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I can answer questions about wedding etiquette, wedding ceremony ideas, reception ideas, sticky situations....really, anything wedding. I cannot give specific legal advice, but I can connect couples with the correct information about state licensing.

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After running a successful, upscale catering business for over 15 years, I went to seminary and then Celebrant USA to train as a wedding officiant and become ordained. I have personally officiated at over 700 weddings, and I now head a group of six other officiants. We have written and performed weddings and civil unions for mixed couples, non religious couples, and everyone in between. I am well versed in ethnic and cultural rituals, as well as creating new rituals for my couples that desire them.


American Association of Wedding Officiants New Jersey Wedding and Event Professionals


William Paterson University, BA, Philosophy, 2000 Union Theological in the City of New York, Masters of Divinity, 2003 Drew University at Madison, attended, 2002 Fordham University, Bronx, NY attended, 2003-2004 Celebrant USA, 2005-2006. Graduated in three disciplines

Awards and Honors

145 5 star reviews at Featured on TLC's "Four Weddings", Fox 5's "Good Day Street Talk", in "Contemporary Bride", "NJ Bride",and "201 Magazine" and "Four" "Wedding Wire Brides' Choice 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012", and "Best of the Knot 2011, 2012". Profiled on Sage Wedding Pros, Natalie Bradley's "Bride Attraction" and Small Business and So You're

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Recent Answers from Celia Milton

2015-12-21 Inclusion Conundrum:

Hi and congratulations!!       I really like your idea of having a small event here and then a simple reception on the west coast.  The fact of the matter is that almost every wedding is a destination

2015-01-05 REmarriage:

Hi!  How tremendous for them, and how lucky they are to have such considerate friends!   I think you let the event evolve organically; toasts, for sure; maybe a dance if they feel so inclined, but I'd

2014-07-10 Wedding invitations:

Hi, Congratulations!  Lots of great things going on for your family!  One of the major questions is this; is every guest invited to both events?  They don't have to be!     I feel that even though etiquette

2014-05-19 Wedding Planning:

Good luck!  Honestly, I don't  think it's wise to price based on a guest count. In many cases, you'll do just as much work for a small wedding as a big one, and since invites are always more than rsvps

2014-01-16 Etiquette problem:

Hi Lea,  Congratulations, first of all!   Now, on to the dilemma.  The easiest way to not get 'boxed' gifts is to not register; in my area, for the weddings at least, most people give checks.    For the


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