Your Wedding,
Your way!

Joyce Kachenmeister Wedding Officiant

Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the next exciting phase as you begin your journey together - planning your wedding! I am an Ohio licensed ordained wedding officiant. Since 2002 I have been assisting brides and grooms in northwestern and eastern Ohio, and the Toledo area, as well as southern Michigan, to create unique and meaningful ceremonies. My motto is “Your wedding, your way!”

My desire to help each couple plan and carry out their dream ceremony stems from helping a friend on her wedding day by carefully working behind the scenes and seeing to the many details at the church and reception venue. I loved being part of such a special day. As a result, I became a licensed ordained wedding officiant, allowing me to not only be part of the planning process and overseeing the event, but also to the perform the ceremony.

I consider it a blessing that over the past 17 years I have had the privilege to have been a part of so many magical moments and meeting amazing people with whom I have formed friendships. Helping my couples through the wedding planning process and performing the marriage rites has been and continues to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my life.

My fee includes helping you custom create a wedding ceremony that meets your desires, reflects you as a couple, and leaves a lasting meaningful memory for you, your friends, and family. The fee also covers the rehearsal and all correspondence before and after the ceremony.



Joyce was so very patient with us and listened to every wish and desire we had for our wedding. She is such a caring and professional officiant who goes above and beyond for her customers. I am so happy that we picked her for the utmost important role of marrying us on our special day! 10 out of 10 would recommend!!
— Allison
Joyce was wonderful to work with. She had many options for different types of ceremonies. We used several parts of some of those, as well as adding our own touches. At the rehearsal, she took charge and made sure we all knew our parts. She listened to how we wanted things to go and the ceremony was executed flawlessly. You can tell she loves what she does.
— Jan
Joyce was just lovely. She worked closely with us in order to get the ceremony we wanted, and the thing we liked most is that we could tell she honestly believed in marriage and everything she said to us during our ceremony. Her passion shows in her work. We got many compliments on our ceremony, and some people even thought we wrote our own vows! (we didn’t) She has a knack for making your day feel unique and truly special. Also, we thought the cost was very reasonable!
— Heather


How do you go about composing a wedding ceremony?
I meet with the couple and decisions are made based on the ideas they have and how they envision their day.

Do you offer pre-marriage counseling?
No, I am not licensed to do so.

What is included in your wedding officiant services?   
My fee includes the initial meeting, rehearsal, and ceremony creation based on your choices, along with a follow-up after the ceremony. I require a contract signing, along with a deposit to reserve ceremony date and time, with the remaining balance due at the rehearsal.

Do you perform non-religious weddings?
I honor all types of religions and perform non-religious and religious ceremonies. I leave these decisions up to the couple.

Are you available for wedding rehearsals?
Yes, my fee includes the rehearsal.

Do you perform elopement, vow renewal, and commitment ceremonies?

How would you describe yourself as an officiant?  
Outgoing, personable, caring, kind and capable, but most importantly professional and dependable.