You get what you pay for. 

Spend a little — get a cookie-cutter, boring ceremony

Invest a lot — you get all of this…

Rev. Phil is the Storyteller & Wedding Planner™ in One

“Rev. Phil is a great storyteller/writer and takes the time to sincerely get to know you to make this possible. He made our ceremony the highlight of the day!”  — Erica & Pete, Kitchen Chicago, Chicago

Rev. Phil Shares Paige & Kunal’s Love Story
at the Pavilion at Orchard Ridge, Rockton
An Indian Fusion wedding — she’s Christian, he’s Hindu
Video courtesy of Hampton Road Studios

“Having Rev. Phil as an officiant was like having a wedding planner. Being someone that is very type A, Rev. Phil put my mind at ease as he covered every possible detail about the ceremony.” – Maggie & Aldo, Belvedere Banquets, Elk Grove Village

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

Invest in Rev. Phil, you will get a ceremony with:

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Wedding party enjoying the ceremony

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you, the bride and groom, laughing and crying!

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(photos from real “I Do” Weddings ceremonies!)

So, how much?

If you’re primarily concerned about low price – Rev. Phil is not your guy


But if you’re willing to invest to get the best; if you want a memorable, funny, romantic, no-stress ceremony, then do your research on Rev. Phil:


  • Watch videos of him telling couples’ love stories. You’ll laugh. You’ll experience a master storyteller.
  • Read reviews– there are 380+ at WeddingWire. Read what they say about Rev. Phil as a wedding planner. Try to find even one review that says he was not worth the above average cost.
  • He alone has the top awards.


Rev. Phil will give you pricing when you meet. He will show you:

  • 3 packages – customizing it to fit your desires and budget
  • flexible payment plans!
  • pay by Zelle, QuickPay, check, credit card or PayPal.


When you meet, Rev. Phil will get the beginning of your love story. No one has ever asked for such detail — or made your story so funny — as he will. You’ll so enjoy the trip down memory lane. You’ll laugh! This alone makes it worth your time to meet him.


What do you have to lose – except having your ceremony be boring + stress about planning it!

Reviews: “Worth every penny!”

“Cost was initially a concern. I understand that Rev Phil is pricier than wedding books recommend budgeting for. My husband and I agreed that it was worth investing in someone else to do our worrying and planning for us. The dress is important, but what is the point of looking good when the ceremony is awful, impersonal or disorganized? Worth it over and over!”  (Jill & Steve, Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, Evanston)

The price was a little high, but absolutely worth every penny. We can’t stop hearing about how our wedding ‘was the best we’ve ever been to,’ how ‘romantic’ and how ‘original.’ The best compliment we received was when a close friend of ours went to another wedding shortly after and texted us when they left and said ‘it wasn’t even close to your wedding.’”  (Krystine & Joe, Maggiano’s, Naperville)

“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.”  (Ashley & Matt, Kuiper’s Family Farm, Maple Park)

“Our family and friends are still talking about how great the ceremony was, including my ever-devout Catholic mom. Best money we spent on our wedding day was hiring Rev Phil for all that we received in return.”  (Holly & Mike, Venuti’s Banquets, Addison)

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The 5 Star Reviews Keep Coming In:

“Everyone in the crowd, including us, laughed and cried on several occasions, because what he delivered in words, was both personal and spiritual truths about our love of one another. Because Phil spends so much time of perfection, I would pay for him all over again!”  (Kalani & David, Chandler’s, Schaumburg)

“We spent more than we intended, but Rev. Phil is worth it! Our ceremony was exactly what we hoped for!”  (Nathalie & Dominique, Concorde Banquets, Kildeer)

“Rev Phil made our ceremony perfect. He is worth every penny of his fee. Our guests laughed and cried and so many of them told us they have never enjoyed a ceremony more.”  (Deborah & Dennis, Belvedere Banquets, Elk Grove Village)

“The price was on the higher end, but you do get what you pay for — a terrific and unforgettable ceremony!”  (Val & Kevin, Mission Hill Country Club, Northbrook)

“We were looking for something ‘different’ than the typical ceremony we’ve all heard over and over. Rev Phil definitely delivered on our hopes. He isn’t cheap, but he was worth every penny.“   (Meghan & Jason, Mystic Cruise at Navy Pier, Chicago)

“Although quite pricey, I would definitely recommend to any future Mr. and Mrs.– cut your budget elsewhere and do spend the money on Rev. Phil!”  (Andrea & Bob, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca)

“Rev Phil was awesome — from the rehearsal down to the ceremony. Although he was a little above my price point, I am soooo happy I decided to go with Rev. Phil.”  (Brooke & Jack, Stonegate Banquets, Hoffman Estates)

“Phil is worth every penny. If you are looking for someone who can bring order to the chaos of your life, and translate the special moments of your relationship into a ceremony for your friends and family you should look no further!”  (Sammy & Erik, Trinity Chapel, Wheaton)

“We have never witnessed a ceremony that was as thoughtful and personalized as the one that Rev. Phil wrote for us. Our guests loved his ceremony and were engaged the entire time. He was worth every penny.” (anonymous WeddingWire review, Naperville)

“I know Rev Phil is a little more expensive than the average wedding officiant, but he is truly worth every penny. He puts a lot of time and effort into your special day and you can tell that he is passionate about what he does. I have been to many weddings and Rev Phil is simply the best out there.”  (Bridget & Dean, Walton Island, Elgin)

“Our guests commented on how unique and enjoyable the ceremony was and many people told us it was the best ceremony they have ever been to. People were laughing and crying. Although he is pricier than most officiants, he is well worth the money.”  (Kim & Adam, Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club, Oak Brook)