About Ceremony Solutions
Thanks for visiting and congratulations on your engagement.
My name is Doug Smith and I'm the founder of Michigan Ceremony Solutions. I'm a non-denominational ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. Since 2010 I have performed wedding ceremonies of all sizes at various venues throughout the state of Michigan. I specialize in simple yet memorable wedding ceremonies that you and your guests will love and remember for a lifetime.
My decision to become ordained and launch Michigan Ceremony Solutions was an easy one. When my wife and I were married in 2007 there was a sudden conflict with our minister. Two weeks before our big day we were told that he was refusing to marry us.
The conflict was that I was not a member of his church and when I politely declined to become a member he left us high and dry with no one to perform our ceremony.
Wedding Officiant Nichole Bertucci stepped in, became ordained and saved our day. Shortly after our wedding, another friend of hers needed an officiant and her company A Simple I Do was born.
When Nichole first started doing weddings, I remembered our experience and wanted to make sure other couples didn't have to go through that also.
I offered to step in and help Nichole with any ceremonies that she couldn't do because of availability. I also worked as a backup for her if something should ever prevent her from performing a ceremony she committed to.
It didn't take long for me to figure out that I really enjoy working with the couples I meet. I enjoy being a part of their special day. I first launched on my own in 2010. I always strive to always deliver an amazing ceremony whether it's just the two of you and witnesses, or you and hundreds of your family and friends.
My mission is to write and deliver an amazing ceremony,while making the process as simple as possible for you. This day should never be stressful and it is my hope that you will trust me to make it that much better.
If you would like to learn more please visit my Availability page. Here you can see if your date is available and start the process of contacting me. You can also visit my Services and Pricing page to learn more about exactly what I offer.
*Fall of 2018 update - I am now exclusively offering Signings/Justice of the Peace for a low flat fee in Oakland County.
If you have questions please don't hesitate to Contact me.
Let's see if your date is available and then we can begin planning your ceremony.