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Let’s create your wedding

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Let's introduce ourselves!

Mary Barneby founded Vows to Cherish in 2023, She brings extensive experience in marketing, public speaking and has appeared frequently in local media
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Wedding Officiant

Our Founder's Vision

Driven by a passion for love and celebration, Mary envisioned Vows to Cherish as the go-to platform for personalized and inclusive wedding officiant services. Our commitment extends beyond Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, covering the entire region to provide couples with tailor-made ceremonies that reflect their unique love stories.

Our Inclusive Values

At Vows to Cherish LLC, inclusivity is our core. Founded by Mary Barneby, our wedding officiant services are open to all couples, regardless of background, race, or orientation. For an inclusive and personalized ceremony, choose Vows to Cherish for your wedding officiant services.
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Why Choose Us for Your Wedding or Vow Renewal

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Personalized Approach for Couples

Your love is unique and our wedding officiant services reflect that. Mary takes the time to understand your vision, crafting a ceremony that resonates with the local culture and your personal story.

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Local Inclusivity

Love knows no bounds. We proudly support and serve all couples in the region, making our wedding officiant services the ideal choice for a diverse tapestry of love stories.

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Expert Guidance for Regional Couples

Mary Barneby, our experienced officiant, is here to guide you through every step, ensuring a stress-free and joyful experience for couples.

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Founded on Love in 2023

Vows to Cherish LLC, founded in 2023, remains a trusted name in wedding officiant services in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the neighboring states.

Our Local Coverage Area

While based in Delaware, our wedding officiant services extend to couples in the surrounding states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and New York.

Begin Your Local Journey

Thank you for considering Vows to Cherish LLC for your wedding officiant services. Let's work together to create a ceremony that captures the essence of your love story. Contact us today to embark on the journey toward your perfect celebration of love and beyond.
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What our clients say

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you provide officiant services?

I generally work within a 200 mile radius of my home near the Delaware shore.  However, I am willing to travel farther if travel and lodging reimbursement can be factored into our agreement.

I am open to being your officiant whether your ceremony is on the beach, in your backyard, on a boat or in a grand wedding venue.

What types of ceremonies do you perform?

Once I understand a couple’s vision, I will tailor the vows and ceremony to meet their goals.  I can provide traditional, modern, short or longer programs and I can include additional parts to the program, if requested by the couple, such as readings by friends or family, candle lightings, hand fasting, etc.  Ceremonies can refer to God or a religious deity, or be secular, with no religious reference.

I offer my services joyfully to all regardless of their religious or spiritual beliefs, their sexual orientation, their race or ethnicity and am happy to work with interfaith couples. 

What are the specific areas for which you provide officiant services?

My work with each couple is customized and unique to their wishes and goals.  Here are the general areas I cover:

*Introductory conversation with the couple to understand their goals and details for the event.

*Helping them navigate the process for obtaining their license and filing their marriage certificate in the jurisdiction of the wedding.

*Preparing and receiving their feedback and input on the vows and the agenda for the ceremony. (The means including any specific ceremony additions such as readings, candle lightings, hand fasting, etc.)

*Being present at the rehearsal, if requested.

*Conducting the ceremony and filing the signed marriage license with the appropriate jurisdiction.

How involved is the couple in this process?

The couple can be as involved as they choose.  Some couples prefer to write their own vows, while others prefer sharing their vision and having me draft vows that reflect their wishes.  I do ask that each couple spend some “upfront” time with me via telephone, virtually or in person (if possible) to work together so I can gather the information necessary to create a customized plan.

How much does this service cost?

The actual cost is based on the specific plan created for the couple.  For example, a thirty minute ceremony within driving distance of my home generally costs about $250.  Once I have  a good sense of what a couple requires, I will provide a written proposal which will detail my services under an inclusive price.