189 Reviews for Bay Area Ceremonies - Wedding Officiant
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If you are looking for an officiant for that special occasion, Rick Kaplowitz of Bay Area Ceremonies certainly went above and beyond both our expectations!!! Our guests too commented on his We confirmed our date to be married (very short notice for Rick) and he was quickly in touch with us to review the steps in the process. Rick requested a summary of our lives together which he integrated seamlessly with our vows which was that personal touch we were hoping for. He was helpful with suggestions to our questions and made sure we were comfortable with his role in the ceremony. He was punctual and professional throughout the process. Most importantly, he shared and understood the importance of our perfect ceremony.
Phirun and I had an incredible wedding thanks to Rick. We were very fortunate to have found him and we encourage others to bring Rick into their wedding plans as their ceremony officiant. He’s fun and quite personable. Thumbs up Rick. Thank you again!!
Rev Rick came highly recommended and my husband and I understand why.
Words truly can’t describe the level of service he provided to us, from beginning to the very end.
With only a letter and a few short correspondences back and forth he knew exactly what to say, and exactly what we wanted. He made our ceremony personable and was genuine and caring.
We continue the support in highly recommending Rev. Rick and look forward to utilizing his services again.
Rick was delightful to work with and incorporated my special requests into the ceremony.
He was efficient, sensitive, and a joy to work with.
We heartily recommend him!
PS The price was a steal.
Rick was a wonderful officiant - we booked him at short notice and it was no hassle at all. He took the time to learn our history, developed a lovely ceremony and was patient and kind throughout. We really appreciated his positivity and the care he took to
make our day special. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.
Rick kept in contact the whole 6mos prior to our date. He was very thorough and sweet. He even sent us links to different locations to perform our ceremony. He prepared the sweetest speech for us and included personal details about my husband I and he even prayed for us! Thank you for making our vow renewal the best for us to remember. You were wonderful!
Thank You Rick!! We were truly blessed to have you as our wedding officiant. Rick is very joyful, professional and have great sense of humor. Through out our time we kept changing our plans but Rick patiently accommodated all those requests and in fact keenly suggested some wonderful ideas that helped us in finalizing our wedding location. He is very friendly and wrote wonderful wows for us. During our wedding he treated like a family member, which shows how great person he is.
I would definitely recommend him to all the couples planning to get married and to make their wedding special.
Thank you once again Rick, to make our life time moment memorable and beautiful.
Thank You Rick!! We were truly blessed to have you as our wedding officiant. Rick is very joyful, professional and have great sense of humor. Through out our time we kept changing our plans but Rick patiently accommodated all those requests and in fact keenly suggested some wonderful ideas that helped us in finalizing our wedding location. He is very friendly and wrote wonderful wows for us. During our wedding he treated like a family member, which shows how great person he is. I would definitely recommend him to all the couples planning to get married and to make their wedding special. Thank you once again Rick, to make our life time moment memorable and beautiful.
Rick made our day special. I looked everywhere in the bay area and couldn't find anything. He is the real deal and I am happy to say he did a great job.
We were having difficulty finding an officiant for our needs and budget. My husband and I wanted a short non-denominational ceremony that still reflected our history as a couple. Rick was very open with what services he provided and guided us on the structure of the ceremony. He also offered to have us email our wedding vows to him so he would provide them to us during the ceremony. A lovely man who did a perfect job for our wedding.
I am still so happy that I chose Rick as my wedding officiant two weeks ago. My husband and I are a gay couple and Rick made us feel valued and centered during the ceremony in SF City Hall. We appreciate everything Rick did for us - getting there an hour earlier than we originally requested, getting ready for everything, filing the license back to the county clerk super fast, making us entertained all the time, and the most importantly, provided us with a moving speech and an unforgettable marriage experience. Thank you, Rick!
Rick is very accommodating, our busy schedules prevented us from meeting Rick in person so Rick scheduled a Skype Video meeting where he basically hear our life stories. Rick was very detailed about understanding where we came from and our history together, through this Rick created a personal story to present during the Wedding Ceremony.
Rick was a great choice for us as her personalized our Ceremony and vows, I know for sure he will be a wonderful choice for anyone who decides to go with him.
He made our big day so special. Couldn't be happier! Rick Kaplowitz was wonderful!
Our ceremony was very intimate and special to us. Not being from the Bay area myself, I left my fiance do the planning. Rick was an excellent choice! We were able to complete the ceremony with no problems in the beautiful city hall. Highly recommend him as an officiant. He listens to your needs as a couple and puts together the vows or you can create your own. Thank you so much for being there for us on our special day.
Rick was just spectacular. I could not recommend anyone more highly. He was professional and accommodating and most importantly, very warm and sincere. We just loved him.
We absolutely loved Rick !! If you're reading this review trying to make a decision on who is best for your wedding, If you're reading this review trying to make a decision on who is best for your wedding, let me assure you that you cannot go wrong with Rick. He made our day that much better.
Rick was great! Very professional, prepared, prompt, and collaborative. We spent a session with him getting to know us and about our story. After that, he prepared a script, which we were able to modify as needed. He also sent a reminder when it was time to get our marriage license. He was great at our rehearsal and the wedding, taking last minute requests from family for changes in stride. The ceremony was beautiful and several people commented on what a great job he did, how it seemed like he'd known us forever. Really made the most amazing day even better.
Rick was fantastic every step of the way. We decided kind of last minute to have an officiant (original plan was to get legally married before the big day) and Rick, thank goodness, was available. I could tell from the first phone conversation that he was kind, organized, and efficient. My fiance and I both loved him and appreciated all of his help and advice. Rick was present for our rehearsal and was the only reason we could wrangle our crazy family into a lovely and elegant ceremony. Rick helped us craft a ceremony that many people said was one of the best they've seen- heartfelt, with a few touches of laughs and tears. Thank you for everything!
Rick was wonderful and very understanding and flexible. I was in a car accident the day before the wedding was hospitalized for 2 and a half weeks and was on bedrest not able to walk for 4 months and wasn't able to have the wedding until 8 months later. For that I am truly thankful for everything. He even checked up I me to see how I was doing. Thank you for making our wedding expressions special! -Savanna and David
When my wife and I decided that we wanted to get married we didn't know much about how to chose the person that would officiate our wedding. After spending some time looking we found Rick' s website and we thought that he seem like a good fit based on the reviews we read, but we were still a little worried since we had no idea if it was going to work out. After contacting him directly he talk to us and emailed us with all the questions he had for us and to confirm everything was going well for us with the wedding it self. He offered the best service someone can ask for and I'm very thankful that he was there for us when we needed it the most.
We are UK based and employed and communicated with Rick by email throughout, and from first enquiry through to waving goodbye as a married couple, Rick was the best! A very warm, helpful and quality service, I can't recommend Bay Area Ceremonies highly enough.
It was a true pleasure to share our special day with Rick.
Overall, everything was perfect! First day my husband and I met Rick we felt comfortable right away! we sat down talked about us and Rick was putting a plan for us. He will communicate with us if we had everything ready, what we were missing, and corrections that we wanted to make for the Ceremony. I WILL RECOMMEND ME 100%
Rick was amazing! He met up with us for a free consultation to ensure that we were a good match and was very informative!!! Within hours we were sent a mock up of our ceremony based on what we discussed at the consultation and we loved it! Our ceremony was perfect, personalized, and smooth. Even weeks after we were married Rick answered all my questions about next steps for the process in obtaining our marriage certificate! Amazing and well worth the $ !!!!!!!
My wife and I chose to go with Rick for our quick and casual ceremony. We were pretty sure we'd stick with him based just on reasonable pricing, but when he responded to our request just a few hours later we were sold! We planned our wedding pretty last minute and we weren't sure if we'd be able to find anyone on short notice, so we were very happy to hear back from him so quickly! Rick was professional (but not stuffy!) through the whole experience, and our simple ceremony in the side yard of his house was exactly what we were looking for. He used details from the information we gave about ourselves and really incorporated it into our ceremony so that it felt personalized and unique to us. His humor was a big plus, as well! We highly recommend Rick for any ceremony -- if he helped make our simple, quick ceremony special and personal, we can only imagine what he can do for a grander event!
We totally loved Rick. He is such a wonderful, warm person. After working with Rick, we can now look back with happy and positive memories from the planning down to the ceremony itself. He made everything very pleasant and smooth, and let us design the ceremony to our exact specifications.