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Hello!  My name is Cheryl Maxwell-Lefcowitz, and I have officiated services for couples since 1993.  I officiate primarily within the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area.  I've had the pleasure of officiating both large and small ceremonies in a number of beautiful locations.  I will use my expertise to guide you and your beloved as you plan your nuptials.

For your convenience, I am available for meetings weekdays 9 am - 8:30 pm in person, via telephone or Skype.  You can also reach me via email at any time.  Please be ready to provide event details and your contact information. Phone: 703-626-3331 Skype: cmlefcowitz E-mail: customweddings@verizon.net cherylweddings@verizon.net

Judy
5/6/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were so happy to find Cheryl. She was very kind, understanding, and accommodating. We met in person and over skype to make sure we were comfortable and all our questions were answered. She also provided a ton of material to help us develop a ceremony. Her delivery was very professional and pricing appropriate for an intimate ceremony like ours. We ended up with a meaningful ceremony that was truly our own and highly recommend Cheryl!
Custom Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Judy your kind response is so appreciated, thank you. Itt was a joy working with you! Cheryl
Hannah
11/11/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved working with Cheryl. She did a wonderful job, gave us exactly the ceremony we wanted, and was easy to work with. She was also a lot more affordable than some of the other options we considered. We had a friend lead our ceremony in front of all our friends and family, and we wanted someone to marry us legally in front of just our close family. Cheryl thoughtfully crafted a short, intimate service that covered all the legal bases and also made us feel like we were part of something really special. She was responsive during our planning process and she was receptive to our ideas. We would recommend hiring her.
Custom Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Hannah and Luke, How thoughtful and it is so appreciated! I wish you the very best in life! Thank you, it was a joy! Cheryl
Stephanie
10/14/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Without a doubt we had an amazing ceremony. Cheryl was amazing! She talked to us a few times before the ceremony. She made sure we knew what to do as far as the ceremony goes. She definitely made our wedding so special. I am so happy she could be part of our special day!
Christine
9/23/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We found Cheryl on WeddingWire when we first got engaged, and were enamored with her from our very first meeting! Cheryl was so accommodating for our unique request to do a handfasting ceremony, and sent us lots of material to build our ceremony. She was kind, communicative, and knowledgeable, and we were so lucky to have found her. The ceremony was relaxed, funny, and personal- by the time we got to the big day, we felt like we were being married by a friend. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us, Cheryl!
Custom Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
It was a true joy to celebrate your marriage....Congratulations and All the Best in life !!
Lisa
9/2/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Words fall short when describing the kind of service we received from Cheryl. I will first start off by saying what a beautiful soul Cheryl has, a heart of gold! My wife and I hired Cheryl for the first time in Dec 2016 for our wedding , which was a small ceremony that Cheryl brought much joy to. She was very professional, sweet, kind hearted and excepting to all ideas. We had a wonderful experience with her so in September 2017 my wife and I had our bigger wedding and without any second thoughts, Cheryl was the one we wanted to marry us for the second time. Not only has Cheryl made both our wedding days memorable, she made them priceless! #TEAMCHERYL
Melissa
1/24/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Cheryl was amazing from start to finish. She had a plan that made the wording of the ceremony something I wouldn't have to stress over. She had incredible ideas that turned into a beautiful ceremony. We also asked her to hold a sign over our heads at the end of the ceremony and she agreed. Everyone told us that the ceremony was beautiful, and she did an awesome job injecting laughter where it really loosened everyone up. I would absolutely recommend Cheryl for your wedding. 100%!!!
CLAUDIA
9/10/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our experience with Ms. Cheryl has been absolutely wonderful. She was prompt in answering my initial email and set up a skype session same day. She is very proffessional and her 24 years experience shows as she had the answers to all of my questions. Our ceremony will be custom tailored to fit all of our needs thanks to her detailed and different options. I'm confident we will have a perfect ceremony.
Meg
9/4/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I booked Cheryl for our September wedding, and were very pleased with her work. She provided us with a packet of helpful questions for planning our actual marriage, as well as guides for setting up our custom ceremony. She also worked with us to put everything in the proper order, once we had selected our readings and ceremony components. I wish I could give Cheryl a 6-star rating for flexibility. On the day of our rehearsal, when we were supposed to arrive with our final payment and wedding license, we had a bit of a snafu that left us without either of those important submissions. Cheryl was very understanding, and her calm attitude was SO appreciated in the middle of all the stress. Cheryl's off-beat, entertaining personality was the cherry on top of the whole experience. I highly recommend her to other couples looking for an organized officiant with a sense of humor.
Shannon
6/25/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Cheryl did amazing job marrying my husband and I. We were very last minute in finding an officiant and she made the process so easy. She was alway fast to respond to emails, and answered all our questions. She really did help make our day magical! We got so many compliments on how meaningful and wonderful the ceremony was. Would defiantly recommend her to anyone looking to get married in the VA area.
Maggie
6/17/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can not begin to say enough about how fantastic Cheryl is!!! She was so accommodating and friendly that she made my experience the easiest part of getting married. She genuinely cares about making the ceremony how you would like it and was there whenever I needed her. She allowed me to have the ceremony exactly how I wanted it to be :-) If I could do it all again Cheryl would be there for sure! Thanks so much, you are a phenomenal woman!
Minmin
5/28/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
She is really easy to work with and very kind. She came early on the ceremony and we had a great experience! I would highly recommend her.
Vicky
5/28/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Well, I had called a couple people before Ms. Cheryl and they weren't responsive or didn't know my language so at the moment I spoke to her, I knew that she was the one I wanted to marry my husband and I. I'm glad because she is very nice and walks you step by step.
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Quaker, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
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