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

    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!

    Janet

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  • We hired Dave to be our officiant for our wedding and were so happy to have him be a part of it. He was easy to talk to, friendly, very accommodating, and made us feel very comfortable having him officiate our wedding. We could trust that he would handle the ceremony exactly how we wanted it. He has a great speaking voice, carries himself with ease in front of the crowd, and handles changes on the spot really well. After the ceremony, we got so many comments from our guests that our officiant was really good... asking how we found him and that he was the best officiant they've seen!

    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.

    Rosy

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  • We are so glad we found Dave Goldstein to officiate our wedding. We wanted a non-traditional ceremony: short and funny! We love that he made this come to life in every way - he was attentive to our needs, added the perfect amount of humor, while still making it feel romantic and truly reflective of just US.

    Ealeal

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  • Where do we even begin? From our first meeting with Dave over beers at a local neighborhood Irish bar, it was clear there was a real "click". Dave walked us through all the official and technical aspects of how we could build a ceremony tailored to our preferences and backgrounds, taking into account as little or as much of our respective cultures as we wanted. This really helped us relax and stress less over all the typical questions that had been weighing on us. Moreover, Dave was friendly, funny as hell and listening to our story of how we met, began dating and started building a life together, we felt that he really "got" us. Communication was easy and quick over emails following our meeting, and by the time our wedding week rolled around, Dave had produced a charming, unique, hilarious and authentic ceremony that we felt was truly us, including a wonderful reading he did of a text we chose. Dave was also helpful in getting us to write our own vows that we could be proud of, as thi... Read more

    Mark

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  • Where do i start, I really don't know to be honest. Dave is the man he kept our whole ceremony upbeat and relaxing, he has a way with words. My guests loved him and the venue thought he was amazing. The way Dave handles himself you feel as if you are dealing with a close friend not a man hired to marry you. He works with you in every aspect of the vows and ceremony and doesn't make any part difficult. Dave made our day and we cannot thank him enough.

    Jenny

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  • Dave is the BEST wedding officiant we could have ever asked for! He was beyond amazing, friendly and helpful. Dave was with us every step of the way from our very first brunch meeting to figuring out what we wanted to include in the ceremony and all throughout our wedding day while entertaining our guests. He accommodated all our requests and made sure we knew what to expect come our wedding day. Dave is very easy to contact, super responsive and gave us excellent guidance throughout our wedding planning process. Our ceremony went off without too much of a hitch. Dave arrived early and went over the lineup with us and helped us relax before the actual thing took place. During the ceremony, my guests truly loved Dave as he kept everyone engaged with his humor and witty remarks. Dave provided us with the perfect balance of humor and sweetness for our ceremony with his mesmerizing storytelling which allowed our love story to be told in a seamless fashion. Even when my husband bumbl... Read more
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