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What is Your Wedding Ceremony Style?

Style #1: 

Short & Sweet by a Professional

Rev. Phil Landers: 

    • will do something no other officiant will do – share what you two love about each other with a twist. You two will
      laugh. Your guests will know better why you’re such a great fit.
    • will create the moments that make Insta-worthy photos (and video).
    • will be the wedding planner for the ceremony. He will contact all your other wedding pro’s to make sure they are
      all on the same page for the ceremony.
    • is Chicago’s best officiant — having done 1300 weddings, he will not be nervous, he will speak clearly, he will
      not be flustered with anything unexpected.

Rev. Phil found a way to make the experience memorable , made all the guests (and us) laugh and kept it short like we requested. Everyone with us that day felt he was very genuine, friendly, funny and was glad that he was a part of our day.

— Samantha & Shawn, Soldier Field, Chicago

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Style #2:

You Want More Options, You Get More Planning

You get all the elements in style #1 (love about each other with a twist, creating the moments for Insta-photo photos, the
wedding planner for your ceremony by Chicago’s best officiant) PLUS:

    • A complete ceremony script in advance. You will know that the ceremony is exactly the way you want it. No
      surprises. Every person walking in, every action step, every word – except for the love about each other
    • Vows and readings that YOU select – though he will guide you.
    • 3 ways to include your guests in the ceremony – so they’re not bored. Pick one, two, three or none. Your choice.
    • A 30-minute rehearsal that starts an hour before the ceremony. Everyone will already be there. You don’t have to do
      a rehearsal dinner (saves money).

With his wedding expertise, he offers a huge menu of ideas and options for the ceremony. That well-planned script was spectacular and executed flawlessly. All of our family members were buzzing about how unique and wonderful the ceremony was. We are still in awe of how our love about each other were such a unique and memorable highlight of the ceremony.

— Anne & Michael, Fairmount Hotel, Chicago

Style #3:

The Wedding of Your Dreams! Includes Your Love Story & Expert Guidance

You get all the elements in style #1 (love about each other with a twist, creating the moments for Insta-photo photos, the
wedding planner for your ceremony by Chicago’s best officiant) AND in style #2 (script in advance, vows & readings of
your choice, 3 ways to include your guests)
PLUS:

    • Your love story told by a master storyteller! How you met, how you fell in love, how he proposed. The ultimate way
      to personalize a ceremony. Your guests will laugh (not at Rev. Phil’s jokes – he doesn’t tell any — but at how well he
      tells your story; seen videos?) No one can be bored during this! Makes your ceremony so memorable.
    • A 2 hour planning meeting. Zoom with an expert who has done 1300 weddings. He will give you ideas you’ve never
      thought of. If you pick an option – like unity beer — he’ll tell you how to make it work, what not to do and how to get
      better photos / video. Takes away all your stress about planning a ceremony. It includes:
      •  4 alternative to unity candles
      •  memorial candles
      •  flowers for moms
      •  ways to involve your kids
    • A 1-hour rehearsal on a separate day. That is twice the length of the ceremony (and other officiants’ rehearsals.)
      Rev. Phil will have everyone do the processional twice. It’s the second time that people ‘get’ it. He will set up better
      photos and video. You and your whole wedding party will be comfortable at the end knowing exactly what they need to
      do. Takes away a lot of stress.

Rev. Phil gave my husband and I the wedding of our dreams. It was the most beautiful, magical, perfect service.

It was so carefully planned and well-orchestrated weeks before our actual big day, so we never had to stress about if things would get done the way we hoped. Reverend Phil is literally your personal wedding ceremony planner — he takes out all of the guesswork so that your ceremony runs seamlessly.

All of our guests told us that this was the best wedding ceremony they’d ever attended — they laughed, they cried, they shared the most important day of our lives with us, made all the more special by the personal touches Rev Phil puts into place to make your wedding truly unique and unforgettable.

Rachel & Eddie, Seville Banquets, Streamwood

Happy Getting Married Perfect Wedding Vows
WHAT IT IS STYLE #1 STYLE #2 STYLE #3 WHY YOU WANT IT

Rev. Phil Shares What You Love About Each Other (With a Twist)

You two will laugh (and maybe cry). Guests will learn more about why you’re such a great fit.

Insta-Worthy Photos & Video

Rev. Phil works with your photographer and sets up the ceremony in a way that you gets you great photos!

Rev. Phil is a True Professional

Rev. Phil is the 1st Chicago wedding officiant in the Knot Hall of Fame. He has, by far, the most reviews at WeddingWire – over 510.

Vows & Readings You Select

Rev. Phil gives you the best of romantic and religious readings + vows. Saves you hours of research.

Complete Script in Advance

No surprises! Just the way you want it to be.

No videographer? Makes a great keepsake.

3 Ways to Include Your Guests in the Ceremony

So your guests are not bored – but active participants in your ceremony. Makes the time fly by.

Rehearsal

N/A

          30 minutes,
      starting 1 hour
      before the
      ceremony

             1 hour,
on a separate day

Help in how to walk, where to stand, what to do, etc.

The style #3 rehearsal is 2X the length of your ceremony and 2X the length of other officiants.

4 Alternatives to Unity Candles

One option is unity beer! Learn what you need, what to avoid and how to set it up for the best photos and video.

3 Ways to Include Your Family in the Ceremony

Options to honor parents, kids (if you have them) and loved ones who have passed away.

2+ Hour Planning Meeting

Sit with an expert who will give you ideas and options. You choose. Then he tells you how to make it work and, just as important, what to avoid.

Rev. Phil Shares Your Love Story at Your Wedding

The ultimate way to personalize a ceremony! There will be laughter. Your guests get to know you better. Have you seen videos? You’ll laugh.

4 Couples Explain the Value for the Investment. Watch a 2-minute Video.

You Get What You Pay For

Planning a wedding can feel stressful, unorganized, and chaotic. There are deadlines to meet, vendors to choose, outfits to pick out, and your fiancé to keep sane. Luckily I had Rev. Phil on my side. His professionalism and organization kept us on track with the whole way through, we knew what to expect from him and what he expected from us. He sent us friendly reminders throughout our planning so we weren’t overwhelmed when out script was due.

You get what you pay for. Rev. Phil far exceeded our expectations. Our family and friends were in awe of the experience.

Rev. Phil planned a few special items to include in the service, for that he needed us to give him a few interesting details of our lives up to that point. At first we thought our story was boring and nothing our family would want to hear. But by the end of the service all of our second cousins, parents friends from high school, and wedding crashers who came to the wedding to flirt with bridesmaids and have free drinks, felt like they have known us forever and understood why I had to make her my wife.

Amongst all of our vendors, our experience with Rev Phil was far above the rest.

Felipe & Ashley, Stonegate Banquets, Hoffman Estates

‘Meet’ Rev. Phil for a FREE unhurried consultation. He will take time to get to know you.

You will get an email with dates to Zoom.

If he is not available, he will refer you someone on his team who is.

If Style #3 might be for you, then he will get and share the beginning of your love story when you ‘meet’! No other officiant does that.