The Best Reviews of Any Chicago Wedding Officiant

“If you are still searching for an officiant for your wedding look no further!! Rev. Phil made both of us feel comfortable being from different backgrounds and was veryyyyy accommodating to our needs and wants for how religious to make our ceremony. Another plus was that he was ALWAYS easy to get ahold of whether it was email or text and he always responded quickly (which was super important to me as a planning bride!). We also met again in person closer to the big day to go over all of the ceremony details and fine tune EVERYTHING! I had absolutely nothing to worry about and could rest easy the days before the wedding because Rev. Phil had it all under control.


What makes Rev. Phil worth every penny is how personal he makes your ceremony. Our wedding made people laugh, cry, and was so unique and memorable! Rev. Phil gets to know so much about the two of you as a couple during the planning session and vice versa that it feels as if someone you’ve known for years is the one who is marrying you and the love of your life! Our ceremony was personal and unique to US! 7 months later, we still have guests raving about how memorable it was! My husband and I would highly recommend Rev. Phil to all of our friends, family, and strangers!”

-Miranda & Tyler, Noah’s Event Space, Naperville

“Rev. Phil was absolutely awesome!! Even our DJ was impressed at how well organized he was. Not only did we receive a 17 page script but so did the DJ. Everyone knew what they were supposed to do and when to do it! Rev. Phil took a lot of the pressure off of us to get things organized!

My husband and I went with the diamond package and would do it again. When you get done adding the prices for other officiants with extra traveling fees and the rehearsal….it all comes pretty close to Rev. Phil’s fees! Rev. Phil includes it all in his one price!

Our ceremony was the most favorite part of our wedding day. All night we had guest coming up to us and Rev. Phil telling us how great it was to hear “our story” and how they have never seen that before! Rev. Phil was very professional and also a lot of fun too!! Make sure to invite him to your reception….I am so glad he was able to stay at ours and celebrate our new life together!

I could just keep on going on about Rev. Phil, but we were so happy with him and our wedding day was perfect!!

Thanks so much Rev. Phil!!”

-Melissa & Don, a clubhouse in Plano

“Rev. Phil Landers is a professional, easy and fun to work with. The time and energy he put into our wedding really showed. Rev. Phil had our guest laugh and cry, he loves what he does and it shows.

People always talk about the reception and how much fun it was, no one ever talks about the wedding itself, but with Rev. Phil people will definitely talk about the ceremony. The ceremony is the most important part of the day and, if you want people to remember it as much as you will Rev Phil is your man.”

-Jade & Tony, “Pate” Phillip State Park, Bartlett

“Rev. Phil was absolutely phenomenal! My wife and I couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. Our guests were engaged the entire ceremony. Rev. Phil is a great storyteller/writer and takes the time to sincerely get to know you to make this possible. Rev. Phil makes sure that every detail is absolutely perfect, and that’s what makes him a true professional. He made our ceremony the highlight of the day!

We would recommend Rev. Phil to everyone!”

-Erica & Pete, Kitchen Chicago, Chicago

“Reverend Phil was fantastic.

He was very flexible to our needs and very eloquent speaker. He has been doing this FOREVER and has expertise about stance, photography and sequence. He even built our ceremony to prevent nerves from getting the best of us, walking us through each step so we didn’t forget anything.

We got everything we never knew we wanted. Our wedding was perfect. What bride could ask for anything more? Our guests loved the personalized touches and even giggled when our love story created opportunity for laughter. Many of my guests told me how much they loved, it was incredibly moving and was “just like” my husband and I.

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 @ Northwestern University, Evanston

(Jill & Steve, Millar Chapel @ Northwestern University, Evanston)

“This note is to thank you for making our day meaningful and special. You have that God given, innate ability to communicate well and make those in your presence comfortable and at ease.”

– Sveta & Jon, Millennium Park, Chicago

“Rev. Phil was absolutely AMAZING! He was the best and super organized which was a HUGE plus for me. We knew we didn’t want to have an ordinary ceremony and since we are not very religious we wanted to find someone who did a little something different. Rev. Phil did exactly that!

We met with him and booked him immediately. We knew that he would make our wedding ceremony special and you can’t put a price on that.

He was great to work with and responded to emails in a timely fashion. By the time our wedding rolled around, we had multiple emails going back and forth with our ceremony script and we were confident and didn’t have to worry about anything going into our wedding.

The ceremony was amazing and Rev. Phil made it so much more special by sharing our love story and giving us the ceremony we wanted. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant and who wants something unique and different for their ceremony. Our guests were engaged, laughing and were not bored throughout the ceremony at all. It was exactly what we wanted and if you are looking for an officiant for your wedding, then Rev. Phil is the BEST choice!!”

-Gabby & Drew, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago

Gabby & Drew, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago
(watch the video of their love story as told by Rev. Phil)

“Rev. Phil performed a beautiful and memorable ceremony. 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, it really set the tone for the rest of the evening.”

-Kim & Adam, Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club

“If you want your wedding ceremony to be unlike any you’ve experienced before, I highly recommend you book with Rev. Phil. Watching his videos online will you give an insight to how great his work is, but it isn’t until he shares your love story that you realize the true value of this experience. Not only is my ceremony one I’ll never forget but our guests raved that it will forever stand out in their minds because of their participation and how personal it was. This is all due to the effectiveness of Rev. Phil when working with the bride and groom to plan the details of the ceremony. He worked around our schedules for meetings and was always prompt and prepared. Phil has the ability to make you feel comfortable to share the details of your relationship in order for him to write your love story and what you love most about one another. He is flexible in allowing you to choose many of the details for the ceremony while keeping the traditional ceremony values intact. Our ceremony flowed beautifully and we could not be happier with our decision to have Rev. Phil officiate our wedding.

The main purpose of a wedding is the actual marriage and so often times couples would rather rush this part or place their budget elsewhere. Take a moment to remember why you’ve invited your loved ones to celebrate with you and how important it is to make that commitment to your spouse in front of them.  Allow them to remain engaged throughout the ceremony and feel the love you two share by choosing the unique experience Rev. Phil provides. When you look back on your wedding day you will remember the moment you placed the ring on your spouse;s finger, said your vows and sealed it with a kiss and thanks to Rev. Phil each and every moment of our ceremony will forever be etched in my mind as some of the best moments of my life.”

– Katie & Brian, Monte Bello Estate, Lemont

“From the moment we met Rev. Phil we knew that we wanted him to perform our wedding ceremony. He was very experienced, organized and trustworthy – every brides dream! The planning sessions we had with Rev. Phil showed us that he wanted to take the time to get to know us personally to make sure that our ceremony was perfect. He sent us many drafts of the ceremony throughout the planning process to ensure that everything was to our liking. He was very easy to communicate with and would respond to emails promptly.

Our wedding rehearsal was very organized and our entire wedding party was thankful they knew what was expected of them.

The day of our wedding Rev. Phil was on time, looked professional and delivered a wonderful ceremony. We both laughed a lot and shed a few tears – it was very moving. Many of our wedding guests told us that it was the best wedding ceremony they ever attended. Even to this day some of our family and friends still talk about it. If you desire organization, professionalism and having the best, most meaningful wedding ceremony I highly recommend Rev. Phil.”

-Jill & Mike, Ruffled Feathers Country Club, Lemont

“When looking for an officiant to marry us, we never expected to find someone who could make our ceremony so personal. That is exactly what Reverend Phil did. From our first meeting with Rev. Phil, we could tell how much he loved his work.

We always felt we were in great hands with Rev. Phil, he was extremely responsive, provided great tips and links for any questions we had. The day of the rehearsal Rev. Phil made sure to have everyone’s attention because he wanted our wedding to be just as perfect as we did.

The ceremony was absolutely AMAZING. Rev. Phil did not miss a beat. He kept the guest engaged and told our love story perfectly. It is not an exaggeration to say that every guest we spoke to said they had never been to a ceremony as personal as ours and it was the best they had experienced.

He was such a big part of making our day memorable that we knew we wanted him as a guest at our reception, and he even did our blessing. Rev. Phil is not there just to marry he will be part of your journey if you ever need advice.

Professional, organized, passionate, caring, PERSONAL are just a few words to describe Reverend Phil. My husband and I are extremely happy we had Reverend Phil pronounce us husband and wife.”

-Erin & Nathan, Makray Memorial Golf Club, Barrington

“Rev. Phil was a perfect solution for us. He Phil met us in person twice and went over every aspect of our ceremony — both recommending what is traditional and providing guidance on the pieces we wanted to customize. He let us see the script ahead of time so there were (ONLY HAPPY) surprises on the day-of.

We just got our photos back and most of them are of us smiling and laughing at the altar. This is what we wanted, a ceremony that felt like “Us” not a stuffy formal ceremony. Rev. Phil did that for us! It’s a very personal process and he’s very open to whatever you feel defines you as a couple. One of my bridesmaids said “He made your love story sound like a Disney Movie!” He takes the time to mention bridesmaids, groomsmen and audience members in the love story to make it even more personal, which was a touch several of our guests (Those lucky enough to make it into the ceremony) loved and are still commenting on. 🙂

Rev. Phil was awesome and worked perfectly for us and our ceremony.”

-Cece & Nathan, Galleria Marchetti, Chicago

“Rev. Phil was beyond fabulous. He coordinated our whole ceremony, from start to finish, adding very personal touches throughout it. He had our guests laughing and crying at the same time. My guests have told me that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to and enjoyed listening to our story (because most of them didn’t even know the details of either us meeting or the proposal).

While I am not Catholic, my husband and his family are. Rev. Phil incorporated elements in which are Catholic in nature so that my in-laws would be happy. Well, not only were they happy, but I was beyond thrilled. Everything was perfect.

I would highly recommend Rev. Phil to all brides. The ceremony is the most important piece of a wedding, but often gets overlooked. Rev. Phil will ensure that it is the highlight of your day.”

-Amanda & Pat, Birdhaven Greenhouse, Joliet

“I am the mother of the bride…All night long we received compliments on how great it was, and that it was so personal.

Several people stated that at weddings the clergymen tend to go on and on and end up losing their audience, but everyone said he kept everyone’s attention. He will make you laugh, cry, smile and really enjoy the ceremony.

I will give you a heads up, Rev. Phil is pricier than everyone else. But you WILL get your monies worth out of him. He spends several hours with the couple to ensure he has everything right to ensure your wedding is the best. This does not include the emails he sends out monthly with several suggestions that you may not have thought about. You will truly have a one of a kind wedding.

A week after the wedding we are still getting comments about the ceremony and how wonderful it was.”

-Vickie, mother of the bride, DiNolfos’, Homer Glen

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