|Sunday||12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Monday||12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Tuesday||12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Wednesday||12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Thursday||12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
Joseph K., DD - Wedding Officiant & Public Speaker
About this pro
11 years in business
211 hires on Thumbtack
Great experience! Extremely nice!Oct 8, 2018VerifiedJoseph K.'s reply
Joseph was great to work with from the very beginning. We had a very short timeline & the possibility of getting married was iffy until less than a week before the date, but he worked with us thru it all. The date was even New Years Eve! Hard to find someone willing to commit to that last minute date. But it all worked out & he performed an amazing ceremony complete with a frock outfit that fit very well with our NYE theme. We highly recommend his services for any ceremony!!Jan 2, 2018Verified
He was amazing. Very friendly. He made my wife laugh while reading vows because she was crying. He has a great personality and very professional. My wife ran a little late and he was very understanding. Thank you very much Joseph for making out day perfect.Jul 26, 2017Verified
Working with Joe exceeded expectations!! I appreciated how personable he was about every aspect of the ceremony. He's knowledgeable of the marital laws in my state, took the time to explain them to me and how his credentials were aligned with those laws. I presented with choices for the flow of the ceremony. Though he is a Rabbi, he was gracious enough to perform a Non Denominational ceremony for us. On the fun side of things, Joe was kind enough to wear purple to match our ceremony! He performed the ceremony in a lighthearted and charismatic fashion that completed our special day. Thank you for making our event a memorable one. Love and Blessings to you, Joe!!!Jun 23, 2017Verified
He was amazing!!! He dressed as a Jedi Knight, as we requested. After asking a few simple questions about our beliefs and background, he came up with a very detailed and perfect sermon that required barely any adjustment. It could not have gone any better! He even added a well-known excerpt from The Princess Bride and spoke with a speech impediment just like in the movie, with our permission. Joseph really made our Nerd Glam wedding incredibly memorable!!! Also, he was very prompt with mailing in our marriage license for processing. Our certificate was in our mailbox in a week!Apr 24, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I usually ask 50 cents a mile each way (so $1 per mile one way), plus the thumbtack fee ($5 to $20 for weddings as thumbtack changed their policies, $15-$30 for motivational speaking, etc) plus a fee for the ceremony, which depends on many factors. My average fee with traveling is $150 to $350 for a civil or non-denomational wedding, and $250 to $950 for a Jewish wedding. I always offer to beat any other price quoted, even if my expenses aren't met. I do not charge for local weddings in my own town, but do accept any gift offered, which is usually between $40 to $150. I have done and will do free weddings if the couple comes to my home or office, or if I happen to be in the area. I usually do not do weddings on Friday evenings or Saturdays, but I can do so if there is lodging within walking distance, and i am able to sign paperwork before or after the sabbath. Generally, prices for Saturday weddings start at $500. I do not ask for a deposit, but if you mark me as hired and cancel within less than a month, there is a cancelation fee - usually $100, especially for a weekend ceremony. If it is less than a week, the cancellation fee is $175. In general, a wedding on a Sunday starts at $175, but could be lower if it is last minute and local. If you are further away (for example, in the Philadelphia area, Finger Lakes area, Harrisburg area, etc.) the price is $250 to $275 usually. Weekdays near NYC tend to start at $120 to $150, but could go lower, especially if it fits in my schedule. I do not answer email, text, or phone from sundown Friday night until about 105 minutes after sundown Saturday nights, nor major Jewish holidays. Cancellations made during that period are subject to full cost cancellation fees. Marking me as hired, and/or giving me the time, place, and date of your wedding creates a contract between us. While i do not require deposits, i do request cancellation fees, particularly for Sunday weddings, especially if cancellation is made less than 72 hours before the scheduled time for wedding, unless we reschedule for a new time or date.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Hopefully, I only do one wedding with you, but I can also do other services such as baptisms, baby blessings, funerals, memorials, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other services. I will send you some sample ceremonies and you can pick what you like, or add or subtract anything you like. I just basically need the address of the venue and a number to reach you in case I get lost. I do not require a deposit. I only perform weddings which are allowed by הלכה.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am an ordained rabbi and I have a BA degree. I also work as a chaplain, and I serve a regularly established congregation, as is required by Pennsylvania law to perform all weddings. I am registered to perform weddings in NYC and Virginia, and am legally eligible to perform weddings which do not require registration or congregational affiliation for clergy, such as NJ, CT, MD, and most states.