By Appointment Only
Alameda, California 94501
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The Greater Bay Area, from Napa to Carmel. The Wedding Coach is also available to travel outside the area.
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With a great sense of humor and a wonderful spiritual side, Sanford Marshall—The Wedding Coach—creates ceremonies that embrace both the bride and groom’s personal interests and passions. One of his brides told us, “Sanford has a knack for connecting with both men and women.” And this ability to connect to the couple is key to planning a thoughtful and personalized ceremony. Injecting anecdotes, advice, and even humor where appropriate, Sanford officiates ceremonies that keep guests engaged while celebrating the couple’s love story.
The Wedding Coach Ceremonies offer a full range of Officiant Services based upon the needs of each client. Packages traditionally range from $500-$1250.
Questions and Answers
What 3 words describe your work?
Thoughtful. Collaborative. Customized.
Tell us about your company name.
The Wedding Coach is all about facilitating a great process for both the bride and groom. We recognize that both the bride and groom have elements of this day that are extremely important to them both individually and as a couple. We want those moments to shine so that the couple has the day they have been dreaming about.
Why should someone hire you?
Because my number one priority is always that my client's vision is achieved. My agenda is all about them and making sure that both of them feel truly involved in the process. It also doesn't hurt that I am a fun guy that really has the unique ability of making people feel at ease.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?
I was drawn to this field because I really love to see people celebrating their most precious moments. These are signature events and deserve the utmost care and concern. I felt that my personality and communication skills could help make it more enjoyable for all involved instead of a stressful experience that robs them of the joy it should be.
What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding?
Do not compromise on having your vision for this day achieved. This day is about you, so be selfish and celebrate the way you want to. Your friends and family will adjust to your vision because they love you.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
The love and affection displayed between the bride and groom as well as the family and friends in attendance. The joy on their faces really expresses the emotion of this day.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?
The Princess Bride.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?
To control the speed of time in both directions.
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
Fun, understanding, charismatic.
What is your favorite quote?
May all your dreams come true!!
Wedding Coach Ceremonies Covers These Areas:
- East Bay
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- Sacramento and Central Valley
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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