Kendall, The Officiant
Kendall, The Officiant

Kendall, The Officiant

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Introduction: Providing Simplified Ceremonies at a discounted rate. Message to inquire. As of 25-Jun-2021, Virtual ceremonies are no longer valid in NYS. Since 2013, I've enjoyed the privilege of bringing couples together in matrimony as their devoted and supportive officiant. In that time, I've learned to place all of my energy towards making the process as simple, comfortable, and fulfilling as possible for every couple I have encountered, allowing each couple the freedom to focus on the rest of their day knowing their officiant has the ceremony in hand. I specialize in a warm, but not overtly drawn out, highly personalized ceremony in which I draw directly from the couple's experiences with each other and desires for their future to ensure that their chosen audience, even if it is just their one witness, understands what lead them to this day. With personalization, I am also prepared to fill the needs of those who simply require a ceremony and don't want the frills involved with a more in-depth ceremony. Whether you want a serious affair, something more light-hearted, or a quick but thoughtful ceremony because you've already said everything that matters to each other; Kendall Franklin is here to fulfill your needs. Kendall Franklin Wedding Officiant

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

45 reviews


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Daniel L.

Wedding Officiant

My wife and I wanted to make sure to share our appreciation for Kendall who was a perfect for our elopement ceremony. Like many others, covid and the quarantine put a damper on our wedding plans, but we decided not to let it rain on our parade and put together a small ceremony with close friends and family. I spent quite some time combing through reviews and stumbled upon Kendall. The feedback everyone gave him seemed to be on par with what we were looking for in an officiant ourselves. (Friendly, humorous, engaging, not overtly religious..) I decided to contact Kendall to see if his personality truly matched his reviews. I was not disappointed! From the beginning Kendall was extremely professional outlining all the setup steps clearly and asking us questions about our relationship. Little did we know how attentive Kendall was to our story and how thoughtful he was to all of our milestones. Both my wife and I knew he would be a great addition to our ceremony. On the day of our wedding, Kendall arrived on time and ready to go! He had a friendly demeanor and some of my attendees even thought he might be a friend of ours! When it came time for the ceremony, I was surprised at just how many details Kendall had captured. It was as if he had known us for years. His words were modern, completely relatable, funny and insightful and he made our story truly heart warming. We were beyond happy with our choice and I would recommend Kendall in a heartbeat. We can't thank him enough for making our wedding so memorable and for fulfilling all his promises to us. We know you'll appreciate his service just as much as we did!
May 26, 2021
Winston M.

Wedding Officiant

What can I say? Kendall was amazing!!! He communicated really quick which we appreciated and his attention to detail was spot on. He did a really great job as our officiant and we couldn’t be anymore pleased. My wife and I really enjoyed how he put it altogether. It almost felt like Kendall was a part of our family which was great. Going forward , if anyone I know is looking for an wedding officiant, I will definitely recommend Kendall Franklin!!
May 26, 2021
Trisha T.

Wedding Officiant

I first spoke to Kendall at the pre-beginning of quarantine about being our officiant at our wedding. He was responsive and reasonably priced. We sat down so he could get to know us, asked us questions so that on our special day, the ceremony would be catered and not generic. Unfortunately our wedding was supposed to be April 12th, but we were in full quarantine so we had to postpone. We decided however that we would just move on with a simple wedding for now then do it big at a later point. Kendall informed us of everything we needed and the process, and helped us find a perfect spot to marry us. It was very last minuted, but he made it work! I would recommend Kendall as an officiant to anyone, as he is reasonable, understanding snd works with you! We still want him for our big day!
May 23, 2021
Shanice T.

Wedding Officiant

We enjoyed working with Kendall as our wedding officiant. He was very responsive and was available throughout the entire process. The ceremony he wrote was personalized to our story and added a nice touch to the wedding. We would definitely recommend Kendall for your wedding.
Apr 2, 2021
Ayanna I.

Wedding Officiant

I really appreciated the ceremony done by Kendall. It was heartfelt and he really took the time to understand the dynamics of us a couple in our initial zoom meeting. I think it’s important to take the time to process details about the couple while writing a script that works for the couple. Kendall was attentive, professional and available for any questions/ideas. His feedback was very helpful. Our ceremony was spiritual as we requested and really had a good grasp of our journey as a couple. I highly recommend Kendall if you’re looking for a wedding officiant for your special day.
Feb 7, 2021
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Kendall Franklin


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

    With a base charge of $300.00, my aim is to be affordable but fair for the level of service I provide. The ceremony I give tends to be highly personalized and I give a great deal of time to the couples I work with. I don't charge transportation costs for ceremonies taking place in The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, or Brooklyn, but will charge a cost commensurate to the cost of my travel outside of those boroughs. I am willing to discuss discounts for couples that may want less than others or those that are experiencing financial hardship. Please inquire for particular details.

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

    I am all about making your wedding about you. The standard ceremony starts with a brief discussion of what the couple is looking for in their ceremony and an honest discussion about the cost and whether I can meet that need so that there are no surprises later. Afterwards, I set a meeting, either in-person or virtually, to get to know the couple and their journey towards marriage, in which I attempt to get as in-depth as possible in my questioning to ensure that no stone is left unturned in their story. I then offer each couple the opportunity to reach out with any questions or ideas about rituals to include, prayers, vows, guest involvement, or statements they'd like me to make and build their ceremony. Script examples are available upon request.

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

    I have been actively performing marriage ceremonies since 2013 with positive reviews. I am known to be a strong listener and interpreter and highly empathetic. I also have experience troubleshooting with the clerk's offices of several counties within the states of New York and New Jersey to ensure that the couples marriages are processed and actualized.

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