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Flow Ceremonies

Chicago , IL

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ABOUT US

When you engage my services, you ensure yourself a beautiful ceremony, tailored to reflect your personality and style.

All the ceremonies I offer are completely personalized—... Read more
When you engage my services, you ensure yourself a beautiful ceremony, tailored to reflect your personality and style.

All the ceremonies I offer are completely personalized—but some include extras. I offer three complete packages to help you choose the services you desire.

I look forward to helping you create the ceremony of your dreams! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, definitely.
 
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I dress to support the style of the wedding.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes! Every wedding is a unique, individual event. Your ceremony shoudl reflect your personal style and values.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes! You can use or blend existing vows, write your own, or as me for help in composing your vows.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Absolutely not! You can include any reading or readings that are meaningful to you. If you're not sure what to use, I will do research to help you find readings that express what you want to say.
How long are your ceremonies?
They vary, but most are 20-30 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I strongly recommend them—and they are included in the price of the ceremony.
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, upon request.

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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheri officiated my wedding on August 23rd and was wonderful through the whole process. I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic and we were looking to have a ceremony that incorporated both religions but wasn't over-the-top religious. Sheri was fantastic about hearing our wishes and tailoring our ceremony towards us! She would be very capable of performing a more religious wedding if that's what the couple wanted!

Every choice, detail, etc. about out ceremony was tailored to us and what we wanted out of it. It never felt like a cookie-cutter ceremony, she even including our love story in our ceremony and wrote it so elegantly.

She was wonderful about changing the draft throughout our year engagement as our ideas changed and out wedding became more fleshed out. And was always quite to respond to all of our e-mails.

I highly recommend her!
Sheri officiated my wedding on August 23rd and was wonderful through the whole process. I am Jewish and my husband is Read more...
Sheri officiated my wedding on August 23rd and was wonderful through the whole process. I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic and we were looking to have a ceremony that incorporated both religions but wasn't over-the-top religious. Sheri was fantastic about hearing our wishes and tailoring our ceremony towards us! She would be very capable of performing a more religious wedding if that's what the couple wanted!

Every choice, detail, etc. about out ceremony was tailored to us and what we wanted out of it. It never felt like a cookie-cutter ceremony, she even including our love story in our ceremony and wrote it so elegantly.

She was wonderful about changing the draft throughout our year engagement as our ideas changed and out wedding became more fleshed out. And was always quite to respond to all of our e-mails.

I highly recommend her! Read less
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Nan
Wedding:
7/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheri was professional and prompt. She was just so kind and caring, wanting to make sure our day was perfect. Sheri had wonderful suggestions regarding the location of the ceremony and wedding pictures. She wrote and performed a personal and touching ceremony script which had our us and our bridesmaids in tears. We were blessed to have found such an amazing person to make our wedding day so memorable.
Sheri was professional and prompt. She was just so kind and caring, wanting to make sure our day was perfect. Sheri had Read more...
Sheri was professional and prompt. She was just so kind and caring, wanting to make sure our day was perfect. Sheri had wonderful suggestions regarding the location of the ceremony and wedding pictures. She wrote and performed a personal and touching ceremony script which had our us and our bridesmaids in tears. We were blessed to have found such an amazing person to make our wedding day so memorable. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
7/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheri made or day extremely special. She is a kind, caring person who took the time to get to know us and personalize the ceremony. She even helped us find the perfect location to get married. We are extremely grateful and would absolutely recommend her to anyone we know.
Sheri made or day extremely special. She is a kind, caring person who took the time to get to know us and personalize the Read more...
Sheri made or day extremely special. She is a kind, caring person who took the time to get to know us and personalize the ceremony. She even helped us find the perfect location to get married. We are extremely grateful and would absolutely recommend her to anyone we know. Read less
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Brighid
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheri was the best part of our entire wedding. We got more compliments and wows for her story and ceremony than any other part of our grand and beautiful wedding. That is how good she is! We live out of town and Sheri was very accommodating, connecting with us by Skype. She had us do homework so she could learn more about us and our story. What a great exercise! We had fun filling it out and reminiscing about our past. Sheri created a custom ceremony that was so captivating. She is a storyteller and it is evident. She WOWED everyone! She was incredibly responsive and professional. She was available for the rehearsal and ceremony. Sheri rocks!!!!
Sheri was the best part of our entire wedding. We got more compliments and wows for her story and ceremony than any other Read more...
Sheri was the best part of our entire wedding. We got more compliments and wows for her story and ceremony than any other part of our grand and beautiful wedding. That is how good she is! We live out of town and Sheri was very accommodating, connecting with us by Skype. She had us do homework so she could learn more about us and our story. What a great exercise! We had fun filling it out and reminiscing about our past. Sheri created a custom ceremony that was so captivating. She is a storyteller and it is evident. She WOWED everyone! She was incredibly responsive and professional. She was available for the rehearsal and ceremony. Sheri rocks!!!! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married in September. Of all the decisions we had to make, finding the right officiant for our ceremony was by far the most difficult. We had both been to numerous weddings at which it was obvious the officiant only knew the couple from a meeting or two - the ceremony was so lacking in personal detail. We didn't want that. We really wanted it to feel like a genuine, authentic representation of who we are.

Fortunately, we were introduced to Sheri Reda. Sheri dedicates herself to her clients. She really takes the time to dig deep and get to know each of you, and she seeks out the perfect touches to add to the ceremony that reflect who you are. She considers your cultural heritage, family traditions, hobbies and interests, and proposes ideas throughout the process of writing your ceremony. She can even help you write your vows.

Sheri was quick to respond to questions, and once we submitted our very detailed questionnaires, she responded with a first draft within a couple weeks. Edits were handled swiftly, and in no time, we had a very personalized ceremony that reflected our story - who we are and where we are headed. It made us laugh and it made us cry - and on the day of the wedding, our guests had the same responses.

We were married on a farm. We weren't really into the whole "unity ceremony", finding it a bit cheesy. But for our ceremony, we knew we wanted to plant something together to donate to the farm. Sheri was extremely enthusiastic and had a lot of ideas about how to incorporate our guests in the process.

She also incorporated a wine ceremony that was really sweet and special. We had never seen that before. And the words she read while we passed the cup were so beautiful.

Sheri was wonderful. Many guests told us how unique and beautiful, personal and intimate, the ceremony was, and that they could really feel our love. That was all we wanted and more. Thank you Sheri!
My husband and I were married in September. Of all the decisions we had to make, finding the right officiant for our Read more...
My husband and I were married in September. Of all the decisions we had to make, finding the right officiant for our ceremony was by far the most difficult. We had both been to numerous weddings at which it was obvious the officiant only knew the couple from a meeting or two - the ceremony was so lacking in personal detail. We didn't want that. We really wanted it to feel like a genuine, authentic representation of who we are.

Fortunately, we were introduced to Sheri Reda. Sheri dedicates herself to her clients. She really takes the time to dig deep and get to know each of you, and she seeks out the perfect touches to add to the ceremony that reflect who you are. She considers your cultural heritage, family traditions, hobbies and interests, and proposes ideas throughout the process of writing your ceremony. She can even help you write your vows.

Sheri was quick to respond to questions, and once we submitted our very detailed questionnaires, she responded with a first draft within a couple weeks. Edits were handled swiftly, and in no time, we had a very personalized ceremony that reflected our story - who we are and where we are headed. It made us laugh and it made us cry - and on the day of the wedding, our guests had the same responses.

We were married on a farm. We weren't really into the whole "unity ceremony", finding it a bit cheesy. But for our ceremony, we knew we wanted to plant something together to donate to the farm. Sheri was extremely enthusiastic and had a lot of ideas about how to incorporate our guests in the process.

She also incorporated a wine ceremony that was really sweet and special. We had never seen that before. And the words she read while we passed the cup were so beautiful.

Sheri was wonderful. Many guests told us how unique and beautiful, personal and intimate, the ceremony was, and that they could really feel our love. That was all we wanted and more. Thank you Sheri! Read less
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Graham
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheri Reda will forever be in our family.

A chance google search led us to Sheri—and from the first consultation we were immediately attracted to her calm nature, her quick sense of humor, her warm welcome.

Finding the officiant for our ceremony was never something that we thought would make or break our big day. When we started planning, you sort of forget that at the core of it all is the ceremony. Forget the china and the flowers for a second, and at the end of the day, the most important aspect to a Big Day is the ceremony. And you need someone who is able to mesh with you and build a program that is unique and reflects the relationship.

Sheri was just that. And more.

Her suggestions for readings and the flow were spot on and through revisions—which Sheri held no ego for alteration—we landed on a ceremony that was truly a magical mix of the two of us.

And it didn't just look good on paper. Sheri's delivery was compassionate and sweet and loving.

We can't thank Sheri Reda more for what she brought to us.
It was the best gift of all.
Sheri Reda will forever be in our family.

A chance google search led us to Sheri—and from the first consultation Read more...
Sheri Reda will forever be in our family.

A chance google search led us to Sheri—and from the first consultation we were immediately attracted to her calm nature, her quick sense of humor, her warm welcome.

Finding the officiant for our ceremony was never something that we thought would make or break our big day. When we started planning, you sort of forget that at the core of it all is the ceremony. Forget the china and the flowers for a second, and at the end of the day, the most important aspect to a Big Day is the ceremony. And you need someone who is able to mesh with you and build a program that is unique and reflects the relationship.

Sheri was just that. And more.

Her suggestions for readings and the flow were spot on and through revisions—which Sheri held no ego for alteration—we landed on a ceremony that was truly a magical mix of the two of us.

And it didn't just look good on paper. Sheri's delivery was compassionate and sweet and loving.

We can't thank Sheri Reda more for what she brought to us.
It was the best gift of all. Read less
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Lue
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I are Chicago transplants and the majority of our friends and family are out of state. However, we were getting married in Chicago. We were nervous about hiring an officiant because we wanted to make sure that our ceremony was very personal and intimate.

And then we met Sheri Reda a Life-Cycle Celebrant. From our initial meeting she put us right at ease. She was very kind and friendly and we could tell that she would deliver exactly what we were looking for. The ceremony drafting process was a lot of fun to work on; and Sheri was very accommodating to our numerous changes and tweaks. She even worked with us last minute when an issue arose with our rehearsal and even helped in the search for a ceremony musician. The day of, the ceremony was amazing. Our guest commented on how intimate it was and how it was perfectly crafted for the two of us. We could not have done it without Sheri and recommend her completely; you will not be disappointed.
My fiancé and I are Chicago transplants and the majority of our friends and family are out of state. However, we were Read more...
My fiancé and I are Chicago transplants and the majority of our friends and family are out of state. However, we were getting married in Chicago. We were nervous about hiring an officiant because we wanted to make sure that our ceremony was very personal and intimate.

And then we met Sheri Reda a Life-Cycle Celebrant. From our initial meeting she put us right at ease. She was very kind and friendly and we could tell that she would deliver exactly what we were looking for. The ceremony drafting process was a lot of fun to work on; and Sheri was very accommodating to our numerous changes and tweaks. She even worked with us last minute when an issue arose with our rehearsal and even helped in the search for a ceremony musician. The day of, the ceremony was amazing. Our guest commented on how intimate it was and how it was perfectly crafted for the two of us. We could not have done it without Sheri and recommend her completely; you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheri Reda exceeded our expectations for our wedding ceremony. We were looking for a Celebrant because we wanted a personalized ceremony that was intimate, warm and lighthearted with some religious aspects to it as well. Sheri made the ceremony even more beautiful than we had expected. We were very pleased with how smooth the process was and how excellent the delivery of our ceremony was. Our guests commented how amazing the ceremony was and how it seemed like Sheri knew us very well and told our story perfectly. I highly recommend Sheri to deliver your ceremony exactly the way you want it!
Sheri Reda exceeded our expectations for our wedding ceremony. We were looking for a Celebrant because we wanted a Read more...
Sheri Reda exceeded our expectations for our wedding ceremony. We were looking for a Celebrant because we wanted a personalized ceremony that was intimate, warm and lighthearted with some religious aspects to it as well. Sheri made the ceremony even more beautiful than we had expected. We were very pleased with how smooth the process was and how excellent the delivery of our ceremony was. Our guests commented how amazing the ceremony was and how it seemed like Sheri knew us very well and told our story perfectly. I highly recommend Sheri to deliver your ceremony exactly the way you want it! Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheri was our guide, "creative director", editor and celebrant for our wedding in June in Chicago. We got Sheri's name from a friend of a friend, another Life Cycle Celebrant. After our first meeting, we knew we had found our celebrant - she immediately got what we were wanting to do.

She laid out the basic structure of the ceremony and then provided suggested language and wonderful guidance as she gracefully accepted and helped sculpt our language and the final ceremony. She came up with some beautiful touches, ideas incorporating a circle of light and a simple, elegant gesture to tie everyone into the ceremony.

Plus she was an encouraging and insightful editor, as we both sweated our writing pieces for each other that were only unveiled at the ceremony. And, finally, she conducted the ceremony simply, naturally, with just the right touch of humor and spirit.

It more than met our hopes and expectations. We would definitely recommend Sheri to anyone looking for a celebrant for their wedding.
Sheri was our guide, "creative director", editor and celebrant for our wedding in June in Chicago. We got Sheri's name Read more...
Sheri was our guide, "creative director", editor and celebrant for our wedding in June in Chicago. We got Sheri's name from a friend of a friend, another Life Cycle Celebrant. After our first meeting, we knew we had found our celebrant - she immediately got what we were wanting to do.

She laid out the basic structure of the ceremony and then provided suggested language and wonderful guidance as she gracefully accepted and helped sculpt our language and the final ceremony. She came up with some beautiful touches, ideas incorporating a circle of light and a simple, elegant gesture to tie everyone into the ceremony.

Plus she was an encouraging and insightful editor, as we both sweated our writing pieces for each other that were only unveiled at the ceremony. And, finally, she conducted the ceremony simply, naturally, with just the right touch of humor and spirit.

It more than met our hopes and expectations. We would definitely recommend Sheri to anyone looking for a celebrant for their wedding. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheri was so amazing and really made the difference in making our special day absolutely perfect. She was always so attentive and quick to accommodate with every little detail. She made us feel so at ease with how our ceremony was going to go and always seemed to have the perfect suggestions whenever we weren't sure about something. Thanks Sheri!
Sheri was so amazing and really made the difference in making our special day absolutely perfect. She was always so Read more...
Sheri was so amazing and really made the difference in making our special day absolutely perfect. She was always so attentive and quick to accommodate with every little detail. She made us feel so at ease with how our ceremony was going to go and always seemed to have the perfect suggestions whenever we weren't sure about something. Thanks Sheri! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so glad to have found Sheri Reda, she was the perfect celebrant for our civil union. We really wanted help structuring the ceremony and making it really personal and Sheri did just that! She worked with us until we loved every detail of the ceremony and was wonderful to work with. Sheri was responsive and supportive and really told our story at the ceremony making it much more intimate. We can't begin to express how wonderful she is - Sheri met with us and we knew in the first conversation she was the officiant for us. Our guests really loved the ceremony and our friends and family said over and over how great Sheri was and how she made the ceremony unique and warm - it was like you could feel the love! We are forever grateful to have met Sheri - a really warm and genuine celebrant and person.
We were so glad to have found Sheri Reda, she was the perfect celebrant for our civil union. We really wanted help Read more...
We were so glad to have found Sheri Reda, she was the perfect celebrant for our civil union. We really wanted help structuring the ceremony and making it really personal and Sheri did just that! She worked with us until we loved every detail of the ceremony and was wonderful to work with. Sheri was responsive and supportive and really told our story at the ceremony making it much more intimate. We can't begin to express how wonderful she is - Sheri met with us and we knew in the first conversation she was the officiant for us. Our guests really loved the ceremony and our friends and family said over and over how great Sheri was and how she made the ceremony unique and warm - it was like you could feel the love! We are forever grateful to have met Sheri - a really warm and genuine celebrant and person. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Sheri Reda was the celebrant for our amazing wedding, and we can't begin to express how wonderful she is. From the moment my husband and I met her, we knew we were in good hands. Sheri is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Both of us felt very comfortable with her the moment we first sat down.

Sheri took the time to really get to know us and find out what we wanted in our ceremony. She did this by talking to us, as well as having us fill out questionnaires. Once she felt she had gotten to know us, and what we were looking for, she wrote the most beautiful, personal ceremony. It was so lovely, it just made our whole wedding. We have gotten so many compliments on the ceremony. Most people are amazed at how personal and sweet it was. It was just perfect for us!

We gave Sheri 5 stars in every category because she truly deserves these ratings. She is extremely professional, is always available for questions, takes time to find out what you are looking for and to write the ceremony of your dreams, is totally flexible, and is just an all-around wonderful person. All of this, and her fees are very reasonable.

Thank you Sheri, you will always have a special place in our hearts!

Sincerely,
Lauren and Mike
Sheri Reda was the celebrant for our amazing wedding, and we can't begin to express how wonderful she is. From the moment Read more...
Sheri Reda was the celebrant for our amazing wedding, and we can't begin to express how wonderful she is. From the moment my husband and I met her, we knew we were in good hands. Sheri is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Both of us felt very comfortable with her the moment we first sat down.

Sheri took the time to really get to know us and find out what we wanted in our ceremony. She did this by talking to us, as well as having us fill out questionnaires. Once she felt she had gotten to know us, and what we were looking for, she wrote the most beautiful, personal ceremony. It was so lovely, it just made our whole wedding. We have gotten so many compliments on the ceremony. Most people are amazed at how personal and sweet it was. It was just perfect for us!

We gave Sheri 5 stars in every category because she truly deserves these ratings. She is extremely professional, is always available for questions, takes time to find out what you are looking for and to write the ceremony of your dreams, is totally flexible, and is just an all-around wonderful person. All of this, and her fees are very reasonable.

Thank you Sheri, you will always have a special place in our hearts!

Sincerely,
Lauren and Mike Read less
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