Southern Maine Ceremonies
400 Capisic Street
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 232-1941

www.southernmaineceremonies.com



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  • Personable : 5.0
  • Customized Ceremony : 5.0
  • Reliable : 5.0
  • Presence : 5.0
  • 5.0

  • 5 Reviews
Review: Highly Recommended!
04/01/2009
  • Sarah Rainey

  • Wedding Date: 08/30/2008
  • Reviews Posted: 1 (View all)

  • Jill was incredibly organized and helpful throughout the entire process (from helping us plan our ceremony, structuring the rehearsal, and helping keep us on track on our wedding day)!
  • When my husband broke his ankle a few weeks before our wedding, Jill was incredibly helpful, coming up with creative suggestions to structure our ceremony if he needed to sit down rather than stand. Fortunately, we were able to stand the entire time :)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Personable : 5.0
  • Customized Ceremony : 5.0
  • Reliable : 5.0
  • Presence : 5.0

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Review: Highly recommend Jill Allen
02/18/2009
  • swyse

  • Wedding Date: 11/08/2008
  • Reviews Posted: 1 (View all)

  • Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? From the moment my fiance (now husband) and I met Jill, we felt very comfortable with her. She has a wonderful presence and sense of humor. You can tell she has a lot of experiece with weddings.
  • What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? We wanted our ceremony to be casual, yet a little formal with some traditional aspects, and Jill helped us create a ceremony that fit our needs to a T.
  • How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? We created a dual officiant setting. Jill shared the officiant duties with my brother. Both performed the ceremony exactly how we had planned.
  • Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? From the reading to the exchange of vows, many felt the ceremony was warm and enlightening, and fit our personalities well. I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Personable : 5.0
  • Customized Ceremony : 5.0
  • Reliable : 5.0
  • Presence : 5.0

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Review: Oct. 11, 2008 Wedding
01/05/2009
  • mkaberle2008

  • Wedding Date: 10/11/2008
  • Reviews Posted: 1 (View all)

  • Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? Jill met with us in person as well as communicated several times via email. She knew that we had some unique ideas for our ceremony and she never made us feel that it was out of place, and was willing to work with us to incorporate them into the ceremony.
  • What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? Typically the brides family is seated on the same side that the bride stands on and the same for the groom, however, during the rehearsal Jill suggested that we switch the seating so that the brides and grooms families would be better able to see our faces. It was a wonderful idea and the guests loved it.
  • How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? We provided Jill with the names and a little history about us and our families in order for her to personalize our ceremony. Jill gave us several prepared ceremonies to choose from, we ended up cutting and pasting from several of the examples to make it special to us.
  • Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? All of our guests were amazed at how personal to us that our ceremony was, I don't believe that there was a dry eye in the room when we were finished. Jill was amazing to work with, we would recommend her to anyone who was getting married.

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Personable : 5.0
  • Customized Ceremony : 5.0
  • Reliable : 5.0
  • Presence : 5.0

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Review: Bailey & James
01/04/2009
  • Bailey

  • Wedding Date: 07/05/2008
  • Reviews Posted: 1 (View all)

  • Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? Jill was fantastic... she fully customized our ceremony to meet all our wishes. She was professional, confident, and a strong speaker. We couldn't have been happier with her services.
  • What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? A special toast to our parents!
  • How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? We met in person and communicated via telephone and email throughout the process until we were all satisfied.
  • Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? They thought she was great. She made our outdoor ceremony very personal and warm. Very impressive.

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Personable : 5.0
  • Customized Ceremony : 5.0
  • Reliable : 5.0
  • Presence : 5.0

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Review: Jill Allen
12/25/2008
  • annie arnold

  • Wedding Date: 08/31/2008
  • Reviews Posted: 1 (View all)

  • Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? She was very easy to talk to and extremely personable! She was really nice to everyone, and she helped everyone know exactly what they were supposed to do without being overbearing or bossy! She was like family.
  • What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? Um, well, she did slip up and say my husband's best man's name instead of MY name, but everyone laughed about it, and it is sort of a family joke now.
  • How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? I provided a couple poems, but she provided me with many choices of ceremonies and readings and such, so everything was SO easy!
  • Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? They thought she was really pleasant and very war,. Everyone commented about how easily she fit in with our friends and family...they thought we knew her for a long time!

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Personable : 5.0
  • Customized Ceremony : 5.0
  • Reliable : 5.0
  • Presence : 5.0

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