Mitch The Minister - New Jersey Wedding Officiant
Mitch is fun, upbeat, professional, and funny. He nailed it! and everyone talked about how good he was. Everyone paid attention to the ceremony, and we heard so many good things about it afterwards. We cannot imagine having any other officiant perform our ceremony. Mitch loves what he does and truly believes in the power of love!
I cannot rave enough about Mitch. When I got engaged I did a google search for officiants and couldn't believe how many there were to choose from! I picked him out of a hat and I'm so happy I did. From the first phone call, he had me cracking up and I knew he was our guy. We booked him immediately. I ended up getting pregnant a month later and when I called him with the news....he had such kind words for us. We switched the date with no issues.
The day of our ceremony, he had everyone laughing but also said very nice things. Mith is the best!!,
Mitch was great. He had everyone laughing, crying and sometime both at the same time. From the second we met him, we knew he was the right choice as he had a read on us from the start. Mitch will make any ceremony personal and fun!
Mitch made our night! He is truly amazing! He is hysterical, light-hearted, & has a huge heart! I couldn't imagine a different ceremony than what we had! He made our ceremony unique & heart felt!
When my husband and I were looking for an officiant, Mitch was highly recommended to us. We interviewed with him and felt so comfortable with his services. It felt like we had know him forever. Mitch made the whole process worry free. He performed a service that was out of this world. Our guests still talk about the amazing job he did. I could not recommend a better person! Mitch truely made our day a sucess!!!
I had trouble figuring out who would officiate our little gathering. I emailed different people, checked out websites. I knew that I had to incorporate my fiance's (now husband) wishes for the religious (Catholic/Christian) aspect of the ceremony. I also wanted to incorporate some of the Jewish traditions as a way to honor my grandmother who passed away when I was 16 and meant a lot to me. It was hard to find just one person to do this and two people was far too expensive. Minister Mitch met with us in our area at a diner and we knew as soon as we left that meeting, he was the officiant for us. He was well prepared and even though he was very under the weather, his great sense of humor and fantastic personality were obvious to us. Our wedding day was filled with wonderful memories and some annoyances, who's isn't? But Minister Mitch showed up to the venue, ran through everything with us, and put us at ease. The ceremony was talked about by EVERYONE for the whole evening!
I recently was able to watch a video of our special day. It all seems to happen in a blur. Minister Mitch was just wonderful! He rolled with the punches, played to the audience, and called us out on being weird and stiff. You can hold hands! he said. He was a great leader and managed to incorporate everything we wanted in our wedding ceremony. I am forever grateful to him and we hope that when we decide to renew our vows down the line, maybe he'll be around to officiate that!
Mitch the Minister may have been the star of our wedding! The ceremony was not too long and the people at our wedding loved the genuine way the ceremony went off. Even the "Why aren't they getting married in a Church"? family members loved Mitch and commented on how great he was. We would def recommend Mitch as the officiant to friends and family.
Mitch was absolutely fabulous. He made the ceremony very meaningful for us as well as our guests. He went the extra mile to incorporate what we wanted.
Where do I begin?? When we first met with Minister Mitch, he said his goal was to make everyone laugh AND cry, and promised to even make my husband cry (of course he was hired as soon as he said that!). He definitely delivered on all points! To make my husband cry was no small feat, as we've been together for 6 years and I've seen him cry once when someone passed away. We were having a bad day the day we met with him (hey, we all have our days) - we were a little annoyed with each other, I brought us to the wrong meeting place, and I was worried he wouldn't be able to see the love we really do have for each other, and that it wouldn't come through in the ceremony he put together. But oh boy, I was wrong! The ceremony was amazing and he threw in some really funny and unexpected things along the way. He had our guests laughing from the very first words he said, and crying very soon after that.
During our reception, as expected, we had so many people tell us that was the best ceremony they've ever been to! Minister Mitch incorporated a great Bob Marley quote we talked about during our meeting that talked about not finding a perfect person, but finding the person that is perfect for you. Well, Mitch The Minister was perfect for us!! Thank you!!
Mitch was fantastic as our minister at our wedding. He kept the ceremony formal but lighthearted. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Mitch for making our day special.
Mitch was amazing! We knew right away when we met him the he was the officiant for us! Mitch is wonderful and very flexible, he will do whatever you want with the ceremony. The ceremony was everything we wanted it to be and it was beautiful. All of our family and guests were very impressed and moved by the ceremony. I am so glad we trust Mitch with such an important milestone in our lives!
Mitch the Minister did a great job officiating our interfaith ceremony. We received SO many compliments on our ceremony all because of Mitch. He had a great sense of humor and really listened to what we wanted. He also provided us with beautiful vows to use for our ceremony. I highly recommend Mitch if you are looking to incorporate different traditions without conflict.
My husband and I work together in the event industry, so we planned each little detail of the wedding ourselves. Less than 5 months before the wedding, we had planned every aspect of the reception, but we still hadn't booked an officiant for the ceremony! I was panicked and thought that I'd just have to come to terms with having a less-than-ideal officiant, or asking a friend to do it.
I scoured Wedding Wire for NJ officiants, and skipped over the ones with 50+ 5-star reviews (because I knew that they probably had 3 or more weddings already booked for that date, and we were having our ceremony out in the woods in Hunterdon County, an hour from most venues). We had a very disappointing meeting with a local officiant, and were feeling totally hopeless about it. I asked my fiance/husband to search Wedding Wire too, and he looked around for a long time and told me there was just one person he wanted me to call. When he said Mitch the Minister, I laughed and asked why we'd even bother. With over 100 5-star reviews there was no way on earth he'd be available. Hell, he was probably fully booked for NEXT June 23, not just this June 23. My husband asked me to humor him, and so to get his mind off of it I did.
Mitch answered the phone, said "THIS June 23rd??" and I laughed/apologized for even asking. He said "let me call you back in 5 minutes." And he did. He said "I have wonderful news for you!" and I just about exploded. We made plans to meet him, and he insisted on meeting us over halfway to our middle of nowhere town. This was easily 45 min from where he lives.
From the moment we met him, we knew there could never be anyone but Mitch. He is funny, charming, personable, and just so comfortable to be with. He had my husband laughing harder than most people EVER get him to laugh. We talked about who we are and what we wanted for our wedding ceremony, and had a blast going through it. It was the most fun and memorable meeting we had in our whole planning process.
We came home elated. We knew that he had taken this epic party day we had planned, and single-handedly turned it into our dream wedding day. It was like he was an old friend who had known us for years, and we felt so honored that he was now part of our day.
When the day came, Mitch arrived early and ready. He performed the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen or heard, and he blew away all our of our guests. Even the "I can't believe they're not getting married in a church" attendees said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Mitch started the ceremony, which took place in a meadow at a nature preserve, by saying "Welcome to one of the most beautiful churches I have ever been to in my life." It gave everyone chills and tangibly turned our meadow into our own hand-picked church. It was so deep. He made everyone laugh, cry, and connect with each other and with the universal beauty of love. It touched people very deeply, in a way that carried into the reception and still carries on today.
I knew that I would try to be brief and end up writing a book about Mitch. I could go on even longer, but let's just say that he is the most awesome wedding officiant I could ever imagine, and that if he is available to marry you, I promise you will not be...
Chris and I were truly blessed that we had Mitch to perform our ceremony. He made it not only personal and meaningful but also fun. Everyone raved about how perfect the ceremony suited our personalities and our relationship. I feel that Mitch made our day all the more special with his readings and reflections of us as a couple. It was an like an old friend pronounced us as Mr. And Mrs., and I can say that we do consider Mitch to not only be the very special person who brought us together as husband and wife, but also as a friend.
My now husband and I used Mitch Maged's services for our June 15th, 2012 wedding. We couldn't have been happier with the service that Mitch provided to us! Not only is Mitch one of the friendliest guys in the world, but he really listened and got a feel for us as a couple. Mitch provided such a lighthearted ceremony which we wanted but added just enough of the realness behind being married. We laughed (a lot, which you need in a marriage!), we cried, we got married. All of our guests complimented our ceremony joyfully describing it as "different" and "not the same old boring ceremony." Mitch, you nailed it and you are so good at your job. Thank you for starting our life as Mr. and Mrs. together, on the right note!
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Smithlin
Not only did we instantly connect with Mitch and book him immediately, his interest in us didn't waiver after he received our payment. We spent at least an hour with him at our second meeting going over the details of what to use in our short, sweet ceremony. While the blue-print was in place, nothing felt "scripted." Mitch added a healthy amount of surprise and spontaneity to our day. About a minute into our OUTDOOR ceremony, a BLARING siren went by...Mitch made a joke, everyone laughed, and life went on. Not only did we love all of his personal touches and authenticity, but I had dozens of guests tell me we had a great minister and one of the most enjoyable ceremonies they had ever seen. You can tell this man does his job for all of the right reasons and has genuine concern for his couples. Mitch went as far as to give my extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) emotional fiancé (now husband) his handkerchief mid-ceremony. If the above is not enough to convince you, meet him. And if that's not enough to convince you, I can tell you definitively his value far exceeds his price (which by the way, was FAR less expensive than ANY other minister we stumbled upon during our research). Highest compliments and gratitude to Mitch the Minister!
My mother-in-law summed it up best when she said Mitch's ceremony set the tone for our entire wedding - which was the best celebration of our lives!!! From the moment we met Mitch we knew he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. We wanted a ceremony that people would be happy to be a part of, that people would remember, and that would reflect our love for each other, and that's exactly what Mitch created for us. Our ceremony was fun, light-hearted, filled with laughs and could not have been more perfect. We met with Mitch twice and he really listened to what we wanted, how we wanted the ceremony to feel, and spent a lot of time discussing possible readings and what would work best within the flow of the ceremony. He also talked about how much he loves his job and how much he loves love! We knew someone who loved what they do as much as Mitch would do an amazing job and we were right :) The result was the most perfect ceremony we could have imagined - people laughed, cried and enjoyed the entire thing - people raved during the reception about what a great ceremony it was and how fun Mitch made the whole thing. We could not have asked for a better experience and a better person to marry us!!
We recently chose Mitch to be the officiant at our wedding ceremony. Prior to the ceremony, Mitch sat down and listened carefully to everything that we wanted our ceremony to be, and on the day of the wedding it was all that and more. My husband and I are not very religious and neither is my family; however my husband's family are strict Catholics. Mitch was able to find just the right balance of religion for his family without making mine feel uncomfortable. Just before walking me down the aisle, my father began to panic over what to do when we got to the end (we did not have a rehearsal.) Mitch quietly instructed us on what to do, and I'm sure our pictures and video will turn out great as a result. Mitch was able to take the squeaky microphone in stride, making jokes and keeping the ceremony light. After the ceremony, our guests could not stop telling us how beautiful it turned out and how great our minister was.
We couldn't think of anyone more perfect than Mitchell Maged to officiate our wedding ceremony~ Mitch the Minister managed to defy every single imaginable spectacular description there is when it comes to his line of professional service. As a person, he are beyond amazing! Mitch the Minister is genuinely warm, funny and off the charts witty! He pays very meticulous attention to details that are important to a couple in sharing our irresistible love stories, making his messages very original and unique to every couple,
Mitch the Minister got to a place in our hearts that was so deep with his loving message and that most touching poem he had chosen for us, and read to us at the ceremony. We are so glad he warned us there'll be tears...we had a box of tissue handy.
Our wedding day couldn't have been a more splendid~ a glorious day with no humidity, a poolside patio filled with guests who had nothing but love and well wishes in their hearts, the most romantic ceremony, a few good laughs, a plane "fly over" at the end of us saying, "I do". Perfect is an understatement...It was simply divine ♥
We are profoundly grateful for this unbelievable memory you left in our hearts. Thank you so much, Mitchell Maged ♥
With love and gratitude,
Ferlie & Christine
5 Stars doesn't do Mitch justice!! Mitch is the greatest and I highly recommend him. His humor, his senstivity, his personality made our ceremony perfect! He had our guests in the palm of his hand and spoke to my husband and I as if he were my favorite uncle!! He had us in stitches from laughter, then in tears in the next minute. His words came from the heart- Mitch truly loves marrying people! You will never be disappointed in what you receive from Mitch... give him a call. :)
Thanks Mitch for everything- the vows, the family sand ceremony, EVERYTHING... was just what we wanted. THANK YOU!!!
Both Dan and I loved Mitch. Our ceremony was talked about by all of our guests. It had both laughs and tears, which was exactly what we were going for. The ceremony was very personal and we cannot thank Mitch enough.
Thank you so much Mitch for being a part of our special day. Dan and I could not be happier!!!
Mitch was absolutely the best! We wanted funny, and that's exactly what we got. Two weeks later we are still laughing about things he said. Our guests immediately felt comfortable & it was the perfect way to start the day. I tell everyone- out of all our vendors, Mitch gave us the most bang for our buck!!!
Mitch was recommended to us by friends. My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic, but we are not religious. We wanted to incorporate some traditions from both religions, but not have a religious ceremony. We really clicked with Mitch when we first met him and he has an interfaith marriage. He really customizes the ceremony for each couple and we laid out a game plan at our first meeting. We elected not to have a rehearsal since there wasn’t much for anybody to do. The day of the wedding Mitch showed up on time, dressed nicely and with all the necessary paperwork. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect for us; it was fun, romantic and full of love. Many of our guests said it was the most fun ceremony that they had ever seen and we are very happy with the service that Mitch provided to us.
Minister Mitch was awesome! Friendly, sweet, funny, professional, and very easy to work with. The best part is both our families and guests LOVED him too! Mitch is one of the first pieces of our weeding guests give us complements on. Manly, our guests felt he was funny, the ceremony was relevant and he personalized it for us and it was quick. One of our friends came to us after and said MM was so good she actually wants to get married again just so he could do the ceremony lol.
Mitch, I just want to thank you for coming and performing such a beautiful ceremony for us! You made us feel very comfortable during the whole ceremony and even had us laughing! Our guests LOVED you and had asked about you during our cocktail hour and reception. Such kind words were said of you! I hope that we get to see more of you in future!!! Thanks so much again!!! xoxoxo
Mitch was fantastic! We can't say enough about how special he made our wedding day. Working with Mitch was effortless from start to finish. He helped us select vows that matched our personalities and was always available to answer questions and provide support. He rehearsed the ceremony with us the night before in a downpour, and as promised brought sunshine with him the next day. :) His genuine and warm personality kept the ceremony light and cheerful, and our guests loved him (as did we!). Thanks Mitch!
Where do we start?! From the moment we first met Mitch at the diner, he was unbelievable! We didn't want the traditional stuffy ceremony, but we also didn't want something that our guests would not be able to relate to. Mitch made the ceremony perfect for us. He was serious when he needed to be, but added laughter and warmth to our ceremony in a way we could never have imagined. A few people, both young and old, want to get married again just to have Mitch officiate the wedding! It's not often people remember or talk about the actual wedding ceremony, but anytime anyone talks to us about the wedding they always bring up Mitch! Thank you Mitch for giving us an unforgettable ceremony! You're awesome and we are lucky!
Just fantastic! Everyone loved the vows! Super easy to work with! Highly recommend to everyone! We are also wedding photographers and worked with him on several we shot. Both brides had highly recommended him to us and of all the officiants we have heard he was the one we both remembered when we went to pick our own.
Mitch the Minister is a wonderful person. We have gotten to know him during this process and he made a point to get to know us. Everyone commented on how wonderful the ceremony was. We did not want a formal type ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect. Mitch went out of his way to make sure that we understood what was going to happen and in what order, he even escorted my Great Grandmother down the aisle after the ceremony.
THANK YOU SO MUCH mitch :) you were GREAT and you made our day so special and were amazing and so comfortable to work with! thank you again, everyone loved you!
Meeting Mitch was like meeting my husband - I just kind of knew he was the one. I had to admit, I've never been a huge fan of the actual wedding ceremony - I always found them boring for guests and felt they lacked either depth or humor. Enter Mitch...he had me in tears of happiness from his beautiful words and tears of laughter from his funny/cheeky one-liners. In fact, one of our guests, a very tall, burly man-friend, kept telling us our ceremony was so beautiful - he couldn't stop tearing.
Mitch literally went the extra mile(s) AFTER our wedding to help me. I found out two weeks after our wedding that I wasn't legally married! The town of which we were married lost our official wedding certificate. Mitch dropped his Friday afternoon plans to meet me at the town hall to re-sign the new marriage license and stayed until he was sure everything went through ok. In true Mitch style, he was pleasant, funny, and actually made the whole frustrating experience light-hearted and ultimately, memorable. Thank you so much for everything Mitch, I'm officially Mrs. B.!
When we were planning our wedding, we agreed that we wanted our ceremony to be a real celebration of love but not too serious and boring. We wanted our guests to be engaged in the ceremony, and not checking their watches and yawning, so when we read Mitch's reviews we thought he sounded perfect. We had dinner with Mitch after we contacted him, as he requires, so that he could get to know us and make the wedding ceremony a truly personal experience. We spent 3 laughter filled hours with Mitch and knew that he was perfect for our wedding. It was the BEST decision we made! Mitch really loves being married, and being able to marry people - he truly loves and enjoys what he does! He created a personalized, unique ceremony that really celebrated love and marriage, but that was light, fun and exactly how we wanted to start off our celebration. Our guests commented on what a lovely, fun ceremony it was and how meaningful the vows that Mitch wrote for us were! He really helped to set the mood for the rest of our celebration, and we could not be more grateful! He really listened to exactly what we wanted and incorporated that into a celebration of us. We highly recommend Mitch for your ceremony!!
What can I say exactly about Mitch? He definately felt like my knight in shining armor. He made a customized wedding ceremony for us which was absolutely perfect. He keeps the guests guessing what hes going to do next and makes everyone feel like they are a part of the ceremony. I would recommend Mitch to anyone because he does the best to give you exactly what you ask for and more.
Mitch provided a meaningful, personalized ceremony. It was so tailored to us, many guests asked if he was a family friend. His personality makes the ceremony special.
Mitch was a wonderful minister, so many friends and family commented on how great the sermon was and how touching it was. We enjoyed meeting and working with Mitch. he was the perfect choice for us. thank you Mitch. I would highlly recommend his services.
Mitch was a hit at our ceremony. We got a lot of complements on our ceremony during the wedding. He was very easy to work with and very responsive to all my last minute changes. Thanks Mitch!
We made a great decision in choosing Mitch the Minister as our officiant. He worked with us to create a wonderful ceremony. Many of our guests commented to us afterwards how warm, humorous, and enjoyable our ceremony was. Thank you, Mitch!
When my husband and I look back on our whole wedding night, we both agree that our ceremony was by far one of our favorite parts of the night. We kept talking about what a great job Mitch did throughout our honeymoon. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted: emotional but with just enough lightheartedness and just a touch religious. Mitch worked with us to develop exactly the type of ceremony we were trying to create. We could not have been happier with Mitch as our officiant, and have received many, many compliments from our guests about our ceremony. Mitch's personality sets an amazing tone for the wedding, you will not be disappointed!!
Mitch was great, we had a perfect ceremony that was exactly my husband and I with out a lot of effort on our parts (which we wanted) he was personable and humorous and very very professional.. the only tiny thing he put Hardyston on our certificate instead of Vernon which has delayed my name changing.. but honestly I was procrastinating with that anyway!
Mitch was amazing!! The ceremony was beautiful! He made everything easy and fun. He made us feel very comfortable during the whole process and it was fun planning out the ceremony. After the ceremony, our guests kept telling us how wonderful the ceremony was and that they actually listened to every word! Mitch is the best and highly recommend him! He will make the day so special!
Just got back from the honeymoon :)
Mitch, i can't even BEGIN to tell you how unbelievably magical that ceremony was...and i don't think there was ONE guest who didn't mention you when i spoke to them that night...i mean, my jewish friend even said she wished her family wasn't so jewish so you could marry them!!! i mean, it was AMAZING...we are both so happy with the way the ceremony was, and it will certainly live in our hearts forever :)
I'm sure you'll be seeing us again, a ton of people asked for your contact info!!! Love always, Amy & Scott
You are THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!! We LOVED our ceremony!Our Guests are still raving about YOU! You were professional with all the right touches. Our ceremony was tastefully done with love by YOU! It was loving, spiritual, and funny for us and our guests. Thank you for joining us at Eddie's Surprise Birthday Party who knew you would be doing a wedding that day! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!
Always, Ro and Eddie Goldberg STONY HILL INN AUGUST 15,2010
Mitch was amazing. He was with my husband and I before the ceremony to calm the nerves and he was so supportive. During the ceremony everything flowed perfectly and it was so personalized to us as a couple. All of our guests raved about him. I can't wait to have a baby someday so we can use him again!
From the moment we fist met Minister Mitch we knew he shared our feelings about our wedding ceremony. He kept it fun and different. It was the most memorable moment in our lives. He included some things we had talked about and made it very personal. He put us both at ease and made all our guests smile and cry at the same time, just as he had promised. I would highly recomment Minister Mitch if you're getting married and want a wedding that's special. Everyone said what a great ceremony it was, and we have to agree with them. We love you Mitch. Thank you. You made the beginning of our lives a ceremony that we will remember fondly forever.
What can we say he was one of the best. Everyone loved him he was funny and made the ceremony.
We waited until almost the last moment to hire our officiant. (I'd joked that we had everything except for someone to actually marry us!). Fortunately I found Mitch on weddingwire.
At our first meeting, Mitch actually stood us up; he had unfortunately thought it was scheduled for a different date, but apologized profusely for his error & promised that it wouldn't happen on the wedding day! We promptly rescheduled & had a great second meeting (that lasted 3 hrs because we were having so much fun chatting!). For the rehearsal, Mitch was about 20 minutes late, but fortunately, he was early for the wedding. He was very responsive via email.
For the ceremony we wanted something that celebrated our love & new life together, and was light-hearted, fun, & memorable, & the ceremony that he created for us was just that. He guided us through the development of the ceremony because aside from the tone, we had no idea how to create a ceremony. He was flexible with including different aspects into the ceremony and ultimately we decided on a few unique & cultural nods: lasso, exchanging of Arras coins, and readings of 1st Corinthians in Spanish & Chinese by our moms, not Mitch ;)
The ceremony was wonderful (& Mitch was a trooper in the heat - it must've been 90 degrees in the sun). We received many great comments about Mitch & the ceremony. Though the guests were shaded under umbrellas, I think his humor helped everyone survive the heat. At one point though, a few guests arrived a little late and were quietly moving into seats in the back, and he called them out on it--in a humorous manner--but it did seem a little disruptive and unprofessional (not that coming late is professional either, but the call out made it a noticeable "event").
Overall, our ceremony was unforgettable & wonderful & Mitch is the reason for it.
We received so many compliments from our guests regarding the beautiful ceremony performed by Mitch. Many said it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended.
Mitch was wonderful! Our ceremony was fun and light-hearted, but also touching and sentimental. We've gotten so many comments on how great it was. From our very first meeting, we felt like we had known him forever. We knew right away that he was the one to marry us. You can't go wrong with Mitch!
Couldn't be more happy! From the moment we met with Mitch, I knew he would be the one to make our wedding day one that we, and our guests, will never forget! We wanted short and sweet, non-religious, and not your typical vows. Mitch designed a program for us that I fell in love with! The day of our ceremony I held it together thanks to his friendly and fun personality, where when I read the ceremony at home or work to myself I would cry! Wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I would definitely recommend him to future brides.
What can I say? Our friends and family LOVED the ceremony. And that was the most important part of the whole day!
We asked Mitch to incorporate sentiments from our close family and friends into the ceremony. Everyone was hanging onto the edge of their seats - and Mitch had them laughing one minute and crying happy tears the next.
We were asked by so many people, "How long have you known Mitch the Minister?" :) We take that as a good sign that the ceremony was perfect.
Mitch was great!! He truly made our wedding a memorable, humorous & unforgettable event. The guests are still giving me compliments about our ceremony & our DJ was so impressed he put him on his list of recommended vendors.
Mitch is truely wonderful! Our ceremony was the best I have ever been to. It was the perfect blend of sentimental and funny. We have gotten endless compliment about our ceremony. He went above and beyond he call of his minister duties when he helped my aunt bussle my dress when my mom was MIA. I couldn't have dreamed up a more wonderful man to marry us.
Everyone RAVED about our ceremony. It was lighthearted and fun, but with serious meaning at the same time. He works with you and "reads you" as a couple.
Mitch the Minister was one of the best things about our wedding. Not only was he great, he was super flexible and really cared about us and the ceremony. Mitch was such a hit, people talked about him the whole night and to this day when the wedding comes up, he is still the hot topic. I recommend Mitch the Minister for your special day.
P.S. HE KEPT ME CALM WHILE I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY SHIRT WRINKLING.
Our guests loved Mitch the Minister! No "dearly beloved..." here! Our ceremony was interesting, personally written, and included a bit of lighthearted humor along with heartfelt love. When we met with him to plan our ceremony, he listened to our wishes as well as our communication between each other. He integrated some of our special way that we refer to each other into our ceremony and our guests were extremely moved! When my husband heard the words, "I have waited my whole life for you (I am mid 50's)", he was amazed that Mitch picked up on it when he met with us. We would wholeheartedly recommend Mitch to anyone else and plan to use him again in 10 years to renew our vows!
Dear Mitch, I’ve been meaning to write this email for a long time now… I wanted to let you know how grateful we are that you performed our wedding ceremony. Needless to say, we needed someone to prepare our vows for us, as we mentioned, we have a tendency to lose it. You were probably the only one keeping it together. Everyone, including us, had a wonderful day. Personally, I want a do-over, I know I can keep it together. I read everything there was to read on writing your own vows and had it all ready in my head, but when the moment came, I folded. One consolation, Ruben didn’t do much better. We’ve received so many compliments on the simplicity of the day and how personal, beautiful (all you) and comfortable it was. Everyone also told us how great you were. John (really, really tall guy) said you were “awesome” and Valerie and Jim, who I hope will follow suit soon, were very touched by the time you took to spend with them. I’m certain they will keep you in mind. Thank you for making our day so special and for allowing us to be us, even throughout our vows. Kind regards, Caroline and Ruben
Minister Mitch, Good afternoon. Sorry this has taken so long. First, Jeff and I would like to thank you so much for making our ceremony so special and memorable. We have received so many comments on how beautiful the ceremony was and how many people thought it was the best they have ever witnessed. Thank you so much for making our day so special!! We could never thank you enough.
Thank you again for everything!!!! Sincerely, Amie and Jeff
My husband and I were married in November of 2009. While planning the wedding, we were unable to agree on who would marry us until we met Mitch. We knew he was the guy for us after the first few minutes of our first meeting. His laid back attitude, humor, insight, and professionalism really won us over. Needless to say, all aspects of our wedding day were amazing. People still talk fondly of Mitch and refer to him as one of the "highlights" of the day (next to our four-legged ring bearer and airplane finale). Mitch helped to make our day memorable and special. Thanks!
Mitch was an amazing officiant at our wedding. We got so many compliments on our ceremony, all thanks to Mitch. He made the time to get to know us prior to the ceremony and allowed us to really personalize our day. I emailed him countless times (due to major nerves!) and he was wonderful and patient with me every time. I would highly recommend him! Thank you Mitch!!!
Mitch the Minister is absolutely fantastic! My husband and I wanted a ceremony that would be lighthearted and fun- we had an outside wedding on a farm (and we didn't want people looking at their watches)! However, we did want a lot of traditional elements in the ceremony too. Mitch met with us to go over what we were looking for. Our hour meeting soon turned to two hours because my husband was telling Mitch funny stories, but the whole time Mitch was listening... he included some funny things into our ceremony that only my husband and I (and maybe a few guests "got"). Mitch was able to incorporate everything together for a truly memorable ceremony. It was both traditional and personal. There were moments that made our guests laugh, and some cry, but all in all our guests enjoyed the ceremony as much as we did. During the reception, so many guests were commenting on how much they loved the ceremony! I would definitely recommend Mitch the Minister to anyone:)
My husband and I were so pleased that Mitch could perform our wedding ceremony. We had to postpone our wedding the first time due to a family matter, and he was so flexible and accommodating to us. He even squeezed us in on the new date between a morning and evening wedding!!! The guests raved about his professionalism and kind spirit. Mitch comes highly recommended by us and our families. Kathy and Bill
When my husband and I were looking for an Officiant to do our interfaith wedding this past summer, everything we wanted, we found in Mitch. He made us laugh and me (of course) cry on our very 1st meeting. He knew exactly what we wanted for our ceremony. He let us mix vows and reflected our life together. He had our guests laughing and crying during our ceremony which are the exact emotions we wanted to capture. He offered much advise throughout our engagement and now as a married couple, we still turn to him for advise. He has become part of the family and we have already spoken about having him perform our baby's blessings when the time comes...We cannot say enough great things about Mitch. He is best in class.
If you are considering ANYONE to marry you look no further. Mitch is THE BEST. PERIOD. We had so many people come up to us after the ceremony and say "that was the best ceremony we've ever attended". He is so great words are just not enough. Till this day (a year and a half post ceremony) we are STILL getting compliments on Mitch. He is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOK HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!!
What could I possibly say about Mitch?
He was funny, caring, attentive, and honest. He helped us make a beautiful ceremony that wasn't dull or boring, but still was incredibly meaningful. He took the time to get to know us (and our critters!) and really delivered. Mitch is such a warm and caring soul...by the time you've spent an hour with him, it feels like you've known him forever, and chances are that he'll leave you with a huge smile on your face.
This man loves his job, and it shows.
My husband and I look forward to keeping in touch with him.
Everyone loved him! They thought we knew him for years!! I said we just met him and loved him! Great great choice we made.
I happened upon Mitch the Minister when we were planning our Wedding two years ago and am so happy that I found him! He met with us in advance, planned out our whole ceremony just the way we wanted it, even remembering to mention our two cats during part of it, and everyone raved about him. He made the ceremony personal, light and fun! I would recommend Minister Mitch to anyone! He was great! Thanks!
Our cocktail hour was full of compliments from our ceremony - very humble man. Thank goodness he made me laugh otherwise I might of cried throughout the ceremony. He made it very personable and enjoyable - it was a fun ceremony to sit through as a guest. Very unique and loving.
Mitch was amazing! Everyone was raving about him after the ceremony. He kept it nice and light and everyone really enjoyed it. i would highly recommend him.
Mitch was by far the most amazing part of our day. Mitch doesn't just marry you, he becomes your friend. He made our ceremony one of the most memorable ceremonies for my guests. He can do a traditional ceremony hat will last up to an hour and a 1/2 or a simple to the point beautiful ceremony that will last 20 minutes. He is an all around great guy whom I know I will keep in touch with. The was nothing better to me than knowing I will know the man who married my husband and I for the rest of our lives.
MITCH MARRIED US 3 AND A HALF YEARS AGO...........HE ALSO CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FROM A CLOSE FRIEND WHO HAD HIM AT HER SONS WEDDING! HE WAS GREAT! HE ALSO GAVE MY BROTHER IN LAWS WAKE AND BURIAL TALK! THERE IS NO ONE BETTER. FROM WORKING WITH US, TO FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH WHAT WE ASKED AND THEN SOME. HE IS A "FIVE" STAR ALL THE WAY, AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM FOR ALL THE OCCASIONS OF YOU LIFE THAT ARE IMPORTANT!
Minister Mitch is so great to work with. He has a great sense of humor and really knows how to perform a sentimental and meaningful ceremony. I have worked with him many times and highly recommend him!
There aren't enough words in the English vocabulary to describe the abundance of love and passion that surround Mitch. He is a man of of his word, he is honest and trustworthy and is in love with his work. Every single wedding I photograph where he is the officiant, I can honestly say that the crowd is engaged, the couple is put at ease with his contagious laughter, humor and tenderness. Every ceremony brings laughter and tears and is so personal to each couple it's as if he has know them for years! He is a pleasure to work with as he is helpful to the photographers being sure we get the shot we need and is always respectful of our job as well. He is one of a kind and any couple hiring him should consider themselves lucky and blessed and any vendor working with him knows it's such a joy!
Mitch has the personality that lights up any wedding ceremony.
What can we say about Mitch? Mitch is definetly one of those people you are drawn to immediatly. Whether it's a simple conversation on the phone or choosing someone to officiate your wedding. He definetly isnt the preacher type and as is certainly different. If you want an officiant who will leave that lasting impression of your wedding and you want that edge of uniqueness during a serious part of your ceremony, he will deliver that. Your guests will be talking about him years after your wedding. There are many different vendors to choose from when it comes to the most important day of your life and Mitch is certainly different from other officiants. He will make you laugh, cry and even have you laughing so hard you will be crying. We love working with him. You never what he'll say or wear but he will definetly have your full attention and not have you and your guests in a snooze fest.
Mitch is talented, funny and will be the officiant your guests remember, and not the one they fell asleep listening to. He'll take the time to get to know you both and incorporate that into the ceremony. You'll feel comfortable working with him from day one, and we proudly recommend him to our couples as an officiant to consider!
Reverend Mitch Maged is the ultimate professional when couples seek his officiant services. I am lucky to be considered a colleague of his, as well as a friend, and have referred many happy couples to him when I am previously scheduled to officiate.
Mitch's humor, graciousness, care and compassion shine through and assist couples in making their wedding day extra special.
Reverend Mitch is one of my original partners in the Ministry and I am proud to call him my friend and highly recommend him for officiating your wedding ceremony -- he is one of the best in the business!
Infinity Events highly recommends Mitch the Minister he has an outstanding personality and will create the ceremony of your choice for your special day. I have used Mitch for my personal wedding on 10.9.11 and we truly love him.
Mitch preforms alot of ceremonies at The Graycliff.Mitch adds such the personal touch to his ceremonies, no wonder he's so famous!
I recently had the opportunity to work with Mitch the Minister and I was extremely impressed. He was clear, accurate and totally in tune with the bride and groom. The fact that he was considerate of me, the photographer, was what impressed me the most. He actually stood to the side while the couple took their vows, so that I could get a clear, straight photo shoot of the couple. He was funny, serious and just the right combination of professionalism. By the way, Mitch, it was the wedding of Debra and Chris @ Ramada, Toms River, Nov. 2009. Thanks, Rene, J&R Guarino Photography & Video
My life is filled with once in a lifetime moments.
Call me today at 201-410-6834 to make a no-obligation appointment to meet with me.
Together we can create your unique and wonderful wedding celebration.
Your ceremony can be spiritual, religious, interfaith, civil or non-denominational
or just a simple celebration.......whatever you want it to be!
(yes, that's a wedding on the field at Yankee Stadium!)
Over the past 14 years I have helped over 1400 couples
create and celebrate amazing and beautiful wedding ceremonies.
From parks and roller coasters, to back yards and living room to the most elegant venues in the tri-state area I've performed ceremonies tailored to you.
Let's create a ceremony that reflects who you are.
Please contact me directly at my website (www.mitchtheminister.com) or call me 201-410-6834. I'm available from Noon to 9pm 7 days a week
Your wedding celebration will set the mood for the rest of your special day.
Your wedding ceremony will be personal and deeply meaningful to you as you begin your new lives together as husband and wife.
(As part of the Royal Wedding Viewing Party Live from Times Square NYC, TLC broadcast 3 live wedding ceremonies and I was chosen to perform them.)
There is nothing on heaven or earth that should come between two people who love each other so much that they wish to publically declare their devotion and commitment
Your ceremony is the start of life's greatest and happiest journeys - marriage!
Your ceremony is only limited by your imagination.
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My fee range is $450 - $650 depending on travel time. I travel to Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Burlington and Ocean Counties.
OUT OF STATE WEDDINGS:
Westchester, New York State, New York City, or Pennsylvania:
please call for a current quote.
(There is an additional fee for my attendance at your rehearsal.)
I need your address to apply for the marriage. What is it?
My mailing address is:
Minister Mitchell S. Maged
70 Oneida Avenue
Oakland, New Jersey 07436
Do I need to do anything with my license?
Don't forget to bring it to the ceremony! Don't write on or alter your license once the Registrar clerk has issued it! After the ceremony I will file the license, give you a copy (the pink copy), and keep a copy for my permanent records.
How about just a quick "show up wedding"
I am registered with many municipal Registrars throughout New Jersey. I offer a simple and easy pre-written traditional wedding ceremony. I am usually available on short notice. You will need a marriage license and 2 witnesses. There is no personalization with this type of wedding. These weddings are performed at your chosen location and last 10 minutes. The fee for this service is $250.
If I hire you, do I get you?
Absolutely! I am not a group or an organization that hires people to perform wedding ceremonies and then calls them 'ministers'. You work with me…personally! I take pride and joy in every wedding that I perform.
How do we pay you?
I ask for a deposit of 50% of my fee when we meet to construct your personal ceremony. You can pay your deposit with a personal check, money order or cash. The balance is due the day of the wedding. I ask that you pay your balance by cash, money order or certified check only. .
Why are you so cheap? or Why are you so expensive?
I know that there are ministers who charge less - and there are ministers out there who charge upwards of $1000! I honestly believe that money is not the real issue here. I believe that the bottom line is trust and comfort. I truly believe that I celebrate the best ceremonies. (Really.) Meet with me and I’ll show you how, together, we construct a genuinely perfect ceremony, and make you comfortable and confidant that you've hired the best.
What is Pre-Cana? Do I need to attend it?
Pre-Cana is a series of classes required by the Catholic Church. You only need Pre-Cana if you are being married within the Catholic Church by a priest.
Can you perform a Civil Union for Same Sex Partners?
Yes, I do! New Jersey has passed a Civil Union law that allows same sex partners to have the same rights and benefits as those who enter into marriage. As of February 19, 2007, you can obtain a civil union license with the registrar in either partner's hometown. I can perform a legal ceremony and file all the necessary paperwork with the state.
We want you to perform a ceremony for us. What next?
You can contact me by telephone at 1-201-410-6834 or contact me via email. I will gather information about you and the type of ceremony that you want, and answer any questions that you have about our services. If you like, we can set up a consultation where we can talk in depth about your ceremony.
Is a rehearsal necessary?
Couples have different feelings on this issue. Some couples find that a rehearsal is necessary and feel it is an important 'part of the process'. Other couples choose to rehearse, but do it without the minister/officiant. (Please note: If the rehearsal is held on a day separate from the wedding, there is an additional fee.)
What happens if there is an emergency?
In the event of a DIRE emergency I work closely with a number of 4 other ministers. I will be able to find someone great to perform your ceremony. In fact, if they have emergency situations, other ministers often rely on me.
Where are you willing to perform my ceremony?
Wherever you wish! I've celebrated weddings and other ceremonies in many different locations. I find that celebrating your marriage ceremony in the location you choose makes it all the more personal!
How long will the ceremony last?
Most ceremonies last approximately 20-30 minutes but the length depends on what you want in your ceremony. Of course, if you have multiple readings or poems, a Unity Candle, etc. your ceremony will be longer. Your ceremony can be as long or short as you want it to be.
What do you wear during the ceremony?
I generally wear a plain black or white minister’s robe over a suit but I can change my attire to suit your preferences. (For example, at different times, Couples have asked me to wear a monk’s robe for a medieval themed wedding and a Hawaiian shirt and lei for a bar-b-q wedding.). Regarding appearances and every aspect of your ceremony: I strive to make the wedding a joyous occasion and not cause any offense to any guest or to even the bridal couple themselves. Just tell me what is important to you and you will get exactly what you want.
Do we need to meet with you before the ceremony?
I like to say that "I never marry strangers". I find that constructing the ceremony together is a joyful and wonderful meeting. We laugh, we cry, and you'll know EXACTLY what will be said at your wedding ceremony.
When will you arrive for the ceremony?
I will arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony (depending on my schedule the day of your wedding.
At that time your witnesses will have the chance to sign the license.
Can I write my own vows?
Yes, of course! You can customize your ceremony as you would like. I am also always available to help you with any details. I've had many couples share their personal vows during the ceremony. I'll give you some tips about writing your personal vows when we meet. (You don't have to be a great author to say what's in your heart.)
What is a Unity Candle?
A Unity Candle consists of one large pedestal candle that sits in between two smaller taper candles. During the ceremony the mother's of the Bride and Groom, or any other loved ones will light the two taper candles signifying your current family. You and your fiancé will take the taper candles and light the pedestal candle together, signifying your new family.
(Note: Candles are not recommended when the ceremony is held outside)
What is a Rose Ceremony?
A Rose Ceremony is an older tradition where the bride and groom, after taking their vows, exchange a single red rose to each other. (See a sample of this ceremony in Sample Readings) It symbolizes their first gift to each other as husband and wife as well as an expression of their love for one another. A section can be added to include the mothers receiving a rose as well.
What is a Sand Ceremony?
A Sand Ceremony is a Hawaiian Tradition that can be used in place of a Unity Candle, especially in beach or outdoor weddings where candles will go out..
It holds a similar meaning as the Unity Candle. Two small containers of sand are combined into one large container by the Bride and Groom, unifying the two.
Can I add a favorite poem or reading to my ceremony?
Yes, of course you may. You can add as many poems, readings, etc. as you wish. You can also have a family member read a poem or a bible passage. I'm very flexible when it comes to creating your ceremony - after all, it's your day! I can help you at any time to create your ceremony or your vows.
What do I need to give you?
You will need to provide the valid New Jersey marriage license. If the license is not present, not valid, or altered in any way, I will not be able to file the application necessary to legalize your marriage.
Do I get a copy of the license?
The New Jersey license comes with 4 copies - one for the county, one for the state, one for the married couple, and one for me, the officiant. After the license has been signed, you will receive your carbon copy of the license to keep for your records (the pink copy). I will keep my copy (the blue one) on file - permanently.
What do I need to do after the ceremony?
Relax and enjoy your honeymoon!
What will you do after the ceremony?
Within 5 days of your ceremony (usually the next day) I will file the appropriate copies of the marriage license in the town in which your ceremony was performed
How do I get an official copy of my marriage certificate?
Approximately 10-14 days after your ceremony, you will need to contact the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town in which you were married for a copy. They will let you know what information they need to send you a copy of your certificate and what the fee is for the copy.
May all that you are, always be in love.
May all that is love, always be in you.
May your love be as beautiful on each day you share,
As it is on this day of celebration;
And may each day you share be as precious to you as the day you first fell in love.
May you always see and encourage the best in each other.
May the challenges life brings your way make your marriage even stronger,
And my you always be each other’s best friend and greatest love.