James Hamp, Wedding Officiant (GA/AL/SC/FL) Recipient Of

James Hamp, Wedding Officiant (GA/AL/SC/FL) Recipient Of "TOP PRO" Award 2015-2019

7 hires on Fash
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

With over 1,100 weddings performed, you need someone that has "been there and done that" and has the experience to help you make this the most wonderful event of your lifetime. I am a tried and true professional with attention to detail leading my foresight. This detail comes from a Military background and will benefit you and your fiance on your special day.  I have over 250 5-Star reviews on another site.  I will gladly provide link to them upon request.

I truly love spending the day with your family and friends and getting to know everyone.  This is such a joyous day and what could be better than love, friends and family :)

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Macon, GA 31204
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Once the couple has posted their deposit, I will work with the couple...usually the bride...to prepare a detailed script of the ceremony so you don't actually need me at the rehearsal. I can attend but there is an added fee to do so. We will make this the best day ever. I will suggest ideas but the couple has the final say so. It's kind of like Burger King...you CAN and WILL "have it your way." LOL

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a licensed and ordained minister and have performed well over 1,100 weddings so far...and most of all....I love what I do!!! :)

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My Average Fee varies depending on when your ceremony is and what city it will be held in. Quotes provided include PERFORMING the CEREMONY, all TRAVEL related expenses, assistance in Writing Your VOWS, and PROCESSING your MARRIAGE LICENSE following the ceremony. If you receive a quote that is lower, please allow me the opportunity to meet or beat it. I am very reasonable and considerate and will usually do whatever it takes to have the honor of assisting you on your special day. Please ask about special discounts for Military Members, Veterans and First Responders. Deposit/Payments can be made via Zelle, Apple Pay, Cash App, Venmo, or by calling your credit/debit card info in. Cash is acceptable for deposits if we are able to meet in person prior to your ceremony. A receipt for Cash will be provided when requested. Deposits are non-refundable Additional services available are (rates vary): 1) Rehearsal 2) Premarital Counseling 3) Day of Coordination Services 4) Master of Ceremonies

How did you get started in this business?

A great light from Heaven knocked me off my horse...no, I think it was while I was walking on water...no, maybe it was just a small voice that told me to do what I do :)  Tell you the rest later. LOL

What types of customers have you worked with?

Most commonly I provide Christian, Non-Denominational, and Non-Religious wedding officiant services and, upon request, I can provide premarital counseling and even assist with the planning/coordination of the actual wedding. Although I respect others' choices, I do not perform same-sex ceremonies. It is just what is in accordance with my faith and my beliefs.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Two special ceremonies stand out to me. Although every ceremony has its special moments, the first extra special ceremony was one where the bride was in her wheelchair. Through her disability, she still shined so brightly and her husband is blessed to have her as his wife. The second was my first ceremony behind prison walls. He was due to be released and all through his time of incarceration, his childhood love stood by him and was waiting for him to be released for them to start their new life together as one. There are many more but these two are just the different ones that stood out in my mind today.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Don't just look at the price quote when making a decision. Don't forget...you get what you pay for. Check out the Officiant's reviews and ask plenty questions. There are no stupid questions. If you want a professional, then I'm your man. I may be a little more expensive but you don't get a redo on your wedding day so you have to have it done right the first time...and I'm your man that can and will do that. I try to keep my fees competitive so if you get one that is lower than mine, let me know and I will do my best to meet or beat it. Don't be afraid to ask me anything.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Customers should think about who they want to perform their wedding prior to placing a request on this site. We, as officiants, have to pay to send quotes so those who are testing the waters or just thinking about getting married can end up costing us money so I strongly suggest that you ensure you have made up your mind to actually get married and have a date set. Thanks so much.

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