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Begin by filling out the CONTACT page or by emailing, texting or calling Dave to see if he's available (or one of his associates) on your wedding day. The next step is to set up Wedding Inquiry Appointment via Zoom, or FaceTime or a phone call - this meeting is free. The purpose of the meeting is to answer any questions you may have and to see if Dave would be a good fit for you and your fiance. Next, you can book Dave (or an associate) by giving a $100 deposit to hold your wedding date. This can be done via PayPal on this website. After payment, you will receive a contract and resources to help you with your ceremony, and we will schedule your next appointment with Pastor Dave. Click here to CONTACT us.

We offer 4 options to choose from depending on the couple's needs. The 4 packages include a Special Covid-19 package, a Ruby package, Emerald and Diamond packages. We offer premarital counseling in the later two packages. We aren't the lowest prices officiants out there nor are we the highest - we are somewhere in the middle. We believe that booking a wedding officiant is an investment in your relationship. Click here for PACKAGES.

Yes, please see the Galleries section in our menu to view a number of videos of real live couples that Pastor Dave married in Malibu, Santa Ynez, Montecito, Westlake Village, Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills. If a photo is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. Click here for VIDEOS.

Yes, we highly recommend it for couples, however, we don't make it mandatory to marry a couple. Premarital counseling helps to prepare couples for the ups and downs of marriage. I personally think it provides for a better wedding ceremony as we get to know each couple that we counsel, which helps us personalize the ceremony even more. Click here for more info about PREMARITAL COUNSELING.

Yes, all of our officiants are ordained and are able to perform any type of legally accepted ceremony. I was ordained through Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. I have many years of pastoral experience and many years of experience performing weddings. In addition, each of our pastors has a Masters of Divinity degree and a doctorate degree.

You may obtain a marriage license from any county courthouse in the state of California. You can apply for you marriage license online (which I recommend) and then go down to the courthouse together to pick it up. Your marriage license is valid for 90 days prior to your wedding date. You are NOT required to get married in the county where you purchase your marriage license. However, you must be married in California and you must file the license in the county where it was purchased. You can choose either a non-confidential or a confidential wedding license. Click here for more info regarding LICENSES.

I started Wedding Pastor Dave for couples who don’t attend church on a regular basis and who don’t know a minister personally. These couples are usually very SPIRITUAL but not necessarily religious and are not a member of any organized religion or part of any particular church. I have a passion for performing weddings and helping couples launch healthy marriages. I really enjoy getting to know couples and helping them craft incredible wedding ceremonies that are enjoyable, meaningful and memorable. I have some skilled associate pastors who work with me. I have the privilege of working with some of the most brilliant couples I’ve ever met. I’ve been married to my lovely wife Carrie for over 25 years and we have 3 amazing kids! Click here to read more about why I started WPD.


Yes, we provide an introduction to the elements of a wedding ceremony, eBooks with samples for vows, readings, and the ring exchange, and a couples questionnaire to get to know your story and personalize the ceremony. We also provide you with a ceremony planning guide to organize your ideas and then we meet with you to get all of the elements in the right place, resulting in a customized manuscript. Lastly, we guide you through the wedding process from start to finish, from the planning, to the actual ceremony, to the signing and filing of your marriage license and making your marriage official. 

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- allison & rhett

Pastor Dave did a fantastic job doing our wedding ceremony. He was very relaxed, a great public speaker and put everyone at ease. I think he was a calming presence to us both during the ceremony. He had a touch of humor but really delivered the meaningful ceremony we wanted quite flawlessly. At the end of the day, the ceremony was perfect and he delivered it exceptionally well.

"dave did a   fantastic job."

- heather & mark

It was DIVINE INTERVENTION when we found Pastor Dave online. From our first talk, I knew he was our guy. Pastor Dave is the type of person you want to have as a friend and would only be so LUCKY to have as your Pastor.

Everyone loved the personal touches and no one could believe he didn't know us both for years. I simply can't IMAGINE anyone else that could do a better job!

"IT WAS DIVINE
INTERVENTION."

- Sarah & STEVE

Pastor Dave INSPIRED us and made our wedding day very SPECIAL! Through our engagement Pastor Dave got to know us and was able to speak about our relationship and our FUTURE.

Not only did he provide a wonderful ceremony, he provided us with a message for our future - to never stop believing in what truly matters, FAMILY and our SPIRITUALITY. I definitely recommend Pastor Dave for your next wedding!

"Pastor dave
inspired us."

- colleen & michael

We were so PLEASED with Pastor Dave. My fiancé and I wanted someone with PERSONALITY, but not the type that would turn our wedding into a Vegas side show. 

Pastor Dave was the PERFECT fit, his warm smile and presence was just what we wanted on our wedding day and more than we could have asked for.

"dave was a
perfect fit."

- MELISSA & JARED

I can't stress enough how HAPPY we are with how professional and friendly Pastor Dave was throughout the entire process. He was able to create the perfect balance of providing a contemporary ceremony but still providing a religious element to it that appealed to all of our guests.

I recommend Pastor Dave with the highest regards for anyone who is looking for a professional, classy, and contemporary officiant. He was INCREDIBLE.

"DAVE WAS
INCREDIBLE."

- JULIANA & BEN

Pastor Dave did a wonderful job officiating our wedding ceremony. He is personable, friendly, yet professional. What is great about him is that he genuinely wants to get to know you as a couple and is flexible about fine tuning your ceremony to match your personalities and preferences, especially religious/spiritual ones. He understood our humor and was a pleasure to work with, thinking outside of the box. I highly recommend Pastor Dave!

"PERSONABLE
AND FRIENDLY."

- JAY SHERWOOD, 
FATHER OF THE BRIDE

I wanted to personally thank you for the wonderful ceremony that truly was the cornerstone of an unforgettable, amazing day. Lindsay and Brooks truly admire you and very much appreciated their premarital counseling sessions with you. As they both said, "Pastor Dave is awesome, he loves love" and it certainly showed as you presided over their wedding!

"Pastor dave 
is awesome."

- JENNA & RYAN

We were so lucky to have Pastor Dave marry us. He was WONDERFUL on our wedding day! When we first met, we knew he would be just right for us! His voice is so calming and really just makes you listen. He has this way about him that makes you feel so comfortable and at ease. Very KIND and RELATABLE. He made our ceremony absolutely beautiful and just the way we wanted it.

"Pastor dave 
was wonderful."

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