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BIO of Rev. Ray Cross

Wedding Officiant Ray Cross
officiates exceptional weddings 
in Toronto,
the GTA, Durham, Scugog & Northumberland
ray@brideschoiceofficiant.com       905-404-9920

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Video of Ceremony Officiated by Ray

  

A LICENSED WEDDING OFFICIANT WITH 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE,
CRUISE CHAPLAIN, PUBLISHED AUTHOR

FRIENDLY AND HUMOROUS
Ray’s reassuring friendliness and great sense of humour promote ease throughout your wedding planning process and during your wedding ceremony. Whether you just want the simplest wedding or something larger and more elaborate, whether non-religious, religious or culturally seasoned, Ray naturally adjusts to you and your guests.

GREAT RESOURCES
Ray’s on-site Bride's Candy Store provides matchless ceremony resources couples love.
Ray has a wedding officiating package for every budget.

HIGH QUALITY
Ray arrives early for your wedding to ensure all professionals and arrangements work synergistically for you. Once you give Ray your Marriage Licence, he takes care of all legal aspects--completing the Marriage Register, ensuring proper signing of documents, providing couples with their Record of Marriage, mailing the completed Marriage Licence to the Register General and providing guidance for acquisition of the Marriage Certificate.

PERSONAL ATTENTION
Ray connects with couples promptly whatever ways work best for them—email, phone call, personal meeting or video Skype conference.

DEPENDABILITY
Though Ray has never missed a wedding in all his years of officiating, Ray has Officiants prepared to step in if necessary.
    
In his spare time Ray
serves chaplaincies on cruise ships, ice skates and writes books.

A steady flow of bookings is coming in now. Ray accepts a limited number of ceremonies each year.
Don’t be disappointed. Book Ray today.  

Prices are complete with no additional HST.

WEDDING OFFICIANT PACKAGE #1
You-Plus-Two Wedding                                                                                $175

       >  An answer to the simplicity and discreteness many value.
       >  Ceremonies performed at my home
            – living room, garden or deck – open or covered.
       >  Couple and two witnesses ($10 each additional guest).
       >  A special and very meaningful ceremony provided

       >  Unlimited telephone and email consulting
       >  No personal ceremony planning meetings with your Officiant

       >  Completion and registration of marriage documents

       >  Witnesses (if needed) – $25 each.

 

 What couples say…
 
“Loved your demeanor.”
  “Your humour was a great touch!”
  “Your online tools were sooo helpful!”
  “Guests commented on your calming effect.”
   “I am soooooooo happy we found you.”

    More reviews below >>>

WEDDING OFFICIANT PACKAGE #2
Sweet and Simple Weekday Wedding Ceremony   
                            
               $275

        >  Available Monday to Thursday only, not holidays, May 1 to October 31
        >  Available everyday November
1 to April 30th
       
>  A special and very meaningful ceremony provided
        >  Unlimited telephone and email consulting
        >  No personal ceremony planning meetings with your Officiant
        >  Officiating at your chosen location within 10 km of Oshawa
        > 
50 cents /km beyond 10 km.

        >  Completion and registration of marriage documents

WEDDING OFFICIANT PACKAGE #3
Personalized Wedding Ceremony                                                                                    $
375

        >  Weekend or weekday wedding
        >  Full access to The Bride's Candy Store of ceremony planning resources couples love
        >  Two personal meetings with your Officiant available to you
        >  Unlimited telephone and email consulting
        >  Officiating at your chosen location within 10 km of Oshawa

        >  50 cents /km beyond 10 km.

        >  Completion and registration of marriage documents

Should we have a rehearsal?

#4 ADD A WEEKDAY (MONDAY TO THURSDAY) REHEARSAL                 $100 plus travel

#5 ADD A FRIDAY REHEARSAL                                                                     $200 plus travel

#6 ADD PROCESSIONAL COORDINATOR TO WEEKDAY REHEARSED WEDDING    $300 

Click here for an explanation of Wedding Processional Coordinator services

#7 ADD PROCESSIONAL COORDINATOR TO FRIDAY REHEARSED WEDDING         $400  

Prices subject to change without notice, but are locked in at booking.  

If you are looking for a wedding ceremony with warmth and humour in your chosen location, contact Ray at 905-404-9920 or ray@brideschoiceofficiant.com. It will be Ray's delight to respectfully assist you to craft your own unique wedding ceremony so you can celebrate your wedding with your own style. Ray's passion is orchestrating beautiful weddings that will exceed your expectations. Ray's planning and speaking skills, as well as his pleasant manner and winning sense of humor will put your guests at ease and make your special day memorable to all. 

Enjoy matchless wedding ceremony ideas that couples love as you explore The Bride's Candy store...

The Bride's Candy Store

   Self-Directed Pre-Marital Counseling
   50+ ceremonies, both non-religious and religious               
 
 Wedding music resources...
          *   A list of wedding music
          *   A wedding music listening centre
   Add-on ceremonies for your wedding  
          *  Including the unique, all new Water Ceremony
 
  Guidance for including others in your wedding
 
 Counsel for nurturing family support for your marriage
 
 Ways of involving children in your wedding
   Readings to spice up your wedding
 *   Renewal of vows ceremony

 

  
Read Our Reviews
from past clients
5.0/5.0
Ray is such an amazing person! He took everything we wanted and made it happen. His ability to lead our entire wedding party and family... read full review
5.0/5.0
Ray Cross was a wonderful officiant; he encapsulated the joyous mood of our civil ceremony and he had everyone smiling—not least of all,... read full review
5.0/5.0
Ray was very professional, and an extreme delight to work with.

To develop and enjoy, with ease, the wedding ceremony of your dreams--book with Bride's Choice Officiant, Ray Cross.

Renewal of Vows Ceremony

     Brides Choice Officiant, Best Wedding Officiants in Ontario - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner     View Rev. Ray Cross's profile on LinkedIn        

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