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  • 14 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
  • Trenton, NJ 08619


Rev. Jeff was great! He was helpful and considerate in assisting us in preparing our ceremony for our special day. The ceremony was beautiful.

  • 5 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Astoria, NY 11102


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!

Rev Brad



  • 9 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10019


Brad was an absolute pleasure to work with. We all met in person to make sure we were compatible and for him to get basic details (how religious we wanted it to be, how we met, etc). An ordained interfaith minister, he sent us a full script of the ceremony a couple weeks in advance of the wedding. While only a couple tweaks were needed, Brad worked them seamlessly into the ceremony. On the day of, Brad showed up on time and signed the license with us, then did an excellent job officiating the ceremony. He was comfortable and confident, mixing in a little humor, and talking more than anything else about the power of love, which was perfect. We received many comments about what a good job he did. It's not easy to officiate a wedding, but Brad made it look effortless. We'd recommend him without reservation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10040


Working with Andy was awesome! I recommend Andy with 5 stars to conduct your ceremony. After our initial meeting with Andy, he gathered our ideas and sent us a script promptly. Andys expertise combined with our vision made our day memorable for all who attended our special day. After my first conversation with Andy, I knew he was the one because of the comfort and patience I felt from him. Thank you Andy for making the best of our ceremony!

  • 38 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • East Northport, NY 11731


Michael made us feel comfortable from the very first meeting. Aside from our chosen reading he spoke from the the heart and it was a very beautiful ceremony. We would highly recommend him!




  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jamaica, NY 11434

Jenn F.

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I hired Sondra with about 6 days advance notice. We wanted a short, simple service for a small group of friends and family. We had very little expectations for an officiant, but Sondra helped tailor the service to our very alternative needs. She listened to my input, and found the perfect variation of vows and readings for our relationship, on very short notice. The only reason I am not rating Coupling with 5 stars, is because we had to reschedule phone appointments several times. I am very satisfied with the end result, and would recommend her.

  • 31 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10025

Thomas N.

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Dave's demeanor gelled perfectly with our ceremony; my wife and I were both exceedingly happy with how things turned out. David performed a bi-lingual service for us at Keen's restaurant in NY in French & English. Prior to meeting Dave my wife and I Skyped him to go over the specific details and to "e-meet" him. After he forwarded us several marriage templates and allowed us to edit, review and send back to him to recite during the marriage. His professionalism directly contributed to our evening being both special and tranquil. I highly recommend David.

  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Freeport, NY 11520

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.

  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11222


My now-husband and I were very happy with Cindy's services at Happily Ever Blissful. After our venue abruptly closed (reBar in DUMBO), costing us $10,000, we decided to scrap our original wedding plans and have a wedding with just family. My family lives out of state, so we had to find a time when everyone could be there. That time turned out to be a week and a half in the future. I asked around for recommendations and Cindy was one of the first we got. She was quick to respond to my initial e-mail - it was actually faster than I expected - and was always very responsive and quick. Getting the contract signed and paid was very easy (we were able to use Chase QuickPay, which I LOVE). We signed the contract and answered a few questions late Friday and had a draft of the script by early Saturday afternoon. It was amazing. Cindy also took the initiative to set up a meeting with us before finalizing the ceremony script. Normally we would've wanted to meet before signing a contract, but it was such a rush that we just needed to find an officiant. It was a relief that we still got to meet with her before the wedding day and it helped to personalize the ceremony (she made the suggestion of doing a ring warming, which worked well for us). Cindy also speaks Spanish, which was fantastic, because my grandmothers don't speak English. She was incredibly flexible in figuring out which parts to do in both English and Spanish. She also gave us some great inspiration for writing our vows. On the day of the wedding, Cindy was on time, dressed professionally, and did an amazing job. We had a ceremony that was beautiful, personal, and certainly didn't feel like it had been put together as quickly as it was. I've already recommended her to others and will continue to do so. If you need an officiant, look no further!

  • 10 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11213

Marsha F.

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My husband and I had Pam officiate our wedding ceremony. We met with her months prior to our wedding and discussed our desires for our ceremony. We corresponded from time to time up until the wedding day. She was very attentive and wrote our ceremony creatively with love and exactly how we desired. She made the process comfortable and was very reassuring to due to her knowledge on the marriage license process and so forth. She was on time for our ceremony and even stayed overtime due to our wedding scheduling conflicts. She was quite affordable too.We were very pleased with her service and professional conduct.

  • 11 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Richmond Hill, NY 11418


Please note: Since February 2015, I have had an office space at 149 Madison Avenue, NYC (at 32nd Street), too. I will spend part of my week seeing clients in Kew Gardens, Queens, and part of the week seeing clients in NYC. Please state your preference when booking with me if this is a personal visit, rather than a phone reading, which can be carried out in either location. Read my testimonials below, and see the amazingly kind things that people have been saying about my work! Reverend Marion J. Hedger, "The British Psychic," is a board-certified psychic medium, seance conductor, and Reiki master. Rev. Marion, an ordained spiritualist minister and third-generation psychic medium with some 25 years' standing, can trace her roots back to the revolutionary war. She is the great, great, great granddaughter of Lord Frederick North, Prime Minister of England and Chancellor of the Exchequer (under George III) who was responsible for the historical "Boston Tea Party." An experienced, insightful and compassionate psychic, Marion has trained in London but earned her certifications with New York's premier Holistic Studies Institute (HSI) and can count many celebrities among her clientele. She has been seen at numerous high-profile events and celebrity parties such as Donna Karan, The Corcoran Group, Henri Bendel's 5th Avenue store, Light Nightclub's charity events for The Leukemia Society, and the Halloween Charity Ball at Sands Point Castle in Port Washington for the Big Apple Herpetological Society. She has a large and expanding international private practice but still finds time to periodically conduct seances at HSI. In 2004 and 2005, Marion was one of the only 50 psychics who helped open the third and fourth seasons of Court (truTV) TV's psychic detectives show, was the psychic of choice at fall 2007's promotion of Desperate Housewives for ABC TV, and participated in Salem, MA's Festival of the Dead in October 2008, 2009 and 2010. She is legally able to officiate at weddings and funerals and is a founding member of New York City's first spiritualist church: The Spiritualist Church of New York City, which holds regular services in midtown. Also, as a board-certified Reiki master, Rev. Marion is a participant at its healing circle. Also, NYS law means that I have to let everyone know that readings are for entertainment only. I only read for those aged 18 and above. Contact Marion to book your own confidential reading, party or wedding.

  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Teaneck, NJ 07666

Travis N.

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Having NJ Life Events conduct our wedding was the best decision we could have made on our way to the alter. On the first conversation we knew we were in good hands. Her warm and exuberant personality sold my husband and I right away. Reverend Mary Carroll was everything we expected and more. Much much more. She seems just as excited as we were to get married. Reverend Mary Carroll stayed in contact with my husband and I every step of the way. She gathered information about the both of us and turned it into a very heartfelt unique experience. She allowed us input and because of Reverend Mary Carroll we had the best day of our lives. She was professional, compassionate, present and sincere. I would recommend NJ Life Events and Reverend Marry Carroll for any event. Her spirit was great and filled with the anointing. Sincerly, Travis & Gabriel

  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10009

Terry .

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If you’re looking for an officiant who is “on the ball & a quick study” you’re in the right place! As we live in San Francisco, and our wedding was to be held in New York City, our communications and coordination with Reverend Francesca were strictly via email and telephone. From the first contact, Reverend Francesca was open, clear and very helpful in making suggestions while accepting our suggestions with grace, and with the understanding that we wished to have our wedding “our way”. Our first and only meeting was at the wedding itself, and it was flawless! The ceremony and vows were beautiful, and we could not have been more pleased with Rev. Francesca’s services. I have very high standards for everything, and if you do too, I would highly recommend you select Rev. Francesca for your wedding ceremony. You will be happy you did! Best wishes for a happy married life! Terry O. San Francisco, CA December, 2013

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10011


It brings me satisfaction and joy to unite couples in marriage. I am a registered wedding officiant here in NYC. My diverse background has uniquely prepared me for a job as an officiant. I worked as a professional extra on shows, such as The Equalizer and Law and Order, after graduating from New York University's Theater Department in 1979. I've appeared in Off-Broadway and in films as well. My theatrical experience has taught me to feel at ease when speaking in front of large groups. Thus, I'm at ease officiating a wedding with four or 400 guests. I became a reiki practitioner and massage therapist, leaving the acting world behind. The ability to create a relaxing and calm environment was essential, and I've carried that skill with me as a minister. I believe it is my duty to provide couples with a thoroughly stress-free and pleasant wedding day, one that'll be treasured by everyone present, most importantly by the two people who are committing their love to each other.

  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elmwood Park, NJ 07407


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

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jamaica, NY 11435


Pastor RL Ishmael was a wonderful wedding officiant! I could not have asked for anything more. My wedding was on December 21st and he performed with elegance, humor and respect. Prior to my wedding we communicated a couple of times over the phone to discuss details. He broke down all the things I did not know about and was very informative. He also respected my wishes and tailored the ceremony to my husbands and my beliefs. I would absolutely recommend Pastor RL Ishmael to anyone that wants a beautiful wedding. Thank you so much Pastor!

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11229

Jamie L.

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It makes me so happy to know that I got this whole shebang going! When my husband and I were planning our wedding, we knew that we wanted our dear friend, Deb to be a part of our wedding day. I had heard of friends getting ordained to perform wedding ceremonies, but I wasn't sure if hubby would go for it... One day I threw it out there when we were discussing WHO was going to marry us... You see my DH was raised Catholic and I came from Jewish and Protestant parents... This was making the ceremony part hard to figure out... So I suggested we have a friend get ordained to marry us, and at the same moment we both said, "Deb!" We called her on the spot, and once she stopped crying, she said yes! We couldn't have made a better choice! Deb went through the ordaining process and became official! We met together to discuss what we wanted our ceremony to include and within a week we received our whole ceremony planned out! Deb was great! I wanted to change a few words around at one point, but felt bad making changes. I'll never forget her response,"Silly... It's your ceremony, you should have the wording however you like!" Deb took and incorporated my suggestions as to how I wanted the ceremony to flow, put her Deb touch on it, and we couldn't have been happier! I am pleased to report that due to our ceremony, Deb has added in one additional line to her ceremonies... the words "Please be seated!" Our ceremony was so great that no one minded standing through it, but we realized afterwards that since no one had said "Please be seated," everyone stood the whole time! We still laugh about it to this day! I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Deb is an amazing person, a wonderful friend and an oustanding officiant! She brought a warm presence to our ceremony, keeping it very personal and intimate. If you're looking for an officiant who isn't going to put your guests to sleep, who will add personal anecdotes to your ceremony and with whom you will form a life long bond, then Deb is the way to go! I cannot recommend her highly enough! Our ceremony was all I could have asked for and more!




  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10003

Samantha G.

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Rabbi Joni was the perfect choice to co-officate our ceremony! She, along with her co-officiant a catholic priest, really took the time to get to know my now husband and I to help make our ceremony truly special. We met a little more than a handful of times so that the four of us could really create a ceremony that blended our religions and traditions, but most importantly incorporated us. Not only did Rabbi Joni work well with our co-officiant, but she perfectly incorporated all of the traditions we wanted in our ceremony. She really listened to us, understood exactly what we wanted, and understood how we wanted the ceremony to flow. Additionally, during our meetings she made it known that she would not only be there for us on our wedding day but for any questions or major life events we would have down the road. This was something so reassuring to hear, and so amazing to know. On our wedding day Rabbi Joni was a calming presence and kept reminding us how truly special this day was. Additionally, right before our ceremony she asked everyone to step out of the room so that my husband and I could have a few minutes alone. It was something so simple and something that we would have never thought to do but it really allowed us to slow things down and take everything in. This was important because, after all, you do only get one wedding day. I would recommend Rabbi Joni to anyone looking for someone to help create their perfect wedding ceremony, because that is truly what she did for us!

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10039

Urlises R.

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Sheavonne is an Outstanding Wedding Officiant and highly recommended. Our Ceremony got off to a terrible start. Traffic was really bad on a Friday afternoon and everyone who was suppose to be there at 7PM, arrived at 7:30PM. Sheavonne was very professional, ensuring us that she will stay until we were ready, she was patient and diligent. We started our Ceremony at 7:45PM and Sheavonne delivered an amazing performance. She works with you, caters to your needs and most importantly assures that the client is satisfied. I couldn't of have asked for a better wedding officiant. Highly recommend!

  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mcdonough, GA 30253

David F.

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I've had the privilege of knowing David Robertson for several years now. At the time, my fiancée and I met David while he was conducting a wedding ceremony for a very close friend. At this point in our lives, we’ve already been to a dozen ceremonies and we haven't quite seen anything like this one. For a while, we were up in the air on choosing the proper officiant, and most important the right individual for our special day. After seeing the way he conducts himself, his expertise and aptitude, we knew he was the right man for the job. We were immediately drawn to his well-rounded character, passion, sense of humor, and professionalism. To this day, what resonates with me the most is his compassionate personality. David puts so much emphasis and importance into your day. We were so pleased and honored to have an exceptional individual like himself join us in the unification of our lives. Most importantly, my wife suffers from severe anxiety disorder and for a while she was having anxiety and panic attacks. He came to our home to fully prepare us for the ceremony and was able to put my wife’s mind at ease. David shared with us that he has been counseling couples and relationships for several years. He provided ongoing marriage counseling to prepare us for our wedding. Like I said earlier, David was able to relax my wife through the stressful planning. Believe me, wedding planning can make you want to call it off. David genuinely knows his stuff. He came to our house, so well prepared, that afterwards, my wife couldn’t stop talking about how happy and comfortable she was with our decision to have him conduct our ceremony. I have to say, he went out of his way to make our day absolutely perfect. You won’t find many individuals out there like this one. We were so pleased, and I can’t thank David enough for his counseling expertise and for a job well done!

  • 11 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10036

Lwane S.

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Hollis was amazing! We actually didn't confirm a time and place until a few days prior, and he was extremely accommodating and available. Once we arrived, our photographers were so eager to start, they caused Hollis to have to wait for at least an extra 45mins before we could begin, so they could take some photos prior to the vows. Hollis' demeanor is extremely calming, and perfect for "wedding nervousness". He has the type of personality that can easily vibe with all walks of life and maintain an aire of positivity through any uncomfortable moments. We truly appreciated having him there, and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in New York City!

  • New York, NY 10280


They say the heart of any wedding is the ceremony. If that is the case, than Reverend Lou and Reverend Britt (who performed our ceremony) made it beat loud enough for all NYC to hear! Together they brought kindness, soul, laughter, spirituality, professionalism, intimacy and joy to our exchange of vows. For my husband and I, standing in front of our loved ones on an outside terrace, they eloquently infused our love story and strong love for one another, into a ceremony that felt uniquely ours. Guests afterwards shared comments like: "I've been to tons of weddings and have gotten married but this is the best ceremony I have ever attended"; "It was so beautiful I couldn't stop crying (that was from our photographer!)"; and our favorite- "Your minister captured your love for each other like a fairy tale and made us all share in the magic of your marriage." Reverend Lou and Reverend Britt, thank you from the bottom of our newlywed hearts. You both are true gifts from God. We are truly grateful we chose you to officiate our wedding. To all our fellow bride & grooms/ bride & brides/ groom & grooms, reading this message- if you both desire a bespoke ceremony crafted in the image of your unique love story, if you want the heart of your wedding to beat loudly- you search has ended with Minister Lou and Minister Britt. Best of luck and lots of love to all, Scott & Mario

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10010

Jeffrey J.

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Patricia is always prompt and gets through the notary process very quickly and efficiently. We are a very frequent customer and have always found her work to be excellent. In many cases, she has come to our office with very little notice. I would highly recommend her to others.

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Flushing, NY 11367

Alexandra H.

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My wedding was on June 28, 2014. Judy was amazing she went through the whole ceremony process with us, she helped so much at the rehearsal. During the big day while I was being pulled all kinds of directions by everyone Judy got there early and was there to help out and answer any questions guests had as they arrived. I highly recommend Judy to ANYONE looking for a professional, caring, and experience person to officate their ceremony. Thank you so much Judy!

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10018

Gissele C.

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I was married to my husband by Gary Maffei on 12/13/14, we had a fantastic experience with Gary, he was available to us since the very beginning and was very helpful with giving us great tips on how to save money on our wedding and giving us suggestions on beautiful details for our ceremony. He was on-point with every detail and he let us plan our ceremony just how we wanted it without any kind of restrictions, including the religious aspect of the ceremony. In addition, he was available to us for a rehearsal at no extra cost which helped the entire bridal party to know what to expect. Gary really made sure that our special day was truly our special day and answered all of our questions, doubts and concerns. On the day of our ceremony, he was there to see us from very early and made sure we were fine and if we had any last minute concerns. The ceremony turned out beautiful, everything went according to plan and all of our guests were delighted with our ceremony. If I had to marry my husband all over again, I would not have any doubt in choosing Gary Maffei as our officiant. He truly did a phenomenal job from start to finish and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an officiant to marry them.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hartsdale, NY 10530

Misha M.

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Lessett did an amazing job officiating my ceremony. I was very pleased with the outcome. The ceremony was very personalized, as she took the time to get to know my husband and I. My guest as well were very pleased and informed me that when they get married they would love to use Lessett. If your looking for a someone to officiate your ceremony to your liking, I highly recommend Lessett Marrero.

  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11209

Yesica I.

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We hired mr. camilo for a wedding ceremony he was afordable and did a great job we were very pleased... and very easy to contact him

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11228


Rev. Francesca Fortunato, M.S. (Celebration Ceremonies) is an ordained interfaith minister and licensed marriage officiant in New York City, with ten years' experience officiating the following: * weddings * baby blessings * funerals/memorials * house/business blessings * other life cycle ceremonies As a graduate of The New Seminary For Interfaith Studies (the world's oldest interfaith seminary) and the American Institute of Holistic Theology, Rev. Francesca has received a diverse education in the world's major faith traditions as well as pastoral ministry. Rev. Francesca is a native New Yorker who (like many other life-long city dwellers) is a non-driver. Because she travels only by public transportation, the majority of her weddings and other ceremonies are performed within the five boroughs of New York City.Whether your ceremony style is any of the following, Rev. Francesca can create and perform a ceremony that meets your needs: * Christian * Jewish * "SBNR" (Spiritual but Not Religious) Metaphysical/New Age * any combination of religious/spiritual traditions As a licensed civil officiant, Rev. Francesca is also willing and able to perform civil ceremonies. Whatever your special dream for your ceremony might be, Rev. Francesca Fortunato will make it come true!

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