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{Jump to the bottom to read a few testimonials!} Looking for a Secular, Jewish,  Interfaith or Irish handfasting wedding ceremony that reflects you as a couple!? One of my great joys in life is officiating weddings, baby namings and other lifecycle events. I believe passionately in the importance of creating a ceremony that is meaningful to who you are, as […]

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As a wedding officiant, one of the first questions couples ask me is where they can find a chuppah — the wedding canopy that is used traditionally in Jewish weddings. Chuppahs remain a popular element in Jewish weddings, including interfaith weddings, and for very good reasons. For starters, they are beautiful! They create a picturesque “frame” around […]

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Should you write your own wedding vows? It’s a question only you can answer; it’s a challenge only about 1 in 10 couples whose weddings I officiate choose to take on. Below is an example of a great personally written vow — it’s an ideal length and strikes the perfect tone. I’m sharing it with […]

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Whenever a couple has a piece of literature, movie or music that they share passionately in common, it presents such a fun opportunity to try to work in some quotes or passages into the wedding ceremony. This week, by happenstance, I finally found a perfect excerpt from Star Trek, which could be used for a […]

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On the summer day in 2015 that the U.S. Supreme Court finally legalized gay marriage, it was a day that 28 years earlier, I could never have imagined coming. That year, at the tender, naïve age of 16, I was deeply in love with a man, whom I chastely dated for 5 months. The chasteness didn’t […]

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Yesterday, I had the delight of fulfilling a couple’s wish of incorporating some quotes from Star Trek: The Next Generation into their wedding service. Who says weddings should be all serious and no fun? As someone who once had a life-sized cutout of Jean Luc Picard in my living room, this was one request I […]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM9EIbHRSh0 This is for you, all the dear couples I have met over the years — or whom I will meet over the next years to officiate your wedding. For any couple looking for a little inspiration as they plan the wedding event of their dreams, I wanted to share this tear-jerking performance by a […]

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This summer, Bride magazine published a sample budget for a wedding whose budget totaled $35,000. That total price tag is considered the “average” price for a wedding nationwide. Of course averages just being averages, that means there are many weddings that cost much more than that, and many weddings that cost much less. The writer […]

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How much can you expect to pay for a person to come to your location and officiate your wedding? What is a fair price ― a price that doesn’t seem like gross profiteering to you, and is a respectable wage to them? Over the years, I’ve had many conversations with people about the economics of […]

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To write your own wedding vows, or not to write your own vows: That is the question. About half of the couples whose weddings I have officiated have wrestled with that question. Most of them, in the end, decide not to. What are the pros and cons of writing your own vows? What are the different ways […]

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