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Rabbi Dr. Dan S.Wiko, Officiant for Jewish, Interfaith, Gay/Lesbian, and  Secular Wedding Ceremonies
Call Today to book YOUR BIG DAY! 845-223-6075

     

 


   

ANI L'DODI V'DODI LI



My Name is Rabbi Dr. Dan Wiko, I am an ORDAINED RABBI who officiates at Jewish, Interfaith, Same-Sex & Civil Marriage Ceremonies. I will
create a Spiritually Meaningful Wedding Ceremony that reflects the indviduality of both of you as you become a couple.

By utilizing traditional Judaic ritual, customs and text and, blending in spiritual teachings and poetry as a framework, I will create the wedding ceremony that best serves your situation and desires.

I honor all faiths and am comfortable co-officiating with Christian Clergy from all denominations.

This is, after all, YOUR DAY and it should center around both of you.  Visit our Photo Album to see some of my happy couples

I am located in the Mid-Hudson River Valley and will gladly travel to wherever you intend to hold your wedding ceremony: Dutchess County, Westchester, New York City, Orange and Ultster Counties, Upstate New York and beyond.

Call me today 845-223-6075

 

 I AM AVAILABLE FOR: 

Renewal of Wedding Vows
Anniversary Re-Commitments
All Life-Cycle Events
Same-Sex Ceremonies & Vows
 Interfaith Ceremony 
Jewish & Civil Wedding Officant 
Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons & ceremonies for the unaffiliated


In order for you to find your wedding ceremony more rewarding and meaningful, I have transliterated many of the blessings and ceremony text for the benefit of those with limited or no knowledge of Hebraic words.

SERVING: Hudson River Valley, New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, Masschusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and other States.


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Spiritually Meaningful Weddings Contract to officiate:

RABBI DAN S. WIKO, PhD

7003 Chelsea Cove Drive N., Hopewell Jct., NY 12533

845-223-6075 * Email: Rabbi4Weddings@aol.com

 

 

Wedding Date: _____________                                         Time: _____________

 

Bride__________________________

Groom__________________________________

Ceremony Location __________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

 

Personal Information

                                    Groom

Bride

Address:

 

City/State/Zip:

 

Phone (home):

 

Phone (Mobile(:

 

Email Address

 

Religion:

 

Previous marriage?

 

If so, date of Divorce:

 

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Ceremony Information

 

Venue Address _________________________________________________________

Venue Phone Number_________________________

Contact Person: ______________________________

 

Agreement:

Rabbi Wiko, (the “Officiant”) will meet the couple to prepare for, plan, and officiate at the couple’s wedding at the date and time specified above. The couple agrees that the wedding will start as scheduled, or within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time. Any change in the starting time must be approved, in advance, by the Officiant. Time is of the essence of this agreement.

 

The basic honorarium for the service is $650. if the service is held in the Mid-Hudson River Valley. Any distance beyond 30 miles from Hopewell Jct. will require an additional fee of $______ to cover travel, mileage or other expenses. If there are co-officiants involved (priest, minister), a separate agreement must be entered into with them.

Unless the entire honorarium is paid upon the signing of this agreement, a deposit of $200 will be required to reserve the couple’s date. The balance should be presented to the Officiant, along with the Marriage License, on the wedding day prior to the start of the service.

 There is no charge for the planning session, phone calls or emails.

 Rehearsals are generally unnecessary, but if the couple would like Rabbi Wiko to attend a rehearsal dinner, there is an additional charge of $250 to cover time and travel. It is agreed that the rehearsal will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the Officiant and the couple.

 

Deposit paid on:  ________________  (Balance to be paid on day of ceremony)

 

Signed by Bride___________________________________

Signed by Groom__________________________________

Signed by Rabbi Dr. Wiko___________________________

 IT WILL BE MY PLEASURE TO PRESENT YOU WITH

PRINTOUT COPY OF YOUR CEREMONY!

 

May your wedding ceremony and life together be for a Blessing!

 

In order for me to make your Wedding more spiritually meaningful and a reflection of your individuality, I ask that you select what you would like included from the following list: (Yes/No)

 

  1. Sheva Brachot - Seven Blessings (Hebrew and English) ________ (Rabbi or family/friends)
  2. Reading of the Ketubah in English_______________ (Rabbi)
  3. Ceremonial Readings/Psalms (Hebrew and English)__________(Rabbi)
  4. Explanation of the Marriage Vows according to Jewish Law_____ (Rabbi)
  5. Blessing over the sharing of wine (Rabbi)
  6. Readings: from Spiritual Paths or Poetry______ (Rabbi or family/friends)
  7. Declaration of Vows_________(Bride and Groom)
  8. Exchange of Rings (Hebrew and English)____________(Bride and Groom)
  9. Priestly Blessing (Hebrew and English)_____(Rabbi or Parent)
  10. Family Candle Lighting Ceremony____________ (Couple and families)
  11. Unity Sand Ceremony to unite extended family________ (Couple and Families)
  12. Any recitations of your choice, Speakers, Etc.__________
  13. Pronouncement_____(Rabbi)
  14. Breaking of glass____(Groom)
  15. Ribbon/handfasting_____(Couple)
  16. Couple's address to each other_____
  17. Blessings under the Chupah______

 

Options:

  1. Will there be a Chupah (Tent of Marriage) Yes____, No____, Undecided____
  2. Will Groom wear a Tallis (Prayer Shawl) Yes____, No_____, Undecided____
  3. Head covering for the Jewish Groom is mandatory.

 

 

This is one of the most significant days of your life and this ceremony is

designed to reflect who each of you are as an individual and as a couple.

 

 It is implied. herewith, that, I, DAN S. WIKO, an Ordained Rabbi, upon the signing of the Civil Marriage License of your County and State and/or upon signing the Ketubah, I have performed as the officiant of record, duly authorized by the Laws of Moses and the Domestic Relations Laws of the State of New York, to create this legally binding Contract and declare you husband and wife.    

Rabbi Dr. Dan S. Wiko