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We loved working with Columbus Wedding Officiants! Chase is incredibly organized and went out of his way to create the perfect ceremony. He also sends a 'how to' for getting your wedding license and changing your name, which was definitely appreciated! As a couple, we never put too much thought into our ceremony, but Chase went above and beyond to make it perfect for us! It was better than we could have ever imagined - Chase even worked with my grandma to make sure her reading went off without a hitch. To this day, our guests still talk about how much they loved our ceremony. Would definitely recommend!

Chase was amazing so easy to talk to. Everything went smoothly you will not be disappointed. Thank you for being apart of our special day!

We are so glad we met with Chase and chose him to perform our wedding ceremony! He sent us a sample packet of wording and we were able to customize our ceremony. He was so great to work with and we could not have been happier with our ceremony! We received many compliments from our guests on how great of a job he did and how beautiful the ceremony was. Also, we could tell that he truly enjoys what he does. I found out after the ceremony that he was really helpful in making sure everything was on track, everyone was where they needed to be, and that everything was going to run smoothly. You will not be disappointed with Chase performing your ceremony!

My husband and I contacted Chase a few months ago needing someone to officiate our wedding on 10/1/16. Obviously from all these wonderful reviews, Chase himself was already booked for our date, but he suggested we use Aaron Tiedt, one of his newer officiants. We were a bit leery about using someone new since we did not know what we were doing and wanted someone who could walk us through all of the details, but Aaron was fantastic. We are happy we stuck with him. He is very well spoken, so he read our ceremony without a hitch. Not only that, I enjoyed chatting with him on the side room of our chapel while our guests were arriving. He is very easy going and friendly. I would recommend Chase, Aaron, or anyone working in this company to anyone.

Working with Steven was an absolute dream! He was funny & personable during our meetings, very professional/easy to work with, and he did an amazing job with our ceremony. My husband and I were able to completely customize our vows with the guidance of Steven/Chase's sample ceremonies and we were beyond thrilled with the result! I couldn't be happier about our experience with Steven & Columbus Wedding Officiants.

Chase wrote us a truly meaningful ceremony that captured our collective beliefs, while honoring our families… he is truly skilled at what he does.

Chase was wonderful! We were a little late to choose an officiant, but Chase worked with our short timeframe and met with us immediately. He listened to how we wanted our ceremony to go. We wrote our ceremony and Chase reviewed the content and provided insight and corrections into certain areas without removing our personal tone. He ran our rehearsal with ease; I have never seen a more relaxed and quick, yet thorough rehearsal!

Chase was our wedding officiant and he did a fantastic job. He was so easy to work with. He made the whole process as easy as possible, he was organized, and always on time. I would highly recommend him!

Chase was phenomenal for our big day! He was on time, prepared, and delivered beautifully. Thankful to have found him on the Knot! 10/10 would recommend.

Chase was referred to us by a friend who had recently used his services as well. He is awesome. He is very flexible and wants to help give you the ceremony you've dreamed of however he can. He provides a packet with ideas to get you started which was really nice. He sends out information about getting the marriage license to guide you through that, as well as information about name changing after the ceremony. He will take care of sending in the info the courts need as well to get the official license. He made what could have been a stressful few processes smooth and easy. Great guy!

Steven was our wedding officiant at our Oak Grove wedding venue. He made us feel very comfortable from the moment we met him and was always responsive to our messages and calls. Steven was very helpful with providing us with ceremony samples and also incorporated all of our ideas. He was very helpful at the rehearsal and made us feel much more confident for the wedding the following day; he showed up on time and looked very professional for the ceremony. We loved having Steven as our officiant, and we HIGHLY recommend him to others!

Chase was a fantastic officiant! He was willing to meet for coffee months before the wedding to get an idea of what we were looking for and incorporate our ideas, which put my mind at ease. He also sent us a draft of the ceremony a few months before the wedding to ensure that we liked it. The words he chose for the ceremony were beautiful - focusing on the real and honest friendship that's such an important part of a marriage. He also sent us a reminder to get our marriage license a few weeks before the wedding and was always quick to respond to emails. The actual ceremony went very smoothly and we received a lot of compliments on it. Overall, Chase is a nice, patient, and helpful person - exactly the traits you want in an officiant.

My husband and I loved working with Columbus Wedding Officiants. Chase was fabulous and went out of his way to help make the perfect script for our wedding ceremony. He even sent emails on help getting the Wedding License and changing my name! Aaron was the officiant for our wedding and he was absolutely fabulous! Very professional and easy to work with. My husband's grandmother even complimented on how nice he did at our ceremony. Would definitely recommend.

Aaron was great to work with! Responses were quick and they customize your ceremony to what you want.

Aaron was great! We didn't even get a chance to meet him before the rehearsal since we were not local, but he worked with us to write the perfect ceremony remotely. We loved it!

Chase was so awesome to work with! We had no idea what we wanted for our ceremony, and he provided us with other ceremonies he has done in the past that we could choose from or take pieces from to make our own ceremony! He made everything so easy for us in such stressful time! I definitely would recommend him to anyone!!

Chase was extremely easy to work with. We looked forward to every meeting with him. We gave him a shell of a ceremony with some traditions that he filled in with beautiful words and explanations that guests could easily follow. My husband and I could not stop talking about how much of a joy Chase was to work with. We highly recommend him!

We worked with Steven since Chase was already booked and he was awesome! He made the ceremony personalized and always had a smile! He was easy to work with and are happy he performed our ceremony!

Chase is such a great officiant. My Husband and I live in Seattle, but were getting married in Ohio. Chase met with us over Skype and immediately we felt comfortable with him and knew he would be able to deliver the ceremony we were hoping for. Chase was able to give us so many options for ceremonies and was even willing to work with us to write one unique to us. Chase was such a huge part of why our day was so successful and the ceremony was perfect. Thank you, Chase!

Chase was fantastic. He was super nice and really easy to work with. He had a lot of examples of wedding ceremonies and worked with my wife to come up with the perfect ceremony. Whenever we had to meet or talk with each other he made himself available to us. We cannot recommend him enough and if you are looking for someone for your wedding definitely give him a call, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Chase for a fantastic day.

Chase was a wonderful officiant! We are still getting compliments on the ceremony; I even had one guest ask me for a copy of it. Chase is a true professional--he has done enough weddings that he knows all the tips and tricks of orchestrating a ceremony. He gave us a lot of prep material to build our ceremony, and helped us fill in the gaps when we picked the main parts we liked. When it came time for the rehearsal, he corralled everyone into their spots and helped us make the order of the processional. The morning-of went off without a hitch, and we couldn't have done it without him!

Chase was amazing from beginning to end. He followed my lead but gave great advice. He was the ultimate professional and put everyone at ease. My mom who hadn't met him until the rehearsal dinner made a point to say how wonderful he was. After our wedding many guests complimented our officiant (Chase) saying he did an excellent job and the ceremony that he helped put together was perfect. Anyone would be lucky to have him be a part of their wedding!!!!!

It was so easy working with Chase for our non-religious wedding. He sent us a sample package and we picked the words that we wanted read during the ceremony. For the rehearsal dinner, he walked us through the ceremony, provided helped hints such as holding the kiss for 3 seconds so that the photographer can capture good shots, and answered all of our questions. I would recommend him to anyone who is getting married.

Chase was so amazing and organized! He was very prompt with communication leading up to the wedding, and he was very accommodating with our ceremony! I definitely recommend!!

We are so glad we chose Columbus Wedding Officiants to perform our wedding ceremony at the Columbus Zoo. Our officiant was Aaron, he was very laid back, informative, and helpful. I don't have enough good things to say about Aaron. If you are trying to decide on a wedding officiant, Columbus Wedding Officiants is definitely the way to go!

Chase was amazing to work with! We sent him over several readings/poems that we loved and within 2 days, he got back to us with the most beautiful ceremony script ever!

Chase not only did a wonderful job at our ceremony, but made the whole process of getting married and planning the ceremony very smooth and stress free. He is full of info and willing to help in every way, and has a great attitude about everything. He made us feel like everything at the wedding was going to come together no matter what, and it did! We are so grateful for having Chase as our officiant, and we highly recommend hiring him!

We are so happy that we chose Chase as our officiant for our ceremony. We were able to mix and match sections of different vows to make our vows perfect for our ceremony. Chase was so accommodating and professional. Our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned, and Chase helped make it perfect and go off without a hitch.

Chase did such an amazing job with our wedding! He was very nice and made sure he got to know us both. We wanted someone who was not judgmental and would be open to a non-religious wedding and Chase was the perfect fit! When writing the script, he gave us so many ideas and everything turned out great! Couldn't have hired a better person to wed us!

He was fantastic! He was such a warm addition to our tiny living room ceremony. He will assist you in creating vows that are important to you and will make you feel totally comfortable on what can be a stressful day. I can't recommend him enough.

Chase was the officiant we chose for our December wedding and we could not have asked for anyone better! Chase attended the rehearsal and made everything so easy; all of the members of the bridal party were impressed with how detailed he was and my husband and I felt completely at ease. Chase provided the right amount of guidance throughout the entire process and our wedding ceremony turned out beautifully. We honestly cannot thank Chase enough for all his hard work and we would hire him again in a heartbeat!

Chase was professional from start to finish. He worked with us every step of the way to make sure our ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. 
He is thorough to the point of having a spare handkerchief on the wedding day in case the groom forgets one (I did) in case the tears start flowing (they do). 
I cannot recommend Chase enough!

Chase was perfect as our officiant! He made sure the groom and I had a ceremony that reflected our relationship perfectly! He has a great personality and brought a calming presence to our special day! I would highly recommend choosing him to be there with you on your day!

Chase was very calm and professional. I definitely appreciated that and that's what lead me to book with him. He was a definite help running the rehearsal. He sent reminder emails with instructions for obtaining a marriage license and changing my name. The process of writing our ceremony was super relaxed. He provided sample ceremonies my fiancé and I could look through and piece together what we'd like. we chose a non-religious ceremony but we were able to create something meaningful and filled with love. we had free reign to create our ceremony but when we asked for help chase was quick to step in and help add a portion about our history. He also took the time to review our ceremony and make sure it was perfect for the day of.

Chase officiated our November wedding. He was very easy to work with and provided many options for the ceremony, so it could be as personalized as you wanted. He was great to work with and I would definitely recommend him!

Chase made our day seem seamless and provided my new husband and myself a sense of calm! From our initial meeting to the big stage that day Chase was so pleasant to work with and took care of all of the little details! When planning a wedding the last thing you want to worry about on your big day is forgetting something or loosing track of the importance of why you are really there and Chase was able to support us through these details to ensure we stayed on track while enjoying every moment of our experience! My husband and I cannot thank you enough for your kind words and wish you the best in the future!

Chase officiated our wedding in September and it was wonderful! He gave us great options for our ceremony. Chase tailored our ceremony to fit us but still keep our families happy! One of the best parts about working with Chase was the extra things he took care of that we didn't even realized had to be done! Day of, he really got the job done and communicated with everyone so we didn't have to worry about anything! I would highly recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants!

Steven did an amazing job. He customized our ceremony that was perfect for my husband and I. He is great & you won't be disappointed with him. Awesome speaker & was very professional.

There are simply no words to express how amazing Chase was for 0ur wedding! He made us feel as ease, dealt with a few hiccups, was on time, , easy to communicate with, and was just a pure joy to work with. We wrote the wedding ceremony ourselves and Chase was so willing to offer advice and go with our vision. I cannot tell you how many guests came up to us and asked how long we knew him - they were astounded to find out we only met once before the wedding! Hiring Chase was definitely one of the best decisions we made for our special day. 
Chase was great and so easy to work with! Turned out just how we wanted it to!

Chase did such an amazing job officiating our wedding! He sent over a few scripts and let us pick out the direction we wanted the ceremony to go. He let us add our own personal touch, and was very accommodating and easy to work with. Overall, a great experience working with him, and we would highly recommend him!!

Chase was absolutely wonderful! He is so down to earth. On the wedding day his relaxed attitude made everything seem to run so smoothly, even if it seems crazy! I would definitely recommend him to anyone getting married :)

My husband and I had Chase as our wedding officiant for our Wedding in May 2016. We could not have imagined the ceremony going better! Chase was wonderful to work with from the start. He was quick to respond and always kind. He has such a positive energy and helped us feel as ease. We were unsure what we wanted to include in our ceremony, and he was incredibly helpful in providing examples and editing the final touches. Multiple guests and family members made positive comments about how well of a job he did officiating. Thank you for everything Chase!! I highly recommend this vendor.

Working with Chase was amazing! He was very prompt on answering my emails and we met up twice throughout the process to meet and express our vision, then to go over the ceremony. He has so much experience and had many examples of ceremonies and was very open to what we wanted. After the wedding I had many people come up and ask who the officiant was and how great he was. I highly recommend Chase as an officiant!

Overall, I was satisfied with my choice of officiant. It was a little dicey at times trying to communicate and make sure details were confirmed prior to the wedding, but the day of went smoothly and beautifully. If I had to do it over I would recommend going with someone you know prior to the wedding to ensure the ceremony is personal. However, the ceremony was short & sweet with a little touch of humor and ultimately was perfect for us.

Chase was great to work with. Extremely professional, very kind, and a huge help. We are really happy we decided to go with Chase as our Officiant.

Chase is fantastic! He writes the wedding ceremony to perfection. He let us choose exactly what we wanted to say to our guests in the ceremony and put it together perfectly. I would recommend him to anyone!

Chase was fabulous! He was very flexible and relaxed, yet still very detail-oriented. He has many different ceremony options to choose from and is willing to cater the ceremony any way you'd like it. He is reliable and his fees are much better than most people. I would recommend him 100% to anyone looking. Thank you for making our day wonderful!

Chase was great. He was so helpful throughout our entire process. We had our ceremony outside at a country club so it was important that we find an officiant that would be willing to make our ceremony special for us and not be apprehensive about officiating a ceremony outside of a church. He was more than happy to put something together for us and take my suggestions to make it perfect for our special day.

Chase is very easy to get along with and is always smiling! He is definitely someone you should contact and meet with when doing your search for your officiant, you won't regret it!

I am so glad that we went with Chase. He is so great, easy to work with and just down right awesome. He was always on time, he was very flexible and the best part about him was that he gave us some scripts to work with and we added our own things to it as well. He played along with our non-serious but 100% us ceremony. I would highly recommend Chase to anyone looking for a great officiant to work with!

My husband and I got married at the Makoy Center and had both our ceremony and reception there, so we were a little apprehensive about who to have officiate our ceremony, since it would not be in a church setting. I decided to look online and found Chase, who after reading all of the wonderful reviews about, I decided to contact. His pricing was great, and based on the reviews he had received, he definitely knew what he was doing when it came to weddings! He was more than accommodating when we wanted to meet with him and he completely customized our ceremony to fit us and made it special to what we wanted. After our ceremony, I receive so many compliments on how beautiful it was! He also made directions so easy to get our marriage license, for my name change, and helped ease my stress at the rehearsal. I am so happy I found Chase to officiate our wedding and would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. Thank you again, Chase!

Chase was great! He is so easy going and such a nice guy! He was so helpful in making sure we had the information we needed to get our marriage license and even on how to change my name. He made our ceremony special and would recommend him to anyone who was looking for an officiant!

Working with Chase was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding in mid-April! He was flexible when we worked on writing our own ceremony, offering valuable feedback and adding things to make the flow stronger. We had several people comment after the ceremony on how personal it was. We cannot say enough good things about working with Chase!

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 recited 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.

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!

Chase is AMAZING!! We went with him after seeing him officiate a family friend's 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!

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 want 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 time we met with him, he was organized, ready to go, and had a smile on his face. Even 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!

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 follow-up with the courts. Thank you Chase!

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 recommended. The Lupi's

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.

Chase was the perfect officiant my now husband I and I were looking for. Neither of us are religious and Chase was willing to work with us to personalize a ceremony to fit our needs/wants. He was in contact with us throughout the whole process, sending us ceremony examples, helpful instructions on how to obtain a marriage license and how to change my last name. All of these things are so appreciated for newly engaged couples! Chase was very helpful in running our rehearsal, he was very patient with our family members and the stressed-out bride to be....The day of our ceremony was flawless. He was well spoken and our rock, probably the only person that did not cry up there! It was the relaxed and personalized ceremony we wanted. It truly felt as though our friend was standing up there with us.

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 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 tips on our writing on our 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.

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 great things about Steven! The price included a fee for the rehearsal and was a great value for what we received!

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!

Chase Waits was amazing! He helped us plan our day from the moment we met him! He calmed all of our worries and helped us think of things we may have forgotten. 
I actually had him make a ceremony for me to read and edit. I ended up loving every bit of it and not changing it at all!! I got a lot of compliments on the ceremony as well! 
I highly recommend him

I found Columbus Wedding Officiants through The Knot, and trusted others' reviews, but then learned we had a mutual acquaintance. Steven preformed 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 come highly recommended!

Chase was fantastic! He worked with me on writing the ceremony wording, gave great suggestions, and helped guide us through the process of obtaining a marriage license, and changing my name. He was professional, easy to work with and kept us on schedule. I highly recommend him!

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!

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!

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 in order 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 service to anyone else looking for an incredibly patient, flexible, and talented officiant at a reasonable price.

We loved working with Chase! He had many different text options that we used to help us create our own ceremony. He was open to any type of ceremony we wanted and reviewed our draft once we had put together something we liked.
He was also incredibly helpful in that he sent us emails when things needed to be done such as getting our marriage license and information on how to change my name after we were married (complete with things we needed to bring/fill our before and links to websites for the probate court, SSA name change application etc).
Chase was extremely knowledgeable about wedding ceremonies, which was very calming during the rehearsal, just before, and during ceremony.

Chase was very professional, on time and did a great job with our wedding. He knew exactly what to say to make it personal and we had a great time working and planning our wedding with him!

Chase did a great job. We were very happy with our ceremony and how he helped us finalize our ceremony. He is very helpful and was always on time. Thank you so much for your help and being a part of our day!!

This was my first wedding and I was very nervous about who we would get to officiate and direct our vows. I am not particularly religious so when it came time to pick someone out I really was not particularly thrilled about getting a man of the cloth but I also didn't mind some mention of faith either. My fiancé looked a good bit on various sites and finally found Chase.
We decided to set up a meeting with Chase at a local coffee house. Chase was there when we got there and fully prepared. Most important, to me anyways, was that he seemed very relaxed and calm and it really served to calm my nerves then, so I knew it would help at our wedding (which I wasn't nervous about but thought perhaps on the big day I might be). After a nice discussion about what we preferred to have Chase presented us with a good bit of documentation to help us decide upon our ultimate vows. Our meeting lasted about a half hour and went really well. We had planned to meet another officiant afterwards but we didn't even get to the car from leaving the coffee shop before we had decided to go ahead and retain Chase.
Upon arriving home I immediately Paypal'ed Chase the money (another thing I like about Chase is the fact that he's modern and not only knows what Paypal is but actually accepts it!!) and we got everything set up. We then met with him again a bit closer to the wedding and showed him what we had selected as our vows. We chose a little of this and a little of that. He had offered us a great selection to choose from and made it very easy for us to pick our ultimate vows.
On our wedding day Chase arrived early and, as before, was a calming presence in a sea of sorta craziness. I really wasn't nervous a lot but I was a little and Chase quietly explained everything about how it would all go and made me feel 100% comfortable about what we were doing so that I wouldn't mess up our big day. My groomsmen all really liked Chase as well.
Our ceremony went off without a hitch. Chase read all of our vows really well, as if he was talking and not reading (I'm sure he has a lot of vows from his selection memorized which helps!). He did not rush but he also didn't linger and draw things out, 
A common criticism I have of weddings is the officiant tends to "drone" and Chase did not do that! He was great and I'd highly recommend him to anyone, especially if it's your first wedding and you're worried about your nerves. Chase is a real pro who I can't recommend enough. 
Thank you Chase for being such a great help to make one of the center points of our wedding classy, elegant and wonderful!

We found Chase Waits through The Knot and decided on him for our January wedding this year, best choice we ever made! He was absolutely phenomenal! We weren't really sure what we were looking for in an officiant or ceremony, since neither my husband or I are very religious, we really just wanted a ceremony about Love and he did such an amazing job of providing just that. He had lots of sample ceremonies to choose from, and we ended up picking a main one and then bits and pieces from others along with a few personal touches I requested and he turned it into our perfect ceremony! Almost all of our guests commented on how much they loved him! Along with providing exactly what we didn't even know we were looking for, he made it so easy to accomplish. He is a genuinely nice person and so easy to work with. He was very flexible with scheduling our meetings, which I appreciate since my work schedules changes each week, and always made sure we knew if there was anything he could do to help he would do it. Including helping with the name change process after the fun part of the wedding was over! Hands down, Chase is the perfect officiant for any type of ceremony and I would 100% recommend him to any bride in the Columbus area!

Chase was fantastic! He helped my husband Joe & I every step of the way. I thought it was going to be extremely difficult to coordinate everything since we live in Pittsburgh, but were getting married in Marysville, Ohio; I was most definitely wrong! Chase was there to answer any & all questions or concerns we had & he did so in a timely fashion. Chase was so personable when we met with him & his demeanor immediately put both Joe & I at ease. I would highly recommend chase to any future bride & groom!!!!

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 and at our wedding! Chase is Very well spoken and I would definitely recommend using him to officiate your wedding!

My wife and I decided to go with Columbus Wedding Officiants after reading all the rave reviews about them online and thinking that even if they were only half as good as the reviews made them sound we would be in good hands. And boy we were right. Not only were Steven and Chase every bit as accommodating and helpful as their reviews said, but we couldn't be any happier with how friendly and professional they both were. Steven was the officiant at our wedding and from start to finish he helped us craft the perfect ceremony. From suggestions to sample ceremonies, Steven was a guiding hand in the planning of our ceremony. Living out of town, we mainly interacted with Steven through email and several phone calls and he was always available, easy to talk with, and prompt in his responses, which put us at ease knowing that are ceremony was in good hands. We had numerous guests come up to us after the ceremony and comment on how impressed they were with Steven, many commenting that he seemed like part of the family. We HIGHLY recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants and Steven and could not be happier we found them. Thank you again Steven, it was a pleasure having you as a part of our wedding celebration!

After our family pastor was unable to make it to the ceremony, we had only a month to find an officiant. Chase met with us right away, was very knowledgeable and was able to get a great idea of what we were looking for in a ceremony. He wrote a fantastic ceremony speech and vows that was exactly what we were looking for but would have never been able to put into words. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect! He was kind, professional, timely and an overall great guy! Thank you Chase!!!!

We were so happy to work with Chase. He is excellent! 
The first time we met him, we felt as though we had known him for years. He is very friendly and easy to work with. Pretty much up for whatever we wanted to do as far as our ceremony. It was obvious that he had plenty of experience with performing different types of ceremonies. When we really had no idea of what we wanted, he gave us many examples of different ceremonies he'd performed in the past and we were able to use bits and pieces from each to build one that was perfect for us. He made us feel very comfortable when it came to asking questions. He was up for meeting in person and communicated quickly via email. Chase was wonderful when it came time for the legal obligations. He emailed us as soon as we should have been getting our marriage license. He made us aware of exactly what we needed to obtain the license, where and when to go, and even how much money to take. After the wedding, he sent out another important email that told me exactly what to do for my name change. He told me all of the places I needed to go to obtain the appropriate documents, where I needed to take the documents and in the order it all had to be completed. He made every step of the way, from the first meeting, to the final name change, so simple. We would highly recommend booking Chase for your wedding!
Karley and Ryan Jacocks 5/19/15

After a contacting a few officiants (not hearing much back), we came across Columbus Wedding Officiants and had the opportunity to work with Chase. From the 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.

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 on this website, 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!

Chase officiated our wedding this past New Years Eve. My husband and I had a non-traditional/religious ceremony and Chase was super helpful in the drafting of our ceremony as we had a lot of traditions we didn't want to include. Using scripts that Chase provided, as well as some I found online, Chase and I crafted the perfect ceremony script. Using Chase was easy and everything went off without a hitch. We'd definitely recommend Chase as an officiant!

We had the pleasure of having Chase Waits as our officiant for our December wedding. We met with him just once before but that was all we needed. He sent us a 30 page document with sample weddings and we could customize our ceremony with any of the sample or our own pieces. We ended up using one of his samples including the vows. My dad came up to me after the wedding and told me we had the best vows he had ever heard. The groom's family was brought to tears when Chase included a moment of silence for the Groom's father who had passed. He made the ceremony feel special without the use of any religion. He made us feel at ease and took care of the marriage certificate. He must have sent it in right away to be filled because we were able to get certified copies just two weeks after the wedding. 
I would recommend him to any friends and family needing an officiant.

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!

We were very 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.

We were lucky enough to have Chase from Columbus Wedding Officiants travel to Charleston, SC for our big day! Working from afar, Chase was prompt with emails and phone calls and gave us a ton of options to make our ceremony everything we wanted. He was efficient with our rehearsal and made me feel confident the day of would go smoothly. We highly recommend this vendor for your special day! Thanks again!!

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!!!

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!

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 e-mails 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 e-mail 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 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!

My husband and I were torn on who we wanted to marry us. We came across Chase and Stevens 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!

We initially contacted Chase via email and he was very 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!

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 for 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 =]

Chase was amazing. We felt very comfortable with him the first time we met him. He helped me plan by 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 that fact that he talked to him before the ceremony to help calm nerves! Highly recommended!

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 in 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.

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 a hold 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 sent 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!

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.)
There 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.

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 of my friends and family in need of an officiant!

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!

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 the content, length and flow of the ceremony. Wonderful experience!

My now husband & I hired Chase to officiate our Wedding ceremony on September 6th. We were more than pleased 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!

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!

My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Chase. From the moment we booked him for our wedding, we knew he was the right choice. Because he's in Columbus and we're in Cleveland, we "met" through FaceTime after we had chosen him as our officiant. The fact that Chase wanted to meet us first was telling; he really cares about his clients.
Our wedding ceremony was in Athens, Ohio, and Chase was kind enough to make the 1.5 hour drive from Columbus. Although he couldn't be there for the rehearsal the previous night, he sent over easy-to-follow instructions via email that outlined everything we needed to know for the ceremony. He arrived on time and met with me prior to discuss last minute finishing touches. He's even taking the time to mail me my vows that I had accidentally left with him. 
Chase definitely knows what he's doing, and he does it well! I recommend him to anyone in need of a great wedding officiant!

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 with any other officiants. One meeting had me convinced that Chase would help us 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!!!

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.

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Columbus Wedding Officiants! We worked with Chase and he went 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!!

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!

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 where 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!

Chase was recommended to us by our wedding planner who has worked with him on many occasions. We wanted to really customize our ceremony and Chase was really flexible and accommodating. We were able to meet with him several times before the ceremony and he was kind, understanding, organized and knowledgeable. You can tell he has many weddings under his belt and that he knows what he is doing as an officiant. We were very happy with how our ceremony went and would definitely recommend Chase as an officiant to friends and family in the area.

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.

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 make 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!

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 that we needed. He sent 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!

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 dinner 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.

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.

Chase was great. He was prompt, courteous and kind. He created an amazing ceremony for us that was perfect length and content.

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 fiancé (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 a right decision by choosing Chase! :)

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, knowledgeable, and clearly indicated what needed to happen. During the ceremony he was a great orator and also helped mitigate a microphone issue to keep things moving.

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 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 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 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!

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!

He 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.

When we first visited their website, it was without a doubt that Chase was the right choice for our wedding officiant.
He was amazing to deal with and response to any of our concerns very fast. He gave us great suggestions to our wedding ceremony and ensure we were achieving our visuals.
Chase is also extremely flexible as we have contacted him about having him presented at our rehearsal 3 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.

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!

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.

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

Chase Waits 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.

We had a hard time initially finding an officiant since, for reasons longer than this post will allow, 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 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 and providing guidance for the structure of our ceremony. 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!

We found Chase through theknot.com and we were very grateful to have him be our officiant as we begin our lives as a 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!

My soon to be husband and I were looking very hard to find an officiant that was non-denominational and I happened to have seen reviews of Chase on here. We met with Chase a few months before the ceremony and told him what we had in mind. Chase was amazing and wrote the most beautiful ceremony and was able to include a special moment I had planned to honor my sister. After the wedding Chase even sent us information on how to change my information with my new name. We could not asked for a better officiant. WE highly recommend Chase to anyone looking for an organized and thoughtful ceremony.

Steven was exactly what we wanted! He was very easy to work with!

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!

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 e-mailed 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 officiant's 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.

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!

My husband and I used Steven from the 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 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....
Tricia and Rich

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 up tips about what to expect on the big day. I would highly recommend Chase's services.

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!

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!!

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.

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 he guided everybody through the precession and with some of the distractions that developed through the ceremony, he was a pure professional and 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.

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!

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.

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!

Steven recently officiated our wedding on 06/22/13 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!!!!
Michelle & Brandon

Chase was fantastic throughout the planning process...he has lots of ceremonies to choose from and we took parts from several different ones and he created our own unique ceremony!

Steven officiated our wedding on July 13th. We had trouble finding someone who would do exactly what we wanted, but when we 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.

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 a hold of either by phone or e-mail 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 e-mail 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!

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 e-mail 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 e-mail with instructions on how to get my name changed! He was very prompt to 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!!

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 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!

Well 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 were drenched by the end… but the ceremony was still fantastic. He announced we were doing a short short version and had everyone laughing. 
When we got to our reception he offered to marry us again and that time around we had the full ceremony that we had picked out from his list of suggestions mixed in with our own. Other than being soaking wet it was exactly what we had been looking for.

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!!

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 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!

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 what you want said. He also gives suggestions if you are lost or confused about what to include. 
Thanks Steven!

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!
Megan and Eric

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.

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.

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 the 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 complementing 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 provide 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!!

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!!

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!

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!

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!!

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.

Chase is great to work with! We contacted him by e-mail 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!!!
Michael & Kimberly

Chase did a wonderful job on our wedding ceremony. I planned the event from out of town but never felt any worry when it came to Chase and our ceremony. He was actually our 2nd option....our initial minister was aloof, uncommunicative, unorganized and overall made me VERY nervous! I was so happy to find Chase and see what a officiants service should be like. 
There were many compliments on the ceremony and Chase himself at my wedding. He is highly recommended!!

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 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.

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 though 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!

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!

I'm so glad I picked chase to be our officiant. like the title says he was very helpful. he helped us the whole way. like someone else said he said reminder emails. I would definitely suggest him. although we had a short ceremony everything went smooth.

Chase was very professional, and fast to respond to my emails. His ceremonies are flexible, and he has many options to choose from. He is very pleasant, personable, helpful, and easy to work with. Our ceremony was perfect, and everything was exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend!

We contacted Chase Waits after we had seen Chase perform another family members 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 fir 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.

He was everything we wanted. He was flexible and there for us. I would recommend to anyone who wants this part of the process to go as smoothly as possible. Great job!

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.

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 ceremony that fit us perfectly. It was a perfect balance of traditional and original- and not at all cheesy! I definitely recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants.

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!

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.

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 :) !

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 :)

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Our pastor backed out on us a couple months before our wedding. With everything that goes with planning a wedding, more stress was NOT needed. We found Chase and he was perfect. He met with us right away at a time that was convenient for us and had several examples of the perfect vows. He went above and beyond my expectations. Chase saved my wedding and made it even better than I could have imagined.

I could of not 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!

My Husband and I were looking for a unique ceremony that would be our very own. Chase gave that to us. He made our day very special. 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 that our friends are still talking about a year later. 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.

We found Steven, our officiant, through Chase Waits, Central Ohio Wedding Officiating online. At first, I was sketchy using someone online but all those uncertainties went away once we met Steven. He was very approachable, pleasant and easy going. He was prompt, to the point and had all details (even the ones I had not thought about - surprise :) covered. My husband and I were able to customize our ceremony through the many wonderful samples provided by the officiating company. Our wedding ceremony turned out beautiful and I had no worries on the officiating side of things. He looked professional, used an IPAD to read from (not that's modern ! LOL), and was there to answer any questions quickly along the way. I would definitely recommend Steven to officiant any of my friends/family weddings.

Steven was our officiate for our wedding. He did a wonderful job! We had wanted an old pastor of the groom to marry us but he had moved to 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! Plus he traveled to the farm for us!!!

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 e-mails 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! :)

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.

Steve 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 Steve 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 Steve!

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!

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!!

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 they that it was that he used his IPad in our ceremony. We would recommend Chase to all of our friends.

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.

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.

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 very 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.

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 e-mailed him, my fiancé & 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 we 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!

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 recommended him to anyone!!!

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 sent a lot examples of ceremonies and poems etc to choose from. He made it very easy to put the ceremony together. 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.

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 was definitely the right choice for the job. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.

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!

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.

Chase made the one aspect of our wedding we were most nervous about - 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 yourself the time and stress and book him now!!

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.

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 and grateful 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!

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 know 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!

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.

Despite the fact that my husband and I weren't sure what we were looking for in a wedding initially, Chase was able to guide us through the process and create a wonderful, personal ceremony for us. He met with us several times before the wedding to discuss the ceremony and was always timely with both meetings and emails. We wholeheartedly recommend him.

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 dinner and wedding. I would strongly recommend him to anyone!

He understood exactly what kind of ceremony we wanted and helped up through the process. The price was great and he responded really quickly to all of our questions. I would highly recommend Chase! Thank you again for the beautiful ceremony!!!!

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!

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!

From the moment we read about Chase Waits 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. I wish I could give him more stars and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks Chase!

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.

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

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!

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!

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 completely special and unique and for that we are forever grateful. Thanks, Chase!! Love, Sarah & Eric Chambers

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!!!
Love, 
Mandy Zimnoch and Dan Burnett :D

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

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!
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