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Wedding Dayz - Rev. David Di Raddo

Mechanicsburg , PA

LOCATION

26 Circle Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 US (map)

PHONE

717-636-1744

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ABOUT US

Wedding Dayz is dedicated to making your dreams become a reality. When all the planning is done it comes down to The Event. The ceremony begins and you want all the months of planning to... Read more
Wedding Dayz is dedicated to making your dreams become a reality. When all the planning is done it comes down to The Event. The ceremony begins and you want all the months of planning to come together for that perfect moment you have always dreamed of. Dave DiRaddo is a professional in every sense of the word with years of experience performing weddings of every size and style. Whether your desire is religious or civil, big or small, formal or casual, Dave will help you create the perfect ceremony according to your wishes, dreams and desires. Read what other couples have said about their experiences working with Dave at www.weddingdayz.net as well as the reviews on this site. You cannot afford to make this important part of your day a casual decision. Take the time to find the right officiant for you. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baptist, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
PA

REVIEWS

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jaimeloryn
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Dave is absolutely amazing! I have been to lots of weddings, but the officiant was never as incredible as Dave! He was engaging and well spoken. He took our wishes and carried them out even better than I could have imagined. He is well spoken, interesting and takes control of the situation. We opted to add a hand-fasting ceremony, a rose ceremony, edited standard vows and added a reading, all was no issue at all. He even steps out of the way for the first kiss so you don't see his head in the photos! He was incredible, even checking in with myself and my now husband throughout the process, (including day of) to help us stay calm. I only hope that I can attend one of his ceremonies again someday!
Dave is absolutely amazing! I have been to lots of weddings, but the officiant was never as incredible as Dave! He was Read more...
Dave is absolutely amazing! I have been to lots of weddings, but the officiant was never as incredible as Dave! He was engaging and well spoken. He took our wishes and carried them out even better than I could have imagined. He is well spoken, interesting and takes control of the situation. We opted to add a hand-fasting ceremony, a rose ceremony, edited standard vows and added a reading, all was no issue at all. He even steps out of the way for the first kiss so you don't see his head in the photos! He was incredible, even checking in with myself and my now husband throughout the process, (including day of) to help us stay calm. I only hope that I can attend one of his ceremonies again someday! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
David was recommended by The Cork Factory Hotel where we held our wedding. We met him a couple months before the wedding to go over everything we wanted to and not to include for our big day. That day we knew he was the one to marry us. He made us feel so comfortable and definitely has a great sense of humor. On our wedding day he was spectacular! Made everyone laugh but took his job very seriously, which is exactly what we wanted. Definitely something you need when feeling extremely nervous on your big day! We would 100% recommend him!!!
David was recommended by The Cork Factory Hotel where we held our wedding. We met him a couple months before the wedding Read more...
David was recommended by The Cork Factory Hotel where we held our wedding. We met him a couple months before the wedding to go over everything we wanted to and not to include for our big day. That day we knew he was the one to marry us. He made us feel so comfortable and definitely has a great sense of humor. On our wedding day he was spectacular! Made everyone laugh but took his job very seriously, which is exactly what we wanted. Definitely something you need when feeling extremely nervous on your big day! We would 100% recommend him!!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/18/2016
3.0/5.0
I recently used Dave's services for my wedding ceremony last month. He is very reasonably priced compared to others in this area, one of the reasons we looked into him. In addition, we decided on him to be our wedding officiant because as a nonreligious couple, we did not have someone in our lives who could do this for us and also keep it in line with our values. We met once at a diner to discuss the type of wedding ceremony that we wanted to have. For us, short and simple was also perfect. Prior to leaving however, we made it very, VERY clear that we were not religious and did not want any religious terms used during our ceremony. He said he completely respected this and would not mention "God" or any other term. Our rehearsal went well enough, though he seemed disappointed because initially we were going to have him "feed us" the lines for our vows, and we later decided to read them on our own. He expressed to us that he really wanted to read them for us, but we hand wrote ours and it felt silly to not read them ourselves. The wedding ceremony was nice. He did not have a microphone due to the location, and still he was loud enough that everyone could hear him. Many people came up to us after and told us that this was one of the most beautiful services they had been to. Unfortunately, this was ruined for my husband and I because he DID mention God three times during the service. This despite promising us that he would NOT. Thankfully, not many people in our families know that we are not religious, so this went largely unnoticed. All things considered, I would not use his services again (not that there will be a next time!!), but I would consider recommending him for anyone who is Christian or Catholic. Nonreligious couples, please consider someone else. This is your only day. Go with someone who wants to make it perfect for you, whether it is in line with their beliefs or not.
I recently used Dave's services for my wedding ceremony last month. He is very reasonably priced compared to others in Read more...
I recently used Dave's services for my wedding ceremony last month. He is very reasonably priced compared to others in this area, one of the reasons we looked into him. In addition, we decided on him to be our wedding officiant because as a nonreligious couple, we did not have someone in our lives who could do this for us and also keep it in line with our values. We met once at a diner to discuss the type of wedding ceremony that we wanted to have. For us, short and simple was also perfect. Prior to leaving however, we made it very, VERY clear that we were not religious and did not want any religious terms used during our ceremony. He said he completely respected this and would not mention "God" or any other term. Our rehearsal went well enough, though he seemed disappointed because initially we were going to have him "feed us" the lines for our vows, and we later decided to read them on our own. He expressed to us that he really wanted to read them for us, but we hand wrote ours and it felt silly to not read them ourselves. The wedding ceremony was nice. He did not have a microphone due to the location, and still he was loud enough that everyone could hear him. Many people came up to us after and told us that this was one of the most beautiful services they had been to. Unfortunately, this was ruined for my husband and I because he DID mention God three times during the service. This despite promising us that he would NOT. Thankfully, not many people in our families know that we are not religious, so this went largely unnoticed. All things considered, I would not use his services again (not that there will be a next time!!), but I would consider recommending him for anyone who is Christian or Catholic. Nonreligious couples, please consider someone else. This is your only day. Go with someone who wants to make it perfect for you, whether it is in line with their beliefs or not. Read less
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Wedding Dayz - Rev. David Di Raddo responded with the following comments:

First and foremost I am very sorry that Erin was not pleased with my services. That is my highest priority for each and every ceremony I perform. To address her two primary concerns I can assure you that I am never, nor would have any reason to be, "disappointed" when a couple makes a decision to either repeat or read their vows to each other. My job is to simply make suggestions and recommendations while they make the final decisions. The second issue is one that I take very seriously. Erin and Stephen indicated that they wanted a civil ceremony meaning no prayer, Bible reading, or other religious elements. Not even saying "God" in a ceremony is the extreme of that desire which is why I have always written those words across the top of the notes I keep from our consultation meeting together. No where on the paper did I write those words which to me suggests that, while that may have in fact been their desire, the words "don't even say God" were not communicated to me at that meeting. I have performed countless ceremonies for non-religious couples and have always honored their wishes when they were clearly expressed. Perhaps they were and I missed it but I am very sensitive to this and have never previously overlooked this important part of the ceremony content because whether or not a couple's beliefs are "in line with mine or not" does not impact my desire to respect their wedding day. Regardless of how it occurred my hope is that Erin and Stephen will focus on and remember their wedding day as one filled with the joy of their love for one another, the love of their family and friends, and not "ruined" by 2 or 3 words that were spoken in the midst of a ceremony that, otherwise, seemed to be exactly what they wanted. I wish you both all the best and every happiness in your new lives together. Rev. David Di Raddo
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Private User
Wedding:
6/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. DiRaddo is fantastic. We were not really sure what we wanted our ceremony to be like. We definitely want it to be lighthearted and all about us and our family and friends. Rev. DiRaddo gave us lots of suggestions on what we could do and made the whole process unbelievably easy and fun. He is just the most awesome person. I am so very glad we choose Rev. DiRaddo as our officiant. Hands down one of the BEST choices I made in the entire wedding planning process.
Rev. DiRaddo is fantastic. We were not really sure what we wanted our ceremony to be like. We definitely want it to be Read more...
Rev. DiRaddo is fantastic. We were not really sure what we wanted our ceremony to be like. We definitely want it to be lighthearted and all about us and our family and friends. Rev. DiRaddo gave us lots of suggestions on what we could do and made the whole process unbelievably easy and fun. He is just the most awesome person. I am so very glad we choose Rev. DiRaddo as our officiant. Hands down one of the BEST choices I made in the entire wedding planning process. Read less
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emily
Wedding:
6/5/2016
5.0/5.0
My ceremony was perfect, beyond what I imagined it could be, and that is all thanks to Dave. We are from out of town and Dave came highly recommended from our venue. He is lively, fun, and charismatic. He was able to keep all the guests engaged during the whole ceremony. I am still hearing compliments from guests. Thanks for everything!! Highly recommend to everyone!!!!
My ceremony was perfect, beyond what I imagined it could be, and that is all thanks to Dave. We are from out of town and Read more...
My ceremony was perfect, beyond what I imagined it could be, and that is all thanks to Dave. We are from out of town and Dave came highly recommended from our venue. He is lively, fun, and charismatic. He was able to keep all the guests engaged during the whole ceremony. I am still hearing compliments from guests. Thanks for everything!! Highly recommend to everyone!!!! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
4/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dave was tremendous!!! I, the MOB, found Wedding Dayz online. After reading about his background, I gave my daughter his number. He met with us prior to the wedding to ensure everything would be as we wanted, made suggestions (one of which we used in the Ceremony), and added just the right amount of 'humor' to make everyone feel comfortable.
My daughter and husband wrote their own Vows. My daughter's were on index cards...she accidentally left a card or two behind, so there came a moment when she became a little tense. I heard Pastor Dave, quietly, say twice to her, "speak from your heart, speak from your heart." My daughter took a deep breath, and did just that! It was all so very beautiful!
Pastor Dave was very organized and professional, as well. I would recommend him to anyone that for one reason or another was not able to have the Ceremony at their own church. (Our's was at an outside venue) 5-Star, Plus!
Pastor Dave was tremendous!!! I, the MOB, found Wedding Dayz online. After reading about his background, I gave my Read more...
Pastor Dave was tremendous!!! I, the MOB, found Wedding Dayz online. After reading about his background, I gave my daughter his number. He met with us prior to the wedding to ensure everything would be as we wanted, made suggestions (one of which we used in the Ceremony), and added just the right amount of 'humor' to make everyone feel comfortable.
My daughter and husband wrote their own Vows. My daughter's were on index cards...she accidentally left a card or two behind, so there came a moment when she became a little tense. I heard Pastor Dave, quietly, say twice to her, "speak from your heart, speak from your heart." My daughter took a deep breath, and did just that! It was all so very beautiful!
Pastor Dave was very organized and professional, as well. I would recommend him to anyone that for one reason or another was not able to have the Ceremony at their own church. (Our's was at an outside venue) 5-Star, Plus! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best decision we made for our wedding day was to sign with David! He is really great at engaging a crowd as well as combining the perfect amount of humor and love into the ceremony. All of our friends and family are still commenting how great the ceremony was several weeks after the wedding.
Hands down the best decision we made for our wedding day was to sign with David! He is really great at engaging a crowd as Read more...
Hands down the best decision we made for our wedding day was to sign with David! He is really great at engaging a crowd as well as combining the perfect amount of humor and love into the ceremony. All of our friends and family are still commenting how great the ceremony was several weeks after the wedding. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
9/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dave DiRaddo is a perfect choice for a wedding ceremony of any kind! I was so nervous about my ceremony because of many different religious beliefs in the guests who were attending the wedding. Dave did an amazing job at staying neutral with prayers while still making it meaningful for everyone. He did something very special in the beginning of the ceremony here he involved the guests to vow to support and encourage us in our relationship and had them say "I do". I can not even count how many people loved how he ran the ceremony and multiple people said that his words were a good reminder for their own personal relationships. Very impressed overall with Reverend Dave Diraddo and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Reverend Dave DiRaddo is a perfect choice for a wedding ceremony of any kind! I was so nervous about my ceremony because Read more...
Reverend Dave DiRaddo is a perfect choice for a wedding ceremony of any kind! I was so nervous about my ceremony because of many different religious beliefs in the guests who were attending the wedding. Dave did an amazing job at staying neutral with prayers while still making it meaningful for everyone. He did something very special in the beginning of the ceremony here he involved the guests to vow to support and encourage us in our relationship and had them say "I do". I can not even count how many people loved how he ran the ceremony and multiple people said that his words were a good reminder for their own personal relationships. Very impressed overall with Reverend Dave Diraddo and I would highly recommend him to anyone! Read less
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COURTNAY
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
When looking for an Officiant, we never thought that we would have hit the jackpot as big as we did!!!! My husband and i were looking for a civil service, and Rev. David Di Raddo respected that! He was fun, upbeat, and kept our guests attention the entire time!!!! he was thorough, and was sure to explain everything he was about to do! It is a week later, and our guests are still complimenting us on our Officiant!!! Not your typical feedback!!! I am very proud that our wedding day was a great experience for our guests just as much as us, and Rev. David Di Raddo truly played a big part in that!
When looking for an Officiant, we never thought that we would have hit the jackpot as big as we did!!!! My husband and i Read more...
When looking for an Officiant, we never thought that we would have hit the jackpot as big as we did!!!! My husband and i were looking for a civil service, and Rev. David Di Raddo respected that! He was fun, upbeat, and kept our guests attention the entire time!!!! he was thorough, and was sure to explain everything he was about to do! It is a week later, and our guests are still complimenting us on our Officiant!!! Not your typical feedback!!! I am very proud that our wedding day was a great experience for our guests just as much as us, and Rev. David Di Raddo truly played a big part in that! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
What an incredible individual! We feel honored to have had Dave officiate our wedding. When we initially met Dave we knew immediately he was a pro at what he does. After officiating hundreds of weddings he truly knows what works and doesn't work. We gave him our ideas and he was able to create a beautiful wedding ceremony. During the rehearsal he made the entire wedding party laugh and feel at ease for the big day. Dave was spectacular during the wedding! The crowd laughed and cried, but more importantly felt they were part of our ceremony. We got compliments all evening of our ceremony. Thank you Dave!!
What an incredible individual! We feel honored to have had Dave officiate our wedding. When we initially met Dave we knew Read more...
What an incredible individual! We feel honored to have had Dave officiate our wedding. When we initially met Dave we knew immediately he was a pro at what he does. After officiating hundreds of weddings he truly knows what works and doesn't work. We gave him our ideas and he was able to create a beautiful wedding ceremony. During the rehearsal he made the entire wedding party laugh and feel at ease for the big day. Dave was spectacular during the wedding! The crowd laughed and cried, but more importantly felt they were part of our ceremony. We got compliments all evening of our ceremony. Thank you Dave!! Read less
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