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Wedding Officiant Anthony
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dong L.
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We are very happy to have Anthony being part of our special day! He is very responsive, professional and cooperative. We were looking for an officiant who offered reasonable price and were willing to accommodate our special arrangement for the ceremony - we planned a little prank. Anthony well fitted the bill. We met briefly for coffee before the wedding to go over the ceremony. It was a very productive meeting. On our wedding day, due to logistics issue, me and my husband were not quite on time and some guests arrive ahead of the party, but Anthony handled the situation with experience. He hosted the ceremony exactly as we wanted and the prank was successful. Everyone said it was memorable! Even after the wedding, he took time answering our questions regarding the marriage certificate. Overall, we are very thankful for him! Highly recommended!

Officiant Brad
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Miguel H.
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Reverend Brad made our wedding day oh-so-very special. He was great about communicating with us before the event to make sure we were ready for our special day! He is an inter-faith minister, so he tailors each wedding ceremony to fit the beliefs of each couple. He read a beautiful Buddhist poem for us and his choice of group vows (for me and my wife) were perfect. We highly recommend Rev. Brad to anyone seeking out an easy-going, amiable ceremony officiant! Our friends were very happy with him, too! Thanks a lot, Brad.

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Rev. Michael Whalen
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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From our initial meeting, working with us to draft our ceremony, to the spectacularly delivered ceremony. Reverend Whalen made our wedding comfortable, enjoyable, and talked about by everyone! Highly recommended!

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  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Kisha F.
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I was asked by a bride and groom to aid them in their search for a minister. I started with a Google search and was eventually directed to Thumbtack. I had never heard of it but I thought the concept was novel and unique, so I posted an ad for an reliable and affordable minister. The first offer I received was from Reverend Raymond Williams. I called him immediately and we had a lovely conversation. I felt at ease with him instantly and knew that he was the top choice for the couple. I passed along his information and the couple met with him and felt the same way I did. They hired him for their wedding which was held on July 24,2015. He arrived in a timely fashion and was able to keep the crowd calm as we awaited some unexpected delays in starting the wedding. Once the ceremony started, he was witty, forthright, and thoughtful with his words. Even with a minor flub of the groom's name on his part, he still managed to keep the ceremony running smoothly and seamlessly. The couple was more than happy with him and are grateful that he was the one that presided over their ceremony.On behalf of the couple, I would like to thank you for the wonderful job that you did and I wish you nothing but success in your future endeavors. If you are looking for a minister who will make your wedding feel special and has a calming energy around him, then Reverend Raymond Williams is the man for the job.

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NJ Life Events
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Eunie M.
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It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mary on my vows for my wedding. She was an absolute professional and was very flexible and accommodating to make my wedding vows absolutely special. Being a minister, she is also great at calming stressed out brides, so that the bride remembers to enjoy the celebration that is the ceremony. Highly recommend.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Norman V.
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Let me tell you about Ross Decker. He is a professional marriage officiant and he felt like one of my closest friend's. We spoke by phone and by text since I work crazy hour's. But I kept him in the loop and even send him a link on how I would like my wedding. Since my bride to be kept changing her mind or keep adding additional items to the list on how to do a philippine wedding. He has done his research and we agreed on the right solution. Everything went according to plan even though I slowly turning into a nervous wreck. The wedding was a complete success. We were slightly off schedule but it work out fine. I am telling you, you won't be disappointed using his service for your wedding. Don't look at him as a Father, minister, pastor or a priest but as a friend!

  • New on Thumbtack
Trent H.
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Rev. Lou made our wedding a wonderful and spiritual event for which we are eternally grateful. We live in Texas and were working to plan a destination wedding in New York. After reviewing several web sites for a minister we settled in on Lou as his style and nature seemed to fit well with our lives and relationship. Since we were planning everything remotely, he went above and beyond to help us find a beautiful church venue that was the perfect setting for our wedding before God and our friends. Lou also exceeded our expectations on getting to know us personally leading up to the ceremony. He planned several conference calls whereby we could discuss our life experiences and expectations for the wedding ceremony. These calls allowed for us to have a personal connection with Lou and made for a ceremony that was both meaningful and personal. When we arrived in New York, our wedding planner had an emergency and Lou stepped in to help us with the last minute details of obtaining the marriage license. This was much appreciated not only by us but our wedding planner as well. Lastly, at the ceremony itself, because we had developed a personal friendship with Lou, he was able to keep us calm and knew when to pause to allow us to keep our composure during what was a very emotional and meaningful ceremony for us both. Therefore, we are happy to provide a hearty recommendation for Rev. Lou Olivieri. Trent and Bill Houston, Texas December 2013

Pura Vida Wedding
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney S.
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Juan was such a great minister for our wedding. There were some last minute changes that were out of my control, but he worked with us and the ceremony was just beautiful. Thank you again, Juan! God bless!

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Michael S Fenton, D.D.
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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Mr. Fenton was extremely professional he did a wonderful job to make our day special he wrote our vows for the service and they were absolutely beautiful I recommend him as an ordained minister very highly thank you for making our day so special

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Let's Get Married
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anita R.
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He is one in a million. He waited for us until we came back from taking pictures to get the marriage certificate. He is full of wisdom and very flexible. I couldn't have asked God for a better minister.

  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Grace A.
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Linette officiated our wedding in early April 2017. When we first met with Linette, we felt very comfortable having her officiate because she is a very warm and friendly person. Throughout the process she was very responsive, albeit sometimes seemed a bit scattered (perhaps because of other duties?) She provided us with a draft of the ceremony script that we then decided to make more personal with our own chosen reading. She was on time for our ceremony, read beautifully, was very friendly and comfortable. She even shared a personal piece about our first meeting which was very nice. She was certainly a great fit for our warm and intimate wedding. And most importantly, we received our marriage certificate only a few days later!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cesar E.
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I COULDNT ASK FOR MORE SHE IS SO FRIENDLY AND FLEXIBLE I LIKE EVERYTHING SHE DID, SHE IS A MINISTER OF GOD

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Kevin Antonelli
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristelle A.
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Kevin was our wedding officiant.. He's a nice minister who really listens to your needs. He creates a beautiful non-denominational ceremony and also other types. He reaches out quickly for any problems at all and is very prompt. We give him 5 stars and recommend him as your officiant!

Reverend Adelaida Avila
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Patrycja C.
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Rev. Adelaida was AMAZING! She performed the ceremony for us at this beautiful restaurant in Brooklyn. She was very communicative and prompt in her responses. She quickly made us feel like friends and was more than happy to discuss every tiny detail of the ceremony to ensure that it was exactly what we wanted. Without any doubt or hesitation, we then booked Adelaida for our October 14th ceremony. Patrycja & Ertan

  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
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My husband and I had the most wonderful experience having Mr. Kevin Cook as our wedding officiant. With only 5 weeks to plan a Valentine's Day wedding, I used Thumbtack to find an officiant who would be available on short notice, as well as on such a special holiday. Mr. Cook was the perfect match for a wedding focused on our Christian faith. He is an absolute pro when it comes to wedding ceremonies, as he provided us with all the information necessary to customize a ceremony that was a tailored match to us as a couple. The entire process was much easier than either of us had anticipated. Our wedding was in reliable hands. Kevin gave a genuine and sincere feeling to the ceremony, yet with the ideal touch of joyful lightheartedness. We have received many compliments from our wedding guests on how much they adored our minister! I am so pleased to look back on my wedding day that was so peaceful and enjoyable, with much thanks to Kevin Cook. He truly cares about those whose weddings he takes part in, and no doubt we will be sending him Christmas cards for all the years to come!

Green Planet Ministry
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Shana A.
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My husband and I can't find the words to describe how pleased we were with Rev. Kevin! As soon as we met him it was clear that he was the right choice for our special day. He is a thoughtful man who clearly loves what he does - he helped us make the ceremony our own and helped tailor it to our preferences. He was always available for guidance (he even helped with non-ceremony related questions!). We had many guests come up to us and compliment our choice of minister :) We highly recommend Rev Kevin and could not have been happier with him.

  • 24 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shari M.
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I was a witness at a wedding and Rev. Louis was amazing! He had me crying tears of joy. What an inspirational minister. Simply the best!

Minister Dawn Singleton
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
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Minister Dawn was amazing to work with! When we met with her she worked with us to customize or ceremony to make it as special for us as she could. All of our guests following the ceremony were so complimentary of the words spoken during. I am so happy that we found Dawn to be our officiant, she also provided us with our ceremony to cherish forever.

  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Don O.
Verified review

“It is crucial for the followers of Jesus Christ to be well equipped with the knowledge of Christ and His message in our present time. In virtually every area of the world Christians are facing stiff and sometimes violent opposition. Even in our great nation the forces of evil are increasingly evident. The Amazing Grace Bible Institute is committed to provide opportunity for a quality Bible education to all who wish to be adequately prepared. The challenge to Christians is great, but God is greater. Please consider AGBI as a viable opportunity to advance your education in the Christian faith.” Rudy Morgan is a very experienced Christian minister with counseling ability

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Takako N.
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Rev. Francesca Fortunato officiated our (my husband and my) wedding on 28 May 2006. We were friends through an unrelated (musical) scene and knew her to be a warm, kind person, and having a friend marry us seemed to be a great idea. After we met formally to interview and plan, and exchanged thoughts and drafts of our ceremony and vows, we knew we had made the right choice. We combined traditions from Judaism (my husband) and Japanese/Shinto (mine), and while Rev. Francesca later admitted it was the longest and most complicated ceremony she had officiated, she helped make it all happen with her thoughtfulness, knowledge and expertise. Thanks to how the three of us were able to work together smoothly, we were able to have a wedding ceremony which was meaningful to both families.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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