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Dave Goldstein Weddings is a wedding officiant service based out of New York. Dave Goldstein's weddings have been featured in Brides Magazine (Brides.com), on Say Yes to the Dress on the TLC Network, and in The New York Times weddings section. Dave Goldstein was ordained to officiate the wedding of a couple who liked his comedy act and has since officiated weddings for more than 200 couples across ten states. Dave has figured out how to do just the right amount of tasteful humor - or none if you prefer - on such a romantic and memorable day. His only goal is that the couple he’s working for is thrilled by their ceremony and wedding day. Dave Goldstein is the tastefully hilarious wedding officiant.

Experience

You may recognize wedding officiant, comedian, and actor Dave Goldstein from one of his many appearances on
 Late Night with Conan O’Brien. His comedy special Isn't It Obvious was just released by Dry Bar Comedy and the Dry Bar Comedy app. Dave has performed across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and his stage act, which has been praised by The New York Post and The Asbury Park Press, is a blend of original writing and inspired live riffs. He has performed stand up comedy on The Comedy Network, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and The National Lampoon Radio Network. He is also honored to have performed for our U.S. troops as the headlining comic on a tour of U.S. Army posts in Europe.

Services Offered

Dave Goldstein can officiate your wedding day, customize a unique wedding ceremony, and complete and file your marriage license. Dave will customize your ceremony by meeting and speaking with you to find out what’s important to you, how you met, and any interesting and funny stories. Then, he generally blends some traditional parts of the classic ceremony with a humorous but tasteful section on you. Dave can include traditional components such as unity ceremonies, readings, memorial candles, and cultural elements such as Balloon Launches, Dove Releases, Breaking the Glass, monologues from movies or TV, Chinese Lanterns, Hindu Garland Exchanges, Filipino Coin Transfers, Taiwanese Tea Ceremonies, Bangladeshi Poetry, Sand Ceremonies, Celtic Hand Fasting, Jumping the Broomstick, Ukranian Folklore, ceremonies in Spanish without sounding like Mayor Bloomberg, Albanian congratulations and…the police Miranda Rights Warning. What’s next?!

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$925

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$850

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$250

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Buddhist
Catholic
Islam
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CT
DE
MD
MN
NJ
NY
PA

What languages do you speak?

Hebrew
Spanish
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Dave Goldstein, the officiant, is highly praised for his professionalism, humor, and personalized approach by multiple reviewers recounting their positive experiences working with him on their wedding ceremonies. Reviewers appreciate his attention to detail, personalized scripts, and ability to incorporate humor, making the ceremonies both heartfelt and entertaining. Dave\'s ability to connect with couples, provide helpful insight, and create a unique ceremony that reflects their personalities receives glowing recommendations, showcasing his talent as an officiant.

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Dave Goldstein, the officiant, is highly praised for his professionalism, humor, and personalized approach by multiple reviewers recounting their positive experiences working with him on their wedding ceremonies. Reviewers appreciate his attention to detail, personalized scripts, and ability to incorporate humor, making the ceremonies both heartfelt and entertaining. Dave\'s ability to connect with couples, provide helpful insight, and create a unique ceremony that reflects their personalities receives glowing recommendations, showcasing his talent as an officiant.

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Danielle D. Sent on 08/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Funny and Incredibly Talented Officiant!

My husband and I are incredibly grateful to Dave for being such a big part of our special day! We contacted Dave through WeddingWire about 2 years ago when we were first planning our wedding (pre-Covid). Dave was responsive and asked intuitive questions to tease out our vision. He stayed in touch through our postponement and got right back to work once we were ready to resume our planning. It was incredibly important to us that we honored our families’ different religious traditions while staying true to who we are as a couple. Dave worked closely with us (in person and virtually) to gather our story and really listened as we shared our view of what we wanted included. Humor is a big part of our relationship and we also wanted that reflected in our ceremony. Dave sent us multiple drafts, revising on our request and also on his own after being inspired by one of our conversations. It was clear that he wanted our ceremony to be exactly what we envisioned. On the big day, Dave led an incredibly sentimental, thoughtful, and humorous ceremony. He presented our love story as if we’ve known each other for years and improvised seamlessly when we had an unexpected technical error. Most importantly, our guests couldn’t stop talking about our funny and talented officiant! Thanks so much, Dave!
-Danielle & Craig (The Links at Union Vale)
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Michael K. Sent on 05/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from start to finish

Dave Goldstein added so much more to our wedding ceremony than just the officiating. From the beginning, Dave took great care in learning our story, our personalities, and what we wanted our ceremony to represent. He offered ideas and provided very helpful planning tools for all aspects of the ceremony and the vows. His humor and wit created levity, added engagement, and celebration to our happy day. We highly recommend working with Dave!!
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Caitlin B. Sent on 05/09/2024
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Wonderful experience with Dave!

Dave was so great to work with - attentive, helpful, communicative, friendly. He tailored our ceremony to be perfect for us and our families - we highly recommend making Dave part of your wedding!
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