Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony
A Memory We Will Never ForgetReviewed on 11/14/2013 Donn E
My husband and I live in Las Vegas. Dave helped us plan our special day via email and telephone. He was always available to answer questions, as well as make suggestions. (We would have never thought of getting married under Marilyn Monroe's statue...it was amazing!) There is no doubt in our minds that Dave is the reason we will always have these wonderful memories to cherish. Thank you Dave!
Thank you, "Weddings by Dave" and Dave, especiallyReviewed on 10/03/2013 Jack W
Dave, You made our wedding a thing of joy. You made it stress free. You made our family and friends feel very welcome. You made Lyn and me laugh and cry ... often at the same time. Your ceremony and professional attitude far outshined our expectations. We cannot say enough nice things about you. Once again, thank you for being our right choice for a Wedding Officiant. Jack & Lyn
5 Stars for Dave!Reviewed on 10/02/2013
Dave did a beautiful job officiating our wedding. He took the time to get to know the grooms in advance of the ceremony, asked lots of questions, and guided us through the process. Not only did Dave advise us on how to write our own vows, he also helped us shape the tone of the entire ceremony, in order to reflect the personalities of the grooms. On the day of the ceremony, Dave arrived early, talked us through the ceremony (an impromptu rehearsal), and generally made sure that we were both feeling centered and happy. His remarks were fun and clever, and also featured quite a bit of humor, which was something we specifically requested. We received many compliments on the ceremony, and people singled out Dave for praise as being fun and clever. We highly recommend Dave to anyone who is planning a marriage ceremony. He's a class act all the way!
Glad we selected Dave!Reviewed on 9/26/2013 Dennis T
We wanted a simple, relaxed, fun wedding. Dave delivered the goods with a highly customized ceremony that included our special interests and our love for one another.. Mission accomplished.
A Thorough ProfessionalReviewed on 9/14/2013 Jeremy P
Thank you Dave for making the wedding process as painless as possible. I can't believe you married Jackie and me in a Starbucks. We said we wanted it very low key and you helped us accomplish our goal. I realize this wasn't your traditional wedding but it was everything we wanted.
Highly RecommendedReviewed on 9/10/2013 Tom E
We chose Weddings by Dave based on the recommendation of friends he had married. We'd attended their wedding and found him to be charming and professional. On our wedding day he arrived at the appointed time and met with us privately to calm us down. He wanted us not to worry about anything involving the ceremony and he did everything from providing a cue sheet for the musicians, organizing our procession and recession, and running the ceremony as efficiently as the Captain of a ship. Both Cal and I had nothing to worry about. Dave is a true professional. We recommend him highly! Tom and Cal
Weddings by Dave * * * * *Reviewed on 9/07/2013 Ricky C
We didn't really know what we wanted. We wanted to be married, we knew that. That is about all we knew. When we talked with Dave on the phone, he was able to get us to focus. To get us to focus on what was important to us and what lifetime memories we wanted. He was professional and yet loving and supportive at the same time. When it came time for the actual ceremony I was a bundle of nerves. Dave just took my hand and smiled. That was enough. I relaxed immediately. That is a pretty powerful talent he has there. The ceremony went off without a hitch. It was short and very personal to the two of us. We made the right choice selecting Dave to officiate at our ceremony. Thank you Dave. We are "partners in life" because of you. RICKY and TOM
Muy Bueno!Reviewed on 9/01/2013 Paula G
We had a wonderful wedding. Lots of flowers, mariachis, beautiful clothes, fantastic food, happy friends, and Dave. He added as much to the fiesta feel as all the other elements. Muchas gracias, Weddings by Dave. Paula and Paulo
He Did His Job WellReviewed on 9/01/2013 Jeff O
He did everything correctly and we're legally married.
Dave ListenedReviewed on 8/31/2013 Remo N
Dave was not our original choice for an Officiant. We had chosen a women who advertises frequently in Palm Springs. It was a big mistake. She called back after our initial consultation to say she really didn't believe in gay marriage. We then called Weddings by Dave who we found on Facebook. At his suggestion, we Skype'd together and spent a few minutes getting to know one another. He then got down to business. He asked us to describe our fantasy wedding ceremony. Justin and I threw out ideas. We threw out a lot of ideas and Dave helped us narrow it down to what was most important to the two of us. Much to our amazement, Dave listened. Our ceremony was everything we'd discussed. Every single thing. By the time the ceremony was over, both Justin and I had tears streaming down our faces. We'd highly recommend Dave to any couple who wants more than a boilerplate wedding ceremony.
He fit our needs like a gloveReviewed on 8/18/2013 Kelly S
Robert and I were so impressed by Dave's attention to detail. We gave him very little notice. 48 hours. He delivered on his promise to make our ceremony personal and a reflection of love. My father who hates everybody, couldn't stop talking about how Dave "nailed it." My mother invited him to brunch the next day. I understand he enchanted everybody over his Eggs Benedict and fresh fruit. Robert and I weren't there. We were enjoying the tropical breezes of Hawaii. Thank you Dave for making our wedding day a memory for life.
Thank you Weddings by DaveReviewed on 7/29/2013 Carol S
Dave made our wedding ceremony special. He obviously loves what he does and his love carried over to both Shelly and me (and to all of our guests). Thank you Weddings by Dave. We are so happy we chose you to marry us. Shelly and Carol
WE ELOPEDReviewed on 7/19/2013 Ron F
This was a last minute decision. We'd gotten our marriage license last week and it was in the glove compartment of our car. We had planned to go to City Hall next week when Kevin's mother visits us. But as we headed out to Palm Springs to visit some friends for a day or two we thought why not now? I found Weddings by Dave on FaceBook. One of his reviews led me to the Wedding Channel and here I am. We called Dave at noon and were surprised that he was available on such short notice. We wanted a no frills wedding. Just the two of us and one witness. After talking on the phone with Dave we gave it a shot. He was thoroughly professional. He treated us both with respect and sincerity. At our request the ceremony lasted maybe 10 minutes. Exactly what we wanted. At 3 pm we were single. A 3:10 pm we were married. Thank you Dave. We felt in good hands. Ron & Kevin Friday, July 19, 2013
The Wedding We Always Dreamed Of.Reviewed on 7/15/2013 Russ M
Dick and I knew we wanted to be married at our home in the desert. We started making plans long before the overthrow of California's Proposition 8. We interviewed marriage officiants almost immediately. The first seven we talked with all were fine until they realized that both of us were male. Two said "It's illegal" and five suddenly became overly sweet and talked to us as if we were school children. Then we talked to Dave. We'd seen his website and it spoke to our sensibilities. Dave was immediately engaging. He answered all of our questions. Made suggestions we hadn't considered. He spoke to us in a professional, yet friendly tone. He suggested we meet for coffee to see if the three of us felt that he was the right man for the job. We walked away from that meeting thinking "What a prince of a guy!" We both felt that we'd known him for years. When the Supreme Court announced its decision, we were on the telephone with Dave within the hour. We scheduled 3 pm on Saturday, July 13th as the date and time. Dick and I were elated. Per our agreement, he arrived at our home at 2 pm on the dot. He was better prepared than the two of us. We were acting like nervous nellies. He immediately calmed us down. He assured us that the ceremony would go off without a hitch. He then walked us and our two best men through the logistics. His calm demeanor and authoritative attitude made us totally relax. As he promised, the ceremony was beautiful. Dave made it incredibly personal. He talked briefly about how Dick and I had met. He gave his views on love and respect. He even mentioned that our separate record collections were now legally joined. I can't imagine any couple not benefiting from Dave's total caring. This was not just a job for him. It felt as if he were wedding two of his oldest friends together in what he called "Loving Matrimony." Thank you, Dave. You helped make this the best single day of our lives. Russell and Dick Encino/Palm Springs, CA