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As a Wedding Officiant & Humanist Wedding Celebrant I encourage an atmosphere of relaxation and humor, including only what you want in your wedding ceremony in Half Moon Bay or the San Francisco Bay Area.

Approach To Officiating

It’s your special day and should reflect who you are as a couple; you are the focus, not me. Many couples save time and travel by making all arrangements via email and phone discussions. Or I’m happy to make appointments in the Half Moon Bay area for those who prefer to go over the details in person.
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Officiant & Professional Experience

I bring the kind of experience, maturity, and versatility to your wedding ceremony, making it a warm and unique experience for you and your guests.
  • Performed over 1,000 marriage ceremonies
  • A stage actor, singer, and director
  • Public speaking in psychology and search engine marketing
  • Men’s group leader and marriage counseling
  • 40+ years of performing marriage ceremonies
  • Authorized California officiant & celebrant from The Humanist Society
  • Married for 59 years.
  • Two daughters, 2 grandsons and a granddaughter.

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Ceremony Fees

My Wedding Celebrant fee is based on ceremony location. Most couples save the rehearsal expense by having me not attend a rehearsal; the wedding location staff conducts it or there is no rehearsal. On the ceremony day I lead everyone through each element we decided on previously.
Half Moon Bay Coastside
Wedding Ceremony: wedding ceremony$385.00 Rehearsal (not required): $195.00
Peninsula & San Francisco
Wedding Ceremony: wedding ceremony$450.00 Rehearsal (not required): $235.00

A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 holds a date firm.

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Testimonials & Reviews

Here Comes The GuideCertified Here Comes The Guide testimonials were collected by interviewing couples.
“Terry worked with us at a personable, interested, positive level to create exactly what we wanted.” “He is caring, pleasant, friendly, professional, well-read, punctual, and has the most efficient website to help a nervous bride choose her vows. ” “His ceremonies are warm, sincere, and emotionally rich.” “WE LOVED HIM! His look and feel was right on the mark.” “Terry brings a wonderful presence to a wedding. He seems to pick up the mood and character of the wedding, so that he provides the right mix of solemnity and humor.”
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Some San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Sites

Coastside California State BeachesHalf Moon Bay Wedding Locations

Bay Area PeninsulaSan FranciscoPalo Alto

(I’m not limited to these sites as a celebrant.)

Terry G. Plank, M.Div., performs ceremonies as a wedding ceremony officiant and Humanist wedding celebrant.

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