified they are available for your wedding date. The deposit will book them for your day, and can be paid by etransfer or by paypal (details given when required).  Cash is also an option if you are meeting in person. An invoice for the remaining balance will be emailed to you 2 months prior to your wedding.       
                 
As for tipping, it’s never expected but always appreciated.  As a rule of thumb, if you are tipping any of your professional vendors, consider tipping your Officiant as well, they have spent many hours putting together your perfect ceremony.
Are your ceremonies legal?

Yes! Our Officiants are licensed to perform wedding ceremonies in the province of BC.  We’re the reason your marriage is official and not just a big, fun party!

How do we get our license and certificate?

You must purchase your marriage license in person in the province in which you are getting married. Only 1 of you is needed if you have ID for both of you. It is valid for 90 days and will cost $100.  To find a marriage license issuer click here.  Be sure to bring your license to the wedding ceremony or better yet, the rehearsal if your officiant will be doing one for you.

Your officiant will ensure the license is properly filled out and signed, and mail it to Vital Statistics for you. You’ll receive your marriage certificate in the mail in 3-6 weeks.