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The Reverend D

Forest Hills , NY
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Forest Hills, NY US 11375 (map)

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917-301-6665

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ABOUT US

I know exactly what it's like to wander from the beaten wedding aisle and I love helping other brides create their own unique traditions. I go out of my way to make the process fun and... Read more
I know exactly what it's like to wander from the beaten wedding aisle and I love helping other brides create their own unique traditions. I go out of my way to make the process fun and stress-free, and I am open to any ideas you're willing to throw at me. Because at the end of the day, *you* are what will make your wedding unique. So essentially, my job is to help you express you.

Now let me tell you a little bit about myself.

People become wedding officiants for a lot of different reasons. Some do it to fulfill a spiritual calling. Some do it so they can perform their sister's wedding. And some just do it for the money. Me, I did it out of sheer frustration.

Back when I first got engaged, I literally spent hours and hours typing words like "offbeat, gothic, punk, metal, sci-fi, gay and lesbian, Halloween, funny" and "rock and roll" combined with "NYC wedding officiant" into search engines in a futile attempt to find someone I could actually relate to. What I ended up slogging through were dozens of websites of officiants who all made the same generic promise to give me a "personalized, caring and memorable experience." Ugh. For the most part, they seemed a bit lacking in the offbeat category and a LOT lacking in the fun category. And for a DIY bride who was paying for her own wedding, it both offended and annoyed me that they all charged an awful lot of money for what would essentially boil down to 10-20 minutes of my life. It was maddening; I wanted to pull my hair out.

In defiance, I registered as a NYC Officiant, thinking I would just perform my own wedding. Sadly, I soon learned that there's only one state you can do that in (and it's not New York) so that idea got shot down. But I suddenly found myself sitting around with a perfectly legitimate Reverend status, a grudge against the wedding machine that had denied me the fun, offbeat, and affordable officiant that I had so desperately wanted, a sharp sense of humor and an idea: maybe, just maybe, if *I* was looking for all of those things, well then maybe someone else was too. And I thought: who better to fill that void than someone who's been through it herself?

And so I embarked upon my mission: to give all of you brides out there *exactly* the wedding that you want. You want to get married by a chick in full gothic regalia? Done. Want to get married by Slave Leia? Done. Want an Officiant who tells dirty jokes? Leads a pagan hand-fasting ritual? Incorporates your performance art into the service? Belts out a rock and roll love song for you and your significant other? Dresses like Elvira or a zombie for your Halloween wedding? Reads the entire service in Klingon? Or who FINALLY gets to perform legal, same-sex ceremonies with simple beauty and dignity? Or maybe you just want someone who understands your lifestyle and thinks it's awesome. You get the picture. No idea is too wild, too weird, or yes, even too normal. Your wedding can be anything you want it to be; my only goal is to help you achieve it.

Oh, and the best part? It's not gonna cost you an arm and a leg. Weddings are expensive enough without a total stranger demanding a ton of cash to perform a service pretending she's known you forever. I won't give my rate away here, but unlike most other officiants, I am honest and upfront about the price and post it right on my website. So trust me, I'm cheap. But I ain't easy.

Oh wait.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
My question is: What would you like me to wear? I will work with your wedding to find something appropriate.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Flexible is my middle name. Okay, I'm lying. I don't have a middle name. But if I did, it would be Flexible.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Of course! I heartily encourage it.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Not at all. But I could look some up online for you if you like.
How long are your ceremonies?
As long or as short as you would like them to be.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Nope. If you still need premarital counseling at this point, you probably shouldn't be getting married.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Sure!
Do you supply a sound system?
No, but I could in a pinch.

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Allison
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The Reverend D ROCKS!! She took our 30 + years in the making love story and made it her own ! She was able to articulate our love to the crowd with warmth, humor and sentimentality without making it too mushy or boring! She is just one very cool chick. She has the looks, the brains and is just so dynamic , you can't help ,as my Husband says, "love her". Thank you so very much for the effort and time you spent on making our day a memorable one. Oh and she is ridiculously underpriced!! Book her if you can!!
Allison & Frank 7/20/14
The Reverend D ROCKS!! She took our 30 + years in the making love story and made it her own ! She was able to articulate Read more...
The Reverend D ROCKS!! She took our 30 + years in the making love story and made it her own ! She was able to articulate our love to the crowd with warmth, humor and sentimentality without making it too mushy or boring! She is just one very cool chick. She has the looks, the brains and is just so dynamic , you can't help ,as my Husband says, "love her". Thank you so very much for the effort and time you spent on making our day a memorable one. Oh and she is ridiculously underpriced!! Book her if you can!!
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Simon
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend D was the absolute best to work with! She went above and beyond what we expected of her and delivered a ceremony that all our guests said was the most memorable wedding they had ever attended. We will highly recommend her to everyone we know who is getting married. We just simply can't believe how much effort she put in to give us exactly what we hoped for. Simply amazing!!!!!
Reverend D was the absolute best to work with! She went above and beyond what we expected of her and delivered a ceremony Read more...
Reverend D was the absolute best to work with! She went above and beyond what we expected of her and delivered a ceremony that all our guests said was the most memorable wedding they had ever attended. We will highly recommend her to everyone we know who is getting married. We just simply can't believe how much effort she put in to give us exactly what we hoped for. Simply amazing!!!!! Read less
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kent
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
The Reverend D was the absolute best to work with! !! She went above and beyond what we had expected from her and delivered a ceremony that all our guests said was the most memorable wedding/ceremony they had ever attended. We will highly recommend her to everyone we know who is getting married. We just simply can't believe how much effort and time she put in, to give us exactly what we hoped for. She writes her own ceremony based on a questionnaire she sends you! if you have the chance to book The Reverend D you will not be disappointed in her delivery!!! she is Absolutely Fabulous!!! xoxo!!!!!
The Reverend D was the absolute best to work with! !! She went above and beyond what we had expected from her and Read more...
The Reverend D was the absolute best to work with! !! She went above and beyond what we had expected from her and delivered a ceremony that all our guests said was the most memorable wedding/ceremony they had ever attended. We will highly recommend her to everyone we know who is getting married. We just simply can't believe how much effort and time she put in, to give us exactly what we hoped for. She writes her own ceremony based on a questionnaire she sends you! if you have the chance to book The Reverend D you will not be disappointed in her delivery!!! she is Absolutely Fabulous!!! xoxo!!!!! Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
When I was looking for a wedding officiant as soon as I came across her website I knew she would be perfect. My husband and I had decided to have our wedding during the convention we run, so we wanted someone who would be ok with that. She provided us with a survey, which we both filled out and from that she crafted our ceremony. I could not have asked for a better ceremony. She wouldn't let us know what she was going to say before hand so as we were hearing her speak during the wedding it was our first time hearing it, but it could not have been more perfect. I highly recommend hiring Reverend D, as she is just awesome and great to work with.
When I was looking for a wedding officiant as soon as I came across her website I knew she would be perfect. My husband Read more...
When I was looking for a wedding officiant as soon as I came across her website I knew she would be perfect. My husband and I had decided to have our wedding during the convention we run, so we wanted someone who would be ok with that. She provided us with a survey, which we both filled out and from that she crafted our ceremony. I could not have asked for a better ceremony. She wouldn't let us know what she was going to say before hand so as we were hearing her speak during the wedding it was our first time hearing it, but it could not have been more perfect. I highly recommend hiring Reverend D, as she is just awesome and great to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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The Reverend was prompt, supportive, courteous and engaging. She put US first and made sure WE were at ease before doing anything.

Reverend D provided EXCEPTIONAL communication to us every step of the way..while everyone else stressed us out. She was there to make sure we were calm and had fun.

I loved what she did, the service was phenomenal and she nailed it. Everyone who was there said she was exceptional and some even wished they knew about her before they got married as they would have hired her.

DM is the best.
The Reverend was prompt, supportive, courteous and engaging. She put US first and made sure WE were at ease before doing Read more...
The Reverend was prompt, supportive, courteous and engaging. She put US first and made sure WE were at ease before doing anything.

Reverend D provided EXCEPTIONAL communication to us every step of the way..while everyone else stressed us out. She was there to make sure we were calm and had fun.

I loved what she did, the service was phenomenal and she nailed it. Everyone who was there said she was exceptional and some even wished they knew about her before they got married as they would have hired her.

DM is the best. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend D made my wedding. She was so flexible, so willing to do whatever made us happy! My husband and I wanted a humorous ceremony and we got exactly what we wanted. Reverend D is a wonderful officiant and I honestly cannot say enough great things about her. She put in so much time and effort for us- she will for you too!
Reverend D made my wedding. She was so flexible, so willing to do whatever made us happy! My husband and I wanted a Read more...
Reverend D made my wedding. She was so flexible, so willing to do whatever made us happy! My husband and I wanted a humorous ceremony and we got exactly what we wanted. Reverend D is a wonderful officiant and I honestly cannot say enough great things about her. She put in so much time and effort for us- she will for you too! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverand D was absolutely amazing she made our ceremony perfect... We got so many compliments even now a month later... She took the time to make our ceremony just about us we had everyone laughing and crying at the same time it was great!
Reverand D was absolutely amazing she made our ceremony perfect... We got so many compliments even now a month later... Read more...
Reverand D was absolutely amazing she made our ceremony perfect... We got so many compliments even now a month later... She took the time to make our ceremony just about us we had everyone laughing and crying at the same time it was great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DonnaMarie - she is one of a kind person who you can trust on the important event. She is beautiful, energetic, and responsible to give you what you want and beyond. She pursued her job as an officiant beyond our expectation on our wedding day, not to mention for the preparation period as well , she has made us not to worry. We both were thrilled to listen to her presentation and wording which were very warm, personal, and touched... We loved the way she performed on our celebration day. DonnaMarie is a highly recommended person!! I must also say that her husband is such a cool looking, has a sweet mind setting, and very supportive man who is also talented to a various dimension! "PERFECT"
DonnaMarie - she is one of a kind person who you can trust on the important event. She is beautiful, energetic, and Read more...
DonnaMarie - she is one of a kind person who you can trust on the important event. She is beautiful, energetic, and responsible to give you what you want and beyond. She pursued her job as an officiant beyond our expectation on our wedding day, not to mention for the preparation period as well , she has made us not to worry. We both were thrilled to listen to her presentation and wording which were very warm, personal, and touched... We loved the way she performed on our celebration day. DonnaMarie is a highly recommended person!! I must also say that her husband is such a cool looking, has a sweet mind setting, and very supportive man who is also talented to a various dimension! "PERFECT" Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The Rev D was exactly who we were looking for in an officiant! She took the time to get to know us and made our wedding sweet and funny and rad at the same time. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants a non-boring, fantastic wedding catered to their tastes.
The Rev D was exactly who we were looking for in an officiant! She took the time to get to know us and made our wedding Read more...
The Rev D was exactly who we were looking for in an officiant! She took the time to get to know us and made our wedding sweet and funny and rad at the same time. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants a non-boring, fantastic wedding catered to their tastes. Read less
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heide
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. D did my daughter & daughter in laws wedding and she ROCKED it out!!!!! Totally awesome on site, and off. She covered A thru Z and if she lived in Michigan I would TOTALLY recommend her. You can NOT get any better then a Mom saying how well it went for her kids wedding. You want it, name it, she will do it. Thanks Rev D.
Rev. D did my daughter & daughter in laws wedding and she ROCKED it out!!!!! Totally awesome on site, and off. She covered Read more...
Rev. D did my daughter & daughter in laws wedding and she ROCKED it out!!!!! Totally awesome on site, and off. She covered A thru Z and if she lived in Michigan I would TOTALLY recommend her. You can NOT get any better then a Mom saying how well it went for her kids wedding. You want it, name it, she will do it. Thanks Rev D. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend D traveled 6 hours to help us with our wedding. We contacted her a year before and she was excited and happy from day one. Her questionnaire is fun to fill out, very detailed, and turns into the most beautiful, custom ceremony on your day. She'll read from whatever book you want, wear most anything you ask of her, and on our end not only did she marry us and carry on her day, she came to the reception (the night before she and her adorable husband helped set up, the day of they helped break down) and MC'd for us as well on very short notice. She is worth twice, three, four times what she asks and there is no way you could go wrong. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else performing our service.
Reverend D traveled 6 hours to help us with our wedding. We contacted her a year before and she was excited and happy from Read more...
Reverend D traveled 6 hours to help us with our wedding. We contacted her a year before and she was excited and happy from day one. Her questionnaire is fun to fill out, very detailed, and turns into the most beautiful, custom ceremony on your day. She'll read from whatever book you want, wear most anything you ask of her, and on our end not only did she marry us and carry on her day, she came to the reception (the night before she and her adorable husband helped set up, the day of they helped break down) and MC'd for us as well on very short notice. She is worth twice, three, four times what she asks and there is no way you could go wrong. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else performing our service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are incredibly grateful to Reverend D for giving us an amazing ceremony that was even better than we could have imagined. Her detailed questionnaire allowed her to get to know us and weave so many meaningful and deeply personal things into the ceremony. Our guests could not stop raving about her (and asking how long we knew her - we had Skyped once and met in person the day of our wedding). Not to mention that I'm pretty sure she was the best bargain of our entire wedding. If you're thinking about hiring her, just go ahead and do it, she will absolutely rock your ceremony.
My husband and I are incredibly grateful to Reverend D for giving us an amazing ceremony that was even better than we Read more...
My husband and I are incredibly grateful to Reverend D for giving us an amazing ceremony that was even better than we could have imagined. Her detailed questionnaire allowed her to get to know us and weave so many meaningful and deeply personal things into the ceremony. Our guests could not stop raving about her (and asking how long we knew her - we had Skyped once and met in person the day of our wedding). Not to mention that I'm pretty sure she was the best bargain of our entire wedding. If you're thinking about hiring her, just go ahead and do it, she will absolutely rock your ceremony. Read less
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natasha
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev D - She's the BEST! She went beyond the call of duty in every respect. Truly fantastic, brilliant, amazing, thoughtful, gorgeous woman that was a huge part of our day. I couldn't thank her enough x
Rev D - She's the BEST! She went beyond the call of duty in every respect. Truly fantastic, brilliant, amazing, Read more...
Rev D - She's the BEST! She went beyond the call of duty in every respect. Truly fantastic, brilliant, amazing, thoughtful, gorgeous woman that was a huge part of our day. I couldn't thank her enough x Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend D exceeded every single one our expectations!!!

We found Reverend D online. We skyped and spoke on the phone a couple times before our wedding. She was professional, organized, unique, fun, and just overall amazing! She is affordable and worth every single penny.

We got married January 2014 at SIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's in NYC. We had about 100 guests at our wedding. Reverend D arrived early and jumped right in with helping us organize our guests. She immediately removed any lingering planning and last minute organizational stress.

Everyone from religious and conservative family members to our rockstar friends loved our ceremony and said it was the best one they ever experienced. People thought Reverend D was one of our best friends for many years.

She personalized our service and made our day absolutely perfect. The service she wrote was so special and her delivery was flawless.

Reverend D is absolutely awesome. We feel so lucky we found her. We can't say enough positive things about her. I would gladly recommend her to anyone. Feel free to contact us if you would like to hear more.

PS - She has an amazing look. She work a lovely black dress and rocked a Swarovski Wonder-women clutch!
Reverend D exceeded every single one our expectations!!!

We found Reverend D online. We skyped and spoke on the Read more...
Reverend D exceeded every single one our expectations!!!

We found Reverend D online. We skyped and spoke on the phone a couple times before our wedding. She was professional, organized, unique, fun, and just overall amazing! She is affordable and worth every single penny.

We got married January 2014 at SIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's in NYC. We had about 100 guests at our wedding. Reverend D arrived early and jumped right in with helping us organize our guests. She immediately removed any lingering planning and last minute organizational stress.

Everyone from religious and conservative family members to our rockstar friends loved our ceremony and said it was the best one they ever experienced. People thought Reverend D was one of our best friends for many years.

She personalized our service and made our day absolutely perfect. The service she wrote was so special and her delivery was flawless.

Reverend D is absolutely awesome. We feel so lucky we found her. We can't say enough positive things about her. I would gladly recommend her to anyone. Feel free to contact us if you would like to hear more.

PS - She has an amazing look. She work a lovely black dress and rocked a Swarovski Wonder-women clutch! Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev D was the hit of our wedding! We absolutely loved her, and the ceremony-preparing process was a ball of fun - she asked us a zillion questions in writing (for which we each wrote responses secretly and privately) and then she miraculously transformed our responses into a brilliant, hilarious, and tender ceremony, using our words and stories in such a crafty and personalized way. All of our guests were commenting on how much they enjoyed her presence and her ceremony - and many assumed we were lifelong friends. She is truly a gift, and is enormously talented at what she does - sassy, witty, gorgeous, and also highly professional. We knew we had nothing to worry about it hiring Rev D, and she made our wedding day incredibly memorable, celebratory, and we'll never forget her. Not only did she put together a smash of a ceremony, she also partied with us and our friends all night long and everyone loved her to bits. She's the best. Hire her IMMEDIATELY if you don't want a snore of an officiant on your wedding day.
Rev D was the hit of our wedding! We absolutely loved her, and the ceremony-preparing process was a ball of fun - she Read more...
Rev D was the hit of our wedding! We absolutely loved her, and the ceremony-preparing process was a ball of fun - she asked us a zillion questions in writing (for which we each wrote responses secretly and privately) and then she miraculously transformed our responses into a brilliant, hilarious, and tender ceremony, using our words and stories in such a crafty and personalized way. All of our guests were commenting on how much they enjoyed her presence and her ceremony - and many assumed we were lifelong friends. She is truly a gift, and is enormously talented at what she does - sassy, witty, gorgeous, and also highly professional. We knew we had nothing to worry about it hiring Rev D, and she made our wedding day incredibly memorable, celebratory, and we'll never forget her. Not only did she put together a smash of a ceremony, she also partied with us and our friends all night long and everyone loved her to bits. She's the best. Hire her IMMEDIATELY if you don't want a snore of an officiant on your wedding day. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev D is awesome! She listens to you and is very laid back and friendly. She did an amazing job capturing our relationship and personalizing our ceremony. We are so happy we chose Rev D!!
Rev D is awesome! She listens to you and is very laid back and friendly. She did an amazing job capturing our relationship Read more...
Rev D is awesome! She listens to you and is very laid back and friendly. She did an amazing job capturing our relationship and personalizing our ceremony. We are so happy we chose Rev D!! Read less
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Janice
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The Reverend D was AMAZING! Not only did she create a beautiful ceremony for us she also set up my decorations and made sure the venue was ready to go. She is easy to work with and quick to respond. She is also very cool, when we first met with her we hung out over a glass of wine for a few hours. TRUST THE REVIEWS! and hire The Reverend D. All of my guests thought she knew us for a long time and they ALL loved the unique and personal ceremony. Even family members who I thought would be turned off by the secular ceremony were actually in tears over how beautiful it was.
The Reverend D was AMAZING! Not only did she create a beautiful ceremony for us she also set up my decorations and made Read more...
The Reverend D was AMAZING! Not only did she create a beautiful ceremony for us she also set up my decorations and made sure the venue was ready to go. She is easy to work with and quick to respond. She is also very cool, when we first met with her we hung out over a glass of wine for a few hours. TRUST THE REVIEWS! and hire The Reverend D. All of my guests thought she knew us for a long time and they ALL loved the unique and personal ceremony. Even family members who I thought would be turned off by the secular ceremony were actually in tears over how beautiful it was. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We thought the ceremony would just be this quick procedural thing, and somehow The Reverend D turned it into the highlight of the entire evening. Months after our wedding, people are still asking how long we have been friends with the officiant. I tell them the truth: we found her on the internet.

We asked for a ceremony that was an 8 out of 10 on the humor scale, and Rev D really delivered. I remember standing there, in awe that I was getting married, and listening raptly to her ceremony because it was incredibly insightful and also hilarious. Somehow she had the entire audience wiping away tears and laughing at the same time.

Our more religiously-inclined relatives actually came up to us afterwards to say how wonderful the ceremony was. When you have actual nuns complimenting you on your nondenominational wedding ceremony, you know you’ve made the right decision, full stop.

She stayed for the reception, she socialized with all our weird friends and relatives like a boss, and she even surprised us with a recording of the ceremony, which was an unexpectedly awesome treat after the wedding hubbub had died down.

We are so incredibly lucky to have found her. Thank goodness for the internet.
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We thought the ceremony would just be this quick procedural thing, and somehow The Reverend D turned it into the highlight of the entire evening. Months after our wedding, people are still asking how long we have been friends with the officiant. I tell them the truth: we found her on the internet.

We asked for a ceremony that was an 8 out of 10 on the humor scale, and Rev D really delivered. I remember standing there, in awe that I was getting married, and listening raptly to her ceremony because it was incredibly insightful and also hilarious. Somehow she had the entire audience wiping away tears and laughing at the same time.

Our more religiously-inclined relatives actually came up to us afterwards to say how wonderful the ceremony was. When you have actual nuns complimenting you on your nondenominational wedding ceremony, you know you’ve made the right decision, full stop.

She stayed for the reception, she socialized with all our weird friends and relatives like a boss, and she even surprised us with a recording of the ceremony, which was an unexpectedly awesome treat after the wedding hubbub had died down.

We are so incredibly lucky to have found her. Thank goodness for the internet. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend D was the bomb.com!! But seriously, she just officiated our wedding last weekend and was awesome. I read about her through wedding wire and met up with her in our neighborhood. It was love at first sight.. oh wait, that was with my husband... She has been the greatest and gave a very meaningful and funny service (even though I cried throughout, she had lots of patience). I want her to officiate other life events too, please, maybe she will be there too?!? She was the best MC, guide, and paperwork signer throughout the wedding. Now we are married and it's mostly thanks in part to Reverend D!
Reverend D was the bomb.com!! But seriously, she just officiated our wedding last weekend and was awesome. I read about Read more...
Reverend D was the bomb.com!! But seriously, she just officiated our wedding last weekend and was awesome. I read about her through wedding wire and met up with her in our neighborhood. It was love at first sight.. oh wait, that was with my husband... She has been the greatest and gave a very meaningful and funny service (even though I cried throughout, she had lots of patience). I want her to officiate other life events too, please, maybe she will be there too?!? She was the best MC, guide, and paperwork signer throughout the wedding. Now we are married and it's mostly thanks in part to Reverend D! Read less
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Julianne
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
The Reverend D officiated my wedding on Oct 25, 2013. This does not begin to describe what she "actually" did for me that day (and for many weeks leading up to the actual event). Donna is super organized and has a limitless imagination for all things awesome and creative. She helped with planning, with doing, with last minute hiccups. She wrote one of the most awesome and personal weddings ever. My friends and family are still telling me (and my husband) how it was one of the best weddings they'd attended and how touched they were at the amount of personal offerings that went into it.

I truly enjoyed my wedding. I feel like I got a lot of advice from people that suggested it would be this whirlwind and would be over before I ever got a chance to really enjoy it. I never felt that way. I danced, I ate, I schmoozed. This was in large part because the Reverend D made sure that everything was running smoothly so that I didn't have to. I was able to take it easy and enjoy my celebration.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Donna. She's an amazing person offering an amazing service; your wedding. It sounds so easy, but it's really not. She's going to give you, YOU. :) That's really it. Your wedding will be about you and your partner, not some generalized, vague notion of love and commitment. Your guests will recognize what they're hearing, they'll be let in on some secrets, and they'll walk away renewed and excited because they were part of something real. Do yourself a favor and hire this woman. You won't be disappointed.
The Reverend D officiated my wedding on Oct 25, 2013. This does not begin to describe what she "actually" did for me that Read more...
The Reverend D officiated my wedding on Oct 25, 2013. This does not begin to describe what she "actually" did for me that day (and for many weeks leading up to the actual event). Donna is super organized and has a limitless imagination for all things awesome and creative. She helped with planning, with doing, with last minute hiccups. She wrote one of the most awesome and personal weddings ever. My friends and family are still telling me (and my husband) how it was one of the best weddings they'd attended and how touched they were at the amount of personal offerings that went into it.

I truly enjoyed my wedding. I feel like I got a lot of advice from people that suggested it would be this whirlwind and would be over before I ever got a chance to really enjoy it. I never felt that way. I danced, I ate, I schmoozed. This was in large part because the Reverend D made sure that everything was running smoothly so that I didn't have to. I was able to take it easy and enjoy my celebration.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Donna. She's an amazing person offering an amazing service; your wedding. It sounds so easy, but it's really not. She's going to give you, YOU. :) That's really it. Your wedding will be about you and your partner, not some generalized, vague notion of love and commitment. Your guests will recognize what they're hearing, they'll be let in on some secrets, and they'll walk away renewed and excited because they were part of something real. Do yourself a favor and hire this woman. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend D doesn't just marry you, she marries YOU. The personalized ceremony she delivered perfectly conveyed our feelings. We did not know what she had written for the service ahead of time, but after meeting with her we had confidence that it would be what we wanted. But we were floored at how it captured our personalities with just the right amount of humor and warmth we were hoping for. The perfection of what she wrote was equaled only to the sincerity of her delivery. We were told by many guests that it was the best ceremony they ever attended. We requested that Rev D wear a blouse we had seen her wear in a previous photo as it was close enough to our color scheme. She went out and purchased a blouse that was an exact match to our colors which brought together the overall look. No matter your style, you should book the Rev D. And don't forget to invite her to the party, she's got some awesome dance moves.
Reverend D doesn't just marry you, she marries YOU. The personalized ceremony she delivered perfectly conveyed our Read more...
Reverend D doesn't just marry you, she marries YOU. The personalized ceremony she delivered perfectly conveyed our feelings. We did not know what she had written for the service ahead of time, but after meeting with her we had confidence that it would be what we wanted. But we were floored at how it captured our personalities with just the right amount of humor and warmth we were hoping for. The perfection of what she wrote was equaled only to the sincerity of her delivery. We were told by many guests that it was the best ceremony they ever attended. We requested that Rev D wear a blouse we had seen her wear in a previous photo as it was close enough to our color scheme. She went out and purchased a blouse that was an exact match to our colors which brought together the overall look. No matter your style, you should book the Rev D. And don't forget to invite her to the party, she's got some awesome dance moves. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband and I met with another officiant and quickly decided to use her, as our wedding date was rapidly approaching and we had started to panic about not being able to find someone to marry us. Something just didn't feel right, though, so we looked around online a little more and stumbled upon Rev D's website. We thought we'd just see if she was available, and thank goodness she was! We met up over drinks, and we all laughed and joked the whole time, and that's when we realized how meeting with an officiant WOULD feel right. Rev D got us, and just like I knew that my husband was the one, we knew that Rev D was the one who should marry us. She sent us a detailed questionnaire that we filled out separately. Some of the questions were standard, how-did-you-meet, but she also asked questions like things about each others' bad habits. Using our answers, Rev D was able to write a ceremony that wasn't just customized, but was totally personalized. We had no idea what to expect, but she delivered the perfect ceremony for us. There were many, many laughs, but also tears. She kept the ceremony funny, but also serious when it needed to be. I lost count of how many wedding guests asked us how long we'd known her. If you want a boring wedding officiant, go somewhere else. If you want an officiant who will put on a kick-ass performance that you will remember for the rest of your life . . . Rev D is the one!
My (now) husband and I met with another officiant and quickly decided to use her, as our wedding date was rapidly Read more...
My (now) husband and I met with another officiant and quickly decided to use her, as our wedding date was rapidly approaching and we had started to panic about not being able to find someone to marry us. Something just didn't feel right, though, so we looked around online a little more and stumbled upon Rev D's website. We thought we'd just see if she was available, and thank goodness she was! We met up over drinks, and we all laughed and joked the whole time, and that's when we realized how meeting with an officiant WOULD feel right. Rev D got us, and just like I knew that my husband was the one, we knew that Rev D was the one who should marry us. She sent us a detailed questionnaire that we filled out separately. Some of the questions were standard, how-did-you-meet, but she also asked questions like things about each others' bad habits. Using our answers, Rev D was able to write a ceremony that wasn't just customized, but was totally personalized. We had no idea what to expect, but she delivered the perfect ceremony for us. There were many, many laughs, but also tears. She kept the ceremony funny, but also serious when it needed to be. I lost count of how many wedding guests asked us how long we'd known her. If you want a boring wedding officiant, go somewhere else. If you want an officiant who will put on a kick-ass performance that you will remember for the rest of your life . . . Rev D is the one! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend D was more amazing than I could've hoped for!

She is friendly, helpful, easy to work with, and a generally awesome person. Her price and quality simply can't be beat (I spent a while looking).

She gave us such a beautiful and warm ceremony that was perfect. Everyone (yes - grandparents, friends, cousins, parents, and uncles) said they've never been to a better ceremony and would want her for their next wedding.

We can't speak highly enough of her.
Reverend D was more amazing than I could've hoped for!

She is friendly, helpful, easy to work with, and a Read more...
Reverend D was more amazing than I could've hoped for!

She is friendly, helpful, easy to work with, and a generally awesome person. Her price and quality simply can't be beat (I spent a while looking).

She gave us such a beautiful and warm ceremony that was perfect. Everyone (yes - grandparents, friends, cousins, parents, and uncles) said they've never been to a better ceremony and would want her for their next wedding.

We can't speak highly enough of her. Read less
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Marc
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
AWESOME!!!! The Reverend D ROCKS!!!!! Beyond her professionalism, she is down to earth and a no holds barred sister you didn't know you had until you meet her. Just from her website alone, we knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding, however in just the first 5 minutes of meeting her in person it was an automatic need to have her as our officiant. Although we had a very low key ceremony, we cannot have envisioned out wedding ceremony without her. She curtails your ceremony as if she has known you for years and after meeting her you think you had. Words cannot describe the awesomeness, creativity,brilliance and life she will add to your wedding ceremony. The Reverend D will always be in our hearts and will always be grateful to her. Much love and many blessing for The Reverend D! .
AWESOME!!!! The Reverend D ROCKS!!!!! Beyond her professionalism, she is down to earth and a no holds barred sister you Read more...
AWESOME!!!! The Reverend D ROCKS!!!!! Beyond her professionalism, she is down to earth and a no holds barred sister you didn't know you had until you meet her. Just from her website alone, we knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding, however in just the first 5 minutes of meeting her in person it was an automatic need to have her as our officiant. Although we had a very low key ceremony, we cannot have envisioned out wedding ceremony without her. She curtails your ceremony as if she has known you for years and after meeting her you think you had. Words cannot describe the awesomeness, creativity,brilliance and life she will add to your wedding ceremony. The Reverend D will always be in our hearts and will always be grateful to her. Much love and many blessing for The Reverend D! . Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
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Orion
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend D is incredibly attentive. She really listens and makes the ceremony what you want it to be. She made it fun and really drew in all of our guest. People could not stop commenting on what a great job she did. Definitely the person to go to if you are looking for something outside of the ordinary!
Reverend D is incredibly attentive. She really listens and makes the ceremony what you want it to be. She made it fun and Read more...
Reverend D is incredibly attentive. She really listens and makes the ceremony what you want it to be. She made it fun and really drew in all of our guest. People could not stop commenting on what a great job she did. Definitely the person to go to if you are looking for something outside of the ordinary! Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Five star reviews should be few and far between, but when you meet someone like The Reverend D, five stars are not enough. We have all been to weddings were you can basically recite what the officiant is going to say word for word. The Reverend is different. She cares deeply for the people she marries. My wife and I received a detailed questionnaire before our nuptials. The Rev took the answers from that and crafted a service that was just for us. It was like your friend throwing out inside jokes for your family during the service. She takes great pride in personalizing the service, but does it in a way that is not crude and is uniquely beautiful. In addition to being the officiant for our wedding, The Rev offered to take care of a lot of the details that happen on the day of the wedding. As any couple who gets married knows, a slew of little things need to be done and you need someone you can trust. The Rev handled all of these details with the professionalism of a wedding planner. We had a situation arise that threatened to mar my ceremony, The Reverend D didn't hesitate to take charge and thought of a solution when hope seemed lost. I truly can not thank The Reverend D enough for her exemplary service and attention to the most important day of my life and I can honestly say she has become a friend to my wife and I. Please make The Reverend D a part of your special day and a part of your life, you will be a person better for the experience.
Five star reviews should be few and far between, but when you meet someone like The Reverend D, five stars are not enough. Read more...
Five star reviews should be few and far between, but when you meet someone like The Reverend D, five stars are not enough. We have all been to weddings were you can basically recite what the officiant is going to say word for word. The Reverend is different. She cares deeply for the people she marries. My wife and I received a detailed questionnaire before our nuptials. The Rev took the answers from that and crafted a service that was just for us. It was like your friend throwing out inside jokes for your family during the service. She takes great pride in personalizing the service, but does it in a way that is not crude and is uniquely beautiful. In addition to being the officiant for our wedding, The Rev offered to take care of a lot of the details that happen on the day of the wedding. As any couple who gets married knows, a slew of little things need to be done and you need someone you can trust. The Rev handled all of these details with the professionalism of a wedding planner. We had a situation arise that threatened to mar my ceremony, The Reverend D didn't hesitate to take charge and thought of a solution when hope seemed lost. I truly can not thank The Reverend D enough for her exemplary service and attention to the most important day of my life and I can honestly say she has become a friend to my wife and I. Please make The Reverend D a part of your special day and a part of your life, you will be a person better for the experience. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Once upon a time there were two little pigs: a girl pig and a boy pig, and the boy pig wanted to marry the girl pig, but there was a problem. The girl pig was from one faith and the boy pig was from another. Even worse was the fact that boy pig's religion was really just a clever joke. They loved each other because they both got the joke, but how could these differences be reconciled in a wedding ceremony? It would take someone with great courage and skills to wed these two. But look, on the horizon is a wolf in Reverend's clothing. The wolf shook up the two pigs and ordered them to spill the beans, and once she had the beans there was no hiding. Humor and wit was delivered with panache, and the couple were wed in a secluded grove in a magical forest. Just for once, the pigs and wolf thing worked out ok, because the wolf was a complete gem.
Once upon a time there were two little pigs: a girl pig and a boy pig, and the boy pig wanted to marry the girl pig, but Read more...
Once upon a time there were two little pigs: a girl pig and a boy pig, and the boy pig wanted to marry the girl pig, but there was a problem. The girl pig was from one faith and the boy pig was from another. Even worse was the fact that boy pig's religion was really just a clever joke. They loved each other because they both got the joke, but how could these differences be reconciled in a wedding ceremony? It would take someone with great courage and skills to wed these two. But look, on the horizon is a wolf in Reverend's clothing. The wolf shook up the two pigs and ordered them to spill the beans, and once she had the beans there was no hiding. Humor and wit was delivered with panache, and the couple were wed in a secluded grove in a magical forest. Just for once, the pigs and wolf thing worked out ok, because the wolf was a complete gem. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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ana
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Ceremony was awesome!! Everything was great, everyone loved it, We planned everything kinda last minute but that did not make an impact on Reverend D. She just did a great job
Ceremony was awesome!! Everything was great, everyone loved it, We planned everything kinda last minute but that did not Read more...
Ceremony was awesome!! Everything was great, everyone loved it, We planned everything kinda last minute but that did not make an impact on Reverend D. She just did a great job Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't possibly say enough positive things about RevD in the space provided here. We wanted a ceremony that was unique, personal and irreverent without being cheesy or way out there. RevD really took the time to get to know us, through in-person meetings and calls over Skype, to get a sense of us, our relationship, and what we wanted. She wrote a beautiful yet funny and fun custom ceremony for us that we absolutely loved. I can't even remember how many people came up to us afterward and said things like "is she a close friend of yours?", "how did she know so many personal things about you guys?", "your ceremony was one of the best I've ever seen... so personal and so YOU". She always made time to talk to us when we wanted, and was equally responsive over email. She has a true passion for officiating weddings, and doesn't just treat it as a job; it's something she genuinely loves doing. We were so happy with how it turned out, and it set the tone for the rest of an amazing evening. I can't recommend RevD enough!
I couldn't possibly say enough positive things about RevD in the space provided here. We wanted a ceremony that was Read more...
I couldn't possibly say enough positive things about RevD in the space provided here. We wanted a ceremony that was unique, personal and irreverent without being cheesy or way out there. RevD really took the time to get to know us, through in-person meetings and calls over Skype, to get a sense of us, our relationship, and what we wanted. She wrote a beautiful yet funny and fun custom ceremony for us that we absolutely loved. I can't even remember how many people came up to us afterward and said things like "is she a close friend of yours?", "how did she know so many personal things about you guys?", "your ceremony was one of the best I've ever seen... so personal and so YOU". She always made time to talk to us when we wanted, and was equally responsive over email. She has a true passion for officiating weddings, and doesn't just treat it as a job; it's something she genuinely loves doing. We were so happy with how it turned out, and it set the tone for the rest of an amazing evening. I can't recommend RevD enough! Read less
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Shane
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
RevD was amazing!

We instantly connected with her, and felt like she really understood what type of ceremony we were hoping for (we met with other officiants before selecting her too, RevD just gets it!). She helped us come up with some great ideas to keep the ceremony more personal, and fun -- we had so many friends/family tell us how awesome the ceremony was and how it was one of the most personal and heartfelt they'd seen. We gave RevD pretty much complete control of the ceremony, and did not read her planned ceremony in advance, she knocked it out of the park and really spent the time learning about us in order to make a more personalized ceremony.
RevD was amazing!

We instantly connected with her, and felt like she really understood what type of ceremony we Read more...
RevD was amazing!

We instantly connected with her, and felt like she really understood what type of ceremony we were hoping for (we met with other officiants before selecting her too, RevD just gets it!). She helped us come up with some great ideas to keep the ceremony more personal, and fun -- we had so many friends/family tell us how awesome the ceremony was and how it was one of the most personal and heartfelt they'd seen. We gave RevD pretty much complete control of the ceremony, and did not read her planned ceremony in advance, she knocked it out of the park and really spent the time learning about us in order to make a more personalized ceremony. Read less
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TK
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
From our initial consultation up through after the wedding, Reverend D went above and beyond to ensure that everything was perfect for our ceremony. She crafted a beautiful, secular ceremony that reflected us as individuals and as a couple. Reverend D is always quick to respond, and she has fulfilled all of our needs and desires - including dressing to the nines to match our steampunk theme! For anyone who wants a truly personalized ceremony from an awesome and professional lady, I cannot recommend Reverend D strongly enough.
From our initial consultation up through after the wedding, Reverend D went above and beyond to ensure that everything was Read more...
From our initial consultation up through after the wedding, Reverend D went above and beyond to ensure that everything was perfect for our ceremony. She crafted a beautiful, secular ceremony that reflected us as individuals and as a couple. Reverend D is always quick to respond, and she has fulfilled all of our needs and desires - including dressing to the nines to match our steampunk theme! For anyone who wants a truly personalized ceremony from an awesome and professional lady, I cannot recommend Reverend D strongly enough. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
What an amazing find Rev D is! She is the perfect officiant for the unique, super fun, couple looking to forgo a traditional super religious ceremony. She is super flexible to each couples wants - she is open to having more religious elements, time restrictions, cultural wants, etc. We wanted a short ceremony that really mixed in our humor, understood our outdoorsy vibe, and was really collaborative with the ceremony guests - i.e. made them laugh a lot. We got that 100%! Rev D took the time to get to know myself and my (now) husband and is just an overall super cool lady. She even put in a moment of silence for our family members who had passed, highlighting my recently deceased Grams, knowing how much all of them meant to us and how if we could have had them there we would have. If you are looking for a fun, hilarious, thoughtful, genuine, unique, offbeat, perfect officiant, look no further than The Reverend D. She is pretty much the best. Like literally.
What an amazing find Rev D is! She is the perfect officiant for the unique, super fun, couple looking to forgo a Read more...
What an amazing find Rev D is! She is the perfect officiant for the unique, super fun, couple looking to forgo a traditional super religious ceremony. She is super flexible to each couples wants - she is open to having more religious elements, time restrictions, cultural wants, etc. We wanted a short ceremony that really mixed in our humor, understood our outdoorsy vibe, and was really collaborative with the ceremony guests - i.e. made them laugh a lot. We got that 100%! Rev D took the time to get to know myself and my (now) husband and is just an overall super cool lady. She even put in a moment of silence for our family members who had passed, highlighting my recently deceased Grams, knowing how much all of them meant to us and how if we could have had them there we would have. If you are looking for a fun, hilarious, thoughtful, genuine, unique, offbeat, perfect officiant, look no further than The Reverend D. She is pretty much the best. Like literally. Read less
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Philip
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev D was the perfect officiant for our service. We wanted someone warm, personal, human, unique. We found her online because she seemed a little off-beat (which we wanted), but we would actually recommend her more generally because of her personality, her warmth and the effort and personalization she puts in to the preparation and delivery. I would recommend her every single time and in a heartbeat.
Rev D was the perfect officiant for our service. We wanted someone warm, personal, human, unique. We found her online Read more...
Rev D was the perfect officiant for our service. We wanted someone warm, personal, human, unique. We found her online because she seemed a little off-beat (which we wanted), but we would actually recommend her more generally because of her personality, her warmth and the effort and personalization she puts in to the preparation and delivery. I would recommend her every single time and in a heartbeat. Read less
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Havilah
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
There is no greater gift you can give yourself than to hire Reverend D for your wedding day. Going into our wedding, me and my fiance were worried, as we had heard so many horror stories about people hiring officiants who clearly didn't care, and seem bored or disinterested or disconnected from what was happening. Reverend D will make your day fantastic. She's a pro, on point with all of the little details that you could easily forget, such as thinking about what book she'll hold, or making sure that she's dressed in a way that will seamlessly blend in to your photos. She'll respond to all of your e-mails promptly, and go out of her way to make the process of working with her delightful. And when the time comes for the actual ceremony, that's when she shines the brightest. We requested a ceremony equal parts touching and humorous, and boy, did she ever deliver. It's a testament to my make-up artist that I didn't have raccoon eyes at the end of the ceremony, because when I wasn't tearing up at the beautifully accurate way she captured our relationship, I was crying with laughter at her on point jokes. After the ceremony, all of my family and friends wanted to know how we knew the Reverend D, and they were shocked to find out she wasn't a life long friend, because she managed to capture us and the spirit and essence of our relationship so completely. I'm not normally a sap, but I still get teary eyed and smiley when I think back on the beautiful ceremony she crafted for us. She was everything I could've hoped for in an officiant, and so much more. There are so many elements and stresses to planning a wedding. Do yourself a favor, and remove one of the biggest potential sources of stress. Hire the Reverend D, and relax, knowing that one of the most important elements of your wedding day is going to be amazing.
There is no greater gift you can give yourself than to hire Reverend D for your wedding day. Going into our wedding, me Read more...
There is no greater gift you can give yourself than to hire Reverend D for your wedding day. Going into our wedding, me and my fiance were worried, as we had heard so many horror stories about people hiring officiants who clearly didn't care, and seem bored or disinterested or disconnected from what was happening. Reverend D will make your day fantastic. She's a pro, on point with all of the little details that you could easily forget, such as thinking about what book she'll hold, or making sure that she's dressed in a way that will seamlessly blend in to your photos. She'll respond to all of your e-mails promptly, and go out of her way to make the process of working with her delightful. And when the time comes for the actual ceremony, that's when she shines the brightest. We requested a ceremony equal parts touching and humorous, and boy, did she ever deliver. It's a testament to my make-up artist that I didn't have raccoon eyes at the end of the ceremony, because when I wasn't tearing up at the beautifully accurate way she captured our relationship, I was crying with laughter at her on point jokes. After the ceremony, all of my family and friends wanted to know how we knew the Reverend D, and they were shocked to find out she wasn't a life long friend, because she managed to capture us and the spirit and essence of our relationship so completely. I'm not normally a sap, but I still get teary eyed and smiley when I think back on the beautiful ceremony she crafted for us. She was everything I could've hoped for in an officiant, and so much more. There are so many elements and stresses to planning a wedding. Do yourself a favor, and remove one of the biggest potential sources of stress. Hire the Reverend D, and relax, knowing that one of the most important elements of your wedding day is going to be amazing. Read less
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Henning
Wedding:
8/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Felt like Meeting a Friend
Not like a hired Hand!!!
Felt like Meeting a Friend
Not like a hired Hand!!!
Felt like Meeting a Friend
Not like a hired Hand!!! Read less
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Mitch
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev D was fantastic for my wedding in August 2013. I had first met her back when she officiated my friend's wedding back in January. In March, we met up and had a meet and greet. That meet and great basically consisted of me, my now-wife, Rev D and her husband getting quite drunk at a local bar in Forest Hills. After meeting her, I was (admittedly) nervous about using her since I have pretty conservative parents and was afraid of offending them or something. But once I let her know some of my concerns, she completely understood and blew us away.
Rev D gave my wife and I 35 questions to answer individually about ourselves. This was quite difficult to complete since she asked some tough questions, but I implore everyone to take the time and provide her with some great, in-depth answers. She took all of the questions I answered and incorporated them into a beautiful, funny, sweet and personal ceremony.
There was hardly a dry-eye in the house and there was laughter all around. Even my parents loved her!
Rev D can really do it all and she understands how much to push the envelope, and when it may be best to pull back. I can honestly say that she was perfect for our needs and I have gotten so many compliments about her from friends and family alike.
Do not hesitate to book her for virtually any wedding!
Rev D was fantastic for my wedding in August 2013. I had first met her back when she officiated my friend's wedding back Read more...
Rev D was fantastic for my wedding in August 2013. I had first met her back when she officiated my friend's wedding back in January. In March, we met up and had a meet and greet. That meet and great basically consisted of me, my now-wife, Rev D and her husband getting quite drunk at a local bar in Forest Hills. After meeting her, I was (admittedly) nervous about using her since I have pretty conservative parents and was afraid of offending them or something. But once I let her know some of my concerns, she completely understood and blew us away.
Rev D gave my wife and I 35 questions to answer individually about ourselves. This was quite difficult to complete since she asked some tough questions, but I implore everyone to take the time and provide her with some great, in-depth answers. She took all of the questions I answered and incorporated them into a beautiful, funny, sweet and personal ceremony.
There was hardly a dry-eye in the house and there was laughter all around. Even my parents loved her!
Rev D can really do it all and she understands how much to push the envelope, and when it may be best to pull back. I can honestly say that she was perfect for our needs and I have gotten so many compliments about her from friends and family alike.
Do not hesitate to book her for virtually any wedding! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
When my fiancé and I endeavored to find an officiant for our wedding, we were at a total loss. Being of different faiths, and neither of us being particularly religious, we figured we'd be stuck with some boring judge or super-spiritual interfaith minister. Neither of these options felt right for us. I took a chance and started googling and to my extreme surprise (and excitement) I stumbled upon the Reverend D! Fast forward many many months, we connected with her, met at a local bar, hung out for 5 hours chatting (eventually her awesome husband joined up with us) and we knew we had struck the wedding officiant lottery!

Rev D is incredible and if you're looking for a wedding ceremony that is 100% personal, funny, entertaining, touching, and completely memorable, she's your gal. She'll ask you a million questions about yourself, your partner, and the two of you as a couple, and the end product is a ceremony that sounds like it's being conducted by someone who's known you two for years.

She definitely specializes in extremely offbeat weddings, but she's just as good at more traditional types of weddings too. We had a relatively "normal" wedding upstate and she knocked it out of the park without making it "showy". But she would have if we wanted her to. That's the thing about Rev D - she's up for anything depending on what YOU want. You're not going to get that from anyone else out there. She's one-of-a-kind in so many ways and she'll make YOUR wedding one-of-a-kind in exactly the way you want her to. Amazing, amazing, amazing job. Thanks Rev D!
When my fiancé and I endeavored to find an officiant for our wedding, we were at a total loss. Being of different faiths, Read more...
When my fiancé and I endeavored to find an officiant for our wedding, we were at a total loss. Being of different faiths, and neither of us being particularly religious, we figured we'd be stuck with some boring judge or super-spiritual interfaith minister. Neither of these options felt right for us. I took a chance and started googling and to my extreme surprise (and excitement) I stumbled upon the Reverend D! Fast forward many many months, we connected with her, met at a local bar, hung out for 5 hours chatting (eventually her awesome husband joined up with us) and we knew we had struck the wedding officiant lottery!

Rev D is incredible and if you're looking for a wedding ceremony that is 100% personal, funny, entertaining, touching, and completely memorable, she's your gal. She'll ask you a million questions about yourself, your partner, and the two of you as a couple, and the end product is a ceremony that sounds like it's being conducted by someone who's known you two for years.

She definitely specializes in extremely offbeat weddings, but she's just as good at more traditional types of weddings too. We had a relatively "normal" wedding upstate and she knocked it out of the park without making it "showy". But she would have if we wanted her to. That's the thing about Rev D - she's up for anything depending on what YOU want. You're not going to get that from anyone else out there. She's one-of-a-kind in so many ways and she'll make YOUR wedding one-of-a-kind in exactly the way you want her to. Amazing, amazing, amazing job. Thanks Rev D! Read less
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Ed
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
There is not a single negative thing I could say about DonnaMarie. We came to her with the barest sketch of a wedding theme and she helped us turn it into the perfect night. She was wildly enthusiastic about the role we had for her and even brought her own props. We honestly could not have pulled it off without her.
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There is not a single negative thing I could say about DonnaMarie. We came to her with the barest sketch of a wedding theme and she helped us turn it into the perfect night. She was wildly enthusiastic about the role we had for her and even brought her own props. We honestly could not have pulled it off without her. Read less
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Mars
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev D was so helpful and fun! We wanted a blend if traditional and non traditional and she literally created a custom wedding just for us. I can't possibly recommend her highly enough!!
Rev D was so helpful and fun! We wanted a blend if traditional and non traditional and she literally created a custom Read more...
Rev D was so helpful and fun! We wanted a blend if traditional and non traditional and she literally created a custom wedding just for us. I can't possibly recommend her highly enough!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about this woman! She is amazing, to say the least, and created memories for us that will truly last a lifetime. Our guests can't stop talking about our ceremony and it was 3 weeks ago already. I found Rev D. by searching for an "alternative, punk rock wedding officiant in nyc" on-line, knowing that I wanted a non-religious, sweet, eloquent, personalized, yet humorous when appropriate ceremony and she gave us exactly that! Her husband even helped my husband when he was panicking about tying his bowtie prior to the event. She also helped MC the rest of our reception since we had a friend DJing who never played a wedding before. Rev D is great at what she does because she is passionate about making people happy and having their individuality shine through. You certainly don't have to be super offbeat for her to create the perfect ceremony for you, but if you are, then you know how tough it can be to blend both traditional and non-traditional elements when it comes to events like weddings, so she is a lifesaver. Check out her on-line presence and you'll see exactly what I mean. Oh, and as a side note, when we returned from our honeymoon, I was surprised to see that she had sent us a DVD of our ceremony. How cool is that? The Rev D is truly one of a kind and will not disappoint.
I cannot say enough about this woman! She is amazing, to say the least, and created memories for us that will truly last a Read more...
I cannot say enough about this woman! She is amazing, to say the least, and created memories for us that will truly last a lifetime. Our guests can't stop talking about our ceremony and it was 3 weeks ago already. I found Rev D. by searching for an "alternative, punk rock wedding officiant in nyc" on-line, knowing that I wanted a non-religious, sweet, eloquent, personalized, yet humorous when appropriate ceremony and she gave us exactly that! Her husband even helped my husband when he was panicking about tying his bowtie prior to the event. She also helped MC the rest of our reception since we had a friend DJing who never played a wedding before. Rev D is great at what she does because she is passionate about making people happy and having their individuality shine through. You certainly don't have to be super offbeat for her to create the perfect ceremony for you, but if you are, then you know how tough it can be to blend both traditional and non-traditional elements when it comes to events like weddings, so she is a lifesaver. Check out her on-line presence and you'll see exactly what I mean. Oh, and as a side note, when we returned from our honeymoon, I was surprised to see that she had sent us a DVD of our ceremony. How cool is that? The Rev D is truly one of a kind and will not disappoint. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev D was a pleasure to work with; not only did she provide prompt and helpful advice, but she made herself available (via email and Skype) to talk about many aspects of our wedding. She was able to improvise and roll with whatever the day brought (and trust us, there were a few unexpected moments!) She has lots of experience and it is evident that she is a professional who values her customers. However, our wedding felt far from a 'business transaction' - Reverend D was able to give us a personalized, funny, and meaningful service which we'll remember forever. If you are looking for someone to officiate at your wedding, don't look any further.
Rev D was a pleasure to work with; not only did she provide prompt and helpful advice, but she made herself available (via Read more...
Rev D was a pleasure to work with; not only did she provide prompt and helpful advice, but she made herself available (via email and Skype) to talk about many aspects of our wedding. She was able to improvise and roll with whatever the day brought (and trust us, there were a few unexpected moments!) She has lots of experience and it is evident that she is a professional who values her customers. However, our wedding felt far from a 'business transaction' - Reverend D was able to give us a personalized, funny, and meaningful service which we'll remember forever. If you are looking for someone to officiate at your wedding, don't look any further. Read less
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Nicola
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend D is absolutely fantastic. She really took the time to listen to the unique concept we had for our wedding, and created a beautiful, funny, moving, and very personal ceremony. So many of our guests commented and complimented us on our officiant after the ceremony. I can't say enough good things about her. The most important day of our lives was enriched by her presence.
Reverend D is absolutely fantastic. She really took the time to listen to the unique concept we had for our wedding, and Read more...
Reverend D is absolutely fantastic. She really took the time to listen to the unique concept we had for our wedding, and created a beautiful, funny, moving, and very personal ceremony. So many of our guests commented and complimented us on our officiant after the ceremony. I can't say enough good things about her. The most important day of our lives was enriched by her presence. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
1st we thought we’d get family/friend to officiate, but we didn't know who would actually be good at coming up w/the words (outside of "I now pronounce you"), speaking in public & willing to go through the process of becoming an officiant. Then thought it’d be nice if they had experience in weddings & could help us w/our questions & plans. So we looked into real officiants. We didn’t know much about costs, so seeing her price we 1st thought it was kind of expensive but from her site it seemed worth the ‘extra cost’. She actually ended up being one of the least expensive (after looking into others, we think she needs to charge more). RevD stood out b/c she was about being unique/creative. I got a bit nervous that we’d be too normal for her. We wanted to find a middle ground b/w traditional & offbeat & she assured me that she’d find a perfect middle w/o a hitch. I was also afraid, coming from a traditional fam, that the whole idea of an outside wedding/not in church/officiated by an offbeat Reverend might be an issue but everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. Many said they loved it b/c the ceremony was "us" & our officiant was "awesome"(their words). You could really feel the love & see where we fit into it. It wouldn't have been so w/o the amazing work of RevD. After the ceremony we were asked if she was our friend, that's how personal it felt. It sounded like she knew us through the whole decade we were dating. There was no awkward feeling of someone you have no connection w/just reading a script. It felt like a friend was doing it, which was what we wanted, but w/a professional touch. RevD listened to every word/request & even took on minor requests that were not necessary (like IF she had a blue shirt to match the party/theme, she went out an bought one, so if your color’s blue give that shirt a 2nd life).She was so amazing to work w/. We invited her to stay for the whole wedding & she was a blast. She had some surprising moves!
1st we thought we’d get family/friend to officiate, but we didn't know who would actually be good at coming up w/the words Read more...
1st we thought we’d get family/friend to officiate, but we didn't know who would actually be good at coming up w/the words (outside of "I now pronounce you"), speaking in public & willing to go through the process of becoming an officiant. Then thought it’d be nice if they had experience in weddings & could help us w/our questions & plans. So we looked into real officiants. We didn’t know much about costs, so seeing her price we 1st thought it was kind of expensive but from her site it seemed worth the ‘extra cost’. She actually ended up being one of the least expensive (after looking into others, we think she needs to charge more). RevD stood out b/c she was about being unique/creative. I got a bit nervous that we’d be too normal for her. We wanted to find a middle ground b/w traditional & offbeat & she assured me that she’d find a perfect middle w/o a hitch. I was also afraid, coming from a traditional fam, that the whole idea of an outside wedding/not in church/officiated by an offbeat Reverend might be an issue but everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. Many said they loved it b/c the ceremony was "us" & our officiant was "awesome"(their words). You could really feel the love & see where we fit into it. It wouldn't have been so w/o the amazing work of RevD. After the ceremony we were asked if she was our friend, that's how personal it felt. It sounded like she knew us through the whole decade we were dating. There was no awkward feeling of someone you have no connection w/just reading a script. It felt like a friend was doing it, which was what we wanted, but w/a professional touch. RevD listened to every word/request & even took on minor requests that were not necessary (like IF she had a blue shirt to match the party/theme, she went out an bought one, so if your color’s blue give that shirt a 2nd life).She was so amazing to work w/. We invited her to stay for the whole wedding & she was a blast. She had some surprising moves! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev D could not have made it easier. She was great - organised, professional and just so much fun. Despite the secret, impromptu, simple nature of our wedding - we gave her very little notice - she really went out of her way to make it personal. We struck gold.
Rev D could not have made it easier. She was great - organised, professional and just so much fun. Despite the secret, Read more...
Rev D could not have made it easier. She was great - organised, professional and just so much fun. Despite the secret, impromptu, simple nature of our wedding - we gave her very little notice - she really went out of her way to make it personal. We struck gold. Read less
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Krissy
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Where to begin with The Reverend D? I knew that when we began the journey to find our officiant, that we wanted someone cool. We didn't want a cheesy grin, or an insincere sentiment. We wanted someone who would take the time to get to know us, work with us, and help have us a wedding ceremony that had heart without getting preachy. When we found D on wedding wire, I felt a glimmer of hope, from the red dress and the smile. THEN one click led me to a website playing NIN (my favorite band), with a frank, concise, and well written little bio describing what it is that D does. She LISTENS. She is honest. She is real. She laughs with you. She writes about you as a COUPLE and gets to the point without being cheesy, without being too serious, and without being too jokey- she does what YOU ask for, and then brings her originality to the mix in the most surprising and refreshing ways possible. As far as I am concerned, D was a friend by the end of the process... in fact people were asking us after the ceremony how many years we had been friends with her! The day of the ceremony, D proved herself even more valuable than I could've imagined. She kept my husband calm- (she even made sure he ate!), she dressed to the nines- and coordinated perfectly with my "wedding vision", AND she was available to us in every way possible. I am so glad we went with our instincts and went with the Reverend D for our wedding, she created the perfect ceremony for us. She commands a room when she speaks, she made us laugh, she made us cry (without ruining my makeup!), and she gave us a wedding ceremony that we will cherish forever. The thing I like best about Reverend D is that you can tell she loves what she is doing when she is standing up there, marrying people... and who better to perform your marriage then someone who LOVES love?
Where to begin with The Reverend D? I knew that when we began the journey to find our officiant, that we wanted someone Read more...
Where to begin with The Reverend D? I knew that when we began the journey to find our officiant, that we wanted someone cool. We didn't want a cheesy grin, or an insincere sentiment. We wanted someone who would take the time to get to know us, work with us, and help have us a wedding ceremony that had heart without getting preachy. When we found D on wedding wire, I felt a glimmer of hope, from the red dress and the smile. THEN one click led me to a website playing NIN (my favorite band), with a frank, concise, and well written little bio describing what it is that D does. She LISTENS. She is honest. She is real. She laughs with you. She writes about you as a COUPLE and gets to the point without being cheesy, without being too serious, and without being too jokey- she does what YOU ask for, and then brings her originality to the mix in the most surprising and refreshing ways possible. As far as I am concerned, D was a friend by the end of the process... in fact people were asking us after the ceremony how many years we had been friends with her! The day of the ceremony, D proved herself even more valuable than I could've imagined. She kept my husband calm- (she even made sure he ate!), she dressed to the nines- and coordinated perfectly with my "wedding vision", AND she was available to us in every way possible. I am so glad we went with our instincts and went with the Reverend D for our wedding, she created the perfect ceremony for us. She commands a room when she speaks, she made us laugh, she made us cry (without ruining my makeup!), and she gave us a wedding ceremony that we will cherish forever. The thing I like best about Reverend D is that you can tell she loves what she is doing when she is standing up there, marrying people... and who better to perform your marriage then someone who LOVES love? Read less
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Rishi
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Ok ok i admit it.. Reverend D is as Awesome as me, however when it comes to being an officiant she is the Awesomest. We expected a funny and entertaining ceremony, but what she did was something very unique and imaginative. Not only was the ceremony a nice blend of humour, wit and entertainment, but her incorporation of the Indian wedding traditions was refreshing and modern. She went the extra mile to merge both Catholic and Hindu wedding traditions to make the ceremony a very unique experience.
Reverend D is great to work with, very flexible, so not high maintenance and she made the ceremony and pre-ceremony planning really fun.
Ok ok i admit it.. Reverend D is as Awesome as me, however when it comes to being an officiant she is the Awesomest. We Read more...
Ok ok i admit it.. Reverend D is as Awesome as me, however when it comes to being an officiant she is the Awesomest. We expected a funny and entertaining ceremony, but what she did was something very unique and imaginative. Not only was the ceremony a nice blend of humour, wit and entertainment, but her incorporation of the Indian wedding traditions was refreshing and modern. She went the extra mile to merge both Catholic and Hindu wedding traditions to make the ceremony a very unique experience.
Reverend D is great to work with, very flexible, so not high maintenance and she made the ceremony and pre-ceremony planning really fun. Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
OUTSTANDING!! We simply loved everything about RevD! She was super fun and easy to work with leading up to the wedding and at the wedding she simply kicked ass!

from our first meeting we knew that RevD was going to be great but completely surpassed our expectations. her presence, charm and humor was perfect .. she blew us away and everyone keeps telling us how RevD was one of their favorite parts of our wedding and how much they loved her. seriously she was amazing!

even better, when our "wedding planner" couldn't keep things running smoothly RevD stepped up and got things back on track going completely above and beyond what we expected!

seriously, we couldn't recommend RevD enough .. she was super fun, easy, flexible and awesome to work with! oh and did I mention that she is super affordable? seriously she deserves way more than her asking price (so tip her big!!)

Thanks so much to the RevD, she made our special day even better!!
OUTSTANDING!! We simply loved everything about RevD! She was super fun and easy to work with leading up to the wedding and Read more...
OUTSTANDING!! We simply loved everything about RevD! She was super fun and easy to work with leading up to the wedding and at the wedding she simply kicked ass!

from our first meeting we knew that RevD was going to be great but completely surpassed our expectations. her presence, charm and humor was perfect .. she blew us away and everyone keeps telling us how RevD was one of their favorite parts of our wedding and how much they loved her. seriously she was amazing!

even better, when our "wedding planner" couldn't keep things running smoothly RevD stepped up and got things back on track going completely above and beyond what we expected!

seriously, we couldn't recommend RevD enough .. she was super fun, easy, flexible and awesome to work with! oh and did I mention that she is super affordable? seriously she deserves way more than her asking price (so tip her big!!)

Thanks so much to the RevD, she made our special day even better!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing, personable, affordable & a pleasure to work with. Able to make last minute changes without any complaint. Tons of compliments from all my guests!
Amazing, personable, affordable & a pleasure to work with. Able to make last minute changes without any complaint. Tons of Read more...
Amazing, personable, affordable & a pleasure to work with. Able to make last minute changes without any complaint. Tons of compliments from all my guests! Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted a very intimate, personable ceremony and Reverend D exceeded all of our expectations. It was short and sweet, but honest and delivered with a lot of humor. We all laughed and cried at the same time and it was beautiful!! If you are looking for something unconventional she is the person to go to. RevD has a way of getting to know you both as a couple and individually which gives her a better picture of who you both are. Her ceremony is an unforgettable experience! We highly recommend Reverend D because she delivers!
My husband and I wanted a very intimate, personable ceremony and Reverend D exceeded all of our expectations. It was short Read more...
My husband and I wanted a very intimate, personable ceremony and Reverend D exceeded all of our expectations. It was short and sweet, but honest and delivered with a lot of humor. We all laughed and cried at the same time and it was beautiful!! If you are looking for something unconventional she is the person to go to. RevD has a way of getting to know you both as a couple and individually which gives her a better picture of who you both are. Her ceremony is an unforgettable experience! We highly recommend Reverend D because she delivers! Read less
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Rian
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Rev D was deliciously sassy, sick and sweet all at the same time. She not only listened to our requests but truly incorporated what we wanted into our ceremony. We didn't want a "run of the mill" wedding and she was perfect. Her demeanor was great; she acted as host (answering then door, pouring champagne and setting out the hors d'ouevres!), friend (talking us out of our nervousness) and officiant. She was professional without being stuffy and wooden. She made everyone feel comfortable and at ease with her humor and fabulous personality. The Rev D tailored her reading to us and our whims, personalizing everything and added a touch of glamour. If you want an officiant who will listen to what you want, and tailor make the ceremony for you , be it whatever you want, she's who you want. She's not your typical Reverend so if you want boring, stodgy or traditional don't bother! The ceremony truly made our wedding special and we now consider her a friend as well.
The Rev D was deliciously sassy, sick and sweet all at the same time. She not only listened to our requests but truly Read more...
The Rev D was deliciously sassy, sick and sweet all at the same time. She not only listened to our requests but truly incorporated what we wanted into our ceremony. We didn't want a "run of the mill" wedding and she was perfect. Her demeanor was great; she acted as host (answering then door, pouring champagne and setting out the hors d'ouevres!), friend (talking us out of our nervousness) and officiant. She was professional without being stuffy and wooden. She made everyone feel comfortable and at ease with her humor and fabulous personality. The Rev D tailored her reading to us and our whims, personalizing everything and added a touch of glamour. If you want an officiant who will listen to what you want, and tailor make the ceremony for you , be it whatever you want, she's who you want. She's not your typical Reverend so if you want boring, stodgy or traditional don't bother! The ceremony truly made our wedding special and we now consider her a friend as well. Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
For anyone who does NOT want the same old, boring conventional wedding Rev D is the one for you. She took the time to get to know us and we became friends in the process. Everyone LOVED our ceremony- many people came up to me afterwards and said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Her words at our ceremony had people laughing and crying- the best feeling in the world- "laughter through tears".
For anyone who does NOT want the same old, boring conventional wedding Rev D is the one for you. She took the time to get Read more...
For anyone who does NOT want the same old, boring conventional wedding Rev D is the one for you. She took the time to get to know us and we became friends in the process. Everyone LOVED our ceremony- many people came up to me afterwards and said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Her words at our ceremony had people laughing and crying- the best feeling in the world- "laughter through tears". Read less
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Burkhard
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
The Reverend D performed our beautiful wedding ceremony. The beauty of that ceremony far surpassed our expectations. It was exactly what we wanted. The gentleness of her voice soothed us and we are forever grateful for her presence on that very special day. She truly has the gift for performing wedding ceremonies, and we wish her luck and happiness in the future.
The Reverend D performed our beautiful wedding ceremony. The beauty of that ceremony far surpassed our expectations. It Read more...
The Reverend D performed our beautiful wedding ceremony. The beauty of that ceremony far surpassed our expectations. It was exactly what we wanted. The gentleness of her voice soothed us and we are forever grateful for her presence on that very special day. She truly has the gift for performing wedding ceremonies, and we wish her luck and happiness in the future. Read less
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Angélique
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
The RevD is da bomb! She was so fun, funny and calm. She had her stuff together, she brought our wedding some extra character and she was a blast to have at our reception.

I highly recommend her.
The RevD is da bomb! She was so fun, funny and calm. She had her stuff together, she brought our wedding some extra Read more...
The RevD is da bomb! She was so fun, funny and calm. She had her stuff together, she brought our wedding some extra character and she was a blast to have at our reception.

I highly recommend her. Read less
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Terra
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
She was amazing. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect, custom made for us even though we did not meet face to face until the wedding (As as same sex couple, we were coming from out of state.) It could not have been more perfect.

On top of that she was incredibly helpful outside of the ceremony. She gave us place in town to eat, shop, etc. When the location picked for the wedding had a surprise maintenance which would have cause giant pick ups in the back of our pictures and made it impossible to hear, she helped up pick another location in Central Park, and when I forgot my license, she offered to go all over town to meet up with us later that weekend to sign in before we left town.

She was just amazing. All my bridesmaids want to fly her out to Colorado to marry them. I can't say enough about how awesome she was.
She was amazing. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect, custom made for us even though we did not meet face to face until Read more...
She was amazing. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect, custom made for us even though we did not meet face to face until the wedding (As as same sex couple, we were coming from out of state.) It could not have been more perfect.

On top of that she was incredibly helpful outside of the ceremony. She gave us place in town to eat, shop, etc. When the location picked for the wedding had a surprise maintenance which would have cause giant pick ups in the back of our pictures and made it impossible to hear, she helped up pick another location in Central Park, and when I forgot my license, she offered to go all over town to meet up with us later that weekend to sign in before we left town.

She was just amazing. All my bridesmaids want to fly her out to Colorado to marry them. I can't say enough about how awesome she was. Read less
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Jose
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Neither of us was too excited about a traditional religious service. We had the good fortune to run across Rev D's page on the internet - we typed in "Heavy Metal Offbeat Comedian Officiant" and she popped up at the top of the search. She was just what the doctor ordered! Everything was taken care of - she worked closely with us to make sure our wedding ceremony was perfect. And she was hilarious - everyone had a blast! She made our wedding an event to remember. We could not have been happier with Rev D!
Neither of us was too excited about a traditional religious service. We had the good fortune to run across Rev D's page on Read more...
Neither of us was too excited about a traditional religious service. We had the good fortune to run across Rev D's page on the internet - we typed in "Heavy Metal Offbeat Comedian Officiant" and she popped up at the top of the search. She was just what the doctor ordered! Everything was taken care of - she worked closely with us to make sure our wedding ceremony was perfect. And she was hilarious - everyone had a blast! She made our wedding an event to remember. We could not have been happier with Rev D! Read less
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Chloe
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I cant say enough good things about the Reverend D. She was just perfect. Our ceremony was perfect, she was perfect. There could not have been a better person for our Victorian goth wedding. Absolutely highly recommended to any and all types of couples!
I cant say enough good things about the Reverend D. She was just perfect. Our ceremony was perfect, she was perfect. There Read more...
I cant say enough good things about the Reverend D. She was just perfect. Our ceremony was perfect, she was perfect. There could not have been a better person for our Victorian goth wedding. Absolutely highly recommended to any and all types of couples! Read less
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DCent81
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are not a member of a church, or don't have a huge budget, or are looking to do something different, then finding an officiant is a daunting and stressful task. I know. I was right there in your shoes not all that long ago.

The person who officiates your ceremony could either create an amazing memory or, more likely than not, will just stand up there, pretend to know you, and read the same lines they've read a thousand times to a thousand other couples and then charge an astronomical fee.

The officiant you choose should love what they do. They should be eager to get to know you and your future spouse. They should be excited for you even though you are probably a complete stranger to them. They should not take advantage of you financially. They should make you feel comfortable and encourage your ideas no matter how 'non-tradional' or 'traditional' they may be.

Reverend D loves what she does. She was happy to get to know us. I felt that she was genuinely excited that we were getting married and that we had chosen her to officiate. We could afford her. She was there for me when I needed moral support. She put us before herself and even asked what we wanted her to wear and what book she should hold during the ceremony.

We asked for a short, personal, and sincere yet humorous ceremony and left the rest up to D. We didn't know what she had scripted for us and it wasn't until our actual ceremony that we got to hear it. It was perfect. We loved it. She crafted a ceremony that was unique to us and made us laugh. She made our guests laugh. Everyone loved her.

If you are searching for a unique, sincere, creative, modern, and affordable (I could go on and on but I won't) officiant for your big day, call her. She may be exactly what you're looking for.
If you are not a member of a church, or don't have a huge budget, or are looking to do something different, then finding Read more...
If you are not a member of a church, or don't have a huge budget, or are looking to do something different, then finding an officiant is a daunting and stressful task. I know. I was right there in your shoes not all that long ago.

The person who officiates your ceremony could either create an amazing memory or, more likely than not, will just stand up there, pretend to know you, and read the same lines they've read a thousand times to a thousand other couples and then charge an astronomical fee.

The officiant you choose should love what they do. They should be eager to get to know you and your future spouse. They should be excited for you even though you are probably a complete stranger to them. They should not take advantage of you financially. They should make you feel comfortable and encourage your ideas no matter how 'non-tradional' or 'traditional' they may be.

Reverend D loves what she does. She was happy to get to know us. I felt that she was genuinely excited that we were getting married and that we had chosen her to officiate. We could afford her. She was there for me when I needed moral support. She put us before herself and even asked what we wanted her to wear and what book she should hold during the ceremony.

We asked for a short, personal, and sincere yet humorous ceremony and left the rest up to D. We didn't know what she had scripted for us and it wasn't until our actual ceremony that we got to hear it. It was perfect. We loved it. She crafted a ceremony that was unique to us and made us laugh. She made our guests laugh. Everyone loved her.

If you are searching for a unique, sincere, creative, modern, and affordable (I could go on and on but I won't) officiant for your big day, call her. She may be exactly what you're looking for. Read less
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Ricky
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on Aug. 25th, 2012 and we were absolutely delighted and pleased with the outcome.
We were looking for a wedding officiant that was affordable & flexible, instead of expensive base-price with obscene ala-carte options. We wanted an officiant that was able to provide a simple, personable, and light-hearted ceremony that is fun and memorable. We did not want a generic “cookie-cutter” wedding ceremony, where guests are waiting for it to end, before it even started.
After our initial phone conversation, we met Rev. D in person & she got to know us as a couple. She never pressured us to hire her; we felt strongly that she did this for the joy/love of people & not just for money. She was thoughtful in trying to respect our family’s Chinese culture. She was responsive to our emails and phone calls. On our wedding day, Rev. D arrived early to prep for the ceremony.
We had an afternoon outdoor ceremony at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We had concerns of unforeseen weather conditions. Our backup plan was an evening indoor ceremony at our banquet hall in Flushing, Queens. Rev. D was flexible and made sure that her schedule was cleared for that entire day. End result, we had gorgeous weather on our wedding day.
We gave Rev. D flexibility with slight hint of direction. She took time to write a personalized wedding ceremony speech. She gave the option of reviewing the speech in advance, but we had confidence in Rev. D; therefore we decided to hear the speech for the first time on our wedding day.
It was an emotional day for Samantha & she told Rev. D before-hand that most likely she will cry from start to finish. She made us very comfortable. She provided humor at the right junctions and was able to give Samantha tears of joy.
Our guests thought the ceremony was very touching with splashes of fun thrown in. All of our family & friends thought Rev. D was a very close friend of ours, instead of a hired wedding officiant.
We thank Rev. D for a very memorable wedding day.
We had our wedding on Aug. 25th, 2012 and we were absolutely delighted and pleased with the outcome.
We were looking Read more...
We had our wedding on Aug. 25th, 2012 and we were absolutely delighted and pleased with the outcome.
We were looking for a wedding officiant that was affordable & flexible, instead of expensive base-price with obscene ala-carte options. We wanted an officiant that was able to provide a simple, personable, and light-hearted ceremony that is fun and memorable. We did not want a generic “cookie-cutter” wedding ceremony, where guests are waiting for it to end, before it even started.
After our initial phone conversation, we met Rev. D in person & she got to know us as a couple. She never pressured us to hire her; we felt strongly that she did this for the joy/love of people & not just for money. She was thoughtful in trying to respect our family’s Chinese culture. She was responsive to our emails and phone calls. On our wedding day, Rev. D arrived early to prep for the ceremony.
We had an afternoon outdoor ceremony at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We had concerns of unforeseen weather conditions. Our backup plan was an evening indoor ceremony at our banquet hall in Flushing, Queens. Rev. D was flexible and made sure that her schedule was cleared for that entire day. End result, we had gorgeous weather on our wedding day.
We gave Rev. D flexibility with slight hint of direction. She took time to write a personalized wedding ceremony speech. She gave the option of reviewing the speech in advance, but we had confidence in Rev. D; therefore we decided to hear the speech for the first time on our wedding day.
It was an emotional day for Samantha & she told Rev. D before-hand that most likely she will cry from start to finish. She made us very comfortable. She provided humor at the right junctions and was able to give Samantha tears of joy.
Our guests thought the ceremony was very touching with splashes of fun thrown in. All of our family & friends thought Rev. D was a very close friend of ours, instead of a hired wedding officiant.
We thank Rev. D for a very memorable wedding day. Read less
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Lena
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Ahhh, Rev D, where do I even begin to extol your virtues?

As soon as we saw you perform our dear friends Elicia and David's ceremony, we knew you were the perfect person to officiate our wedding. After a slightly tipsy cocktail hour conversation, we were sold. You made the entire process of creating our perfect ceremony easy and actually really, really fun! From our initial planning meeting at a bar all the way to the "Skyp-ing" of final details, dealing with you was probably the most enjoyable aspect of our wedding planning. The ceremony totally "nailed" our personality and was light hearted, hilarious, and heartfelt all at once. We are so thrilled to not only have met and hired you, but to have made a life-long friend in you. We love you, D!

p.s. - To anyone thinking of hiring Rev D as your wedding officiant...DO IT! You will not regret it. Also, she'll probably get you drunk so it's a good deal.

-- Lena & Isaac
Ahhh, Rev D, where do I even begin to extol your virtues?

As soon as we saw you perform our dear friends Elicia Read more...
Ahhh, Rev D, where do I even begin to extol your virtues?

As soon as we saw you perform our dear friends Elicia and David's ceremony, we knew you were the perfect person to officiate our wedding. After a slightly tipsy cocktail hour conversation, we were sold. You made the entire process of creating our perfect ceremony easy and actually really, really fun! From our initial planning meeting at a bar all the way to the "Skyp-ing" of final details, dealing with you was probably the most enjoyable aspect of our wedding planning. The ceremony totally "nailed" our personality and was light hearted, hilarious, and heartfelt all at once. We are so thrilled to not only have met and hired you, but to have made a life-long friend in you. We love you, D!

p.s. - To anyone thinking of hiring Rev D as your wedding officiant...DO IT! You will not regret it. Also, she'll probably get you drunk so it's a good deal.

-- Lena & Isaac Read less
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risdgal
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The wedding officiant is the person who sets the tone for the entire wedding. It's someone who is in the couple's 3-feet of personal space (or "up in their matrimonial grill") during THE most significant moments of their lives. This is the reason why this person has to #1- Not be some boring old geezer (and) #2- not be some Hallmark-regurgitating goofball.(and) #3- not suck. Browsing for an officiant with those things in mind, my now-husband (who is genius) simply googled "non-traditional, non-sucky, offbeat, cool, badass, rockstar, wedding officiant, NYC" It took us about 10 seconds to find the Reverend D. Her competition is no one [insert cricket noises]. We truly believe that she was sent to us from a higher power, to make our wedding the most EPIC event ever attended. That is fact. But let's back up. So we picked up the phone and called this chick immediately, and by the way it was the middle of the night. She answered, and not only was she REAL, but she was available to do our wedding! We scheduled a couple skype sessions, etc. With each interaction my fiancé and I realized more and more that the Rev D is the most mindblowingly awesome person to ever walk this earth. By the time she actually officiated our wedding, we truly felt like we had known her for 10 years. This is supposed to be a testimonial, so I'll cut to the chase---- IF YOU WANT A RIDONCULOUSLY RAD WEDDING, HIRE THIS CHICK. ---To try to describe how hilarious Rev D is would be impossible, but I will just say that if you are looking for the most un-stuffy, lighthearted yet meaningful, rockstar, kooky, edgy wedding ceremony, she is your chick. If you have some very specific Halloween, goth, vampire, burlesque, zombie, undead, ghoulish theme you would like carried out, she is your chick. If you have an Elvira fetish, she's your chick. If you like people with long black hair, she's your chick. With enough bribery (and I mean A LOT!!!) ...she will even make herself up to look like Megan Fox. (it's been painstakingly done). I cannot recommend her enough to anyone who doesn't suck, and therefore doesn't want their wedding ceremony to suck. The Rev and her insanely awesome husband Ricky are now cemented into our lives for eternity and we could not be happier. In closing, (and then I'll shut up): the most endearing quality about the Rev is that her only motivation is to help people achieve their ultimate wedding ceremony dream exactly how they want it. I will always be grateful for, and inspired by her pure generosity toward people's lives.
The wedding officiant is the person who sets the tone for the entire wedding. It's someone who is in the couple's 3-feet Read more...
The wedding officiant is the person who sets the tone for the entire wedding. It's someone who is in the couple's 3-feet of personal space (or "up in their matrimonial grill") during THE most significant moments of their lives. This is the reason why this person has to #1- Not be some boring old geezer (and) #2- not be some Hallmark-regurgitating goofball.(and) #3- not suck. Browsing for an officiant with those things in mind, my now-husband (who is genius) simply googled "non-traditional, non-sucky, offbeat, cool, badass, rockstar, wedding officiant, NYC" It took us about 10 seconds to find the Reverend D. Her competition is no one [insert cricket noises]. We truly believe that she was sent to us from a higher power, to make our wedding the most EPIC event ever attended. That is fact. But let's back up. So we picked up the phone and called this chick immediately, and by the way it was the middle of the night. She answered, and not only was she REAL, but she was available to do our wedding! We scheduled a couple skype sessions, etc. With each interaction my fiancé and I realized more and more that the Rev D is the most mindblowingly awesome person to ever walk this earth. By the time she actually officiated our wedding, we truly felt like we had known her for 10 years. This is supposed to be a testimonial, so I'll cut to the chase---- IF YOU WANT A RIDONCULOUSLY RAD WEDDING, HIRE THIS CHICK. ---To try to describe how hilarious Rev D is would be impossible, but I will just say that if you are looking for the most un-stuffy, lighthearted yet meaningful, rockstar, kooky, edgy wedding ceremony, she is your chick. If you have some very specific Halloween, goth, vampire, burlesque, zombie, undead, ghoulish theme you would like carried out, she is your chick. If you have an Elvira fetish, she's your chick. If you like people with long black hair, she's your chick. With enough bribery (and I mean A LOT!!!) ...she will even make herself up to look like Megan Fox. (it's been painstakingly done). I cannot recommend her enough to anyone who doesn't suck, and therefore doesn't want their wedding ceremony to suck. The Rev and her insanely awesome husband Ricky are now cemented into our lives for eternity and we could not be happier. In closing, (and then I'll shut up): the most endearing quality about the Rev is that her only motivation is to help people achieve their ultimate wedding ceremony dream exactly how they want it. I will always be grateful for, and inspired by her pure generosity toward people's lives. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/31/2011
5.0/5.0
First, foremost, plain and simple, Rev D is THE BEST officiant that you will google, interview, search for or ask around about. We had the privilege of Rev D marrying us, even after we told her our wish to drink virgin’s blood with us. Clearly, she was open to all of our ideas, again refer to the virgin’s blood (it was pretty hard to find any real lesbian virgins…so that idea was tossed), and played all our reindeer games from playing the intro to Prince and the Revolution’s “Let’s go Crazy,” to performing the “Mawwage” bit from the film The Princess Bride, to dressing as Elvira, and even having her husband accompany her in zombie garb (which was totally righteous!). She was awesome, unforgettable and absolutely valuable to our wedding! Rev D made our Halloween wedding truly an event to remember! There was enough kitsch and humor to whisk away the nerves and keep the guests laughing, while being chock-a-block full of heart-felt sentiment to match who we are and how much we adore each other. HIRE HER! To know her is to love her…and want her desperately to be your officiant! Plus, the price is great!"
First, foremost, plain and simple, Rev D is THE BEST officiant that you will google, interview, search for or ask around Read more...
First, foremost, plain and simple, Rev D is THE BEST officiant that you will google, interview, search for or ask around about. We had the privilege of Rev D marrying us, even after we told her our wish to drink virgin’s blood with us. Clearly, she was open to all of our ideas, again refer to the virgin’s blood (it was pretty hard to find any real lesbian virgins…so that idea was tossed), and played all our reindeer games from playing the intro to Prince and the Revolution’s “Let’s go Crazy,” to performing the “Mawwage” bit from the film The Princess Bride, to dressing as Elvira, and even having her husband accompany her in zombie garb (which was totally righteous!). She was awesome, unforgettable and absolutely valuable to our wedding! Rev D made our Halloween wedding truly an event to remember! There was enough kitsch and humor to whisk away the nerves and keep the guests laughing, while being chock-a-block full of heart-felt sentiment to match who we are and how much we adore each other. HIRE HER! To know her is to love her…and want her desperately to be your officiant! Plus, the price is great!" Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev D is amazing! I found her online when I was looking for someone a little less "traditional" for my Halloween influenced wedding. She was perfect. Even though we could not get together beforehand (I live out of state), she really made the effort to get to know us so that she could perform a ceremony that would fit us.
The day of, she entertained everyone, she made my ceremony stand out and people really enjoyed themselves. I was incredibly nervous and her easy going attitude calmed me in front of 80-something people! People are still saying it was the best ceremony they ever witnessed. She was wonderful and her rates are reasonable. Check her out if you want a unique officiant...or if you are planning an offbeat wedding!
Rev D is amazing! I found her online when I was looking for someone a little less "traditional" for my Halloween Read more...
Rev D is amazing! I found her online when I was looking for someone a little less "traditional" for my Halloween influenced wedding. She was perfect. Even though we could not get together beforehand (I live out of state), she really made the effort to get to know us so that she could perform a ceremony that would fit us.
The day of, she entertained everyone, she made my ceremony stand out and people really enjoyed themselves. I was incredibly nervous and her easy going attitude calmed me in front of 80-something people! People are still saying it was the best ceremony they ever witnessed. She was wonderful and her rates are reasonable. Check her out if you want a unique officiant...or if you are planning an offbeat wedding! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/27/2013
4.8/5.0
DonnaMarie went so far above and beyond the call of duty, I don't know what we would have done without her. We hired her as an officiant, but also a "day of coordinator." She ended up staying all night, MCing the reception and cracking the whip to make sure everything went 100% smoothly. We had a difficult wedding because the ceremony was outside in December on the water front. 100 guests needed to be herded to the site, and then herded back to the reception venue. We had multiple guests with problems walking, and non of our family is from NYC. But despite a lot of potential chaos, it went off without a hitch and was amazing.
The ceremony she wrote was also perfect for us. Funny, but still touching and very personal. Many guests assumed she was an old friend of ours by how she spoke about us, but we didn't know her more than 1 month. She is on top of it. Use her, best decision we made.
The only reason I gave 4/5 on responsiveness was because as our coordinator, I would have loved just a little speedier reply to certain emails and texts, especially when they copied other vendors like the DJ. But we are talking minor things here, and non of them affected the wedding.
(oh and she totally did "the worm" to try and get the groom to breakdance. What other officiant would do that?!)
DonnaMarie went so far above and beyond the call of duty, I don't know what we would have done without her. We hired her Read more...
DonnaMarie went so far above and beyond the call of duty, I don't know what we would have done without her. We hired her as an officiant, but also a "day of coordinator." She ended up staying all night, MCing the reception and cracking the whip to make sure everything went 100% smoothly. We had a difficult wedding because the ceremony was outside in December on the water front. 100 guests needed to be herded to the site, and then herded back to the reception venue. We had multiple guests with problems walking, and non of our family is from NYC. But despite a lot of potential chaos, it went off without a hitch and was amazing.
The ceremony she wrote was also perfect for us. Funny, but still touching and very personal. Many guests assumed she was an old friend of ours by how she spoke about us, but we didn't know her more than 1 month. She is on top of it. Use her, best decision we made.
The only reason I gave 4/5 on responsiveness was because as our coordinator, I would have loved just a little speedier reply to certain emails and texts, especially when they copied other vendors like the DJ. But we are talking minor things here, and non of them affected the wedding.
(oh and she totally did "the worm" to try and get the groom to breakdance. What other officiant would do that?!) Read less
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Karina
Wedding:
11/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Reverend D did our wedding in Central Park. She couldn't make our day anymore special then she did. We enjoyed every minute of her great speech. We would recommend her to anyone!!!!!
Reverend D did our wedding in Central Park. She couldn't make our day anymore special then she did. We enjoyed every Read more...
Reverend D did our wedding in Central Park. She couldn't make our day anymore special then she did. We enjoyed every minute of her great speech. We would recommend her to anyone!!!!! Read less
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P
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.8/5.0
We were looking for an officiant who had a creative personality matching our own and we were excited to see that Reverend D was a great fit for our intimate wedding of 15 guests. Before we hired her, she Skyped with us so we felt comfortable with her. She asked us to fill out a detailed questionnaire to get to know us and to draft a ceremony around the answers. This allowed her to write a service that was in tune with our values and felt personal to our gathering. Our only wish is that we would have appreciated meeting in person to go over a general sense of the ceremony instead of through a typed questionnaire as that would have made the ceremony that much more personal. I really appreciated that on the day of the event Reverend D was early and reached before any of the guests. Her personality was a hit with everyone and they felt warm in her presence. She behaved almost like a wedding planner and helped us organize before and during the service. She was available via phone throughout the process and answered all our questions. Overall we are very satisfied with the ceremony and glad she married us. We highly recommend her.
We were looking for an officiant who had a creative personality matching our own and we were excited to see that Reverend Read more...
We were looking for an officiant who had a creative personality matching our own and we were excited to see that Reverend D was a great fit for our intimate wedding of 15 guests. Before we hired her, she Skyped with us so we felt comfortable with her. She asked us to fill out a detailed questionnaire to get to know us and to draft a ceremony around the answers. This allowed her to write a service that was in tune with our values and felt personal to our gathering. Our only wish is that we would have appreciated meeting in person to go over a general sense of the ceremony instead of through a typed questionnaire as that would have made the ceremony that much more personal. I really appreciated that on the day of the event Reverend D was early and reached before any of the guests. Her personality was a hit with everyone and they felt warm in her presence. She behaved almost like a wedding planner and helped us organize before and during the service. She was available via phone throughout the process and answered all our questions. Overall we are very satisfied with the ceremony and glad she married us. We highly recommend her. Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev D did a fantastic job with our ceremony. It is safe to say she totally nailed it. She was amazingly helpful and believe me we had a unique situation that required us to move the date about 2-3 times. We kept her in the loop and she did the same for us. She got what we wanted and were looking for and was very flexible and incorporated last minute request seamlessly. Know that she is not only good at what she does but she truly enjoys what she does. Thank you again Donna!
Rev D did a fantastic job with our ceremony. It is safe to say she totally nailed it. She was amazingly helpful and Read more...
Rev D did a fantastic job with our ceremony. It is safe to say she totally nailed it. She was amazingly helpful and believe me we had a unique situation that required us to move the date about 2-3 times. We kept her in the loop and she did the same for us. She got what we wanted and were looking for and was very flexible and incorporated last minute request seamlessly. Know that she is not only good at what she does but she truly enjoys what she does. Thank you again Donna! Read less
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