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Designing Your Ceremony

Facing Your Guests (Modern Format)
Backs Turned (Traditional Format)
Examples of Wedding Vows
Effective Seating
Aisle Runner or Petals
Children in Wedding Ceremonies
The Escorting of a Bride
Taking Parental Vows
The Use of Music
Using a Pedestal
Using a Wedding Carriage
A New Role For Grandparents
Wedding Ceremony Readings
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Ceremonies in Special Places
Ceremonies in Theme
Taking Your Ceremony to Others
Staying in Character
What Name Should I Use?
What if it Rains?
Fibbing Your Start Time
Ceremonies in Candlelight
The Reception Line

The Order of Events

Primary Options:
Read this First
The Unity Candle
Champagne Sharing
The Sand Ceremony
The Blessing Tree
Tying the Knot
Tasting the Elements
Using a Photomontage
The Giving of Roses

Options In Finale:
Butterfly Release
Dove Release
Balloon Release
Tossing Petals
Bubbles in a Wedding Ceremony
Applause Walk

The Five Rules:
Rule One
Rule Two
Rule Three
Rule Four
Rule Five

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Death by Venue
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Chicago Justice Of The Peace
Chicago Justice of the Peace
Kyle and Gizelle from California stand before Buckingham Fountain.

Seeking a Justice Of The Peace (Wedding Officiant) in Chicago.

You may have discovered this page because you are looking for a Justice of the Peace to perform a wedding ceremony for you in Chicago or one of it's suburbs.

You've come to right place as that is exactly what I do- I perform wedding ceremonies. I am a Wedding Officiant, also known as a Celebrant. The state of Illinois no longer licenses Justices of the Peace- ministers, officiants and celebrants now fill that role.

I have prepared a page for you that shows photographs of where you can have your ceremony.

(Just Click Here) to see over a dozen great locations to elope in Chicagoland.

I will design your ceremony for you by phone and Internet, and will perform it in anywhere in Chicagoland- all for just $350. You too can have a very photogenic ceremony, like the couple you see above who came in from Michigan with their families, to have their ceremony in front of one of Chicago's landmark settings.

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