Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA

Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA

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Introduction: PROMPT, RELIABLE & FUN ! OVER 1000 WEDDINGS PERFORMED - License Signed & Photo for just $99 in Fort Lauderdale --OR--$225 for Ceremony on Beach in Fort Lauderdale OR I come to you for Travel fee Miami-Jupiter-Hollywood-West Palm Beach: Want more Info? please CLICK "MESSAGE" BELOW Covid Care - I am full vaccinated and happily practice social distancing.  Memorable, Happy & Fun - Ranked #1 👍for South Florida Ceremony - Hope to Make Your Wedding Special ***** 5 Star Reviews ***** 200+ Reviews from Actual Thumbtack Customers 👍* Prompt * Helpful * Great Orator * On-Time * Organized * Adding in a Touch of Humor 👍 NYC Adm.Judge * Notary/Lawyer in FLA Live in Ft Lauderdale on A1A near Sunrise - do ceremonies at beach across from my condo $225 OR I travel to you TRAVEL: Miami to Hollywood to Key Biscayne to Juno Beach to Plantation to Fort Myers and all the way to Islamirada! Overview --- I conduct a Civil Ceremony as Judge Rob ----- That can incorporate Religious Elements / Traditions ------- Help with Music & Ideas from your Family/Religion/Culture Experience - Performed Over 1000 Weddings & Vow Renewals --- Formerly Administrative Law Judge when I lived in NYC 2002-15 ----- Lawyer in Florida Since 2012 - New York Since 1992 --------- Adjunct Professor @ NYU - Instructor @ Columbia Suggestions: I am very helpful at making suggestions on how to conduct the service from vows, to traditions to music ideas. Dress: I usually wear a black judges robe, but can dress in requested clothes from a theme to a tie to a sarong. Languages --- Francais - Conversational - je parle francais aussi ------ Espanol - Listo para introductions et conversations con amigos et familia Humor: I am often seen as adding a touch of humor and good feelings to your ceremony that keeps it modern and engaging Moments of Silence: I can include moments for your loved ones and friends who have passed that is respectful and moving. EmCee: I can also EmCee at the reception and / or make a Toast. Please Read my Reviews - References Available Upon Request Ceremony Fees: Extra Travel Fees apply 5+ Miles TRAVEL FEES - - $80-$100 Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Dania - $100-$120 Deerfied Beach, Pompano, Davie, Hollywood - $120-$140 Miami Beach, Boca, Plantation, Miramar, Pembroke Pines - $140-$160 Palm Beach, Key Biscaine, Jupiter, Homestead, Kendall, Naples - $160+ Port-St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Stuart -- Rehearsal -- $225 extra if on a different day + Travel Fees -- EmCee -- $175 Host - Blessings- Intros - announcements and evening of fun (Perfect if you having just a DJ or your own family Music Coordinator) I take that money to pay for work on my songs and plays. I write a lot of songs on love and marriage. I very much enjoy helping with the whole process as well as meeting all the families. I love learning about ceremonies, traditions and ideas from various cultures. My favorite part of the process is helping the bride and sometimes the groom to feel relaxed about my part of the day while they have so many things to worry about. I arrive early and put them at ease that the officiant is there. I help to make it lovely. Also doing funerals - help officiate the ceremony or memorial service at funeral home, gravesite and reception to follow

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Stephanie B.

Wedding Officiant

Judge Rob was the perfect Officiant for our small wedding ceremony. He was very responsive from the very beginning to the very end. He really took the time to find out how we wanted our ceremony to be like and he made sure to include everything we wanted like a shout out to family on zoom that was in another country. He even accommodated us by speaking in Spanish for parts of the ceremony and for the toast. He was very professional and on time. He spoke with us and everyone else like the ring bearer, witnesses for the portion before the ceremony so we all knew what to do and expect. He also made the ceremony and toast fun and happy. The ceremony, signing, and toast went so smoothly. He even helped us figure out the best spot to have our ceremony and where to put the signing table as we did not have all that planned since we planned this wedding at the last minute. He really took the time to connect with us and our guests. All of our guests kept saying how he did a perfect job! He was the best Officiant we could’ve asked for. He made our ceremony so special for us and it really helped make our wedding day the best!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA's reply
WOW thanks Stephanie - it was a lovely location and great weather - So glad to be your officiant. - My best to you and your husband
Nov 27, 2021
Maggie M.

Wedding Officiant

Judge Rob did a FANTASTIC job with our wedding and got many compliments from guests afterwards. Found Judge Rob just under a week before our wedding due to our prior officiant backing out. Honestly it was a blessing in disguise because he couldn’t have done it better. Was very responsive in phone calls and emails. Even though it was short notice he took the time to learn about us and personalize the whole ceremony. Will recommend to anyone!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA's reply
Thanks Maggie - it was a lovely event and your family and friends were so welcoming - I am glad you found me also and I could help make suggestions - My best to you and your husband
Sep 4, 2021
Gilbert Z.

Wedding Officiant

If could give 10 stars I would. Rob was responsive, flexible, accommodating and made my special day! We wanted an express wedding just to make our commitment official and plan to do a larger celebration in 6 months. Rob came to our place and took control...took pictures, told us how to pose, and became the award winning, wedding planner, photographer, videographer, judge, best man, and friend all in 10 minutes. I love his judge robe. He was so compelling we had all our neighbors watching and cheering at the end. Thanks so much Rob!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA's reply
Wow Thanks so much - it was a gorgeous morning in your home on the canal with neighbors - with 2 great friendly dogs too :) congrats to both of you and keep in touch
Apr 25, 2021
Nathalie N.

Wedding Officiant

He was awesome. No pressure, super nice. Thank you so much for making it easy on us. We will definitely be calling you back next year for our official wedding ceremony.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA's reply
Thanks Nathalie - I would love to be there for you again on another special day. my best to you and your Husband
Nov 3, 2020
Ruth M.

Wedding Officiant

We contacted Judge Rob on short notice to officiate at a private civil marriage ceremony in our apartment in Delray Beach. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He listened well, did everything as we asked and made great suggestions to enhance the experience. He was very responsive. And he was lots of fun. Highly recommend him.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLA's reply
Thank you so much - the finale was the sunset filled with color that welcomed in your marriage with joy. Congrats again
Nov 15, 2021

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $200 for Ceremony at my beach in Fort Lauderdale - Only need license signed? $60 only - Or I travel to you for a fee. I travel for a fee - Hollywood, Miami, Boca Raton all the way to Jupiter, Key Biscaine and even Naples.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I conduct a civil service with the contract of marriage. I start with booking a date and getting info on their needs, family names and plan for the ceremony. I like to include other people from the attendees in the ceremony as witnesses as well as finish by including all your guests. I usually meet with couples over the phone or web cam, but am happy to meet in person nearby or mid-way between the two of us. Once I get a deposit I send you an overview / questionnaire. This is guide / outline that helps outline the ceremony.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    - 10 Years doing weddings & vow renewals - Former Judge of 12 years - NYC Administrative - Licensed Attorney, Notary and Arbitrator in Florida - In Broward Court adjudicating Traffic Tickets - Lawyer in Florida 8 years - New York 27 Years - Former Adjunct Professor at New York University - 12 Years - Former Instructor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism - Former President of New York City Police Community Council - 3 Years

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