“If you are looking for a officiant who will help make your special day go smoothly look no further! I contacted Thomas a mere 12 days before our wedding. Our previous officiant had fallen through and I had to scramble to find someone to fill in. I can honestly say Thomas surpassed any and all expectations I had. He was extremely prompt in emailing me back and provided plenty of readings , different vow styles and a ceremony layout. It was very comforting that he was so prompt because even though I was getting married in Massachusetts I live in Pennsylvania and we would not have time to meet or do a run through before hand. The day of the ceremony Thomas was right on time and kept the ceremony brief like we wanted yet still made it feel very personal. I would highly recommend that anyone looking for an officiant for their special day not hesitate to contact him!"
“Selecting an officiant is one of the hardest things to do for those who do not have a friend, family member, or pastor who can serve in that role, and we weren't exactly sure where to start. We consulted with some of our vendors to see if they had any suggestions, and THREE of them separately and independently recommended Tom Welch, so we decided that we had to meet with him. Once we did, we were sold! Tom is so kind and speaks so gently and almost lyrically, and while we ran through what he might say and what our vows might be, we knew that our ceremony was going to be something special and unique, which is just what we wanted. He has many suggestions from the thousands of weddings that he has performed, but he also is completely flexible if there is anything that the couple might want that's a little out of the ordinary. As for most brides and grooms, the ceremony was a bit of a blur for us as it was happening, but we received more compliments on that part of our wedding than almost any other element, and when we were able to view the ceremony in our Next Level Films wedding video a few months later, we remembered just how lovely and touching Tom's ceremony was."
"Tom was an amazing choice to officiate our wedding and we received a lot of compliments on our ceremony from our guests. Neither my husband or I are religious and this was for a lot of our families the first non-religious wedding they have attended, yet everyone told us that the personalization Tom encouraged us to incorporate made for an incredibly moving and touching ceremony.
We met with Tom in his home before hiring him and he was really kind, warm and truly interested in our lives/interests etc. He helped us a lot throughout the planning process and helped give us a lot of direction as we worked on our vows and traditions for our ceremony. Each time we emailed him he responded within a day.
The day of the ceremony he was amazing. He came and saw me and my family before the ceremony to make sure we were all set. He did a great job with the ceremony - it was very freestyle but didn't sound sloppy, Tom is very eloquent and said a lot of meaningful things without having to read every word, giving the ceremony a very warm feeling. I couldn't imagine hiring anyone else for our special day."
"Working with Tom was amazing, and our guests raved about the ceremony the whole night of our wedding - it felt very unique and special to us. From our very first meeting with Tom, he invited us into his home for tea and cookies, and spent at least an hour telling him about ourselves and hearing about his interesting life and views on marriage. He was very responsive throughout the wedding planning process, and had a very calming presence the day of our actual ceremony. I was worried that, being an outdoor wedding, it may be hard for our guests to hear him, but everyone heard every word. He was everything we could have asked for and more."