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"I Do" Weddings

1600 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101
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“I Do” Weddings, Ltd., with Rev. Phil Landers performs both religious and nonreligious wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. The complete script is provided beforehand to make sure the words fit each couples’ exact vision. Rev. Phil spends a total of five hours meeting face-to-face with the bride and groom to go over every possible detail. He was voted the best wedding officiant in Chicago, according to The Knot’s Hall of Fame.

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Chicago Choice Ceremonies

Chicago, IL 60608
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Jill Brown of Chicago Choice Ceremonies is a Chicago-based wedding officiant that performs non-denominational and non-religious ceremonies for spiritual, agnostic, and atheist couples. In addition to weddings, Jill Brown performs vow renewals and commitment ceremonies. She does custom ceremonies according to couples’ visions, and also offers non-custom options for those who prefer a simple, short ceremony. Chicago Choice Ceremonies was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

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Chicago Marriage - Reverend Daniel L. Harris

Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Reverend Daniel L Harris of Chicago Marriage is a wedding officiant serving the greater Chicago area. He has four decades of experience as a minister and has performed over a thousand weddings around Chicago. Reverend Harris offers standard, non-denominational, inter-faith, and traditional ceremonies, but specializes in completely custom ceremonies that are created with the help of the bride and groom. Reverend Daniel L. Harris is a Certified Wedding Professional and was featured in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

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Chicago Pagan Weddings

Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Reverend Pam of Chicago Pagan Weddings has been officiating wedding ceremonies for over three decades. She is an interfaith officiant who specializes in Scottish Celtic and Norse Handfasting. She also performs full-pagan ritual namings. In addition, she offers the 1920s Pine Manor as a wedding venue, located in Mount Prospect, IL. Pine Manor can accommodate both Sunrise and Midnight ceremonies. In addition, Pam can create a customized experience for each and every bride and groom. Chicago Pagan Weddings has a five-star Yelp rating.

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Chicago Wedding Rites

Chicago, IL 60602
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Chicago Wedding Rites provides the wedding officiant services of Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart. The Chicago-based, minister has been performing weddings for over a decade and a has a Ph.D. in theology. She performs traditional ceremonies and elopements, offering completely custom or simple and short ceremonies. Chicago Wedding Rites has been featured in Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards for eight straight and was also The Knot's top pick for eight years straight.

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Day of Dreams

Chicago, IL 60290
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Thomas Witham of Day of Dreams is a Chicago wedding officiant. He performs traditional ceremonies, elopements, vow renewals, and dedications. In addition, Witham offers wedding consultant services and wedding planning services to couples across the nation Witham is ordained as a Humanist Celebrant and lets the bride and groom set the religious tone for the wedding. His weddings have been featured on CBS and Fox. Thomas Witham was also featured in Real Simple.

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IL Wedding Officiant

Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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IL Wedding Officiant provides the services of Reverend Pamela, who has over three decades of experience performing ceremonies. Though based in the Chicago area, Reverend Pamela is licensed to perform weddings in Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan as well. She can perform religious, spiritual, non-religious, interfaith, and multi-cultural ceremonies, creating a personal message for each bride and groom. Reverend Pamela also offers day-of wedding coordination. She has done 150 weddings a year for five years and counting.

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Officiants on Demand

Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Officiants on Demand offers qualified officiants that perform non-denominational, multi-cultural, civil, interfaith, LGBT, spiritual, Christian, and second time around ceremonies. In addition, Officiants on Demand provides custom ceremonies tailored specifically to the bride and groom's vision. The company does weddings, as well as vow renewals and commitment ceremonies. Positive reviews praise Officiants on Demands’ ability to accommodate those getting married on short notice. In addition, couples love the company’s overall professionalism.

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Reverend by Request

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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Reverend by Request provides ordained non-denominational ministers to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Both Reverend David and Reverend Gary perform weddings, baptisms, vow renewals, and elopements. The team is capable of performing a traditional, non-traditional, interfaith or religious ceremony. Both reverends can create a personalized ceremony for couples of any religious affiliation. Reverends by Request has been featured in Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Awards and in The Knot's Best of Weddings.

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Spirited Wedings

Chicago, IL 60610
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Spirited Weddings offers the wedding officiant services of Reverend Bruce Otto, who spent three decades as a non-denominational pastor. Reverend Bruce can perform a short, 5 – 10-minute wedding ceremony, or a 20 – 30-minute ceremony, according to couples' needs. He specializes in spiritual, non-religious ceremonies. Reverend Bruce Otto only takes a limited number of weddings per year, in order to truly focus his undivided attention on each bride and groom. He has performed hundreds of weddings and counting.

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The Rev for Whatev

New Lenox, IL 60451
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Reverend Anne Styx of The Revs for Whatev performs weddings, civil unions, memorial services, ash spreadings, blessings, baptisms, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies in Chicagoland. In addition to Illinois, she can officiate in Indiana, Michigan, and the Midwest. She can create a ceremony that suits the needs of any couple, from interfaith to secular ceremonies and everything in between. She has performed over 500 ceremonies in her career and counting. The Rev for Whatev was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

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Wedding Day Officiant - Jeffery R. Petersen

Sycamore, IL 60178
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Wedding officiant Jeff Petersen performs weddings in the Chicago Western Suburbs and at the destination venue, Chapel in the Pines Wedding & Banquet Center. He can incorporate any cultural or religious tradition into his ceremonies, and offers a variety of wedding packages to suit any budget. In addition to weddings, Petersen performs vow renewals. He has performed over 600 weddings and counting.

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Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly

1262 West Columbia Ave APT 1, Chicago, IL 60626
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Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly is a wedding officiant in Chicago, Illinois, doing business since 2013. Rev. Epperly provides pre-marriage counseling and couples coaching to clients. It offers weddings and wedding packages, including traditional religious, interfaith, and contemporary ceremonies. It also offers commitment ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies, and Rev. Epperly performs naming ceremonies and dedications for infants and babies. Visitations and prayers for the sick, pet blessings, and pet funerals are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do wedding officiants make?

A: Individuals who perform weddings professionally make an average of $400 to $800 per ceremony, plus mileage fees. They may also charge a fee to participate in the wedding rehearsal. Other optional services, like personalized ceremonies and custom embellishments, may incur additional costs. It’s also customary to tip the officiant.

Q: What should I wear to officiate a wedding?

A: It’s best to discuss clothing options with the couple you’re marrying. Ask if they have a preference and follow their lead. If they have no input, choose an outfit that’s suitable for the type of ceremony, whether it be formal, casual, trendy, or something else.

Q: How do I get my wedding officiant license?

A: It’s not necessary to have a license to become a wedding officiant in every state. However, states that allow private individuals to become officiants usually require that they be ordained. Many jurisdictions let you complete this process online, but be sure to review the applicable state and county statutes before getting ordained.

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