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:
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Nicole · Married on 04/21/2018
I read through all of the other reviews for RevD and had pretty high hopes for what she would deliver - but I have to say I was still shocked by how absolutely incredible our ceremony was. There are many reviews here talking about how all of their guests were wow'd by the ceremony and asking how long RevD had known them - and that is exactly what happened to us!Sent on 06/03/2018
We met with RevD once and from that very first meeting, she just made us feel so excited about the ceremony and about getting married. We loved her energy and laid back attitude. She sent us a pretty in depth questionnaire, and then followed with a few additional questions. I had a lot of my own questions for her along the way, and she answered them all quickly over email.
From there, she crafted a ceremony that fit our personality and relationship perfectly and truly set the stage for a wonderful evening. The ceremony was funny, sweet, had about 10 references to our cat (which is very fitting) and left us and our guests feeling happy and ready to party. She really listened to what we wanted during our ceremony and was able to really represent how we feel as a couple.
She also did a few things that really went above and beyond - she hand wrote the entire ceremony into a journal I had ordered online, which we kept as an incredible memento when the night was over. She also helped with my bustle as my MOH was struggling to figure out the pieces.
If you are looking for a modern, personal wedding ceremony - big or small, themed, or traditional, RevD will be able to deliver.
Ashley Bennett · Married on 06/16/2019
I usually only use the word INCREDIBLE to describe My (Now) Husband,but RevD is just that!! She went the extra mile In every way to Insure us a totally personalized,intimate,BLAST of an elopement!..I found her through our photographer,whom she had worked with many times before,and upon first glance I knew she was going to be the one for us!(My then fiancé,completely conquered after one video chat with The Rev)...My Husband,is not religious,and is a constant joker.Together,we are a Non-traditional,Fun-loving ,over-emotional couple, who knew that a more traditional,stodgy officiant was not gonna work for us..Enter Rev D!! The off-beat officiant of our dreams.We put our trust in her,and she exceeded our expectations in every way..We HIGHLY recommend her!!Sent on 07/14/2019
Susie & Rocco · Married on 11/03/2018
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Without a doubt Donna was the hit of the day and we had a magician and a comidian and DJ with a violinist. She is great and if you want a different memorable day she is a must.Sent on 12/05/2018
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.