Personalized Wedding Ceremonies by Reverend Bill

Patchogue, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I do my homework to enable me to learn all that I can so that when I write your ceremony, I am writing it FOR YOU!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I get to meet people around one of the happiest events in their lives.

Location

Patchogue, NY 11772

Background check

Complete

Years in business

7

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

125

Reviews

50 Reviews
  • Tiffany M. Jun 12, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Reverend Bill was phenomenal!
  • Jessica S. May 21, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Reverend Bill was one of our favorite vendors at our wedding. He was always so accommodating, flexible, kind, professional and thoughtful. He performed our wedding ceremony beyond even the highest expectations. As soon as the ceremony was over my husband and I could not get over how personalized our ceremony was. You will definitely not be getting a cookie cutter speech from him and our guests loved how much the ceremony reflected every bit of us. Do not pass up the chance to work with Bill. He's amazing!
  • Larina P. Apr 16, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Left our guest laughing! Let our guests know us as a couple!
    Overall, Bill did a great job and gave the guest a glimpse of who we are as a couple. Many even asked where we found Bill and were surprised when they found out he was a internet find and a "rent a reverend" who just met us a few months before. Bill asked our close friends and us enough questions and met with us enough to understand our sense of humor and the overall tone we were looking for in the ceremony. Bill set the tone for what was an absolutely fun filled wedding!
  • James W. Apr 10, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review Updated
    Wonderful Job!
    Rev. Bill did a great job from start to finish. He was a true pro and great to deal with. He made a special day even better by making it personalized to our story.
  • Verified Review Original
    Wonderful Job!
    Rev. Bill did a great job from start to finish. He was a true pro and great to deal with. He made a special day even better by making it personalized to our story.
  • Min R. Feb 21, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Surprise Wedding
    Reverend Bill was amazing!!! We had a surprise wedding at the baby shower. His personal touches made everything complete. All of my guests loved him! He was funny and caring and just perfect for us. He was also prompt and professional. I think he was just as excited as we were to pull this off!! I cannot give enough thanks to him. He even included a Hawaiian ring blessing ceremony which was beautiful. I will never forget that day and all the ways he made it so special for us. Thank you so much Bill!!!!!!
  • Mollie M. Oct 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Just married by Reverend Bill 10/15/16
    Where do we begin?? From the first conversation, Reverend Bill was he one god us!! He responded to our inquiries in a short amount of time and met with us within a week of that. He was incredibly polite, soft spoken and pleasant to work with! All of our guests were so impressed by him and the ceremony. I would recommend Reverend Bill to everyone!!!
  • Dina T. Oct 16, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill will be there for you, even through Hurricanes!!
    Reverend Bill was our officiant for our wedding. From the moment we spoke, up until the day of our wedding, Bill was there for us and was amazing. Reverend Bill really takes his time to work and get to know you. He is available to answer any questions, to help plan your perfect ceremony and to talk with friends and family to make your ceremony special for everyone. From the time I was a little girl all I ever said was that I wanted a beach wedding. I was determined to make it happen no matter what and Bill was right there to support us! Especially a week before the wedding when the weather men were predicting hurricane Matthew bringing intense wind and rain. It was at that moment that I knew I could call Bill to help calm myself down. He was wonderful, he really helped calm me down. Reverend Bill told me that he would preform the ceremony on the beach regardless, he informed me that he would prepare two ceremonies, the original and a short version, he assured me that I will have the day I always dreamed of. Throughout the week he helped keep me updated on the constant changes in the weather and reminded me not to stress. He was so helpful and I knew I could not have asked for a better officiant. I was so thankful to have someone support me and show me that they cared about my wedding day as much as I did. And let me you when it came down to standing on the beach in the intense rain and wind Reverend Bill was there with us, with a smile on his face to help me and my guest have the most incredible, memorable day of our lives. I really could not ask for a better officiant or be more thankful. He helped make my wedding day the best day of my life!!
  • Amy P. Sep 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Look no further than Reverend Bill
    Reverend Bill is a warm, wonderful man, and we knew immediately upon meeting him that he was the right officiant for our wedding. He was helpful, professional, and sincerely wanted to make our wedding day special. Well, he surpassed special... it was magical!
  • Jasmine D. Sep 6, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Thank you, Reverend Bill!
    Reverend Bill wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. We are so happy we chose him. We met once and felt great about him compared to the other officiants we met. We could tell he was genuine and right for us. We opted not to do a rehearsal and it wasnt necessary. Reverend Bill came to our wedding early, eased my dads worries and went through different steps with us. Anyone who has Reverend Bill as their officiant is very lucky. Thank you, Reverend Bill!
  • Dierdre D. Aug 26, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    He did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was sweet and kind. And we loved the fact that he personalized the ceremony. We highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed.
  • Kimberly B. Aug 25, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill was outstanding! We are both so happy that we chose him. Communication throughout the whole process was great, and included emails and an in-person meeting so Reverend Bill could get to know us and we can share our stories. He took everything we said and created such a beautiful wedding ceremony and vows. He had our family and friends, and us, laughing and also bringing tears to our eyes. I would say that's a job well done! We couldn't recommend Reverend Bill more highly. Thank you for a wonderful ceremony.
  • Cathy B. Aug 6, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Rev Bill was great,could not have ask for a more wonderful ceremony...He was professional and was very in tune to us as people.The ceremony was amazing and what Rev Bill said was so beautiful.
  • Robert I. Jul 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Reverend Bill knocked it out of the ballpark using everything we forwarded to him to make the ceremony very personal. He is amazing, caring and very sensitive to an anxious bride. He is definitely the officiant to use if you want an awesome ceremony!!!!!
  • El F. Jul 1, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Reverend Bill was awesome. Everyone who attended our wedding told my husband and I what a wonderful ceremony we had. I highly recommend Rev. Bill
  • Danielle V. Jun 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Bill is a very nice guy. From the moment we met with him early on in the planning process through the day of he was very personable and easy to communicate with. He attended our rehearsal dinner in my in-law's backyard at no extra charge. He was professional and punctual. About a month before the ceremony (we had been in contact about other things throughout the year of planning) Bill contacted us to have us answer some questions about how we met, why we love one another, etc. and to provide the email addresses of two people who could also give him a picture of who we are as a couple. I loved this idea when initially presented to us at our first meeting. I was, however, slightly underwhelmed with how Rev. Bill took our and our family members' responses and incorporated them into our ceremony. We felt that it sounded clear to our guests that the words he was saying( (often verbatim from what we provided him) were straight from our mouths. I guess I would have liked him to have taken our words and made it into more of a story in his own words rather than a list or timeline of our relationship. We also were surprised that Rev. Bill was not as fluent and articulate during the ceremony as he had been in previous encounters. Overall, he was a great guy and the guests loved the ceremony he provided so I'm sure we were the only two to really analyze these details. Another bonus is that he is very reasonably priced in comparison to other officiants.
  • Emma S. May 31, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Was more than I can ask for. Both me and my husband now cried throughout the ceremony when he use our story within. Everyone love it. So happy to be married!
  • Naja H. May 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    We were so fortunate to have Bill be our wedding officiant. My wife and I planned a small backyard wedding for mid June with high hopes for great weather. Our small 30 or so affair quickly grew to over 70 people including guests traveling from South Carolina and Florida the day of. Bill was amazing. The first time we met him we were convinced. He is a kind, passionate, funny man. He gave us several options and ideas for vows, different ceremony choices, and ways to bring it all together. He is very easy to talk to and very helpful. Our family and friends enjoyed telling him stories of our love to be heard as part of the ceremony. He plans only one event per day so that there is no interference with events which worked out for us due to a hair n make up malfunction which left ours guests waiting 2 hours for the brides to be. I highly recommend Bill for your special day. On a scale of 1 -10 he is 100! ♡ Naja and Amanda Schulz 6/14
  • Shana V. May 3, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    So happy that I hired Rev. Bill to perform my wedding ceremony.. I couldn't have asked for a nicer ceremony.. and he has a great sense of humor that made my ceremony even better lol
  • Nick G. Feb 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Sylvia Z. Dec 7, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Olivia M. Oct 19, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill officiated my wedding Ceremony on 10/17/2015. We had a secular ceremony with a knot-tying ceremony. Bill was great! The ceremony was exactly what I had envisioned, funny, sweet and personal. We got comments all night about how beautiful it was.
  • Heidi G. Oct 15, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We couldn't have been more happy with Reverend Bill officiating our wedding ceremony. He is a very sweet, genuine, kind person who really listens to what you want, and he was happy to tailor what he does to fit our particular tastes. In addition to being very competent, he was overall just a very pleasant person to be around, and we were very happy to have him be part of our wedding day. I highly recommend him.
  • Erica P. Oct 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Wonderful !!!!! Truly just how we wanted everything to be
  • Christina L. Oct 7, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill officiated our wedding in september. My husband and I could not be pleased more. He gave one of the most personalized wedding cerimonies I have ever heard. We are truly blessed that we found him.
  • Nicoll P. Sep 29, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Bill developed and performed our ceremony as if he had know us all of our lives. He married us twice, once in a private ceremony and then in front of all of our friends and family. He did it with love and humor at the same time conveying the seriousness of the love and commitment set forth. Amazing job! Thank you Bill!
  • Kendell M. Sep 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Great service Reverend Bill provided my wife and I. He was understanding of what and how we thought our ceremony should be. He also walked us through what we needed to do prior to the wedding. The ceremony was very good, he took a lot of personal information and adapted it to fit the occasion.
  • Jean M. Sep 7, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Rev. Bill made our day really special!! We were very satisfied!!
  • Jennifer M. Sep 1, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We could not be happier with having Reverend Bill perform our wedding ceremony. It was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. He went above and beyond for us. He is reliable, professional and we could not be happier. Our family and friends continue to rave about how touching and beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you for giving us a beautiful wedding memory that we will forever hold close to our hearts.
  • Ana A. Aug 3, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    As a wedding planner I highly recommend Reverend Bill for a wedding ceremony that truly reflects your love story.
  • Mark J. Jul 26, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Anne T. Jul 18, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Bill did an amazing job. We feel very grateful. He was well prepared, professional, gentle, and warm. He arrived one hour early before the wedding. The ceremony went smoothly. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted and what we had communicated with Bill before. The ceremony include devery element we wished to include. We are very happy to have Bill as our wedding officiant. He was perfect! We highly recommend Bill. He is just amazing! Thank you Bill! Thank you so much.
  • Lillian B. Jul 16, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Just the initial meet and greet was wonderful, so the ceremony has to be great
  • Allan S. Jun 25, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We couldn't recommend Rev.Bill more! He was very personally committed to making our ceremony unique to us and counseled us through the planning process and selection of material for the ceremony. It was definitely the best wedding I've ever been to :D and Reverend Bill was a huge reason why. I wouldn't change a single thing!
  • Derek P. Jun 3, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Rev Bill deserves 6 stars. Amazing! I can't believe the attention to detail. He met with us on several occasions including the wedding rehearsal. He interviewed both myself and my wife. He also interviewed several friends and family members. He incorporated the stories from the interviews into the ceremony. We are also very glad we took his suggestion to do a “Sand Ceremony” (a joining of both of our children). Countless guests told us that our wedding ceremony was by far the BEST they had every attended. Feel free to ask Rev. Bill for our contact information (Derek & Donna) if you’d like more details on our incredible ceremony.
  • Jennifer B. May 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill was amazing! He made time for us when I had multiple questions and also he made our ceremony so personal and heart felt it was a combination of tear jerking and funny! I would definitely recommend Mr. Bill Schuloff! 😄
  • Michael Z. Mar 25, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill was outstanding, from the first time meeting to every moment meeting him either on the phone, email or in person he made everything personal and tailored exactly to what we wanted. He made our wedding that much better and a big thank you to him on our wedding day.
  • Michael +. Feb 22, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Gave us exactly what we were looking for. Personalized to fit us, not just a generic ceremony. We got a lot of compliments on our ceremony from guests. He even wore a green shirt in honor of us being huge jets fans. Would definitely recommend Rev. Bill!
  • Kimberly S. Nov 16, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill did a great job officiating our wedding. He was very professional and accommodating. We weren't really sure what we wanted, but he helped us figure that out, and personalized our ceremony to our individual story, which was really nice. He even helped us with the groom's tie, and was super nice about my delayed entrance due to a last minute ironing crisis. :)
  • Susan O. Sep 21, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Bill was so amazing. He really took the time to get to know us and made a very personalized beautiful ceremony for us. All night at our wedding guests were telling my husband and myself how wonderful the ceremony was. What a wonderful experience!!!
  • Thamare W. Sep 7, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    My fiancee and I chose reverend Bill to officiate our wedding. We were very skeptical about choosing someone over the internet but figured we'd give it a try. Our first meeting was thru Skype and from them we were very comfortable. He did a marvelous job, he had an impeccable sense of humor. It was EVERYTHING we ever imagined. I would definitely recommend him to my friends. Thank you for being a very great part of our day! Blessings, Thamare and Christol.
  • Ryan C. Sep 2, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Extremely personable and made our special day come together. He definitely put forth the effort to make our ceremony memorable. Rev Bill is someone I would highly recommend. Price was very reasonable and he also tailored our ceremony to fit us.
  • Dina R. Aug 31, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    I absolutely loved the way Bill wrote my weddings readings. Out was exactly what I wanted and more!! I wish there were more than five stars, because he definitely deserves it. If you choose him for your wedding day, you will not regret it!!
  • Sari K. Aug 3, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Jessica S. Jul 28, 2014
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  • Charlene S. Jun 30, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    The first time we met Rev. Bill we knew he was perfect for our wedding. Rev. Bill did an outstanding job at creating personalized vows that were unforgetable. Dave and I continue to talk about his funny and professional character he did so effordless. We are pleased to have had him as our Reverend. Thanks for making our wedding day one to remember for a life time.
  • Lauren C. Jun 22, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Bill was wonderful. He personalized out ceremony which made it memorable. I would highly recommend him.
  • Rosemarie I. May 4, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    My husband I got married on the beach 5-4-14 and we had some issues with late family member and he work with us n very patient we loved the ceremony and he did an amazing job I highly recommend you use him if your getting married such a sweet man thnks so much Bill we are so happy we had you do our wedding
  • Lindsay K. Apr 17, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Bill is such a nice man,just from reading his profile and meeting with him one time I knew I wanted him to marry myself and fiance! June 8th 2014!
  • Jennifer T. Apr 6, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    We had a wonderful meeting with reverend bill. He is very personable and professional. We walked away from our meeting knowing we made a great choice picking him to perform our ceremony. Would recommend to everyone!
  • Barbara Z. Mar 4, 2014
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Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I try to meet with them in a mutually convenient location, put them at ease, and make them understand that my happiness is their happiness.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I believe that everything that I have done in my life has given me the make-up to do what I do.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Nothing that is quite standard, too many variables. However, everything is negotiable.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was asked to perform my nephew's wedding. I never stopped.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All types of couples. All ages, backgrounds and beliefs. Clients who wanted to decide on every detail, couples who wanted me to decide for them. I love the variety and the unique challenge of working on making them all happy.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am very proud to have been able to fulfill a. Bride's dream and perform a beach wedding. - with the remnants of a hurricane pounding the beach.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Do your homework. It's a big day. You are going to spend a lot of time on what you wear, what your guests eat and drink, what music will be played, how your flowers and decorations will look. Why just draw an offician out of a hat, or go with the lowest price?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
In this field, asking questions about reliability and professionalism are appropriate. Clients should be prepared when I ask them "Whose wedding is this? Of course, the right answer is that it is their day and although others may recommend, the bride and groom are the final authorities.