63 Reviews for Best Wedding Officiant
Trustworthy reviews are our priority. Businesses can't pay to change or remove reviews.
Paul officiated our wedding in Center City, Philadelphia on November 8th, 2014 and did a fabulous job. I was having a little bit of trouble finding a non-denominational wedding officiant that I liked when Paul was recommended to me by a co-worker. My husband and I met him at a local coffee shop and loved his laid back personality. He was always very responsive to my e-mails and arrived on time to our wedding. Our ceremony was non-traditional, short and sweet, exactly what we wanted. I would definitely recommend Paul.
Paul was so sweet and professional we couldn't have asked for better.
I would 100% not recommend this vendor. His communication up to the day was scare, and his emails and phone calls sounded like he couldn’t care any less about marrying my husband and I. The day of, I didn’t hear from him at all, and I was the one who reached out to him. He ended up getting stuck in traffic and was a half hour late for our ceremony. Now, I understand things happen, however it should have been planned to be at the venue at LEAST an hour early to meet with me and finalize everything. Our ceremony was on a Friday, and it seems like planning for Friday rush hour traffic is common sense but that didn’t matter to Paul. Luckily our venue had an ordained employee and he ended up marrying us instead (shout out to Blue Bell Country Club for saving our wedding!) As soon as Paul finally showed up (as we were lined up and ready to walk) we fired him. He’s unprofessional, careless, and shouldn’t be in this business. The only reason I’m giving him a .5 instead of a 0 is because we fought for our deposit back and he agreed to refund it. Why he didn’t offer to refund it without us asking is beyond me. Do yourself a favor and go with ANYONE else but Paul.
I did all I could possibly due to help this couple. They booked me about a month and half before their ceremony. I rearranged my schedule to accommodate their last minute request and worked with them to customize their ceremony within that timeline. I left 2 hours before the ceremony to be there early. There was an accident that caused the traffic outside of my control. I was there 20 minutes after the time we were supposed to start. I was in contact 3 times with the bride. I informed them not to line up and to wait as I was updating with my eta along the way. Guests were still arriving when I arrived. I offered to do their ceremony as planned and help them with their license but they decided otherwise. There was nothing else I could have done differently or more for them.
TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE. I honestly can not believe the great reviews this Officant has. They really fooled me! I had a terrible feeling about this officiant since the first day I gave into him begging for our business. When dealing with all the payments it takes to plan a wedding, I accidentally overpaid him. When I brought it to his attention he told me “That about covers the tax I have to pay. I typically charge 500 so you are getting the deal of the lifetime”. On my actual wedding day he pulled me out of my Bridal suite to complain about the ceremony not starting at 4... it was 4:08 when he complained. He told me that he doubled booked weddings and that the other bride would have to suffer because of me. During my ceremony he cut out our vows. COMPLETELY OUT. We said no vows. Every single one of my guest pointed out how completely unprofessional he was and could tell something was not right. My venue could not believe the lack of professionalism he had and due to his actions he is completely off the vendors list. Please do not be fooled by these great reviews like I was.
The venue misinformed the time to everyone. Guests and vendors were waiting around. I took charge and tried to get the ceremony going for all those involved. Nothing was cut from the ceremony. The bride and groom seemed very happy afterwards when I checked in with them. I tried my best to give them almost a half discount and still not happy after I had to start a half hour later. I tried here and left the ceremony on good terms.
My husband-to-be dropped the ring! But Paul cracked some jokes and put us at ease, would definitely recommend him for your officiant needs!
Came about 20min late on our wedding day.
I don't believe there was an issue with the time. The ceremony started on time with all guests that were needed to be waited for. I wish more was said in terms of the review. I never heard of any issues directly outside of this limited review.
Paul was so easy to work with and made sure our ceremony ran as smoothly as possible. Very personable and fun to work with! Highly recommend to anyone getting married in the future!
Paul was great! He helped my husband and I customize our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. He was so accommodating and understanding of all my crazy changes. I'm so happy we didn't have a typical ceremony and it was unique to us. He did such a great job and we can't thank him enough!
Paul was great, professional, communicated well and was a good listener.
Very professional, great service, guests complimented our officiant after the ceremony. Probably more than we wanted to pay for the amount of time actually spent performing the ceremony, but that's more on us because we wanted the ceremony to be as short as possible.
Paul camuto did an amazing job as my wedding officiant back in July 2017! I am so glad I found "best wedding officiant" on the knot.com! Anyone who is looking for someone to marry them deffinitely choose Paul he was great and made the ceremony beautiful !
Paul was very helpful through the entire process!
Paul was a great decision! The minute we met Paul, we connected with him right away and knew that he would be a good match for us. Paul was very flexible whenever we needed to talk to him or meet with him. He was also very patient even if we needed to make changes. We had asked Paul to come to our ceremony earlier to sign the marriage license ahead of time and he did. We really enjoyed working with Paul and he executed our ceremony exactly the way we had hoped for.
I could not say enough about Best Wedding Officiant. Paul helped set us up with THE BEST wedding officiant ever! He was amazing! From meeting with us all the way up to officiating our wedding, our officiant, Joe DeChellis, was an absolute pleasure to work with. We could not have asked for a more beautiful ceremony. Both Joe and Paul were extremely helpful with helping us prepare the perfect ceremony with both love and humor. Thank you guys! You truly are the best!
What a nightmare it was to deal with these people! We interviewed and hired Paul four months before our wedding. Six days before our wedding, I emailed him to take care of any last minute details, and was then told that the officiant was changed to someone named "Joey Dee", whom I had not even heard of or met. It took me a few days, two frantic phone calls, and several emails to get Joey's full name and contact information from Paul so that I could fill in the marriage license application. He finally got back to me 15 MINUTES before my appointment with the town clerk to apply for the license. When I applied for the marriage license, the clerk advised me to fill in all of the information about our witnesses on all four copies of the license so that all that my witnesses would need to do on the day of the wedding would be to sign each copy. On the day of the wedding, Joey Dee arrived and asked me to round up my witnesses, assuring me that he would take care of the rest so I could finish preparing for the ceremony. He made a sarcastic comment about how "it figures you filled this out already, haha". I left him with my witnesses and went back into my bedroom to get dressed. Four days later, I received the call NO new bride wants to get- our marriage certificate was INVALID because Joey Dee had forgotten to get the witnesses to sign it!! When I called our witnesses, (my 83 year old Father in Law and my grown daughter who works full time) they both told me they stood there with Joey while he glanced over the application, and were never asked to sign anything. The clerk wanted me to bring the witnesses in to have them sign it, but they live over an hour away. I tearfully convinced the clerk to allow me to pick up the application and bring it to the them to sign. Joe picked up the application and brought it to them to sign. I didn't even get an apology from Paul. Joey said he "assumed it was signed since I had filled it out already." He hadn't read it carefully!
All was done to satisfy Marie. The contract clearly states that the officiant can be substituted. The marriage license signature was taking care of by Joe.
Both myself and my newly-wed husband Chris were blown away by the professionalism Paul Camuto portrayed on the day of our wedding. His demeanor is calming, witty and energetic while also maintaining a strong flexibility throughout the entire ceremony and the time spent prior to walking down the aisle. I would recommend Paul in a heartbeat to any bride & groom who are looking for the BEST quality wedding Officiant -- and at a reasonable rate. We were VERY pleased to have Paul marry us. He made our day 'a dream come true'!!!
Throughout the entire process, we were under the impression that Paul would be officiating our wedding because he was the only one we talked to. A few days before, Paul told me that Gary would be there. I was not happy to hear about this switch without ever talking to Gary. Also, it was $50 less if we had anyone other than Paul and we had to remind him about this pricing change.
Fortunately, Gary was great with the exception of a minor communication breakdown. My fiance and I told Paul that we would be writing our own vows. During the ceremony, we recited traditional vows and had our first kiss. We had to then tell him that we had our own vows after the pronouncement. It ended up being fine. Paul needs to communicate with his couples, especially if there are changes.
He was great. But 10 minutes late
we just had Paul for our wedding memorial day weekend. Can I just say AMAZING. From start to finish throughout the planning process to the day Paul was exceptional. Due to the distance- we face-timed him and spoke to him several times over the phone. He was very helpful. We took an excerpt from his website and personalized our vows and other aspects. I was very nervous to be saying our own vows. Paul assured me that if the day of I was too nervous he would say them and we would repeat back- which ended up happening. We also took the beer unity from his website as well which was a big hit! ALL and I mean ALL of our guests thought Paul was flawless. His execution and eye contact were noticed. If you want an amazing officiant and experience use Paul as your officiant!
Paul was our officiant for our wedding. Booking him and deciding on the script for the ceremony were super easy. He was easy to get in contact with and very flexible with the ceremony. He did a great job at the ceremony. However, he was 15 minutes late to the ceremony so I spent 20 minutes freaking out about whether or not he was going to make it and coming up with a contingency plan. He was a great guy and the ceremony was fantastic I just wish he hadn't been so late.
If you want an easy time planning a fast but beautiful ceremony go with best wedding officiant!
Paul made our ceremony very personal
Paul was great, responsive, and delivered on the day of. The website examples really helped us narrow down what we wanted at the ceremony on the day of, only criticism is that we had a lot of work to do in determining those specifics. For that Price I was hoping it would be either easier or a more personal experience.
Booking was super easy and any questions I had were answered ASAP. I gave Paul most of the script and chose certain excerpts from his selection of ceremonies. Maybe 2 weeks before the wedding we were told that we would have a different officiant for our wedding. My only issue with our officiant was that he did not break up the vows into easy to remember phrases during our ceremony- he literally read out entire sentences and expected us to repeat it! He was nice and everything, but the vows could've been handled better, especially since it was never rehearsed.
We booked our officiant as Paul Camuto about a year ahead of time to try to get things out of the way and decided on our ceremony time via email about 7 months from our wedding in September 2016. We talked over the phone a few times and over email and signed an agreement to book him for our wedding and everything was good. At the end of July, I receive a text from Paul asking to verify our ceremony time which was 5:30 in Point Pleasant, NJ. He then proceeds to tell me that he is officiating another wedding at 4:30 in Hamilton, NJ and he will be there *just* about 5:30 for my ceremony. The two towns are 45 minutes away without traffic, and the day of my wedding was a Saturday with a seafood festival in town which would create a ton of traffic. I told Paul I was uncomfortable with this as there would be no guarantee that he wouldn't be late. (Traffic, previous ceremony running late, etc.) He then tells me that its not a big deal and that 99% of ceremonies don't start on time..... I told him again that I would rather ensure our officiant arrives beforehand so that we can sign the marriage license, provide final payment and not keep our guests waiting. He then refers us to his associate Gary (who ended up being great) however adds again "even though 99% of weddings don't start on time" Paul seems to miss the point that as a vendor, you are being PAID TO ARRIVE ON TIME and HE DOUBLE BOOKED HIMSELF. Paul then also tried to ask for more money for referring us to use another associate because at the time we booked the rate was lower. We refused as we already signed an agreement which thankfully he honored. However, the whole point to book our vendors early was to avoid these types of issues. In addition, Paul's attitude about respecting the ceremony start time was appalling. I had to hand off all of our negotiations to my husband because I was so annoyed.
Thankfully Gary arrived early and did a great job as our officiant, I just wish we never had to deal with Paul
Contract clearly states that officiant can be substituted. Did not double book. There are a team of officiants, offered myself or a team member.