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Officiant in New York,

Weddings by Sarah Ritchie

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New York, NY
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(917) 282-6562
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  • 58 Reviews


    Jenny Gonzalez

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  • I sincerely wish there was more space to be able to write a whole paragraph about the amazing experience that we had Sarah Ritchie. She is not only professional, she is attentive warm and actively listens to you and your feedback in order to deliver your ideal wedding. Do not hesitate, I highly recommend booking get immediately, you will not be disappointed.

    Keri Miller

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  • Due to the pandemic, my partner and I decided to hold a private wedding ceremony on our roof terrace in nyc with just family. We found Sarah to officiate our wedding, and she was fantastic! Weeks leading up to the ceremony, she provided a variety of excellent and flexible vows and made me feel comfortable of how it would all work. She was responsive, available and friendly! The ceremony itself was gorgeous. It’s all went even better than expected. We appreciated her beautiful and heartfelt words and the personal touches about our lives she incorporated. I would highly recommend Sarah!

    Gillian Bodgas

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  • I cannot say enough about how great it was to have Sarah officiate our wedding. Even though getting married during the pandemic didn't allow us to meet Sarah in person beforehand, it was like having a good friend marry us. Sarah was responsive, professional and willing to go with the flow as things changed. Thanks again Sarah for your amazing work and truly thoughtful touches :)

    Jordan L Rector

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  • After postponing our wedding, we decided to elope in the meantime. I found Sarah on a Tuesday and by Saturday, she was marrying us! She was incredibly accommodating to our requests and was extremely professional and kind every step of the way. I really loved how she went out of her way to make sure our ceremony was personal and meaningful for us. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to for an officiant. By the time your wedding comes, she won't feel like a stranger but rather a friend!

    Ghana El Shabazz

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  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! 10 of 10 Stars wedding officiant!! We highly recommend Sarah as her value far exceeds what she charges. She's super kind, professional, funny, responds promptly, and made a customized ceremony for us with an extra special and personalized touch of magic throughout the entire ceremony. She went above and beyond to meet our needs. I've worked in customer service for over 10yr and I know good service-- this was EXCELLENT service!!! Even though it was a virtual ceremony it felt like she was right in the room with us. I was surprised by my emotions. We booked a last minute virtual ceremony during covid-19 from NYC and needed our marriage certificate in order to fly to Europe. Because of her reliable contacts at the City Clerk's Office, what would have taken several months ended up taking 24hrs. WOW!!! Despite my urgency she always remained patient, kind and understanding! Always! We had such a wonderful and unforgettable experience because of her-- that we'll cherish ... Read more

    Kristy Grant

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  • I can't write about Sarah without getting choked up. We travelled from Australia to New York, deciding that we would get married while we were on holidays there. In all honesty, when you have a celebrant that is a complete stranger, you expect a lovely ceremony, but that's about it, right? Not if you have Sarah. We met her the day before our ceremony for the first time, she came to our hotel, we sat and talked for about an hour. Conversation was flowing and easy, and both my husband and I were looking forward to the next day. I cannot emphasise enough how our ceremony exceeded all our hopes and expectations. I am a bubbly and outgoing person, I cried through the whole ceremony. Sarah, from that one hour meeting, had picked up all that was important to us, and brought it into our ceremony. From acknowledging my Dad, who suffered a brain injury 18 months earlier, to gifting our handwritten vows back to us, in unique 'The New Yorker' cards, to the little goblet we used in our toast, that ... Read more

    Razan

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  • I was beginning to get worried about how our ceremony might turn out after admittedly not giving it much thought until the very end. Sarah Ritchie was the Officiant for our Pop Up Wedding in NYC and I was at least comforted by her countless positive reviews on the internet. I now know why the raves are warranted. She ended up taking such fantastic care of us and creating an incredibly personal and intimate ceremony in very little time. She was such a joyful, lovely presence on our wedding day. I couldn't recommend her highly enough!

    Meredith

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  • Sarah worked with us to create a highly personalized, unique ceremony. We're an interfaith, multicultural couple, and Sarah wrote a touching, cohesive ceremony that reflected those elements. At one point I mentioned how it would be nice to include a minute of meditation, and Sarah turned it into a longer portion that helped to ground us and our guests. She also included a Buddhist component that involved ringing a bell, and incorporated family into one of the readings. Working with her was very easy since she was flexible and laid back, and didn't add to our stress levels — unlike other vendors. So many of our guests told us how much they loved our ceremony, and we couldn't agree more. Our only regret is that we don't have video of it; otherwise we can't recommend Sarah enough.

    Sarah

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  • Sarah was a wonderful officiant. Both my husband and I grew up Catholic but have long since left and had no connection with the church. On top of that we both had horrible memories about long wedding services but were scared about finding the right officiant and then we found Sarah. From the first time we emailed and met she was warm and listened to what our vision was. She did a fantastic job crafting our ceremony and during afterwards I had guest coming up to me saying they had never heard such a lovely ceremony. We are so happy we met her and that she married us.

    User5365859

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  • Marcos and I got married at a beautiful location in central park. We decided for a small and intimate wedding with only the most important people to us attending and it was the best choice we made. I just have to say that I could never in a lifetime have found someone better to marry my husband and I. The whole experience with Sarah was more than anything we expected. From the first email sent she understood our situation and worked around our budget with no hesitation in comparison to other officiants we had reached out to. We are more than happy it didn't work with anyone else but Sarah, she went above and beyond to make our day the most memorable and special day of our life's even though we didn't have a big wedding. We pushed our wedding day twice and she was the most understanding person ever. & when the worst thing that could have happened to us HAPPENED the day before our wedding she kept me sane and gave me all the options possible to make everything work out. Our wedding cere... Read more

    MARY ANN

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  • SARAH RITCHIE WAS SPECTACULAR FROM OUR FIRST MEETING UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF OUR CEREMONY. MY PARTNER, BERNADETTE, AND I FOUND SARAH ON WEDDING WIRE AFTER OUR PARISH PRIEST REFUSED TO MARRY US. WE ARE SO HAPPY HE DID BECAUSE SARAH WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR WILDEST EXPECTATIONS. FROM OUR FIRST MEETING AND THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS SHE WAS HELPFUL AND ENCOURAGING. SARAH WORKED WITH MY PARTNER'S TWIN SISTER, UNA, TO PREPARE A CEREMONY THAT ALL OF OUR GUESTS ARE RAVING ABOUT. SHE GATHERED OUR HISTORY AND SPOKE WITH SUCH FAMILIARITY THAT SOME GUESTS THOUGHT SARAH WAS A LIFELONG FRIEND. MY WIFE IS IRISH AND WE WANTED A CELTIC TWIST SO SARAH SUGGESTED HANDFASTING. WE LOVED IT. SARAH HELPED DESIGN OUR WEDDING PROGRAMS AND EVEN ADDED RIBBON AND CELTIC CHARMS TO FINISH THEM OFF. HER SCRIPT WAS AWESOME AND INFUSED WITH APPROPRIATE QUOTES AND WIT. SARAH PICKED UP ON OUR IDEA OF THANKING OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR BEING THERE THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES AND SHE BUILT HER SCRIPT AROUND THAT PREMIS... Read more

    Jean

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  • My husband and I could not have been more pleased with Rev. Sarah Ritchie. She created a beautiful, personal and memorable ceremony for us. While the wording she prepared was lovely, she was also spontaneous and seemed to intuitively sense when humor or gravity was called for. Many of our guests assumed she knew us for a long time prior to the wedding because she included so much of our history together, and they were very impressed. We are of German descent and held our wedding at a German restaurant, and she thoughtfully brought us a German flag and "Just Married" signs. She also found a poem by the German writer Goethe to use as one of the readings, and even made a little video for us of the reception! Her fee was very reasonable considering everything she did. We would recommend her to anyone.

    Andrew

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  • Sarah did an amazing job. My husband and I could not have asked for more. She was so thoughtful and really tailored the event to us and our history together. It was as if we had known her all of our lives.

    Sam

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  • Sarah married Carl and I on October 25. A simple ceremony with closes friends at our hotel suite. She made it very meaningful and one of those treasure moments in our lives. We could not have ask a better person to officiate our wedding.

    User4774098

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  • Sarah was tough to reach at certain points throughout our time consulting with her, but every time we met with her, she reassured us that our ceremony would be fine. She has a calm manner that always put us at ease when we felt anxious. Overall, she crafted a beautiful one-of-a-kind ceremony that people loved. It incorporated modern and traditional ceremonies to make it a unique one representative of me and my husband. She even went out of her way to attend the rehearsal dinner. Thanks, Sarah! You did an awesome job.
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