The Reverend D is a wedding officiant specializing in non-traditional, DIY, low-budget, LGBTQ, gothic, steampunk, geek, Halloween, punk, non-denominational and left-of-center weddings in the Forest Hills, New York area. The Reverend D’s mission is to give you the wedding you want with the mindset that no idea is too weird or too normal. Whether you’re looking for an officiant who dresses like a zombie or tells dirty jokes during your ceremony, The Reverend D is eager to help you achieve your goals. With a love for helping couples create their own unique traditions, The Reverend D is open to all of your ideas, because you are what truly makes your wedding unique.
The Reverend D’s goal is to provide you with the wedding ceremony you want at a price you can afford. The following services are available:
122 Reviews for The Reverend D
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Giuseppe A. · Married on 11/14/2020
We couldn't be happier
Reverend D went above and beyond our expectations. She was so easy to work with and so open to anything we desired for our wedding and she accommodated every request. She made the ceremony fun and sweet, telling our story in the most authentic way. Rev D took the time to get to know us and our story and did a fantastic job to present it during the ceremony. Very professional, easy going, creative. We trusted her 100% and she definitely helped making our special day memorable. We highly recommend her.Sent on 11/19/2020
Caresse S. · Married on 10/26/2019
The cherry on top an already amazing sundae
I first came across Reverend D at the wedding of two close friends of mine. They’re metal heads and Rev D really matched their aesthetic while being hilarious and touching. So when it came time for me to walk the aisle she was the first person to come to mind. We even have a friend who is a certified officiant and offered to do it for free but I was like “no, thank you, we need Rev D”
She was so personable and easy to talk to. She hails from my native New York but was willing to driving to Baltimore for our wedding - which was held at the National Aquarium. And because her price was so reasonable (if anything she COULD easily charge more) we had no problem covering hotel and parking.
Our wedding was black and purple themed a few days before Halloween, held at an Aquarium and my whole look was inspired by The Little Mermaid. I told Rev D to use those facts and surprise us.
She showed up as freaking Ursula! And not just the Ursula costume you can buy on Amazon. It was some kind of inflatable tentacle thing. That paired with the corset, makeup, wig and sermon that made me cry the whole time - she was easily one of the most memorable aspects of our wedding.
I cannot recommend her enough. I can’t wait to have another reason to hire her one day, maybe a Lion King themed baby shower or something.Sent on 10/30/2019
Elaine · Married on 08/18/2019
Rev D was the officiant for our wedding and she went above and beyond. The survey she sent us was in depth and she follows up with additional questions/clarification a couple of weeks prior to the wedding. Rev D wrote a beautiful ceremony for us and we received so many compliments from our guests. The ceremony was so heartfelt that many people thought she was a friend of ours. Additionally she was incredibly accommodating, we had a filipino ceremony and she worked with us to create a ceremony that reflected us as a couple and respected my culture. Outside of the ceremony she was very helpful. A couple of the guys had issues with the boutonnieres and she jumped right in to help out. I would recommend Rev D to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, professional, and one of a kind officiantSent on 12/07/2019
I have worked with the Rev D on a total of six weddings, and I can say with confidence that she is one of the best officiants in the entire New York metropolitan area. She really takes care of the couples she marries. She runs a tiny video camera from a discreet location, so everyone gets a video recording of the custom ceremony she writes whether they hired a videographer or not. Her experience as the front woman for a rock band (yes, really) means she can fix any sound system moments before the ceremony or reception speeches (I've seen her do it, twice.) Her bespoke ceremonies are written based on a questionnaire that her clients fill out beforehand. The guests laugh and cry every time. EVERY TIME! She officiates a lot of themed weddings for couples planning unique weddings. You want to be married by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? She'll do it. How about Wonder Woman? That, too. I've photographed her officiating a Halloween wedding in Sleepy Hollow where the Headless Horseman came. (You can bet that made my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BaFBbcblSMx/?taken-by=milestoneangie) She can tone it down, too, of course. She does not dress as Elvira for baby blessing ceremonies, for instance. If you are looking for a creative, affordable officiant in the New York area, the Rev D is your woman.
The Reverend D is the real deal! We've worked together in New York and New Jersey. She is perfect for offbeat brides & grooms. She is up for anything. We worked together at a wedding that required steampunk attire from the vendors and it was amazing!!! She knows how to put together a ceremony for alternative couples.
The Reverend D was an absolute pleasure to work with. We have been highly recommending her services for a long time. You will LOVE her.