Steven M. Dembow, J.P. is a wedding officiant from Merrimack, New Hampshire, who has been conducting wedding ceremonies throughout New England and beyond since 2003. He is compassionate and attentive and creates a personalized ceremony for each individual couple, often with a dash of humor. Steven uses his passion for weddings and each couple's unique history to craft a beautiful and memorable ceremony that will engage and touch the heart of all in attendance. A professional writer and speaker, not only will he provide the ceremony of your dreams, but Steven will also guide you throughout the entire process, making sure you are comfortable with every step and remain as stress-free as possible.
Steven provides two in-depth meetings with each couple, either in-person or via Skype or Face Time, to get to know them and include them in planning their customized ceremony. He stresses the importance of being there for rehearsals, to ensure things run smoothly on wedding day. Steven includes as much, as little or no religious references as suits each induvidual couple, and performs vow renewals, elopements, baby blessings and eulogies; he welcomes all faiths and traditions and welcomes special creative elements. As an ordained pastor, Steven is legally able to perform wedding ceremonies in states where his credentials as a Justice of the Peace are not recognized. He also speaks Spanish and is willing to travel outside of the New England region for an additional fee.
206 Reviews for Steven M. Dembow, J.P.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Cari S · Getting married on 03/12/2021
Marriage with a sweet-full touch
We were looking for a JP to quickly conduct our legal paperwork/marriage prior to our destination wedding next month. Steve responded immediately and was flexible to fit us in within a few days. We met with him prior and to our surprise he put in the effort to know us and our story. This became much more meaningful than we anticipated and we are so grateful he treated it with the love and respect a “just” legal wedding deserved. Our ceremony was unique, special, and humorous all thanks to Steve. He did an awesome job and we highly recommend him !Sent on 12/29/2019
Steven M. Dembow, J.P.'s reply:Good evening Cari (and Jon)! I couldn't have said it better - really, though - your words mean so much! The special intimate ceremony on Friday, with just your mother-in-law and sister-in-law present, was meaningful to me, as well. Thank you both for reaching out and honoring me with the privilege of serving as your officiant ... and safe travels to Costa Rica for your destination wedding to follow! Kind regards, Steve
Holly Gage · Married on 07/19/2020
Couldn’t ask for better
Hired on the spot, literally. Great personality, very genuine. Would recommend Steve to anyone. Made our ceremony special and not so stressful.Sent on 07/20/2020
Steven M. Dembow, J.P.'s reply:To Holly & Dave: It was one of the hottest weddings I've ever done, but I had a wonderful time doing it with such a great couple and family. Thank you for including me on your special day - and for your very kind comments! Regards, Steven
Haji Alizad · Married on 05/02/2020
Justice of the Peace
I do not feel that words will do justice for what an amazing ceremony Steven wrote & spoke for our ceremony. We appreciated everything he did for us. He took us in on a minutes notice responding to our need immediately. You would be lucky to have Steven officiate your wedding future brides & glooms! 😉Sent on 05/03/2020
Steven M. Dembow, J.P.'s reply:Hello Haji and Rebecca: What fun we had trudging up that "short little walk" to the top of the cliffs yesterday! Do you know that I got lost on the way down? Since nothing was marked and I was not rea;;y paying attention to our surroundings on the way up, I took a couple of "detours" and was very happy to finally get to ground level and to my car! May you both find health, happiness and blue skies for years and years to come … and, by the way, the word was "goons"!!! Kind regards, Steven