Weddings by Jester

Wedding ministers / officiates serving all of Ohio & West Virginia.

Rev. Donald D. Jester and Rev. Deborah J. Jester

Licensed non denominational wedding ministers / officiates.  Specializing in "Non traditional weddings in non traditional settings".

Serving all areas of Ohio and West Virginia. 

2018 is my 17th year serving Ohio and 10th year serving West Virginia

In 2017 my wife Deborah decided to join me in the business.

            Ash Cave        Relaxing after the wedding                                            

Contact us when you want a wedding minister/officiate to travel to your location and perform the ceremony that you choose!

Various reasons exist for having a non traditional wedding. Perhaps this is the second or third time around. Maybe a church wedding is not for you. Maybe you just want something that is unique to you. Whatever your reasons - Weddings by Jester can help make your wedding day special.

It is not our intent to take anything away from local clergy but we would like to enhance the couples choices when planning their wedding day.

So if you are planning your wedding in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Akron, Athens, Huntington, Parkersburg, Bexley or locations anywhere near these large cities, we can cover it.

Call Donald at: (740) 656-2527

Call Deborah at: (740) 656-3757 

E-mail: Weddingsbyjester (at) yahoo (dot) com

Easy as 1-2-3

1st: We like to meet with the couple to discuss how they would like the ceremony to be and get a feel for how they expect the ceremony to flow. We provide samples of ceremonies & vows for the couple to look over and maybe get a few ideas from. Also this gives the couple an opportunity to interview us! You are under NO obligation to hire us for your wedding but if you do then a $50.00 non-refundable retainer
fee is required to guarantee the date & time and we go to steps 2 & 3.

2nd: Rehearsal - if needed. At the rehearsal we may offer helpful hints & suggestions, if asked, but in no way do we "run the show".  We will stay and do walk throughs as long as it takes until everyone feels comfortable with the ceremony. 
Rehearsal fees are extra.

3rd: On the wedding day we try to arrive at the location at least 30 minutes before start time. We do realize that sometimes important guests may arrive late and the couple wishes to not start the ceremony until they arrive. This is OK with us and there are NO additional charges if we start a little late. We will stay afterwards for a photo shoot but only if asked to do so. Remember, we will already be in a lot of your pictures.

Also it is appreciated but not necessary to invite us to stay for the reception. Many times we may have another wedding to officiate and must leave after your ceremony.

After signing the marriage license we file it with the court of jurisdiction.

And if you need a CD of wedding songs, we have one available.


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What couples are saying....

"I wanted to tell you that your wife (Deborah) did a wonderful job officiating our wedding!  She is such a sweetheart and a real treasure!  We thank you so much for sending her our way."  

Thanks again so much!

Dana & Devin 


 "Thank you so much for everything!! Especially on such short notice."

Derek - father of the bride


Mandy and I would like to thank you again for officiating our wedding yesterday. We greatly appreciated your willingness to work with us on short notice, as well as your input regarding the location. The view was beautiful!

Thanks also for being a very patient photographer!!!

Brian & Mandy 


 "Thank you so much for officiating our wedding!  You did a wonderful job & were so great to work with.  It was pretty much the perfect day.  Thank you again, so, so much!"

"Live long & prosper"

Holly & Trevyn



"Hello & Merry Christmas!

"I can't put into words how grateful I am for what you did for us! I never thought it would be possible to be married on Christmas Eve in front of our evergreen by Santa's Helper, Rev. Donald D. Jester. I hope you enjoyed your goodie basket. May God bless you and your family. I pray you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

Ho! Ho! Ho!, Mr. & Mrs. Woods



"Thank you for your excellent performance at our wedding.  You did a wonderful job and we appreciate all of your hard work and flexibility."

Mallori & Andrew



"How blessed we are to have a pastor like you.  Thank you for who you are and all you do."

Marcus & Rhonda



"We want to take the time to thank you for coming and being with us on the most important day of our lives.  It means so much to the both of us that you were able to join us as husband and wife."

Tony & Christy


 "Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. You did a great job and we had many compliments on the beautiful ceremony."

Bailey & Robby



"What a pleasure it was to work with you. People are still talking about our wedding & the fact that we got married by a trumpeteer." 

Lana & Greg H.


"Just wanted to say thank you for providing such a beautiful wedding for my cousin Theresa and her husband Wade... everything was perfect and turned out very well." 

Amber G. 


"Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did officiating my wedding. You did a wonderful job and I will definitely recommend you to any friends that may need your services." 



"Thank you so much. We appreciate everything you've done." 

Rebecca & Michael B.


"Thank you for taking the time to do our ceremony." 

Crystal & Jeff C.


"Couldn't have done it without you!" 

Jeanne & Bruce H.


"Michael and I just wanted to take a moment and thank you so much for performing our ceremony. It was a very eloquent ceremony and straight from the heart. We appreciated it very much and thank you for being an important part of our present and future happiness."


"Thank you and May God Richly Bless you,"

Michael and Jennifer



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