Sunrise Chapel Des Moines
Sunrise Chapel Des Moines

Sunrise Chapel Des Moines

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Introduction: The small backyard chapel is now closed. Offsite officiating is available as before. Hello and congratulations on your engagement, I have officiated since 2014 for ceremonies both large and small, these have taken me to all corners of Iowa and beyond. My goal is that the couple wishing to have a wedding ceremony that is intimate, and focuses on the marriage itself, and that doesn't break the bank. The fees for marriages and vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, offsite ceremony fees start at $135.00 and increase with distance to a maximum of $195.00 to the borders of Iowa. Rehearsals are an additional fee. Mon-Thurs (Des Moines area only) ceremonies are $70.00. I do offer senior discounts also veteran discounts, both active and retired. In this challenging time of Covd-19, I want to assure my couples and any couples of the future, that I am taking any and all precautions, I am exercising alternate ways of greeting my couples, practice physical distancing and religiously using hand sanitizer and frequent hand washing. Although it doesn't always come naturally and it is easy to forget and habit can take over, we are all in this together and the ultimate goal is to keep safety in mind and create a happy and safe day for you the bride, groom and guests. Creating and working with a couple to enable them to have a wedding ceremony that will make them both happy. It is their day and should be performed exactly as they wish and it is my goal to see that it is that way for the couple from the vows to the price charged
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Corbett O.
Nov 28, 2021
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I had no clue what to do for a wedding and was filled with anxiety on how to handle it properly, but this officiant calmly worked us through the whole process and made it effortless. I am glad to have chosen her for our wedding as I'm not sure if another officiant would have been more judgmental and demanding, but having her as our officiant made the process a lot less stressful.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

Sunrise Chapel Des Moines's reply
Corbett, thank you for your very kind words, it was a delight and a wonderful time meeting you both and officiating your wedding. Good luck to you both and of my congratulations! Thanks again, Sue
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Sean R.
Jul 28, 2021
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Sue was a joy to work with! So glad we chose her to be the officiant at our wedding! She was easy to work with, answered any and all questions we had, was super friendly and just an all around joy to work with! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding! Five out of five stars for sure!!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

Sunrise Chapel Des Moines's reply
Sean, Beth, thank you so much for the wonderful review. My goal is to always make a couples most special day memorable and its so nice to know when I have met that goal. You two are a terrific couple and I know you will have many, many years of happiness together. Thanks again to you both, Sue
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Alexander V.
Mar 4, 2021
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Sue was simply amazing!! She was very professional, easy to reach, flexible adjusting times, dates and places (due to the weather), cheerful and supportive. It was great experience to have her as our wedding officiant! Would higher recommend!

Details: Wedding • Christian • 51 - 100 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Mary M.
Oct 1, 2021
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When I reached out to Sue for my wedding that was to be in less than a week, I was confident it was gonna turn out well. Sue scheduled a call with me soon to get the details about our wedding. She was really friendly and we already were laughing 5 min into the conversation. Ours was a small wedding of few family . We had no vows ,just the groom and the bride in wedding gown and suit 😂. She prepared everything at no extra cost . Sue arrived at the church 30 min before time which really helped us not to worry. We later arrived at the church and she helped us organise how we'd walk into the aisle and how to get our rings from my daughter 🥳 . I told you we had nothing 😂, not even an idea of how we'd do the wedding. All was good, the vows were really nice and she also spiced it up by talking to us about our future happiness that was gonna start . I highly recommend her, she's full of stories, kind, friendly, organised, punctual , creative and has that motherly love. Mary.

Details: Wedding • Christian • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

Sunrise Chapel Des Moines's reply
Mary, my apologies for this late response to your wonderful review and kind words. Well, it truly was my pleasure to officiate your ceremony, I enjoyed meeting you all. I enjoy bringing wonderful happy couples such as you two, together at their wedding and I find it truly rewarding. thanks so much for entrusting me with you special day. Sue
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Courtney J.
Jul 19, 2018
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Sue did an amazing job, both officiating the ceremony on our wedding day and providing guidance and expertise during the planning phase! She was completely open to our hopes for our ceremony and really focused on infusing who we are as a couple into the day. She checked in on us frequently during the months leading up to the wedding to see if we had any questions or to collaborate on the ceremony. We highly recommend Sue to anyone wanting a caring, calm, professional officiant on their wedding day!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The pricing varies depending on the location, prices increase with distance traveled, if there are discounts in place, ex; military, senior. I do price rehearsal fees separately as many couples do have a change in plans on rehearsals.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Responding to a customer (bride and groom) request for an officiant to determine what they are looking for in a ceremony; non denominational, non religious etc, offering them a price that includes; preparing and performing the ceremony, unlimited communication, offering a sample draft of their ceremony, traveling to their venue and handling their license post ceremony. Rehearsals (desired by the couple) are priced separately.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    No not really, just communicating with others in the profession, such as wedding consultants, florists that serve the wedding industry. Also I don't hesitate to consult with any religious leaders if appropriate for couples requesting particular religious excerpts in the ceremony. I guess "on the job" would the best way to describe it.

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