As a non-denominational minister who creates and performs personal and meaningful wedding ceremonies, I embrace people of all sexual orientations and ethnicities and will work with you to prepare a customized ceremony that reflects your needs, beliefs, and values.

I live in Essex County, NJ and perform ceremonies in northern and central New Jersey, New York City and surrounding counties, and eastern Pennsylvania. 

Please ask about venues outside of this area, as I am willing to consider exceptions.

The Process
Selection of an officiant is an important decision.  Both of you must feel comfortable with the officiant, as he will assist you in setting the tone of your ceremony.  I will work with you to create the perfect words for your special day and can serve as a resource and guide in the development of your ceremony.

Our First Meeting
Contact me as soon as you have set the date for your ceremony.  Our first meeting will be an informal session where we can get to know one another.

We will discuss your relationship, beliefs, life circumstances, family traditions, and how to customize a ceremony to suit your taste.  You can ask specific questions about writing your vows, inclusion of religious elements or traditional rituals particular to your background.

We will also review the process for obtaining a marriage license.

Follow Up
If you choose to move ahead, we will sign a contract outlining the terms of our agreement, and a draft of the ceremony will be prepared for your review.  Your changes, corrections, additions and deletions will be incorporated until you are satisfied with the final result.

When possible, the ceremony should be completed about a month ahead of time, so the details do not get caught up in the last-minute flurry of activity.  To reach this goal, we will establish mutually acceptable timelines to review the initial and final drafts.

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Officiant of Weddings
(201) 396-9689

For appointments, questions, or date availability call or text me at your convenience!

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Minister Alan

Also registered to perform ceremonies in New York City