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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.

Services Offered

Steven provides two in-depth meetings with each couple, either in-person or via Skype, Zoom, Face Time or Whats App 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 encourages 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 happy to travel outside of the New England region for an additional fee.

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

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
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

Spanish
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94% Recommended by couples
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Steven M. Dembow is highly recommended by multiple couples for their wedding ceremonies. He is praised for his flexibility, humor, and professionalism throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. Steven's ability to personalize the ceremony and engage the crowd with his charismatic presence is highly appreciated. Couples highlight his attentiveness to their preferences and his willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a memorable and meaningful wedding ceremony. Many guests also had positive feedback

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Steven M. Dembow is highly recommended by multiple couples for their wedding ceremonies. He is praised for his flexibility, humor, and professionalism throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. Steven's ability to personalize the ceremony and engage the crowd with his charismatic presence is highly appreciated. Couples highlight his attentiveness to their preferences and his willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a memorable and meaningful wedding ceremony. Many guests also had positive feedback

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Bryan L. Sent on 11/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 would recommend Steven for your special day!

Steven was incredibly flexible and helpful in planning our big day. He worked with our schedules and did not shy away from humor or uniqueness in his ceremony speech for us. Steven brought a big personality and a lot of great information to the table during our pre-wedding meetings and rolled with all of the punches on our wedding day! We would HIGHLY recommend Steven to any and all couples!

Thanks for everything, Steven!

-Lindsey & Bryan Rabbitt
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Kayla O. Sent on 10/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing JP!

Steve was great! Steve officiated my sisters wedding a few years ago. We thought he did a great job and decided to hire him for our wedding. He made the whole process easy (and fun during all the stress of wedding planning). We were too far away to meet with him in person so he said we could do FaceTime calls. We had two separate calls with Steve. The first one was mostly a get to know us call asking us questions about us, our story, and what we wanted out of our ceremony. He wrote up our ceremony and emailed it to us. The second call was to fine tune everything. We had a few emails back and forth after with us making tiny adjustments to the ceremony. The day of our wedding, Steve was on time and very professional. Our wedding was outside and we didn’t have a microphone but he had no issues speaking so everyone could hear him. Overall Steve did an amazing job and we were very pleased with his services.
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Kylie Sent on 10/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have asked for anyone better!

Rick and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did to make our ceremony one of a kind! We could not have found a better match, whose personality and ideas were so similar to ours. It brought so much to our wedding day! Your jokes and sarcasm made us feel relaxed and comfortable, all while being so incredibly professional- it was such an amazing experience! We would recommend you a thousand times over! Thank you again for everything!
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