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Officiant in Montclair, New Jersey,
(973) 464-1374
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  • 114 Reviews


    Jigar

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  • He is very creative and can really help transform all/any of your ideas into reality.

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    Yup, the whole idea is to create the ceremony you imagine. Thanks of the review.

    Lauren

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  • We had such a wonderful experience with Gerald. He was so pleasant from beginning to end! He crafted a ceremony that really captured who we are as a couple. We received so many compliments! He is incredible and we would highly recommend him!

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    Its always exciting to help shape your day by finding the right words for the ceremony That's why I call my work The Heart of the Wedding

    E.M.

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  • We were celebrating our wedding anniversary several days ago and it reminded me to write reviews for my wedding vendors. We were looking for an officiant for our non-religious ceremony for our garden wedding and it was great that we found Gerald. My husband saw this book "The Heart Of The Wedding" and coincidentally he recognized that an image of one of his friends' wedding were on the book. We decided to schedule a meeting with Gerald, and from the first meeting, I know in my gut feel it was the right one. What he prepared and written for officiating our wedding, is something I still reread again and again and always looked back on with fondness. An officiant is not just there to officiate the wedding,.. rather you would want to hire someone who will make the words deeply felt, and memorable, not just for you as bride and groom, but for all the families and friends surrounding you. That was Gerald. He is truly gifted and dedicated in this vocation.

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    So fulfilling to see your review and know that my words last and last and last. I often have friends and family get in touch with me months and even years after someone's wedding to see if I ma available for them. Its the best when you realize the power of words is what the ceremony and the evening is all about. Thanks for thinking of me and for your lovely words.

    Samantha

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  • Gerry is the absolute best. It was a pleasure working with him from day 1. He wrote such a beautiful ceremony that captured exactly what we were hoping for. On the day of our wedding, it rained for the first few minutes of our ceremony. Hubby and I were freaking out but Gerry was cool, calm, and collected. He delivered even during a rain shower and a million distractions. We highly recommend him to anyone and all of our friends and are so appreciative to have had him as part of our magical day!

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    Rain is good luck on a wedding, and , as I said, the unexpected makes the memories.

    Anoop

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  • Gerald was an amazing officiant all around. He worked very closely with us to to plan our perfect ceremony. The end result was better than we could have even hoped for. His words that day were very moving, inspiring, and poetic.

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    Thanks for your review. I love that you called the ceremony poetic as it is- filled with the image and the words that capture your story. Such a pleasure to share this with you.

    Alexandria

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  • Gerry is such a joy to work with! We didn't really know what we wanted from our ceremony, but Gerry helped steer us in the right direction. He took the stories we told him and wrote the perfect ceremony for us. It was sweet and simple, but absolutely beautiful! So many of our guests commented on how much they loved our ceremony. It felt very unique and personalized which is just what we wanted. Gerry also came all the way out to help us during our rehearsal and had great ideas for how everyone should move and stand. On the day of our wedding he arrived early to make sure we had time to sign the marriage license and he was so relaxed that it helped us stay calm too. It was so great working with Gerry, he is such a nice person and was a lot of fun! Thank you for such an amazing ceremony!

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    And what a pleasure it was for me to be a part of your lives!

    User5123878

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  • If you are reading this, I strongly suggest that you choose Mr. Fierst as your officiant immediately. Choosing Mr. Fierst was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding. My wife and I went to numerous weddings prior to our own and we tried to choose the best features of all those weddings to incorporate it into ours. In a lot of wedding ceremonies, we felt that they were sometimes too cheesy, or overly dramatic and sometimes even preachy but you will not get that with Mr. Fierst. He believes that the ceremony should be a story that chronicles the couple, how they met, how they feel and show the audience how the couple see each other and I believe he did just that. My wife and I came from different backgrounds and religions and was able to adeptly connect all those things into one amazing ceremony. After we contacted Mr. Fierst, he replied right away and we got a discussion going. After an initial meeting, we communicated via e-mail afterwards so that he could get a... Read more

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    THANKS FOR THIS GREAT REVIEW- I'M SO LUCKY TO HEAR AND SHARE SO MANY WONDERFUL LOVE STORIES.

    David

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  • We are at a loss for words when it comes to Gerald Fierst. It is ironic, because words are his specialty and it is difficult to deal in the currency with which he is an expert. We approached him for our wedding fairly late in the game. Our unique circumstance was that a Jew and an Orthodox Christian were going to be married and we didn’t want to show any favoritism for one side or the other. The previous candidates were too enamored with self-promotion. They missed the essence of our vision. Gerald, however, seemed to understand where we were coming from and even though it was difficult to vocalize what we had in mind, he drew it out of us. In our first meeting, we sat down with him at his home office and he walked us through the process, got to know us and gave us some ideas to think about. Then, he provided us with a detailed questionnaire to complete, which gave him a better understanding of our past, present and future plans together. We met with him a second time an... Read more

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    What a wonderful review You tracked every bit of the process, but from my part, I have to add what a pleasure it was to be a part of your wedding and how much fun it was to solve all your problems and make everyone feel included. Can't wait to see the photos

    John

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  • Gerald did an excellent job in every respect. He was communicative and in charge, and he paid great attention to detail leading up to the wedding. He had unique and interesting ideas for the ceremony. On the day of the ceremony, he did an excellent job organizing everyone participating in the ceremony, and the overall experience was excellent for participants and guests. I would strongly recommend his services.

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    Thanks for sharing your review It was such a happy day in such a lovely setting

    Toyin

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  • Gerald did an outstanding job at our wedding ceremony. Many guests came up to us after and told us how beautiful and personable the ceremony was. Gerald was kind, professional and provided us with great ideas. He worked with us to create a great program and gave us an outline and script well in advance of the wedding date. I would definitely recommend Gerald as an officiant. He will make sure your ceremony is memorable and enjoyable for you and your guests.

    Anna

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  • Gerald was our officiant on April 1st 2016 He was so awesome, customized the ceremony to our life events and experiencesee, incorporated the entire audience of 200 people, everyone was laughing/crying Awesome wedding we are very thankful

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    And you are awesome Such a joyous day

    User6363581

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  • Gerry was kind and supportive in our efforts to create a ceremony that included our 4 (almost adult) children. He understood our objectives right away and offered an amazing depth of experience and ideas. We know with out a doubt that our ceremony was exactly as we envisioned because of his guidance and support. We could not have been happier. It was the best day of our lives.

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    A truly memorable event Thanks for the review.

    User6082706

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  • Working with you was the highlight of our wedding planning. Your warmth and genuine interest in our story is so meaningful to us. Thank you for capturing the spirit of our relationship and helping us begin our married life as we always imagined. You are a true gem - kind-hearted and superb at your craft!

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    What a lovely complement. Thank you for sharing on Wedding Wire. The great part of my job is working with such wonderful people as you.

    Tiffaney

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  • Gerry was wonderful. Everyone complimented our ceremony and with his help he made it a wonderful transition of both of our religions. I highly recommend him to other brides & grooms! :)

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    Thanks Tiffany- Its was great to be a part of your celebration and to share the love which all your family and friends have for you.

    User6905562

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  • Gerry was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He crafted such a beautiful ceremony with an engaging structure and suggested wonderfully inventive ideas. We were surprised when he mistakenly mispronounced my name, but we'll overlook that and focus on the beautiful moments he helped create for our big day.

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    OMG, those slips of the lips forever haunt- thanks for forgiving me. As I always say, choose your officiant so that in 20 years you can look at your photos and say, "He was such a great guy- and what was his name?"

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