Justice of the Peace

Debra L. Smith, Justice of the Peace


Ms. Smith has been a Justice of the Peace in Watertown in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1988. She officiates weddings in Watertown, Massachusetts and other cities and towns in Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Association. Inc. The cost permitted by statute for Ms. Smith’s officiating a wedding in Watertown, Massachusetts is $100.00. The cost permitted by statute for her officiating a wedding in other cities and towns (other than Watertown) in Massachusetts is $150.00. Ms. Smith will provide a lovely ceremony which could be tailored at a couples request.

Comments from Weddings Ms. Smith officiated:

Wedding in May 2021
“We would like to thank you for your flexibility and accomodation towards our ceremony last week, considering the rain and cold weather. In addition to the professional service and responsiveness, your positive vibe and attitude made the process and the day itself even more delightful for us. We are grateful for it :)”
By P & M.

Wedding in August 2019

“Debbie, We can’t thank you enough for being so flexible & making yourself available for our Special Day!  Thank you so much for providing us with the with the perfect service! Many thanks,

By Alex & Joao.

Wedding in November 2018

“Thank you very much for officiating our wedding on November 11th.  We appreciate you being a part of our special day and help us start our lives together as a married couple.  We loved your ceremony and thank you for your willingness to come to the esplanade.  Hope to see you again sometime and we wish you have a wonderful holiday season!”

By Eddie and Pavithra.

Wedding in July 2017

“Debra Smith officiated at our wedding ceremony, July 1, 2017, and we could not have found a better person for this important responsibility. From our first meeting before the wedding through to the delivery of our vows, she provided perceptive advice and cheerfully shared the wisdom of her experience. Throughout our conversations she offered valuable suggestions in a comfortably flexible way, always trying to discover our wishes for this occasion and placing the first priority on what we wanted. She took the words we wanted in our vows and added lovely portions we were glad to include, all melded together into a beautiful whole.

She also allowed space for us to express any concerns we might have leading up to our vows and made a kind offer of counseling services as we felt appropriate. All in all, we knew we were in good hands with Ms. Smith, and she proved us right as she guided us up to our nuptials and through to a very moving and memorable ceremony of just the right length. We thank her for making our happy occasion one of perfect inspiration.”

By Ann and Bob

Wedding in July 2016

“Hi Debbie,

“I just wanted to extend our most heartfelt thank you for your service yesterday. With the heat and the preparations, I felt very flustered when we arrived at the arboretum but you handled everything so well and I immediately felt calm as soon as the ceremony got underway. It was beautiful.”

By Justin and Jenn

Wedding in February 2016

“Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony on Saturday. Everyone loved it, including Peter and myself. We couldn’t have asked for better words from you.”

By Katya

Wedding in November 2014

“Dear Debbie,  Thank you for being at our wedding-you made it more special than we could have imagined.  We are so grateful for the special touches you added to our ceremony and for the beautiful combo of professionalism and care you showed.  It made our wedding. Our families keep talking about how happy the ceremony was/we’re all surprised no one cried!  Thank you for making a wonderful day even better.   Yes, it’s true, you made our wedding so natural and warm and were thoughtful throughout the whole wedding process.  Thank you for your clear communications, professional demeanor and helping make our wedding day better than I could have ever imaged it would be!  Thank you so much!”

By Aaron and Liana

Wedding in October 2012

“Debbie came highly recommended by another JOP who could not officiate our wedding but felt that she would exceed our expectations. When Sean and I met Debbie, we knew immediately that we wanted her for our wedding. She was so warm, patient, and resourceful in ensuring that our needs were met. Whenever I had a follow-up question, Debbie was responsive and always willing to accommodate us. We knew we were in excellent hands. Debbie made our wedding incredibly special and even teared up during our vows. After, she checked in to see how we were feeling and provided kind wishes to us. In general, I would have Debbie officiate our wedding again if we wished to renew our vows. We are very happy to meet and work with Debbie!”

By Manuela 

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