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.
203 Reviews for Steven M. Dembow, J.P.
Recommended by 99% of couples
19 User photos
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
Jessica · Getting married on 04/11/2020
Fit right in
Steve did a great job! He was awesome and I felt like an old family friend was marrying us. I would highly recommend him, he has the perfect combination of professionalism and charisma!Sent on 12/11/2019
Steven M. Dembow, J.P.'s reply:Good evening Jessica & Tommy: Thank you for your kind words - and for sending those great photos of your day! It was my honor and pleasure to have met you and your families, and I thank you for asking me to play a small role in the festivities. I hope the upcoming Holiday season will bring you both much joy! Best regards, Steven
Sarah Parker · Married on 10/26/2019
Just what we wanted
Steven was incredible, it was very important to my husband and I to incorporate humor in our ceremony and Steven did just that. He responded quickly to any question I had. I tried my best not to be a bridezilla and he did an amazing job putting me and my anxiety at ease.Sent on 10/28/2019
Steven M. Dembow, J.P.'s reply:Good morning Sarah! Apparently, your definition of a "bridezilla" and mind are quite different! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, Joe, the kids and your bridal party and family, and I thank you, once again, for asking me to officiate your ceremony. I wish you and yours all the best in the future! Kind regards, Steven