You might recognize our sponsor The Reverend D (the fabulous lady in the middle) as the fabulous bride from DonnaMarie & Ricky's unholy union and heavy metal cabaret wedding. In fact, it was her own wedding that inspired DonnaMarie to become an officiant. As she explains…
When I first got engaged, I literally spent hours and hours typing words like “offbeat, gothic, punk, metal, sci-fi, gay and lesbian, Halloween, funny” and “rock and roll” combined with “NYC wedding officiant” into search engines in a futile attempt to find someone I could actually relate to. For the most part, the results seemed a bit lacking in the offbeat category and a LOT lacking in the fun category.
So DonnaMarie became “the Reverend D” — a bad-ass offbeat wedding officiant — and filled that wonderful niche. What makes The Reverend D so bad-ass? Oh so many things…
Want an Officiant who tells dirty jokes? Leads a pagan hand-fasting ritual? Incorporates your performance art into the service? Belts out a rock and roll love song for you and your significant other? Dresses like Elvira for your Halloween wedding? Reads the entire service in Klingon? Or who FINALLY gets to perform legal, same-sex ceremonies with simple beauty and dignity? Or maybe you just want someone who understands your lifestyle and thinks it's awesome.
No idea is too wild, too weird, or yes, even too normal. Your wedding can be anything you want it to be; my only goal is to help you achieve it.
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DonnaMarie will absolutely go above and beyond to make you happy — down to wearing the clothes YOU want her to wear and the book you want her to hold. Want the Reverend D to read from a Wonder Woman book and wear your wedding colors while she performs your ceremony? Of course she will!
I figure if I'm gonna photobomb every picture of your ceremony, I ought to look like I belong. I don't want you looking through your album in 10 years and saying, “Ugh, I can't believe she wore that.
So how much does all this bad-ass officiant-ing cost? Even The Reverend D's pricing is bad-ass…
As a DIY bride who was paying for her own wedding, it both offended and annoyed me that officiants charged an awful lot of money for what would essentially boil down to 10-20 minutes of my life. Weddings are expensive enough without a total stranger demanding a ton of cash to perform a service pretending she's known you forever.
So DonnaMarie charges one affordable, all-inclusive price AND has a price match guarantee. If anyone can find another officiant who does absolutely everything that she does, show the Reverend D the lower price quote in writing and she'll match it.
Plus every wedding ceremony the Reverend D performs is custom made just for you.
I know exactly what it's like to wander from the beaten wedding aisle and I love helping other couples create their own unique traditions. I go out of my way to make the process fun and stress-free, and I am open to any ideas you're willing to throw at me.
So stop your frustrating and ferocious Googling for a bad-ass New York wedding officiant, and let the Reverend D craft your awesome wedding ceremony!
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Comments on The Reverend D is the offbeat NY wedding officiant you’ve been searching for!
If I lived in NY, I would have hired her. If I could have afforded to fly her to FL, I would have. She sounds beyond awesome.
This is so awesome. I remember D from the Tribe and her badass wedding. My favorite vendor posts are those that feature OBBs.
Does she want to fly to NZ? 😛
YES!! Unfortunately, though, travel expenses are paid by the couple, so that probably doesn’t help you very much. But if I hit the Lotto anytime soon, I’ll fly there on my own dime and do your service for free.
I’ve totally been looking for an officiant that will do my ceremony the super multicultural vague scifi nerd reference way I want it to be done. Definitely will be bookmarking this, hopefully she likes Hawai’i!
Although Rev D is not my officiant we spoke briefly of having that as a possibility. Due to schedule changes we were unfortunately unable to work with her. HOWEVER, she is awesome! My brief encounter with her left me super happy. Not only was she willing to work with us and our budget we clicked right away. When she saw that our schedules didn’t match she put us in contact with another reliable officiant and made sure I had other resources. Although i was bummed to let her go I must say i was impressed with her both as a person and worker. SHE is super duper awesome and if you want a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony that is meaningful, Rev D if your woman!
Joy, you are beyond awesome. So sorry our schedules didn’t work out, but I know your wedding will be great! Thank you so much!! xoxo
I got ordained to do my cousin’s wedding a couple of years ago. I want to be her, but I live in Oklahoma and would have no idea where to start.
I think the point is that Rev D is unique because she is herself, and you should be yourself! That’s your starting point. Think about what you can offer couples, and what kind of ceremonies resonate with you. Don’t force something that doesn’t sit well with you – people can tell straight away if you’re genuine or not. Good luck with it all.
She is AWESOME beyond words! (That’s me + my hubby in the photo with the WW book). If you live in the greater NY area HIRE HER NOW. You won’t be disappointed.
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