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One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies

Los Angeles Area, Orange County, Fallbrook, Temecula, Palm Springs Area , CA
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E-mail: weddingrevdon@gmail.com
Los Angeles area, Orange County, Fallbrook, Temecula, Palm Springs area, CA US 91006 (map)

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858-395-7834

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ABOUT US

Greetings! I'm Rev. Don Toshach with One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies, and I care almost as much about your wedding as you do! I received WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award for 2013, 2012, 2011,... Read more
Greetings! I'm Rev. Don Toshach with One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies, and I care almost as much about your wedding as you do! I received WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. My passion is to help you create the meaningful and memorable centerpiece to your wedding day: Your ceremony. I collaborate with you to "capture your flavor" and personalize your wedding or renewal of vows according to your beliefs and wishes. I love serving couples as I have as an ordained, nondenominational officiant for more than 22 years. I'm friendly, approachable, and nonjudgmental, and people say that the weddings I conduct are personal, heartfelt. and inspiring, whether religious or nonreligious. It's a crime for a wedding ceremony to be boring! I primarily serve Orange County, Inland Empire, Temecula, Fallbrook, and the San Diego areas, and I occasionally travel to the L.A. area, Palm Springs or the Central Coast if I'm available and the arrangements work out. I've also traveled to other states to perform weddings. Please call or e-mail me...I'd love to be a part of one of the most important days of your life--and work with you to make it great! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Whatever the bride and groom's preference: suit, ministerial robe, or casual.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Definitely.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No. I offer options, but give the couple freedom to incorporate what they want.
How long are your ceremonies?
The couple determines the length. Most of the ceremonies I conduct average 15-20 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. I do offer one or two sessions of pre-marital counseling, but it is not mandatory.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I prefer being at rehearsals because it's a great place to meet the families and bridal party, and I've found that the ceremonies go much smoother with a little practice.
Do you supply a sound system?
No.

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Katie
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Don was so wonderful! We live in Minneapolis so our initial meeting was over the phone and we knew right away that he was the right officiant for us. Don was very responsive throughout the entire planning process and quickly returned emails and phone calls. We had a non-traditional, interfaith wedding and Don was very comfortable with everything we asked him to do. We received so many compliments from our family and friends on how personal the ceremony was...it was almost like he had known us forever. We would recommend Don to anyone getting married in the San Diego area!
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Douglas
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Don is absolutely amazing! Our guests, family and of courses, the bride and groom loved him...
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Gernine
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don was wonderful throughout the wedding process. I live in Hawaii and had my wedding in California so all of our correspondence was done through email. From the first email inquiring whether he was available on my wedding date to the last email regarding ceremony readings, he responded VERY quickly. Every single time. He made it easy for me to plan a destination wedding. Rev. Don also worked with me to make sure that the ceremony was exactly how I wanted it. My family and friends loved him. We were all very comfortable around him and he made us all laugh. I would very highly recommend him to everybody!
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Gregory
Wedding:
5/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I will recommend Don for as long he officiates! Don gave us an awesome ceremony, he was patient, understanding, allowed us to remain secular throughout the ceremony and told our story in a way that filled our hearts with even more love. Lets not forget that Don drove all the way out to Fallbrook for us as well!

Communication was 100%, professional, clear-voiced and generally awesome. Give Don a call!
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Jacque
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Don was awesome!! Our ceremony was perfect and all our guests loved it as well!! He is very responsive and made sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted!!
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Jackie & Justin
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were lucky enough to find Don on Wedding Wire and couldn't be happier with him. He officiated our wedding on 4/27/14 in Temecula at Longshadow Ranch. I reached out to him via email first and received a prompt response (very important and more rare than you would think in the wedding industry). We spoke on the phone for almost an hour and I was sold. My husband wanted to meet him so we did and knew immediately he was the right guy for the job. He helped us through every aspect of the planning process of the ceremony. This was by far the most difficult part of the planning for me but he helped out immensely. He answered my never-ending questions and helped me through emotional difficulties with kindness and ease. He has a great sense of humor which is so important for weddings i think to keep the audience engaged and interested. He made a huge effort to truly get to know us as a couple.... long story short, we were so blessed to find him and owe our successful ceremony to him. Thank you again for everything, Don.
Justin & Jackie Jensen
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Kim
Wedding:
2/16/2014
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I were planning our wedding, the one thing we needed and no clue who to get was an officiant. Our venue, Danza del Sol winery in Temecula recommend Don. From the very first email that we sent Don, he was very prompt and very responsive. Which is important to a bride when your waiting to hear back from so many venders. When we met with Don we knew he would be a perfect fit for us. Now, after the wedding, we couldn't have picked anyone better. Don was professional. He made the ceremony very heartfelt but light and funny at the same time. I felt like he knew us for years! It was the perfect mix of prayer, giggles, and tears of joy. I would recommend Don to anyone on their wedding day. He will customize your ceremony to your needs and wants. Thanks Don!
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ReadyFreddy
Wedding:
12/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was amazing throughout our engagement and wedding. We were a little hesitant using a reverend, as we're both non-religious, but he made us feel at ease, and kept religion out of our wedding. He designed a beautiful ceremony and incorporated all our input. We got many comments on how beautiful our ceremony was. I would recommend Don to anyone!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was our officiant at our Dec 2013 wedding in Fallbrook, and I couldn't have been happier with our choice! He really made an effort to get to know us and wrote a very personal ceremony. He does a lot fewer ceremonies per year than most other officiants (some do 300+, he does more like 50-60), and I think this really showed in the amount of extra time he spent with us. On the day of our wedding, I really felt like he knew who we were both as individuals and as a couple. His public speaking skills were excellent- his voice carried well and he was very engaging. Our guests loved him! We also did a pre-marital counseling session with him. Even though my husband and I had been together for 5 years at that point, Don still brought up important issues for us to discuss and helped us learn even more about each other. Also, his fees were extremely reasonable. I feel very comfortable giving Don the highest recommendation!!
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KristnH
Wedding:
11/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was so fun, and we are SOOO glad we chose him to be our officiant! He was professional and friendly, and so helpful and informative. He was also really good at contacting us for anything we needed to do, and was great at returning emails or phone calls in a really timely manner, which is a small thing but so appreciated by this bride! It was nice to know that we were in good hands - and we even got compliments on our ceremony after the fact!

Our ceremony went perfectly, because Don knows what he's doing. We wanted it to be special, and to show that we take our marriage seriously, but we still wanted it to be fun. Don played off of anything that happened unexpectedly - like a plane flying overhead, and made us feel really comfortable even in front of all our guests. I would highly recommend Don as your wedding officiant!
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Aly
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don did an amazing job! He was incredibly responsive from the very beginning of the planning process, it was nice to not have to worry about the ceremony. And, the ceremony turned out amazing! It was very personal and had the whole crowd crying and laughing through it all. Many guests said it was the best ceremony they've ever seen. I would absolutely recommend Don, not only for the amazing ceremony he performed, but for the professionalism that he brought to it.
-Aly C.
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Samantha
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don is so amazing! He's such an amazing person with a huge heart and a huge personality. When I was looking for an officiant, I wanted someone with a personality. He definitely brought it! Everyone was laughing at the ceremony. Even still, I get compliments about him because he was so fun and funny and made the ceremony very memorable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who likes a good laugh. Even though he brings laughter to the ceremony, he is very professional. He's NOT at all inappropriate. Everything he says is relevant. He is so flexible too. We ended up having the rehearsal the week before on a Sunday at a park. It was perfect. He's awesome and accomodating and just GREAT!
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Laura
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was great every step of the way. He personalized the ceremony for us and gave us multiple opportunities to make any changes. All of our friends and family commented on how much they enjoyed his ceremony. We strongly recommend Don!
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Christine
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Our guests are still mentioning how heartfelt and loving our ceremony was because of the professional work Reverend Don put into creating a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony!!! Even more amazing was the fact that we live out of the Country, so we never had the chance to meet Reverend Don in person. That didn’t matter because he has so much experience that he prompted us (via email and phone calls) with the right questions to create our remarkable ceremony. We will be forever thankful for his kind words and the work he put in to create such a special day for us. Do not hesitate to have Reverend Don plan your ceremony! You will not be disappointed.

Christine and Brad
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don Toshach was a spectacular officiant! He worked with us for several months to create the best ceremony possible, and made it very easy to work with him over the phone and through email (we live in Washington DC but our wedding was in Southern California, where we are from). He really knows how to make the ceremony personal and fun, while also making it special in a "higher meaning" kind of way. We did not want our ceremony to be too religious, but it was important to me that it incorporated God and some Catholic tradition. Don was really good at helping us keep it balanced in the way we wanted it to be. He was also very helpful with suggestions for readings. After the ceremony, we had several family members compliment the ceremony and my Aunt said it was the best one she had ever heard.

Don is also good at improvising, as we totally forgot to get roses to hand to our parents for their recognition. He noticed the roses were missing and went off script by stating that we would recognize our parents with hugs and a warm embrace. At the time, I barely even noticed that something was off because he was so good at going with the flow. I am very grateful that we hired Don as our officiant!
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Tracie
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don was simply phenomenal!!! My husband and I sat down with him at our first meeting for little over an hour, and with the information we gave him on our love story he was able to create the most beautiful and personal ceremony ever! He was able to truly capture the essence of both my husband and I. EVERYONE at our wedding kept raving about his ceremony. Everyone was hanging onto every word he said and truly enjoyed every minute. Rev Don is one of the sweetest, funniest, and genuine men we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He helped guide both my husband and I through every step of the way and really allowed us to have the ceremony of our dreams. I can't thank him enough for the BEAUTIFUL job that he did. I would HIGHLY recommend his services to any and everyone!!!!!

- Tracie and Keith
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Jay
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My now-wife and I met and interviewed with a number of different wedding officiants during our long distance search, and eventually narrowed it down to Reverend Don. We chose Don because he felt the most down to earth out of all of our choices - very laid back, yet professional. He was humorous, genuinely interested in us as a couple, and was very accommodating for our needs. Similarly, we felt that it was important of having a message appropriately given that suited our diverse crowd, and Don was extremely accommodating and respectful of that aspect.

From start to finish, Don was great - we conducted an initial telephone interview with him, then met him for lunch for an hour's interview (he drove 45 minutes just to meet us) to talk about us and what wanted to see in a message, exchanged several drafts with us via e-mail, drove to be present at our wedding rehearsal, then came out for the final message. All of his time and effort was well worth his fee.

Our families enjoyed his message, where he used both humor, made it personable, but also conducted the ceremony with grace and sentimentality. Great balance and a very calming presence - great guide for us while we were on the altar.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Don was amazing from the time he called us for our initial phone interview until he married me and my husband; He made us feel right at easy immediately and really took the time to get to know us as a couple. Our ceremony was very personal and touching and completely captured us as a couple. We could not have asked for a more meaningful ceremony, or a better person to marry us!
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Roy
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was fantastic. It took us almost a year to find the right officiant for our wedding and we knew after meeting with Don that he was that person. We had numerous guests and family members come up and tell us how much that they truly enjoyed Don and his ceremony. Don was a referral to us and it was the best referral we had by far. I would highly recommend Don to any of my friends and or family members
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Alisha
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don was the first officiant we met with and after our meeting there was no doubt he would be our last. We booked him right then and there and canceled the other appointments we had that day. Rev Don is amazing to work with. We got married on 8/16 in San Diego and he made every step of the way extremely simple and fun. Rev Don also offers premarital counseling as an extra service and we had a great time with that as well. He assigned us a book to read as well as questions to discuss before our session. He spent a few hours with us going over all kinds of stuff and really helped us learn about better communication, fighting fairly, and eased my nervousness about marriage. Writing our ceremony with him was simple. He asked us a few questions, took notes, and then went home and wrote this beautiful story about how we met and our journey to getting married. I didn't know that he was paying that much attention to all the details but when he sent over the draft I was blown away. At first, I thought it might be too much information for our guests, too many details but it actually turned out to be the best part of our ceremony and made it really intimate and personal. Our guests loved to get to know a little more about us and our story. Emailing him was easy and he always responds promptly. He was present at our rehearsal (waited patiently for all of our really late family members to show up) and ran the whole thing seamlessly. The day of the wedding was nothing short of amazing. Rev Don has a commanding voice and a great since of humor. Our ceremony was really beautiful. Rev Don has a great balance between seriousness, romance, and humor. My family could not stop talking about how amazing he was and how much they loved him. Mind you I have some hard to please hardcore religious family members and my mostly secular ceremony was pleasing even to them. His services include taking care of the marriage license which is cool. After the wedding, he sent
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Lolita
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Being from two different cultural and religious background, we were scrambling until the last week to find a priest to officiate us. We've had a nightmare running into a radical priest recommended by relatives, which was not pleasant. I decided to try my luck and just googled officiant. It was four days before the date, and out of the 5 officiants i contacted only Don replied with availability. What luck! He was very professional, quick to reply to our emails, and arranged a meeting right away. After a few minutes of talking to him, we knew that DON IS OUR MAN. He is very open minded, friendly, FUNNY, he does not look at your religion, he cares about you as a couple. Within just 3 days he planned out the whole ceremony, attributing aspects from both our religions, telling our story, and kept our guest engaged and entertained. He even called out the groom for looking like the Monopoly guy and he was 100% right. Our ceremony truly wouldn't be the same without Don. We wished he could have stayed longer, but he had a personal matter to attend to. Thank you Don for making that part of our celebration.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don is the BEST!! Our officiant cancelled on my husband and I only a couple weeks before our wedding. Thankfully, we went online and found Rev. Don. When we met up with him at Starbucks, we knew that everything happened for a reason. Rev. Don was really warm & sincere from the beginning, not to mention very funny. My husband and I are very easy going and did not want our ceremony to be super formal. Rev. Don made sure to make the ceremony exactly what we wanted. He emailed us right after our first meeting with a proposed plan for our ceremony. He was so thorough and detailed, he wanted everything to be perfect. I think he revised our ceremony script about 4 times, making small changes that we mentioned. He also made sure to be there for us in case we needed any advice with writing our "love notes." One of the first things I heard from our guests after the wedding was how GREAT Rev. Don was. He had our crowd giggling and made it the exact mood we wanted. I can't thank him enough. He definitely made our day perfect. Thanks Rev Don. We are so lucky to have found you!!
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Cara
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Don officiated mine and my husbands ceremony just a few weeks ago and choosing him to be our officiant was one of the best choices we made while planning our wedding. He was so personable and created a ceremony that was so perfect for us. He really took his time getting to know us and understanding our values and went above and beyond to construct the most beautiful ceremony. Aside from doing his job as the officiant, he arrived at our venue 30 minutes early and was able to meet with my husband and check on me before the ceremony. He also took the time to meet our family and our guests before the ceremony started. I would recommend Don to officiate any wedding as he truly is the best of the best!
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Melyssa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We were referred to Don by our venue. My husband and I were in search for a fun, lively officiant. We did not want our wedding ceremony to be boring and typical like the past weddings we had attended. We wanted the perfect combination of God, humor, words of wisdom, and our "story" to be told. We wanted our guests to feel involved in our ceremony rather than simply an audience. Don met with my husband and I multiple times at a local Starbucks, where we simply chatted about how we met and fell in love. Don jotted down a few notes and prompted us for more of our story. When he sent me a copy of his script for our ceremony, my jaw dropped. I felt like he had witnessed our whole relationship. In the quick sessions we had with him at Starbucks, he was able to write our story in a few paragraphs, summing up our love and relationship in a way that went with the normal wedding ceremony script. On the day of rehearsal, we told us we would be so nervous that we wouldn't be able to think straight so he let us know he would quietly mutter step by step what to do and say at the alter, and he did just that. Our ceremony was flawless and our audience laughed, cried, ooohed and awwwed as he told our story and married us. We couldn't be happier with how our ceremony went and we owe that to Don Toshach. Thanks Don! YOU ROCK!
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Rachael
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Don officiated our wedding in July. We had the option of using the officiant that came with our "wedding package" at our venue, but did not have a good feeling about him. I had watched Don at my friend's wedding previously, and he did a wonderful job. I loved how he made it special, full of love and importance, without making it dull and boring - instead, he made it very funny and enjoyable! So, I contacted Don about doing our wedding. He was helpful, responsive, and wonderful from the start. He was willing to meet with us two times before the wedding to make sure that we felt comfortable with our vows and to get to know us. He also came to our rehearsal, which greatly relieved my stress for the wedding day because I knew that everyone knew what was going on! I will recommend Don to anyone I know that is getting married, he is truly wonderful!!
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Amy
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
He was helpful from the moment we met him to "interview" for the service to well after our wedding ceremony was over. He is genuine, open, approachable, beyond helpful and his passion for what he does shines through. My hubby & I had no experience had really no experience with weddings-not even attending them. With ease he guided us through the preparation process, he offered many suggestions and let us customize every word of the ceremony. My vows were outside the box - not only was he accepting of my wanting to venture out of the norm but was so receptive and encouraging. Very appreciative since I wasn't sure how my guest would be though knew my groom would appreciate it. He was always open to questions and even ran his clothing choice past us! He was always very early and never in a hurry. His personality is so inviting and upbeat; our wedding was at 9 AM cliff side on a Saturday and our guest were still talking about him at breakfast on Monday. He stepped up without is even having a chance to realize we needed him to coordinate. He guided us throughout & contributed such value to our day. The ceremony was enjoyable and memorable, he worked hard & kept our guest involved. He stayed after to take photos and wish is well. Later that day we were surprised to get a sweet photo he took of us along with a photo of our signed marriage license. Then later he sent a picture of the couple he married late that same day - a costume theme! So different from ours and yet you could see in the picture that he fit right in. To say I HIGHLY recommend him is an understatement. Let me put it this way, my hubby & I realized after meeting with several officiants that it is the most valuable role. Without an officiant, you aren't married! When we realized that, we didn't take our selection lightly.Select him so that you're able to put your mind at ease that regardless the mishaps of your day - your ceremony will be as you have always dreamt!
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Ilda
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don did a wonderful job on our wedding ceremony. He was flexible, understanding, and most of all listened to what I wanted for the wedding ceremony. He goes through all the things that will happen in the ceremony and is there for you when you need him.
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Kim
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so pleased my husband and I found Don for our officiant for our wedding. We were looking for someone who wasn't just the old fashioned officiant, we wanted the traditional ceremony but to keep our audience entertained as well. When Don wrote our ceremony he did just that with keeping it traditional and adding our story with a few jokes of how we met and our relationship began which we loved. We got several comments on how our guests loved the ceremony and our officiant. If anyone is even considering Don for their officiant for their wedding we would highly recommend him he was a pleasure to work with easy to communicate with and very open to anything you would want to have or not have during your ceremony.
Thank you Don for everything you did for us!
Jeff and Kim Keeley
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Alan
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Don as our Officiant! He met with us several times to get to know us and to personalize the entire ceremony. He was also very responsive with changes or additions to anything. He is a funny and carefree guy and can make your wedding great! His wit and humor made sure that everyone was entertained and that there was never a dull or awkward moment. I would definitely recommend him and I will be using him for all of my future marriages. (Jk. Inside joke) Thanks Don, you were awesome!!
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Heidi
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
When we decided to get married, we wanted to have a very special ceremony. Every detail mattered. The best decision we made was to choose Reverend Don to be our minister. We wanted an intimate setting and a ceremony that showed the depth of our relationship. We wanted everyone present to experience our love story as an insider. Reverend Don has an amazing talent for detail and making every ceremony as personal as it should be. We were also extremely blessed to have him do our pre-marital counseling as well. Reverend Don made sure to tailor our counseling to our specific needs and histories to make us aware of blind spots we would encounter in the future that we didn’t even know existed. If you’re looking for a Reverend to officiate your wedding – a real person who will make your ceremony more beautiful than you ever imagined – you don’t have to look any further. We recommend Don to anyone we know who is planning to get married. Reverend Don took the scattered ideas in our minds and easily brought them together to create the experience of a lifetime.
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I have so many things to say about Rev. Don, so I hope this review does him justice because he really has a true talent in creating personal ceremonies and being a great officiant for weddings.

I will start with the ceremony. My husband and I just had our wedding, this last Saturday, 07/13/13, and Rev Don kept it light hearted, funny, but yet very reflective to us as a couple. When you are standing up there at the alter, you are pretty much only focused on your soon to be spouse and nothing else, so Rev. Don did an amazing job of guiding us through the ceremony. And not only did we feel he did a great job at talking to us, he also was a great performer in a sense that he kept our guests entertained and attentive...cause we all know that a majority of people have a short attention span ;) We got so many compliments that our ceremony was so fun, and "so us," which is exactly what we wanted.

And as for communication, value and professionalism. Rev Don. was all that and above. His email communication was very prompt and informative. He has so much experience officiating weddings (just look at his facebook) that I trusted his advice, and feedback. This was mainly because my husband and I wanted to include our dog, in our ceremony, and Rev Don had legit advice on how to include our dog in our wedding. He also would send several drafts of the ceremony for my husband and I to look over, and together came up with a great final draft that we were all happy with. The value of his services is very reasonable, compared to other officiants we researched. And professionalism was very apparent because of his experience and knowledge.

If you are considering Rev. Don to officiant your ceremony, I would definitely recommend him. But book him fast because he is very popular. After I booked him for my wedding day, he had 5-6 inquires about the same date! Good thing we booked him early!!!
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Jay
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don was awesome! My wife and I originally planned to have the Pastor of our church marry us, unfortunately he was unavailable. We were a little disappointed because we wanted our wedding to be personal to us and have someone we knew on a personal level, not to mention, we did not have much time. Our photographers Shadow Catcher (who are also awesome) recommended Rev. Don to us. We decided to send Rev. Don a message and he responded quickly. We set up a meeting, and at the meeting we felt like we've known Rev. Don for years. He was professional, courteous, friendly and had a sense of humor, which fell in line with our personalities. He made us feel like family. He checked on us often to make sure everything was going well. Rev, Don personalized our wedding, we couldn't have asked for a better Official. Rev. Don, you are an amazing person as well as an Official. We are truly grateful for everything you did to make our wedding personable, memorable, and great. Rev. Don you definitely ROCK! I would recommend Rev. Don to everyone.....
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was absolutely wonderful - very warm and friendly with a sense of humor that everyone at the wedding enjoy! We got tons of complements and questions like where did we find him! We recommend him over and over again!
Danielle and Stephen
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding site recommended Rev Don Toshach to us, I was a little nervous at first because we didn't know him and neither my fiancé nor myself are religious people so I wasn't sure how it would work having a reverend marry us. When we meet with Don originally he was very laid back, super easy and gave a few ideas about our ceremony that we hadn't though of. He also arranged another meeting with us a month or so before the wedding just to get to know us a little better and go through the step by step. We was always very prompt getting back to me on e-mails with any questions or concerns we had. We loved our ceremony, he helped us make the ceremony personal to us and our story and added some humor in that really lightened the mood. We got a bunch of complements on him and how funny he was and how it seemed like he had known us forever. We were super happy with his service.
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don was fantastic. He was really able to capture our story and took time to make sure he presented it exactly the way we liked. He's very personable and his humor was very natural. The ceremony was scripted beforehand and he walked us through the entire thing during our rehearsal so there wouldn't be any surprises. I loved the flow of the ceremony, it was like a ode to love, and I'm sure everyone there related to some part of it. He's quick to respond to emails and very professional.
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Kaylee
Wedding:
6/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverand Don Toshach went above and beyond our expectations! My "now husband :)" and I live in AZ and we were planning a destination wedding in Temecula, CA. I researched tons of Officants online and Rev. Don caught my eye based on his great reviews. I reached out to him and he responded immediately. Ryan and I scheduled a trip out to Temecula and Don was so gracious to drive one hour each way to meet with us! Our first meeting with him was so comfortable and Don was so fun and professional at the same time. We loved him! Throughout our wedding planning, Don was so responsive and helpful! Don would check in with us often to see how we were doing and to provide assistance if needed. He also gave us some great examples to help guide us.
We were only two weeks away from the wedding and Ryan and I still had not sent him our ceremony draft. He was soo patient with us. Finally, I sent our draft to him and he was so excited about Ryan and my story that he created an AMAZING ceremony and sent it to us that same night! There was never a delay in Rev. Don's responses.
Finally on the big day, I was so thrilled to see Rev. Don again and have him apart of our special day. Don came and checked in with me prior to the ceremony to see how I was doing. I loved that! I thought I would be so nervous during the ceremony and to my suprise I ended up being so calm. Don had our guests laughing at times which I think lighted the mood and made both Ryan and I feel so comfortable. After the ceremony Ryan and I received so many compliments about the ceremony and how great Rev. Don was. He was truly unique from so many other weddings I have been to. :)
Rev. Don truly exceeded our expectations in everyway! I would recommend him to all future Brides & Grooms. You will not be disappointed! We look forward to contacting him again once we are ready for our vow renewals!! Thank you for everything Rev. Don!
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Reverend Don! My fiance and I wanted our non-denominational Christian ceremony to be funny, unique, and truly represent our personalities. Every time I emailed Don he responded almost immediately. After meeting with him the first time we could tell it was going to be a good fit. Don asked us to answer a few questions via an email questionnaire. I admit I am rather long-winded (can you tell?) so I gave him a lot of material to work with. He took our tid-bits and weaved it into an amazing story that had people laughing, crying (tears of joy), and clapping with enthusiasm! I had numerous people come up to us at the wedding and still to this day a few weeks after the wedding saying how wonderful the ceremony was and how perfectly it captured our story and personalities. People thought we knew Don, or rather that he had known us for years, based on how personal and accurate the story was.

I didn't anticipate being nervous because I am not a shy person, but I was such a wreck the day of the wedding! Don made me feel at ease and assured that he would take care of everything and all I literally had to do was make it down the aisle. He has great stage presence and crowd control and he told us exactly what to do and when to do it when we faltered.

He was on time for all of our meetings and our rehearsal and was all around a great person to work with! If you are looking for an officiant who really goes the extra mile and captures your personal story in a unique way, look no further. I would highly recommend Don to any other couple getting married. In fact, I think most of the guests at our wedding wish they weren't already married so that they could hire him!
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Gina
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Don for a funny yet serious service. We loved how personable our service was. It's as if we've known you for years! It wasn't boring and we loved how our guests were in tune with the service! I would highly recommend you to friends and family! Also thank you for submitting our license so quickly. Hope we meet again!

Mike & Gina AhMu
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Don did an amazing job at out ceremony. everything was geared toward us and really customized. Everyone there really enjoyed the light hearted ceremony he had put together for us. thanks Don!
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Eileen
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don was very accommodating. He customizes his services per each couple making it personable and entertaining. We enjoyed his light sense of humor and my guests were not put to sleep with a formal, boring ceremony. I am more than happy to recommend Reverend Don to anyone.
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melissa
Wedding:
5/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverand Don was great from the very beginning. Throughout the entire process he was humble, enthusiastic, genuine, supportive, informative, encouraging, funny, and very helpful in anything we asked. Our guests had nothing but compliments after the ceremony.
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Katie
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don is the best! He's so helpful in the process- he absolutely knows what he's doing. We are SO glad that we found him! Our ceremony was flawless. Don listened to everything we wanted and helped us put together the ceremony that we wanted, even though our ceremony was not at all religious. He is so professional, kind, and helpful every step of the way. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.
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Sasha
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was wonderful.He made my April 14th wedding wonderful. From the initial consultation to the day of my wedding he was always available and helpful and would get back to me in a timely manner, at no point was I worried he would be late. After the initial meeting he provided me with a outline of the ceremony, this was super helpful since I had no idea how the ceremony was supposed to go. In the outline he gave us tons of options and ideas to customize our ceremony. We were having a difficult time coming up with a unique and personalized unity ceremony and Don sat down with us and really helped us to brainstorm ideas for this.I really didn't want a boring minister who acts like they have known you forever even though you just meet them. Don was far from this. He made jokes when appropriate without being corny. Everyone at our wedding came up to us and said what a wonderful job he did and my family is a hard crowd to please. A friend who has been to over 50 weddings said it was the best wedding he had been to because it was so personalized and not the generic ceremony he is used to. I would highly recommend Don. He really works with you at every step to customize your ceremony to be exactly what you want. He also will guide you in this process making it easy and non stressful. Even on the day of my wedding he went over everything with my wedding party and came up to me to calm every ones nerves. Thank you Don. It was magical.
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Tony
Wedding:
3/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Don did a wonderful job on our wedding! He customized everything for us and we had a great time working with Don,
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don is amazing! I can't even begin to explain how happy I am that he worked with us on our wedding. He made our ceremony so special that it felt as though we had a close uncle officiating. He was very professional and his experience in weddings showed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You made our ceremony memorable
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Leah and Stephen
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Having Rev. Don be the officiant for our wedding was an easy choice. From the very first meeting my wife and I had with him, we knew that he was the kind of person who would take the time to get to know us as a couple and as individuals. Rev. Don made sure that he was available to us either by email, text, phone, or in person if we had any questions or needed to discuss anything. We had several face-to-face meetings with him and even though our wedding venue was a bit far, he made sure that he was there for the rehearsal. The service was excellent and the personal touches that he added were very appreciated. Our friends and family kept asking us if we had known Rev. Don for a long time since it seemed like he knew us and our story so well. We were so thrilled to have Rev. Don marry us, and for making our special day a more memorable one.
-Leah and Stephen
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don Toshach was amazing. He made our ceremony so special. He really took the time to get to know us, and this let him create a most unique ceremony. He kept the ceremony going at a good pace and also injected quite a bit humour, which we loved. Our guests just raved about him. What sets Don apart is that he spends time and energy in finding out about the couple, really listening to his clients, and then creating something so beautiful and moving. Thank you, Reverend Don, for officiating at our wedding. We are so grateful.
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Erin
Wedding:
12/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Don was excellent- very professional, responsive, and personalized our ceremony as we wanted it exactly. He couldn't be nicer and genuinely interested in your well-being, as well as making your day truly special. I highly recommend Don for any wedding!
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Tammy
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only was Rev.Don on time,respectful and kind he was organized and knew exactly what he was doing.My husband and I thought he was wonderful and will recommend him to anyone who asks.
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Markie
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don was very professional and made our wedding specific to us and our journey. He was flexible in meeting with us and corresponded frequently. The day of the wedding, I heard from many of our guests how much they enjoyed it partly because of our officiant. He was funny, kept the ceremony moving and our guests were never bored. I would highly recommend Rev. Don for your wedding.
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Sara
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don was amazing! He helped to make our day special and unique to us. We had asked if he would mind doing some of the Pricess Bride lines and work them into the ceremony and he was happy to do it and was fantastic at it! All of the guests loved his sense of humor and the ceremony and thoroughly enjoyed it despite being exceptionally cold that evening.

He was flexible in meeting with us and was availble for communication at any time if needed. He helped to make the rehersal as smooth as possible and really wanted to get to know both of us. I would definitely recommend his services to any couple looking.

Thank you for helping to make our Wedding special Don!

Adam and Sara
11-10-12
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don was excellent. He worked with us to create our perfect vows and story. He also made the ceremony fun and beautiful.
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Ashlee
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Rev. Don Toshach on theknot.com. I am so happy that we chose him as our officiant! He was great! He really took the time to get to know us and told our "love story" during the ceremony. He had several suggestions with the vows, exchange of rings, etc. to help us make it our own. He also suggested we read a love note out loud to the other person, instead of writing our own vows, which I LOVED. It was much more personal and didnt have all the pressure of being your vow. He was incredible and we were getting compliments from all the guests about him too! I am so happy that he was a big part of our special day!
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kristy
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Not sure if any Bride has ever received a recommendation to their Officiant from their DJ, but I did!!

My DJ, Bob Brichmann of Artistic Productions, gave me the referral to Don Toshach when he heard my original Officiant booked my wedding date underneath me.

I was an out of town bride from Las Vegas getting married in Fallbrook, CA. After speaking on the phone with Don, I was confident in the referral and booked my officiant. My fiance at the time, Nic and I met with Don a couple months before the wedding while visiting the area to meet with other vendors.

Don, Nic and I sat together for about an hour and shared our story, chatter about life and children, love and commitment. We had faith that Don knew exactly what our vision was for our wedding day. We had all further correspondence via phone and email. He sent us samples of ceremonies, vows, etc. Nic and I were able to customize our ceremony with Don to make it our own. Nic has 3 children that were apart of our beautiful ceremony. During the planning of the ceremony, I decided to switch the traditional order of sand ceremony, parent dedication, vows and ring ceremony. Although Don had never done a ceremony in this order, he made it amazing. Family and friends couldn't find enough tissues to get them through the sentimental moments and moments of laughter. Don took so much time to know our story and create a ceremony for us, I can't thank him enough. Like, most Bride's I only remember half of all of it and can't wait to relive it through video.

Don is highly recommended by Nic and I to officiate any ceremony whether it be the most religious ceremony or non-denominational, as ours was.
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW!! We cannot say enough amazing things about Rev. Don!! We found Rev Don thru Wedding Wire and met with him several times throughout the year leading up to our wedding. We provided him with stories about us and our lives and he weaved them into the most amazing ceremony. Our family and friends LOVED the ceremony which is hardly ever what you hear about a wedding but he was funny, sweet, caring...everyone thought he'd known Matt and I for years!! Rev Don also led our rehearsal dinner the night before and did the best job getting everyone into order and making sure we all knew what to do for the big day. When you're planning a wedding you want vendors who truly care about you and Rev Don does all the way...it was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Thank you, Rev Don!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We clicked with Don immediately. He made us feel very comfortable throughout the process prior to the wedding and the day of the wedding went seamlessly. Our ceremony had interfaith elements and he blended it all perfectly so that it had a lot of meaning for us and our families.
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better person to be the one to marry us! He was able to incorporate everything we had hoped for in our ceremony and went above and beyond! We are still hearing from our friends and family how wonderful the ceremony was!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
For those looking for a great master of ceremony to preside over your nuptials Don T is a great choice. We were married on September 21st and Don made the entire ceremony memorable for us and enjoyable for our guests. Our first meeting with Don we shared what we wanted and how long we wanted the ceremony to last. He assured us that all our needs would be addressed and he delivered. He made the ceremony a perfect length, and personalized it to portray who we are as a couple. From meeting with us for pre-marital counseling, helping pick the best readings, making sure everyone knew their part for day of, to making light of the things that didn’t go as planned during the ceremony. Don was not only the minister for our ceremony, but went above those duties and guided us through each step of the way to prepare us to be husband and wife. We could not have made a better choice!! Thanks Don!
-Jennifer and Chad R.
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Tracy
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverand Don renewed my husband and I's wedding vows Star Wars style on September 15th, 2012. Don is absolutely AMAZING!! He was extremely professional by keeping in touch with us through the 3 months prior that I booked him, he helped us so much by assisting with research for the Star Wars wedding, and rewording our vows to match the theme. Don has a wonderful personality to fit whatever mood your going for..from funny, romantic, or serious...both my husband's family and mine have adopted Don as a family member he did sooo well.. and we still keep in touch with him as of this date. Words really can not express enough how much I highly reccomend Rev Don above any other Officant out there! He is the absolute BEST so why look at the rest? =)
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don was AMAZING!!! I could not have been happier, he made everything so easy on us. We are a young couple and my new husband is in the Marines stationed in Twentynine Palms which made it hard for us to make wedding plans being long distant. Although Rev. Don made it so easy he was there every step of the way making planning our wedding as stress free as wedding planning could possibly be. We also only had about a month to plan. So quick to respond with emails and help with any questions we had. The wedding was absolutely perfect he made it so personalized and made us feel comfortable. My whole family was raving about the ceremony when it was over how quick (lets be honest wedding ceremonies can feel like hours sometimes), to the point and how he seemed to really know us like a long time friend. He made us laugh throughout and was so friendly doing everything we asked for. He was fantastic and I could not imagine anyone else being as great as he was!
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kym
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don Toshach was amazing. I can honestly say I had the wedding of my dreams. The ceremony was perfect. I HIGHLY recommend Rev. Don Toshach for any service.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don worked with us to create a ceremony unlike any other. Our guests were impressed with the ceremony and kept asking how long we had known Don because it seemed like he knew us so well.
Amazing ceremony- not boring at all!
Glad we paid the extra money to bring in a quality officiant.
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Best officiant I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! Made the day so wonderful and catered to our every need and didn't try to pressure us into anything we didn't want or like! Made the ceremony truly our own! Would highly recommend him to anyone for any type of service!
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Erin
Wedding:
8/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved Rev. Don! He was recommended by our venue and we couldn't have made a better choice. He met with us in person twice and was always quick to respond to email questions. He sent us several drafts for the ceremony and made sure he had all the readings, personal stories, etc that we wanted. We received multiple compliments about how "us" the ceremony was, with just the right mix of humor and sentiment. He is personable and easy to work with, it was a great experience.
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John
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don Toshach was truly a blessing. I was guided to him and from the first time we spoke on the phone, I knew he was our guy. He made everything that we had envisioned for our ceremony come true. Our expectations were exceeded by far. On the day of our wedding, Don was on time, dressed sharp, and ready for business. He made our special day perfect! And we couldn't be more happy.
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stacy
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Don is one of a kind. He really custom tailored our wedding ceremony to fit our crazy personalities. He truly made our day memorable. He coached us on our special day and gave us great advice. Don was extremely professional and he is great at what he does. We could not have imagined anyone else performing our ceremony. Book him early because someone else will. People still tell us how wonderful our ceremony was!!! Don we cannot thank you enough!!!

Michael and Stacy Maldonado
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure having Don perform our ceremony. He met with us prior to our wedding. He was personable and prepared. He took the time to get to know us and what our relationship is like. He clearly has a passion for what he does it was reflected in the ceremony he performed. We appreciate his
assistance with last minute details. He goes above and beyond.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don made our day so special and really helped us make our wedding about the two of us. We received so many compliments regarding our ceremony and it was all because of Rev Don! We can't thank Rev Don enough for everything!
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Heather
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
After browsing numerous officiants, acquiring quotes and searching for the right person to set the tone for our ceremony, we came across Rev. Don and his website. We instantly knew he was what we were looking for. He was professional and relate-able making the experience for us feel right. On our wedding day he did everything he could to make the event run smooth and I certainly appreciated that! I highly recommend Rev. Don and would refer him to any family or friends needing an officiant.
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Kate
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so glad to have Don officiate our wedding! When our first officiant could no longer make the ceremony time, we were stuck. Fortunately, our coordinator, Ann Strobel (www.annsplans.com), knew just who to call. He fit us into his already busy schedule and made sure we had EXACTLY what we wanted. No unwanted surprises, just a FUN, personal, and quick ceremony! He was also ok with not including religious references, which was important to us both.

Rev. Don even allowed some Spaceballs quotes into the ceremony, joining us in "the bonds of holy moly". We couldn't have been happier. Thank you, Rev. Don!
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AquaC
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Don Toshach, The Wedding Rev., Reverend Don, One of a Kind Ceremonies... whatever you want to call him, he is your man.
We were really struggling to find the perfect fit - the right person to marry us. We are both faithful and wanted someone who would reflect that without being actually religious and overbearing about it. We spoke on the phone and while Don isn't based that close to us, he was extra flexible about offering to drive up and meet at a location convenient for us. He didn't let us feel bad about it either.
We were also looking for pre-marital counseling so we'd have the best, healthiest shot at marital success after we moved in together, and he was able to offer us that in an affordable and concise way. He took the time to drive all the way up to my home for the session as well. Then he spent extra time going over 'everything' we brought up. He really took no shortcuts. His concern and personal care and attentiveness to us was very clear.
We emailed many, many times and I know that during the lead up to our wedding, Don conducted many other weddings, yet he never made me feel bad for having questions or for having forgotten his previous guidance and instructions. He was always fully available and responsive.
On our final meeting, we met half way this time, we had dinner together, the three of us and finally were able to finalize (well, almost) our ceremony. It was nice to just hang out a bit and it was our pleasure. He always remained personally aware of our unique situation, never confusing us with other couples or letting us feel that we were one of many couples. One of the most beautiful aspects of working with Don is the little pieces of advice he gives, based on his own long and happy but very human marriage. It really let us know that he has been there and gets it.
We were sorry he wasn't able to bring his wife for the Rehearsal Dinner which we were honored he took the time to come out to.
But after all this, also came the actual day of our wedding and it was beyond our expectations, lead by Don. Though we carefully drafted our ceremony between ourselves and with Don's help, he really took that wedding to the next level. All the months of his friendliness and jesting and support, really culminated in a powerfully presented ceremony. He was the man of the moment. We were really disappointed he couldn't stay for the reception! He'd have been very popular!!!
Could not recommend Don at One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies more. Our ceremony was done so smoothly and his guidance was so perfect to us and the guests, I can honestly say our ceremony and wedding day wouldn't have been as beautiful without him. He had to be a part of our day.
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could give 6 or more stars I would! Rev. Don exceeded our every expectation. He gave us guidance and helped us tailor our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. He is professional, articulate, passionate and will capture the attention of the all your guests. Many of my guests said the ceremony was their favorite part of our wedding...and we had an open bar :) Couldn't recommend more!
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Don married us on June 9th and everything about working with him was perfect. Our friends and family continue to tell us that it was one of the most heartfelt, sincere and entertaining ceremonies they have been to. Don was a pleasure to work with, always responsive (even when I was lagging on my return communications - sorry Don I know I went MIA a few times!!) and he put together a perfect ceremony for us. I looked at several officiant profiles on this site and scheduled appointments to meet with them. Don was our first appointment, and as soon as we left the meeting my husband and I started making calls to cancel the rest, we knew we had met the perfect person to marry us!

Thank you again Don, we truly appreciate everything you did and hope that our paths cross again in the future - perhaps when our parents get their way and we start working on grandbabies! :)
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Don was absolutely wonderful! We came to him last minute, as we planned our wedding in 9 days! He was perfect - from calling me back right away, always responding to emails quickly, personally recommending our ceremony spot (which was absolutely beautiful), putting the perfect words together for us (with our input of course). Everyone at the ceremony told me how beautiful it all was.
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Heatherg
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Don was an absolute joy! Our experience with him was just perfect from begining to end! He is very professional and at the same time so personable and down to earth and has a great sense of humor (when appropriate of course). So many of our friends and family have told us over and over how much they loved him and the ceremony he conducted. We are so grateful to Don for being a part of our wedding!! The ceremony was heartfelt and unforgettable. My favorite part of the whole wedding experience! Thank You Don! ~ Heather and Jessie Ashdown
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Susan
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We contacted Rev Don based upon the glowing reviews we saw from other couples, and our experience certainly lived up to his well-deserved reputation. Rev Don provided strong leadership throughout our ceremony that helped create a beautiful experience. He is an engaging public speaker with a great sense of humor. During the planning phase of our wedding, Rev Don met with us twice and took an active interest in learning about our story as a couple. He used this to customize our ceremony so that it truly represented how we wanted to express our love for each other to our closest friends and family. Thank you Rev Don for uniting us as husband and wife!
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Cece
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Don was AMAZING! He was able to incorporate the Filipino traditions and was well versed in it as well. Before wedding we had tons of communication as well as a meeting to go over what were were looking for and what services he provided. He helped us with finding our readings and added personal touches with our "how we met" story! Wedding rehearsal - He was on time, we were late :( Wedding Day we were on time and he was so professional and warming at the same time. Our ceremony was perfect! Thank You Rev Don
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Ms. Aviles
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Don was amazing and made a huge difference in our wedding. We came to Don last minute after we had problems with our first officiant, he was extremely personable, helpful, and knowledgeable. Don was able to tailor our ceremony to exactly what we wanted and made sure he had every detail prepared ahead of time. I would recommend Don to anyone for their wedding because he is a true professional and will take all the stress of your shoulders. All my family loved Don and commented on how great he did. If you want a officiant who will be personable, funny, and professional instead of a robot who just recites words, then DON IS YOUR MAN!!!!!
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Miriam
Wedding:
5/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Don made our day so beautiful and special. He met with us 2 weeks prior to the wedding to get to know us better. His communication with us was constant up to the day of the wedding which I appreciated. I didn't want an elaborate fussy ceremy. Something short and simple and he stepped up to the plate. He even provided some example poems for us to consider using which was very helpful & very much appreciated. The day of the wedding he made us laugh and totally broke the ice. His kind and joyous demeanor will forever be remembered.
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Funkefamily12
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Found Don on the internet and thought we'd take a chance since we're from South Dakota and were getting married in San Diego. Don was very prompt with his response and kept good contact with us! We spoke over the phone and kept in tough via email and my husband and I were very pleased, so far, with out decision to go with him. We met a few days before the wedding in San Diego and ended up being very happy and excited about choosing Don to marry us. The wedding was wonderful and everyone in our families thought Don was great! Throughout the whole process, he was very patient, kind and always kept a sense of humor. We were able to personalize our ceremony, yet keep it a little traditional. Don worked with us with whatever request we had. I would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thanks again, Don!
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Meg
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
By way of qualifying this review please know that by profession and training I am an Exec. Recruiter... seeking out the best talent has always been my business. Don (my new Husband Don), & I, were very specific in wanting a fun, personal & spiritual ceremony for our union in marraige. We grew to truly love the dear Rev personally as he tirelessly crafted a remarkable one-of-a-kind ceremony that on our wedding day, reflected us PERFECTLY. He also honored our assembled friends and family and gave us all a sense of inclusion and joy..... it was a wedding ceremony that will live forever in memory, and not only ours! Don is creative and so very personable, he invested a lot of time and effort in getting to know us and our wants as he developed our ceremony. We recommend the good Rev. Don to you fully, completely, and with great enthusiasm!!! We consider ourselves so very blessed to have been married by him.... :o)

Give him a call.... and if you want to know how creative and spot on he can be, just ask him about the now infamous baseball caps....

(my) Don and I wish you all the very best as you yourselves marry.
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SaRi
Wedding:
4/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don is a very personable officiant. He is familiar with many customs (e.g., Sake Unity Expression, jumping the broom). He was able to customize our ceremony to meet both of our cultural needs without making the service too long. Rev. Don was able to accommodate unrehearsed changes and was able to maintain the flow of the ceremony. Many of my guests thought that me and my wife had a long standing relationship with Rev. Don... he's that good :-) Hope he can make your ceremony as beautiful and meaningful as he made ours.
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Don was great--very professional, friendly, and flexible. He invested time and effort into getting everything just as we wanted it in the months and weeks leading up to our ceremony. On the day of, he arrived early and well dressed, he checked in with both of us and made sure we were at ease, then performed the ceremony exactly as he and I had discussed. Don was professional yet friendly with our families and helped keep things organized and smooth without ever appearing pushy. I highly recommend him to brides looking for a memorable, personal, and enjoyable wedding ceremony.
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kmludwick
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don did an awesome job at our ceremony!

Prior to the ceremony, I had a couple of phone conversations with Don so we could get to know each other and then my husband and I met with him and went through stories of how we met and other personal things we wanted to share with our guests. I think because of his journalistic background, he knew the right questions to ask to get the right type of information from us. Then, he crafted a story basically and weaved in the ceremony parts. He gave us a preliminary script beforehand which allowed us to see what was going to be said and how it would flow, which was great. We were so excited for the big day just to see what people's reactions were going to be to the stories we had him tell for us:)

During the ceremony I remember looking out and everyone was so in tune to him because it was truly like he was telling a story.

We received so many compliments on how great he was with the way he 'told our story". He worked in personal touches throughout the entire ceremony. People said they were entertained! Some even said it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever seen! He made it all about us and that is what I think captured our guests attention, it was so special to us and something we will remember for the rest of our lives. We are forever grateful!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Don was absolutely wonderful, from the moment we met at Starbucks to discuss the details, to the rehearsal dinner, and to the beautiful ceremony. We are the least bit of a boring couple, and he was able to bring together exactly what we wanted in a short amount of time. He has the talent of being funny at the right times, yet serious at the perfect moments. To all my Brides out there, I am a HUGE snob and wanted everything perfect...Don made everything go smoothly and took the time to get to know us. He also brought a lot of ideas to the table and was extremely easy to get ahold of. I could not have asked for a better man to marry my husband and I.
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Tim
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
What can We say about Mr Don other than he was PERFECT. After searching and searching for the perfect officiant for ou wedding, we finally came across Don. He was very flexible in meeting with us and wherever we wanted to meet with him he made it happen. Don is one of those people that seems to REALLY care about you and wants your cermony to be done perfect and the way that you want it. He is very prompt on returning emails and answering questions you may have.
Don made our ceremony more than perfect, through all the rain and some thunder, Don's words and his spur of the moment responses were right on key and what we were looking for. We give Done 10 out of 5 stars HANDS DOWN. Thank you Don
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Scott&Jess
Wedding:
12/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Provided an exceptional service! We sent him some brief information about our lives and he turned it into a very succinct and complimentary ceremony. He worked with us long distance from over seas for most of the set up. Don was extremely patient with us, taking time to speak over the phone and get every last detail perfect. He set up everything so well providing options for the service and advice on what exactly we could do, without being forceful about any one particular way. The day of the wedding Don made everything go incredibly smooth, it was such a relief to have someone with his experience and knowledge guiding us through everything. Absolutely recommend him to my friends and we will seek him out to renew our vows some years down the road.
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Darren
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don Toshach officiated our ceremony enthusiastically, professionally, and on-time. He provided genuine interest during the ceremony by adding his own unique touch and keeping our audience involved (and awake!). While he had fun humor throughout, he kept it professional by sticking with some traditions of marriage and covering core values. He was formal in cooperating with our wedding planner and other vendors. Finally, he arrived on time to our rehearsal and ceremony. He was patient with the whole event and did not rush a thing.
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Matthew
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Did just an outstanding job as the Officiant. True professional, very personable, and as genuine as it gets. Rev. Don was articulate, dependable (even at last minute requests), and we felt he cared just as much as we did about how the wedding would go.

Rev. Don set the perfect tone for our wedding and we could not imagine having anyone else. Very strongly recommended.
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Amy
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We wanted a lot of creativity and flexibility when it came to our wedding ceremony and Reverend Don was the right man for the job! He has had so much experience and so much input to add that it definitely got the creative juices flowing. He was always prompt with email and very friendly in person. It seemed like no matter what, he was very prepared. In fact, I think he said he always brings two copies of his paperwork just to make sure he had it. What he wrote for our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and unique but most of all, he captured who we were as a couple. I highly recommend Rev. Don and we could be contacting him again once we're ready to renew our vows.
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Alyson
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Don is awesome!!! The absolute best, you will not be disappointed!! I watched him at mt friend's ceremony, we hired him, and I will continue to refer him. So great!!
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Jeff
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
All - We did our due diligence in researching and meeting with officiants, and Don was the only one that made us not feel like "just another client." I am not sure what it was about him, but as soon as we met him we knew he was the officiant for us. Furthermore, the job he did at the actual wedding surpassed all of our expectations. He was funny, witty, meaningful, romantic, and everything else you would want in an officiant. Don is a natural at this and is fantastic at what he does. Based on our input, he tailored the length and material presented in the ceremony to our needs. After the ceremony (and still to this day) I have people asking me about Don for their wedding and saying how good of a job he did. I highly recommend Reverend Don. He’s awesome!!
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pcilex
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Don was AWESOME! We felt so fortunate to have found an officiant that put so much effort and personal attention to crafting our ceremony so that it was personal and unique to us. We had our friends and family come up to us after the wedding to comment on how beautiful the ceremony was and how great Don was. He spoke to us and our guests like we were old friends, rather than wedding guests. My husband and I truly felt like our wedding was the most important thing to him in that moment. It was special, personal and truly a wonderful day.
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Courtney
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Don was amazing! We had a last minute falling out from our friend who was going to marry us and Don was more than willing to jump in and help us. We wanted a very non-traditional ceremony and he came up with more ideas and more creative aspects than we could have ever come up with on our own. Don did a lot of research to incorporate our Rockabilly theme into the ceremony and even went out to buy a pair of Converse to match the wedding party and an awesome bowling shirt to fit the theme (all his idea too!).

Don- thank you so much for everything. You really did make our day extra special!

Courtney & Robert
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
So we called Don randomly after finding him on Wedding Wire, and after speaking with him quickly on the phone I thought right away that he could be the perfect person to be the officiant for our wedding. Conversation was great, and he sounded like a good person, with a good voice.... and he even seemed like he cared and loved what he does. We wanted to meet him in person, and he chose a place half-way between where we both lived to make it more convenient for us. We met him, liked him, hired him.

Leading up to the wedding, he worked closely with us, very patiently and with lots of ideas and suggestions on how to create the perfect ceremony specifically for us as a couple. On the day of, he was more than on time, ready to go and excited. He was professional, yet able to hold a crowd's attention with an appropriate sense of humor. He was the perfect man for the job!

Thanks again Don!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don is absolutely amazing! From our first meeting he was professional fun easy going and all about learning my husband and my story. He was very easy to work with and was in constant contact with me, providing support, help and ideas. He customized our ceremony exactly how we wanted it, making the ceremony even more memorable and perfect all around, it was all about us and our love story. He is very helpful and considerate. I would definitely recommend Rev. Don to every couple for their wedding if they want a personalized memorable wedding ceremony!
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D.
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev Don Toshach was our officiant for our wedding April 2011. We were more than satisfied with his service. We had many compliments for how our ceremony turned out. Rev Don definitely made our day special with his preparation and technique. While looking for an officiant, we had the opportunity to interview a few officiants. Although we liked all the officiants, we felt more comfortable with Rev Don because he actually took the time to read our wedding website before our meeting to try and get to know us. He takes the initiative to build a relationship with the couples that he marries. He is very thorough and responds quickly to your messages. He'll go out of his way to customize your wedding and make it unique. I strongly recommend to at least give him a call and setup an initial meeting.
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Runy
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don was amazing! He was flexible, accommodating and helpful in every aspect. He was friendly and made us feel comfortable from the beginning. He helped us find readings on love and also wrote us a wonderful story/vows. I would recommend him for everyone who wants a officiant who will work with you and tailor your wedding to suit you exactly. We had a great experience with Reverend Don and would gladly recommend him!
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amber
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don made the ceremony turn out wonderful!!!! Everything ran so smoothly and even when the jazz music went on in the beginning of the ceremony, Rev. Don just said a little something to make our family & friends laugh and continued on like nothing happened. He was so professional and everything just turned out great. Rev. Don has great communication and really does take his time to get to know you as a couple. I feel so blessed and happy that my husband and I choose him to be part of our big day.
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Wendy
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Choosing the right officiant for your wedding is difficult when you're hiring a minister and asking him not to mention God. Rev Don Toshach worked with us to help us understand the many options within a wedding ceremony, offering suggestions of what others had done and he made sure he knew what we needed from him. He made our non-religious ceremony solemn, dignified, personal, humorous and altogether special. The suggestions he made were excellent and the ceremony was absolutely perfect. We highly recommend Reverend Don!
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Kati
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don was simply amazing! He listened to all our input for the ceremony and made it perfect for us. He was so flexible and really, just a pleasure to work with. My guests commented on how it seemed he really knew us and they enjoyed all the personal touches. Thanks Rev. Don for making out day amazing!
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Christina
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Don was soo awesome!! He was on time and professional for every appt we had with him. He met and conversated with whole family and bridal party at our rehearsal to get to know everybody before the wedding which I thought was so nice. He was very punctual and checked in with me weekly to make sure we were on the same page and made sure I had no other questions or requests. He made our ceremony unique, religious, funny and comfortable. Don put our love story into our vows which made it so much more meaningful, than just your standard "I Dos". He also gave us many different options on how we wanted our ceremony conducted and vibe we were looking for. We had so many compliments on Don after our wedding and I would highly recomend him!! My wedding wouldnt have been the same without him!! :)
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Jay
Wedding:
1/26/2013
4.8/5.0
What a treat! We had a wonderful experience having Reverend Don Toshach as our efficient for our wedding in Palm Springs. We found Don's guidance to be very helpful when writing our ceremony. When it came to our ceremony, we were grateful to have someone we could trust to take the reigns and make things work....well! He had license to ad lib and did so perfectly. He even gave us a nugget of advice to live by that came as a surprise and will it be cherished throughout our marriage. Thank you to Reverend Don for helping us to tie a strong knot!
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DevilDog_Darlin
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.8/5.0
Rev. Don was amazing! Very accommodating and understanding to our unique needs. He provided a very memorable, heart-felt, and humorous ceremony -- just our style. Many guests came up to me at the reception to say what an amazing, entertaining, and personal ceremony we had.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/17/2013
4.4/5.0
One-of-a-Kinda Ceremonies/Rev. Don was the person who officiated my wedding on 2/17/13 and he was GREAT! He has a wonderful passion for what he does and he gives Bride/Groom so much attention throughout the entire process. Be prepared to have your ceremony completely individualized and he's flexible with what you would like him to wear on your wedding day! He wore converse (Chuck's) with a tux on my wedding to match the groom and groomsmen at my wedding.

All in all he's a good vendor. I would recommend him, but my only advice would be- as much as possible communicate via phone... email is not always the best way to go when having to talk ceremony stuff.

:o) Good Luck!
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One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

I agree with this bride. We had a minor misunderstanding about the rehearsal that I tried to resolve initially over e-mail, but it would have been far better for me to pick up the phone and talk directly because words got taken wrong on both of our parts. It all got cleared up amicably and didn't affect the ceremony in the least. It was a good, but hard learning experience.

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