Project Description

Your Wedding Officiant Package

Lamar offers the services of Ordained Ministers and Wedding Officiants. We officiate or co-officiate to all people – religious, civil, interfaith, non-denominational, and same-sex ceremonies. Having challenges with inflexibilities at your current religious institution? We offer flexible, inclusive ceremony options that honor who you are as a couple. Also, custom marriage ceremonies including Wine Blending, Unity Candles, Sand or Knot Ceremonies. We officiate at outdoor weddings, hotel weddings, home weddings, churches (Wedding Officiants) and reception halls. Marriage certificate filing is included.  We have been featured in The Knot and Wedding Wire.

“Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for your interest in Lamar Wedding Center. There is so much more to be said than just ‘I DO.’ Make an appointment to consult with me and discuss your personal ideas. I am excited to share my expertise and help customize your ceremony so that every detail is memorable.”



Wedding Officiants

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Officiant alone: $445 (includes registration as a married couple)
Officiant with guitarist: $645
Officiant with harpist: $845
Rehearsal: $125

CEO Rita Lamar/Minister has been officiating weddings for 6 years now. Rita Lamar can officiate religious or non-denominational weddings. Her background as an associate Missionary Sister and a stand up comic give a nice blend of sincerity and humor to all the couples she marries. If you are interested in booking with Rita Lamar, advanced notice is suggested and often required.

Reverend Vinny Signorile has been part of our Lamar family for many years. From beginning to end, he will perform a one of a kind, personalized ceremony. He will be honored to be part of your special day.

We are happy to have Mr. Andrew Lange on our team. He brings a young fresh approach to all the weddings he officiates and he is committed to customizing the style of our couples.

Chelsea Panos is a resident of Bergen County, New Jersey, and a professional harpist. She has been playing the harp for over 20 years. Chelsea attended London’s Royal College of Music for performance studies. We are excited to have her on board, as her music is heavenly.

Chelsea has performed in Carnegie Hall and works as a harpist for Lamar Wedding Center, playing: weddings, cocktail hours, receptions and other special occasions. She is available for all events and willing to travel.

Mike Gardner has been a guitarist for nearly thirty years. His body of live performance work includes appearances with George Benson, Rosie O’Donnell, John Davidson, Lorna Luft, Herbie Mann, and Al Hirt. His performances on Holland America, Norwegian, and Princess Cruise Lines have showcased his music to international audiences in dozens of countries.
Additionally, he has performed as an orchestra guitarist for theatrical productions such as West Side Story and Little Shop of Horrors and has several radio and television appearances to his credit. We are beyond excited to have Mike be a part of our team as a ceremony and cocktail hour guitarist.

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Really nice people to work with

Rita and Dana were wonderful helping to coordinate everything. Choosing Lamar was one of the best wedding decisions I made. They took the stress out of wedding planning, are very fair with pricing, and are just really nice people to work with.

Wedding Wire Review

More of a partner than a vendor

Rita provided our ‘special day’ with a needed calm organization and a strong personal commitment to its success. The Lamar team was thorough without being pushy, was able to customize everything to our taste and budget; and, delivered the services and final photos in a way that surpassed our expectations. Rita brings personal joy to the occasion, and it is infectious to all around. I would recommend Lamar Wedding to anyone…straight or LGBTQ…who wants a partner, instead of a vendor.

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My guests loved our DJ

Our DJ George Hoffman was a Major Hit. He worked with me early on with my Music Selections; spent much time with me on various phone calls answering my questions, offering suggestions, etc. He was major patient with me throughout this stressful process. My guests loved him.

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You treated us like part of the family

Allen and I just want to thank you for this past weekend. Our family and guests are still talking about your team. Not only was everyone professional, but you treated us like part of the family. Rita, your ceremony was heartfelt and warm. Also, you are so funny.. you broke the ice right away. You know how nervous I was. We can’t wait to stop in after our honeymoon and pick up our work. Please tell Collette all of my bridesmaids LOVED the jewelry. We will keep referring your company, Rita.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams

Made us feel so at ease and comfortable

Mark, my Videographer was amazing as well. He was so in sync with my Photographer. He talked us through shots, had us do the most relaxed moments, cutest, elegant little Shots, etc. Made us feel so at ease & comfortable.

Wedding Wire Review

Works with your budget

I’m glad I chose to work with the Lamar Wedding Center, Rita (officiant) is very professional and informative. The LWC works with your budget and makes sure everything you want/need for your big day is a reality. The vows, sand ceremony, family prayer, ceremony music (I had a live guitarist-Andrew) and jumping of the broom everything was PERFECT & Rita even had the crowd laughing a little which helped keep my tears at bay lol……Thank you Rita and your staff at Lamar Wedding Center!

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Lamar Wedding Center was a God send

Lamar Wedding Center was a God send for our Wedding. Choosing Lamar Wedding Center was a great and wise choice for us. Stress is inevitable when planning a Wedding. They kept the stress level down to a minimum for us. This Company was so Courteous & very Professional. They took care of all our NEEDS! From the initial planning up to the Most critical Day. Dana was so helpful with handling the Contract/very responsive. They were always there to answer all my questions, worriers & fears! Rita is a GEM, She met with me many times to keep things on track.

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One of the best decisions I made

Choosing Lamar was one of the best wedding decisions I made. They took the stress out of wedding planning, are very fair with pricing, and are just really nice people to work with. All of their vendors that I used – from Glenny for hair and makeup, Irene for photography, Jack for DJ services, and Andrew for videography – were professional and amazing at what they do. Rita and Dana were wonderful helping to coordinate everything. And Lamar Wedding Center provided the most beautiful arrangements. Huge thank you to Rita and the team at Lamar for helping to make my wedding a beautiful and memorable day!

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Thank you for making it less stressful

The photo booth guys were fantastic to work with as well! We received numerous compliments from our guests about the services at our wedding and after! I was also very appreciative of Rita’s office staff who were helpful and always a pleasure to speak to on the phone. Thank you very much for being part of our special day and making it less stressful!

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If I knew before, I would have booked everything with them

I will be using them for my wedding this year, but they’re excellent with any questions you have and will get back to you with an answer right away. And they have so many things that they can help you with. If I knew that before, I would have booked everything with them. I can’t wait to have them at my wedding.

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Exceptional pictures

My wedding was amazing thanks to Lamar Wedding Center and the team that came out that day took exceptional pictures. The communication between Rita and I was great which made me feel relaxed that someone was taking my best interest at heart. If I could do this all over again Lamar Wedding Center would be my first and only option.

Nate McLoving
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Our limo driver was impressive

Our limo driver was Walter and he was impressive. He had layed out the red carpet for me and held the back of my dress and fixed my veil. My father was very impressed with his attention. Once the ceremony was over, he had the champagne and the glasses ready. Excellent!! Highly recommend!!!

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The most beautiful floral arrangements

Lodi Flowers provided the most beautiful arrangements. Huge thank you to Rita and the team at Lamar for helping to make my wedding a beautiful and memorable day!

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