The testimonials below are from the brides and grooms whose ceremonies I have performed, as well as some ceremony attendees. The individuals offering testimonials on this page have kindly agreed to serve as references as well. I can’t publish their contact information here for privacy reasons, but I’m happy to share it with you if you’re interested in contacting them directly with questions regarding my services – just contact me.
This review may be a little late, but i remember the day well and it still feels like yesterday. Tim Greathouse married us 10 years ago at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio. On that day and the days that have followed thinking about it, I am so thankful and grateful that Tim was our officiant. I guess it could be summed up by the quote “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” We felt like Tim had known us for years (all of our guests asked about this) when he spoke at our wedding – and I think that might be my favorite part about our day – we FELT and our guests FELT the love, and Tim perfectly expressed this.
Full disclosure : I found Tim on the internet 2 months before my ceremony and spoke to him a handful of times. He was calm and professional, and made us feel at ease during the process. I had no idea the difference Tim would make on making our wedding a truly personal and enjoyable experience.
We highly recommend Tim as a wedding officiant; you will not be disappointed!
Tim Tim Tim!!!!! What an incredible Job you did for our wedding sir. Not only did you keep Grace and I relaxed throughout the entire ceremony but you caught everyone’s attention with ease. You had people laughing and crying all at once. A comment simply cannot describe how amazing you were for our big day. You took what we wanted and made it your own and absolutely nailed it! Everyone there including us had something great to say about you come the end of the ceremony. Would recommend you to anyone I know!!!! Thank you for everything.
Tim has a way with words; and that is putting it VERY mildly! If you want something unique, heartfelt, and very genuinely “you”, then you want Tim leading your ceremony!
During the rehearsal, he prepped the bride and groom and said “This part is easy for you! I’m going to read a line, and you’ll respond with ‘I will’.” He read the very first line he prepared, and my only genuine reaction was “(Darn)* You’re good!”
We chose somewhat of a non-traditiinal and semi-secular wedding; and Tim was happy to accommodate any particular secular or non-secular points we wanted; he just wanted our day to be as perfect as possible.
If you want something similar or different than my wedding: secular or non-secular, I have no doubt he’ll make it just as special and reverent as our day was!
So having a wedding in the middle of a pandemic was less than ideal, but we did it and it was perfect! With limiting it to a very small group of guests and having the wedding in our backyard, we had our concerns that it wouldn’t feel like a “real” wedding… but Tim helped it be exactly that and then some! He made our ceremony so special! The intimacy of the ceremony he wrote was more than we could have hoped for and we are eternally grateful! When we decide it is time to renew our vows, we hope Tim will join us and work his magic once again!
Tim was amazing, accommodating, engaging, and professional. Pandemic weddings are the way to go! Tim was one of only five humans there (there was also an honored dog). Did that phase him? Did that throw him off his game? No my friends. He rose to the occasion, and presided over a wonderful ceremony full of joy, laughter, and some dog barks. If you are looking for someone to officiate your big day, whether a pandemic pull-off, or a traditional treat, look no further. Tim is all about how you want to start your life with your new spouse. He’s not going to tell you you can’t bring a dog!
Tim was awesome! We wanted someone down to earth, friendly and easy going. He was so helpful and calmed our nerves easily. We felt like he was a friend and had our backs. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and unique to us. He really took the time to make sure he got it exactly how we’d like it. Would definitely recommend!!!
I’m the father of the bride at one of Mr. Greathouse’s recent (8/14/20) weddings. My daughter and new son-in-law found and hired Mr. Greathouse probably the way you’re searching right now. My first meeting with him was at the rehearsal dinner. There I asked him if he had a plan. You see, I’d recently attended a wedding where an absolutely horrible officiant really botched my friend’s daughter’s special day.
Mr. Greathouse assured me he had a plan. I thought the rehearsal went well and we all looked forward to the big day. We were blessed with a perfect weather day, in a perfect setting, and Mr. Greathouse, true to his word, had a plan.
Mr. Greathouse conducted an absolutely beautiful ceremony. Through his process of getting to know my daughter and her fiance he put together an engaging, thoughtful, and very personal ceremony. All our friends commented about Mr. Greathouse’s wonderful job. I’m sure he’ll hear from some of the families in attendance as they prepare for their special day. All I can say to you, the reader of this testimonial, is that you will be totally thrilled with Mr. Greathouse and his plan.
Tim is absolutely amazing! We highly recommend him to anyone who wants a stress free ceremony! He gave us a quick run down before the ceremony and was very nice and easy to talk to! He is very personable and welcoming. He does a great job and listens to any requests you may have.
From the beginning of wedding planning we were looking for a personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony. We wanted our officiant to make the focus of the ceremony on the two of us, the commitment we were making to on another, and a reflection of our relationship. We had been to many weddings where the officiant fumbled over names, told anecdotes that felt out of place, or were solely focused on religion.
Once we met Tim we knew he was the right choice for us. He has a warm, welcoming, and relaxed personality. Tim took the idea of what we wanted and brought it to life. His questionnaire was through and let us reflect on the relationship we built.
He did an amazing job on the wedding day. He helped us feel calm and prepared for our vows. We had so many compliments on the ceremony, Tim’s demeanor, and many people thought we had a friend marry us.
We are so happy we chose Tim to marry us. The ceremony is what we reflect on together the most and we cannot recommend him enough.
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Tim was very easy to work with. He has a streamlined process that was seamless for us. Starting with a quote request, he quickly followed up with a consultation call. He provided us with a detailed questionnaire to help him prepare for our ceremony. He was very easy to reach by text (if needed) as well. He provided deals on his services, and he uses Venmo and other payment options. When it came to the day of operations, Tim was very easy going. Thank goodness, because we planned our details from a distance. We literally met Tim in person for the first time on our wedding day. I had about 10 different people taking to me at once when Tim was trying to explain what the heck we were about to do. He maintained his professionalism and calm through it all and led us graciously throughout the ceremony. We received a variety of compliments from our families on his actual ceremony. He included a special acknowledgement of my father, and he brought a good deal of lighthearted humor overall with his words. I appreciated that about him a lot. My husband was very adamant we have a secular, brief ceremony, and Tim delivered on that. My husband, and my family members were grateful. Overall, I highly recommend Tim. He is a professional and straightforward man. You can trust him to perform a beautiful ceremony for you on your special day!