Other Services

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.

Officiant Services

Officiant services includes

Officiant Fees:

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 & Ceremonies.

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

Experienced Professional

Officiating weddings since 2013 in the 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).


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.

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.

Vow Renewal

Re-commit and reaffirm your relationship with your spouse, reminding each other of the initial promises you made to each other. A custom ceremony can be similar to the original ceremony or maybe the ceremony you always wanted…as meaningful and unique as your love and life journey together.

End of Life Celebrations

Celebrating a cherished life is one of the final gifts you can give your loved one through an end-of-life celebration that reflects their personality and acknowledges their life with honor and meaning.

After gathering stories and memories about your loved one from family members and friends, a ceremony will be designed that may include readings, prayers, poems, music, rituals or symbolism; along with engaging storytelling to tell their life story.

Baby Blessing / Naming

Recognizing the arrival of a new member of the family, whether through biological birth or adoption, is an occasion worthy of celebration. The focus is on celebrating the arrival of a new family member and all the love and joy this child will bring to everyone he or she touches.

A custom baby blessing will welcome and bless the child into your family and honor the name of your child. It can reflect a spiritual, religious, traditional, or alternative perspective that honors the whole family.

Other Rituals And Celebrations:

  • Pet Naming
  • Divorce and New Beginnings
  • Milestone Birthdays
  • Coming of Age Celebrations
  • Space Clearing and House Blessing
  • Transgender Naming
  • And anything worth celebrating
Fees: range from $300 – $500, depending on details of the ceremony.