Planning Your Ceremony

Starting with an in-person planning meeting, we begin working together to create your custom ceremony by exploring your vision. Rev. Joan makes this a fun, easy process by asking the right questions to help the creative juices start flowing. A good ceremony includes thoughts of the past, ideas of the present and promises for the future. It can include any cultural traditions and beliefs. be traditional or contemporary, religious or non-religious, serious or light and joy-filled. Rev. Joan’s experience in creating ceremonies will help you have a special ceremony and a cherished memory.

Serving Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois regions.

Officiant Services

Officiant services includes:
- two in-person or virtual wedding planning meetings - unlimited communication via phone or email
- a beautiful, custom written ceremony
- directing the rehearsal (if needed)
- communication with wedding vendors (venue or event coordinator, musician/DJ, photographer) prior to wedding
- coordinating and officiating the wedding ceremony on wedding date
- filing the marriage license.

Officiant Fees:
Fully Personalized Ceremony with rehearsal...................$ 850
Fully Personalized Ceremony without rehearsal............$ 800

Ceremony Only - $400
Do you already have an officiant, but would like a personalized ceremony? Rev. Joan will work with you to create a custom written ceremony for your wedding or vow renewal, along with offering tips for helping your ceremony to run smoothly.

Travel fees:
Distance calculated at $ .58 per mile Overnight stay -- $175 (in addition to travel fees)

** outside of your budget? Talk with Rev. Joan about off-season rates and
and special accommodations.

Why Choose Ceremonies by Joan

Seamless Wedding Rehearsals And Ceremonies.

Rev. Joan specializes in writing unique, one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies and conducting seamless wedding rehearsals and ceremonies.


Known for…connecting with couples and their families; easy to work with, reliable and dependable service; creating a sacred space and open to all faiths and gender marriages.

Experienced Professional

Officiating weddings since 2013 in the southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois regions (including venues in Milwaukee, Madison, Lake Geneva, Racine/ Kenosha area and Lake County, Illinois).

Effective & Efficient Co-ordination

Rev. Joan will direct the rehearsal to ensure the next day’s wedding ceremony runs smoothly. On the wedding day, will oversee communication with the DJ/Musicians, Photographer and Venue Coordinator for a flawless ceremony.