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KISS THE BRIDE - Bilingual Wedding Officiant

San Francisco , CA
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LOCATION

3734 Irving St
San Francisco, CA US 94122 (map)

PHONE

408-547-7342

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ABOUT US

Bay Area, CA. 2010 BRIDE'S CHOICE AWARD RECIPIENT!

I perform civil (nonreligious), religious, nondenominational, interfaith and multicultural wedding ceremonies tailored to... Read more
Bay Area, CA. 2010 BRIDE'S CHOICE AWARD RECIPIENT!

I perform civil (nonreligious), religious, nondenominational, interfaith and multicultural wedding ceremonies tailored to your personal style or beliefs. Ceremonies are available in English and Spanish.

I will help you design a ceremony that reflects your individual backgrounds and your common interests into a symbolic ceremony that represents who you are as a couple. Some issues we’ll consider are if you prefer a religious or nonreligious ceremony, your cultural backgrounds, and if you would like to include a symbolic ceremony (such as the Love Letter Ceremony, Hand Ceremony, Honor Your Mother Ceremony, etc.). We will also discuss if you wish to have other family members participate (such as children from bride or groom or other family members), or if you wish to honor the memory of loved ones during the ceremony. The ceremony will be as long or short and as simple or complex as you choose.

I honor and respect all beliefs and traditions, whether religious or secular. I never try to promote my personal beliefs during the ceremony or during our meetings together. My goal is to provide a ceremony that completely reflects who you are. During our meetings, I will focus on getting to know you and understanding how to make your ceremony special to you.

After our initial meeting, I will be available to answer any wedding related questions and offer advice for your wedding plans, such as budget-saving suggestions and tips to make things easier for you.

Always remembering that this is about your day, the entire ceremony will be approved by you ahead of time. This will avoid any awkward surprises and will ensure that the ceremony will accurately reflect your style and beliefs.

For additional information about me, please visit my personal website at www.kissthebride.us.

Thank you for considering me as your officiant. Please contact me to set up a meeting.

Sincerely,

Rev. Alberto Alvarado
KISS THE BRIDE
(408) KISS-342
(408) 547-7342
info@kissthebride.us
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
I am willing to perform at any location of your choice.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I usually wear either a suit or a robe with or without a stole, depending on the couple's preference.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I am very flexible. During our initial meeting, we will go over all the aspects of the ceremony, including the wording. I also provide a variety of vows from which to choose. After I write the first draft of the ceremony, I email it to the bride and groom for approval, providing unlimited revisions.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Many of my couples choose to write their own vows. If needed, I also offer assistance in writing the vows for no extra fee. If they wish, the bride and groom may email the vows to me separately so I can review them and make sure they are on par with each other' vows.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a comprehensive list of readings from many sources.
How long are your ceremonies?
Most ceremonies are about 20 to 30 minutes long. However, the length depends on the input I receive from the couple. I've also done ceremonies as short as two minutes and as long as one hour.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not require premarital counseling.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I will perform rehearsals if the couple requests it. I also include a breakdown of the processional and all the cues on the written draft of the ceremony.

REVIEWS

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Rachel
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Alberto from Kiss The Bride we awesome! He went through every single detail on the first appointment we made with him. He didnt rush us and performed the ceremony perfect. I am a White girl (lol) and my new Husband is Mexican. My family only speaks English and most of his family speaks only Spanish so we had no idea how we can make a bilingual ceremony work, however after meeting with Rev Alberto he made it seem so easy and it worked out awesome!
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Samantha
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Alberto did an amazing job in creating the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding! He incorporated special touches for our mothers, family, friends, and added humor to our ceremony to make it laid back and less teary eyed for our guests which we appreciated greatly!!
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Audri
Wedding:
4/16/2011
0.1/5.0
I'm not sure how this officiant won the awards he claims. We started out on a good foot, so to speak, but it dwindled fast. He was very unresponsive to emails and phone calls. He finally responded when i sent a somewhat harsh email. When he finally did respond he apologized profusely and said he had some personal issues. 2 weeks before the wedding again nonresponsive, finally spoke with him 2 days before the wedding. The person he sent in his place was not that great. she said the Grooms' name wrong, she repeated several lines of the ceremony. All in all is was not a good experience.
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sjoe
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.2/5.0
They were great! We received many compliments on our offciant and the wording during our ceremony. I loved how we were able to make everything so personal.
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Hunniedew44
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Alberto Alvarez was great to work with. He helped us out in everyway from place changes to vow changes. He is very professional does everything in detail. He made us and our party understand that's our day. What important day it is. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very, very nice and a fantastic reverend.
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Marco & Annabells Wedding
Wedding:
11/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Im very very happy with the service from Rev. Alberto Alvarado! He was a really really organize person. First we sat down to pretty much set the whole ceremony. About 2 weeks before our wedding he sent us a really organize sheet with how the ceremony was gonna go. All we had to do is just add the little details and the day of the ceremony it was all done. I actually forgot to bring my vows and so did my wife but luckily Rev Alberto had it and really really made my day even brighter!!. Again he is very very organize and the day of the ceremony he organize my groomsmen and bridesmaid and everything came out PERFECT. Again thank you very much Rev. Alberto and of course i will recommend him to anyone.

Much Love from
Marco & Annabell Collazos
Thanks for making our day even better...
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CTS
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Alberto was AWESOME as an officiant! My husband and I were raised under different Christian denominations. Reverend Alberto created a ceremony that incorporated our faith and traditions seamlessly. He was extremely thorough with his preparation for our wedding ceremony, and helped make that process a truly enjoyable one. What a wonderful experience. We highly recommend Kiss the Bride to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!!!!
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flor
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverend Alberto was the best. We had him make us a bilingual ceremony, that was unique for us. He did a sensational job. He was very patient and answered all of our questions, and he walked us through everything. He left no room for us to make mistakes. So happy for his service.
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