Serving Greater San Diego Available for travel
San Diego, CA 92127
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About Us


Congratulations on your upcoming ceremony. My name is Fred Schlessel and I am a legally ordained Officiant, registered to officiate ceremonies throughout the United States and anywhere in the world it is legally permitted to do so. I officiate interfaith, Intercultural, traditional, same faith, same sex, interdenominational, and any ceremony in between.
I absolutely love what I do and I know that love shines through in the ceremonies I perform.  Couples referred to me are in the hands of a poised, experienced professional who truly cares about their happiness and satisfaction. With fresh insight, imagination and competence we will create the ceremony that is unique only to you.
Your ceremony may be civil with no mention of God. It may be for two people of the same religion, or it may be non-religion specific - yet spiritual, contain and blend two different traditions or religions, or be constructed about a common belief. All will have deep elements of love and romance, filled with personal touches that relate to your lives as a couple.
I look forward to be a part of your special day.
Fred    posted 10/16/2012

What I can I say, our ceremony was unbelievable. Fred made our ceremony so beautiful and all about us it was amazing. It made people I've never cry in my life and known for years cry like babies. I cant say enough good things about Fred. He really tailored our ceremony to us and how we felt about our relationship. He sat down with us and asked about each other. It would have not been the same without him there. Thanks Fred!

Fantastic officiant!    posted 2/8/2012

Our experience with Say I Do by Fred was fantastic. When we met with Fred and his lovely assistant, who is also his daughter, they had a very thoughtfully prepared questionnaire which allowed them to compose a truly personal ceremony that wasn’t cliché or cheesy. We wanted a completely non-religious ceremony without any spiritual overtones, but found it very difficult to find an officiant who could deliver that. With Fred, all of our wishes and requests were not only met, but executed with highest professionalism and dedication. Fred has a terrific presence and voice and truly enjoys what he does, which makes all the difference in the world. Though we had a non-religious ceremony, we highly recommend Fred to anyone, as he will personalize it exactly the way the couple wants.

He Made Our Dream Wedding Come True!    posted 11/6/2011

Even talking about how wonderful Fred is brings tears to my eyes - he had delivered my dream ceremony. I had spoken to numerous Officiants during the planning of my wedding and none of them were anything special. I had heard of Fred through numerous different friends and decided to book a consultation. I loved his humor and his down to earth nature. He was willing to personalize everything for us and do/say everything that was important to us in our ceremony. His rates are more than reasonable. But most importantly, he was very real...he wasn't phony like the others. All I can say is having Fred as our Officiant was the best choice we made throughout the wedding process! I can honestly say you will not be disappointed with him - he is the BEST!



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Civil UnionsCommitment CeremoniesWedding Ceremony
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Christian (No Denomination)InterfaithNon-Religious