Guests Will Say “Best Ceremony Ever!”

“I’ve been to many weddings, and the single most boring part is the actual ceremony. Rev. Phil stops the crowd from sleeping and nodding off. It’s a fresh and unique ceremony he offers. Guests will be paying attention.”

Charmaine & Brian, Patrick Haley Mansion, Joliet, 10/11/15

“Wow! Our ceremony was amazing, it turned out even better than we expected. The ceremony was beautiful; people laughed, people cried, people paid attention! Ceremonies can get long and boring and many of them sound the same…well, not ours!

Amanda & Hollund, Bottom Lounge, Chicago, 10/10/15

You’re probably more excited about the dress and the party. But the ceremony could be the best part of your wedding day! It is the point of the day.

“The dress is important, but what is the point of looking good when the ceremony is awful, impersonal or disorganized? We got everything we never knew we wanted.

— Jill & Steve, Millar Chapel at Northwestern, Evanston

“Before talking to Rev. Phil, I thought wedding ceremonies are meant to be quick, boring and the only interesting part is the ‘I Do’ part. However, Rev. Phil completely changed my perspective on wedding ceremony. He made our wedding ceremony the best part of our wedding day. He made everyone laugh and cry. Everyone talked about our wedding ceremony for many weeks following our wedding.”

Nikola & Tomas, Odyssey Country Club, Tinley Park

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“Rev. Phil by far exceeded our expectations. Our family and friends were in awe of the experience.

Ashley & Felipe, Stonegate Banquets, Hoffman Estates, 9/26/15

“Not only did we love our experience with him but so did our guests. Everyone told us how different and fun our ceremony was!!!

Nicole & Wade, Rivers Restaurant, Chicago, 8/26/15

He has perfect comedic timing — he had everyone laughing out loud at how we met and got engaged. He also knows when to take things seriously – I cried like a baby through our vows and I heard later that I definitely was not the only one. All in all, it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony – funny, sweet, emotional, and lovely.”

Christy & Alex, The Grove Redfield Estate, Glenview, 9/12/15

“All who attended said it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. Rev Phil was very responsive to our needs.”

From the mother of the groom, Salvatore’s, Chicago, 9/12/15

“We were reminiscing about the wedding day on our honeymoon, and we both agreed that the ceremony was our favorite part!”

Yasmin & Elliot, Architectural Artifacts, Chicago, 7/25/15

“We have had so many of our guests tell us that they have never been to a ceremony like ours, and how much they loved it. People said that you don’t usually remember the ceremony at a wedding, but with ours they do!”  

Tracy & Bruce, Seven Bridges Golf Club, Woodridge, 7/11/15

“He’s not only an officiant, but he’s also a story teller and makes your ceremony personal to you. Everyone at our wedding loved our ceremony and commented on how much they laughed, smiled, and cried because of how Rev. Phil told our story.”

Jennifer & Marco, Skokie Country Club, Glencoe 6/27/15

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Rev. Phil will email you a number of dates and times when he can meet you — evenings and weekends, with several Panera Bread locations to choose from.

“If you want your wedding ceremony to be amazing and perfect, do this one thing: hire Reverend Phil to officiate. Here’s why:

1. He is EXTREMELY organized. He will go over every last detail with you during your planning session, and sends a completed script before the wedding, so you know exactly what will be said ahead of time. (With the exception of your secret things you love about each other- It was so fun to hear those for the first time at the ceremony!).

2. He is funny, personable, and a great storyteller. He will tell your love story in a way that even you will be laughing. The guests at our ceremony were roaring with laughter, which eased my nerves as I was standing at the alter in front of over 100 people!

3. People will remember your ceremony. How many weddings have you been to where the reception is what guests remember, versus the actual ceremony (the reason everyone is there)? Rev. Phil officiated a friend’s wedding, and I was in awe at how great their ceremony was. It was hands down the best ceremony I had been to! As soon as I started planning my wedding, I knew we had to meet with him. We have received endless compliments on our ceremony and how great Rev. Phil was.

A note about cost — he does charge more than what is considered average for an officiant, however, it’s completely worth it. We had not originally budgeted for this — but after meeting with Rev. Phil, we knew we had to make it happen. We decided to cut back on some things (we did not have wedding favors, programs, or welcome baskets) because we felt it was more important to have a meaningful ceremony than all the “frills”. So glad we did!!

You will not be disappointed if you hire Rev. Phil. It was by far, the BEST decision we made about our wedding. Your guests will laugh, cry, and truly be part of the ceremony. The first thing I ask when someone I know gets engaged is “Do you have an officiant yet?” because I want everyone to have as amazing of a wedding as I did!”

Ashley & Matt, Kuiper's Family Farm, Maple Park