Rev. Jan Joseph

Rev. Jan Joseph
Photo by: Donae Cotton Photography

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.


Reviewed on The Knot

Susan was great to work with in getting our ceremony personalized to us. She was very detailed and came highly recommended by our wedding coordinators. When our original choice for officiant fell through, she was very quick to help us choose a new one from her team and we are so glad we got to work with Jan. Jan was very nice and had everything ready to go day of. Her calming presence helped with our nerves and she did such a wonderful job with our ceremony. Guests were commenting on how nice of a job she did and how personal it was to us.

Lilly & Sam ~ October 23rd, 2020

Reviewed on The Knot: 5 Stars!

Was SO EASY working with Susan and Jan! We wanted a civil ceremony that we could add our own flair to and they provided the EASIEST template to work with. We met Jan only 45 minutes prior to the ceremony and yet everything went seamlessly! For sure recommend for a stress-free officiant experience!

Ashley & Jake ~ October 16th, 2020

Reviewed on The KnotMy 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!

Stephanie & Jon ~ September 29th, 2018

The KnotWedding Wire review:  5/5 stars A perfect ceremony on short notice.

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. The total cost was $450. If we would not have had a rehearsal, the cost would have been $395. Thank you Rev. Jan!

Mike & Sarah ~ October 13th, 2018

As reviewed on The KnotSusan 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!

Robin & Jon ~ September 14th, 2018

Dear Jan, The feedback from guests at our wedding at Kellerman’s in White Bear Lake was awesome.  Our guests thought you did an amazing job. After thinking about it a little I thought Rev. Susan and I did pretty good, in designing the ceremony, too!  The ceremony wording and options available from Susan was more than enough to make our ceremony really special to us. I really appreciated you getting us into line and doing what was needed. Without you our marriage ceremony would not have been complete nor would we have signed the marriage certificate! We will always remember the Wedding ceremony thanks to you and Susan.

Wayne & Melissa ~ September 2nd, 2016


We are so thankful for the amazing job you did at our ceremony.  We appreciate the time you and Susan took in preparing our ceremony and you patience and leadership during the rehearsal.  Everything turned out wonderful-  Thank You!


Matt & Mary ~ August 13th, 2016

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!

Luke & Emily ~ October 4th, 2014

I was so happy with Affordable I Do’s. I used them for officiant services only. Susan was wonderful to work with and putting together the ceremony was so much fun. Jan was our officiant and she was great! All our guests complimented us on the ceremony, they said it was beautiful and fit us as a couple perfectly. This was all because of Susan and her efforts of getting to know us and “our story”. I HIGHLY recommend Affordable I Do’s.

Marta & Mike ~ September 27th, 2014

Dear Rev. Jan,

We were extremely pleased with you as our officiant! The rehearsal went very well and you kept everyone on task. The ceremony was great and we had several people
comment that they thought you did very well. Once we met you, it was comforting to know that we would have you running our ceremony and that we could trust you and had one less thing to worry about!

Andy & Jess ~ May 31st, 2013

Rev. Susan, Thank you so much for all of your hard work with the ceremony and for fitting our son so perfectly into the ceremony! It was a heartwarming experience! Rev. Jan did such an outstanding job that our guests are still raving about how special and personable she was. Rev. Jan, you made me feel at ease when my nerves were getting the best of me! Love Always,

Jamie & Adam, September 2012

Dear Rev. Susan & Rev. Jan, Rylie and I want to extend our most sincere thanks for a wonderful ceremony… Jan, you were great as was everything else! Thank you for being a part of our special day. Love,

Joe & Rylie, August 4, 2012

Rev. Susan, we sincerely appreciate your guidance in preparing for our ceremony! You were wonderful to work with and made the process simple. Rev. Jan, thanks for putting us at ease on our wedding day, you are a sweetheart! We thank you both from the bottom of our hearts!

TJ & Desiree, September 2011