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Officiant in West Orange, New Jersey,

April Beer, Celebrant & Modern Minister

West Orange, New Jersey
West Orange, New Jersey, NJ
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(973) 865-3740
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 145 Reviews


    Becca Urtnowski

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  • Quick to respond to my message and reasonably priced

    Diana

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  • This review is a bit late on my part but hopefully well worth the wait! April Beer is a fantastic wedding officiant if what you're looking for is a completely customized and personal ceremony that will make anyone laugh, cry, or both. If you're looking for some basic, cookie-cutter officiant, then move along. But if you're a couple who wants to have an experience, a true celebration of your union that also includes all of your loved ones and friends, then April Beer should be your go-to. From the very beginning, she was super personable and fun - took the time to get to know us and made sure we were a good fit to work together. From there, we went back and forth so she could learn more about us and what we were looking for in a ceremony. She was an absolute delight throughout the whole process, and funny to boot. (April also helped reign it in when needed during the practice run and day of - she was on point and a big help!) April even asked if I wanted her to match th... Read more

    Rachel

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  • April made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her. She guided us and gave us suggestions along they way. She created a personal and memorable wedding ceremony that expressed exactly the tone we were looking for. With tears and laughs from both our selves and our guests. She was a pleasure to work with and to get to know!

    Amanda

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  • April Beer is the absolute best! I cannot begin to express how happy we were to have April as our officiant! My husband and I got married in Morristown, New Jersey in September 2017, but we were planning the whole wedding from our home in Washington, DC which really complicated the whole process of wedding planning. I found April's website online, and I could tell from the first moment that she seemed like exactly what I was looking for. We got in touch via email and met via Skype. My husband and I loved April immediately; she made us feel so comfortable and she clearly is doing what she loves which meant a lot to us. April gave us some real homework to do so she could get acquainted with each of us as individuals and as a couple, asking about our lives and how we came together, what challenges we had overcome and milestones we celebrated. She advised us through the entire process, answering our questions and providing guidance without ever being overbearing or bossy. She was open ... Read more

    Christina

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  • April was wonderful to work with. She really took the time to get to know us as a coupe as well as individuals and created a unique and heartfelt ceremony for us. All of our guests kept telling us how much they were touched by the ceremony and how unique and wonderful it was.

    Helen

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  • It could not have been better. April is totally professional with the added benefit of loving her job. We didn't know what we wanted, but she met with us several times and was very patient, holding our hands through the whole process. She had great suggestions, presented options, and kept us focused. The personal touches were great, and we received many compliments. Most importantly, it was perfect for us. We cannot recommend her highly enough!

    Laura

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  • April did a great job of incorporating our backgrounds into a very personal and warm ceremony. We wanted to respect both of our families' traditions but did not want it to be religious. April told our story with humor and incorporated a unity candle ceremony, ring ceremony, and presentation to my stepdaughter - all in under 30 minutes. We got a lot of compliments on how special it was!

    Laura

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  • So many of our guests remarked on the content of our ceremony - April did a fantastic job! She is very flexible in tailoring the ceremony to meet your preferences (religious versus secular, for example) to produce an experience that conveys the “vibe” you and your partner want on your big day. Highly recommend!

    Kimberly

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  • We could not be happier with our choice of celebrant! April was warm, funny and filled our ceremony with love and personal touches! She gave us plenty of time before the wedding to meet and go over a ceremony to create one that was perfect for us. We highly recommend April!

    Jaclyn

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  • Words can not describe how amazing april is. My husband and I found april a month before our wedding ( due to a minor glitch with our previous officiant.) Immediatley after our ceremony we were brought to our bridal suite and our first words as husband and wife were , " wow, april did an amazing job." She was the best Decision we made. During our first phone call april was so calm and made us feel so comfortable. We met with her a couple days later and truly felt as if we had known her for years. I understand how big of a decision it is to choose an officiant, but I can assure you that she is the one.. look no further! April helped create our dream ceremony. She was able to incorporate both of our religions ( Jewish and catholic) along with personal stories that made the crowd laugh. the ceremony was truly amazing, everyone came up to us throughout cocktail hour, reception, and even days after to compliment april. April, thank you so much!! Xox

    KEVIN

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  • April Beer officiated our wedding on 9/9/2017, and we could not have asked for a better ceremony. She struck a perfect balance of humor and romanticism. Tons of our guests told us that the ceremony was one of the most (if not THE most) beautiful and romantic ceremonies they had ever seen. The ceremony was very personalized, which we really appreciated over the cookie-cutter scripts we had seen from some other officiants who we spoke with before deciding on April. In retrospect, we would not have changed a single thing about the ceremony. I highly recommend booking her as your officiant. She is fantastic and she will make your ceremony beautiful and memorable.

    Veronica

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  • April Beer performed our 8/31/17 ceremony and the amount of compliments me recieved were wonderful. April really takes the time to personalize the ceremony to ensure it is a reflection of the couple. She guides you the whole way, so there is no need to stress. April, thank you again for making our day so special!

    Eva

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  • April is the best! My husband Anthony and I couldn't be happier with the ceremony she performed for us on Aug 12th 2017 at the Brownstone in NJ. I initially spoke to April over the phone for a long while and after that I knew she was the one ;) ! She has great energy and truly loves what she does. April made us both feel so comfortable throughout the whole process and she is a wonderful speaker and writer. She really cares about her couples, is detail oriented and very responsive and reliable. She makes sure that the finished ceremony is exactly what you want. Our custom ceremony was perfect for us and we received a lot of compliments on it from family and guests. We didn't want a standard cookie cutter ceremony, we wanted something personal, sweet and also fun and she definitely delivered. Hire April, you will be so glad you did!

    Ashley

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  • April was the officiant for our wedding earlier this month. When we started our search for an officiant, we weren't really sure what to expect. We were looking for someone who would create a ceremony that would be true to who we are are individually and as a couple, but who would also make our families happy. April did this and so much more. It's very rare that people compliment a ceremony as part of your wedding, but we had so many people tell us how heartfelt and sincere our ceremony was. April did an amazing job telling the story of our relationship and we are forever grateful!

    Diana

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  • We got married Memorial Day weekend. We planned our wedding from across the country. We knew we didn't want to get married in a church so it was important to us to find someone that would still deliver a lovely ceremony and not one that was done in 5 minutes. From the first moment we met April, we just clicked! She created the most personal and beautiful ceremony for us. It made me feel like she knew us forever. There were even special surprises from our "fan club" that she through in there to make it one of the best experiences we've ever had. We received tons of compliments during the course of the evening how great the ceremony was. If you are looking for someone to marry you, look no further. April Beer is the best!!!!
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