Reverend Jan is a gifted public speaker who relishes the opportunity to witness the love, devotion and dreams of the wedding couple as they prepare to join their lives together. She then happily assists them by performing a ceremony that reflects who they are as individuals and as a couple along with their intentions for their future together.Jan takes this responsibility very seriously, yet with a lightness of heart that translates into a ceremony of joy and humor, inclusive of all the guests who gather to celebrate the couple’s special day. She celebrates weddings in all traditions as well as non-traditional and non-religious ceremonies. Jan also enjoys performing 12-Step ceremonies for recovering couples and blended family ceremonies for couples that wish to include their children of any age in celebrating their new life as a family.
For Jan, performing the marriage ceremony is a synthesis of her life experience as an artist, actor, vocalist and spiritual seeker. She believes that marriage, and our desire to be married, recognizes and celebrates our most important life connections—with the love of our life and the love in our life, the amazing love of our family and friends. It is her greatest desire that her wedding couples will remember their specially created marriage ceremony as an experience of loving exchange and the promise of the love between them and around them.
Thank you Susan for all your help. You’ve made it so easy for us with all of the wonderful material to choose from. You were so awesome to work with. Most of all throughout this whole process you were so quick to answer any of our questions. Of everything we had to do to plan for the wedding you’ve made this process the easiest. We both agree that out of everything we enjoyed and loved the ceremony the most. Jan did a wonderful job and we couldn’t be happier. She was such a trooper standing out in the freezing cold and killer wind with us. I was so impress how she could deliver the words and message of our ceremony with so much warmth and grace even though it was that cold and windy. Everything was perfect!
Susan and Jan were both wonderful to work with for our wedding! Susan wrote our ceremony and was very organized and thorough. Then she and Jan came together to go over how it would be presented, and Jan performed our ceremony. Jan was very friendly, professional and personable. When we had our first call a week before the wedding I was impressed she knew family members by name. We had a mini rehearsal right before the ceremony and Jan kept everyone on task. The ceremony reflected just what we had envisioned and went very smoothly. I highly recommend Jan, Susan and Affordable I Do’s!
Rev. Jan Joseph was our officiant and I would like to start off by saying, she was fantastic! We selected her on short notice and she was a perfect fit for our ceremony. She came well prepared and organized. We did not have the option of a wedding rehearsal the day before the wedding with our venue. For this reason, we decided to pay the optional $60 fee to have a rehearsal 90 minutes before our ceremony. It was worth every penny. Rev. Jan made sure that every person in the wedding party was prepared and knew where they had to be. When it came time for the ceremony, Rev. Jan made the whole thing run smoothly, she made it fun, and our wedding was memorable! I would highly recommend Rev. Jan Joseph to any friends or family who may be looking for an officiant in the future. Thank you Rev. Jan!
– Mike & Sarah
My husband & I wanted to have a very small and low key ceremony that was personal to us and completely secular. Susan sent us an outline for a ceremony with lots of options to choose from for the different parts, which was great because we had no idea what we wanted! Going through this we were able to pick the different pieces that fit us the best, and the result was a ceremony that felt perfectly us, and that everyone thought was beautiful! It was short but contained everything we wanted. Our officiant, Jan, was great as well about helping us get the ceremony set, working with my mother to organize the start of things, and getting our paperwork taken care of ahead of time. I was referred here by a coworker, and would definitely refer others here as well!