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The Premier Officiant for Your Perfect New York City Wedding
(Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey, too!)

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Congratulations On Your Upcoming Wedding!

Peter Boruchowitz registered wedding officiant, ordained clergyman, secular celebrant

Bride,  Groom,and NYC Wedding Officiant smile at guests

"Peter's warmth, charm and impeccable public speaking skills set him apart from the other officiants we were considering." - Justine (wedding: 6/12/21)

Your perfect wedding starts with your perfect ceremony®. It's traditional or modern, spiritual or secular, short & sweet, or a reflection of your cultures. Or mix and match! You can have exactly what you want, and it will always be memorable, meaningful and respectful of your values.

Whether you choose an intimate elopement in New York City's Central Park, a candle-lit house of worship filled with family and friends, a grand wedding at your reception venue with hundreds of guests, or a private ceremony at your home, let me share in your hopes and dreams and make your day the best it can be.

Planning a Wedding Ceremony

Child watches NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz preside over his parent's ring exchange

" Peter is detailed, efficient, and knowledgeable in each interaction throughout the ceremony-planning process." - Amber (wedding: 8/26 /21)

If you're having an intimate elopement, the ceremony is everything. If you're having a grand affair, the ceremony is the reason for the party. So take a moment to imagine your ceremony. I believe your wedding ceremony should match your wedding day vision.

Few couples consider their wedding ceremony until they hire an officiant, so there's no need to stress. As your officiant, I will create a ceremony that reflects your relationship, as you define it. I am passionate that each Wedding Ceremony is as distinctive as each couple.

The only element that is legally required in your New York wedding ceremony is that you actually say "I do", or any other verbal form of "yes", as consent to enter into your marriage. Everything else that happens is up to you. Therefore, should you choose, I welcome your participation in preparing your ceremony. Whether you write your own vows or select from my diverse library of spiritual and civil ceremonies, I will compose all those feelings that are often difficult to express in words into a pronouncement of love uniquely for your wedding day.

Wedding Ceremony Choices

Happy bride makes groom and NYC Wedding Officiant laugh

" Peter kept tradition and love alive in our ceremony. He was able to craft a ceremony that weaved in elements from both our faiths with a modern twist. Bring your tissues when Peter delivers the ceremony." - Luke (wedding: 12/9/20)

Many couples don't know all of the options they have in planning a wedding ceremony. You can choose to have a religious, an interfaith, a spiritual, but secular, or a civil ceremony. You can choose to include traditional cultural rituals, modern unity rituals, or even make up your own. Maybe you want to include readings or have a role in the ceremony to include close friends or family members. You might want to write your own vows. You might even be asking, "Why would I want to do all that?" As your wedding officiant, I will answer all of your questions and guide you through your choices. While we discover what makes your perfect wedding ceremony, remember that there is no right or wrong.

Get Started On Your Wedding Ceremony

NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz with bride and groom holding hands in church
Wedding Officiant presides over Interfaith Hindu wedding ceremony in NYC
Guests witness LGBT wedding ceremony at the Ladies Pavilion in NYC's Central Park with Peter Boruchowitz
Bride and Groom get married at Yankee Stadium by NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz
NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz watches Bride and Groom's first kiss at their Central Park Wedding
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen watch NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz perform wedding ceremony
Bridesmaids with bouquets smile at wedding couple and officiant during Williamsburg Brooklyn Rooftop Wedding
NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz pronounces the Bride and Groom married in front of guests at the Brooklyn Winery

"Having Peter as our officiant may have been one of the best decisions we could have made. We are still receiving compliments from everyone who witnessed our ceremony!" - Alicia (wedding: 4/18/21)

Call me, email me, or fill out the form below to find out if I'm available on your wedding day. We can plan to meet in person, via skype or on the phone. Then, tell me your love story, and I will create and perform a marriage ceremony that will be the heart of your wedding day.

Be sure to read my reviews to see what other couples say about my officiant services, and check out my answers to questions I'm asked all the time.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC's weekday services begin at $600. For a comprehensive look at services and costs, please refer to our fee page.

Allow Our Wedding Officiant NYC to be part of your special day. Delayed and postponed 2021 weddings have resulted in unusually high advanced bookings for 2022, so please check our availability early. To accommodate couples' expanded wedding planning timeframes, we are now accepting bookings through the entire 2023 calendar year.

Meet NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz





Weddings In The Time of Covid-19

VIRTUAL/ONLINE WEDDING CEREMONIES HAVE ENDED!

Double Happiness online wedding with bride and groom in New York, guests from across the world, and wedding officiant Peter Boruchowitz via Zoom

Online wedding ceremonies ended on June 25, 2021. The City Clerk will no longer process Marriage Licenses for ceremonies which occurred via videoconference.

While you can no longer get married online, you MUST still get your license appointment online through Project Cupid.

INTRODUCING SIDEWALK SIGNINGS!

Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz marries Bride and Groom on a NYC sidewalk

While the New York City Clerk is once again performing wedding ceremonies at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau location, appointments are limited. This has left many couples without a simple, affordable way to legalize their marriages. Until the Clerk resumes marriage ceremonies in all boroughs, Our Wedding Officiant NYC will sign your license in person, outdoors on 23rd Street near 8th Avenue, on weekdays by appointment only, through at least November 30, 2021.

SIDEWALK SIGNING   $150
No ceremony.
  simple "I do's"
  optional ring/vow exchange.
  Pronouncement of marriage.
  License signing.
Please limit your guests to 1 or 2 witnesses.
Weekdays only.
By apponitment only.
Rain or shine.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC has resumed performing in person weddings at all venues. Continuing safety protocols will be discussed with each couple when you call to book your wedding. To check our availability, call Peter, email directly at peter@ourweddingofficiantnyc.com
or fill out the form below.

ONLINE MARRIAGE LICENSING CONTINUES!
MANHATTAN CITY CLERK OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY !

Online wedding licensing

The New York City Clerk's Manhattan Marriage Bureau Office is now open and making appointments for in person licensing and in person weddings only via the online Project Cupid portal. Couples can still choose to make an appointment to receive their Marriage License by videoconference.

IMPORTANT NOVEMBER 2021 UPDATE: The City Clerk's offices in Queens and the Bronx are now open for in person marriage license and wedding appointments. You MUST still make your appointment online via the Project Cupid app. Choose your location from the drop-down menu after you select the service you desire.

GETTING AN APPOINTMENT: The NYC Clerk releases new Project Cupid appointments for Marriage Licenses on a weekly basis every Thursday. The Clerk reserves the right to change the release schedule without prior notice. The Clerk suggests that couples who haven't received an apponitment check back frequently, as cancellations are added to site as they occur. On October 28, 2021 the clerk released appointments for November 15 - November 19, 2021. We will post updates whenever the Clerk releases new details. For the most current information, check the Clerk's posts on social media

Since marriage licenses issued anywhere in New York State are valid everywhere in New York State, some couples have told us that they were able to get in-person appointments for marriage licenses with Clerks' Offices for earlier dates in Westchester and Nassau counties (Update: Almost all City and Town Clerks in New York State are issuing marriage licenses by appointment only. Some offices are still limiting licenses to county or town residents). If this option might be for you, you can find contact information on our list of Town and City Clerks New York State.
NOTE: Almost all towns/counties are requiring in person signatures for licensing. (New York City is still issuing licenses via video conference.) All completed licenses (after the ceremony) in New York State once again require in person signatures on the original document.

HOW THE NYC ONLINE MARRIAGE LICENSE SYSTEM WORKS
1. Complete the existing online marriage license application and get your confirmation number.
2. Create a NYC.ID account at the Project Cupid link and get verified online.
3. Pay the $35 license fee, and schedule an online meeting with the City Clerk. Both parties to the marriage MUST be together and MUST be in New York State for your online meeting.
4. Have your wedding ceremony.
5. Your wedding officiant will send your signed license to the City Clerk.

More information is available on the City Clerk's updated FAQ page.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC is honored to continue being here for you !

An outdoor wedding with masks in Manhattan early in the pandemic

Our Wedding Officiant NYC is proud to have been of service to engaged couples throughout these times, first with masked, socially distanced outdoor weddings, then with online weddings, and now with Sidewalk Signings. We've been happy to make sure that "love wins" for the hundreds of couples whose wedding plans were upended by circumstances they could not control, and with the return of indoor weddings, we are thrilled to be here for you!

Our Wedding Officiant NYC Best of Weddings 2021 Award
Our Wedding Officiant NYC Expertise.com Top Officiant Award
Wedding MBA Speaker, Elite NYC Wedding Officiant
Our Wedding Officiants NYC Weddingwire Couples' Choice Award 2021
International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants, IAPWO member, Elite NYC Wedding Officiant
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