Sunrise Chapel Des Moines
Sunrise Chapel Des Moines

Sunrise Chapel Des Moines

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Introduction: The small backyard chapel is closed until spring 2024. 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 $140.00 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 $80.00. I do offer senior discounts also veteran discounts, both active and retired. Covid was a challenging time for all of us especially for couples planning their weddings sometime having to reschedule more than once, but I want to assure my couples and any couples of the future, that although the threat of Covid has diminished greatly, I still take safety and security of any of my couples very seriously. You are always welcome to wear masks or anything that will make you feel safe and secure. The ultimate goal is to 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

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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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Dana M.
Oct 27, 2015
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The ceremony went very well, and Sue was extremely professional! She allowed me to make up the order of service the way I wanted to ahead of time, adding my own personal touches to the program. It was a special service for my husband and I that we will not forget! Since we chose not to do a rehearsal, I especially liked that Sue came to the venue with me the day before, and we discussed the whole order of service. She did a mic-check to make sure the equipment worked to our expectations, and we also discussed the moves that we would need to make during the ceremony because we were on a small stage. She even researched one of the items I wanted added so that she would be fully prepared to perform that part of the service for us. Her reassurance really helped to put me at ease! The day of the wedding she arrived early and we again discussed how the ceremony would go. She did a perfect presentation, just the way I wanted it! Because the stage we had been promised was not the one we were given on the day of the wedding, Sue had to do a little more maneuvering of people during the ceremony, which she did without it being too awkward for us. She made sure we signed the license right away so that we could continue with our party knowing that all of the details were done! With Sue doing the ceremony, I felt so comfortable that it was like she was a member of our family officiating! I will definitely suggest to others to have Sue be a part of their weddings.
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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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