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92 Reviews for Wedding Preacher for Hire

Recommended by 99% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Christy · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
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    Will Not Dissapoint

    Gay Lee helped make our day so special. When we talked with her during our initial meeting, she took the time to get to know us and asked us great questions about our day, what we were looking for in a ceremony, etc. She put together a great ceremony that we were delighted with and that our families enjoyed. I appreciate her making it an easy process. We had a difficult time finding someone we wanted to officiate our wedding, but when we met Gay Lee, we knew she would bring such great presence and energy to our wedding day. We were fortunate to have her a part of our day!

    Sent on 01/20/2020

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks Christy. Best to Benji. Keep in touch on Facebook or Twitter! Would love to find out how your lives unfold.
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    Erik J Pearson · Married on 07/06/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Great wedding, stress-free!

    Rev. Einstein was great to work with, from start to finish. As soon as we had our first face-to-face meeting with her we knew she was the right choice for us. She was responsive, punctual, flexible, open-minded, and easy to talk with. We needed someone to write a ceremony for us that would feel traditional but relaxed, to incorporate religious elements that our families and friends would be comfortable with. She asked us a lot of good questions, wrote a beautiful ceremony that pleased both of our families, and threw in a couple of good jokes based on what she had gotten to know about the two of us. She also ran our rehearsal, which was an invaluable service since we did not have a wedding planner.

    Planning a wedding is always going to be stressful, but Reverend Einstein took a LOT of that stress away, and my wife and I were both able to relax, enjoy the ceremony she had written, and focus on each other. I would recommend her to anyone in the area, especially if you have families with different religious backgrounds and want a ceremony that doesn't strictly adhere to one particular tradition, but respectfully acknowledges multiple traditions.

    Sent on 01/02/2020
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    Kaliane · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Highly recommend!

    Gay was so helpful during our wedding process! She asked very insightful questions during the planning stages and took all that info and wrote a beautiful ceremony! We highly recommend her!

    Sent on 01/08/2020

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thank you Kaliane. Your wedding was so very lovely. I hope you and Donald are enjoying married life. Please stay in touch if only on Facebook. Would love to know how your life unfolds. Continued blessings.
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    Parker · Married on 05/25/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Exceptional

    Reverend Gay Lee is nothing short of exceptional. She is easy and fun to to work with, an utmost professional, and is skilled in crafting the perfect ceremony to match the couple. Our wedding had a surprise tornado 10 minutes before the ceremony and she was able to keep calm, adapt to the changing circumstances, and ultimately her
    ceremony set a joyous and happy tone for the rest of the wedding despite the circumstances. She kept to the plan but was also able to seamlessly weave in fun comments on the fly about the weather - this speaks to her abilities and experience. If you're looking for the best, look no further. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 01/10/2020

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks, Parker. I will NEVER forget your wedding, that is for sure. I hope that you and Lauren had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Would love to find out how your lives unfold, if only on Facebook. Continued blessings. Gay Lee
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    Brooke · Married on 09/29/2018

    5.0
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    We loved working with Gay!!

    Gay was so helpful through our whole wedding process! She was always so organized and would remember all the details we wanted to have for our big day in every encounter we had! My wedding planner and her made the whole process seamless and delivered the exact ceremony that we wanted! I would highly recommend her and so happy to have her as part of our big day!

    Sent on 01/11/2019

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks, Brooke. What a happy day it was, and you are right. The wedding was seamless. Kudos to your wedding planner!
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    Laurel S · Married on 06/09/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Perfect fit for anyone!

    Gay Lee was absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed all the time we spent with her getting to know each other and putting together the perfect ceremony. On our wedding day, we had an escalating downpour throughout almost the entire ceremony and Gay Lee rolled with the circumstances in tune with how we were feeling about the rain and thunder--- exhilarated! We had so much fun and I am so glad we found the best fit for an officiant.

    Sent on 01/11/2019

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks, Laurel. Good memories, certainly. In fact, I would say, UNFORGETABLE. I have shared the drama of your wedding with lots of people. So much fun, looking back. Blessings to you in your lives together. Hope you'll keep in touch if only on Facebook.
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    Taryn Hassinger · Married on 04/28/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Wonderful experience

    Gay did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. She took the time to meet with us on multiple occasions to get to know us. We got many compliments on the ceremony, and it was personal and special.

    Sent on 02/01/2019

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks, Taryn, for your kind words. Sooo enjoyed working with you and Ben. Hope you have wonderful memories as do I. Continued blessings, Gay Lee
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    Gina · Married on 04/21/2018

    5.0
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    Need an officiant for wedding ceremony? Hire Gay Lee!

    We hired Gay Lee for our wedding in April 2018. We had a lovely experience! We opted to do the counseling session prior to our ceremony and spent time learning about our personalities and needs as individuals and a couple to better prepare us for our upcoming marriage. Gay Lee was kind, professional, and so easy to talk to- we learned a lot about each other and we're so happy we added on this service.

    As for the actual wedding, Gay Lee was prompt with timing and responsiveness, provided flexibility in our approach to our service (for us, we wanted a modern but traditional approach), helping to provide us with a number of readings to consider, and ceremonial approaches. We're both Christian, but wanted a more informal service, as our service was outside at Bold Rock Cidery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was perfect, she did a great job, both with the rehearsal and wedding, and we would choose her all over again to be an important part of our big day. Thank you Dr. Rev Gay Lee!

    Sent on 10/18/2019

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thank you, Gina! What a wonderful day it was. Bold Rock is a super venue for a laid-back ceremony. Continued happiness in the years to come.
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    Sandy Moore · Married on 04/14/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Officiancy isn't a competition. But if it were... Gay Lee would win.

    Gay Lee was one of the best parts of our wedding. Which is says quite a bit, considering we had a near-flawless wedding.

    I say near-flawless because it was a tad windy — tricky conditions for a lesser officiant. Gay Lee, however, rose to the occasion (and then some). We're so happy she was up there with us on the big stage, and had an awesome time getting to know her in the days prior.

    Sent on 01/17/2019

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Thanks, Sandy. I continue to have fond memories of your day. I wish you well. Would love to stay in touch if only on Facebook.
    Warmly, Gay Lee
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    Marilee · Married on 12/03/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    It is hard for me to give someone 5 stars; however, Gay truly deserves them! We had the last minute idea to get married, and Gay was not only quick to respond, she helped us decide on the perfect reading for our vows. We could not be happier with the ceremony Gay prepared for us! I would highly, HIGHLY recommend her for any wedding event!

    Sent on 12/12/2017
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    Katherine · Married on 10/29/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    My now husband and I were not local to Charlottesville, but we wanted to hire a local officiant for our wedding ceremony. Gay Lee was recommended to us by several of our vendors. We decided to reach out to her to see if she'd be available for our date, which we received a quick response from her. She went the extra mile and asked if we could meet up with her in person or via skype! We really loved that she wanted to get to know us as a couple to ensure the wedding was more personalized. When we met with her, we knew she would be the perfect officiant for our ceremony! We wanted our ceremony to be religious but with a modern undertone. She offers both secular and religious ceremonies. During our meeting, we went over a traditional religious ceremony step by step. She explained to us what we could add, drop, and any modifications that could be made. She was very flexible with our ceremony and provided suggestions on areas that we were unfamiliar with. We wanted a personalized ceremony, and she suggested the wine box ceremony. Additionally, she sent us both religious and literature reading suggestions to help us select our readings. The day of, we received so many complements regarding our ceremony and how great our officiant was! I was really happy that we picked Gay Lee as our officiant! I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a personalized religious or secular wedding ceremony.

    Sent on 12/15/2017
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    Blair · Married on 10/28/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Gay Einstein married my husband and I on October 28, 2017, and she was amazing. She had our guests engaged and everyone really enjoyed our ceremony.

    We chatted once via Facetime and once in person before the ceremony. She really made an effort to get to know us on a personal level to make our wedding day perfect. She was extremely responsive via email and by phone.

    Having never done one before, Gay was very flexible when we decided to incorporate a tree planting ceremony in place of vows.

    I would highly recommend Gay for your wedding preacher!

    Sent on 12/04/2017
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    Heather · Married on 10/07/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Words can't express how truly wonderful Gay was as our officient on our wedding day. As someone who doesn't live in the area, it was so lovely that she was flexible and easy to work with when it came to meeting ahead of time. She also facetimed us multiple times to make sure that we were all on the same page and to get to know us better. She took the time to get to know us as a couple personally and used what she found to make a personal and sweet service during our ceremony. I couldn't be happier with the choice we made, she went above and beyond to make our day special. I highly recommend her to anyone doing a destination wedding or otherwise. She was fantastic!

    Sent on 12/06/2017
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    Brigitte · Married on 09/16/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Gay Lee did a fantastic job! She was a pleasure to work with! We met her via Skype since we were initially out of the area and hit it off right away. She is very easy to work with and gives great advice/tips as she has lots of experience with weddings! She was a huge part in making sure our day went smoothly and everything turned out perfect! I would highly recommend her!

    Sent on 12/13/2017
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    alice · Married on 08/12/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Gay was wonderful and so easy to work with! She met with us several times prior to the wedding to tailor the ceremony to us, making it extra special. She also gave us unique ideas for unity ceremonies which was not something we thought we would do initially but ended up being one of our favorite moments. We highly suggest Gay as an officiant!

    Sent on 12/05/2017
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    Lauren · Married on 05/06/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    It was wonderful to have Rev. Gaylee officiate our ceremony! She provided guidance and expertise, while listening to us and making the ceremony exactly what we pictured.

    Sent on 12/05/2017
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    Kimberly · Married on 04/13/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Gay was the perfect choice for our wedding preacher. She made our ceremony perfect and unforgettable!

    Sent on 12/04/2017
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    Lindsey · Married on 09/23/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Gay Lee was amazing! We were living in another state throughout the planning of our wedding, and Gay Lee made it a point to meet with us (via Skype and in person) multiple times leading up to the wedding. We always loved our meetings with her -- she is warm, accepting, and genuinely wants to create a ceremony tailored to the couple! She crafted the most beautiful ceremony for us and we couldn't have loved it more -- our friends and family said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen! Thank you so much, Gay Lee, for making the most important part of our wedding day the best!

    Sent on 12/15/2016

    Wedding Preacher for Hire's reply:

    Hi, Lindsey--Thanks for your kind words! Hope you and Chris are enjoying life. So enjoyed being part of your special day at Kings Family! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season. Warmly, Gay Lee
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    Chelsea · Married on 06/18/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Rev Gay Lee is great at what she does. Neither my husband or I are affiliated with a church, therefore, we did not where to begin when looking for an officiant. From our first conversation with Rev Gay Lee, we were impressed with her experience, professionalism and confidence. Many phone conversations later, Rev Gay Lee helped us to plan a perfect ceremony. She made it personal, light, and the right amount of religion that we were comfortable with.

    Sent on 08/11/2016
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    Allie · Married on 04/23/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    She is the sweetest lady I have met in a very long time. She personalized the ceremony for us. It was very beautiful

    Sent on 07/21/2016
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    Justine · Married on 04/09/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Gaye Lee, Wedding Preacher for Hire. She was very kind, took the time to get to know us, and made us feel very confident about our marriage and wedding plans! She helped us organize the flow of the ceremony and even walked us through the marriage license/name change process. I would definitely recommend working with her if you want someone who is warm and takes a vested interest in you and your husband/wife's future.

    Sent on 06/14/2016
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    C · Married on 11/07/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Rev. Gay Lee Einstein was a fantastic choice to officiate our wedding. She made it clear she wanted the ceremony to reflect who we were and our values. From the initial phone interview to the first meeting, Rev. Einstein listened to our wishes about how we wanted an interfaith ceremony and then she put together the most wonderful ceremony. She was patient with our last minute day of tweaks and both the mothers kept telling us how beautiful and classy they found Rev. Einstein's work.

    Thank you Rev. Einstein for being part of our day and making our wedding so memorable.

    Sent on 11/23/2015
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    Steven · Married on 10/03/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Dr. Rev. Einstein was wonderful and we could not of asked for a better offiant.
    We also decided to attend the premarital counseling and highly recommend it as it opens your eyes so to speak.

    Sent on 11/30/2015
  • User5096875 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Gay was an absolute pleasure to work with! She took the time to get to know us as a couple, and we always had a lot of fun during our conversations with her. She was very responsive over email and ensured that we were prepared for our wedding day in terms of acquiring our marriage license (which she then handled for us after the wedding). She wrote a beautiful ceremony that was very personal and attentive; we were so touched, as were our guests. We cannot recommend her highly enough!

    Sent on 01/05/2016
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    Cara · Married on 08/29/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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    My husband and I loved Gay Lee from the start! She was so friendly and easy going, we felt like we connected with her right away. She makes you feel so comfortable and really likes to get to know the couple that she is going to officiate for. Gay Lee is so sweet, I highly recommend her for your wedding officiant!

    Sent on 09/11/2015