Kevin Cook, Wedding Minister
Kevin Cook, Wedding Minister

Kevin Cook, Wedding Minister

$200
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Responds within a day

Introduction: I bring a personal and caring manner to your wedding, and seek to create a personalized, Christian (regardless of denomination) ceremony. I want to help you both find the right balance, words and meaning for you, your family and your guests. I really value the opportunity to take part in one of the most joyful events in anyone's life! And i take pride in helping craft a ceremony that honors not just the bride and groom's wishes, but honors the families and traditions, both cultural and religious, in which they were raised.
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Hired 56 times

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1 employee

8 years in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.

Exceptional 5.0

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Anika D.

Wedding Officiant

Firstly, Kevin was the first to respond to my project twice. After changing my initial date and finally the perfect day and time he still was quick to respond. I was very happy that he was still available. I explained that due to Covid-19 I was having a hard time selecting a venue to do the event and he said no problem because he has permission to use a venue close to my home. He assisted with the ceremony’s program. He was very punctual and he even gave me the original date price. He had everything planned out for my ceremony all I needed to do was show up!! Thanks a million for coming to our rescue on such short notice Kevin. Yesterday was magical!! Also Kevin, I recommended you to one of my cousins who is planning her wedding for September and needs an officiant, before meeting you. I was that confident I was going to be pleased, thank you!!!
Kevin Cook, Wedding Minister's reply
Thank Anika: it was a pleasure to bless you and Kevin! Stay happy😄
Aug 31, 2020
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Kimberly B.

Wedding Officiant

We’re so happy we chose Kevin Cook to lead our wedding ceremony! Our bridal party and guests were so impressed with him! He is very personable and has a great sense of humor. He responds quickly and is a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Kevin to anyone getting married! Thank you for making our day so special!
Kevin Cook, Wedding Minister's reply
Kimberly and Tom were delightful to work with, and their families very welcoming to the 'traveling preacher!' Blessings abound!
Sep 8, 2021
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Fernando B.

Wedding Officiant

I could tell you many things about Mr. Cook. I could tell you how approachable and easy to work he is. I could also tell you that he is a consummate professional with an impecable work ethic. I could also add that he is respectful, open minded and very understanding of everybody particular situations. I could tell you many more attributes and qualities of Mr. Cook, but still fall way short of describing the true essence of him. He made our special day feel even more special. He was patient, understanding and made everybody feel comfortable and welcomed. It was a blessing to have him and we will be eternally thankful for been part of wedding.
May 25, 2021
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Daria A.

Wedding Officiant

We are so lucky to have chosen Kevin to perform our wedding ceremony. All of our guests and us loved him! He has a great sense of humor, he is super professional and attentive to details. He made the ceremony go smoothly and was very personal. Would highly recommend Kevin to our friends and anyone who is yet to get married. Thank you Kevin, you made our special day!
May 6, 2021
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Marina K.

Wedding Officiant

Kevin was incredibly pleasant to work with! He responded fast and made sure we had a customized ceremony script. His positive attitude and good vibes made our day even more special. We couldn’t be happier with Kevin’s services :)
Kevin Cook, Wedding Minister's reply
The pleasure was mine, Marina and Carlos. Now I'm eager for a photo or two! THANK YOU!
Aug 4, 2021
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FAQs

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

    I have a standard price which covers my time and travel within 45 minutes of my home in Southern Westchester County NY, the preparation of the personalized ceremony (which can run to numerous hours of emails back-and-forth, plus my creative and writing time), and my expertise and license to marry. If a separate rehearsal is requested (which is getting less and less popular), a separate fee is requested for that.

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

    As said earlier, I try very hard to meet with each prospective couple so they get a good idea of me and I can determine what they are seeking in an officiant. I provide examples of several different types of ceremonies, different levels of formality, etc. and suggest some readings from Holy Scripture or poetry they might consider including. We discuss family background, spiritual/religious interest, and the details of the bridal party, size of family and guest list, etc. I then offer thoughts on the details of the ceremony itself (procession, inclusion of little children, music, sand or red ribbon or other rituals to include, etc.). If our meeting goes well, they hire me:)

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

    I was a teacher and youth minister for several years, then spent decades in church-related public relations work. I'm very comfortable with public speaking, helping to 'shape' ceremonies and rituals. I suppose as wedding trends come and go I'll adapt some for couples as they request them, and enjoy personalizing the traditional ceremony quite well for each couple.

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