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.
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!