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Officiant in Hampden, MA,
(413) 315-1778
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  • 25 Reviews


    Madison M

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  • Since our wedding was such short notice, we met Dale for the first time at our wedding rehearsal. From the moment we shook hands, it felt like we had known him for years. Prior to the rehearsal, he provides samples ceremonies, so you can cater yours to capture what you wish. He's available to answer any questions and he is very quick to respond. In addition to his professionalism, Dale has the most comforting and warm presence. He instantly makes you feel confident about the whole process, and has a lovely sense of humor. Because of this, you have the ability to focus more on your vows than any nerves. If you are hunting for a JP, look no further. Dale is your man! Thank you so much, Dale, for being part of our wedding day and making our ceremony most memorable!

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    You rock Madison. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Means the world to me that you were happy with my services.

    Sam

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  • Dale was very easy to work with and very friendly. He gave us several different vow options to pick from that we were able to customize to fit our exact preferences since we didn’t want to write our own. He was great at giving everyone involved in the ceremony direction and made our families and wedding party comfortable both at the rehearsal dinner and during the wedding itself. He guided us through everything we needed to do and made it as easy as possible. We would definitely recommend his services.

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this Sam! I had so much fun, thanks for asking me to be a part of your big day!

    Liz Lorenz

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  • My husband and I spoke with a few officiants before deciding to go with Dale Desmarais. We met Dale at a local coffee shop, and he brought along a couple of things to help familiarize us with the process -- examples of the scripts for the wedding, suggestions for the unity ceremony taking our backgrounds into account (he had done his research!), timelines for handling the paperwork -- so he was super prepared. His organizational capability and the way he takes the job seriously put me at ease, but what really won us over was his charm. Dale is very upbeat -- he guided us through the meeting with confidence, but he read us well enough to know we could all have a little fun. Dale was very encouraging during the process of defining our ceremony script, which can be bizarrely very nerve-wracking. He provided suggestions for the general flow of the ceremony, and weighed in appropriately when we had any questions. He was always very timely in his responses, and he was always happy to chec... Read more

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    I am so blessed to be able to work with amazing couples like you and your husband Liz, thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to write this review.

    Derek Joseph

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  • Very punctual and professional. Great communication. Very pleasant to deal with. By Far the best value of all the JPs in my area.

    Emily

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  • Dale was the Justice of the Peace for my October 12th, 2018 wedding. A year ago at a bridal show I met Dale and knew that he was an awesome JP. Dale was very professional and enthusiastic about the wedding. He answered my phone calls/messages immediately, and he assisted us with creating the perfect ceremony. Dale arrived for the rehearsal/wedding day in a timely manner, even early!! Dale had everyone laughing at the rehearsal and during the ceremony. Pre-ceremony he checked in with my husband and I (separately of course!) to see how we are and to go over everything for the ceremony. He was even kind enough to ensure that everything will be perfect when I was extremely nervous prior to the ceremony! Our ceremony was as perfect as we imagined it would be and that is all because of Dale! We can't thank him enough for being a huge part of our special day :) Thank you so much for being our JP!!! I absolutely reccomend Dale Desmarais to any couple looking for an upbeat, fun and amazing ... Read more

    Jennifer

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  • Dale was the officiant for our wedding on September 29th, 2018. Dale was absolutely amazing from the very beginning. The minute we met Dale we knew he was the JP we wanted at our wedding. During the planning process, Dale was extremely professional and organized. He explained exactly what to expect and helped walk us through everything. He sent us four samples of different types of ceremonies that were extremely helpful and easy to edit. At our rehearsal and wedding, Dale had everyone laughing. So many people came up to us and asked where we found him, because he was so awesome! Dale helped keep the atmosphere light during the ceremony so that when my now husband messed up his vows and when I put the ring on the wrong finger (oops), we weren't embarrassed in the least bit but were able to laugh it off with our guests. I was extremely nervous since I don't like being the center of attention at all, and Dale helped ease my worries and made me feel more comfortable. My husband and I would... Read more

    Ashley

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  • Dale is the best around! We couldn’t imagine having anyone else officiate our wedding. He will work with you on what you want and make the ceremony about the couple. Our guests had nothing but kind words to say about Dale. I would recommend JP Dale for any couple who want a fun and creative ceremony.

    Bianca

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  • Couldn't have picked a better person for my day! Even my guests were impressed asking, "where did you find him???" Made my wedding the best day ever!!

    Crystal

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  • Dale was an amazing person to work with, very outgoing and he definitely knows how to take the nerves away! He answers to you immediately, and is very easy to work with such as things you need to know or things you want done! He is very flexible as well he helped us out so much! He was such an amazing JP and I would recommend him to anyone!

    Michael

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  • Absolutely fantastic! As a groom, things can get a little bit crazy last minute with all of the wedding jitters, but Dale was THE BEST! He kept me relaxed through the wedding processional when I was starting to get anxious, and I actually had fun while waiting for my bride! Easy to talk with, connected with us instantly, and kept us calm throughout the entire process. Could not have had a better time, and all of our guests complimented us on how great Dale was! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

    Be El

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  • Dale was lively and supportive during our most important day. He gave us the option of using any of his ceremony guidelines or coming up with our own. He "herded the cats" of the bridal party during our rehearsal with the practiced art of experience. He stood calmly next to my husband-to-be and radiated peace and balance while I walked down the aisle. Dale gave an immeasurable amount of structure and grace to our ceremony and day, and we couldn't be more thankful.

    Becci

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  • Dale is an excellent organizer! He coordinated the 16 of us in the procession flawlessly, kept the rehearsal flowing smoothly, and was even Mr. Cool about us forgetting the marriage license on rehearsal day (no problem, but we DO need it tomorrow!). Dale was so great at keeping everyone calm and focused that we only needed to do the rehearsal once and the BIG DAY went off without a hitch. My husband says Dale was a relaxing presence while he stood up on the alter waiting for his bride. Cannot say enough good things about this JP!

    Megan

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  • We couldn’t be happier with the services provided from Dale on our wedding day. He was a pleasure to work with, he was so helpful, was very sincere, professional and everyone commented on how amazing of a job he did. Dale helped make our entire day run smoothly, and provided us with an amazing ceremony, all of which made for a perfect day. We highly recommend using Dale for your special day!

    Jennie

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  • Dale is THE ABSOLUTE BEST!! His ceremonies are amazing, so beautiful, personal, intimate, amongst many other positive things. He cares about your special day, he cares to get to know you, to make your day memorable and special. It was like our friend married us! The ceremony is the most important part and he knows how to deliver the most beautiful ceremony ever. I would HIGHLY recommend Dale to anyone. He made our day much more special and our ceremony an unforgettable one! Love, Ron and Jennie Venne Wedding May 5, 2018

    Shauna

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  • Dale was wonderful! I cannot say enough good things about working with Dale. He helped us customize our ceremony to make it perfectly us, with plenty of touches of nerdiness. When writing our ceremony he offered to wear a cape from GoT that perfectly fit what we were going for. He even switched up how our ring ceremony would go the night of the rehearsal when he found out our rings would be in a Death Star ring case. He made our ceremony unique, and memorable. I cannot thank him enough for making our wedding day amazing!

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    I had so much fun doing this wedding! Several of the 'nerdy' components were also dear to me and I could absolutely relate. Thank you for asking me to be a part of your big day, it was about as special for me as it was for you.

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