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Lindsay & Rob
3/4/16
Chase was more than we could have hoped for in an officiant for our wedding. He was AWESOME! He had tons of suggestions and was willing to re-work and tweak everything until it was just the way we wanted. He even synced the vows we had written to each other to his iPad - which sounds simple, but when you realize with all of the excitement and nerves that you can't hold it together and recite them from memory, it's a HUGE relief when he just hands over the iPad. He was prepared and so professional, we couldn't have picked anyone better. He made our day so much easier and stress free. It was a pleasure working with him through the whole process.

Molly & Dan
11/13/15
Chase was awesome! He was very professional, warm, and genuine. He conveyed the perfect feeling we wanted at our wedding. He gave us great guidance on our ceremony since we didn't have much of a plan ourselves and everything went off without a hitch!

Erin & Cory
11/7/15
Chase was amazing. He was so professional and helpful, he worked with us on creating the perfect ceremony and he delivered it with great style. Everyone said that they thought our ceremony was beautiful, and it fit us perfectly. We could not have asked for a better officiant for our wedding, and it was so comforting to have someone so experienced to coach us through all the steps of the application and foll0w-up with the courts. Thank you Chase!

Sarah & Jason
10/23/15
Chase is AMAZING!! We went with him after seeing him officiate a family friends' wedding, and let me tell you, it was the best decision ever!! He was so patient putting up with my rowdy bridal party. He helped me in putting together the prettiest words for my ceremony and made sure everything moved so smoothly! We HIGHLY recommend Chase for any wedding, regardless of religion, style, age, etc. Thank you Chase!

Renee & Charlie
10/17/15
Chase was amazing! We could not have asked for a better ceremony. He was friendly, affordable, and caring. He spoke clearly and eloquently. Our guests commented on how lovely the readings and vows were. Of course I helped pick those out! lol. Highly recommend. 

Meredith & Mitchell
10/3/15
We LOVED having Chase officiate our wedding. From the first moment that we met him, it was obvious that he could create the ceremony that we wanted. From his willingness to work with our "Top Ten" reasons we wanted to be married list, to his sample ceremonies from which we crafted our ceremony, Chase was great to work with! I would highly recommend him. Every after the ceremony, Chase continued to send us easy-to-follow guides on how to change my last name and what we could expect after the ceremony. I could not imagine a better officiant for the whole process!

Trisha & Jeff
9/26/15
We had Steven as our officiant and he was wonderful to work with! He was very relaxed and used all of our requests in our ceremony and lightened the mood! He is very well spoken and we had many compliments about the way he spoke and about the flow of the ceremony! He made us feel listened to and that he wanted to make our ceremony just as special as the next bride and groom! He has a great sense of humor and was able to use that in our ceremony! We cannot say enough good things about Steven! The price included a fee for the rehearsal and was a great value for what we received!

Alyssa & Adam
9/26/15
From the moment we first spoke to Chase regarding being our officiant, we knew he was the right guy for the job. He made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Chase gave us so many options and we were able to craft our own unique ceremony. On our Wedding Day, Chase delivered the ceremony we had been planning and dreaming of for months. We would highly recommend him and his services!

Rachel & Mike
9/12/15
We found Chase on The Knot's website when searching for an officiant for our wedding in Columbus, Ohio. We did not know anyone who could perform our ceremony and we were not members of a church when we lived in Ohio. So first we set up a phone call to speak with Chase together to see if we would like to have him officiate. We loved him from the start. He was so easy to talk to and it felt like we had known him for longer than one phone conversation. Since we planned our wedding while living in Wisconsin, we met Chase in person when traveling to Columbus to finalize some details months before the wedding. Our meeting was great, Chase promised to follow up with our tips for writing our own vows, which he did right away. About two weeks before our wedding it was time to create our ceremony so we spoke to Chase on the phone, he had already read our vows, and told us he would send a draft to us within a couple of days. We loved the ceremony he wrote and so did everyone who attended our wedding. It was a more modern ceremony but meaningful and beautiful. My brother thought we had known Chase during the time we lived in Columbus, Ohio and I think that is a testament to how well he performed our ceremony. Chase even wore a purple tie for the ceremony which was one of our wedding colors. Absolutely loved our experience with him! Also when we returned from our honeymoon we discovered the court didn't process our marriage certificate. Chase called the court to see what happened (they lost it), and wrote a letter to them saying he did marry us and followed up with us throughout the whole process until it was processed so I could order the marriage abstract for my name change.

Jennifer & Arsen
9/6/15
I found Columbus Wedding Officiants through The Knot, and trusted others' reviews, but then learned we had a mutual acquaintance. Steven performed our non-religious ceremony, and did an amazing job! He was always quick to answer emails, and really brought ideas to the ceremony we hadn't thought of. He made the ceremony so much easier, knowing we had a professional and friendly face helping us. He comes highly recommended!

Rachel & Jim
8/22/15
We found Chase on The Knot and immediately knew the high reviews were right on the mark. Our wedding was this past August and Chase was fantastic from the moment we had our first meeting, to the emails during the months leading up to the day, to the rehearsal and then the ceremony. His words were beautiful and fit Jim and I perfectly. I still get compliments to this day from family and friends about his officiating. He was able to make it work with me being Christian and Jim being agnostic. It was a perfect balance. I highly recommend Chase. His relaxed presence was something that helped me during the ceremony and I knew from the moment he opened his mouth that everyone was in for a treat. Thanks, Chase. You made the day extra special.

Katie & David
8/2/15
From our initial meeting all the way through the end of our ceremony, Chase was wonderful to work with. He always responded to emails within a few days of me sending them, answering all of my questions and providing me with additional info that I didn't even realize I needed to know! He was calm, cool, and collected at our rehearsal, letting everyone know what to do and where to go. Chase is organized, yet flexible, and let me customize my entire ceremony based off a combination of his structured suggestions and the readings/verbiage for the ceremony I was interested in using. Chase is polite, easy-going, and open to your suggestions. You will not be disappointed with Chase as your officiant for your special day!

Sarah & Chris
7/18/15
We loved working with Chase! He made the entire wedding process on finding and working with an officiant so easy. He was very responsive with emails and provided us step by step help throughout the entire process on what needed to be done. He was very open on what kind of ceremony we wanted and helped us put together our wedding ceremony text. He kept us calm throughout the rehearsal and ceremony. Our friends and family even complimented on what an amazing job he did! We couldn't have asked for a more amazing job from Chase! Thank you!

Jennifer & Jonathan
6/27/15
We had the pleasure of having Steven Fitzpatrick as our wedding officiant for our ceremony that took place a few weekends ago. Steven was incredibly patient with my husband and I through our always problematic tendency to procrastinate on everything, and worked with us to create a ceremony that we're so proud of, and that got countless compliments after it took place. Steven helped give us ideas when we needed help with the flow of the ceremony script up until the very last minute, and demonstrated spectacular talent by making our smorgasbord of ideas flow together effortlessly with a theme that was perfect for us. He allowed us to have complete control of how our ceremony played out, with our own written vows yet with still a few traditional aspects. He had everyone in the audience laughing and ugly-crying with us, and helped make our day so very special and memorable. He then provided us with all the knowledge and help we needed to change my name successfully, and always made himself available to answer any questions we had. We honestly cannot say enough good things about Steven. We truly had an incredible experience with him as our officiant, and we would absolutely recommend his services to anyone looking for an incredibly patient, flexible, and talented officiant at a reasonable price.

Seth & Suzanne
6/6/15
Chase was outstanding. We could not ask for anything better from an officiant. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding, he was very calming and professional. He worked with us on creating a custom ceremony, and accommodated a reading from one of our family members. He made himself available for our rehearsal and responded to all of our emails, even when we were both emailing at the same time! Thank you Chase for helping making our day wonderful!

Heidi & Piotr
5/17/15
Chase is amazing! Worked with us through the whole process to get exactly what we wanted and even helped us write our vows! He was always on time for meetings and looked sharp at our wedding! Chase is very well spoken and I would definitely recommend using him to officiate your wedding!

Beth & Ryan
4/19/15
We knew that living in a different state than our wedding venue would make finding an officiant difficult. Neither my husband or I are religious, and wanted an officiant who would respect that in our ceremony. We found Chase and could not have been happier with his services. He was friendly and professional.
We met once on Skype so that we would know each other a little better, and he was on time and seems very passionate about the work he does. We wrote part of our own ceremony, and gave him a draft of what we had; the remaining part that he added was perfect and we didn't change a word of it. It was like he knew exactly what we were trying to say. He worked with us mainly through email and was prompt in his responses, and easy to talk to as well.
Overall we highly recommend Chase Waits as an officiant. He will work with you to make sure your ceremony is exactly what you are looking for!

Katie & Josh
4/18/15
After contacting a few officiants (and not hearing much back), we came across Columbus Wedding Officiants and had the opportunity to work with Chase. From our first meeting to our wedding day, Chase was amazing! He put us at ease right away that we could make the ceremony what we wanted and not some cookie cutter ceremony. He offered help and advice along the way, that was invaluable. Using Chase's services was by far one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Jen & Tom
2/21/15
My husband and I are not your average bride and groom. We wanted a very small intimate outdoor winter wedding. There were only 5 people invited. And we wanted to do the ceremony in the Hocking Hills area, which Chase was more than willing to travel to and hike a half mile in the snow to the ceremony site! Good luck finding someone even local to that area who would do that! We'd only planned for a month and a half and wanted our wedding to be "on the fly", stress-free, and very relaxed. We found Chase who came highly recommended. He curbed our ceremony to really speak to us and we added a few bits and pieces ourselves. He was soo flexible and accommodating even down to THE day...when we decided last minute the weather was too bad to travel the distance to HH. Chase found us a last minute local photographer an hour and a half before the ceremony, who was fabulous! We had the ceremony at a local metro park and yes made our 5 guests and Chase walk through 6 inches of snow to the ceremony site. He was great and did everything he could to make our day very memorable. We could not have asked for anything more on our awesome snowy wedding day! And it was soo much fun! So if you are like us and want a unique outdoor wedding but feel you'd have a hard time finding an officiant to "go the distance" with you...Chase is the guy! Thanks again Chase!

Lauren & Greg
12/20/14
When we began our search for an officiant, we had no idea where to start. We found Chase Waits on the Knot and set up a meeting. After our first talk, we knew that we were making a great choice. Throughout the entire process he proved himself to be an absolute professional and a truly great person. He helped us put together a beautiful ceremony that was executed to perfection on our wedding day. Not only did he craft a great ceremony out of our ideas, but when we were stumped as to what to include he offered great suggestions based on the style of the rest of our ceremony. We had many guests comment how impressed they were with him. We are extremely happy with our decision to work with Chase and we would highly recommend him to everyone!

Kim & Andrew
12/13/14

We were fortunate to find Chase through our wedding vendor. Chase was excellent to work with throughout the wedding process. He was very helpful in creating our personalized ceremony by providing numerous examples. He returns emails in a timely manner. We received numerous compliments regarding our ceremony. Chase's delivery of the ceremony was fantastic. Chase provided a wealth of helpful information throughout the entire wedding process. We would highly recommend him as a wedding officiant.

Ashley & Eric
11/8/14

Chase was a pleasure to work with! He was accommodating from the very beginning, meeting with us over Skype since we were planning our wedding from out of town. He nailed every detail, down to providing me a tissue during the ceremony when I needed it most. Chase was timely to respond to emails and really helpful in planning the ceremony. He provided great suggestions and was able to perfectly incorporate the story of our love into our ceremony making it so unique to us. He seamlessly ran the rehearsal for us since we did not use a coordinator and made everyone feel at ease. The ceremony went so smoothly and we definitely have Chase to thank for that. I would sincerely HIGHLY recommend Chase to anyone looking for an officiant, a customized ceremony, and to work with someone who really knows what they are doing!!!

Ben & Chelsey
10/24/14

Chase was amazing! After a few speed bumps of finding an officiant, we were so glad we met Chase. He was extremely easy to work with, easy going, and made our ceremony very special. We got so many compliments from our family and friends afterward of how amazing our ceremony was! Thanks again to Chase, best in Columbus!

Briana & Zach
10/18/14

We initially contacted Chase via email and he was quick to respond and very helpful. I was an out of town bride and didn't have time to drive back and forth to the location of the wedding. Chase was very accommodating by having Skype meetings where I could ask my million questions. Chase was always helpful but not pushy in any way. He lets you know he is there for YOU and will do exactly what YOU want. He provides many different programs and vows if you don't want to write your own, all of which are great.
I can't say how great Chase was to work with. He was always on time and very kind to everyone involved (even bothersome parents or late parties). You will not regret choosing Chase!

Kayla & Jeff
10/11/14

My husband and I were torn on who we wanted to marry us. We came across Chase and Steven's website and met up with Steven. We knew right away we wanted him to marry us. He is very easy to talk to and made us feel very comfortable. The options are endless and Steven really wanted us to be a part of what was said during the ceremony. We used a combination of suggested readings and some of our own. Steven did an amazing job and we couldn't be any happier!

Brandi & Billy
9/27/14

Chase was amazing. We felt very comfortable with him the first time we met him. He helped me plan my ceremony by sending a large file that had many different samples and ideas for me to create my own ceremony. He was very on top of everything and even sent a follow up email on steps to changing my name. My husband felt very at ease with him at the wedding and loved the fact that he talked to him before the ceremony to help calm nerves! Highly recommended!

Courtney & Dustin
9/21/14

Chase did a wonderful job officiating our wedding this month! Chase was very personable, professional, and flexible. At our initial meeting, Chase wanted to know our expectations for our wedding ceremony, and gave us examples of sample ceremonies to look over. You can write your entire ceremony, or let Chase construct it, and I'm sure you'll be pleased with the outcome. He was extremely flexible with scheduling meetings and the rehearsal. Chase was always dressed professionally, and was always respectful and courteous to us and our families. He ensured that everyone was aware of the ceremony sequence, and made coordinating the ceremony a breeze for me. He provided reassurance throughout the entire process, and provided emails updating me on what was needed in order to obtain the marriage license, as well as an email after the ceremony providing me with detailed information on changing my last name. Chase puts thought into everything he does. I would recommend Chase to all my friends and family in need of an officiant!

Amy & Chris
9/20/14

We first met Chase for coffee to discuss our wedding and to see if we were a "fit" to work together. About 5 minutes into our meeting, we knew we wanted to work with Chase! Chase is a professional in every sense of the word. He was very informative, patient and very calming to be around.
Chase was a great communicator. He kept up with all of my emails and text messages with ease. Chase sent me an entire "packet" of suggested ceremony ideas from the introduction to special ceremony wording to the vows. You could pick and choose from the suggested ideas or create your own from scratch. Chase will customize your entire ceremony to fit your special day.
We took ideas from the packet of information and added in some personal touches. Chase even worked directly with our family from California to coordinate a few special readings into our ceremony so they could keep them a surprise for us! Chase is amazing. 
Whenever I was in a "pickle" trying to make a decision, Chase would have the best suggestions! Chase is a professional and knows all of the tips and tricks to help the nervous bride and groom.
During our rehearsal, Chase was amazing. Our wedding party was a bit rowdy and an easily distracted bunch. Chase was extremely patient and funny. He used humor to corral the group and keep them on track. Chase gave both sides tips on how to stand, where to put their hands and how to hold their bouquets. WOW!!!
On our wedding day, Chase was the best. Chase arrived early and kept everyone on schedule. Chase kept my groom calm and made sure to keep him laughing. Our ceremony went off without a hitch. It went just as we planned and it was beautiful! It was our favorite part of the whole day. 
Chase even sent me an email with all of the information I would need to change my name. He offered to help in any way that he could before, during, and after the wedding. Such a great guy!
Chase is a true professional in every sense of the word. Chase is calm, funny, and knowledgeable and an amazing person! Please choose him as your officiant. It will be the easiest and best decision you make!

Alexis & Kevin
9/19/14

Chase did a great job - he was very attentive, responsive, and organized throughout our whole wedding process. He answered my questions via email during the wedding planning process, and was very helpful during our rehearsal. On our wedding day, he even gave me (the bride) a handkerchief to use as I started to cry during the ceremony, because no one else had a tissue to give me - he thought of everything that we might possibly need before we asked for it. My favorite part about our ceremony was the control we had over the content of the ceremony - Chase will give you as much or as little control as you like regarding what is said (or what is not said) at your wedding. You can truly make your wedding ceremony as personal and individualized as you want. So glad we chose Columbus Wedding Officiants!

Brittany & Sean
9/14/14

Chase was beyond perfect. From the moment my husband and I met him, we knew that he would do a fantastic job. He is patient, understanding, and never judgmental. He offers a huge packet of sample ceremonies, and didn't mind at all when I took bits and pieces from many different ceremonies to create my own. He was there every step of the way, and on the day of the wedding, he was on time, ready to go, and he did an amazing job. He was clear and articulate in his delivery, something I was concerned about since my mother had remarried the previous summer and she had this terrible old man who couldn't stop coughing and blowing his nose while trying to get through their ceremony.
Chase is just a genuinely good guy and it shows through his work. He truly cares about the couples he works with and his pricing is right on par with his competitors. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. Chase is the only vendor from my entire wedding who performed EXACTLY as expected, and I am so happy that we found him.

Molly & Tyler
9/13/14

My husband and I worked with Chase for our September 13th wedding. He was prepared and professional throughout the planning process, and he was easy to get ahold of and always willing to assist. There was a large selection of ceremony examples for us to see, and Chase delivered exactly what we wanted. 
Many of our guests had wonderful things to say about the ceremony as well! After the wedding, Chase send a helpful email with information on how to change my name, which was very much appreciated as well.
We would highly recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants, and it was a pleasure to have Chase officiate our ceremony!

Megan & Josh
9/13/14

If you are looking for a ceremony that is uniquely yours, will be remembered by all in attendance, and will truly capture the nature of the promise you're making, Chase Waits is the Officiant for you. When we first met him it was like we had known him for years. He takes real pride and joy in what he does. His ceremony options are so different and beautiful you can mix and match and find the perfect fit for your wedding. He was always there to help along the way, even reminding us about when to get our marriage license, and how to change my last name. At most weddings everyone talks about how great the reception was, and little is said about the ceremony. At our wedding we were repeatedly told by our guests that it was the BEST ceremony they'd ever attended (our reception was awesome too, but different story for a different time). This is nothing negative to say about our experience with Chase. He was calm, cool, and collected on the day, and I can't imagine anyone else marrying us. So happy with our choice to go with Chase.

Jessica & Chris
9/12/14

Chase was the most fantastic wedding officiant we could ask for! He was so easy to talk to, extremely friendly and made us feel at ease while planning our special day! Chase was so flexible and truly wanted to give us a ceremony that was true to our personalities. He was very professional and took wonderful care of us on our big day. I would recommend Chase with the highest regards!

Amy & Ryan
9/6/14

My now husband & I hired Chase to officiate our wedding ceremony on September 6th. We were more than please with how easy Chase made the marriage process. As with any couple, we weren't sure exactly what needed to be done in order to seal the deal on our big day. He was a very kind and patient individual to work with, and he settled any of our worries on the spot. We are so glad that Chase married us, and we highly recommend him to anyone else taking the big leap into marriage!

Michelle & Jesse
8/31/14

It was such a pleasure to have Chase officiate our wedding in August! He was so flexible and patient with us. He walked us through exactly what needed to be done before AND after the wedding! He was so organized and professional, I felt such a relief after our first meeting. We searched a long time and met with numerous people before we found Chase. No one we met with compared to him. We received numerous compliments on our ceremony and it is all thanks to Chase! I would recommend him to anyone in need of an officiant=)

Kim & Joey
8/30/14

My husband and I were so impressed with Chase. From the moment we virtually "met" on FaceTime to the day of the ceremony, he was so helpful, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Our wedding was in Athens, Ohio, and he was willing to make the 1.5 hour drive from Columbus. His professionalism didn't overshadow his easygoing attitude, which made us feel comfortable with him. The ceremony was beautiful, and I'd recommend Chase to anyone in need of an officiant!

Sarah & Drew
8/23/14

We chose Chase after meeting with him based on his open, friendly, and CALM demeanor. He did everything he said he would and nothing he did not! We wrote our own vows based on scripts he provided and he was completely accepting of it! Nothing phased him. We liked that he was down-to-earth, very relaxed yet professional. He truly guided us through the process but left everything up to us in terms of content, length, and flow of the ceremony. Wonderful experience!

Julie & Doug
8/10/14

Chase did an outstanding job officiating our ceremony. He was easy to work with and responsive. He walked us through each step of the process and was super kind! I wholeheartedly recommend Chase as an officiant.

Megan & Brent
8/2/14

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Columbus Wedding Officiants! We worked with Chase and he want above and beyond to ensure our ceremony was exactly the way we wanted!! We had some pretty unique requests and he really did a great job making sure they were included! We had an AMAZING ceremony! I highly recommend them!!

Jen & Phil
7/12/14

We had the pleasure of having Chase Waits officiate our wedding on 7/12/14. Chase made the wedding process simple and stress-free. He helped us to devise the perfect wedding ceremony to match our personalities. After the ceremony, we had numerous compliments about our service, thanks to Chase's guidance and expertise. He was always willing to help in every aspect to make sure we had a perfect day. I would HIGHLY recommend Chase Waits as a wedding officiant! We couldn't have made a better choice!

Morgan & Hugh
7/11/14

Chase officiated our ceremony on July 11, 2014. We heard about Chase from our wedding coordinator. I emailed him, he responded very fast and sent us some samples of his ceremonies. He let us know that we could change anything that we wanted to and I was glad he let us have a big say in it. We did not get to meet with him before the wedding due to us living our of town but just talking through email, we felt very comfortable with him. Chase came to our rehearsal and it went so much smoother than other rehearsals that I had been to in the past. He made it so easy!! The wedding went perfectly and we are so glad we chose Chase. We HIGHLY recommend Chase to have for your special day!!

Erin & Ryan
7/5/14

We could not be happier with Chase Waits! He was friendly, professional and helpful from the moment we talked to him. He has beautiful readings were you do not have to do a thing, or you can customize the readings if you'd like. He was calm and available for questions, and relieved much wedding stress. He also had information for marriage licenses and changing your name. The bottom line was we felt very comfortable with him, we felt that he really cared about our ceremony, he was easy to work with, and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Kali & Josh
7/5/14

Everything went so smoothly during our wedding ceremony, and we have Chase to thank for that! He was great to work with during the entire process from the first consultation to the wedding day. I emailed Chase after seeing all of the wonderful reviews online, and we were so lucky that he was available on our wedding date. The reviews were spot on...Chase is the best! We didn't even need to meet any other officiants. One meeting had me convinced that Chase would help put together a beautiful, memorable ceremony and that is exactly what we experienced on our wedding day. Everything was perfect. I highly recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants to other couples!!!

Brittany & Andre
6/28/14

We had Steven officiate our wedding. He did a wonderful job. Steven was very responsive to our emails and questions, met with us whenever our (husband and I) schedules allowed us to meet all together. Such a great person, everyone commented on him after the wedding festivities. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!!

Jessica & Henry
6/21/14

Quite simply, Chase was wonderful. My husband and I are not religious, and did not want to have a ceremony that had religious involvement. But, neither of us have had any experience with a secular wedding and were worried about finding an officiant. Well, all of our worries disappeared after meeting with Chase. We had an informal meeting at Starbucks about a year before our wedding, where he showed us sample ceremonies and answered all of our questions. Chase was the only officiant with whom we met, and we booked him about 2 hours after our meeting. He made us feel really comfortable, despite the fact that we were totally overwhelmed with wedding planning, and he was an absolute perfect fit.
For those non-religious people out there worried about offending religious family members...don't! He was very flexible with us and tailored a ceremony perfectly to what we wanted. There was no religious verbiage, yet afterwards even our devout family members were commenting on how wonderful and personal the ceremony was.
Finally, the "boring" details. Chase was extremely responsive, and really quick about doing everything. He send a reminder ahead of time about applying for a marriage license, he sent out information about name change immediately after the wedding, and he filed our marriage license with our county clerk very promptly. I returned from my honeymoon about 10 days after the wedding, and everything was ready to go for me to begin my name change process.
I can't recommend Chase enough for a wonderful, personal wedding ceremony. Although I haven't met with any others, I would say that Chase Waits is the best officiant around!

Jordan & Jack
6/21/14

Steven did an amazing job officiating our wedding. His professionalism and genuine care for our ceremony made the planning process so easy. We received many compliments and comments from our guests stating the wording of the ceremony was one of the best they've ever experienced.

Erica & John
6/12/14

My husband and I are very low-key people and were not looking to make a production out of our special day. We were looking for an officiant that was down to earth, listened to us, and did not have an agenda. Chase was everything we were looking for and so much more! Not only is he incredibly efficient, responsive and full of resources, but he's also very warm-hearted and truly understands that every couple deserves to have their day just as they envision. Every step of the way Chase guided us through the process of putting together the ceremony that we desired without ever being pushy. During the ceremony, he was as neutral as can be, but always retained his caring voice. The following day he gave us some great information about how to go about getting our marriage abstracts and how to go about changing names. Chase has a true gift and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding officiant.

Matt & Erin
6/7/14

We wanted to have a personal ceremony that could only be ours. Chase's flexibility allowed us to do that. He spoke clearly and loudly and made sure that we were the center of attention the whole time. If you want the freedom to make your ceremony just how you want it, Chase is your guy!

Chelsea & Seth
5/31/14

Chase was such a pleasure to work with. He served as officiant of my husband and I's wedding two weeks ago, and did a phenomenal job. Chase was very prompt when it came to responding to emails and communicating. He was a huge help at the rehearsal and very accommodating to any needs or wants that we had. He was the same when it came to preparing the ceremony itself. I would recommend Chase to anyone looking for a wonderful officiant in the Columbus area.

Jenny & Justin
5/17/14

We started our search for wedding officiants a little more than a year before our wedding and we came across the website for Columbus Wedding Officiants. We read through their website and all of the great reviews and decided to reach out to Chase Waits. He responded that very same day and we set up our first meeting with him. My husband and I really had no idea as to what wording we wanted to use for the ceremony, and when we met with Chase for the first time he provided us with a ton of sample ceremonies and readings to go through. This was so helpful for us and made writing our ceremony a non-stressful process. Even though we booked him so far in advance he was very responsive throughout the entire process and answered all questions we had for him. A little over a month before the wedding he sent us all the information on how to obtain our marriage license which made the process of obtaining our license very seamless and easy. We had a rehearsal with him and he kept everything organized and everyone calm and also gave some great pointers for the ceremony. He did a great job with the ceremony and a day after the wedding he already emailed me giving me all the information on how to change my last name. If you are looking for a wedding officiant that you can count on I would highly recommend Chase Waits! He was easy going, professional, very responsive, and accommodated all of our needs for the wedding day without question! We thoroughly enjoyed having him as our wedding officiant!

Amanda & Dale
5/10/14

Chase was amazing! We weren't sure where or how to find an officiant but were lucky to find him online. After reading others' reviews, every word holds true. He was flexible with our schedules as well as fast to respond with any and all questions we had. The best part was being able to put our ceremony together ourselves. With a little more help from Chase our ceremony turned out perfectly. We would recommend him to all of those who are getting married in the Columbus area. Great value for perfect service.

Amy &  Chris
5/10/14

Steven was very professional and did a great job helping us piece together the readings and flow of the ceremony. During the rehearsal, he was organized, knowledgable, and clearly indicated what needed to happen. During the ceremony, he was a great orator and also help mitigate a microphone issue to keep things moving.

Eun & Anthony
5/3/14

After searching online for an officiant, I came across Columbus Wedding Officiants and read Chase's story. He seemed like a very laid back type of person, which pleased me because I wanted someone that would make my fiance (now husband) comfortable at our ceremony! When we first met Chase in person, we were both a bit nervous because "it was becoming real." Just as I had assumed after reading his bio, Chase was very nice and relaxed! He made us both feel reassured about our choice in selecting him to officiate our ceremony. He had sent me sample ceremonies that he had performed in the past, allowing me to think about what type of ceremony I had wanted. He wanted me to have a big say in how I wanted our wedding ceremony. It was nice because I was able to take bits and pieces from each sample ceremony to create the ABSOLUTE PERFECT one for us! :) We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ceremony! A BIG THANK YOU goes to Chase! Thank you for being a part of our special day! I would DEFINITELY recommend Chase to anyone who is looking for an officiant! He will answer whatever questions you may have before AND after the wedding! He sends you reminders on when to get your marriage license, and after the wedding, he sends you an email regarding how to go about changing your name, etc...you would be making the right decision by choosing Chase! :)

Tracy & Patrick
5/2/14

We did a search on The Knot for officiants, which turned up Columbus Wedding Officiants. After reading their very positive reviews, we contacted Chase Waits. He responded quickly and informed us that he was unavailable but that Steven Fitzpatrick was available for our date. We met with Steven at the end of January, amongst a winter storm, which he was still able to make it out to our meeting! At our meeting, he was very friendly and answered all of our questions. We felt comfortable with Steven and had to look no further and booked him for our wedding. We also decided to do a rehearsal with Steven, which was very beneficial to help feel comfortable with the logistics of performing the ceremony (i.e. practicing the processional and recessional, practicing reciting vows and the exchange of rings, and doing a quick run-through of the parts where he just speaks). There were several pros to working with Steven - he provided sample ceremonies to help us build our own; provided information on obtaining a marriage license and name change; his friendly and laid-back personality; and he attended the rehearsal. Steven was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely recommend him to perform your ceremony!

Caitlin & Josh
4/18/14

All I can say is that Chase was amazing! He was the officiant for my wedding and it was great. He emailed me before the wedding to tell me how to get my marriage license and the procedure. He then emailed me frequently to keep in touch about what we wanted for our wedding and what we would like to be said in our vows. He was able to keep it short, but sweet, and still personal. My family loved him and kept saying what a great job he did during the ceremony. After the wedding I got an email the same day I got married telling me how to change my name, get a new Social Security card and do all the needed changes. Without that I would have been lost. Chase would be a great addition to any wedding!

Sarah & Chase
4/5/14

Chase was very knowledgeable and professional. We received many compliments on how beautifully our ceremony was written and delivered.

Kate & Jason
3/22/14

When we first visited his website, it was without a doubt that Chase was the right choice to be our wedding officiant. He was amazing to deal with and responded to any of our concerns very fast. He have us great suggestions for our wedding ceremony and ensured that we were achieving our vision. Chase is also extremely flexible as we contacted him about having him present at our rehearsal just three days before. My now husband cannot say better things about him. He gave us a beautiful ceremony. I could not imagine anyone else for our special day.

Samantha & George
3/15/14

Chase helped us along the way before our actual day, which was wonderful! Chase sent check lists and things we should consider. Our wedding was perfect and Chase did a wonderful job. Very personable, professional, and easy to work with. You should definitely meet Chase and consider him for your next event!

Becky & Derrik
3/2/14

I highly recommend Chase Waits as a wedding officiant. Chase is incredibly polished and professional and performed a beautiful ceremony that we will always cherish.

Emily & Wayne
1/4/14

We decided to meet with Chase after I found many recommendations on The Knot. He has a great personality and is easy to work with. When he met with us he gave us a big packet of ideas and we could customize the ceremony the way we wanted. From that packet of ideas we found the wine box ceremony! It was a unique and special touch to our otherwise traditional ceremony and we received so many great comments from guests! We couldn't be happier with our decision to use Chase!

Jessica & Cody
1/3/14

Chase was wonderful! He is very kind and caring and helped make our wedding day perfect!

Elizabeth & Matthew
12/29/13

We had a hard time initially finding an officiant since we didn't want anyone with a religious background. At the same time we didn't want someone who just jumped on the internet to get certified and didn't have experience. When we found Chase we were so cautiously optimistic. My husband recently had knee surgery when we emailed Chase and he immediately showed his flexibility by meeting us in our home. We knew he was right for us at that meeting and he was extremely responsive and helpful, checking up on us when we were overwhelmed with other things. The most important part for us is that I have a daughter from a previous relationship and Chase allowed us to customize the ceremony to include her. We received LOTS of compliments on our ceremony and we couldn't be happier that we found Chase!

Jessica & Aldijan
12/26/13

Chase performed an excellent ceremony for my wedding. He was easy to communicate with and responded quickly. He instructed me on how I needed to go about getting a marriage license before the wedding, and how to change my name afterwards. He arrived on time, was kind, helpful, and allowed me to design my own ceremony service.

Jen & Tim
12/24/13

I'm not usually given to effusive praise, but in this case I'll make an exception. Chase's services were, in all respects, outstanding. Chase took the time to get to know my wife and I, and worked with us to create a ceremony in keeping with our personalities. The ceremony went off without a hitch and everyone in attendance remarked at how well it turned out. I would not change anything about the experience. Neither my wife nor I felt stressed before, during, or after the ceremony. This was thanks in large part to Chase's expert services.

Sue & Michael
11/9/13

We found Chase through theknot.com and we were very grateful to have him be our officiant as we began our lives as husband and wife! From the rehearsal to the special day, Chase took on the role as a coordinator and made sure all of us knew what to do. We highly recommend you to call Chase and you will be very satisfied as we were!

Kayla & Nick
10/26/13

I can't say enough good things about Chase! He was extremely professional and communication throughout the planning process was excellent. I received so many compliments on our ceremony! One of our favorite Vendors. Thanks Chase!

Jenny & Justin
10/19/13

We could not have been happier with Chase Waits as our officiant! He was so helpful along the way, providing us with more than enough information about getting our marriage license and name changing, even reminded us when to get our marriage license which helps a lot when the rest of the planning starts to take over! Most importantly, he was very sincere, he took a little time to get to know our story when we met him, and he was personable and easy to talk to which made us feel comfortable having him officiate our ceremony. He helped us out by reviewing our ceremony in writing beforehand and giving us feedback which was awesome! I feel like he truly enjoys what he does and that's a good thing to have in the person who is performing your ceremony. My husband and I couldn't have found a better officiant.

Stephanie & Brandon
10/5/13

I would recommend Chase to everyone I know getting married! He was so great to work with, professional, knowledgeable, flexible, and friendly. From the time we first met with Chase to our wedding day he was available to answer questions and provide advice for the ceremony. On our wedding day Chase helped with drying flowers so they wouldn't ruin the bridal party's dresses (his idea), watching the weather (because it was a rainy day), and calming the nerves of friends and family. Chase was also willing to perform the ceremony in the rain and rearrange details on the spot when it began to rain harder. The day before at our rehearsal I had bridal party members that were 30 minutes late, which wasn't a problem for Chase as he waited until they arrived to begin the rehearsal. Chase really made our wedding and rehearsal go as smoothly as possible.

Kathryn & Jerrad
9/21/13

My husband and I struggled to find our "perfect" officiant for the first few months of our planning - that is, until we found Chase. The sample ceremonies he provides are great, but the fact that you can add and edit things as you like is amazing. We were truly able to make our ceremony about us. Chase is very nice and professional. He definitely fulfilled all of our expectations and made our ceremony better than we ever imagined. We are so happy we found Chase!

Leslie & Steve
9/15/13

Chase Waits is a phenomenal officiant and we could not have asked for anyone better. He was thoughtful and kind and wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us. We had been looking very hard for a non-denominational officiant and were not having very good luck finding someone that seemed to really understand us and what we were looking for. We would recommend Chase to anyone looking for an organized and beautiful ceremony. 

Liz & Seth
9/14/13

Chase was an absolute pleasure to work with! From the first email correspondence to our actual ceremony, he was always prompt and courteous. We utilized his ceremony packet to create the perfect ceremony and made it our own and our ceremony turned out wonderfully! I'd definitely recommend using his services!

Tricia & Rich
9/14/13

My husband and I used Steven from Columbus Wedding Officiants and couldn't have been happier. We met with Steven several months before the wedding and felt comfortable with him and his abilities from the start. He provided me with websites with ideas so I could design the ceremony we wanted. He met with us a couple weeks before the wedding and we discussed the ideas we had. Steven allowed us to have the ceremony we designed and it was a great day on September 14, 2013 when we were married at the Park of Roses. Thanks Steven!

Melissa & Glenn
9/13/13

Chase was fantastic! He was not too serious, but still got the job done. He was very professional and very helpful. He definitely kept the ceremony on track even though I was very nervous! He has a calming voice that really comforted my nerves. Wonderful!

Timi & Nathan
9/7/13

After a long, hard search for an officiant we finally found Chase Waits with Columbus Wedding Officiants randomly on the internet. He was very quick to reply to our request to meet with him and came more than prepared. Chase is very easy going and we knew right away he was the perfect fit for our ceremony. He didn't pressure us to do anything we didn't want and encouraged us to make the ceremony our own. He was very helpful in the days leading up to the wedding, answering questions and making changes whenever we asked. Even though our wedding was not in the Columbus area, he worked with us to travel to our location. The day of the wedding ran so smoothly and Chase helped put both of us at ease. The ceremony went perfectly and we honestly couldn't be happier! I would definitely recommend Chase and already have to some of my recently engaged friends!

Megan & Zach
9/6/13

Chase was awesome from the start. He responds quickly, works with your schedule for meetings and is very professional and friendly. He worked with us to make a personalized ceremony that fit us perfectly. He was also great at rehearsal giving us tips about what to expect on the big day. I would highly recommend Chase's services.

Lacey & Kyle
9/1/13

Steven did an excellent job at our wedding. Great ceremony ideas, very flexible and was super professional. He made our ceremony great and we couldn't have asked for more!

Sasja & Jeff
8/31/13

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Chase Waits for our wedding this August. After a long, hard and difficult search to find the perfect officiant, we found Chase on The Knot, and immediately emailed him. From that first communication, until the end of our ceremony, Chase was an IDEAL officiant and wedding vendor. 
From the beginning he calmed my angst and worries. Unlike other wedding officiants we spoke with there was no sales pitch or hard push to get us to reserve his services. He was prepared for our meetings, was always professional, and had a constant smile on his face. He is prompt and diligent in how he conducts himself, but at the same time is warm and friendly, which is part of what makes working with him such a delight. To say he removed a large stress factor from our plate is an understatement.
We received SO many compliments after our ceremony and during our reception on the ceremony that Chase put together for us. As a couple, my husband and I were very hands-off with the ceremony preparation, and could not have been happier with the outcome. I mean...I cried, what more can be said?
I would highly recommend Chase Waits to anyone searching for a wedding officiant in and around the Columbus, Ohio area. He is a gem and I am so glad we found him.

Tonya & Jeff
8/17/13
 
Chase showed to be the true gentleman that we were hoping for on the day of our wedding. The night before the wedding he felt like part of the group. He explained the procedures of the following morning and also eased the group by saying the mistakes by the party are to be expected and to just remember to have fun.
The following morning, we started late and he guided everybody through the procession and with some of the distractions that developed he kept everything moving. Like a good speaker he kept moving through the ceremony without delay. So much so that the now wife didn't know there was anything out of place.
Chase interacted with some of the guests before making a quiet exit. There were several compliments from the guests saying how well everything went with the ceremony.

Allison & Joseph
8/11/13

Steven officiated our wedding on August 11th. I literally couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Steven was always there to answer any questions I had and was so calm and collected at all times. The price is reasonable and so worth it. I would recommend Steven to anyone I know! 

Ashton & Aaron
8/10/13

We had a wonderful experience with Chase officiating our small, intimate wedding of 60 guests. Chase was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant - laid back, understanding, and open to the idea of an untraditional wedding. After speaking with several other officiants that weren't a good fit for us, we knew immediately after meeting with Chase that we wanted him to officiate our wedding. He also mailed the marriage paperwork in promptly after the wedding. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have Chase be apart of our day.

Lauren & Chris
8/3/13

From the minute we met Chase we knew he would be the perfect officiant for our wedding!! He went above and beyond at every point in our wedding. He even ensured the bridesmaids' flowers were dried off before walking down the aisle so there would not be wet spots on their dresses!! He thought of everything. He knew everything there was to know about weddings. He created the perfect vows just for us. I would recommend him to every single person who is getting married. He was the perfect touch to our wedding!!

Shannon & Jeremy
7/27/13

We started our search for an officiant online and were so fortunate to find Chase. Not only did he go above and beyond in answering our questions and providing us with information we didn't even realize we needed, he also had one unique quality that will stay with us for a long time - his calming presence leading up to and during the ceremony. Whether Chase realized it or not, he helped us to relax and simply enjoy our wedding day. For this, we are ever so grateful.

Naomi & Chris
7/13/13

Steven officiated our wedding on July 13th. We had trouble finding someone who would do exactly what we wanted, but when we found Columbus Wedding Officiants they offered to do whatever we wanted. Our ceremony was perfect, everyone is still telling us how much they loved it. Steven was also very helpful in helping us with our marriage license and all the other details.

Angie & Michael
7/6/13

Chase recently officiated our marriage ceremony, and we couldn't have been happier with him! Upon meeting him, we loved his personality and knew we wanted him to officiate our ceremony; he was very pleasant, informative, organized, and laid-back. Throughout the process, he kept us very informed, and even sent us a reminder email when it was time to get our marriage license (along with extremely helpful instructions)! The night he officiated our ceremony, he even sent me an email with instructions on how to get my name changed! He was very prompt in responding to questions throughout the process, and provided an entire packet of sample ceremonies that was extremely helpful in deciding what we wanted for our ceremony. He was able to take bits and pieces we liked from different samples and put them together to make something that was just perfect for us! I would certainly recommend Chase to anyone seeking an officiant, and I am so happy we chose him! He did an absolutely wonderful job and helped to make our wedding day amazing!

Ashley & Phillip
6/30/13

When we were looking for an officiant we had our first appointment with Steven, and didn't need to look any further. He was exactly what we were looking for and did an amazing job at our ceremony. He is very laid back, and lets you pick out what you want said. He also gives suggestions if you are lost or confused about what to include. Thanks Steven!

Amy & Jim
6/29/13

Chase was wonderful throughout the entire planning of our wedding! He was always willing to answer any questions and was very fast at responding through email. He sent us lots of choices for our ceremony and we picked pieces of several ceremonies and he put them all together for us! It was exactly what we wanted! We had a beautiful ceremony and we couldn't have asked for a better officiant!

Rachel & Eric
6/29/13

We found Steven through theKnot.com and after one meeting with him we knew he was what we wanted. He provided us with lots of help in applying for the marriage license and name changes. We were super comfortable prior to the wedding with him and with the ceremony he had customized for us.
Steven is also amazing with last minute problems. It started to sprinkle during our outdoor ceremony, by the time the bride was walking down the aisle it was pouring down rain. Neither Steven nor the groomsmen had an umbrella and all were drenched by the end...but the ceremony was still fantastic. He announced we were doing a short short version and had everyone laughing and smiling.
When we got to our reception he offered to marry us again and that time we had the full ceremony that we had picked our from his list of suggestions mixed in with our own. Other than being soaked wet it was exactly what we had been looking for.

   Amber & Canaan
    6/28/13

Steven was the officiant for our wedding on June 28th and he was great! From our first meeting with Steven, we knew that he was our officiant. He is cool, calm and collected, which is what we were looking for in an officiant. My husband and I were really looking to personalize our wedding ceremony and Steven made it very easy for us. The Columbus Wedding Officiants have many different types of ceremony styles to choose from, so my husband and I were able to pick and choose our own readings and the flow of the ceremony as well. After my husband and I had picked out what we wanted, we sent the information to Steven and he took care of everything else. Steven was always easy to get ahold of either by phone or email and always on time! We decided to pay a little extra and have Steven at our rehearsal as well. Based on our venue (Franklin Park Conservatory), I am glad we did. He went through everything so that we felt comfortable knowing where we needed to be and when. After the ceremony, Steven sent us an email with information regarding how to go about changing my last name and when/where to pick up the marriage abstract. This was extremely helpful so that I didn't have to go around researching what I needed to be doing!

Maria & Bill
6/23/13
Chase was fantastic!! My new husband and I are agnostic and were specifically looking for an officiant who could provide us with a ceremony that would be beautiful yet secular, tasteful and a reflection of who we are as a couple. From the moment we contacted him (via email) to request his services to officiate our wedding ceremony, Chase was always quick to respond, thorough and professional. He provided us with lots of information and choices to tailor our ceremony to be exactly what "we" wanted, and was flexible in giving us complete control over every detail. My telephone consultation with Chase (as we were from out-of-state) immediately put me at ease, as he has a very friendly and laid-back personality that was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant on our special day. The day of the ceremony, Chase was prompt (more so than a few family members that were guests!) and professional, nicely dressed in a dark suit and well-prepared for the ceremony. He was very thorough in explaining the legal ceremony aspects and the details of the ceremony itself. He was so friendly and easy-going it was almost like he was part of the family! The ceremony itself was flawless (what I remember of it, it went by so fast!) and our guests were impressed. Chase reads the ceremony from his iPad, which we felt was less conspicuous and more organized than shuffling through papers at an outdoor venue. After the ceremony, he promptly sent me an email detailing all the necessary steps to take to change my name and get copies of the marriage abstract. Though we paid a bit more to offset the travel costs of a ceremony outside of Columbus, I felt the cost was very reasonable and money well spent for such a beautiful ceremony (not to mention for the peace of mind knowing we were in such capable and professional hands!). Thanks so much Chase!!

Kirsten & Michael
6/22/13

Working with Chase for our wedding was so convenient and easy. From our first meeting all the way through the big day, he was accommodating, flexible, and sincere in helping us have a wonderful wedding. Chase was very helpful with paperwork as he provided reminders and information for obtaining our marriage license and changing my name, and payment was super easy through Google Wallet. We were happy with our selection in Chase as our officiant for our wedding. We would gladly recommend his services!!

Leslie & Tony
6/22/13

Chase is an excellent officiant, with a professional work ethic and personable attitude. He is able to be simultaneously authoritative and amiable, and while he is the expert in the room he does not expect to be the center of attention. Chase gave us the opportunity to make the wedding our own - he tailored the ceremony to us, making it unique to us. Thanks to Chase, our wedding felt as if it truly reflected our personalities. More than one person told us that the ceremony was exactly what it should be - not too much, and not too little.

Michelle & Brandon
6/22/13

Steven recently officiated our wedding on 6/22/13 and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. He was extremely helpful throughout the process, professional, and laid back. We chose to have a nautical/beach themed wedding and he incorporated that theme into our ceremony perfectly. He was also extremely helpful in how to change your name. He emailed a step by step process that made the process much easier to understand. Steven was very easy to get a hold of if we had any questions and was always prompt. Our guests loved the ceremony and said it was perfect for us! We would gladly recommend Steven from Columbus Wedding Officiants! He did a wonderful job and we will remember it forever!!! Thanks Steven!!!!

Megan & Eric
6/21/13

Chase Waits did a fantastic job with our outdoor wedding ceremony in June 2013. He had many reading selections to choose from ranging from traditional to unique. He was truly a professional. Thank you Columbus Wedding Officiants for helping make our wedding ceremony memorable!

Robyn & Jason
6/15/13

We recommend Chase Waits to any couple in need of an officiant for their ceremony! After setting our date and beginning to plan, we originally pursued an officiant we know through a mutual acquaintance, but he was already booked over a year in advance. However, he highly recommended Chase Waits. Blindly searching online for a licensed wedding officiant can be overwhelming, so it is reassuring to know Chase is also well respected by his peers!
From our first meeting with Chase, we knew he was perfect for our wedding. He provided sample readings of ceremonies, gave us flexibility to basically write our own, and eventually helped us piece it all together when we needed his suggestions to finalize everything.
We opted to have Chase conduct a brief rehearsal the evening before our wedding. We did not have a wedding planner and our ceremony was in a public park (McFerson Commons), so Chase helped to suggest how the bridal party should walk in, how they should stand, and various other details we had not really thought about. On our wedding day the bride was delivered to the park via Columbus Pedicab, and Chase took it upon himself to signal the driver when to begin approaching, so the music could be cued for the bride's arrival. All of this helped make our casual 10 minute ceremony seem flawless and very professional...and our friends are still complimenting our ceremony!
In addition to conducting our wedding, Chase continues to add his personal touch. Leading up to our wedding date, Chase contacted us when to apply for our marriage license to make sure we did not forget such an important item! After our rehearsal and ceremony, Chase personally handled everything associated with filing our marriage license. And in the days following, Chase contacted us to provided all necessary instructions for the bride to change her name.
There is nothing Chase could have done to make our wedding more perfect! Chase Waits is simply the best wedding officiant in Columbus!!

Maria & Chris
6/15/13

We were referred to Steven Fitzpatrick by Chase Waits. My husband and I wanted a basic ceremony at our venue. I was hesitant to search online, however once we met Steven, I was immediately reassured. He was calm, understanding and kind through our entire process. He provided us with a number of different ceremony samples and gave us the opportunity to change anything we wanted. Even after the wedding, he provided me with information on how to change my last name. I will be recommending Steven to all our friends and family that will be getting married soon!

Holly & John
6/14/13

Wow, what an officiant!! Chase made the entire process of getting married incredibly easy. From when we first met with him to go over the basic ideas of our ceremony, to the planning of the vows, to the actual wedding, he was informative, easy to work with, and overall a great person.
When we were trying to come up with different ideas for exactly what we wanted to say in our vows, Chase was right there with multiple examples of what people had said in the past and some of his own ideas about what sounded pleasant.
Something that people might overlook is the amount of paperwork involved in actually getting married (the license, changing of the name). Chase basically takes care of all of this by either turning in the appropriate paperwork for you or sending you informative emails about what needs to be done. 
We cannot stress enough how fantastic Chase was and would recommend him to anyone planning on getting married in the future.

Lindsay & Preston
6/7/13

We searched online for an officiant for our Columbus wedding a little later than suggested, and sent a message to Steven from Columbus Wedding Officiants to see if he was available. Not only was he available, but he went above and beyond this services to help our wedding go smoothly. He met with us several times beforehand and allowed us to collaborate with him regarding our ceremony, with full editing power. He was extremely professional while also being laid back and relaxed, which we think is the best combo. Steven was definitely a positive part of our day. Thanks Steven!

Phelicia & Sean
5/18/13

Our experience with Chase was great from start to finish. He was very professional and helped us to design a unique ceremony to fit our personalities. It was definitely worth the extra money to have him at the rehearsal, which he conducted thoroughly and efficiently. We were so happy to have him as a part of our day, and would recommend him to any couple. Thank you, Chase!

Tammi & Micah
5/12/13

Chase was perfect for our wedding! We are pretty simple people and had a really small wedding. We found Chase online just weeks before our date and right away we knew he was perfect for our special day. When we met him he was very easy to talk to, came prepared, and was open to doing the ceremony exactly how we wanted it. I even changed a few things last minute and it was not a problem at all. Everything went smoothly on the day and the families really liked him too. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a really great officiant!!

Holly & Matt
5/11/13

We had Steven for our ceremony and he did a great job! He arrived on time and was prepared and professional. We met with him a few weeks beforehand and went over how we wanted the ceremony to go, and he did exactly as we asked. We were able to pick the wording for our ceremony ourselves, which was great because we could change anything we wanted. I forgot our marriage license on the day of our ceremony, but Steven was willing to meet us the next day and sign it and mail it in for us! I'd definitely recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants to anyone getting married in the Columbus area.

Kimberly & Michael
5/10/13

Chase is great to work with! We contacted him by email 8 months before our wedding and he responded right away. We met with him and he went over all the different styles and passages that we could use. The best part about working with Chase was how easy it was to form our ceremony unique to us. We got to choose every single word that was spoken for our ceremony. On the wedding day, he was on time and delivered our ceremony beautifully. He was very helpful with questions about the marriage certificate and how I (the bride) go about changing my last name. I would definitely recommend him to anyone getting married!!

Morgan & Aaron
5/4/13

Chase really couldn't have been nicer or more professional! We were looking for an officiant who fit our laid-back personalities but still remained knowledgeable and professional. Chase was all of this and more. He has a very calming and confident nature, which is something you will be thankful for on the day of your wedding ;). He facilitated a ceremony that was completely unique to us, while still providing help and guidance along the way when we had questions.
BUT his services didn't stop there! Unprompted, he provided me with information about the process of changing my name once we got back from the honeymoon!
Thanks so much Chase!

Brittany & Matthew
5/3/13

Chase was a fantastic officiant. We met with him once and immediately knew he was perfect for our ceremony. My husband and I developed the ceremony and Chase was willing to provide guidance and suggestions - but only if we asked, which we really appreciated. The ceremony went exactly as we planned and we couldn't be happier!

Alyssa & Ryan
4/27/13

Chase was the officiant for our April 27, 2013 ceremony. He did an amazing job and my husband and I couldn't be happier that we chose him to do our wedding. He was very professional and gave us so many different ideas for putting together our ceremony. Chase did a great job of getting us through our rehearsal in a timely and efficient manner. He also provided me with all of the instructions on how to change my name which was EXTREMELY helpful! I would definitely recommend Chase to anyone who is looking for an officiant in Columbus, OH. 

Erin & Matt
4/27/13

Steven officiated our 4/27 wedding. He was a breeze to work with! We met with him and then emailed what we would like the ceremony to include. There are loads of ideas and complete ceremonies on their website, which made it even easier! We were able to have a secular ceremony that was still meaningful and special. Our family and friends loved it! Steven was on time for the rehearsal and walked us through the ceremony step by step. He was patient and answered any questions we had. The best part was that two hours after the ceremony, I received an email from Steven not only congratulating us, but telling me exactly how to go about changing my last name. That's worth its weight in gold! Thank you Steven and Columbus Wedding Officiants for making our day so easy and special. We will be recommending you to all of our unwed friends!!

LeAnne & Ken
4/21/13

We would highly recommend Chase to anyone who is getting married - and in fact, we already have! Our ceremony was more meaningful, organized, and unique because of the ideas and assistance that he offered. He was very responsive as well, so we never felt like there were any unanswered questions or loose ends - very important when you are pulling a wedding together! He was professionally dressed and performed the ceremony exactly as we had requested. We are truly happy with our experience.

Rachel & Martin
3/16/13

I knew from the moment I met Chase he was the one I wanted to perform our ceremony. Chase was extremely professional and very helpful in the ceremony planning. He had a lot of great ideas on the vows and he was the one that gave me the great idea to do our wine box ceremony. He never pushed his ideas on us, he always reminded us that it was our ceremony but he was there if we needed help. Our wedding was beautiful, thanks Chase!

Kacey & Scott
3/13/13

I'm so glad I picked Chase to be our officiant. He was very helpful. He helped us the whole way. Like someone else said, he sent reminder emails too. I would definitely suggest him. Although we had a short ceremony, everything went smoothly.

Tiffany & Jamie
2/16/13

We contacted Chase Waits after we had seen Chase perform another family member's service last year. His style and personality were a great fit for the kind of service we were looking for. His ability to work with us on crafting the perfect ceremony, including providing examples and working with us on the part of the service that we wanted to write, was exactly what we needed and wanted. He was a very calm and steady presence throughout the process, and was always available for questions and guidance. He came to our venue and engaged all of us in a very warm, comforting atmosphere, and guided us through our marriage with grace and kindness. It was a perfect fit for the people at our wedding, and it set a tone for a really remarkable evening. Jamie and I would both very highly recommend him if you are looking for an officiant who can help you make a service that is personal and meaningful, and not so cookie-cutter (if that's your preference). We are very grateful to Chase for helping us start our married life in such a meaningful personal way.

Hayley & Curt
1/20/13

Chase was a pleasure to work with, going above and beyond all of our expectations! He communicated with us regularly as we planned our day, making the day as special in reality as we envisioned. In particular, Chase respected our wishes and served as the best guide we could have to help plan and then conduct the ceremony. We would and will recommend him to any couple looking for a memorable wedding day experience.

Katie & Mike
11/24/12

We had Chase officiate our wedding in November and he did an amazing job! Chase was so easy to work with and we really appreciated how knowledgeable he was about the whole marriage and ceremony process. It was great having someone so helpful in the craziness that is wedding planning. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony!

Renee & Chris
10/27/12

Chase was the very first officiant my husband and I met with and we knew right away that he would be perfect for our ceremony! Prior to our ceremony he had done a wedding for our friends and they were very happy with his service as well. The ceremony was perfect; Chase was very reassuring and put us at ease. Thank you Chase! :)

Samantha & Justin
10/21/12

We decided on a last minute wedding and found Chase Waits, Central Ohio Wedding Officiant online. From the very moment I contacted them they were more than helpful and answered every email as quickly as possible, even with the two week notice we gave them. Steven helped us with the ceremony reading and the sand ceremony. He was absolutely perfect during the ceremony. We could not thank them enough for helping make it a perfect day :)

Liz & Brian
10/20/12

Chase was excellent! He made sure that the ceremony was customized to our exact needs. His constant communication before, during, and after the wedding date proved his professionalism. After meeting Chase, it is obvious that he is passionate about making your wedding day as special as you always dreamed it would be. He is friendly, punctual, and willing to go the extra mile to create the perfect day. I would highly recommend Chase as he exceeded all expectations!

Jessica & Jason
10/14/12

Chase Waits was absolutely amazing! Both my husband and I were wanting a ceremony that we could put our own personal touches on and Chase was the guy! He sent us 10 ceremony samples and we were able to pick and choose which portions to keep for our own ceremony. Chase also went out of his way to help with suggestions and to review the  ceremony we wrote to make sure it was perfect for our big day. He also did a great job leading the rehearsal and making sure everyone was prepared for the wedding. I would definitely recommend Chase! Even a close friend of mine has already booked him for her wedding this coming May.

Alison & Kyle
10/6/12

Chase just officiated our wedding on October 6th and our ceremony was honestly perfect! Working with Chase was such a pleasure - he is so down to earth and friendly and was such a calming presence on our wedding day. And he was SO helpful! When planning our ceremony, we didn't really know where to begin and he provided us with so many different resources. Using what he gave us, we were able to plan our own unique ceremony that was perfect for us. And it went beautifully - he did everything just the way we wanted, didn't try to change anything or add anything of his own. He also helped a lot with information on getting the marriage license, changing names, etc. I truly can't say enough good things about Chase - I HIGHLY recommend him if you're looking for a wedding officiant! You really will not be disappointed.

Kimberly & Jeff
10/6/12

We were looking for a non-denominational ceremony that was short but sweet and Steven helped us every step of the way. The business website has sample ceremonies which were a good starting off point to finding our vows. He was friendly, punctual, and very professional. He helped us work everything out and added some much needed organization to our wedding day. I would definitely recommend Steven to anyone.

Jessica & Eric
10/5/12

We had the pleasure to work with one of Chase's other officiants, Steven Fitzpatrick. He was absolutely wonderful. I was wanting a short and sweet ceremony with specific parts added/taken out. Steven went with everything that we wanted with no questions asked. He did not make us feel uncomfortable with our decisions and helped us every step of the way. The rehearsal went so smoothly as did the ceremony and Steven is the one who made that happen!! I know that Chase has some wonderful reviews on this website as well, but if it happens to be that he is not available on your special day, Steven will not disappoint you at all! Thanks again Steven!

Heather & Jonathan
9/29/12

Chase was everything we wanted in an officiant. He was so easy to work with. He really helped guide us through the details of the ceremony that we were not too sure of. Also did a great job running the rehearsal. He was very professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.

Diane & Matthew
9/22/12

After searching long and hard for an officiant that we felt was a good match for us, we set up a meeting with Chase. My coordinator had recommended him after several other fails, and after our initial meeting we felt immediate relief. Chase's calm demeanor and non-pushiness was a breath of fresh air in the wedding vendor world. We ended up receiving SO many compliments on our ceremony - how beautiful it was, personal, a little different, and just 'us'. Chase was the perfect fit for us and was so easy to work with. It was such a nice feeling to know I had nothing to worry about regarding our ceremony. I would highly recommend him to friends, family, and anyone looking for a wedding officiant!

Tessa & Joe
9/15/12

I could not have asked for a better officiant. Chase was down to earth, professional, and added humor into the day as well. I had no worries about him, or the ceremony. We met with him a few times before the wedding and every time he seemed to remember us, what we had put together for the ceremony, and answered all the questions we had. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to make their ceremony simply perfect!

Beth & Jeremy
9/15/12

Steven was our officiant for our wedding. He did a wonderful job! We had wanted an old pastor of the groom to marry us but he had moved too far for travel. We both were a little nervous about having an officiant that did not know us; however when we sat down to meet with Steven the first time, all nervousness was gone! He asked questions in depth to get to know US and worked with us to make our ceremony "ours"! Family and friends commented throughout the entire night about what a great job he did with the ceremony. I could not have asked for a better ceremony and would recommend him to anyone!

Laura & Jared
9/8/12

Chase was such a positive part of our wedding! He had such wonderful ceremony ideas to choose from and customize. He was so informative about what you need to do to get your marriage license and even how to change your name after the wedding. His demeanor and energy is calming. We had so many comments from our guests on how wonderful the ceremony and the message of our vows were.

Denise & Chris
9/8/12

Steven did an amazing job officiating our ceremony. He was so easy to work with. He really helped guide us through the details of the ceremony that we were not too sure of. He was also very flexible with what we wanted included in the ceremony, and was readily available with advice. I would recommend Steven to any couple who is looking for a flexible, easy going and professional officiant. He will work with you to make sure you have the ceremony of your dreams! We could not have asked for a better person to perform our ceremony! Thanks so much Steven!

Kristyn & Adam
8/25/12

It was a pleasure to have Chase be a part of our special day! Chase was very easy to work with and he made the whole ceremony process easy. We met with him early on in our planning process and he told us about himself and then he wanted to hear about us. Then he let us know that really the sky is the limit with whatever kind of ceremony we would like. He gave us a sample ceremony packet and let us know we could pick a ceremony as it is or we could piece together different parts from several different ceremonies to create a new one. He really let us make it our own and would be as involved as we wanted him to be. He was very quick to respond with answers to questions which was nice. He also sends great reminder emails about getting your marriage license and instructions on some of the things you need to do after you're married - like remembering to change your name with all of the important things like credit cards, social security card, etc. Chase was on time, if not early, for our first meeting, the rehearsal, and our wedding day. Our rehearsal went very smoothly and our wedding day was even less stressful with Chase there. No complaints at all! Thank you, Chase!

Becky & Matt
8/25/12

My husband and I searched for quite some time for the right officiant to marry us, and when we stumbled across Chase we immediately knew that we had met the right man for the job. Chase was amazingly helpful throughout the whole process of planning our wedding, even reminding us to get our marriage certificate on time. Chase was in constant contact with us, making sure that the vows we chose were perfect for us. On the day of our ceremony, Chase arrived early and made us feel at ease. Many of our guests commented on how professional they thought he was and how awesome that it was that he used his iPad in our ceremony. We would recommend Chase to all of our friends.

Holly & Brian
8/18/12

Chase was the best. He made everything easy and even provided thoughts for an excellent ceremony. The sand ceremony was truly awesome. He is professional and kind. He made us and our children comfortable throughout the process.

Katie & Derek
8/17/12

Chase was everything we wanted in an officiant. He was super helpful with ideas, paperwork, organizing the ceremony and running the rehearsal. He was extremely professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.

Sarah & Shaun
8/10/12

Chase did an amazing job at our ceremony! We got so many compliments about what a great job he did, and everyone loved our ceremony. My husband said "I do" before he was supposed to, and Chase rolled with it and made a joke about how eager he was to say it, which lightened the mood. I really appreciated his professionalism and prompt responses every time I contacted him. He is a very thoughtful person and so easy to work with! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and would definitely choose him if I had it to do all over again. Very highly recommended!!

Jim & Jing-Jing
8/5/12

We interviewed several officiants before meeting Chase. Once we met him, we knew he would be the best. He was very friendly, outgoing, and professional. He was very easy to work with. His ideas and thoughts were consistent with what we wanted. Plus, his cost was the most reasonable we had seen. If I have to get married again, I would go with Chase again in a heartbeat.

Rosalind & Rashaan
8/4/12

We had Steven to officiate our wedding last week. He did a wonderful job. We loved the way he listened to the way we wanted our wedding to be performed. We also made some very last minute changes (like the day before the wedding) and he was gracious and made the changes that we wanted. He also responded to our questions and answered our emails right away. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

Lauren & Richard
8/4/12

We had Steven Fitzpatrick, associate officiant to Chase Waits, officiate our wedding. We could not have been happier with our decision! Steven was so great to work with! He was easy to get ahold of and quick to respond to ANY questions or concerns we had throughout the planning process. As the wedding got closer, he was sending emails with reminders and tips. Family members raved about how well he ran the ceremony and he looked great to boot! If you are still looking for an officiant and he's not taken, you should grab him up really quick! You WON'T be disappointed! :)

Deidre & Ian
7/29/12

I was very nervous about choosing an officiant from long-distance. We live in CT, and got married in OH. I did an internet search, and Chase was my first choice. I emailed him, my fiance and I "met" him on Skype, and the rest is history. He is a genuine person, interested in making the ceremony what YOU want. In addition to being long-distance, our wedding was a second marriage for both of us, and he included all five of our children in the ceremony! He made everything easy and put our minds at ease, even from far away. Even though ceremonies can be fairly quick, he made it meaningful & memorable, by being truly caring. Thank you, Chase!

Lacy & Josh
7/15/12

Chase did an excellent job. We received many compliments from our family and friends about the ceremony. Many even commented that he seemed like a friend of ours because of his personal, friendly demeanor. What a wonderful ceremony and a special day we had thanks to Chase Waits.

Jenny & Joe
7/14/12

Chase was so great to work with! He was always quick to respond to questions, and very friendly and flexible. I have heard nothing but great things about his ceremony! Everyone was truly impressed with his delivery and professionalism. I am so pleased that his name popped up in my search for an officiant! Working with Chase was definitely one of the most important things I did for my wedding, and one of the least stressful things! Everything went perfect! Thank you so much!

Melissa & Greg
7/12/12

Chase did an excellent job of officiating our ceremony. We were so pleased with his professionalism, his choice of wording, and presentation. He incorporated all the details that we had requested, and painted a picture of our love for each other, and our family. We couldn't have asked for anything more!! We are so happy that we chose Chase!

Elaine & Michael
7/7/12

We met with 2 other officiants before we met with Chase. He was by far the best officiant we met and immediately felt comfortable with him. He was very easy to talk to and made us feel like we had known him for years. He made sure that the ceremony was 100% what we wanted and was willing to do whatever it took to make the day perfect. His fee was by far the most reasonable in the area and his service was absolutely amazing! Our ceremony was small and intimate and he was definitely the right choice for the job. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.

Jackie & Dan
7/7/12

My wedding day was full of unplanned events such as the big storm that took down many of the beautiful trees that were to be the backdrop to our wedding. But during all of this, Chase was always dependable, helpful and very laid back with my requests. He had suggestions and reminder emails all along the way which made my day so much easier and less stressful. He also made the ceremony memorable and beautiful. Thank you Chase.

Brianne & Chad
7/4/12

I found Chase's website by surfing the web and I am thrilled I did! We had our initial consultation - he explained who he was and why he likes to officiate - made sure we knew him as a person. We didn't knot what to ask as we were new to this marriage thing - he let us know that we were normal :) He came to our rehearsal and managed to pull our rowdy bridal party together to make sure we knew what we needed to do. He was early to every meeting and especially on the wedding day. He spoke with confidence and we had many compliments on him. I would definitely recommend him! Thanks for everything Chase!

Joanna & Sean
6/30/12

Chase made the one aspect of our wedding we were most nervous about - the ceremony -  into the one thing we were most comfortable with. He was very responsive to our questions and offered great sample ceremonies and advice. Do yourself a favor by saving the time and stress and book him now!!

Alison & Ryan
6/23/12

From the moment we read about Chase on The Knot, we knew he would be perfect for our ceremony. Meeting and talking with him only assured us that we had made the right choice. Chase came prepared with what seemed to be every kind of ceremony possible with variations of each. He included readings, poems, proverbs and anything else you might think of. He was adamant that this was "our" wedding and really worked to find out what we wanted and expected. From there he was able to guide us through the samplings to find what he thought we might be interested in...but again, made sure not to influence us in any way. I may be biased here, but I truly believe that the ceremony was the most beautiful I had ever experienced. Chase was a true professional throughout the entire process and was quick to respond to every question, concern, or freakout we had (and really helped calm the groom down moments before the wedding began). There are not enough positive things I can say about Chase to really give him due credit. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks Chase!

Christie & PJ
6/23/12

Chase was the only officiant we interviewed before the wedding and decided we didn't need to interview anyone else. I found it hard to find a good secular officiant. He was perfect for our ceremony. Chase send a lot of examples of ceremonies and poems etc to choose from. He also sent us a reminder on when to get our marriage license. He is very punctual, he got to our rehearsal and ceremony early so I never had to worry. He was also very helpful after the wedding with how to change my name etc. I would recommend Chase to anyone.

Tiffany & Mike
6/23/12

Steven was fantastic! From the first time we met Steven (and talked through Chase), our experience has been great! My husband is very laid back, so Steven was the perfect fit for us. Even when things got stressful at the rehearsal, he was nice and kept everything (and everyone) going smoothly. I would definitely recommend him!

Gen & Rich
6/8/12

Chase was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant. His personality is perfect for the position - reassuring, calm, patient, and friendly. We wanted to create a personal, secular ceremony and found ourselves overwhelmed with too many choices and no clear guidelines. Chase walked us through everything and we ended up with a hand-crafted, inclusive ceremony that represented us as a couple. Chase met with us multiple times, welcomed my many edits to the ceremony, and charmed everyone at the rehearsal and wedding. I would strongly recommend him to anyone!

Mandy & Dan
6/2/12

Chase was an awesome officiant! He was very professional and laid back. Thanks to him, everything was a lot less stressful. We had no idea what to do and Chase always emailed us back promptly with tips/information. Thanks Chase!!! 

Kelli & Stephen
6/2/12

We were looking for someone to perform a civil ceremony-not an easy task!! Chase allowed us to tailor make the ceremony to exactly what we wanted-something simple, not sexist, and true to our relationship. I highly recommend him!         

Sarah & Eric
5/27/12

The one thing that Eric & I liked most about Chase was his laid back personality and his effort to make you feel like you were able to make your ceremony go the way that you wanted it to. Choosing Chase was the easiest decision that we had to make during the wedding process. We were unsure what we wanted in a ceremony, other than we wanted it short, sweet and to the point. Chase was able to provide us with many mock readings and we were able to pick and choose from those to create what was best for us. I would recommend Chase to any family member or friend that was in search of an officiant. He made our day completly special and unique and for that we are forever grateful. Thanks, Chase!!

Amanda & Chad
5/27/12

Chase was absolutely wonderful! He was friendly and relaxed but totally on the ball. He promptly returned every email I sent and even sent a few reminder emails as well. He kept us smiling and relaxed day of and kept everything moving smoothly. I loved all the different sample ceremonies he gave me so Chad and I could create the perfect ceremony for us. I highly highly recommend him!

Jessica & Reece
5/19/12

Very nice, and easy to work with. Very knowledgeable, and a great person to work with!

Amanda & Nathaniel
5/12/12

From the beginning we felt confident about our choice to have Chase be a part of our special day. His ability to help us customize a ceremony that reflected our personalities and beliefs was spectacular, and his calm and pleasant nature was a welcome addition to a day filled with happy, nervous energy. We enjoyed getting to know Chase as he helped shape our wedding ceremony into something we were proud to share with our family and friends. Chase was great at communicating and would respond to our emails quickly to answer any questions we had or any changes we wanted made. Always there with a kind smile, Chase made us feel comfortable, as though a friend we'd known for years was guiding us through the moment. We would highly recommend Chase and wish him all the best and success in the future.

Ashley & Scott
5/12/12

We were referred to Chase Waits by another wedding officiant who was unavailable during our ceremony time. Chase was also unavailable but offered the services of his brother-in-law, Steven Fitzpatrick, instead. He was up front with us that Steven had never officiated a wedding before but was looking for his first client currently. Chase explained that he would work closely with Steven in preparation of our vows since he was just getting started. We met with both of them once to discuss the services, the process of creating the vows and the fees. They were very helpful, laid-back, did not offer judgment, etc. They also provided us with several vow and reading options to use. We were very comfortable in their presence and decided to offer Steven his first chance at officiating. We met with them a second time to go over the final details of the vows and ask for their advice on placement of readings, etc. Chase was very knowledgeable and offered some great options. They were kind enough to take our very rough ceremony outline and scraps of paper and put them together for us. Steven was available for our rehearsal the night before the ceremony and everything went very smoothly. He seemed to really feel comfortable and to know what he was doing. The ceremony itself was perfect. Everything flowed so well and Steven spoke very clearly. He even used a tablet to read the ceremony from - very high tech! His emphasis on words was dead on, and my family raved about him. Not to mention, he looks great in the photos! My husband and I are both on the tall side, and so is Steven. I highly recommend both Steven and Chase for your ceremony services. We were thrilled with them.

Rachel & Phou
5/11/12

My husband and I had booked an officiant almost a year in advance of our wedding. Four months before our wedding day, our officiant advised they were moving and would be unable to perform our ceremony. I had a difficult time finding an officiant that, frankly, wasn't corny or just plain weird. Then, I came across Columbus Wedding Officiants. Chase performed our ceremony. He was fantastic! He was professional, responsive, and helpful. Chase provided numerous sample ceremonies to reference, which was incredibly helpful. We had the option to use an existing ceremony, customize one, or work with Chase to create a completely original ceremony! We were able to have a ceremony that fit us perfectly. It was a perfect balance of traditional and original - and not at all cheese! I definitely recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants.

Annastasia & Tony
5/5/12

I could not have been more pleased with the service Chase provided for our wedding. Being a simple, casual event, my husband and I had no clue what we wanted the service to be, other than short, sweet and non-denominational. Chase provided us with multiple, appropriate options, and tailored his service to include our children in the ceremony as well. Working with Chase was the easiest part of planning our special day. I would recommend his services in a heartbeat! 

Dana & Chris
3/10/12

Working with Chase was definitely the easiest part of wedding planning. He was so prompt in his responses to any questions brides may have as the ceremony approaches. He provided so many ceremony options for us to choose from or use as a guide. We incorporated personal anecdotes to a beautifully written ceremony example that he provided. We received so many compliments from our friends and family regarding our thoughtful, personal, intimate, and beautiful ceremony - thanks to Chase. His laid back approach helped eradicate any nervousness I had - he was such a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend him to anyone. Love, Dana and Chris.

Kelly & James
11/11/11

We used Chase for our 11-11-11 nuptials. My tech-y husband said he knew Chase was the one as soon as Chase told us he used his iPad for all ceremonies during our initial meeting, so I went with it. I couldn't have been happier with Chase's professionalism and punctuality. He sent me some great material that helped us write a very lovely ceremony that truly encompassed our commitment to each other and also our perspective on marriage. Chase is very laid back and flexible - something I greatly appreciated leading up to the big day. Thank you again, Chase for being a part of our wedding day!             

Caitlin & Alex
10/15/11

Chase is awesome! Like other reviewers have mentioned, my husband and I weren't sure what we were looking for in a wedding, and Chase was able to create a wonderful, personal ceremony for us out of all of our vague half ideas. He met with us several times before the wedding to discuss the ceremony and was always timely with emails. We wholeheartedly recommend him.

Brooke & Michael
9/23/11

Chase saved our wedding! We needed an officiant last minute and Chase was available and more than willing to help us. He handled everything and answered all of our questions. We didn't know where to start and he assured us not to worry and handled everything from sending us sample scripts of how our marriage ceremony would go and all we had to do was pick what fit us the most. He came to our rehearsal and had no problems with meeting us when we needed him. I would definitely recommend Chase if you want a great officiant.

Mark & Nicole
9/10/11

Chase was great! There is a reason everyone has reviewed him perfectly so far and its because he does a great job. More than just a minister he wears many hats. He organized the ceremony, set anxious parents at ease, helped us pick out personal vows, and overall made our wedding feel like it was ours and different than anyone elses. Use Chase, he is good at what he does and very reasonably priced!

Candice & Daniel
9/3/11

Chase was absolutely wonderful! He exceeded all of our expectations and gave us a perfect ceremony. He was very accommodating and included all of our crazy wedding day requests. From the beginning stages of the wedding planning to the rehearsal & ceremony, Chase allowed us to stay true to ourselves,take in the moment, and have the ceremony of our dreams. His calming spirit, patience and sincere kindness set the tone for a perfect wedding

   Amy & Rodney
   8/20/11

Chase was wonderful. He helped us put together meaningful vows and performed a beautiful ceremony. Thank you so much for helping to make our day wonderful!

Heather & David
7/30/11

Chase was just the officiant we needed. His presence at the ceremony was peaceful and joyous. He was very quick to respond to any questions I had before the wedding and sent us everything we needed to know after the wedding even for name change info. He was on time at all requested meetings and even did a quick run-through with us at the venue before rehearsal day. Thank you Chase!

Karlyn & Brian
7/23/11

My Husband and I were looking for a unique ceremony and officiant. As soon as we met with Chase we were certain he was the right person for the job. He was very easy to work with, gave us many samples of ceremonies, and was very flexible. He helped us create a unique ceremony and even got a few laughs, which helped to keep everyone from crying. We got so many compliments on how we made the ceremony our own, which we owe to Chase. We highly recommend Chase if you are looking to make your ceremony special and unique. Choosing Chase for our officiant was the easiest part of our whole wedding planning process.

Adam & Sarah
6/24/11

Chase is an exceptional wedding officiant. He was always available to help us out and answer any questions we had along the way. He delivered the ceremony in a very professional, clearly read, and personable manner. His fee is very reasonable, and he even took care of the wedding certificate paperwork! Highly highly recommended!

Megan & Brian
6/11/11

Chase was amazing! We really didn't know what to expect before booking him to perform our wedding ceremony but we wouldn't have changed a thing and it turned out perfectly. Thanks so much!

Kristie & John
5/29/11
Chase officiated our wedding in May, and we really enjoyed working with him right from the start. He created a customized wedding ceremony for us included requests we made for a wine box ceremony, special readings, and a ring blessing ceremony. He communicated with us regularly regarding our ceremony and was so willing to accommodate anything we wanted. We even asked Chase for advice for different parts of the ceremony, and he had great ideas to help us. We loved working with him!

Steven & Rachelle
10/30/10

Chase was a joy to work with. When my wife and I contacted Chase we were a little unsure of what we wanted in regards to our ceremony. Chase presented us a wide variety of possibilities and put something together that worked for us. Chase was very timely in all aspects of our experience, maintained open communication, and was fair with his pricing. I would certainly recommend Chase. He understood exactly what kind of ceremony we wanted and helped up through the process. He responded really quickly to all of our questions. I would highly recommend Chase! Thank you again for the beautiful ceremony!!!!

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