Simple Ceremony Chicago
Simple Ceremony Chicago

Simple Ceremony Chicago

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Introduction: We will guide you through the process of how to get married- from clerk's office to ceremony! Last minute ceremonies, elopements, microweddings, courthouse alternatives and backyard weddings are our favorite. Custom ceremonies are $200 at the location of your choice in Cook County. Zoom weddings are available for $100. This package includes a basic virtual ceremony and license signing. For couples who just want to get their license signed we offer legal minimum “I do and sign” ceremonies. These take about 5 minutes from start to signing and are available for $100 at my location. We are also happy to come to you for a $25 travel surcharge. Travel and parking surcharges may apply depending on location.

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Xiaojin N.

Wedding Officiant

We are so grateful and happy to have had Brenda as our wedding officiant! She was very helpful throughout the process - including scheduling the ceremony, answering our questions about the ceremony, and officiating. We were able to meet her virtually before the wedding, and this check-in really helped to ease our mind. We also appreciate how professional and caring she was in officiating the ceremony. Thank you, Brenda!
Jun 16, 2021
Nicki C.

Wedding Officiant

Christine worked with us very quickly and was super-professional and kind! Within a week she made our dreams come true. Highly recommend her to officiate your wedding!
Apr 10, 2021
Jessica R.

Wedding Officiant

Brenda was an amazing officiant for us. Our wedding was totally last minute, but she was able to walk us through the entire process, from giving tips on best places for our outdoor elopement, to sending the draft for the ceremony early on. She is so kind and responsive-she really made the whole process simple and wonderful! I recommend Brenda for every couple, whether for a religious or non-religious ceremony. Thank you Brenda!
Nov 11, 2020
Ryan G.

Wedding Officiant

Getting married is such a special occasion and for us we needed someone who could do something not so standard(handfasting) we absolutely loved having Simple Ceremony Chicago as our wedding officiant. She was extremely responsive and open to any questions we had no matter how simple or obvious they might’ve been. If I ever meet someone getting married and they needed an officiant I’d recommend her in a heartbeat
Nov 1, 2020
Mirjana T.

Wedding Officiant

It was a great experience having Brenda plan our wedding ceremony. She has guided us through the whole process to make sure we have everything ready on time. Also, she prepared a great speech which included many romantic details, and we loved it. We could not ask for a better Marriage officiant. Thank you Brenda! We wish you many more successful marriage ceremonies.
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Thank you, Mirjana! I was honored to be a part of your special day. And thank you for posting these photos! It was all so lovely. Congratulations!
Oct 4, 2020
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Brenda Winstead


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Prices for custom ceremonies start at $200 for a personalized script, officiating, and completing your marriage license and processing. Legal minimum ceremonies are $100-140 depending on location.

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

    I have a simple online survey for couples to fill out to begin the process of building their custom ceremony. If more personalization is desired, we can meet over email or zoom to discuss what you'd like to see in you ceremony. I also share the ceremony script for review and edit, if desired.

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

    I am a minister ordained by the Universal Life Church. I have performed over 250 religious and secular ceremonies everywhere from public parks to formal courtyards.

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