52 Reviews for Rev. James Hary
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We researched several officiants until we decided on Rev. Hary. What made us choose him was: 1. He is a real minister, not somebody pretending with internet credentials. 2. He was very understanding as to how we wanted our ceremony and spent ample time talking with us about it. 3. His fee was on target. Our wedding was conducted with joy, professionalism, and came across with true sincerity. Rev. Hary performed a great wedding service for us and so we give our highest recommendations.
Rev. Hary did a wonderful job with our wedding. He was willing to come to our rehearsal to practice with us. We had a large group and he coordinated everyone well. He did a beautiful job of incorporating religion into our non-church wedding. We were very pleased with his services.
Rev Hary did a great job, we were very satisfied with his services!
Our wedding day was beautiful and Rev. Hary helped to make it the best day of our lives. His ceremony was moving, special and just all around enjoyable. He was an eloquent speaker and a great coach that fully prepared us. He had an amazing demeanor and a friendliness that made us feel at ease and like we had known him for years. All our guests said how much they liked the ceremony he did. Yes, HIGHLY recommend him!
I was honored to have done your wedding ceremony and enjoyed every minute of the reception. Thank-you for having me! Congratulations again and may you have many years of love and happiness.
Loni and I aren't overly religious, but we believe in God and didn't want an internet ordained pretender from some fairyland website. We contacted officiant after officiant and they either had an internet ordination, avoided a direct answer with saying "don't worry I'm licensed", or changed the subject by pointing to their reviews or offered to beat any price. We noticed that Rev. Hary was the only one with a photo inside or outside a church so we contacted him. We found that he was a genuine minister who had pastored a church and proved it to us. As far as how he did our rehearsal and wedding; he was great! The words he used touched us and our guests profoundly. His fee was reasonable and well worth it. If you want a real minister and a real good wedding, he's the best!
I'm happy that you were happy with me. I always do my best to try to please everyone. Quite the coincidence that there were 2 other couples at your wedding that I had married previously! Again, my thanks and best wishes...Rev. James Hary
Rev. James Hary was extremely nice and easy to work with. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and how we wanted our wedding. His ceremony was personal, romantic, and flowed nicely. Highly recommend him to anyone wanting a ceremony that is not simply yada yada yada!
Thank-you Gwen. I try my best with each wedding to make it so everyone 's interest is kept and no one falls asleep. You and Clark are pretty amazing yourselves and again I wish all the best for the 2 of you and especially as you prepare to move to Arizona. :) Rev. Hary
Our ceremony was the highlight of the day and Rev. Hary was spectacular. His ceremony reflected our reasons and goals for marriage and had everyone's attention. It was a very special way to start our married life together. Rev. Hary was professional, flexible, and always kept a smile on our faces. His price was very fair and honestly a bit low for how good he is. Unlike others we had contacted that wanted an arm and a leg, it's clear he isn't driven by money.
I appreciate your thoughtfulness in taking the time to submit your review and the kind words. I love to meet people such as you and that's the biggest part of why I enjoy doing what I do. :) Rev. Hary
We are so happy we chose Rev. Hary! He did an incredible job with our wedding. Our guests loved him too. He was on time, friendly to all, and extremely professional. He helped us through all the stages of planning and guided us completely. It could not have turned out better. He has a calm about him that was able to quell my nervousness and that of my bride Stacey. I cannot fully express or emphasize how stress free it was to work with him. He had the ceremony memorized and was able to make eye contact with us instead of reading out of a book. We also liked the fact that he is a real minister and not someone with one of those fishy online certificates. We had met with 2 other officiants before meeting Rev. Hary. When we asked them what church they were with, one refused to answer and abruptly ordered us out. The other one had one of those online certificates from something called Universal Life Church. On a scale of 1 to 10 Rev. Hary is a 12. Amazing man!
Although I have been celebrating weddings for many years, every couple is special to me and the two of you are no exception. The vows I normally use are good and time tested, but I always suggest and encourage couples to consider coming up with their own vows as a more personalized alternative. The personal vows that you and Stacey created obviously showed the depth of your love of one another and had me a little teary eyed as you shared your innermost thoughts and feelings. It made for a very nice touch to say the least. I fully agree with what you said about people with fishy online certificates. Legal I don't know, but certainly not ethical in my opinion. Would anyone want a dentist with one of those? I thank-you for your kind spirited review of me and my hope is continued happiness always.
Rev. Hary is very good at what he does and how he does it. Our ceremony was traditional and yet he made it unique and personalized. He made time to meet with us and discuss all aspects of our ceremony before we hired him. He also fit the time for this meeting to our schedule, not his. He was very helpful in getting our rehearsal done so that it made things easy for everyone. The manager at our venue was also impressed by how well he did our rehearsal and wedding. She said that most of the officiants she has seen fumble and stumble like it's their first time. Rev. Hary also has a fun side to him. He is a joyful person and has a great sense of humor. We truly feel we had the best officiant anyone could ask for and recommend him to anyone 100%.
Thank-you Donna and Brad for your wonderful review. It was my honor to have done your wedding and I especially appreciated that you included me for dinner at your reception. Most of the time I just end up at McDonalds. I had a great time talking with Uncle Ed and Aunt Joan who were at my table. Such a small world to find out they were born in the same town I was. The polka band had very talented musicians and they really knew how to get everyone up and dancing. Your story of how you met as a result of a flood will probably come to my mind every time it rains. I wish you a fulfilling marriage and encourage you both to share your similarities and celebrate your love for one another each and every day in every possible way.
Rev. James Hary performed a wonderful service that was especially speedy, just like we wanted. The issues I had were that he didn't tell us what our vows would be prior to the day of, even though we asked. I made sure certain things were not going to be in there, which he accommodated, but he never actually told us what we were going to vow to prior to. Another issue I had was he snapped at myself and the venue coordinator, which was incredibly unprofessional and made me feel very uncomfortable on the day of the rehearsal. I'm hoping he was just having an off day.
It's obvious he's done this many times and he's comfortable up there and won't mess anything up, but his professionalism might need a little work. He takes marrying two people very seriously, so he will absolutely show on the big day - no matter if there is a tornado, blizzard, or otherwise. He assured us of that (which is important when you get married in Cleveland at the end of January). He is well-worth the price.
Perhaps they forgot, but I had gone over the vows months earlier when I met the couple and they did not ask for copies. The vows were simple repeat after me. Nothing to memorize for them. Nothing that would conflict with what they wanted. No tongue twisting words. It all went "wonderful" as she said, so I don't get it? The rehearsal was already 30 minutes late due to confusion by the coordinator as to how to start. I simply stepped in and got it in motion and organized as I was hired to do. I deny any negative attitude. After the wedding the bride, groom, and guests all expressed pleasure with my ceremony. The coordinator asked for my business cards and said she would put me on their referral list. Prior to this review no-one contacted me to discuss any of the issues raised. Even so, I sincerely wish much happiness for this couple.
Rev. Hary was helpful and supportive with making sure the ceremony went off without a hitch. He knew exactly how to keep us calm in front of everyone and I would highly recommend him to anyone planning to get married.
Rev. Hary's ceremony was a true blessing and reflected our love to one another with just the right amount of focus on what marriage is about and he helped us to personalize our vows which made it all the more special. Rev. Hary was thoughtful, considerate, and flexible throughout the whole process. He was worth much more than what he charged. So glad we found him!
I am so glad I trusted Rev. Hary to be the officiant of my wedding. He is truly a gem! On time, organized, and was just overall great.
Officiant Rev. James Hary was wonderful, helpful, and attentive to quickly responding to questions leading up to the wedding. I could not have asked for a smoother, more pleasant person to have done my wedding and his ceremony was fantastic.
Rev. Hary seems to truly understand how brides and grooms feel at this important and special time. The way he did our ceremony showed his care in making our wedding day great. We are middle-aged, but I could see how he could identify and connect with any one of any marital age. Very flexible and easy going! We received glowing feedback from our guests and so we give our complete 5 star recommendation of him.
Rev. Hary was extremely responsive to all of our e-mails and phone calls and our wedding was so thrilling in a large part due to him and his ceremony. So glad we were able to book him!
Rev. Hary was professional, sweet, and smoothly helped us through the planning process. EVERYONE raved about how good his ceremony was. Our thanks to him for making our day so memorable!
Everything was perfect with Rev. Hary. We were a bit nervous with the idea of finding an officiant online, but with what we read about him in reviews and seeing that unlike the other officiants, he pastored an actual church, we hired him. He was awesome and no disappointments at all.
He was enjoyable to be around and he exceeded our expectations. From the first time we talked to him we knew he was right for us. We are so happy we had him marry us!
Rev. Hary guided us through our options and gave us plenty of suggestions as "food for thought" as we put our wedding together. He made it so easy for us and yet so meaningful. Our ceremony went smoothly and all of our guests expressed that they enjoyed it immensely. We had at least 4 people tell us that if they got married again, they would want Rev. Hary to do their wedding! Based on the excellent service I received, I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a wedding officiant.
He did a spectacular job at our wedding and had a great personality and sense of humor. Very organized and easy to communicate with. No surprise he was highly recommended by our venue. Thanks again Rev. Hary, you made our day!
Rev. Hary did so much more than just marry us. Neither of us had been married before, so we were pretty much clueless from how and where to get the marriage license and all of the other things that go into planning a wedding. Right from when we first spoke with Rev. Hary we could see that he was someone with alot of experience, enthusiasm, and loved to marry people. He was patient with us and explained everything to us in a way we could easily understand. He definitely eased our worries. He was great at the rehearsal and his instructions were clear, concise, and made all of us feel much more confident. This made doing the actual wedding so much more stress free and jitter free. With his added sense of humor it was truly a wonderful event in our lives and a day we will cherish forever. He was also very "budget friendly" in terms of his fee. We had gotten some quotes from other officiants ranging from an arm and a leg, to cheap but did not seem to have the expertise of Rev. Hary. We didn't want to be penny wise and dollar foolish and end up with amateur hour! After the wedding we were given nothing but praises by our guests about the ceremony and so from our experience we fully recommend Rev. Hary.
We were pleased and happy with Rev. Hary's ceremony that he did for us. A really good guy!
We were pleased and happy with Rev. Hary's ceremony that he did for us. Our wedding party was very large with 8 on each side plus 2 ring bearers and 2 flower girls. The rehearsal went great with Rev. Hary getting everyone to understand what to do, where to stand, and how to walk in and out. I can't fully express just how good Rev. Hary was. One of the nicest things was that he didn't read out of a book or from a script. He had everything memorized!
His price was acceptable and he earned it. He gave us a marvelous wedding and was totally delightful throughout the whole process and his honesty was priceless. Good communicator all the way through and is definitely good at what he does!