WOW! What a dream day we had. We thought planning a private destination wedding ceremony would be difficult from so far away (Wisconsin), but Bethel made it a breeze! Bethel was on top of every detail. Distance gave us a few stumbling blocks like holidays, traveling, site restrictions, judge availability... but Bethel had a solution for everthing. Not only did Bethel assist with those hard to plan-around issues, she went out of her way to help us with our transportation, our paperwork and our overall experience. And the ceremony!!! It was the loveliest moment of our lives. Planned perfectly, executed perfectly (all thanks to her!). With Ceremonies by Bethel, you'll find that she displays as much passion for her expertise as the couple does for each other. Ceremonies by Bethel will surpass your expectations for celebrating your union. We absolutely agree that it did for us. We will never forget Bethel and the extra effort she put forth for our special day. - Traci and Paul - Wisconsin
Posted: 8/11/2010 • Link to this review
We could not have wished for a more perfect person to make our bond official. Bethel is very professional, but yet she has that rare quality of being able to connect with her couples. I knew it as soon as I met her at the SD Bridal Bazaar last October. She is truly a good person and her officiating is heartfelt and sincere. Bethel made it very easy to work with her and it was a pleasure getting to tell her our story. She made our ceremony very personalized and it fit us perfectly. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me during the wedding and after to tell us how perfect the readings, vows and handfasting were for Brandon and I. "Where did you find her?!" Was the other question. I highly recommend Bethel for your wedding. She will work with you and incorporate all the sentiments you would like to make your ceremony special and express your personalities. Thank you so much, Bethel! Beth & Brandon
Posted: 7/31/2010 • Link to this review
Thank you Bethel for making our ceremony so unique and beautiful. Bethel is the best in the industry. I was so impressed with her cheerful, professional, and creative manner. Bethel took the time to get to know us as a couple, by asking us questions and having us fill out a worksheet about those special moments we've shared throughout our relationship. She then incorporated all the information into our ceremony, making our ceremony unique and very special. I will always recommend Bethel, to any future brides and grooms.
Posted: 7/30/2010 • Link to this review
Bethel was so wonderful for our wedding ceremony. She went out of her way to come to our neighborhood in La Mesa to meet with us. We even had to reschedule our appointment at the last minute, and she was incredibly accommodating (rescheduled for the next week). Bethel is super genuine, super nice, super laid back and super efficient. My husband also loved her. The way she presided over our ceremony was so genuine and heartfelt, both my husband and I were brought to tears. Thank you, Bethel, for being the perfect fit for our wedding. We were blessed to have you, and believe anyone who chooses you will feel the same way.
Posted: 6/27/2010 • Link to this review
Bethel is AMAZING! Highly recommended! My husband and I originally chose Bethel to be our wedding officiant because of her openness to officiate for everyone, respect toward all religious (or not) affiliations, and because of her more than reasonable prices. Bethel was SO great throughout everything!!! She was so flexible and accommodating as I changed my mind a hundred times, patient and understanding, a calm voice as I would call her panicking about miscellaneous details, and went way above and beyond her officiant duties. I couldn't have been happier with everything she did for us! The ceremony was so amazing that EVERYBODY was remarking on how special, unique, and truly interesting it was! And some of the best reviews came from two of our guests who are officiants themselves! She made the ceremony so personal and tailored to who we are as individuals and as a couple that even our closest friends and family kept saying, "Wow, we never knew that about you before!" Thank You Bethel! --- Mr. & Mrs. G Scott
Posted: 6/22/2010 • Link to this review
Bethel's process in crafting your ceremony is perfection--from personal stories you share with her and from her sense of you as a couple upon meeting. The ceremony was as traditional as we wanted it to be, and gave our wedding guests a sense of our relationship while celebrating our decision to marry. Often, the problem with such a customized ceremony is the pressure to be creative--Bethel's help was invaluable in this respect. She provided us with templates and ideas that we were able to go over as a couple separately, and then let her know our choices. Our entire family commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and we felt like we had a close friend marrying us.
Posted: 6/03/2010 • Link to this review
Bethel made our ceremony perfect. More than perfect...it was easy, fun, and everything I ever dreamed it could be. I received amazing comments from our guests...that it was tailored perfectly to Dustin and I, was very unique to the two of us, fun, special, and creative. In fact, that was the most common comment I received from our guests. Bethel had a so many fantastic suggestions to help us personalize our ceremony. One of which was for Dustin and I to answer a series of questions and only send our answers to her (not show each other). She revealed our responses during the ceremony. People loved the personal responses and stories that were included. I absolutely was looking forward to hearing my now husband's responses to the same questions I had answered. It was a fun surprise, which added something special to the ceremony. A few of my married friends had previously told me that they wrote their whole ceremony, or at least knew it from start to finish. To me, that would make the ceremony seem more for their guests then them, since they had already heard it all before. I think the fact that we did not know every component of the ceremony added an exciting twist that made the ceremony new to us and our guests! Thanks to all of Bethel's imaginative and helpful ideas. I don't think it would have been anywhere near as special if she didn't provide such great input. I have no doubt that you will love her as much as we did and want her to be a part of your big day! Amy Fuller
Posted: 5/20/2010 • Link to this review
Bethel was recommended to my husband and I by our videographer because we were looking for a Jewish "tinged" wedding officiant. She was exactly what we were looking for. We only met with her about 2 months before our big day and she did a very nice job getting our ceremony the way that we wanted it in such a short period of time. She was professional and easy to work with. I would feel good recommending her to any one.
Posted: 4/26/2010 • Link to this review
We met Bethel while attending the Bridal Bizarre in San Diego. My husband and I absolutely loved her from day one. She was very professional, informative and had a great personality which continued through the ceremony and to this day. She was very responsive to our emails and phone calls within a matter of minutes. She made us feel comfortable in sharing our personal stories, without embarrassing us but allowing our friends and family to know a part of us they have never known; causing joyful tears to their eyes as well as ours. Bethel is very organized and is up to date on the different types of ceremonies out there. She will offer different options and a wide variety of ideas to fit your individual needs. And if you change your mind on something, she will never make you feel as though you are bothering her. Bethel facilitated a lot of things for us. She told us where to go find certain things we wanted for the ceremony and never had us stressed or running around. She emailed us after the wedding with a wedding kit for my new last name change. Truly amazing! We never had to worry about a thing. Bethel went over and beyond her work and always sounded so excited in doing so. She is the greatest and someone you will always remember - . YAY Bethel and thanks for everything!
Posted: 11/18/2009 • Link to this review
Bethel was a pleasure to work with and helped make our special day just that much more enjoyable! She helped us through all of the processes for planning the wedding and was there for any questions we had, met us at the courthouse to fill out the paperwork, and was even supportive after our event was over and we had to finish completing all of the steps. Her warm personality and kind demeanor kept us calm and relaxed! She is great and I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone who is personable and goes the extra mile!
Posted: 11/06/2009 • Link to this review
I had no idea that planning and working on our informal wedding ceremony itself would be fun and romantic, but working with Bethel, it was! She performed an absolutely beautiful ceremony that we received many compliments on. She didn't put together a pre-packaged ceremony and really worked with us to get to know us as a couple and prepare something that was completely "us". Bethel was extremely flexible and created something unique for us that far exceeded any expectations that I had for our ceremony. I would highly recommend her to any couple looking to get married in San Diego.
Posted: 10/06/2009 • Link to this review
Right from the early planning stages, we knew we were in good hands with Bethel. With her warm and caring manner, and her confidence and professionalism, we knew our ceremony would turn out just the way we imagined it. She listened carefully, she asked the right questions, and she put together a ceremony that was tailored exactly for us.
Posted: 8/20/2009 • Link to this review
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