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Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
From the time I put in the request for a wedding officiant, Wydetta was very punctual, responsive and professional. I really appreciated the communication she had with us in order to ensure the ceremony was a hit! And it was...We couldn’t have had a better officiant!Feb 23, 2020Verified
Hi- Finding Wydetta was such a blessing. She has such a warm and loving spirit! It felt like she was apart of our family. She was extremely professional, prompt and kind. My entire family fell in love with her. We booked her at the last minute and she was so accommodating and patient. I would recommend her to anyone who wants someone who has a loving spirit and will feel like a family member to officiate their wedding. Wydetta is top quality and we felt blessed beyond measure!! Thanks Thumbtack!!!Nov 14, 2017Verified
We could not have been more pleased with Wyweddings. We had decided to have a very intimate ceremony with around 75 guests and had some trouble finding the right officiant until we came across Wyweddings. She was professional, conscientious, personable, and just the perfect fit for us as a couple and our family situation as a whole. From introduction to post wedding details, Wyweddings was responsive and accommodating. I would highly recommend WyWeddings for large OR small weddings. She truly helped make our ceremony moving, personal, and memorable.Aug 29, 2016Verified
Wydetta was a true angel! We booked Wydetta to perform a surprise 50th wedding vow renewal for my parents. Wydetta worked with us and did everything she promised and more - a true professional. On the night of the wedding, she felt more like a part of the family than an officiant. She personalized the ceremony with details about our family and my parents' courtship. We all had tears coming down our faces. She made the evening truly magical!Jul 7, 2016Verified
Wydetta was an amazing officiant! We got married 8 days ago and have gotten countless emails, texts, and in person compliments on how incredibly touching, personal and lovely the ceremony was, all thanks to Wydetta. Initially we interviewed a handful of officiants, looking for someone with enough spark, charisma and spirituality without overdoing it, and Wydetta was the perfect fit. She was able to capture what we value most in each other and in our relationship, and showcase that in our ceremony in front of about 115 friends and family. Charming, lovable and full of presence; Wydetta is a great fit for couples looking for a nontraditional, perfectly timed and meaningful ceremony. We invited Wydetta to be a part of our rehearsal dinner, and without a coordinator or being able to use the actual ceremony space, Wydetta was super helpful in reigning in our big families and making sure everyone felt confident and sure of themselves. After the ceremony, Wydetta took care of the wedding license and also gave us a copy of the readings and vows- a really special keepsake that I wasn't expecting but am so happy to have now. Wydetta is an amazing woman and we truly believe that anyone would be lucky to have her as part of their wedding day.Oct 31, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fees are based on the type of ceremony you will have, As of 10/2019 the scale is as follows; Elopement: $150, Vow Renewal & Commitment Ceremonies: $175 (15 to 30 mins): Short and Sweet $200 (10 mins): I,Do, I Do $250 (10-15 minutes): Simply Perfect $300(15-30 mins): Formal Wedding $350 (30 mins+) . Ceremonies that take place on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day, Fourth of July, Memorial & Labor Day Weekend will incur an additional 10% charge. Consultations are FREE. There may be additional fees if travel is more than 20 miles outside of Chicago proper, parking, etc. All of these items are discussed and agreed upon prior to signing of Contract/Agreement.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I speak with you (FREE Consultation) on the phone or (depending on the time frame), we can set up a time to meet; to get a feel for the type of ceremony you would like to have. We will discuss your vision for the ceremony, including timeline expectations, make choices for marriage and ring vows, readings, etc. A lot of the latter information depends on the length of time we have between initial meeting and wedding date. Elopements include a FREE short phone consult (if time permits).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been an Officiant for 5 years. I am also a wedding assistant at my church (8 years). This knowledge is a plus, therefore, I include running the rehearsal process in my package if requested. I have also been an event planner so, I am very aware of the structure of ceremonies in a variety of venues.