With elopements and micro-weddings rising in popularity, choosing a great wedding officiant is even more important than ever.

After all, when you simplify a wedding down to just the ceremony, the officiant you choose has a huge influence on the overall feeling of your wedding.

Like any wedding vendor, it’s crucial to choose someone who ‘clicks’ with you! Here are our top ten choices for wedding officiants in Detroit, Michigan.

With 30 years in the wedding industry and more than 10 years as an officiant, Robbin is happy to customize ceremonies to fit the needs of the diverse couples that he serves. His services include a “simple” ceremony for those weddings where a simple, pre-written ceremony is desired, but his standard package provides an opportunity to personalize the ceremony as much as the couple desires.

Officiant Style: Non-denominational, Same-sex Weddings

Location: 522 E 9 Mile Rd Ferndale, MI, US 48220

Phone: 313-485-9213

Facebook: The Rite Officiant

Contact : Robbin

After officiating for the very first time at her sister-in-law’s wedding, Julie Gitary (the owner of On The Spot Knot) discovered just how much she loves creating and performing wedding ceremonies. Now leading a team of officiants, On The Spot Knot takes pride in customizing wedding ceremonies to make them unique to each couple and has a detailed outline of different ceremony packages to make it easy for you to choose which services you require.

Officiant Style: Non-Denominational, Contemporary, Elopements, Vow Renewals

Location: Madison Heights, MI 48071

Phone: 248-761-8660

Facebook: On The Spot Knot

Contact : Julie Gitary

Pamela, the owner of and lead officiant for PS I Love You Ceremonies, prides herself on providing “calm in the chaos,” a trait that is priceless amidst the stress of wedding planning. After performing more than 200 wedding ceremonies, Pamela has recently constructed an altar in her garden to accommodate micro weddings and elopements.

Officiant Style: Civil (non religious), Christian, Mixed Religions, Same-Sex Weddings,  and Spiritual Ceremonies, Vow Renewal

Location: Ferndale, MI

Phone: 248-259-5458

Facebook: PS I Love You Ceremonies

Contact : Pamela

Backed by a long list of online reviews, the team at Down The Aisle Ceremonies is a group of six Detroit-based wedding officiants and Day-of Coordinators. When you work with Down The Aisle, they offer a ton of support beyond what the average wedding officiant provides, including guiding you in obtaining your wedding license and even helping you through the process of changing your name after the wedding.

Officiant Style: Religious, Spiritual, Secular, Traditional, Contemporary.

Location: 1420 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI, US 48226

Phone: 248-330-7662

Facebook: Down The Aisle Ceremonies

Contact : Down The Aisle Ceremonies Team

After being asked to officiate a cousin’s wedding, Debbie of I Do Cherish U discovered her love for helping couples tie the knot. With a number of packages built to fit any wedding no matter how simple or elaborate you’re dreaming that it will be, Debbie’s past couples rave about her professionalism and helpfulness, so you know that she’s a great person to have standing at the altar with you on your big day.

Officiant Style: Non-religious, Non-Denominational, Christian, Catholic

Location: Westland, MI

Phone: 734-576-6616

Facebook: I Do Cherish U

Contact : Debbie

As a minister who performed one of the very first same-sex weddings in Michigan, Reverend Tricia of Boat Town Weddings takes great pride in helping all couples become partners for life. She is also a licensed psychotherapist and counsellor, making her able to help with pre-marital counselling leading up to the wedding day.

Officiant Style: Non-Denominational, Same-Sex Weddings

Location: Detroit, MI

Phone: 248-840-5517

Facebook: Boat Town Weddings

Contact : Tricia Stehle

Ordained in 2007, Nichole Bertucci of A Simple I Do has over 13 years of experience performing weddings and even after all that time, she can happily say “I love love!” Nichole offers Justice of the Peace services, where she can help complete the marriage license without vows, as well as more traditional wedding ceremonies and ceremony writing services for couples who have a friend who wishes to perform their wedding ceremony. Nichole has also partnered with local venues to provide small wedding packages for elopements and micro-weddings.

Officiant Style: Same-Sex Weddings, Non-Denominational, Non-Religious

Phone: 248-238-7249

Instagram: A Simple I Do

Contact : Nichole Bertucci

Husband and wife team Rev. Christina and Rev. Jonathan head up this group of ordained ministers. Passionate about all things “wedding,” Ceremonies by Rev. Christina also offers wedding planning services as well as personalized wedding stationery such as invitations.

Officiant Style: Non-Denominational, Secular, Same-Sex Weddings

Location: Dearborn, MI

Phone: 248-345-2686

Facebook: Ceremonies by Rev. Christina and Associates

Contact : Christina and Jonathan

Pastor Pat describes himself as an open-minded officiant with a great sense of humor – just the kind of person that you want supporting you on your wedding day. Originally ordained as a Presbyterian minister, he is now part of the United Church and can also offer pre-marital counselling.

Officiant Style: Christian, Civil Unions, Interfaith, Non-Religious

Location: Roseville, MI

Phone: 313-585-9620

Facebook: Pastor Pat

Contact : Pastor Pat

Inspired by her background in psychology, Olivia believes that all people deserve the right to partake in marriage and she seeks to honor the unique relationship that each couple brings to their marriage. Olivia crafts personalized ceremonies to match each couple she serves, and encourages couples to include meaningful readings, family members and pets as well as personalized vows. 

Officiant Style: Humanist, Same-Sex Weddings

Location: 4863 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Phone: 704-692-5074

Contact : Olivia

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With such a diverse selection of officiants that all bring unique qualities and beliefs to the ceremonies that they perform, we’re confident that someone on this list will be the perfect fit for you and your partner on your big day!

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