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Rev. Bruce Danzara

San Clemente , CA
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San Clemente, CA 92673 US (map)

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What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Evangelical
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Alina
Wedding:
5/17/2014
0.0/5.0
Bruce was 40 minutes late to our first meeting, but that wasn't as bad as him forgetting his lines during our ceremony. He didn't try to cover it up, he blatantly announced to our guests that he had forgotten his lines as he flipped through his book to find a good spot to restart. We were completely mortified.
Bruce was 40 minutes late to our first meeting, but that wasn't as bad as him forgetting his lines during our ceremony. He Read more...
Bruce was 40 minutes late to our first meeting, but that wasn't as bad as him forgetting his lines during our ceremony. He didn't try to cover it up, he blatantly announced to our guests that he had forgotten his lines as he flipped through his book to find a good spot to restart. We were completely mortified. Read less
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Elsa
Wedding:
3/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Danzara did a wonderful job. We are from Hawaii and did everything online and his website was very informative and helpful. We selected our own entire wedding outline and he delivered perfectly. In all the excitement he took care of getting witnesses to sign certificate and followed up with filing since we were from out of town. I highly recommend him if you are getting married. Thank you Rev. Bruce Danzara you were amazing.
Elsa and Michael
Rev. Danzara did a wonderful job. We are from Hawaii and did everything online and his website was very informative and Read more...
Rev. Danzara did a wonderful job. We are from Hawaii and did everything online and his website was very informative and helpful. We selected our own entire wedding outline and he delivered perfectly. In all the excitement he took care of getting witnesses to sign certificate and followed up with filing since we were from out of town. I highly recommend him if you are getting married. Thank you Rev. Bruce Danzara you were amazing.
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Amy
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was everything we wanted and more! Thank you, Rev. Bruce Danzara. You have such a special way of making people feel so comfortable. It was funny and very meaningful too.
Our ceremony was everything we wanted and more! Thank you, Rev. Bruce Danzara. You have such a special way of making Read more...
Our ceremony was everything we wanted and more! Thank you, Rev. Bruce Danzara. You have such a special way of making people feel so comfortable. It was funny and very meaningful too. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
1/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Bruce Danzara lead our wedding ceremony this past week and my husband and I are so glad that we got to meet him. He was so kind, pleasant voice, spoke clearly, and just a great person to be around.
We loved him the moment we met him!
He gave us tons of different options for our ceremony (religious or not) and was very helpful throughout our planning (with marriage licenses and etc). We're so happy Rev. Bruce married us.
Reverend Bruce Danzara lead our wedding ceremony this past week and my husband and I are so glad that we got to meet him. Read more...
Reverend Bruce Danzara lead our wedding ceremony this past week and my husband and I are so glad that we got to meet him. He was so kind, pleasant voice, spoke clearly, and just a great person to be around.
We loved him the moment we met him!
He gave us tons of different options for our ceremony (religious or not) and was very helpful throughout our planning (with marriage licenses and etc). We're so happy Rev. Bruce married us. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Bruce's high energy and sense of humor made our ceremony so fun and memorable! The time he spent offering great ideas and listening to our ideas made the ceremony so unique and meaningful for us. For all the time we spend on everyone related to the wedding day, the ceremony really is the most important part of the day, and Bruce really brought it all together for us!
Bruce's high energy and sense of humor made our ceremony so fun and memorable! The time he spent offering great ideas and Read more...
Bruce's high energy and sense of humor made our ceremony so fun and memorable! The time he spent offering great ideas and listening to our ideas made the ceremony so unique and meaningful for us. For all the time we spend on everyone related to the wedding day, the ceremony really is the most important part of the day, and Bruce really brought it all together for us! Read less
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DanielBadraun
Wedding:
2/11/2012
4.8/5.0
Bruce was great. He really made me feel comfortable when I was up there waiting for my bride to be. Spoke loud and clear so everybody could hear even if you were in the back.
Bruce was great. He really made me feel comfortable when I was up there waiting for my bride to be. Spoke loud and clear Read more...
Bruce was great. He really made me feel comfortable when I was up there waiting for my bride to be. Spoke loud and clear so everybody could hear even if you were in the back. Read less
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shar1411
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Bruce made our wedding as beautiful and meaningful as we imagined. With is help, we shaped our vows to reflect our personal story and he delivered them with great warmth. Rev. Bruce came early to our venue and was instumental in helping us with the placement of chairs and gave us invaulable advice on the practical elements of the ceremony. He was a pleasure to have around and we can't thank him enough for all that he did for us. We would recommend Rev. Bruce to everyone!
Reverend Bruce made our wedding as beautiful and meaningful as we imagined. With is help, we shaped our vows to reflect Read more...
Reverend Bruce made our wedding as beautiful and meaningful as we imagined. With is help, we shaped our vows to reflect our personal story and he delivered them with great warmth. Rev. Bruce came early to our venue and was instumental in helping us with the placement of chairs and gave us invaulable advice on the practical elements of the ceremony. He was a pleasure to have around and we can't thank him enough for all that he did for us. We would recommend Rev. Bruce to everyone! Read less
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Lena
Wedding:
10/21/2011
4.8/5.0
Reverend Bruce was great! The tone of our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. It was beautiful.
Reverend Bruce has a great website and provides you with many options to have the ceremony you want. Every aspect we wanted was in our ceremony. The ceremony time was appropriate for what we wanted. Not too long and not too short. After the ceremony, many of our guests complimented the words and Reverend Bruce.
Reverend Bruce was great! The tone of our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. It was beautiful.
Reverend Bruce has a Read more...
Reverend Bruce was great! The tone of our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. It was beautiful.
Reverend Bruce has a great website and provides you with many options to have the ceremony you want. Every aspect we wanted was in our ceremony. The ceremony time was appropriate for what we wanted. Not too long and not too short. After the ceremony, many of our guests complimented the words and Reverend Bruce. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The method which I chose to use to find OUR officiant was to call several based off of their reviews from various wedding related sites, and to try to get a feel or vibe from them while speaking to them. Right away from the first time speaking with Rev. Bruce Danzara I felt very comfortable and confident that he would be the right choice. Sure enough, when we met in person both me and my fiance (wife now) were certain with our choice. Even though we chose not to do a wedding rehearsal, moments before we were to walk down the aisle, Rev. Bruce Danzara carefully explained to the entire wedding party how the ceremony would go and made everyone feel at ease, especially me. The ceremony went by smoothly and beautifully.
Planning for a wedding can be a very stressful time and sometimes the stress doesn't let up until the last wedding guest has gone home. So it was very very nice to feel confident that there was one part of the planning process that allowed us to feel a bit more at ease..our decision to use the services of Rev. Bruce Danzara.
The method which I chose to use to find OUR officiant was to call several based off of their reviews from various wedding Read more...
The method which I chose to use to find OUR officiant was to call several based off of their reviews from various wedding related sites, and to try to get a feel or vibe from them while speaking to them. Right away from the first time speaking with Rev. Bruce Danzara I felt very comfortable and confident that he would be the right choice. Sure enough, when we met in person both me and my fiance (wife now) were certain with our choice. Even though we chose not to do a wedding rehearsal, moments before we were to walk down the aisle, Rev. Bruce Danzara carefully explained to the entire wedding party how the ceremony would go and made everyone feel at ease, especially me. The ceremony went by smoothly and beautifully.
Planning for a wedding can be a very stressful time and sometimes the stress doesn't let up until the last wedding guest has gone home. So it was very very nice to feel confident that there was one part of the planning process that allowed us to feel a bit more at ease..our decision to use the services of Rev. Bruce Danzara. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.8/5.0
** Big appetite and all about what people say about him rather than you**
Rev Danzara seemed like the right fit when we first met. He responded to our email and set up a time and place to meet with him. He was friendly and made us comfortable with choosing him. Plus his price fit with our small budget. He advertises unlimited emails and phone calls. What that means is you can email him as much as you like, but he won't respond. When it came time to choosing our ceremony selections I had to send him several emails just to get him to respond to me. Once he would respond, thing would go smoothly and I knew exactly what to expect for my ceremony.

Expect to plan your own ceremony. His fee is for his appearance, performance and use of his website to select and plan your ceremony. Which really didn't create too much of a problem until I had questions and he wouldn't respond to emails.

His fee does not include rehearsal, but he did email me a suggestion on how to perform the rehearsal. We had a small wedding at a small venue and because he wasn't there, I used some of his suggestions but I made the wedding what I wanted it to be. We decided we did not want our backs to our guest but rather we would face them, and that is how we rehearsed. In addition, we had a sand blending ceremony with our children so facing our guests made more sense.

When he arrived, he was given instructions by my Matron of Honor and my father's wife. When he was told we would face the guests and not him, he didn't like that and told my dad's wife he would NOT marry us if that's how we wanted it. My wedding day was going absolutely perfect until they approached me to tell me what he had said. They sent him up to speak to me. He said that he had done a wedding like that and he didn't think it went well because guests had complained about his performance. Since he is the one speaking, he needs to face the guests. I simply told him that's is how we rehearsed, the kids knew what to do based on rehearsal and because of the small venue and the intimate feel, we would face the guests. He tried arguing it but I told him we would face the guests and he could stand to the side instead of his back to the guests. It was a backyard wedding with 30 guest, standing to the side wasn't an issue. He had a lapel mic anyhow and there wouldn't be an issue with hearing him. He eventually agreed to that but if he's not going to participate in rehearsals then he will need to be flexible when he arrives to the ceremony and the bride and groom have made decisions without him. I wasn't too concerned about his threat not to perform our ceremony, as I had a back up plan, however, it was extremely unprofessional for him to even speak that way.

He was very concerned with what guests would say about him and his performance. Overall, he did just fine with the ceremony, but my guests didn't comment on his performance of the ceremony. What they did comment about was his appetite and performance after the ceremony. Cocktail hour immediately followed the ceremony. I did plan to feed my vendors so I wasn't too concerned about him eating. However, according to my guests, he planted himself in the kitchen area and as our chef would load up a plate of hors d'oeuvres to be passed around, Bruce would just about empty the plate before it could be passed. Several guests commented to us how he had more hors d'oeuvres than they had and they thought that was very unprofessional. One of our servers told us he had seen what Bruce was doing so he began to load a plate and avoid Bruce completely so he could get the plates passed around to our guests. Even the head chef told the servers to stop serving Bruce. In fact, our best man finally gave him his payment, hoping he would leave and stop hoarding the food. My mother and father in-law are ministers as well, and they said they had never seen a minister be so unprofessional.

I'll give him this, when he left, he did have the sense to apologize to me about his behavior before the wedding.

Glad he was cheap but really wasn't worth it.
** Big appetite and all about what people say about him rather than you**
Rev Danzara seemed like the right fit when Read more...
** Big appetite and all about what people say about him rather than you**
Rev Danzara seemed like the right fit when we first met. He responded to our email and set up a time and place to meet with him. He was friendly and made us comfortable with choosing him. Plus his price fit with our small budget. He advertises unlimited emails and phone calls. What that means is you can email him as much as you like, but he won't respond. When it came time to choosing our ceremony selections I had to send him several emails just to get him to respond to me. Once he would respond, thing would go smoothly and I knew exactly what to expect for my ceremony.

Expect to plan your own ceremony. His fee is for his appearance, performance and use of his website to select and plan your ceremony. Which really didn't create too much of a problem until I had questions and he wouldn't respond to emails.

His fee does not include rehearsal, but he did email me a suggestion on how to perform the rehearsal. We had a small wedding at a small venue and because he wasn't there, I used some of his suggestions but I made the wedding what I wanted it to be. We decided we did not want our backs to our guest but rather we would face them, and that is how we rehearsed. In addition, we had a sand blending ceremony with our children so facing our guests made more sense.

When he arrived, he was given instructions by my Matron of Honor and my father's wife. When he was told we would face the guests and not him, he didn't like that and told my dad's wife he would NOT marry us if that's how we wanted it. My wedding day was going absolutely perfect until they approached me to tell me what he had said. They sent him up to speak to me. He said that he had done a wedding like that and he didn't think it went well because guests had complained about his performance. Since he is the one speaking, he needs to face the guests. I simply told him that's is how we rehearsed, the kids knew what to do based on rehearsal and because of the small venue and the intimate feel, we would face the guests. He tried arguing it but I told him we would face the guests and he could stand to the side instead of his back to the guests. It was a backyard wedding with 30 guest, standing to the side wasn't an issue. He had a lapel mic anyhow and there wouldn't be an issue with hearing him. He eventually agreed to that but if he's not going to participate in rehearsals then he will need to be flexible when he arrives to the ceremony and the bride and groom have made decisions without him. I wasn't too concerned about his threat not to perform our ceremony, as I had a back up plan, however, it was extremely unprofessional for him to even speak that way.

He was very concerned with what guests would say about him and his performance. Overall, he did just fine with the ceremony, but my guests didn't comment on his performance of the ceremony. What they did comment about was his appetite and performance after the ceremony. Cocktail hour immediately followed the ceremony. I did plan to feed my vendors so I wasn't too concerned about him eating. However, according to my guests, he planted himself in the kitchen area and as our chef would load up a plate of hors d'oeuvres to be passed around, Bruce would just about empty the plate before it could be passed. Several guests commented to us how he had more hors d'oeuvres than they had and they thought that was very unprofessional. One of our servers told us he had seen what Bruce was doing so he began to load a plate and avoid Bruce completely so he could get the plates passed around to our guests. Even the head chef told the servers to stop serving Bruce. In fact, our best man finally gave him his payment, hoping he would leave and stop hoarding the food. My mother and father in-law are ministers as well, and they said they had never seen a minister be so unprofessional.

I'll give him this, when he left, he did have the sense to apologize to me about his behavior before the wedding.

Glad he was cheap but really wasn't worth it. Read less
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