Wendy and Michael Kotch

Wedding Officiants In The Yucatan

WhatsApp 1-520-437-2497

                    1-520-904-0122

WendyTheOfficiant@gmail.com

MichaelTheOfficiant@gmail.com

We are non-denominational wedding officiants. We perform traditional and same sex symbolic weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies within the Yucatan Peninsula i.e., Merida,  Progreso, Telchac Puerto and Quintana Roo i.e., Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Tulum and Holbox Island (trip fee added depending on driving distance and time commitment). 

 

We are professional, experienced (Wendy has performed just over 550 weddings in the Tucson, Arizona area in close to ten years and  Michael has performed around 330 weddings in the Tucson, Arizona area in just over eight years), articulate, efficient, very organized and offer an excellent service at a very reasonable rate.​​​

 

We perform weddings because we truly love what we do and enjoy every experience offered to us! Michael is also a photographer. If you are also seeking a photographer we can offer you an excellent rate on a combined package.  

 

We officiate weddings at the venue of your choice whether at your private home, park, hacienda, chapel, beach or resort.

We are not Mexican citizens, so we cannot perform legal weddings, but we can perform your symbolic wedding in Mexico after you have had your legal wedding where you live. Having legal wedding ceremonies in other countries can include many obstacles. Sometimes the best option is to apply for and attain your marriage license in the city that you live in or through Mojave County online and by email through this link , have that signed and witnessed following the rules where you live and then have your actual wedding ceremony in the destination of your dreams. We can help you with both scenarios since we live in both the USA and Mexico!



Hiring the perfect officiant is very important on YOUR wedding day.  You have many options at a variety of price ranges, so we prefer that you do as much research as you are able to including reading articles from the Huffington post and www.Brides.com about tips for selecting an officiant. Your research should include reading our review page and/or our blog post regarding choosing an officiant and/or speaking to our past couples. You may be able to find an officiant whose rate is lower than ours, but rest assured, their services will not meet the expert level of ours.  Our rates are very reasonable and our services are superb.  We always go a step beyond whenever necessary. We have experienced many weddings that lack coordination and we have stepped in and assisted inclusive of our agreed rate for our officiating services. We are happy to plan a meeting with you in person or by Skype or Face time so that you can meet either of us and ask any questions you may have and see if either of our personalities match yours!  We are happy to meet with you in person or electronically (Skype/FaceTime) although it is not necessary. The majority of our couples do not meet us until their rehearsal!

 

Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience and  we want to make sure that you hire the BEST officiant to perform your wedding ceremony, one to represent you both on your very important day!

 

Our rates range between $100 to $300  in the Yucatan area.  Rehearsal attendance, witness services and and travel outside of the Yucatan Peninsula are in addition to our rate range.  Our rate depends on the location, amount of guests and size of your bridal party. Feel free to text, call or email us to get a rate quote.

 

Our rate includes:

  • All communication including email, phone calls and meetings (in person or electronic).

  • Travel time to and from your wedding ceremony.

  • Customizing your wedding ceremony with you.

  • Performing your wedding ceremony.

  • Signing your marriage license and submitting the bottom portion of your marriage license into the courthouse (ONLY if your wedding is performed in the USA).

  • A keepsake copy of your wedding ceremony and the upper portion of your marriage license in a folder (ONLY if  your wedding is performed in the USA).

We do attend wedding rehearsals (encouraged, especially for venues without a coordinator and large bridal parties) to ensure that your wedding ceremony runs smoothly.  We charge a trip fee of usually $50  due to the additional trip (rate can be higher if your location is  a further drive for either of us from Telchac).  Rehearsal attendance is based on our availability once you have advised either of us of the date/time of your rehearsal. Requesting our attendance when you booked our services does not guarantee our availability to attend your rehearsal until we have confirmed our attendance with you.

​​Once you decide to book our services, we will send you a confirmation letter, not a contract, with details about your wedding and the agreed rate. Once the 20% deposit is received (payment methods are outlined in the confirmation ​letter or you can pay by PayPal here). The balance for our services is due a week prior to your wedding by check or PayPal or in cash at your rehearsal.

The next step is fully customizing your wedding ceremony.  The process starts with either of us emailing templates to you based on your interest for your wedding ceremony.  If you are not sure what type of ceremony you want, no worries!  Either of us will send you wedding ceremony, vow and reading samples. We then work together to create your perfect ceremony.

Michael is also a wedding photographer and he is very generous with the amount of photos he takes.  He provides quality photography and his turnaround time is fast.  Please view his work here.