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


    User3852042

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  • Gerald was very friendly and provided a lot of helpful advice during the event. He made everyone feel very comfortable and directed the event efficiently.

    Razel

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  • Excellent officiant. made my ceremony unique and I received many compliments.

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    Thanks so much for your kind words. I was so delighted to share your wedding day and to help tell your and Patrick's love story. Congratulations again.

    Cristina

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  • Gerry was a gem! We were so lucky to have found him because he was able to provide us with a ceremony that everyone is still talking about! He catered to our every request and created a ceremony that not only reflected who we are, but also the tremendous love we have for each other. He calmed the anxieties that I had in planning a destination wedding and offered several suggestions to help us through the process. When an unexpected winter storm ruined our original location, he came to the rescue by suggesting to us an alternative location that turned out to be even more perfect. If you want the ceremony of your dreams, then Gerry is the man for you :)

    User3673471

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  • You could not ask for more! Gerald Fierst was super flexible arranging a wedding for us at very short notice. What was amazing is how beautiful it was, that we were able to include our own words as well, and it all came together like magic. All who attended specifically commented on how special it was and one attendee said if they decide to renew their vows they are definitely going to Gerry. What a meaningful day it was and a lot of that was because of Gerry.

    User3621993

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  • Gerald was great at making our wedding vision come to life. He is very knowledgeable and made the whole process very enjoyable.

    Iva

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  • I actually found Gerald online since i didn't know any officiants in the area and set up a meeting to talk about what he does. I was truly clueless about what type of ceremony i want so I let him design the whole thing and he did a great job ! Thank you.

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    Thanks so much for these lovely words. Your wedding and story was equally special for me. How lucky I am to share one of the happiest days of a couples lives

    Thomas

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  • Having already shared a Commitment Ceremony many years ago, we were excited to plan a weekend trip to New York City to get married. Ours was to be a simple ceremony in Manhattan with two close friends as witnesses. We were fortunate enough to discover Gerald Fierst who made the experience the most wonderful event of our lifetime. Prior to travelling to New York City, Gerald exchanged many email messages and made himself available to speak with us on a conference call to ease our nerves and assure us that all the pieces of our puzzle would fall into place as planned. He was kind enough to incorporate the vows that we had exchanged in our Commitment Ceremony into our new marriage vows and genuinely cared about making our big day one to remember. Without a doubt, Gerald was the most professional and organized officiant that we encountered in our search. When Gerald says he’ll call at 4:00 p.m., for example, you can bet your bottom dollar that your phone will ring at preci... Read more

    Anthony

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  • When we first met Gerry, we knew he would be exactly what we wanted for our ceremony. Authentic, emotional, intimate and poetic. Gerry was able to bring a personal flavor to our ceremony that would normally take a lifetime of memories to create. After meeting with us briefly, he effortlessly wove two separate lives into one through words on a page- a colossal feat. All of our guests have commented on the sincerity of the ceremony, and that there was a feeling of love in the air, everywhere. This is thanks to Gerry and his beautiful words. He is truly "a wedding expert.”

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    I don't think I have ever seen as beautiful a wedding as yours. Each detail showed your attention for detail and the beautiful taste and caring you wanted your wedding day to reflect. I feel lucky to have been a part of the day and to have been able to make your ceremony capture the story of your love.

    Natasha

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  • I love the way Gerald told out love story in our ceremony. He helped make it a one of a kind ceremony. He was professional, articulate and had an amazing delivery. I would recommend him to everyone because he does all kinds of ceremonies and makes them unique to your love story and will fulfill your ceremony dreams.

    Megan

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  • Gerald was fantastic! We would happily recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant!

    User3613875

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  • We had the pleasure of having Gerald Fierst perform our wedding ceremony...Since my husband and I come from different religious backgrounds, the idea of the wedding ceremony had us baffled! We decided we weren't going to include religion in our ceremony but weren't sure where to go from there. We searched for an officiant blindly, but when we found Gerald and then found that he has a "storytelling" background, we were immediately intrigued. Without religion in the ceremony, our fear was that our guests wouldn't be able to relate and would feel that it wasn't a ceremony at all... Gerald asked us to complete a questionnaire (each individually) that gave him insights into us, our relationship with each other and with our families, provided him with stories and background, and with that and the other information he learned from us during our meetings, he crafted a ceremony. He provided us his draft and then allowed us to modify his creation so that ultimately, we ended up with a me... Read more

    User3706454

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  • Very pleased to have had Gerry as our officiant. Very supportive in the run up to the big day and very professional and friendly in person. Would recommend.

    Layne

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  • Gerold made this sooooo easy and care free no stress !! Wonderful day !!

    Lauren

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  • Gerry was fabulous! His speaking style and presence is remarkable, and did a great job captivating our guests. His price is a little expensive but he was head and shoulders better than the others we talked to, and were glad to pay the premium for the best.

    Ian

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  • Gerry was an old high school friend of my mom that she'd found out was now an officiant. He's more of a storyteller, which was great since we wanted something simple, non-denominational, and untraditional. He met with us once early on and again a few days before the ceremony to go over exactly what we wanted. He'd given us written questions to answer about each other, which he then formed into a cute story, along with wise words, a poem and -- at our special request -- the priest's speech from Princess Bride ("Mawwage... Mawwage is what bwings us togevah, today.") He had his own suggestions for what to say but was flexible with what we wanted as well. A good guy and very easy to work with!

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