As a Chicago wedding officiant,
I work for everyone- every culture, every age, every religion,
in every setting. And this includes the LGBTQ+ community. The photos throughout this website are a
small fraction of the couples I have worked for. But they are
indicative of the clientele who retain my services. Their ceremonies
took place in locations such as their homes or at venues like
country clubs, mansions, houses of worship, park gazebos or
elaborate banquet facilities. In all cases the ceremonies I
performed for them honored the relationship of marriage as
well as celebrated the couples' desire to share their lives.
what determines how a couple chooses their officiant? I find
that most couples who contact
me belong to one of two groups. Those
of the first group already have an appreciation of what a professional
wedding officiant brings them- the know how, the experience
and the directorship skills to make their ceremony outstanding.
They also understand the consequences of making the wrong choice
in a wedding officiant. When these couples call my office,
their questioning often begins with.."What will your services
and ceremony do for us?"
On the other hand, price oriented
couples do little homework, typically hiring the first officiant
referred to them who meets their budget. They mistakenly
reason that: "Since all wedding ceremonies are the same
why not find the cheapest?" Then
there are those who are referred to an officiant by a coordinator
or wedding venue, not realizing that such referrals are often
paid for by the minister.
My approach is to educate couples-
giving them a complete understanding of everything I do in
a wedding ceremony and the reasoning behind it. The thoroughness
of this website and a video presentation rich with novel and
effective examples helps my couples to make informed decisions
on hiring me. This openness rewards me with clients of similar
values and expectations- couples who are a joy to work for.
These couples are the clienteles I seek.