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  • 269 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Charles, IL 60174

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AA Wedding Ministries was a perfect choice in picking a wedding Officiant last minute. John was not only professional but passionate about his profession..He was kind and had a personable demeanor. He was very informative and understanding to our questions when preparing for our ceremony. It was beautiful and simple as we expected.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Sonya V.

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Jocelyn Ross was the officiant of my wedding on March 8, 2014. She did an excellent job! The vows were very eloquent and moving, personalized and appropriate to our values as a couple. She even brought a guest book, something blue for me and a paper runner for the aisle--small details that I'd forgotten in my few days of preparation. These made all the difference. It was an intimate at-home wedding and Jocelyn was an excellent choice. I highly recommend her.

  • 22 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bartlett, IL 60103

Valencia R.

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Dr. David McFadden was our wedding officiant. Upon meeting him I was immediately impressed with his warm, kind, gentle and loving spirit. He walked us through the process, asked for our input and how we wanted our service to proceed. He is truly a man of the cloth - he sees no color, no religion, no ethnicity or race, no sexual orientation, etc. My wife and I were truly honored and blessed to have him unite us in marriage.

  • 6 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Eau Claire, MI 49111

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I could not have asked for a better or sweeter officiant to do our wedding and a wedding that was super short notice. Thank you being a part of our day and for coming our here, you were perfection to our special day. Thank you!!!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lemont, IL 60439

Jeremy D.

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My wife and I were extremely happy with the experience we had with Bonnie Reinhart. She worked with us as our wedding officiant and in our opinion, we couldn't have asked for anyone better. Ms. Reinhart was easy going/nice, professional, listened to what we wanted, and though it was long distance planning she made it very easy to work with her between phone conversations and emails to plan everything. We cannot express our gratitude enough but we would and will refer her to anyone we know who is looking for a wedding officiant. Thank you, thank you, and THANK YOU!

  • 16 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60626

Daniel J.

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Rev. Kurt officiated at our wedding ceremony on 8/1/14, which was a simple, small gathering in a local restaurant. We wanted a ceremony that was straight to the point, much like a courthouse wedding. Rev. Kurt was awesome at listening to our vision of the service, and we maintaining the courthouse feel, he elevated the service by bringing our event into the context of the times (legalized same-sex marriage) and of the mix of guests, all of whom were close friends, allowing everyone to appreciate their role in our relationship, as well as their participation in an historic exercise of legal equality. Rev. Kurt was a sincere pleasure to work with, and was attentive to details, including drafting out versions of the ceremony for review and edit, and also checked in the day-of to make sure we were ready and also knew he was ready. He truly helped make this event special for our guests, and most importantly, for us!

  • 38 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elgin, IL 60120

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Denise, was great!! from the interview to the ceremony, she was very nice and caring, we were very happy that she was able to officiant our wedding :) Sebastian and Lucy

  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Schaumburg, IL 60194

Samantha M.

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Reverend Debbi married us on Saturday, and it was nothing short of perfect. From the day we found her on thumbtack and met her for coffee, our experience with her was totally personal and stress free. Debbi understood our vision and was in constant contact for any last minute changes. The ceremony was personally written for us. It was beautifully orchestrated and delivered. We wanted a very relaxed, non-traditional ceremony, and we went with a unique unity portion that Debbi was not familiar with, but she made it our own and have us the wedding day we wanted. We adore her not only as our wedding officiant, but as a person. She had us at her blue nail polish and a shared love of Led Zeppelin. From our personal experience, I would recommend her to couples like us, with a fun loving, alternative feel to their weddings. We couldn't be happier with our choice for a reverend.

  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, IL 60163

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Janine was wonderful to work with. She took her time with us and allowed us to add our full input into what we wanted and offered suggestions as we went along in the process. I would recommend her to anyone needing a wedding officiant.

  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Huntley, IL 60142

Jessica V.

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My husband and I took our time to search for an officiant that would be perfect for our wedding. We read the positive reviews about Christine and we decide to email her. We met Christine and immediately felt comfortable with her and we knew she was the one. On our wedding day she arrived at least 30 minutes early which we truly appreciated. Christine's calm presence made my husband and I as well as our guests feel extremely comfortable. Our wedding was perfect!!! We truly appreciate all of Christine's hard work to ensure that our wedding was perfect. I would highly recommend Christina to all the couples out there. She is true one of the best. Thank you Christine!!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Gurnee, IL 60031

Sara P.

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Christine was the officiant for my wedding a few weeks ago and did a wonderful job. She was great to work with and very responsive in all communication. Chris provided a great packet of ideas and information for us to use in building our ceremony to fit our religious/spiritual views. She met with my then fiance prior to the wedding to review the ceremony outline and discuss the flow. Chris has a wonderful, kind personality and made us feel at ease during such an important event. Overall, Christine was wonderful and I can't say enough great things!

Dawn Fry

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  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Downers Grove, IL 60516

Gina S.

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Dawn was absolutely amazing as the officiant for our October 17th wedding in Chicago, IL. Process: The process of meeting and working with Dawn was easy and straightforward. She met with us for half an hour to discuss what we wanted out of a ceremony and to see if our approaches [what we knew of what we wanted anyway] would be a good fit, and it seemed like a good fit, so we had her send us a contract. We sent her back the signed contract and a very reasonable deposit. Later, we filled out an email survey she sent us in order to fill in the narrative of the ceremony about our relationship and our love for each other that she would write up. A few weeks ahead of the wedding, she sent us a partial write-up of the wedding ceremony script, with some spaces for the special parts of the narrative that would be revealed on the wedding day. We send along a few minor revisions, but the overall script made me cry [happily]. Then we spent the next few weeks perfecting our own vows. She had given us some suggestions about how to make them special but also organized similarly and a similar amount of time each [3-5 min]. Results: Dawn did such a personalized ceremony that fit my husband and I that everyone asked us how long we had been friends with her at the end. We and our friend and family laughed, we cried, and we loved every moment of it. We wanted a completely secular ceremony focused on love, friendship, progressive values, and sillyness - and that's exactly what we got - and more. It really was special to hear her tell our narratives based on the quizzes we had filled out in such a fluid and relatable way. I couldn't imagine the ceremony going any better than it did.

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Galena, IL 61036

Mike S.

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Kate officiated at our backyard wedding on July 4, and did an outstanding job. We wanted an intimate, personal ceremony, and she worked with us to set what we thought was the perfect atmosphere. She met with us to talk before we decided on using her for the wedding, and personalized and adjusted the ceremony to meet our wishes. She arrived early, and provided a quiet and peaceful presence. We would highly recommend Kate for couples who would like to put their own touches on their wedding day.

  • 36 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60643

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I love weddings! Mine was simple but awesome. I am a minister (Pastor, Priest and Preacher) and I have been helping people honor one another and their God with the celebration of marriages for over 30 years. Your day, your wedding, your dream come true. I will perform a marriage ceremony for you that you and your guests will delight in and talk about for years to come. We can go simple (vows on the beach or on the boat, or in the woods) to elaborate royal type full catholic Mass to everything in between. I know and have included several different aspects of many cultural weddings like "jumping the broom", "unity candle", "roses to Moms", "the 15 coins", "the lasso", "the knot", " the colored sand ceremony and many others. (I forgot about the "releasing of the doves" alrhougth people dont like getting pooped on and it always happens). I am a married Old Catholic Bishop and hold status in the WRMOSM as well as being an ordained minister in the community church ICCC. I do the best because it is a part of my calling and I do it for love and God. You will be 110% satisfied.

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Midlothian, IL 60445

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Ms. DeLaCasa was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding - she was very professional and patient with a somewhat nervous bride. I'm so happy we chose her to be part of our special day. 

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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7/21 it was the most intimate and romantic experience! Rev. Pam made my wedding day one of the most amazing days of my life! She handle absolutely everything, all we did is show up and enjoy are day. My family and friend loved are ceremony and reception, my dad even cried!

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Peoria, IL 61603

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As a wedding officiant/reverend, I strive to understand and embrace each individual's spiritual path. I offer services for all faiths, interfaith, nonreligious ceremonies and recognize the marriage laws in Illinois. My service area is Central Illinois (Peoria, Bloomington, surrounding counties) and the greater Chicago area as well. I believe a wedding ceremony should reflect who you are as a couple. In my seven-plus years of officiating, it has been a privilege to express each couple's spirituality, love, and friendship in their wedding ceremony. I have officiated nearly 500 ceremonies and strive to make each ceremony unique to that couple and one that their family and friends will love as well. Please visit my listed website. When I consult with couples, they often ask "Will our guests be able to hear you?" They will also comment on how often they witness ceremonies that are monotonous or bland. As your officiant, my job only begins with creating your ceremony. I rely on my extensive background in communications, theater and years of presentation experience to ensure your ceremony will be presented in an articulate and casual style. A ceremony is a day to celebrate the love and friendship that has been found, so it is important that every couple's ceremony not only represents them, but is presented with enthusiasm and professionalism as well. I have the pleasure of working with my lovely wife, Carolyn, who accompanies me to ceremonies. With her background in event promotions, she is there to assist in your rehearsal and on your wedding day. We are mini coordinators who do not believe in showing up ten minutes before your ceremony. This is your day -- we want you and your family to enjoy the moment, so let us take care of the details. I provide a free consultation and a wedding assistance service for those who need help in locating/contacting vendors and coordinating the day of. References are available upon request.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jefferson, WI 53549

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Even when your wedding is small and personal, it can become a very stressful time. From the Heart Ceremonies, not only provided a wedding officiant, and photographer, but also an additional source of support. We are so grateful we found Davonne and Ryan. They kept an open communication throughout the whole process and answered all questions. Our ceremony was beautiful and tailored around us. They also captured every moment, big and small. They were very patient with us as we have lots of family we wanted to take pictures with and were understanding of our limited space. They helped make and conserve beautiful memories, that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We will definitely keep From the Heart Ceremonies in mind for other weddings in the family.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60645

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We really appreciate Tom's service on our wedding at Chicago Navy Pier. Tom's speech was perfect. After the ceremony all of our families required to take pictures with Tom because they were all impressed by him.

  • 35 years in business
  • Hammond, IN 46324

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Alex officiated our August wedding. Our wedding was about 3 hours outside of where Alex lives, and we were very happy that he agreed to travel! During the planning, Alex was laid back and easy to communicate with, which we really appreciated. We weren't sure exactly what we wanted for the ceremony, so Alex gave us an idea and then worked with us to make it ours. We highly recommend Alex for your wedding!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Palatine, IL 60067

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Congratulations on your engagement! Soon, you will hear those wonderful words, "I now pronounce you husband and wife!". Marriage is wonderful! I have enjoyed marriage joy for 37 years with one great woman and I have done weddings for 31 years. Like a fishing "guide", I can help and lead you, simplifying your work. My passion is to help you two toward a lifetime of love. As you commit to this with your beloved I commit to be your marriage minister, whatever it may cost me. I will try to keep your costs reasonable so you don't start in a financial bind. I will compose your wedding ceremony to be just what you want. I want your special day to be memorable and enjoyable, a great launch onto your lifestyle of love. Here's one review: "My husband and I both honestly could not be happier with how our ceremony turned out. Rev. Mike was very personable and kind, which is just what we were looking for. He was open to our suggestions and really cared about making the ceremony perfect for us. Even after the ceremony numerous friends and family members told us how great of a job Rev. Mike did and how beautiful the ceremony was. He made our lives easier while planning the wedding, being on top of everything and very organized. We're both so happy we went with Rev. Mike and would definitely recommend him to other couples looking for an officiant!" I'd love to become your marriage minister! Counseling is optional but I will still help you by creating a ceremony centering on the importance of a commitment to a lifetime of unconditional love. Marriage was God's best idea. Another couple said: "We loved Rev. Mike. He was lighthearted had great ideas for us, and really helped walk us through the planning. The family also had nice things to say. I thought it was an exceptionally nice touch that he offered up his services in the future for any kind of marital difficulties. Who doesn't have them, no matter how happy it is! Thank you Rev. Mike." Friend, contact me to schedule your free meeting so we can get to know one another, talk about your wedding dreams and see if we are a good "fit".

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I am a pastor. I love people and the Lord God and his word. I like to share with the people the goodness of him. I provide wedding services throughout Chicago land and abroad.

  • New Lenox, IL 60451

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I am an ordained interfaith minister with experience in the Chicago land area. I am available for "you choose the venue" wedding ceremonies, civil unions, baptisms, baby blessings, memorial and ash-spreading services, and home blessings. I specialize in personalized ceremonies, but I have many ready-to-go ceremonies too, depending on your needs. Any special request will be considered since it's your day; I'll help you keep it that way.

  • 18 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60613

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I am a wedding officiant and ceremony planner. I make your wedding ceremony personal and relevant , just as you would envision it.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Milwaukee, WI 53207

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We offer the following: * Customized ceremonies, planned together with the couple * Premarital counseling (optional) * Non-denominational, inter-denominational and inter-faith weddings * Spiritual and non-religious ceremony options * Weddings at the locations of your choice (outdoors or indoors) * Destination wedding services * Personal, compassionate ministry

  • Chicago, IL 60660

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I am pleased to offer wedding services at any location you desire. All ceremonies are planned with the couple, so that the ceremony fits who you really are, not what some canned, standardized wedding or commitment ceremony thinks you should be. My services include unlimited ceremony planning meetings, premarital counseling, if desired by the couple, wedding rehearsal, ceremony, and reception attendance, if you desire it. There is no church membership required, and I gladly perform wedding ceremonies for couples with children or any other special situation. I am also happy to perform renewal of wedding vows or other anniversary celebrations. Wedding services begin with the Universal Anglican Church's Ceremony Planning Guide, a booklet of over fifty pages of sample ceremonies, sample vows, and sample readings (both biblical and non-biblical). Using the booklet as a starting point, we integrate whatever materials you wish to use in your ceremonies into a seamless presentation of the love you share. As an experienced professional, I bring a sense of calm on a very exciting day!

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Jeanne did a fabulous job as the officiant for our daughter's recent wedding in Paris. She listened carefully to what they were looking for and worked sensitvely through the many "issues" that come in these type of family situations. Her preparation was through and she was absolutely charming in her delivery, creating a joyful experience for everyone there. I strongly recommend her.

  • Evanston, IL 60202

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I create custom ceremonies to to celebrate your love. Your ceremony can be spiritual, secular, romantic, humorous, or creatively themed. We can blend different faiths or cultures in a way that respects both. I'll find just the right words so that your wedding ceremony fits you as well as the clothes you wear. Whatever your vision is, I'll do my best to make it happen.

  • 9 years in business
  • Wheeling, IL 60090

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Do you want a wedding ceremony that is non-religious, interfaith, non-denominational, or for a same sex couple? Whether spiritual or secular, formal or informal, traditional or non-traditional, a custom-created personalized ceremony reflects your personal values, beliefs and personalities. In collaboration with you, I create ceremonies affirming your love while acknowledging, honoring, and respecting different religions (or none), cultures, customs and traditions as you wish. I also create contemporary and relevant interpretations for traditional rituals.

  • Chicago, IL 60618

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My services include: • Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies - performed for all who love, regardless of religious beliefs, non religious beliefs, or sexual preference • House Blessings • Baby Naming • All Creatures' Baptisms and Coming-of-age Ceremonies • Animal Blessings • Animal Memorial Services • Funeral Services - graveside, interment, memorial • Season Celebrations • Healing Rituals

  • Chicago, IL 60640

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I provide customized and heartfelt commitment and wedding ceremonies for your unique relationship. We will work together to create a ceremony you will remember for the rest of your life!

  • Plainfield, IL 60585

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I perform weddings, baptisms, funerals, wakes, couple's counseling, and spiritual counseling. I do honor all religions. I am an ordained minister since 2002. I will travel to you, or you may travel to me. I do charge $100+ travel fee depending on where you live.

  • Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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I am an ordained Minister as well as an event florist. If you use my Minister services I also offer you a discount on my other services. We take care of every bride from A to Z. We are a one-stop shop. Our services include: * Fresh flowers for ceremony and reception * Rental items, vases, silk florals to submerse in vases, arches, candle screens and much more * Veils, jewelry, tiaras, flower girl baskets (custom design available), ring bearer pillows * Catering Services * Cake * Linens * Favors * Minister services

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I am a wedding officiant who performs weddings and commitment ceremonies that are absolutely customized to your wishes. I have no rules or limitations other than those imposed by the State of Illinois, and the county where your ceremony will take place. I am here to help you create the perfect ceremony for your very special and memorable day. I do not adhere to any religious dogma. However, I am an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, which permits me to perform legal marriage ceremonies in any state. I will honor and respect any belief system that you wish to incorporate into your ceremony, at any level of spirituality or perform a secular ceremony with no references to any religious or spiritual beliefs. I have no agenda and will never attempt to influence your choices. I will not, however, perform any ceremony that would compromise my integrity as a wedding officiant. I perform ceremonies within the entire Chicago metropolitan area and collar counties, including Wisconsin and Indiana, at any venue or setting you have chosen, such as chapels, clubs, banquet facilities, your home or outdoors. I also perform elopement ceremonies at my home in Barrington, Illinois. I maintain a library of hundreds of promises, vows, blessings, declarations and readings, and work very closely with you during the months prior to your ceremony to design your unique ceremony. A detailed profile and questionnaire will help me to narrow down your choices for the various components of your ceremony. This eliminates your having to read through selections that would not be appealing to you or your fiancé or fiancée. I also have pre-planned ceremonies that are lovely at very reduced fees to help you remain within your budget for last-minute wedding ceremonies Very often, parents and family members are disappointed when couples do not wish to be married in the family’s church or religion. In these cases, I am happy to provide ideas and suggestions for incorporating those family members or components into your ceremony to help them feel more comfortable about your choices. While it is rarely possible to please everyone, we can try to bring harmony into your wedding while adhering to your own special wishes. I am here to work with you at whatever level you wish. I am flexible, I am here to support your choices, and to help you if you have no idea where to start. I have performed over 70 ceremonies of a great variety, all unique. My website is currently being updated. Please contact me via e-mail for any inquiries.

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Sugar Grove, IL

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