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Officiant in New York, NY,
(917) 685-8834
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    Lexi Avery

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  • I had originally had planned for a friend to marry my husband and I, and when that fell through, I was lost. I ended up finding Daves profile and had a pretty good feeling about him. While he is an officiant, he is also a comedian and there is nothing more fitting for my husband and I. We spoke on the phone for about 30 minutes, he drafted up a ceremony and it was as simple as that. Its hard to find genuine people who are in it for the right reasons, rather than money, but I knew within minutes of our phone call what I had. Dave made it so much more special and he'll always be a part of the best day of our lives!

    Mick Theebs

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  • Considering we eloped in the middle of a pandemic, our wedding was anything but traditional. But Dave took everything in stride and managed to officiate a tasteful and emotional ceremony while still maintaining social distancing. Dave managed to balance humor and sentimentality perfectly when he married us. We highly recommend him as an officiant for his eloquence, sense of humor, and ability to roll with the punches. -Mick and Kat

    Kelly Leonard

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  • Dave was funny, professional and kind. He adapted to our interfaith wedding and did exactly what we asked and provided wonderful suggestions. I would highly recommend him.

    Meredith

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  • Dave was a great officiant - my (now) husband and I were both nervous about the spotlight of a ceremony, but Dave's upbeat energy and humor made us both feel a lot more relaxed right before the ceremony and throughout. He was great about customizing the ceremony script to fit us and reading Hebrew for the Seven Blessings. Would recommend to any couple.

    Angelica

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  • Dave Goldstein did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! His style was funny but appropriate to the occasion. He spoke loud and clear and had a great presence. He worked with us to customize our experience and we got exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Dave!

    Courtney Walsh

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  • After lots of calls and emails, we found Dave and we are so happy we did! Dave did everything to make our ceremony one of a kind. He was funny, caring, very organized and kept everyone on schedule. Prior to the ceremony, Dave went above and beyond and we are so thankful to have him apart of our day. To add, all of our friends were so impressed and kept asking us where we found him. For many, after your wedding providers collect their money you never hear from them again. That is NOT Dave. We have kept in touch and are truly grateful for his ongoing kindness and forever friendship. One of a Kind!

    Nicole Berkowitz

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  • Dave was the perfect officiant for our wedding! He was a complete professional and made the process easy - he put together a template and worked with us to personalize the ceremony. He was really flexible with last-minute changes and updates. On the day of the wedding, he got there early, participated in a quick rehearsal, and executed the ceremony really well. He achieved the perfect balance of romantic and funny, and our guests loved him!

    Molly Ryan

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  • Dave made our wedding day fun, seamless and loving! From beginning to end, Dave helped us every step of the way. He made the crowd laugh, cry and truly feel in the moment of our love for one another! We can't thank you enough as more than officiant - Dave will forever be friend to us now!

    Ben Smith

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  • Dave was an excellent officiant, we'd highly recommend him to any couple who're looking for their cermenoy to be personal, heartfelt and fun all at the same time - in his words "I'll make you laugh, I'll make you cry". The process was very straight-forward; one of the parts of planning our wedding that was completely stress free. We met up for him to get to know us and then he guided us through desiging and customizing the perfect ceremony as we got closer to the date. Last minute changes and updates were no issue. On the day, he arrived on time and talked me through the ceremony one last time, then executed it really well. Our guests loved it, as did we.

    Bar

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  • We cannot recommend Dave enough - he was the perfect officiant at our wedding on July 2019. Ill start from the end - our wedding ceremony was fantastic. Dave worked with us to have a custom Jewish ceremony that would be just right for us. Not too long, not too heavy, with some personal notes, some jokes to lighten up the mood, it had all the traditions we like from Jewish weddings, some of the American traditions we enjoy, and some Israeli ones too! The result was a perfectly fitting ceremony that our guests absolutely loved! Some of them even said that if they were to marry again, they would choose exactly the ceremony we had! Before the wedding we met up with Dave for beers (why not :) ), we told him about our relationship as he cared to get to know us personally. Dave prepared a ceremony template for us to go through and amend according to our liking. Dave kept in touch for the weeks before the ceremony going back and forth to make sure we felt comfortable and happy with the... Read more

    Julie Lindenman

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  • Dave was by far one of our easiest selections and hires leading up to our wedding. He was so easy to talk to and get to know and made the ceremony process fun and enjoyable from beginning to end. Dave was open to completely customizing our wedding ceremony and helped us with every detail, even reading and offering suggestions with our personally written vows. Most importantly, the wedding ceremony itself was an absolute 10 out of 10. Dave managed to include bits of wit and humor in the most tasteful way that kept our guests between crying and laughing. He truly helped remove any remaining anxiety and stress by bringing us back to reality and making the ceremony not just serious, but also a lot of fun. We can't thank him enough for being such a pleasure to work with, so professional, and for being possibly the most likeable guy at our wedding! Everyone asked about him afterwards and I told them what I will tell you - HIRE HIM!!! You won't regret it!!

    Samantha Cesario

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  • Dave was so professional and easy to work with from the very beginning. We had no idea where to start when looking for an officiant.. we just knew we wanted someone that made us and everyone around us feel comfortable, and Dave was just that guy! Not only is he super accommodating and flexible with everything and anything you would want for your ceremony but he is such a great guy and so funny! Everyone was raving about how wonderful our ceremony was and we feel so lucky to have come across Dave.

    Adam Defruscio

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  • Dave not only presented a very well thought out wedding ceremony he created the perfect balance of light humor and seriousness we were looking for! One of my favorite parts of the process was providing Dave with details about our lives and what he put together was nothing short of perfect. I couldn't recommend his service enough! From the day we first spoke in regards to officiating our wedding up until the moment we said I do, we both have been so elated how everything was handled.

    Kaitlyn

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  • My husband and I originally planned to be married by a friend of ours. To make a long story short, that plan fell through. We were both devastated and put off figuring out our plan B. Since having an officiant is kinda a big part of the whole getting married thing, I started to search around. I stumbled upon Dave on WeddingWire. I had never heard of hiring a comedian to officiate a wedding. Intrigued I reached out and after our phone call with Dave both me and my husband were sold. Hiring Dave was one of the best decisions we made. Our ceremony was exactly what we were going for and Dave was in constant contact with me. The ceremony was short, sweet, and to the point (which is what we asked for), but we still had all of our guests laughing and crying at just the right times. Thank you so much Dave!

    Eugene Kim

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  • Dave was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. He had good suggestions while we were planning and incorporated our feedback. He did a great job at our ceremony and a lot of guests mentioned how well he spoke.
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