I contacted Claire for an event very short notice but made me feel very comfortable and special on my wedding day. My family loved her as well. I would recommend her a million times over! More...
From the first time we met her, my husband and I knew she was the perfect officiant for us. We cancelled our appointments with other ministers we had that week and booked her right away! She put together a stellar ceremony of our dreams and customized it PERFECTLY in terms of content, timing, and performance. If you are looking for an articulate minister who is willing to go the extra mile and accomodate your preferences, book Rev. Claire M. Schwartz!
Claire was ready and offered to orchestrate the whole ceremony, including directing the procession and the music. She honored our plans to let the venue direct the processional aspect, and we were blown away by how respectfully and professionally she worked with the maitre D at our venue (Valley Regency in Clifton, NJ). She came to the rehearsal and ran through the key parts and prepared us for any bumps. The part we loved best about the ceremony was how she weaved together a heartfelt story about how my husband and I met and fell in love. We requested her to perform a 10 minute ceremony and she delivered! Our guests laughed and cried during our ceremony, and afterwards, many came up to us and our parents and remarked how wonderful our officiant was! She was a hit!
In planning and performing the ceremony, we saw how her prior experiences in performance arts were truly invaluable. We initially planned to have the ceremony outside in the gardens, but as luck would have it, it began raining 1.5 hours before the ceremony and she calmly worked with our venue and musicians to rehearse and perform the ceremony indoors. No stranger to improvisation, there was another part during the actual ceremony when a 2 year old girl fell off her seat and started to cry loudly and uncontrollably. Rev. Schwartz responded to the situation perfectly with grace and a bit of of humor, and the ceremony continued without skipping a beat.
In summary, we give Rev. Claire M. Schwartz our HIGHEST recommendation! More...
We absolutely love the service provided you have mad our wedding day easy and I would definitely recommend u to anyone very nice a genuine thanks
Luis & Tony
Claire, what can we say? We met Claire and it was an instant connection over the phone! We made an arrangement to meet and she took the time to listen and get to know us over a short period of time! She created a beautiful ceremony with opening remarks that touched all our hearts and continued in that vein through out our ceremony!
We could not have picked a better person to preform our same sex marriage .
She has a fabulous speaking voice is kind hearted and a new friend to cherish!
We highly recommend herM More...
Claire was a invaluable source of help and support with our wedding planning, ceremony, and reception. When we got started with the wedding plans we had no idea where to start with all the details. Claire was able to procure resources so we could start to put together our vows and create the type of ceremony that reflected our values, and was there to advise us throughout the process. She also collaborated with the other wedding professionals such as the DJ and wedding hall staff, and headed up the wedding rehearsal. Claire helped us to stay true to our own wishes and desires, while navigating difficult interactions with family members and other professionals in the business. More...
I would recommend Claire to anyone who is looking for a professional, organized and articulate officiant. My wife and I interviewed many individuals and Claire impressed us the most. She went above and beyond what was required of her and provided insight and advice on issues we had not even thought about.
The day of, Claire was on time, coordinating with the venue to make sure audio was working and the layout was correct. We had a little bit of an issue as the shuttles taking people from the hotel to the venue was running late, Claire kept everyone (me) very calm and handled the situation perfectly. Would recommend. More...