Providing non-denominational Wedding Services in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

Performing Weddings and Other Sacraments since 2002

Services Offered:

  • Non-denominational Wedding Ceremonies
  • Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies
  • Traditional and non-traditional ceremonies
  • Same-sex Wedding Ceremonies (where legal)
  • Same-sex Commitment Ceremonies
  • Handfasting Ceremonies
  • Baptisms
  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Funerals
  • Vow Renewal Ceremonies
  • Theme Wedding Ceremonies
  • Authorized for Prison Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding officiant non-religous maryland pennsylvania, washington D.C. interfatih wedding ceremonies Reverend Bill Teyssier

Specializing in Helping You Create Custom Vows for your Wedding Ceremony

The best weddings are those where the officiant shows a personal connection to the couple and their story. Reverend Bill can guide you to create a custom script for a meaningful celebration. Contact us for a free consultation.


My fee is based upon the time and distance from my home in Westminster, Maryland to the venue where the ceremony is to be held. This fee is all-inclusive and there will be no additional charges such as mileage, tolls, fuel, food, etc. My basic fee starts at $500.00

For the most part, I only ask for basic contact information as well the time and place of the ceremony. I will also discuss with the couple the vision that they have for their ceremony whether it is more traditional or more contemporary. I do not believe that one should feel like they are being interrogated and therefore do not ask any deeply personal questions. Any information, personal or otherwise, is kept private and confidential.

If I do not have a wedding or rehearsal scheduled on the day of your rehearsal, I will make every effort to be present for the rehearsal. There is an additional charge to participate in the rehearsal.

I like to be at the venue 30 to 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony. 

I like to be at the venue 30 to 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony. 

If time and scheduling permits, I will be more than happy to stay for the Dinner Blessing.

I am a member of a group of like-minded ministers called the Ministerial Alliance. When a minister books a wedding, the name of the bride and groom as well as their contact information is uploaded on a bulletin board that can only be accessed by current members of the Alliance. If the minister has the final copy of the ceremony, it is uploaded to the bulletin board as well.. Should something happen, the next available minister will go to the board, access the information and do his or her best to perform the ceremony in my stead.

Can this be 100% guaranteed? No. But every effort will be made to find a replacement minister should the need arise.

After the ceremony is performed, I sign all required documents and will file the documents as well. It is the responsibility of the couple to provide a valid Marriage License before the ceremony can begin. It is also the responsibility for the couple to obtain Certified Copies after the paperwork has been filed with the Clerk of the Court.

Absolutely. If the ceremony is in a state where same-sex marriages are legal, I have absolutely no problem with uniting two people who are in love.

The Process


The Initial Meeting

An initial meeting is strongly recommended in order to get to know one another as well as discuss the ceremony and what you as a couple envision. Since no one should feel like they are “on the spot,” I usually recommend meeting at a neutral location that is in between our residence or place of business. When I initially meet with a couple, I warn them that I have a sense of humor and like to have fun. Seriousness has a time and place, and the day of the ceremony, I am all business. 


Booking the Date

Should you decide to have me perform your ceremony, a $125.00 non-refundable retainer fee is required to hold the date and time of your ceremony. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to the ceremony but other arrangements can be made such as the night of the rehearsal or prior to the commencement of the ceremony.


Making Your Selections

Using the packet of material provided to the couple at the initial meeting (or as an electronic file), the couple makes their selections for each part of the ceremony. This can be done either through another face-to-face meeting, via a phone conversation or through email. That decision is based entirely upon the schedule of the couple.  A draft is then prepared and sent to the couple for their final approval.


The Rehearsal

At the rehearsal, I will step you through the ceremony and rehearse with you your vow and ring exchange. If there is no coordinator to run the rehearsal, I am more than happy to do so.


The Ceremony

On the day of the ceremony, I will arrive 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony. Should there be any “last minute” changes, I will be there early enough to make sure that the changes will go into effect.


The Signing of the Marriage License

Once the ceremony is over, I will sign all of the appropriate paperwork and make sure that the required paperwork is mailed back to the court house. The copy of your Marriage License will be presented to you prior to my leaving the venue.

CONGRATULATIONS are then in order.

“For all the engaged couples out there, I highly recommend reaching out to Bill to see if he’s available for your big day!
Reverend Bill Teyssier was an absolute pleasure to work with, from our initial emails back and forth, all the way to the actual wedding day. He is kind, professional, and patient. He helped teach us the different parts of a ceremony but then allowed us the flexibility to create our own script that fit ‘us’ and our relationship.

Bill was nicely dressed, on time, and organized on the wedding day. He even had our ceremony neatly organized in a folder for us to take home after. We could not have found a better officiant to lead the ceremony. Hearing my groom say his vows was a moment I’ll always cherish. Thank you Bill for helping create such a special moment!”

– Andrea