Your wedding ceremony should be among the most special days of your life. When you think back on it years later, you should remember a beautiful ceremony shared with your loved ones and new spouse.
At Perfect For You Ceremonies, we strive to help you make sure that’s the case by providing the best officiant for your wedding. We work with couples to create either a traditional or customized wedding ceremony – whatever you have in mind.
My name is John Kennedy, I’ve been an ordained minister with the American Marriage Ministries since 2017. Although I originally got ordained on a whim, I quickly realized how much I enjoyed officiating weddings. Currently, I collaborate with couples as a wedding officiant in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. I’m comfortable speaking in public and have a natural ability to engage with guests, making me an ideal choice to perform weddings.
If you’re wondering how to select an officiant for your wedding, choose one that has both experience and the flexibility to work within the parameters of the ceremony you want. Our goal is to help craft a wedding ceremony that works best for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s an elopement, a traditional ceremony, a customized ceremony, beach wedding, LGBTQ wedding, or other unique ceremonies.
Have a family member or friend officiating the wedding? We offer new officiant coaching as well. We can mix in other elements to your wedding such as breaking of glass for Jewish couples, a unity candle ceremony, and handfasting. Plus, all of our services are available at a reasonable price. Above all else, we’re committed to working closely with you to develop the unique ceremony you desire.
Any accommodation is reasonable when you’re working with Perfect For You Ceremonies. We’re here to provide you with the ceremony of your dreams!
Please check out the reviews below which include reviews from The Knot, The Wedding Wire and Thumbtack.
Planning a wedding is super stressful- especially deciding who is going to perform the ceremony if you don’t intend on going through the church! We decided on a super small backyard ceremony and wanted to make sure it was as personal as possible. John made sure to learn more about our story as a couple and what we were looking for in a ceremony, which made it even more special. He really went out of his way to make sure that everything would go off without a hitch and that we had all the paperwork and everything we would need organized and ready to go. If we had to do it all over again, we’d definitely reach out to John- he really made our day perfect and we can’t thank him enough! -Josh and Haley, 5 star review, The Knot and WW 10/21/22
John officiated our wedding ceremony on Block Island. We chose that location because it had special meaning for us. John spoke eloquently and from the heart. His personal message helped make our day memorable and special. It really was perfect for us! - Mike and Marina, 5 star review, The Knot and WW, 12/27/22
John officiated our wedding in Providence, RI. From start to finish he went above and beyond to make sure it was everything we imagined. He provided various examples for us to choose from, and we were able to customize it to make it special to us. He spoke such kind words and truly brought our vision to life. John was a true professional. He made the most memorable day of our life one we will never forget! -Megan and Craig, 5 star review The Knot and WW, 10/23/22
My wife and I are in the healthcare field with very busy schedules and John went above and beyond to work with our schedules. He was punctual, and even dropped off the completed wedding license for us. Extremely happy with him! - Ryan and Jennifer, 5 star review The Knot and WW, 1/17/23
John was perfect for our quick ceremony! He filled in when our original JP was no longer available. Even with barely knowing us he made the ceremony special. You can tell he thoroughly enjoys being a part of a couple's big day. John made it very stress free and easy for us. We can't thank him enough! - Dawn and Tom, 5 star review, The Knot and WW, 1/1/23
John was absolutley amazing! We literally decided we were going to get married at Hartford City Hall on May 9th two days prior and he was able to offer us flexibility to officiate our ceremony. He was so accommodating and even had vows for us to choose from and ring exchange vows. He even took pics of us getting our marriage license and after he performed our ceremony. He was just so gracious We're having a vow renewal and reception next September and we are using him again. - Zipporah and Peter, 5 star review on The Knot and WW 5/12/2023.
I got married yesterday! I have to say that my ceremony was my favorite part! It was so personal because my fiance and I were able to choose everything we wanted! Shout out to Perfect for You Ceremonies! My officiant, John, was such a pleasure to work with and made my ceremony the most beautiful ceremony! Thank you so much for your kindness and attentiveness to make our day so special! - Jodi in a post to the Facebook group Connecticut Brides to Be on 5/21/23
We are so happy we chose John as our officiant. First, he met with us with no commitment on our part in order for us to have a primary discussion. He was punctual and extremely friendly, we could tell that he cared about us and making the ceremony exactly what we wanted. He asked us all the right questions, and answered everything we could possibly ask, guiding us through the wedding ceremony which he prepared and giving us detailed options for what it could look like. We were especially surprised by his added poem/story that he created, which we won't discuss too much here because we want it to be an amazing surprise for you as well. :) John gets 5 stars in every aspect and we are so thankful for him making our special day even more memorable and deeply personalized. Johanna and Ricardo, five star rating on Thumbtack on 6/8/23.
John was great through the whole process, he met with us to get to know us- Sent us samples of vows and worked with us to make sure our wedding was exactly how we wanted it to be. Shayla and Ryan, five star rating on The Knot on 6/16/23.
John is fantastic! Me and my love were planning a simple elopement, and it was a last-minute decision. John was super fast replying to my messages, and after just one call, we knew that he is our officiant. He stressed that even a simple ceremony should be romantic, meaningful, and beautiful - it is exactly how it turned out to be. I almost burst into tears when John was holding the ceremony, even though it was brief and simple: that's how powerful he is. I trust that no matter what format of wedding you will be having, a small one like ours, or a fancy one, John is capable of creating your dream wedding. Hao and Chung-Hao, five star review on Thumbtack on 6/15/23.
We were so happy to have John as our officiant. He went above and beyond on our special day to make sure our intimate, outdoor ceremony was perfect. John joined us on a hike to a beautiful pond where he officiated our ceremony. He even agreed to wear our GoPro to capture our hike to our ceremony spot! He put so much care into our vows and getting to know us as a couple in the weeks leading up to our elopement/wedding day and he is so genuine in the care he puts into the couples he works with. I highly recommend John for your elopement or intimate ceremony. Casey and Luke, five star review on Thumbtack on 8/26/2023
John was a wonderful officiant. When we first met with John to learn more about him and his company, my husband and I instantly connected with him. John is very personable, passionate, and really took the time to get to know us. John listened to our ideas and crafted such a beautiful ceremony for us. He was adaptive, attentive, and performed a great ceremony for us and our 130 guests! Brittany and Jarod, five star review on The Knot on 7/19/2023
We feel so fortunate to have had John officiate at our wedding. He is very professional, reliable, friendly, caring, and compassionate. His calm and peaceful demeanor made our wedding a beautiful event, and we had lots of compliments from our friends and family. He was so easy to work with from start to finish; we could not have chosen a better officiant! Brooke and Ben, five star review on The Knot on 6/22/23
John was wonderful. We really enjoyed working with him. He made the whole process easy and stress free. Highly recommended! Lindsay and Kristofer, five star review on The Wedding Wire on 8/2/23
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