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Officiant in Montclair, NJ,
(973) 464-1374

About Us

Based in Montclair, New Jersey, The Heart of the Wedding offers wedding officiant services throughout New York and New Jersey. Officiant Gerald Fierst is a Civil Celebrant and Interfaith Minister who creates unique and memorable ceremonies that tell your love story your way. Gerry is a renowned storyteller who has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and at various universities and cultural centers across the United States. He has officiated hundreds of weddings throughout the Northeast and brings his exceptional public speaking skills to each of these celebrations.

Services Offered
The Heart of the Wedding presides over nuptials and civil services of all religions and traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Chinese, and South Asian. He will work with you and your partner to craft an exchange of vows that reflects your backgrounds, values, and the future you’ve imagined together. He is a proud officiant for the LGBTQ community and has conducted same-sex ceremonies everywhere from Greenwich Village to Williamsburg art galleries. This minister is licensed to perform weddings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

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  • We had an amazing ceremony performed by Gerald! The location he suggested was in the middle of the Liberty State Park and the view was absolutely gorgeous, perfect for videos and photos.

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    And such a wonderful sound of applause from all the on lookers as I pronounced you husband and wife- A wonderful feeling for everyone to see two people going off to the future together

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 752.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 359.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 151.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, No Denomination, Taoist

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CT, DC, MA, NJ, NY, PA, WA

    What languages do you speak?


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