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A Band of Gold

Worcester , MA

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Worcester, MA US

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Kyote
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Our original officiant was Robert DeMarco of A Band of Gold. He and his mother are both JP's and after interviewing him, we decided to book him early this year. Unfortunately, when we went to touch base with him about 6 weeks before the wedding, we found out that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer two weeks prior and understandably had forgotten to call us. However, his mother, Beverly DeMarco stepped in and took over all the events that he had contracted with.
Let me tell you, she is an absolutely wonderful and amazing lady. Pete and I met with her at her house, she welcomed us and made us feel right at home. After 10 minutes, we felt like we had known her forever, and like she was family. She even tried to feed us!! LOL
She went over everything and showed us what she read, and made sure we were satisfied with everything. She allowed us to tweak a few things here and there and loved the extra vows we wrote for each other. ( we're funny folks so we are told and our vows reflected that).
On our wedding day we insisted she stay and have dinner with our families...which she did. All in all, if you are looking for a warm, genuine person to give you a very non-denominational, non-religion spouting service, she is for you!! :o)

ps: I cannot imagine her being the way the other reviewer wrote; the only thing I can think of that might have been the reason for her alleged actions would be her stress level being through the roof as Robert had just been diagnosed and given 3 months to live. That would be a bit stressful for any parent I'm sure, especially since he is her only child as well. He is putting up a fight, but it sadly the outcome will not change. Please don't hold it against her...we really did have a great time with her and absolutely recommend her.
Our original officiant was Robert DeMarco of A Band of Gold. He and his mother are both JP's and after interviewing him, Read more...
Our original officiant was Robert DeMarco of A Band of Gold. He and his mother are both JP's and after interviewing him, we decided to book him early this year. Unfortunately, when we went to touch base with him about 6 weeks before the wedding, we found out that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer two weeks prior and understandably had forgotten to call us. However, his mother, Beverly DeMarco stepped in and took over all the events that he had contracted with.
Let me tell you, she is an absolutely wonderful and amazing lady. Pete and I met with her at her house, she welcomed us and made us feel right at home. After 10 minutes, we felt like we had known her forever, and like she was family. She even tried to feed us!! LOL
She went over everything and showed us what she read, and made sure we were satisfied with everything. She allowed us to tweak a few things here and there and loved the extra vows we wrote for each other. ( we're funny folks so we are told and our vows reflected that).
On our wedding day we insisted she stay and have dinner with our families...which she did. All in all, if you are looking for a warm, genuine person to give you a very non-denominational, non-religion spouting service, she is for you!! :o)

ps: I cannot imagine her being the way the other reviewer wrote; the only thing I can think of that might have been the reason for her alleged actions would be her stress level being through the roof as Robert had just been diagnosed and given 3 months to live. That would be a bit stressful for any parent I'm sure, especially since he is her only child as well. He is putting up a fight, but it sadly the outcome will not change. Please don't hold it against her...we really did have a great time with her and absolutely recommend her. Read less
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MShultz
Wedding:
9/6/2008
0.0/5.0
I had Beverly Demarco as my JP for my wedding. I had actually booked with Robert Demarco but received a call from Beverly 2 months before my wedding day to say that he was ill and would not be able to perform the wedding. She told me that she was also a JP and would perform the wedding in his place. On the night of the rehearsal she arrived before everyone else and when my husband arrived (@5:50 for a 6:00 rehearsal) she was leaving because we werent there yet! If he had been a minute later she would have been gone?! Throughout the rehearsal she did nothing but complain. She was rude, bossy, demanding and just plain mean! She would not take our suggestions on anything and demanded we do it her way. She left at 6:30!! We werent finished but she left!! We had to reconfigure the whole thing after she left to make it the way that we wanted. On the wedding day my husband, his best man, and the JP were told to wait in a room off to the side until my husband got the signal to come out. When he got the signal to come out she wouldnt let him go, saying he had to wait til they actually came and got them. Needless to say he barely made it to the alter before I walked down! What was said during the ceremony was great, dont get me wrong but when its in a book and you just have to read it out loud its not that hard. During the ceremony we were not allowed to really face eachother. She made us turn out so that she could be seen and the people at our wedding could look directly at each of us. I was marrying him not people attending and i wanted to look at him! At one point she actually slapped my husbands hand so he would not do something! Well after the ceremony was over she almost immediately was asking for her money. The price agreed on was supposed to be $50 for the rehearsal and $75 for the actual day of for a total of $125. Well when it came down to it she said she wanted $200 plus whatever we wanted to tip her! When questioned why it was being changed she said that we had agreed on that price with Robert (even though she and I had discussed it on the phone the first time we spoke) and that he had a brain tumor and had no clue what he was talking about! My husband was disgusted with the fact that she would use her sons tumor as a reason to get more money that he threw the money at her and told her to get out. Well I guess what Im trying to tell you is DONT USE THIS SERVICE!!!!!
I had Beverly Demarco as my JP for my wedding. I had actually booked with Robert Demarco but received a call from Beverly Read more...
I had Beverly Demarco as my JP for my wedding. I had actually booked with Robert Demarco but received a call from Beverly 2 months before my wedding day to say that he was ill and would not be able to perform the wedding. She told me that she was also a JP and would perform the wedding in his place. On the night of the rehearsal she arrived before everyone else and when my husband arrived (@5:50 for a 6:00 rehearsal) she was leaving because we werent there yet! If he had been a minute later she would have been gone?! Throughout the rehearsal she did nothing but complain. She was rude, bossy, demanding and just plain mean! She would not take our suggestions on anything and demanded we do it her way. She left at 6:30!! We werent finished but she left!! We had to reconfigure the whole thing after she left to make it the way that we wanted. On the wedding day my husband, his best man, and the JP were told to wait in a room off to the side until my husband got the signal to come out. When he got the signal to come out she wouldnt let him go, saying he had to wait til they actually came and got them. Needless to say he barely made it to the alter before I walked down! What was said during the ceremony was great, dont get me wrong but when its in a book and you just have to read it out loud its not that hard. During the ceremony we were not allowed to really face eachother. She made us turn out so that she could be seen and the people at our wedding could look directly at each of us. I was marrying him not people attending and i wanted to look at him! At one point she actually slapped my husbands hand so he would not do something! Well after the ceremony was over she almost immediately was asking for her money. The price agreed on was supposed to be $50 for the rehearsal and $75 for the actual day of for a total of $125. Well when it came down to it she said she wanted $200 plus whatever we wanted to tip her! When questioned why it was being changed she said that we had agreed on that price with Robert (even though she and I had discussed it on the phone the first time we spoke) and that he had a brain tumor and had no clue what he was talking about! My husband was disgusted with the fact that she would use her sons tumor as a reason to get more money that he threw the money at her and told her to get out. Well I guess what Im trying to tell you is DONT USE THIS SERVICE!!!!! Read less
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