Personalized and Heartfelt Weddings and More by Rev. Don Toshach
I’m here to help you maximize the memories of one of the most important days of your life—your wedding day! That’s why you hire me. You want someone with experience. Nearly anyone can conduct a ceremony. However, not many can do it with a style that puts you at ease when you’re upfront in the spotlight before all of the most important people in your lives.
A wedding ceremony is a surreal experience for the vast majority of men and women. I prompt you through each ceremony moment seamlessly, tell your love story in an engaging way, and make you and your guests laugh and cry. The result? A fun, heartfelt, inspiring beginning to your life together as a married couple. I receive so many compliments after every wedding ceremony I perform from family members and friends that they felt inspired and included instead of ignored and bored. I really do care nearly as much about your wedding as you do! I also know that I’m only as good as my next wedding, which keeps me humble and “on my game.”
Couples often ask me about my different wedding packages. I have only one — to give you a meaningful and memorable wedding that captures your “flavor.” Every couple has their own unique “vibe.” I believe it’s essential to find an officiant who fits you and “gets” you.
I don’t view myself as a hit-and-run officiant, but as your pastor/advocate/ quasi-favorite-uncle devoted to you having a terrific personalized and heartfelt ceremony that launches your marriage in the right way. My agenda is your agenda. I view my interactions with each couple as a collaboration that appropriately fits their beliefs, personalities, cultural/ethnic backgrounds, and wishes. Your wedding can be religious, nonreligious, mixed faith, or some combination thereof. I don’t have to mention God at all. You can ask any of the couples I’ve married over the past two decades: I’m easily accessible and available to be helpful to you and lend you my expertise from the moment you book me.
What’s my style? I’m easy to know and work with. On your wedding day, that translates to someone who relates to a wide spectrum of people from all walks of life. I’m a quick wit and know how to ad-lib at appropriate times to break the tension and lighten things up.
I know how to keep the serious things serious, and inject humor when needed. I like for the weddings I conduct to be inclusive, and give permission for all the V.I.P.s you’ve invited to come to fully engage and at times even participate in the ceremony and be inspired by the love commitment you are making. It is a crime for a wedding to be boring!
I travel throughout greater Southern California area to conduct weddings, but I’m open to traveling elsewhere. My main wedding territory includes the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area, Orange County, San Diego County, Fallbrook and Temecula, and the Inland Empire. I’ve also conducted weddings throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, and even as far as Georgia.
I’m not the least expensive minister you’ll find out on the internet, but the quality of service I offer is unmatched. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for…and I do my best to give you MORE than you pay for. I know many ministers who charge far more than I do and provide less service. I try my best to keep it affordable, knowing that weddings are expensive. Discounts are available for military couples and midweek ceremonies.
Please contact me by e-mailing through the Contact Me widget here on the website, calling 858.395.7834, or through my Facebook page. I’d love to answer your questions. When you contact me, please include your wedding date, firm or tentative ceremony start time, and your phone number and e-mail address. I look forward to hearing from you soon, and help you make the memory of a lifetime!
The Wedding Rev