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"I Do" Weddings, Ltd. with Rev. Phil Landers

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Serving Chicago & the Suburbs
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630-628-3500

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The only way to avoid a boring ceremony is to have Rev. Phil share your love story at your wedding! That will make it truly personal, romantic and funny. He will provide expert guidance... Read more
► The only way to avoid a boring ceremony is to have Rev. Phil share your love story at your wedding! That will make it truly personal, romantic and funny. He will provide expert guidance -- in a 2.5 hour planning session and a 1 hour rehearsal on a separate day. He will get you a complete script in advance -- no surprises.

► The Knot Hall of Fame has only ONE Chicago area officiant in it -- Rev. Phil Landers! He has more Chicago reviews at WeddingWire and more videos on his web site than any other officiant.

► Rev. Phil is a real minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He's a full-time wedding officiant marrying 125 couples a year. This is all he does. He's passionate about weddings!



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► Read the 210 reviews by clicking on the "Reviews" tab, above..

► Watch the videos by clicking on the "Videos" tab, above.

► Meet him for a complimentary one hour consultation (a $100 value). Sign-up on his web site, www.iDoWeddings.net Or call him at 630-628-3500. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

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yesenia
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil is truly the best. He kept our secret love about each other until the ceremony. His ceremony is unique. His practice with us was very helpful. I highly recommend him.
Rev. Phil is truly the best. He kept our secret love about each other until the ceremony. His ceremony is unique. His Read more...
Rev. Phil is truly the best. He kept our secret love about each other until the ceremony. His ceremony is unique. His practice with us was very helpful. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil went beyond our expectations! He's not only an officiant, but he's also a story teller and makes your ceremony personal to you. Everyone at our wedding loved our ceremony and commented on how much they laughed, smiled, and cried because of how Rev. Phil told our story. He is so easy to work with and very responsive. Anything you need, he's on it. He's a very organized person who really goes above and beyond to make your day the way you dream of it going. Thank you so much Rev. Phil for helping us make our dreams come true! Anyone looking for an officiant, Rev. Phil will NOT disappoint!!!
Rev. Phil went beyond our expectations! He's not only an officiant, but he's also a story teller and makes your ceremony Read more...
Rev. Phil went beyond our expectations! He's not only an officiant, but he's also a story teller and makes your ceremony personal to you. Everyone at our wedding loved our ceremony and commented on how much they laughed, smiled, and cried because of how Rev. Phil told our story. He is so easy to work with and very responsive. Anything you need, he's on it. He's a very organized person who really goes above and beyond to make your day the way you dream of it going. Thank you so much Rev. Phil for helping us make our dreams come true! Anyone looking for an officiant, Rev. Phil will NOT disappoint!!! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil gave us exactly what we wanted...a fun, unique, touching, personalized wedding ceremony. We have had so many of our guests tell us that they have never been to a ceremony like ours, and how much they loved it. People said that you don't usually remember the ceremony at a wedding, but with ours they will! All of that credit goes to Reverend Phil. He puts so much time into telling your "love story". Our guests loved hearing how my husband and I met and got engaged. He makes the ceremony so personalized. From our very first meeting with Rev. Phil we knew he could provide what we wanted, and he exceeded our expectations. He let us plan our ceremony the way we wanted, and executed it perfectly. His organization and attention to detail cannot be topped. We cannot thank Reverend Phil enough for giving us such a memorable wedding ceremony!
Reverend Phil gave us exactly what we wanted...a fun, unique, touching, personalized wedding ceremony. We have had so many Read more...
Reverend Phil gave us exactly what we wanted...a fun, unique, touching, personalized wedding ceremony. We have had so many of our guests tell us that they have never been to a ceremony like ours, and how much they loved it. People said that you don't usually remember the ceremony at a wedding, but with ours they will! All of that credit goes to Reverend Phil. He puts so much time into telling your "love story". Our guests loved hearing how my husband and I met and got engaged. He makes the ceremony so personalized. From our very first meeting with Rev. Phil we knew he could provide what we wanted, and he exceeded our expectations. He let us plan our ceremony the way we wanted, and executed it perfectly. His organization and attention to detail cannot be topped. We cannot thank Reverend Phil enough for giving us such a memorable wedding ceremony! Read less
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Wanda
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
You were just what we were looking for to share our special day with and I thank you again for accommodating our time change! You were AWESOME!
Dan and Wanda Seidl
You were just what we were looking for to share our special day with and I thank you again for accommodating our time Read more...
You were just what we were looking for to share our special day with and I thank you again for accommodating our time change! You were AWESOME!
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Julie
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was everything we thought it would be and more! It was traditional, humorous and heartfelt. I knew from the start of the process with Rev. Phil that our daughter would have a perfect ceremony. During one of their phone conversations with Rev. Phil, other family members looked out into the backyard (where they were sitting in the swing talking on the phone) and one said, "Mom! Look at Mary Jo and Ronnie, they are laughing and laughing. They have not stopped smiling!" And that tells it all. The comfort level, his ability to turn their love story into the ceremony was memorable. Our guests are still talking about the ceremony on June, 27th 2015. Here are some quotes: "Well I have never before been to a ceremony where I laughed" "I have never been to a wedding where I felt a part of the ceremony" "Where on earth did you find him" "So glad to see the focus on the ceremony and not the reception" "If we could redo our wedding I would have him do it" "I learned things about Mary Jo and Ronnie that I never knew. How fun was that" "I expected to half fall asleep as usual but not at this wedding" "The best I have ever witnessed” If you are searching, search no more. Book Rev. Phil now for the most memorable of times.
The ceremony was everything we thought it would be and more! It was traditional, humorous and heartfelt. I knew from the Read more...
The ceremony was everything we thought it would be and more! It was traditional, humorous and heartfelt. I knew from the start of the process with Rev. Phil that our daughter would have a perfect ceremony. During one of their phone conversations with Rev. Phil, other family members looked out into the backyard (where they were sitting in the swing talking on the phone) and one said, "Mom! Look at Mary Jo and Ronnie, they are laughing and laughing. They have not stopped smiling!" And that tells it all. The comfort level, his ability to turn their love story into the ceremony was memorable. Our guests are still talking about the ceremony on June, 27th 2015. Here are some quotes: "Well I have never before been to a ceremony where I laughed" "I have never been to a wedding where I felt a part of the ceremony" "Where on earth did you find him" "So glad to see the focus on the ceremony and not the reception" "If we could redo our wedding I would have him do it" "I learned things about Mary Jo and Ronnie that I never knew. How fun was that" "I expected to half fall asleep as usual but not at this wedding" "The best I have ever witnessed” If you are searching, search no more. Book Rev. Phil now for the most memorable of times. Read less
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Nikola
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was a great part of our wedding preparation. He walked us step by step through our wedding ceremony. Before talking to Rev. Phil I thought wedding ceremonies are meant to be quick, boring and the only interesting part is the "I Do" part. However, Rev. Phil completely changed my perspective on wedding ceremony. He made our wedding ceremony the best part of our wedding. He met with us to discuss how we met and he put together a wonderful and very detailed story of our love story. He made our ceremony personalized by involving the audience and our wedding party. He made everyone laugh and cry and everyone talked about our wedding ceremony for many weeks following our wedding. Aside from making our ceremony very unique and personalized, he managed and coordinated the whole thing. My husband and I did not have to worry about a thing, as he communicated with the other vendors so everything was coordinated. Our ceremony was truly one of a kind and our guests are still talking about it.
Rev. Phil was a great part of our wedding preparation. He walked us step by step through our wedding ceremony. Before Read more...
Rev. Phil was a great part of our wedding preparation. He walked us step by step through our wedding ceremony. Before talking to Rev. Phil I thought wedding ceremonies are meant to be quick, boring and the only interesting part is the "I Do" part. However, Rev. Phil completely changed my perspective on wedding ceremony. He made our wedding ceremony the best part of our wedding. He met with us to discuss how we met and he put together a wonderful and very detailed story of our love story. He made our ceremony personalized by involving the audience and our wedding party. He made everyone laugh and cry and everyone talked about our wedding ceremony for many weeks following our wedding. Aside from making our ceremony very unique and personalized, he managed and coordinated the whole thing. My husband and I did not have to worry about a thing, as he communicated with the other vendors so everything was coordinated. Our ceremony was truly one of a kind and our guests are still talking about it. Read less
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Ashley W.
Wedding:
6/12/2015
5.0/5.0
If you want your wedding ceremony to be amazing and perfect, do this one thing: hire Reverend Phil to officiate. Here’s why:
1. He is EXTREMELY organized. He will go over every last detail with you during your planning session, and sends a completed script before the wedding, so you know exactly what will be said ahead of time. (With the exception of your secret things you love about each other- It was so fun to hear those for the first time at the ceremony!).
2. He is funny, personable, and a great storyteller. He will tell your love story in a way that even you will be laughing. The guests at our ceremony were roaring with laughter, which eased my nerves as I was standing at the alter in front of over 100 people!
3. People will remember your ceremony. How many weddings have you been to where the reception is what guests remember, versus the actual ceremony (the reason everyone is there)? Rev. Phil officiated a friend’s wedding, and I was in awe at how great their ceremony was. It was hands down the best ceremony I had been to! As soon as I started planning my wedding, I knew we had to meet with him. We have received endless compliments on our ceremony and how great Rev. Phil was.
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. Your guests will laugh, cry, and truly be part of the ceremony. The first thing I ask when someone I know gets engaged is “Do you have an officiant yet?” because I want everyone to have as amazing of a wedding as I did!
If you want your wedding ceremony to be amazing and perfect, do this one thing: hire Reverend Phil to officiate. Here’s Read more...
If you want your wedding ceremony to be amazing and perfect, do this one thing: hire Reverend Phil to officiate. Here’s why:
1. He is EXTREMELY organized. He will go over every last detail with you during your planning session, and sends a completed script before the wedding, so you know exactly what will be said ahead of time. (With the exception of your secret things you love about each other- It was so fun to hear those for the first time at the ceremony!).
2. He is funny, personable, and a great storyteller. He will tell your love story in a way that even you will be laughing. The guests at our ceremony were roaring with laughter, which eased my nerves as I was standing at the alter in front of over 100 people!
3. People will remember your ceremony. How many weddings have you been to where the reception is what guests remember, versus the actual ceremony (the reason everyone is there)? Rev. Phil officiated a friend’s wedding, and I was in awe at how great their ceremony was. It was hands down the best ceremony I had been to! As soon as I started planning my wedding, I knew we had to meet with him. We have received endless compliments on our ceremony and how great Rev. Phil was.
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. Your guests will laugh, cry, and truly be part of the ceremony. The first thing I ask when someone I know gets engaged is “Do you have an officiant yet?” because I want everyone to have as amazing of a wedding as I did! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with REv. Phil! He worked really hard to cater our ceremony (I come from a non-religious family and married a very religious family) and he was willing to do whatever it took to make it work. We couldn't be happier with him!
We couldn't have been happier with REv. Phil! He worked really hard to cater our ceremony (I come from a non-religious Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with REv. Phil! He worked really hard to cater our ceremony (I come from a non-religious family and married a very religious family) and he was willing to do whatever it took to make it work. We couldn't be happier with him! Read less
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Jeanna
Wedding:
5/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was so professional and easy to get along with. From the moment I met him, I felt comforted and relaxed. I felt like he understood what my husband and I were looking for and that he was as committed as I was to creating a once in a lifetime experience. He had such extensive knowledge about weddings that I would only expect from a high paid wedding coordinator. He knew about my wedding party placement, how to set up and stage so that we got the best shots from the photographer, helped coordinate with my other vendors and so much more. This was better than I every imagined. After meeting with Rev. Phil, he completely understood us, knew who we were as a couple and knew exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. He captured us as he told our family and friends about our story better than we ever could of. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone and everyone!
Rev. Phil was so professional and easy to get along with. From the moment I met him, I felt comforted and relaxed. I felt Read more...
Rev. Phil was so professional and easy to get along with. From the moment I met him, I felt comforted and relaxed. I felt like he understood what my husband and I were looking for and that he was as committed as I was to creating a once in a lifetime experience. He had such extensive knowledge about weddings that I would only expect from a high paid wedding coordinator. He knew about my wedding party placement, how to set up and stage so that we got the best shots from the photographer, helped coordinate with my other vendors and so much more. This was better than I every imagined. After meeting with Rev. Phil, he completely understood us, knew who we were as a couple and knew exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. He captured us as he told our family and friends about our story better than we ever could of. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
5/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers recently performend our wedding ceremony. He did a great job and exceeded our expectations.

Booking an officiant to preform our ceremony was about the last vendor we had booked for our wedding. We had talked to a few other "officiants" about possibly performing our ceremony. I guess they would have been "ok" but we were looking for something better than just "ok".

I then asked a friend, who's wedding my wife and I recently attended, who performed his and he said: "Rev. Phil" I did remember how beautiful and touching his wedding ceremony was, but at the time I was not engaged yet and didn't really think much of it.

So we did end up booking Rev. Phil, and boy are we glad we did. He had our guest laughing, crying and entertained. We had so many compliments that night on how beautiful the ceremony was. He really made our guests feel like they were part of the ceremony. The personalization he does makes it seem like he had know us our entire lives.

If you want the best, then hire Rev. Phil
Rev. Phil Landers recently performend our wedding ceremony. He did a great job and exceeded our expectations.

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Rev. Phil Landers recently performend our wedding ceremony. He did a great job and exceeded our expectations.

Booking an officiant to preform our ceremony was about the last vendor we had booked for our wedding. We had talked to a few other "officiants" about possibly performing our ceremony. I guess they would have been "ok" but we were looking for something better than just "ok".

I then asked a friend, who's wedding my wife and I recently attended, who performed his and he said: "Rev. Phil" I did remember how beautiful and touching his wedding ceremony was, but at the time I was not engaged yet and didn't really think much of it.

So we did end up booking Rev. Phil, and boy are we glad we did. He had our guest laughing, crying and entertained. We had so many compliments that night on how beautiful the ceremony was. He really made our guests feel like they were part of the ceremony. The personalization he does makes it seem like he had know us our entire lives.

If you want the best, then hire Rev. Phil Read less
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