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(Kim) We chose Bill Donovan for our special day and could not have been more pleased. Every meeting with him was wonderful and he totally knows what he's doing. We had considered having "friends of friends" marry us at one point - what a disaster that would have been. Bill told us he did something like 70 ceremonies in 2016 - we knew he was the right guy to help lead us through this process. My fiancé also loved that Bill was from Boston as we had several Boston folks attending our wedding here in town. Do not hesitate to chose Bill as your guy! We said in the end we were sad our day was over as we'd not get to hang out with Bill again....but the ceremony went off without a hitch and he was 100% professional and wonderful the entire time. Highly recommend!

(Anna) I cannot say enough good things about Bill Donovan! During our first phone conversation with Bill we immediately knew he was going to be perfect for us. He was lighthearted and funny but also extremely professional. He was in contact with us very regularly leading up to our wedding to make sure that we had everything taken care of. Bill provided checklists for us with items and suggestions that we wouldn't have thought about! He really was the perfect officiant for our wedding on 9/23/16. We received SO MANY compliments about him! Everyone thought he was a friend or uncle that knew us our whole lives/relationship. If I could give Bill more than 5/5 stars I would, he was absolutely amazing! I honestly had a friend say she wanted to get divorced just so she could get married again by him (joking of course)! I see a vow renewal in our future :) 

Thank you, Bill, for making our special day perfect - we couldn't have asked for anything better!!

(Jacqueline) Bill D. was simply outstanding! He helped us through every step of the planning process, and took care of every detail regarding our ceremony. We upgraded to the Vintage written ceremony option, and Bill spent so much time revising & writing things so it was just perfect. We received countless compliments from our friends & family as well about how funny & awesome our officiant was! It truly felt like we had a friend officiating, even though we've only known bill for a short time, the ceremony felt very personal for us.

(Natalie) My husband and I were amazed by the service we received.  When we first met with our officiant (Bill) he was very helpful in showing us how we could make our wedding creative and unique to us. One of my favorite ideas he came up with was how to recognize my deceased father. After our wedding we got many comments about how wonderful our ceremony was. It was great to hear that our guests enjoyed our ceremony as much as we did!

(Jessica) We were in a huge bind when our original wedding officiant/friend had an emergency and had to cancel his travel plans two weeks before our wedding. Through a quick google search I stumbled upon Lyssabeth's and sent them a frantic email in hopes they'd have someone available on such short notice. Maureen was extremely prompt in returning my email and hooked us up with Bill Donovan. He was more than amazing and he radiates positivity. You can absolutely tell that being a wedding officiant isn't just a job for Bill. He was excited to be a part of our wedding and extremely professional and knowledgeable. Not to mention personable and friendly. We weren't able to have our friend officiate but Bill felt like an old friend.

(Rose) William Donovan was our officiant and he was wonderful. We used the second time around ceremony and everyone at our wedding was in awe of the words. Bill was a blessing. He made us feel very comfortable, and he was there to bring a smile to all of our guests with his wit. I don't think our wedding would have been so calming without Bill and all of his wonderful attributes. You won't be sorry.

(Juli) I had Bill Donovan for my officiant, I did the cheapest package which made me a little nervous considering he was going to be the main guy for the Ceremony and I didn't know anything about him, however everything was awesome!
Our first phone call was really all that was needed, he made us feel so much better and really is the kind of guy where you meet him once and automatically feel like you've known him your whole life! He was super nice and got everyone to laugh during the ceremony which really helped the vibe stay upbeat and positive! The wording was perfect! Short but straight to the point! I was super pleased with everything!

(Amie) We had William (Bill) Donovan as our wedding officiant. He was amazing through the whole process. Bill really loves what he does and it absolutely shows in his work. He was very responsive and helpful through the process of planning our ceremony. Bill had great ideas and helped us create a beautiful wedding. We were so happy and comfortable with Bill. The day of the wedding he checked on both bride and groom and was so professional. If you want someone who really cares and takes the time to get to know you I would choose Bill.

(Danielle) Bill Donovan was amazing. We are so pleased that he was able to incorporate humor into our ceremony! The speech/toast he gave was so amazing considering he had only known us a short amount of time. I highly recommend him to anyone who is getting married.

(Rikki) We used Bill Donovan as our wedding officiant, and he exceeded our expectations! From the first time we met, he was so enjoyable to be around. He loved hearing our story and really tailored the ceremony to be just about us. We got to choose exactly what was said, and we went back and forth with several drafts before coming up with the final ceremony draft. Everything went perfectly on the wedding day, and we felt so comfortable having him up there to marry us. Truly a magical experience! I'd highly recommend Bill especially if you are looking for a custom ceremony that is all your own.

(Matt) We can't thank Bill enough for being a wonderful and fantastic addition to our wedding day. We truly appreciate all of the effort and thoughtfulness that he put into our ceremony. Not only did our ceremony blow away the two of us, but we had virtually every single attendee tell us “that was the best ceremony ever” and “you could really tell that Bill cared about you two” and “WOW, your wedding officiant did an amazing job.”

To be honest, the quotes could just keep coming. Bill was the best person that we could have ever asked for. He was easy to work with, extremely detail oriented, calm, enthusiastic, structured, passionate, and it was an utterly remarkable experience.

Thanks again so much Bill. We will always have great memories of working with you.

(Dan & Doug) I just wanted to write and tell you all how much we think of Bill Donovan. Bill officiated our civil union service last Sunday, 8-25-13. He did an amazing job! I had friends and family members asking me, after the service, where we found Bill because they enjoyed his style and presence at the ceremony so much.

With the laws changing so rapidly across the country, I think that gay marriage and civil unions are going to become more and more commonplace. So I think there is going to be a strong market for officiants who let people know they are open and accepting.

Bill certainly is one of those officiants. He treated Doug and I with great respect from the minute we met him. He was open that we were his first gay couple, but you would never have known it. It seemed like it was something he had done many times before - probably because he just treated us like any other couple. That was all we wanted. And because he treated us that way, it felt very comfortable and easy, and we trusted that he knew what he was doing. When you are hiring so many professionals for your big day, you don't want to end up second guessing your decisions about who you hired. We never had a moments hesitation with Bill. We knew right after meeting him that he was the right fit for us.

(Alyssa) We were so pleased with William Donovan who was our officiant on our wedding day. He was amazing and we received many compliments from guests on how friendly and perfect he was. We are so grateful and appreciate the service that he performed. He helped make our day memorable.Thank you Bill!

(Kyle & Haylee) My wife and I have nothing but great things to say about Bill’s ceremony. His attention to detail leading up to our wedding and his expert delivery on our wedding day helped create a ceremony that we will never forget. To this day, everyone that was at our wedding still talks about how great Bill was and many of our friends can’t wait to hire Bill as their officiant!

If you are looking for an officiant for your wedding, elopement, or any other event, I would highly recommend Bill. He genuinely cares about every single event he emcees and will do everything he can to deliver a tailor-made ceremony sure to impress everyone in attendance.

(Shannon) Bill, I can't say thank you enough. Every single family member asked, "Where did Bill come from? It's like he's family!"  You have an incredible gift Bill, thank you for bringing that Gift and Blessing to my Mom and Dad and all of us that got to share in this very special day.


(postscript from Bill): By the way, Dan & Doug were officially married on their 2nd anniversary and, through their gracious offer, I was invited to their home to perform their wedding ceremony.

To Maureen Thomson and Jeremy Myers; thank you for your friendship, guidance, and training.

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