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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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ABOUT US

Rev. Phil is the only Chicago area officiant in The Knot's Hall of Fame! Less than 1/2 of 1% of wedding professionals have earned this award.

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► Rev. Phil is the only Chicago area officiant in The Knot's Hall of Fame! Less than 1/2 of 1% of wedding professionals have earned this award.

► Rev. Phil is WeddingWire Couples Choice Award 2014 winner-- for the 5th year in a row! Read over 150 reviews by clicking on "Reviews" tab, above. Just try to find a bad one.

► That makes Rev. Phil the most and best reviewed officiant in the Chicago area!





Five things Rev. Phil does that ofher officiants don't:

► Shares your love story at your wedding! Watch videos by clicking on the "Videos" tab, above.

► Send you a complete script 10 days in advance. No surprises.

► A 2.5 hour planning session. He will give you ideas, options and resources -- but you decide. And he'll get your love story.

► Lead a one hour rehearsal on a separate day. Most officiants do a half hour rehearsal -- so they can go home sooner. Rev. Phil wants to be thorough, making sure everyone is comfortable.

► Marries 150 couples a year. He is a full-time wedding officiant and has been since 2004. This is not a weekend hobby.





Next steps:

► Read the 150+ 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 officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Kalanikae
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! Reverend Phil is exactly what we were looking for. Someone that is as attention detailed and organized as me! If you are the kind of bride that wants the least amount of stress as possible, Phil is the Minister of choice. He spent hours with Dave and I learning the real story, the real journey, that got us to our wedding day. Everyone in the crowd, including us, laughed and cried on several occasions, because what he delivered in words, was both personal and spiritual truths about our love of one another. Because Phil spends so much time of perfection, I would pay for him all over again! Phil is an expert in officiating a touching meaningful, and unique wedding ceremony.
Wow! Reverend Phil is exactly what we were looking for. Someone that is as attention detailed and organized as me! If you Read more...
Wow! Reverend Phil is exactly what we were looking for. Someone that is as attention detailed and organized as me! If you are the kind of bride that wants the least amount of stress as possible, Phil is the Minister of choice. He spent hours with Dave and I learning the real story, the real journey, that got us to our wedding day. Everyone in the crowd, including us, laughed and cried on several occasions, because what he delivered in words, was both personal and spiritual truths about our love of one another. Because Phil spends so much time of perfection, I would pay for him all over again! Phil is an expert in officiating a touching meaningful, and unique wedding ceremony. Read less
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Mellissa
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
My new husband and I could not be happier with the service provided by Rev. Phil; he was easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He made sure that we knew he was available to us if we had any questions or concerns, and gave us a script weeks before our wedding so there were no surprises. It was great! My bridesmaids told me that they had never been to a wedding with such a detailed rehearsal! It was so nice knowing exactly how everything would go - it really calms a bride down! :) He also made sure to leave us a special gift when all was said and done. Very, very thoughtful!

Thank you /so/ much, Rev. Phil! :) :)
My new husband and I could not be happier with the service provided by Rev. Phil; he was easily one of the best decisions Read more...
My new husband and I could not be happier with the service provided by Rev. Phil; he was easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He made sure that we knew he was available to us if we had any questions or concerns, and gave us a script weeks before our wedding so there were no surprises. It was great! My bridesmaids told me that they had never been to a wedding with such a detailed rehearsal! It was so nice knowing exactly how everything would go - it really calms a bride down! :) He also made sure to leave us a special gift when all was said and done. Very, very thoughtful!

Thank you /so/ much, Rev. Phil! :) :) Read less
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HEIDIE
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting with Rev. Phil we knew we were in great hands. He was very professional and detailed. He took time to get to know us personally and truly enjoyed hearing our love story. He covered every detail of our wedding with us and assured us that we and our guests would enjoy our wedding. Of course we believed he would do a great job but we never could have imagined just how good! Our wedding was absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Looking at our pictures has been so enjoyable, in every picture of the ceremony my husband and I and our guests are smiling and laughing! I have never been to a wedding or seen wedding pictures that compare to ours. Now two months later our family and friends are still raving about how great our wedding was and how much they enjoyed our ceremony and hearing our love story. We would recommend Rev. Phil to any couple wanting to have an original and enjoyable wedding ceremony.
From our first meeting with Rev. Phil we knew we were in great hands. He was very professional and detailed. He took time Read more...
From our first meeting with Rev. Phil we knew we were in great hands. He was very professional and detailed. He took time to get to know us personally and truly enjoyed hearing our love story. He covered every detail of our wedding with us and assured us that we and our guests would enjoy our wedding. Of course we believed he would do a great job but we never could have imagined just how good! Our wedding was absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Looking at our pictures has been so enjoyable, in every picture of the ceremony my husband and I and our guests are smiling and laughing! I have never been to a wedding or seen wedding pictures that compare to ours. Now two months later our family and friends are still raving about how great our wedding was and how much they enjoyed our ceremony and hearing our love story. We would recommend Rev. Phil to any couple wanting to have an original and enjoyable wedding ceremony. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil helped us plan our wedding in 9 days and made it seem like it took 9 months. Flawless, fantastic, flexible, five stars all the way. He was our life savor. Our case was extreme and I am so grateful we were referred to him.
Rev. Phil helped us plan our wedding in 9 days and made it seem like it took 9 months. Flawless, fantastic, flexible, five Read more...
Rev. Phil helped us plan our wedding in 9 days and made it seem like it took 9 months. Flawless, fantastic, flexible, five stars all the way. He was our life savor. Our case was extreme and I am so grateful we were referred to him. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was fantastic. We were looking for a simple, very short service while on a pre-planned vacation in Chicago. His website has examples of wonderful ceremonies with stories and making memorable moments for the bride/groom and guests. I wasn't sure how this would be different for our wedding as it was just us and 7 of our family/friends. He still found a way to make the experience memorable, made all the guests (and us) laugh and kept it short like we requested. Everyone with us that day felt he was very genuine, friendly, funny and was glad that he was a part of our day.
Rev. Phil was fantastic. We were looking for a simple, very short service while on a pre-planned vacation in Chicago. His Read more...
Rev. Phil was fantastic. We were looking for a simple, very short service while on a pre-planned vacation in Chicago. His website has examples of wonderful ceremonies with stories and making memorable moments for the bride/groom and guests. I wasn't sure how this would be different for our wedding as it was just us and 7 of our family/friends. He still found a way to make the experience memorable, made all the guests (and us) laugh and kept it short like we requested. Everyone with us that day felt he was very genuine, friendly, funny and was glad that he was a part of our day. Read less
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Lorraine
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I contacted Rev. Phil to perform our ceremony and from the very first correspondence he was amazing. He was very flexible and always responded timely. He walked us through the entire process and ensured our ceremony and vows would be unique and truly memorable. As a part of our ceremony Rev. Phil had my husband and I email him (secretly) what we loved most about each other. The best part of our ceremony was when Rev. Phil read these and it was the first time we were hearing them. It was something I will always remember.....our guests loved it. I really appreciate all of the time he spent making sure our wedding day was perfect. It was so nice to have someone there to guide us along the say and make our day unforgettable.
I contacted Rev. Phil to perform our ceremony and from the very first correspondence he was amazing. He was very flexible Read more...
I contacted Rev. Phil to perform our ceremony and from the very first correspondence he was amazing. He was very flexible and always responded timely. He walked us through the entire process and ensured our ceremony and vows would be unique and truly memorable. As a part of our ceremony Rev. Phil had my husband and I email him (secretly) what we loved most about each other. The best part of our ceremony was when Rev. Phil read these and it was the first time we were hearing them. It was something I will always remember.....our guests loved it. I really appreciate all of the time he spent making sure our wedding day was perfect. It was so nice to have someone there to guide us along the say and make our day unforgettable. Read less
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Don and Jeanette
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil Landers provided us with a great experience at our wedding that we will remember fondly throughout our marriage. We did not have a large ceremony and did not have a formal rehearsal. Reverend Landers was able to arrive 45 minutes before the ceremony to make sure that the wedding party was up to speed on where and when they needed to present themselves and made everyone feel comfortable in their assigned areas; bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and ring bearer alike. He worked with our quartet to make ensure that the appropriate music was being played at the specified sections of the ceremony and overall he handled the logistics of the event with true professionalism. The content of the ceremony was wonderful as Rev. Landers gave us great reading selections and added his own warm observations and content to the ceremony. We would recommend Reverend Landers to anyone we knew who was planning their wedding
Reverend Phil Landers provided us with a great experience at our wedding that we will remember fondly throughout our Read more...
Reverend Phil Landers provided us with a great experience at our wedding that we will remember fondly throughout our marriage. We did not have a large ceremony and did not have a formal rehearsal. Reverend Landers was able to arrive 45 minutes before the ceremony to make sure that the wedding party was up to speed on where and when they needed to present themselves and made everyone feel comfortable in their assigned areas; bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and ring bearer alike. He worked with our quartet to make ensure that the appropriate music was being played at the specified sections of the ceremony and overall he handled the logistics of the event with true professionalism. The content of the ceremony was wonderful as Rev. Landers gave us great reading selections and added his own warm observations and content to the ceremony. We would recommend Reverend Landers to anyone we knew who was planning their wedding Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was very warm, friendly, and easy to work with. He was so organized and made sure everything ran smoothly! There were no surprises, and we were reassured that the ceremony would go as planned. He provided a unique ceremony that personalized towards us. Everyone commented on how it was the single best service they had ever been a part of, and how they truly felt they were a part of it. Rev. Phil was gracious and professional. He happily made many last minute adjustments for us, so that everything would be perfect. We are so happy to have had Rev. Phil be a part of our day. Words cannot express how happy we were with the countless things he did to make sure it was perfect.
Rev. Phil was very warm, friendly, and easy to work with. He was so organized and made sure everything ran smoothly! There Read more...
Rev. Phil was very warm, friendly, and easy to work with. He was so organized and made sure everything ran smoothly! There were no surprises, and we were reassured that the ceremony would go as planned. He provided a unique ceremony that personalized towards us. Everyone commented on how it was the single best service they had ever been a part of, and how they truly felt they were a part of it. Rev. Phil was gracious and professional. He happily made many last minute adjustments for us, so that everything would be perfect. We are so happy to have had Rev. Phil be a part of our day. Words cannot express how happy we were with the countless things he did to make sure it was perfect. Read less
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Alexander
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Landers provided a professional, yet personal experience for our wedding. It was truly a pleasure to work with him, and the personal touches he adds like reading our story were brilliant. We would recommend him any time.
Rev. Landers provided a professional, yet personal experience for our wedding. It was truly a pleasure to work with him, Read more...
Rev. Landers provided a professional, yet personal experience for our wedding. It was truly a pleasure to work with him, and the personal touches he adds like reading our story were brilliant. We would recommend him any time. Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil went above and beyond our expectations. It was a big deal to our families that we weren't getting married in a church so we wanted to find a officiant that could make everyone feel comfortable and could incorporate some religious elements but would also respect our wishes. Rev. Phil did exactly that. He provided direction and his personal expertise on how the ceremony should go and helped us customize it to fit our specific needs. He was extremely responsive and always delivered on what he promised. Most importantly, his delivery on our wedding day was amazing. Everyone raved about how wonderful the ceremony was and how awesome our officiant was. He helped us kick the whole thing off with a bang and I couldn't have been happier. I could not recommend Rev. Phil more.
Rev. Phil went above and beyond our expectations. It was a big deal to our families that we weren't getting married in a Read more...
Rev. Phil went above and beyond our expectations. It was a big deal to our families that we weren't getting married in a church so we wanted to find a officiant that could make everyone feel comfortable and could incorporate some religious elements but would also respect our wishes. Rev. Phil did exactly that. He provided direction and his personal expertise on how the ceremony should go and helped us customize it to fit our specific needs. He was extremely responsive and always delivered on what he promised. Most importantly, his delivery on our wedding day was amazing. Everyone raved about how wonderful the ceremony was and how awesome our officiant was. He helped us kick the whole thing off with a bang and I couldn't have been happier. I could not recommend Rev. Phil more. Read less
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Melissa & Mike
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are considering multiple officiants for your ceremony; stop right now! You need to select Rev Phil! After talking with Rev Phil and explaining what our desired outcome was for our wedding ceremony, he truly listened and captured everything we said was important to us! Specifically that we wanted to include traditional and spiritual elements in our ceremony because we were not having a “traditional” wedding in church. Our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned it to be! My family and friends were talking about Rev Phil and the wonderful ceremony all night….they are still talking about it! Everyone enjoyed being included as part of the ceremony and truly enjoyed hearing our love story. Everyone has said that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to! Rev Phil organized everything for the ceremony, he ensured the music director had the outline of the ceremony, worked with the videographer and photographer. He also led the rehearsal and ensured that everyone in the bridal party knew exactly what to do. My husband and I live out of state, Rev Phil made the ceremony planning easy; not to mention all of this was including in the price of his services!
If you are considering multiple officiants for your ceremony; stop right now! You need to select Rev Phil! After talking Read more...
If you are considering multiple officiants for your ceremony; stop right now! You need to select Rev Phil! After talking with Rev Phil and explaining what our desired outcome was for our wedding ceremony, he truly listened and captured everything we said was important to us! Specifically that we wanted to include traditional and spiritual elements in our ceremony because we were not having a “traditional” wedding in church. Our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned it to be! My family and friends were talking about Rev Phil and the wonderful ceremony all night….they are still talking about it! Everyone enjoyed being included as part of the ceremony and truly enjoyed hearing our love story. Everyone has said that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to! Rev Phil organized everything for the ceremony, he ensured the music director had the outline of the ceremony, worked with the videographer and photographer. He also led the rehearsal and ensured that everyone in the bridal party knew exactly what to do. My husband and I live out of state, Rev Phil made the ceremony planning easy; not to mention all of this was including in the price of his services! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil was awesome. From the rehearsal down to the ceremony. Although he was a little above my price point. I am soooo happy I decided to go with Rev. Phil. A lot of our family had been to church weddings before, however everyone that I talked to said they really enjoyed the ceremony. I was super nervous before the ceremony. Rev Phil even came up to my bridal suit before hand and tried to calm me down. It was a great gesture. Thank you Rev Phil for making our wedding day special.
Rev Phil was awesome. From the rehearsal down to the ceremony. Although he was a little above my price point. I am soooo Read more...
Rev Phil was awesome. From the rehearsal down to the ceremony. Although he was a little above my price point. I am soooo happy I decided to go with Rev. Phil. A lot of our family had been to church weddings before, however everyone that I talked to said they really enjoyed the ceremony. I was super nervous before the ceremony. Rev Phil even came up to my bridal suit before hand and tried to calm me down. It was a great gesture. Thank you Rev Phil for making our wedding day special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We have never witnessed a ceremony that was as thoughtful and personalized as the one that Rev. Phil wrote for us. He kept us involved throughout every step of the planning process. He responded to all of our questions promptly. Our guests loved his ceremony and were engaged the entire time. He was worth every penny.
We have never witnessed a ceremony that was as thoughtful and personalized as the one that Rev. Phil wrote for us. He kept Read more...
We have never witnessed a ceremony that was as thoughtful and personalized as the one that Rev. Phil wrote for us. He kept us involved throughout every step of the planning process. He responded to all of our questions promptly. Our guests loved his ceremony and were engaged the entire time. He was worth every penny. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was the best choice we could have made for our Officiant. Not only is he professional and friendly, but he helped us customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted - and his resources and consistent e-mail communication made that a breeze!! Our guests raved about how interesting, fun, and deeply personalized our ceremony was. This was all made possible thanks to Rev. Phil. He truly is one-of-a-kind!
Rev. Phil was the best choice we could have made for our Officiant. Not only is he professional and friendly, but he Read more...
Rev. Phil was the best choice we could have made for our Officiant. Not only is he professional and friendly, but he helped us customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted - and his resources and consistent e-mail communication made that a breeze!! Our guests raved about how interesting, fun, and deeply personalized our ceremony was. This was all made possible thanks to Rev. Phil. He truly is one-of-a-kind! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was awesome!!! We loved him and so did our guests. He exceeded our expectations.
Rev. Phil was awesome!!! We loved him and so did our guests. He exceeded our expectations.
Rev. Phil was awesome!!! We loved him and so did our guests. He exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Top notch from beginning to end. He is very thorough and detail oriented.
I loved how he incorporated our little girl into the ceremony...she's three! Our guests really enjoyed hearing the different things Joe and I love about each other (Rev Phil's idea)! The sand ceremony was a hit as well.
I couldn't recommend Rev. Phil more!!! He made our special day as memorable as it could be.
Top notch from beginning to end. He is very thorough and detail oriented.
I loved how he incorporated our little girl Read more...
Top notch from beginning to end. He is very thorough and detail oriented.
I loved how he incorporated our little girl into the ceremony...she's three! Our guests really enjoyed hearing the different things Joe and I love about each other (Rev Phil's idea)! The sand ceremony was a hit as well.
I couldn't recommend Rev. Phil more!!! He made our special day as memorable as it could be. Read less
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Constance
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was extremely professional from the moment we met with him. He provided the exact ceremony we had hoped for and personalized it for us. He communicated with us promptly and was extremely helpful in the whole planning process. He did a great job at the ceremony and our guests all commented on this and how personal and touching the ceremony was. Thank you, Rev. Phil!
Rev. Phil was extremely professional from the moment we met with him. He provided the exact ceremony we had hoped for and Read more...
Rev. Phil was extremely professional from the moment we met with him. He provided the exact ceremony we had hoped for and personalized it for us. He communicated with us promptly and was extremely helpful in the whole planning process. He did a great job at the ceremony and our guests all commented on this and how personal and touching the ceremony was. Thank you, Rev. Phil! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved being able to help customize the ceremony with all the personal touches so it could reflex who we are as a couple. The website also helps with each step needed to be done in order to make the wedding day extremely special and less stressful.
I loved being able to help customize the ceremony with all the personal touches so it could reflex who we are as a couple. Read more...
I loved being able to help customize the ceremony with all the personal touches so it could reflex who we are as a couple. The website also helps with each step needed to be done in order to make the wedding day extremely special and less stressful. Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil made our ceremony perfect. He is worth every penny of his fee. Our guests laughed and cried and so many of them told us they have never enjoyed a ceremony more. I would tell anyone looking for an officiant to choose Rev Phil, he is who you want for your most important day.

Deborah and Dennis
Rev Phil made our ceremony perfect. He is worth every penny of his fee. Our guests laughed and cried and so many of them Read more...
Rev Phil made our ceremony perfect. He is worth every penny of his fee. Our guests laughed and cried and so many of them told us they have never enjoyed a ceremony more. I would tell anyone looking for an officiant to choose Rev Phil, he is who you want for your most important day.

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Krystine
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
It has taken my husband and I forever to write this review, but I had to make sure that we did write one. Our wedding took place March 22, 2014. It was a quick wedding because at the time we were expecting our first child and it was incredibly important to us that we were married before he arrived. I searched and searched the internet for officients, reading reviews, looking at costs, and types of weddings that they did. We wanted something personal, romantic, one of a kind, and not TOO religious. Just when I had about given up and settled for any officiant about a month before the ceremony, I found Reverend Phil. His reviews were OUTSTANDING and I just had to meet with him. My husband, my parents, and I met with him one night, he was kind, informative, and knowledgeable about what he was doing. I immediately felt comfortable with him and within the first 15 minutes I knew I wanted him to officiate our wedding. The price was a little high, but absolutely worth every penny. Our wedding was tailored to our wants, he worked with us and advised us every step of the way and the outcome was a wedding that we, as well as our guests, will never forget. We can't stop hearing about how our wedding "was the best we've ever been to" how "romantic" and how "origional". The best compliment we received was when a close friend of ours went to another wedding shortly after and texted us when they left and said "it wasn't even close to your wedding". He worked in a timely manor as our wedding was approaching fast, but never rushed us and still met every request we had. Our ceremony was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. If you are looking for an officiate, look no further. Reverend Phil is the best.
It has taken my husband and I forever to write this review, but I had to make sure that we did write one. Our wedding took Read more...
It has taken my husband and I forever to write this review, but I had to make sure that we did write one. Our wedding took place March 22, 2014. It was a quick wedding because at the time we were expecting our first child and it was incredibly important to us that we were married before he arrived. I searched and searched the internet for officients, reading reviews, looking at costs, and types of weddings that they did. We wanted something personal, romantic, one of a kind, and not TOO religious. Just when I had about given up and settled for any officiant about a month before the ceremony, I found Reverend Phil. His reviews were OUTSTANDING and I just had to meet with him. My husband, my parents, and I met with him one night, he was kind, informative, and knowledgeable about what he was doing. I immediately felt comfortable with him and within the first 15 minutes I knew I wanted him to officiate our wedding. The price was a little high, but absolutely worth every penny. Our wedding was tailored to our wants, he worked with us and advised us every step of the way and the outcome was a wedding that we, as well as our guests, will never forget. We can't stop hearing about how our wedding "was the best we've ever been to" how "romantic" and how "origional". The best compliment we received was when a close friend of ours went to another wedding shortly after and texted us when they left and said "it wasn't even close to your wedding". He worked in a timely manor as our wedding was approaching fast, but never rushed us and still met every request we had. Our ceremony was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. If you are looking for an officiate, look no further. Reverend Phil is the best. Read less
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brandon
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
PERFECTION!!! REV. PHIL WAS AMAZING. HE GAVE US A GREAT DEAL AND EVERYTHING WENT AS PLANNED WITH OUT ANY ISSUES. VERY PROFESSIONAL. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!
PERFECTION!!! REV. PHIL WAS AMAZING. HE GAVE US A GREAT DEAL AND EVERYTHING WENT AS PLANNED WITH OUT ANY ISSUES. VERY Read more...
PERFECTION!!! REV. PHIL WAS AMAZING. HE GAVE US A GREAT DEAL AND EVERYTHING WENT AS PLANNED WITH OUT ANY ISSUES. VERY PROFESSIONAL. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The reviews for Rev Phil says it all - if you want an exceptional ceremony, then he is without a doubt the one for you wedding! We chose his more expensive package, but definitely worth it. We're still getting cards saying how magical and moving the ceremony was. Truly a day to remember!
The reviews for Rev Phil says it all - if you want an exceptional ceremony, then he is without a doubt the one for you Read more...
The reviews for Rev Phil says it all - if you want an exceptional ceremony, then he is without a doubt the one for you wedding! We chose his more expensive package, but definitely worth it. We're still getting cards saying how magical and moving the ceremony was. Truly a day to remember! Read less
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Midge
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
You'll be very happy you chose Rev. Landers! He is efficient and just a really nice guy. It felt like we had known him for years and we "officially" met 10 min. before our ceremony. He did a wonderful job of personalizing our ceremony and making it very memorable!

A job well done!
You'll be very happy you chose Rev. Landers! He is efficient and just a really nice guy. It felt like we had known him for Read more...
You'll be very happy you chose Rev. Landers! He is efficient and just a really nice guy. It felt like we had known him for years and we "officially" met 10 min. before our ceremony. He did a wonderful job of personalizing our ceremony and making it very memorable!

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Kristen
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was the easiest decision we made. Brides, do yourselves a favor and book Rev. Phil! He is extremely meticulous and will make sure your wedding is personable, joyful, unique and smooth! You won't have to worry about any details because he has thought of them all. He even called my DJ to confirm details and make sure they were on the same page. He met with us twice (initial meeting and planning meeting) and we felt like we'd known him for much longer. Really good guy but real, not stuffy, definitely has a sense of humor and loves to involve the crowd! I got so many compliments/positive comments from guests that loved hearing our love story and thought the whole ceremony was beautiful. We loved that we were able to submit the things we loved about each other and hear them for the first time during our ceremony. I didn't think I could hold it together to say my own vows so this was great! We invited Rev. Phil to stay for dinner, and he did and said a beautiful grace before dinner. He sat at my parents' table, who really enjoyed him, and he kept complimenting us on different aspects of our wedding, which was so nice. He even got us a gift! Well 2, one from the registry and then a thoughtful gift on the wedding day. He's top-notch! Don't wait, he books up quickly!
Rev. Phil was the easiest decision we made. Brides, do yourselves a favor and book Rev. Phil! He is extremely meticulous Read more...
Rev. Phil was the easiest decision we made. Brides, do yourselves a favor and book Rev. Phil! He is extremely meticulous and will make sure your wedding is personable, joyful, unique and smooth! You won't have to worry about any details because he has thought of them all. He even called my DJ to confirm details and make sure they were on the same page. He met with us twice (initial meeting and planning meeting) and we felt like we'd known him for much longer. Really good guy but real, not stuffy, definitely has a sense of humor and loves to involve the crowd! I got so many compliments/positive comments from guests that loved hearing our love story and thought the whole ceremony was beautiful. We loved that we were able to submit the things we loved about each other and hear them for the first time during our ceremony. I didn't think I could hold it together to say my own vows so this was great! We invited Rev. Phil to stay for dinner, and he did and said a beautiful grace before dinner. He sat at my parents' table, who really enjoyed him, and he kept complimenting us on different aspects of our wedding, which was so nice. He even got us a gift! Well 2, one from the registry and then a thoughtful gift on the wedding day. He's top-notch! Don't wait, he books up quickly! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Landers did an excellent job as our ceremony officiant! We really couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. From the start, we felt very comfortable that he would be able to guide us through the process of planning the ceremony. He answered every question of ours and had excellent suggestions for us. He was extremely organized and professional, and responded quickly to emails. We also really appreciated that he took us through our ceremony twice during the rehearsal to make sure everything would run smoothly the day of. After the ceremony we received so many compliments from our guests! Everyone especially enjoyed hearing Rev. Landers relay our love story and proposal stories. It was unique and provided just the right amount of humor and sentiment. My husband and I both highly recommend Rev. Landers.
Reverend Landers did an excellent job as our ceremony officiant! We really couldn't be happier with how everything turned Read more...
Reverend Landers did an excellent job as our ceremony officiant! We really couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. From the start, we felt very comfortable that he would be able to guide us through the process of planning the ceremony. He answered every question of ours and had excellent suggestions for us. He was extremely organized and professional, and responded quickly to emails. We also really appreciated that he took us through our ceremony twice during the rehearsal to make sure everything would run smoothly the day of. After the ceremony we received so many compliments from our guests! Everyone especially enjoyed hearing Rev. Landers relay our love story and proposal stories. It was unique and provided just the right amount of humor and sentiment. My husband and I both highly recommend Rev. Landers. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
11/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very unsure of what type of ceremony we would like. A mixture of tradition and uniqueness is what we decided on, and Rev. Phil Landers provided just that! With his many options for your personalized ceremony and helpful suggestions, we got just the ceremony we wanted. Our guests loved that we shared our love story with them and we heard over and over again how the ceremony was like none they had ever been a part of before. Thank you Rev. Phil for providing a wonderful start to one of the happiest days of our lives!
We were very unsure of what type of ceremony we would like. A mixture of tradition and uniqueness is what we decided on, Read more...
We were very unsure of what type of ceremony we would like. A mixture of tradition and uniqueness is what we decided on, and Rev. Phil Landers provided just that! With his many options for your personalized ceremony and helpful suggestions, we got just the ceremony we wanted. Our guests loved that we shared our love story with them and we heard over and over again how the ceremony was like none they had ever been a part of before. Thank you Rev. Phil for providing a wonderful start to one of the happiest days of our lives! Read less
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Jorge
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil took great care in making sure that our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! During our initial meeting, he was very attentive, took detailed notes and asked relevant, thoughtful questions to make sure that our wedding ceremony was everything we wanted! He did a phenomenal job of guiding us through the planning process. On the day of our wedding I felt so confident that we were going to have a beautiful ceremony and we did! There was not a dry eye in the room during our wedding and afterwards all of our guests said that this was the best wedding they had ever attended. Rev. Phil did such a wonderful job of honoring our loved ones who are no longer with us and sharing our love story with our guests. Everyone in attendance was deeply moved and felt like this was a wedding unlike any other. We highly recommend Rev. Phil Landers and are so honored and thankful that he performed our wedding.
Rev. Phil took great care in making sure that our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! During our initial meeting, he Read more...
Rev. Phil took great care in making sure that our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! During our initial meeting, he was very attentive, took detailed notes and asked relevant, thoughtful questions to make sure that our wedding ceremony was everything we wanted! He did a phenomenal job of guiding us through the planning process. On the day of our wedding I felt so confident that we were going to have a beautiful ceremony and we did! There was not a dry eye in the room during our wedding and afterwards all of our guests said that this was the best wedding they had ever attended. Rev. Phil did such a wonderful job of honoring our loved ones who are no longer with us and sharing our love story with our guests. Everyone in attendance was deeply moved and felt like this was a wedding unlike any other. We highly recommend Rev. Phil Landers and are so honored and thankful that he performed our wedding. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone has one part of their wedding that they loved the most; and looking back on our wedding day, our favorite moments were the ceremony that Rev. Phil created. I found him online via weddingwire and went to his website and fell in love with the videos of ceremonies he did. I showed my fiance and he and I were laughing and enjoying other ceremonies of people we've never met or had any connection to. From the first meeting, we knew we had to have him do our ceremony.
Our ceremony was personal, completely unique, and heartfelt with emotions. Our guests are still raving about how entertaining it was, yet still kept the traditional aspects. They are saying it is the BEST wedding ceremony they have experienced. Yes experienced; they were included, and were able to experience every emotion possible (laughter, tears of joy and happiness, etc) and got to know our love story.
He goes above and beyond! We couldn't have dreamt up a better ceremony!
He coached us on what to do, helped us pick out readings, guided the rehearsal dinner, and made this such an easy process for us to get married. I would HIGHLY recommend Rev. Phil. He really does make your special day beyond special and memorable!
Everyone has one part of their wedding that they loved the most; and looking back on our wedding day, our favorite moments Read more...
Everyone has one part of their wedding that they loved the most; and looking back on our wedding day, our favorite moments were the ceremony that Rev. Phil created. I found him online via weddingwire and went to his website and fell in love with the videos of ceremonies he did. I showed my fiance and he and I were laughing and enjoying other ceremonies of people we've never met or had any connection to. From the first meeting, we knew we had to have him do our ceremony.
Our ceremony was personal, completely unique, and heartfelt with emotions. Our guests are still raving about how entertaining it was, yet still kept the traditional aspects. They are saying it is the BEST wedding ceremony they have experienced. Yes experienced; they were included, and were able to experience every emotion possible (laughter, tears of joy and happiness, etc) and got to know our love story.
He goes above and beyond! We couldn't have dreamt up a better ceremony!
He coached us on what to do, helped us pick out readings, guided the rehearsal dinner, and made this such an easy process for us to get married. I would HIGHLY recommend Rev. Phil. He really does make your special day beyond special and memorable! Read less
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J
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil was fantastic. My husband is Catholic and I was raised Evangelical. Neither of us have been regular church attendants in a while, however, we both wanted a faith-based ceremony that we were able to personalize to fit us. Rev Phil was on a preferred vendors list at our reception venue. We appreciated Rev. Phil's strong theologic background to meet our needs, however, this is absolutely not a requirement in the services he provides. He met with us a few times and was in constant contact with us to assure our ceremony was perfect. We chose his highest level "package" (I believe there are 3) as we felt that our ceremony was worth the investment as this was, for us, the most important part of our day. He gave us a "script" to review after we met with him extensively to discuss the layout of our ceremony and he provided a very thorough walk-through rehearsal. Everyone knew where they were supposed to be doing from the 3 flower girls to my brother's girlfriend who got us all down the aisle in order. 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!
Reverend Phil was fantastic. My husband is Catholic and I was raised Evangelical. Neither of us have been regular church Read more...
Reverend Phil was fantastic. My husband is Catholic and I was raised Evangelical. Neither of us have been regular church attendants in a while, however, we both wanted a faith-based ceremony that we were able to personalize to fit us. Rev Phil was on a preferred vendors list at our reception venue. We appreciated Rev. Phil's strong theologic background to meet our needs, however, this is absolutely not a requirement in the services he provides. He met with us a few times and was in constant contact with us to assure our ceremony was perfect. We chose his highest level "package" (I believe there are 3) as we felt that our ceremony was worth the investment as this was, for us, the most important part of our day. He gave us a "script" to review after we met with him extensively to discuss the layout of our ceremony and he provided a very thorough walk-through rehearsal. Everyone knew where they were supposed to be doing from the 3 flower girls to my brother's girlfriend who got us all down the aisle in order. 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! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I found Rev. Phil Landers through our vendor list for our venue. We were looking for something 'different' than the typical ceremony we've all heard over and over. Rev Phil definitely delivered on our hopes. He isn't cheap, but he was worth every penny.
We met with him twice and shared our story with him, he then turned it into an amazing story that he shared at our wedding. Our family and friends loved it.
My husband and I each sent him different things we loved about each other ( secretly) and we heard that at our ceremony as well. We really wanted something a bit more personal, and I feel we absolutely got that, and then some!
My husband and I found Rev. Phil Landers through our vendor list for our venue. We were looking for something 'different' Read more...
My husband and I found Rev. Phil Landers through our vendor list for our venue. We were looking for something 'different' than the typical ceremony we've all heard over and over. Rev Phil definitely delivered on our hopes. He isn't cheap, but he was worth every penny.
We met with him twice and shared our story with him, he then turned it into an amazing story that he shared at our wedding. Our family and friends loved it.
My husband and I each sent him different things we loved about each other ( secretly) and we heard that at our ceremony as well. We really wanted something a bit more personal, and I feel we absolutely got that, and then some! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We have our destination wedding in a couple of weeks but wanted to get married legally here before we go. My (now) husband has 3 sons whom we wanted to make the day special for (they are not travelling to Mexico with us) and Rev. Phil at I Do Weddings did just that! We had 30 person at home outdoor ceremony that I honestly thought was just going to be our “legal” day….I mean what could compare to a beach in Mexico right? Clearly I could not have been more wrong. That day Rev. Phil led us & all of our attendees on the most beautiful journey of sweet memories & heartfelt moments that there was not a dry eye in the group. He made the ceremony so personal & everything was so sincere – every single guest told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they have ever attended, and we could not have agreed more. Rev. Phil has a tremendous gift and we are honored that he was the one to “legally” marry us! After the day was over I looked at my husband & said….”Wow, I don’t know if Mexico can compare to this” (honest to Gods truth). Rev. Phil is a wonderful man & truly a talent at his profession & we are so thankful we were referred to him so he could make our special day more than we ever imagined.
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We have our destination wedding in a couple of weeks but wanted to get married legally here before we go. My (now) husband has 3 sons whom we wanted to make the day special for (they are not travelling to Mexico with us) and Rev. Phil at I Do Weddings did just that! We had 30 person at home outdoor ceremony that I honestly thought was just going to be our “legal” day….I mean what could compare to a beach in Mexico right? Clearly I could not have been more wrong. That day Rev. Phil led us & all of our attendees on the most beautiful journey of sweet memories & heartfelt moments that there was not a dry eye in the group. He made the ceremony so personal & everything was so sincere – every single guest told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they have ever attended, and we could not have agreed more. Rev. Phil has a tremendous gift and we are honored that he was the one to “legally” marry us! After the day was over I looked at my husband & said….”Wow, I don’t know if Mexico can compare to this” (honest to Gods truth). Rev. Phil is a wonderful man & truly a talent at his profession & we are so thankful we were referred to him so he could make our special day more than we ever imagined. Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was great. He let us customize the entire ceremony. If you're looking for an officiant, we highly recommend him. He was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process.

-G&B
Rev. Phil was great. He let us customize the entire ceremony. If you're looking for an officiant, we highly recommend him. Read more...
Rev. Phil was great. He let us customize the entire ceremony. If you're looking for an officiant, we highly recommend him. He was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
You absolutely can't go wrong with Rev Phil! From the first meeting he was extremely thorough and helped us navigate all of our questions. He was responsive to every email and phone call, and kept us on track so that we weren't leaving anything until the last minute (when all the things you don't think of suddenly occupy all of your time!). He preformed a ceremony that felt sincere with many personal touches unique to my husband & I. He greeted our family with first names, mingled with our guests and even signed our wedding board! After it was all over our friends were still commenting on how memorable the ceremony was. And everyone wanted to know how we had found him - because he was that good! Do yourself a favor and don't look any further - you won't regret this decision.
You absolutely can't go wrong with Rev Phil! From the first meeting he was extremely thorough and helped us navigate all Read more...
You absolutely can't go wrong with Rev Phil! From the first meeting he was extremely thorough and helped us navigate all of our questions. He was responsive to every email and phone call, and kept us on track so that we weren't leaving anything until the last minute (when all the things you don't think of suddenly occupy all of your time!). He preformed a ceremony that felt sincere with many personal touches unique to my husband & I. He greeted our family with first names, mingled with our guests and even signed our wedding board! After it was all over our friends were still commenting on how memorable the ceremony was. And everyone wanted to know how we had found him - because he was that good! Do yourself a favor and don't look any further - you won't regret this decision. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was so easy to work with and full of great ideas. He came up with a great way for my daughter to be part of the ceremony. We had some last minute changes that he adapted to perfectly and stayed in constant communication through the entire planning process. Everyone is still talking about it.
Rev. Phil was so easy to work with and full of great ideas. He came up with a great way for my daughter to be part of the Read more...
Rev. Phil was so easy to work with and full of great ideas. He came up with a great way for my daughter to be part of the ceremony. We had some last minute changes that he adapted to perfectly and stayed in constant communication through the entire planning process. Everyone is still talking about it. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I contacted I Do Wedding’s via email and received a call back within 2 hours. My Officiate was Rev, Tom Keefer. We had a basic ceremony and I only communicated with Rev Tom via phone and email.

There was never a hiccup. Rev Tom answered all my questions and was helpful in directing us where to go and obtain out wedding license and also answer other questions. Rev Tom was always professional and courteous. The ceremony was beautiful! It was personalized and heartwarming. I can’t begin to express how flawless the ceremony was it definitely set the pace for the rest of the night.

Thank you Rev Tom! you were exceptional.
I contacted I Do Wedding’s via email and received a call back within 2 hours. My Officiate was Rev, Tom Keefer. We had a Read more...
I contacted I Do Wedding’s via email and received a call back within 2 hours. My Officiate was Rev, Tom Keefer. We had a basic ceremony and I only communicated with Rev Tom via phone and email.

There was never a hiccup. Rev Tom answered all my questions and was helpful in directing us where to go and obtain out wedding license and also answer other questions. Rev Tom was always professional and courteous. The ceremony was beautiful! It was personalized and heartwarming. I can’t begin to express how flawless the ceremony was it definitely set the pace for the rest of the night.

Thank you Rev Tom! you were exceptional. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We decided to get married in the Chicago area because Eric's Mom lived in the area and didn't travel well. We had attended a local church while visiting, but didn't feel comfortable asking the Pastor. We contacted I Do Weddings and heard from Rev Phil almost immediately. Although portions of his reply were copy and paste, he responded to OUR request as an individual. Rev Phil wasn't available on our wedding day and put us in contact with Rev Mark McCorley. We connected with Mark immediately (he is also retired military) and quickly made arrangements for him to conduct the service.

Our wedding was small by design. Both of us were married previously, but we still wanted it to be special. Pastor Mark helped turn it into a very special ceremony that received great comments from all who attended.

After working with Pastor Mark, we decided to invite both he and his lovely wife to the ceremony and reception. Pastor Mark really made the ceremony special and we'll be eternally grateful for that. Pastor mark, wasn't just an "officiant," he was our friend and spiritual leader for the ceremony.
We decided to get married in the Chicago area because Eric's Mom lived in the area and didn't travel well. We had attended Read more...
We decided to get married in the Chicago area because Eric's Mom lived in the area and didn't travel well. We had attended a local church while visiting, but didn't feel comfortable asking the Pastor. We contacted I Do Weddings and heard from Rev Phil almost immediately. Although portions of his reply were copy and paste, he responded to OUR request as an individual. Rev Phil wasn't available on our wedding day and put us in contact with Rev Mark McCorley. We connected with Mark immediately (he is also retired military) and quickly made arrangements for him to conduct the service.

Our wedding was small by design. Both of us were married previously, but we still wanted it to be special. Pastor Mark helped turn it into a very special ceremony that received great comments from all who attended.

After working with Pastor Mark, we decided to invite both he and his lovely wife to the ceremony and reception. Pastor Mark really made the ceremony special and we'll be eternally grateful for that. Pastor mark, wasn't just an "officiant," he was our friend and spiritual leader for the ceremony. Read less
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patricia
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil did our ceremony on Sept. 29, 2013 it was a beautiful day. He made our ceremony so personal. We had 2 recommendations one from the photographer and the other from the banquet hall. He did such a fantastic job my family and friends said it was a beautiful ceremony. We met with Rev. Phil and instantly knew he was the one to do our service. He was so personable and made you feel at such ease. I would definetly recommend him for anyone's ceromony. The ease of getting in touch with him to the final day was a great experience. definetly recommend.
Rev. Phil did our ceremony on Sept. 29, 2013 it was a beautiful day. He made our ceremony so personal. We had 2 Read more...
Rev. Phil did our ceremony on Sept. 29, 2013 it was a beautiful day. He made our ceremony so personal. We had 2 recommendations one from the photographer and the other from the banquet hall. He did such a fantastic job my family and friends said it was a beautiful ceremony. We met with Rev. Phil and instantly knew he was the one to do our service. He was so personable and made you feel at such ease. I would definetly recommend him for anyone's ceromony. The ease of getting in touch with him to the final day was a great experience. definetly recommend. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was so organized. He laid everything out for us at our first meeting, including a schedule of what information he would need from us and when. The ceremony was so smooth- he had it all planned out and spoke with everyone involved beforehand, making sure they understood the schedule. He even gave us a word-for-word script ahead of time for us to read and approve.

Rev. Phil was able to please both my very religious family and our non-religious guests. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how well it encompassed our personalities.

Overall, our experience with Rev. Phil was a great one!
Rev. Phil was so organized. He laid everything out for us at our first meeting, including a schedule of what information Read more...
Rev. Phil was so organized. He laid everything out for us at our first meeting, including a schedule of what information he would need from us and when. The ceremony was so smooth- he had it all planned out and spoke with everyone involved beforehand, making sure they understood the schedule. He even gave us a word-for-word script ahead of time for us to read and approve.

Rev. Phil was able to please both my very religious family and our non-religious guests. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how well it encompassed our personalities.

Overall, our experience with Rev. Phil was a great one! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil was amazing. Out of all the vendors I had contact with he was one of the best with communication and follow up, he has imperative customer service skills. You can tell that Rev. Phil really knows what he is doing and has everything down to a science. He is so organized, it’s unbelievable and that really helped ease my mind. We had our script far in advance and we able to change what we saw fit and knew exactly what was expected from us. He has everything in details in the script down to who stands where and what time, which really helped organize us. He has a great personality and a “different “style”. I had many people comment us on it was one of the “prettiest” non-boring” ceremonies they have ever been to. We did a part called what we loved about each other and many people found it funn. I would highly recommend Rev. PHIL!
Reverend Phil was amazing. Out of all the vendors I had contact with he was one of the best with communication and follow Read more...
Reverend Phil was amazing. Out of all the vendors I had contact with he was one of the best with communication and follow up, he has imperative customer service skills. You can tell that Rev. Phil really knows what he is doing and has everything down to a science. He is so organized, it’s unbelievable and that really helped ease my mind. We had our script far in advance and we able to change what we saw fit and knew exactly what was expected from us. He has everything in details in the script down to who stands where and what time, which really helped organize us. He has a great personality and a “different “style”. I had many people comment us on it was one of the “prettiest” non-boring” ceremonies they have ever been to. We did a part called what we loved about each other and many people found it funn. I would highly recommend Rev. PHIL! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We are glad we chose Phil Landers for the officiant. His script and requests for information certainly helped move along our wedding plans before the event. We only had a month to plan our wedding! The ceremony was quite customizable and he has a lot of experience. On the day, the ceremony went very well. He made sure everyone knew what to do right before the ceremony. He is obviously interested in making the wedding a success and I completely recommend him as an officiant.
We are glad we chose Phil Landers for the officiant. His script and requests for information certainly helped move along Read more...
We are glad we chose Phil Landers for the officiant. His script and requests for information certainly helped move along our wedding plans before the event. We only had a month to plan our wedding! The ceremony was quite customizable and he has a lot of experience. On the day, the ceremony went very well. He made sure everyone knew what to do right before the ceremony. He is obviously interested in making the wedding a success and I completely recommend him as an officiant. Read less
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Ana Paula
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
After meeting Rev. Phil my husband was a bit surprised at the cost of his full service package, but when he saw the look in my eyes he knew that he would be writing that check. Even before the wedding he has admitted it is probably one of the best decisions we have ever made. Rev. Phil really does and did a wonderful job.
The ceremony. Where to begin. My husband and I have talked about the wedding many times since that day. We both can’t believe how amazing the ceremony was. It was absolutely perfect. We truly mean that. Rev. Phil did such a wonderful job of capturing our story and engaging our guests. We have had so many people tell us that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to and we could feel the honesty in their words. We can feel that emotion in our guest’s voices to this day when they talk about the wedding. We know the ceremony set the tone for the day. We will forever be grateful that we were able to make that first meeting and chose to have Rev. Phil as the official at our wedding.
Without sounding cheesy and sappy we want Rev. Phil to know that he will forever be in our thoughts. While our love for each other was the recipe that made our wedding so wonderful, his involvement was the special ingredient that really made it shine. We both know that from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you Rev. Phil. Thank you so much.
After meeting Rev. Phil my husband was a bit surprised at the cost of his full service package, but when he saw the look Read more...
After meeting Rev. Phil my husband was a bit surprised at the cost of his full service package, but when he saw the look in my eyes he knew that he would be writing that check. Even before the wedding he has admitted it is probably one of the best decisions we have ever made. Rev. Phil really does and did a wonderful job.
The ceremony. Where to begin. My husband and I have talked about the wedding many times since that day. We both can’t believe how amazing the ceremony was. It was absolutely perfect. We truly mean that. Rev. Phil did such a wonderful job of capturing our story and engaging our guests. We have had so many people tell us that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to and we could feel the honesty in their words. We can feel that emotion in our guest’s voices to this day when they talk about the wedding. We know the ceremony set the tone for the day. We will forever be grateful that we were able to make that first meeting and chose to have Rev. Phil as the official at our wedding.
Without sounding cheesy and sappy we want Rev. Phil to know that he will forever be in our thoughts. While our love for each other was the recipe that made our wedding so wonderful, his involvement was the special ingredient that really made it shine. We both know that from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you Rev. Phil. Thank you so much. Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went how we wanted it to go.
Everything went how we wanted it to go.
Everything went how we wanted it to go. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil is AWESOME. He is a great storyteller and he makes sure to engage your guests during the ceremony while he tells your unique story. We would recommend him to anyone.
Rev. Phil is AWESOME. He is a great storyteller and he makes sure to engage your guests during the ceremony while he tells Read more...
Rev. Phil is AWESOME. He is a great storyteller and he makes sure to engage your guests during the ceremony while he tells your unique story. We would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Attention Brides-To-Be! Rev. Phil is fantastic. My, now husband, and I had a hard time deciding on which direction to go as far as who would marry us. We met with Rev. Phil at a local Panera, we had a lovely conversation. He asked us our story, how we met, how long we'd been together, what was important to us, about our families (not in a nosy sense, at all)...he just wanted to get a feel for what was important to the two of us. He gave us a great presentation with some scripts he uses, fun ideas he had and then let us talk it over, alone without any pressure. Rev. Phil clearly loves what he does and that was half the reason we picked him. The other half of it was because he does a lot of "non-tradiational" things during the ceremony, if you'd like him to. He added humor, a sense of warmth to the ceremony. Every person who brought up the ceremony said they loved how different it was and that they got to hear 5 secret things we loved about each other. We've watched our ceremony video so many times and I've never heard that kind of laughter from wedding crowed before. SO FUN! Rev. Phil is an extremely organized person who keeps things flowing and in order from the moment you book him. He sends you a script of EXACTLY how the ceremony will go, makes sure to get everyones names pronounced correctly, showed up on time for everything, including our rehearsal and was just a wonderful person to be around. If I could re-do this day all over again, which trust me I want to!, we wouldn't have traded him for anything. I highly recommend meeting with him and hearing what he has to say. Thank you so much Rev. Phil, for making it official for Andy and I.
Attention Brides-To-Be! Rev. Phil is fantastic. My, now husband, and I had a hard time deciding on which direction to go Read more...
Attention Brides-To-Be! Rev. Phil is fantastic. My, now husband, and I had a hard time deciding on which direction to go as far as who would marry us. We met with Rev. Phil at a local Panera, we had a lovely conversation. He asked us our story, how we met, how long we'd been together, what was important to us, about our families (not in a nosy sense, at all)...he just wanted to get a feel for what was important to the two of us. He gave us a great presentation with some scripts he uses, fun ideas he had and then let us talk it over, alone without any pressure. Rev. Phil clearly loves what he does and that was half the reason we picked him. The other half of it was because he does a lot of "non-tradiational" things during the ceremony, if you'd like him to. He added humor, a sense of warmth to the ceremony. Every person who brought up the ceremony said they loved how different it was and that they got to hear 5 secret things we loved about each other. We've watched our ceremony video so many times and I've never heard that kind of laughter from wedding crowed before. SO FUN! Rev. Phil is an extremely organized person who keeps things flowing and in order from the moment you book him. He sends you a script of EXACTLY how the ceremony will go, makes sure to get everyones names pronounced correctly, showed up on time for everything, including our rehearsal and was just a wonderful person to be around. If I could re-do this day all over again, which trust me I want to!, we wouldn't have traded him for anything. I highly recommend meeting with him and hearing what he has to say. Thank you so much Rev. Phil, for making it official for Andy and I. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Even though we live in Arizona, my fiancée and I decided to get married in Chicago because most of his family and relatives live there. My own family was flying in from Germany and New Mexico, so Chicago was a central location for all of us. Being from out of town made the search for vendors a little more challenging. My fiancée’s mom found an advertisement for Rev. Phil on an online wedding site and seemed very excited. We looked through a lot of reviews and also checked out some of the videos on his website, which were very entertaining. We wanted a less serious wedding, and were trying for a more fun and engaging ceremony. Rev. Phil seemed like the perfect fit! We met twice with Rev. Phil, once for an “interview” and once again for a two hour planning session several months before the wedding. The majority of our communication was via email. Rev. Phil was extremely flexible and very responsive. We exchanged multiple drafts of the ceremony script which allowed us to make changes until everybody was happy. We received a final copy of the script about one week prior to the ceremony, and it was nice to know exactly what to expect the day of. The two hour planning session was extremely helpful. Rev. Phil answered all our questions about the ceremony and made a lot of good recommendations. Our guests LOVED the ceremony, and we got tons of compliments from friends and family, and even our DJs! Many of our guests didn’t know our love story, and were in tears laughing during Rev. Phil’s presentation. Rev. Phil helped make our wedding a unique experience, not only for us, but also our guests. Thank you!
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Even though we live in Arizona, my fiancée and I decided to get married in Chicago because most of his family and relatives live there. My own family was flying in from Germany and New Mexico, so Chicago was a central location for all of us. Being from out of town made the search for vendors a little more challenging. My fiancée’s mom found an advertisement for Rev. Phil on an online wedding site and seemed very excited. We looked through a lot of reviews and also checked out some of the videos on his website, which were very entertaining. We wanted a less serious wedding, and were trying for a more fun and engaging ceremony. Rev. Phil seemed like the perfect fit! We met twice with Rev. Phil, once for an “interview” and once again for a two hour planning session several months before the wedding. The majority of our communication was via email. Rev. Phil was extremely flexible and very responsive. We exchanged multiple drafts of the ceremony script which allowed us to make changes until everybody was happy. We received a final copy of the script about one week prior to the ceremony, and it was nice to know exactly what to expect the day of. The two hour planning session was extremely helpful. Rev. Phil answered all our questions about the ceremony and made a lot of good recommendations. Our guests LOVED the ceremony, and we got tons of compliments from friends and family, and even our DJs! Many of our guests didn’t know our love story, and were in tears laughing during Rev. Phil’s presentation. Rev. Phil helped make our wedding a unique experience, not only for us, but also our guests. Thank you! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I received a lot of great comments from guests the uniqueness of Rev. Phil Lander's ceremony. Most of our guests from each side were meeting either myself of my husband for the first time so it was really nice to tell them our story, how we met and fell in love.

I wanted a ceremony that will capture the attention of our guests throughout and I feel he did just that. It was a personalized ceremony that touched all of us. I highly recommend Rev. Phil Landers for your wedding!
I received a lot of great comments from guests the uniqueness of Rev. Phil Lander's ceremony. Most of our guests from each Read more...
I received a lot of great comments from guests the uniqueness of Rev. Phil Lander's ceremony. Most of our guests from each side were meeting either myself of my husband for the first time so it was really nice to tell them our story, how we met and fell in love.

I wanted a ceremony that will capture the attention of our guests throughout and I feel he did just that. It was a personalized ceremony that touched all of us. I highly recommend Rev. Phil Landers for your wedding! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have had many decisions to make throughout our planning process. Some more difficult than others. After reading about Rev. Phil and reviewing his website, I knew that I wanted him to marry us. This was the easiest and best decision we made. From the moment we met Rev. Phil to the day of our wedding, he worked hard to ensure that our ceremony would be flawless and everything we had invisioned for our day and it was just that! His unique style is what really drew us to him and our guests were sincerely impressed with how engaging our ceremony was. Every one of our guests were invited to take part in our ceremony and many immediately told us how beautifully emotional it was to be included. I would 100% recommend Rev. Phil to future all brides!!!
My husband and I have had many decisions to make throughout our planning process. Some more difficult than others. After Read more...
My husband and I have had many decisions to make throughout our planning process. Some more difficult than others. After reading about Rev. Phil and reviewing his website, I knew that I wanted him to marry us. This was the easiest and best decision we made. From the moment we met Rev. Phil to the day of our wedding, he worked hard to ensure that our ceremony would be flawless and everything we had invisioned for our day and it was just that! His unique style is what really drew us to him and our guests were sincerely impressed with how engaging our ceremony was. Every one of our guests were invited to take part in our ceremony and many immediately told us how beautifully emotional it was to be included. I would 100% recommend Rev. Phil to future all brides!!! Read less
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Sheena
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Landers was amazing. He was extremely organized, professional and made it a point to get to know my husband and I on a personal note. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officient. Book him in advance as he gets booked quickly!
Rev. Landers was amazing. He was extremely organized, professional and made it a point to get to know my husband and I on Read more...
Rev. Landers was amazing. He was extremely organized, professional and made it a point to get to know my husband and I on a personal note. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officient. Book him in advance as he gets booked quickly! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
It would be very hard to describe Phil with just one word. He was amazing, organized, helpful, creative, enthusiastic, perfect for us, family, and a wonderful man to work with. Phil made our wedding day beautiful and perfect! He provided us with everthing we needed and made our ceremony very special! It was so nice seeing our script before the wedding and knowing everything he was going to say and when. I know our other vendors really appreciated his organization! Our guests LOVED our ceremony and had nothing but nice things to share! They also loved our love story...do share your love story because we found out that some didnt even know ours!

My husband and I couldnt have chosen a better officiant! I wouldnt be able to imagine our wedding day without him!!
It would be very hard to describe Phil with just one word. He was amazing, organized, helpful, creative, enthusiastic, Read more...
It would be very hard to describe Phil with just one word. He was amazing, organized, helpful, creative, enthusiastic, perfect for us, family, and a wonderful man to work with. Phil made our wedding day beautiful and perfect! He provided us with everthing we needed and made our ceremony very special! It was so nice seeing our script before the wedding and knowing everything he was going to say and when. I know our other vendors really appreciated his organization! Our guests LOVED our ceremony and had nothing but nice things to share! They also loved our love story...do share your love story because we found out that some didnt even know ours!

My husband and I couldnt have chosen a better officiant! I wouldnt be able to imagine our wedding day without him!! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Phil is amazing, on top of every detail, even provides a script which I find is very useful to wedding party!
I got comments about how funny he is to.
We certainly picked the best officiant. Thank you so much!
Phil is amazing, on top of every detail, even provides a script which I find is very useful to wedding party!
I got Read more...
Phil is amazing, on top of every detail, even provides a script which I find is very useful to wedding party!
I got comments about how funny he is to.
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Amy
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil is the best! He married my brother in December and I knew he was the right officiant for my fiance and I. Our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Many of them said that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever seen. They liked how personal Rev. Phil made it while still keeping it romantic and sentimental. Rev. Phis is a true professional that will make your ceremony unique, beautiful and memorable. He commits a lot of time to getting your ceremony just right and will make as many edits as you request to make sure it is perfect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Rev. Phil is the best! He married my brother in December and I knew he was the right officiant for my fiance and I. Our Read more...
Rev. Phil is the best! He married my brother in December and I knew he was the right officiant for my fiance and I. Our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Many of them said that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever seen. They liked how personal Rev. Phil made it while still keeping it romantic and sentimental. Rev. Phis is a true professional that will make your ceremony unique, beautiful and memorable. He commits a lot of time to getting your ceremony just right and will make as many edits as you request to make sure it is perfect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Read less
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Ronita
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil Landers was the best. He exceeded our expectations in every category. This was the first 'wedding' for both of our families and we were both unfamiliar with the entire process. Rev Phil Landers put away all of our concerns and kept us in the loop constantly throughout the entire wedding process. He new exactly what I wanted with out even asking and gave us huge tips which helped organize the entire event. When you meet him, you will know that he is the right guy for you. No question about it.
Rev Phil Landers was the best. He exceeded our expectations in every category. This was the first 'wedding' for both of Read more...
Rev Phil Landers was the best. He exceeded our expectations in every category. This was the first 'wedding' for both of our families and we were both unfamiliar with the entire process. Rev Phil Landers put away all of our concerns and kept us in the loop constantly throughout the entire wedding process. He new exactly what I wanted with out even asking and gave us huge tips which helped organize the entire event. When you meet him, you will know that he is the right guy for you. No question about it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers was such a great person to work with. He had so many great ideas and suggestions of ways to do things that we never even thought of. He told the story of how we met as if he was there to witness the relationship begin. All of our guest enjoyed the ceremony and were all emotional with tears of joy! Rev. Phil Landers was very prepared for our ceremony and had met with us to get every little detail. He was a pleasure to work with and helped us feel at ease on our wedding day.
Rev. Phil Landers was such a great person to work with. He had so many great ideas and suggestions of ways to do things Read more...
Rev. Phil Landers was such a great person to work with. He had so many great ideas and suggestions of ways to do things that we never even thought of. He told the story of how we met as if he was there to witness the relationship begin. All of our guest enjoyed the ceremony and were all emotional with tears of joy! Rev. Phil Landers was very prepared for our ceremony and had met with us to get every little detail. He was a pleasure to work with and helped us feel at ease on our wedding day. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil did an excellent job with our wedding ceremony! He met us in a convenient spot close by where we live to discuss the ceremony details and offered us a variety of dates and times that worked with our schedules. Not only was he flexible, he also made sure he covered every important detail that we wanted in our ceremony. He has a classic, light-heated sense of humor and he made our wedding ceremony very personable and unforgettable. Trust us, Rev. Phil is an EXCELLENT choice and it is worth your full investment! You will not be let down!
Rev. Phil did an excellent job with our wedding ceremony! He met us in a convenient spot close by where we live to discuss Read more...
Rev. Phil did an excellent job with our wedding ceremony! He met us in a convenient spot close by where we live to discuss the ceremony details and offered us a variety of dates and times that worked with our schedules. Not only was he flexible, he also made sure he covered every important detail that we wanted in our ceremony. He has a classic, light-heated sense of humor and he made our wedding ceremony very personable and unforgettable. Trust us, Rev. Phil is an EXCELLENT choice and it is worth your full investment! You will not be let down! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil did an excellent job with our ceremony. We got married on the Mystic Blue dinner cruise at Navy Pier and Rev. Phil was very familiar with that venue and made our wedding ceremony very special. He was very attentive to our needs. Rev. Phil made our guests part of our ceremony which was great. Everyone enjoyed our ceremony probably as much as we did.
Rev. Phil did an excellent job with our ceremony. We got married on the Mystic Blue dinner cruise at Navy Pier and Rev. Read more...
Rev. Phil did an excellent job with our ceremony. We got married on the Mystic Blue dinner cruise at Navy Pier and Rev. Phil was very familiar with that venue and made our wedding ceremony very special. He was very attentive to our needs. Rev. Phil made our guests part of our ceremony which was great. Everyone enjoyed our ceremony probably as much as we did. Read less
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Ken
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was everything we could have hoped it to be and we've already received so many compliments regarding the love story and the overall structure and flow of the program. It was an amazing experience for both my wife and I, and we'll both always treasure the memories.
Our ceremony was everything we could have hoped it to be and we've already received so many compliments regarding the love Read more...
Our ceremony was everything we could have hoped it to be and we've already received so many compliments regarding the love story and the overall structure and flow of the program. It was an amazing experience for both my wife and I, and we'll both always treasure the memories. Read less
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Trish
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I have had many positive comments about our ceremony - and how 'fun' Rev. Phil was - we knew when we met him that he was the one we wanted to marry us - even if his prices are higher than other officiants out there, you have to remember that you get what you pay for - and it was definitely worth paying more for.

I did not want a video of our wedding - and only for the ceremony do I wish that we had one - just so we could see it from the perspective of the audience - but we KNOW he did an amazing job - and if you're looking for an original wedding ceremony where people actually pay attention - Rev. Phil is for you!!!!
I have had many positive comments about our ceremony - and how 'fun' Rev. Phil was - we knew when we met him that he was Read more...
I have had many positive comments about our ceremony - and how 'fun' Rev. Phil was - we knew when we met him that he was the one we wanted to marry us - even if his prices are higher than other officiants out there, you have to remember that you get what you pay for - and it was definitely worth paying more for.

I did not want a video of our wedding - and only for the ceremony do I wish that we had one - just so we could see it from the perspective of the audience - but we KNOW he did an amazing job - and if you're looking for an original wedding ceremony where people actually pay attention - Rev. Phil is for you!!!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We weren't sure what we'd be getting when we picked an Officiant based on web reviews, but we were extremely glad we found Rev. Phil.
The Planning:
Everything was very clear and he made the whole process easy to follow....really does a great job of guiding you through His own, very organized, meeting and planning process. He was very professional and flexible as well (my husband and I have very different work schedules so finding good times to meet was not always easy). The rehearsal was expertly led and timely.
The Ceremony:
He really made the whole process foolproof so you don't need to worry about making a mistake or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time during the ceremony. We decided to go with the Deluxe package so that our guests could learn a little more about how we met (what Rev. Phil calls "your Love Story"). His delivery of the Love Story as well as the rest of the ceremony made everyone (guests, wedding party, bride and groom) laugh, cry, and most importantly....stay awake. I've been to plenty of wedding ceremonies where guests are not engaged and are bored rather than interested. This will NOT be the case with Rev. Phil as your Officiant. Many of our guests came up to us (including wedding party members and family members) and commented on how much they liked hearing the story of how we met and thought our ceremony was one of the nicest they've been to. Several also commented specifically how much they liked our Officiant and how well he delivered the various parts of the ceremony.

Overall: Rev. Phil was a great leader throughout the whole process. He made our wedding ceremony extremely personalized and special and had our guests laughing and tearing up at the appropriate times. We did end up spending more $$ than we thought we would on an Officiant, but we really felt that Rev. Phil was a great value and worth the expense to make the ceremony truly memorable to both us AND our guests.
We weren't sure what we'd be getting when we picked an Officiant based on web reviews, but we were extremely glad we found Read more...
We weren't sure what we'd be getting when we picked an Officiant based on web reviews, but we were extremely glad we found Rev. Phil.
The Planning:
Everything was very clear and he made the whole process easy to follow....really does a great job of guiding you through His own, very organized, meeting and planning process. He was very professional and flexible as well (my husband and I have very different work schedules so finding good times to meet was not always easy). The rehearsal was expertly led and timely.
The Ceremony:
He really made the whole process foolproof so you don't need to worry about making a mistake or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time during the ceremony. We decided to go with the Deluxe package so that our guests could learn a little more about how we met (what Rev. Phil calls "your Love Story"). His delivery of the Love Story as well as the rest of the ceremony made everyone (guests, wedding party, bride and groom) laugh, cry, and most importantly....stay awake. I've been to plenty of wedding ceremonies where guests are not engaged and are bored rather than interested. This will NOT be the case with Rev. Phil as your Officiant. Many of our guests came up to us (including wedding party members and family members) and commented on how much they liked hearing the story of how we met and thought our ceremony was one of the nicest they've been to. Several also commented specifically how much they liked our Officiant and how well he delivered the various parts of the ceremony.

Overall: Rev. Phil was a great leader throughout the whole process. He made our wedding ceremony extremely personalized and special and had our guests laughing and tearing up at the appropriate times. We did end up spending more $$ than we thought we would on an Officiant, but we really felt that Rev. Phil was a great value and worth the expense to make the ceremony truly memorable to both us AND our guests. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers was wonderful! He was humorous, but always professional. I loved his idea of the "secret vows" my husband and I wrote for each other and heard, for the first time, during our ceremony. We loved it and so did our guests! I would recommend him for anyone planning a wedding:)
Rev. Phil Landers was wonderful! He was humorous, but always professional. I loved his idea of the "secret vows" my Read more...
Rev. Phil Landers was wonderful! He was humorous, but always professional. I loved his idea of the "secret vows" my husband and I wrote for each other and heard, for the first time, during our ceremony. We loved it and so did our guests! I would recommend him for anyone planning a wedding:) Read less
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Jourdan
Wedding:
7/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Alan with "I Do Weddings" was the perfect compliment to our special day. He was an absolute joy to work with throughout the ceremony planning process. He was always helpful when I had a question and very professional and made sure that everybody knew what they were doing when. The 'love story' ceremony was perfect for us because we are easy-going, fun people. Our guests are still calling and writing us on how wonderful the ceremony was and that they loved the personal feel it had. I highly recommend Rev. Alan and I Do Weddings, I'm sure you will not be disappointed!
Rev. Alan with "I Do Weddings" was the perfect compliment to our special day. He was an absolute joy to work with Read more...
Rev. Alan with "I Do Weddings" was the perfect compliment to our special day. He was an absolute joy to work with throughout the ceremony planning process. He was always helpful when I had a question and very professional and made sure that everybody knew what they were doing when. The 'love story' ceremony was perfect for us because we are easy-going, fun people. Our guests are still calling and writing us on how wonderful the ceremony was and that they loved the personal feel it had. I highly recommend Rev. Alan and I Do Weddings, I'm sure you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Monika
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers performed or ceremony on the Oddyssey in Chicago. He is the best officiant to perform any wedding. He strives to make your ceremony perfect. All of my guests enjoyed the ceremony, they couldn't say enough about how unique and beautiful it was. It is definitely a ceremony I will never forget, not just because it was OUR ceremony, but because he made it so special and so unique to us. I highly recommend having Rev. Phil Lander's perform anyone's ceremony.
Rev. Phil Landers performed or ceremony on the Oddyssey in Chicago. He is the best officiant to perform any wedding. He Read more...
Rev. Phil Landers performed or ceremony on the Oddyssey in Chicago. He is the best officiant to perform any wedding. He strives to make your ceremony perfect. All of my guests enjoyed the ceremony, they couldn't say enough about how unique and beautiful it was. It is definitely a ceremony I will never forget, not just because it was OUR ceremony, but because he made it so special and so unique to us. I highly recommend having Rev. Phil Lander's perform anyone's ceremony. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We knew we had the right Rev. from the first time we met Rev.Phil. He seemed to understand exactly what we were looking for. Rev. Phil was amazing through the whole planning process. In fact, at the rehearsal one would have thought he was our wedding planner as well! All I can say is months later and people are still talking about our wedding! We cannot thank Rev. Phil enough... Rev. Phil cares about the ceremony and everyone at the ceremony will see that! Thank you Rev. Phil! Mike and Alison
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We knew we had the right Rev. from the first time we met Rev.Phil. He seemed to understand exactly what we were looking for. Rev. Phil was amazing through the whole planning process. In fact, at the rehearsal one would have thought he was our wedding planner as well! All I can say is months later and people are still talking about our wedding! We cannot thank Rev. Phil enough... Rev. Phil cares about the ceremony and everyone at the ceremony will see that! Thank you Rev. Phil! Mike and Alison Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was AMAZING!! Not only does he take several hours before the wedding to meet with you and get to know you as a couple, he also is very organized and his planning helped make our day perfect. He was very experienced and had many helpful suggestions for us concerning the ceremony. He added personal details throughout the ceremony and truly kept the audience engaged and attentive. He told our love story beautifully and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Our guests loved him and the ceremony. I will suggest him to everyone I can because he made our day perfect.
Rev. Phil was AMAZING!! Not only does he take several hours before the wedding to meet with you and get to know you as a Read more...
Rev. Phil was AMAZING!! Not only does he take several hours before the wedding to meet with you and get to know you as a couple, he also is very organized and his planning helped make our day perfect. He was very experienced and had many helpful suggestions for us concerning the ceremony. He added personal details throughout the ceremony and truly kept the audience engaged and attentive. He told our love story beautifully and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Our guests loved him and the ceremony. I will suggest him to everyone I can because he made our day perfect. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil provided a unique ceremony that was both serious and funny as well as romantic. He was there from start to finish in helping us plan every detail of the ceremony. He was very flexible and helped tailor our ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted. Our Love Story added a personal touch that received so many compliments. None of our guests had been to a wedding before where they had shared the couple's story. It really made it seem like we knew Phil for years!
Rev. Phil provided a unique ceremony that was both serious and funny as well as romantic. He was there from start to Read more...
Rev. Phil provided a unique ceremony that was both serious and funny as well as romantic. He was there from start to finish in helping us plan every detail of the ceremony. He was very flexible and helped tailor our ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted. Our Love Story added a personal touch that received so many compliments. None of our guests had been to a wedding before where they had shared the couple's story. It really made it seem like we knew Phil for years! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev phil was awsome. It was so great to see my guests enjoying the ceremony. Rev phil was helpful in incorporating the details I wanted in the ceremony. I could not be happier with how things turned out and its been about 3 weeks since my wedding and I am still getting phone calls about how great the ceremony was.
Rev phil was awsome. It was so great to see my guests enjoying the ceremony. Rev phil was helpful in incorporating the Read more...
Rev phil was awsome. It was so great to see my guests enjoying the ceremony. Rev phil was helpful in incorporating the details I wanted in the ceremony. I could not be happier with how things turned out and its been about 3 weeks since my wedding and I am still getting phone calls about how great the ceremony was. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Rev. Phil to surprise our parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. We had him renew their vows. It was such a fun surprise, our parents had no idea!! To see their reactions was priceless. We knew that this was something they would never do on their own. Rev. Phil was great and really made the day so special, so happy with how everything turned out!!
We hired Rev. Phil to surprise our parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. We had him renew their vows. It was such a Read more...
We hired Rev. Phil to surprise our parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. We had him renew their vows. It was such a fun surprise, our parents had no idea!! To see their reactions was priceless. We knew that this was something they would never do on their own. Rev. Phil was great and really made the day so special, so happy with how everything turned out!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We were hesitant about Rev. Phil's cost for full package, which we wanted. We decided ultimately to keep other prices down, in order to afford having him officiate & we are glad! I didn't think our love story was very interesting. We met on MySpace years ago, dated, broke up, became friends, & then dated again & quickly got engaged. As Rev. Phil asked questions, we found our story was actually interesting & HILARIOUS! We received SO many compliments on how unique our ceremony was, from having my pit bull be the ringbearer, walked down by my Man of Honor, & the dog having the actual rings around his neck rather than having the Best Man hold them. I walked solo down the aisle. Our wedding was fairly casual & outdoors. We did a very unique thing in our wedding where we talked about the difficulties of merging two lives into one, and we brought some props from our home to show how different we are. My now-husband brought some Bobblehead toys, that crystal skull thingie from Indiana Jones, and I brought a vampire diaries calendar and a photo of my favorite musician. We talked about how merging our lives meant merging our STUFF - very different items, and I agreed to let him keep out his weird Indiana Jones toy (the Bobbleheads were relocated to my husband's "nerd room"/third bedroom) as sort of a sign of love - same with the vampire diaries calendar hanging in our kitchen. The guests laughed & laughed about this portion of the ceremony. We did this in lieu of a unity candle or the sand combining idea because neither of those felt true to who we are. Rev. Phil was very accommodating to our ideas, as long as they didn't go against his conscience or Christian faith. We had major last minute changes the night before and Rev. Phil took them in stride and did not make a big deal about changing the script, which we appreciated. He made the wedding one to remember and embraced our quirky unique ideas with laughter and support! We LOVED him. You won't regret hiring him!
We were hesitant about Rev. Phil's cost for full package, which we wanted. We decided ultimately to keep other prices Read more...
We were hesitant about Rev. Phil's cost for full package, which we wanted. We decided ultimately to keep other prices down, in order to afford having him officiate & we are glad! I didn't think our love story was very interesting. We met on MySpace years ago, dated, broke up, became friends, & then dated again & quickly got engaged. As Rev. Phil asked questions, we found our story was actually interesting & HILARIOUS! We received SO many compliments on how unique our ceremony was, from having my pit bull be the ringbearer, walked down by my Man of Honor, & the dog having the actual rings around his neck rather than having the Best Man hold them. I walked solo down the aisle. Our wedding was fairly casual & outdoors. We did a very unique thing in our wedding where we talked about the difficulties of merging two lives into one, and we brought some props from our home to show how different we are. My now-husband brought some Bobblehead toys, that crystal skull thingie from Indiana Jones, and I brought a vampire diaries calendar and a photo of my favorite musician. We talked about how merging our lives meant merging our STUFF - very different items, and I agreed to let him keep out his weird Indiana Jones toy (the Bobbleheads were relocated to my husband's "nerd room"/third bedroom) as sort of a sign of love - same with the vampire diaries calendar hanging in our kitchen. The guests laughed & laughed about this portion of the ceremony. We did this in lieu of a unity candle or the sand combining idea because neither of those felt true to who we are. Rev. Phil was very accommodating to our ideas, as long as they didn't go against his conscience or Christian faith. We had major last minute changes the night before and Rev. Phil took them in stride and did not make a big deal about changing the script, which we appreciated. He made the wedding one to remember and embraced our quirky unique ideas with laughter and support! We LOVED him. You won't regret hiring him! Read less
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Billy
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was fantastic. His attention to detail and storytelling was on point. I would highly recommend him to any wedding couples in the Chicago area. Worth every penny.
Rev. Phil was fantastic. His attention to detail and storytelling was on point. I would highly recommend him to any Read more...
Rev. Phil was fantastic. His attention to detail and storytelling was on point. I would highly recommend him to any wedding couples in the Chicago area. Worth every penny. Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you!
People loved the ceremony!
We had such a great wedding.
Our pictures are so beautiful and we are so lucky to be in Splash magazine and get to mention you!
Thank you again :)
Thank you!
People loved the ceremony!
We had such a great wedding.
Our pictures are so beautiful and we are so Read more...
Thank you!
People loved the ceremony!
We had such a great wedding.
Our pictures are so beautiful and we are so lucky to be in Splash magazine and get to mention you!
Thank you again :) Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I just have to tell any future Bride. Rev Phil is absolutely fantastic. You will not be disappointed. He was very quick with responding to our e-mails, answering all the questions we had, extremely flexible with meeting with us. He walked us thru every step of the way. He is friendly and at the same time very professional. He made us feel very comfortable, almost like part of the family. Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful and I believe it was all due to the fact that we had Rev Phil there, leading every step of the way.
To any and all of you out there looking for a truly amazing Officiant, we would , without a doubt, recommend Rev Phil Landers.
I just have to tell any future Bride. Rev Phil is absolutely fantastic. You will not be disappointed. He was very quick Read more...
I just have to tell any future Bride. Rev Phil is absolutely fantastic. You will not be disappointed. He was very quick with responding to our e-mails, answering all the questions we had, extremely flexible with meeting with us. He walked us thru every step of the way. He is friendly and at the same time very professional. He made us feel very comfortable, almost like part of the family. Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful and I believe it was all due to the fact that we had Rev Phil there, leading every step of the way.
To any and all of you out there looking for a truly amazing Officiant, we would , without a doubt, recommend Rev Phil Landers. Read less
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J and T
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Personal. Special. Loving. Perfect. We had a very intimate wedding at my mom and dads home. Rev. Phil was very helpful and quick to respond to ALL our emails. Once we had him schedule, I felt so much better. The day of- great!
Our families were in tears and laughing- the stories he shared and the time he put into making sure the right parts were included. Thank you!
Personal. Special. Loving. Perfect. We had a very intimate wedding at my mom and dads home. Rev. Phil was very helpful and Read more...
Personal. Special. Loving. Perfect. We had a very intimate wedding at my mom and dads home. Rev. Phil was very helpful and quick to respond to ALL our emails. Once we had him schedule, I felt so much better. The day of- great!
Our families were in tears and laughing- the stories he shared and the time he put into making sure the right parts were included. Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil Landers made our wedding unique and special. All of my guests loved hearing our "love story" and were pleased that it was interesting and just the right amount of time. It's a month later and I am still getting compliments on the service.

We had a VERY large wedding party- 25 total including 4 flower girls and 3 ring boys. The Rev kept everyone organized and made us feel comfortable. He was awesome to work with!
Rev Phil Landers made our wedding unique and special. All of my guests loved hearing our "love story" and were pleased Read more...
Rev Phil Landers made our wedding unique and special. All of my guests loved hearing our "love story" and were pleased that it was interesting and just the right amount of time. It's a month later and I am still getting compliments on the service.

We had a VERY large wedding party- 25 total including 4 flower girls and 3 ring boys. The Rev kept everyone organized and made us feel comfortable. He was awesome to work with! Read less
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Lauralee
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil was great!
The ceremony was wonderful and I would recommend him over and over again. I am so glad he was there for us.
Rev Phil was great!
The ceremony was wonderful and I would recommend him over and over again. I am so glad he was Read more...
Rev Phil was great!
The ceremony was wonderful and I would recommend him over and over again. I am so glad he was there for us. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Rev Phil Landers for our wedding and we were extremely happy with him. He is so sweet and kind. Rev Phil gets to know you and makes your wedding very personal. He is a true example in love and marriage. He is very professional and knows what he is doing. One thing I really loved about Rev Phil is that he is very organized and detailed. There will be no surprises in your ceremony. We are very happy with our choice. There is not one thing I would change about our ceremony. Thank you for making our day so special. I would absolutely recommend Rev. Phil Landers.
We used Rev Phil Landers for our wedding and we were extremely happy with him. He is so sweet and kind. Rev Phil gets to Read more...
We used Rev Phil Landers for our wedding and we were extremely happy with him. He is so sweet and kind. Rev Phil gets to know you and makes your wedding very personal. He is a true example in love and marriage. He is very professional and knows what he is doing. One thing I really loved about Rev Phil is that he is very organized and detailed. There will be no surprises in your ceremony. We are very happy with our choice. There is not one thing I would change about our ceremony. Thank you for making our day so special. I would absolutely recommend Rev. Phil Landers. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mark Pietscher was awesome. The best ceremony we could have asked for. He did an exceptional job.
Rev. Mark Pietscher was awesome. The best ceremony we could have asked for. He did an exceptional job.
Rev. Mark Pietscher was awesome. The best ceremony we could have asked for. He did an exceptional job. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil is hands down the best officiant in the Chicagoland area! He really gets to know you and works to make everything perfect on your wedding day. His story telling skills are amazing and the whole audience was laughing and crying and everyone came up to me to compliment us on the great ceremony we had. I read the reviews during our search and couldn't find a single bad one. When we met with him in person we understood why. We didn't even have to think about looking any further. You can tell he is an expert at what he does and really helped us work out the smaller details. If you want a memorable service that's personalized, then this is the officiant for you.
Rev. Phil is hands down the best officiant in the Chicagoland area! He really gets to know you and works to make Read more...
Rev. Phil is hands down the best officiant in the Chicagoland area! He really gets to know you and works to make everything perfect on your wedding day. His story telling skills are amazing and the whole audience was laughing and crying and everyone came up to me to compliment us on the great ceremony we had. I read the reviews during our search and couldn't find a single bad one. When we met with him in person we understood why. We didn't even have to think about looking any further. You can tell he is an expert at what he does and really helped us work out the smaller details. If you want a memorable service that's personalized, then this is the officiant for you. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Reverend Alan for our wedding, and he was great. Personable from our very first meeting with him all the way through our wedding day. He provided ideas to add to the uniqueness of our ceremony and was flexible with different vows and a different "wedding ring" introduction. We had people laughing and crying at our ceremony, plus he made my husband and I feel at ease during the ceremony - which was the most important part. We also got several comments from our guests on how much they liked our officiant. Thanks so much Rev. Alan!
We worked with Reverend Alan for our wedding, and he was great. Personable from our very first meeting with him all the Read more...
We worked with Reverend Alan for our wedding, and he was great. Personable from our very first meeting with him all the way through our wedding day. He provided ideas to add to the uniqueness of our ceremony and was flexible with different vows and a different "wedding ring" introduction. We had people laughing and crying at our ceremony, plus he made my husband and I feel at ease during the ceremony - which was the most important part. We also got several comments from our guests on how much they liked our officiant. Thanks so much Rev. Alan! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil did such a great job with our ceremony. All of our guests loved hearing our story and for some it was the first time they heard it. It really made the ceremony fun and personalized. He was really great to work with as well. Very professional, but easy to talk to. He really got to know our story so it felt like a friend telling it. He knew our venue really well and was very helpful at the rehearsal to help us set up the chairs the best way possible. We had a great day and everything went so smooth and Rev. Phil was one of the great vendors that made it so easy.
Rev. Phil did such a great job with our ceremony. All of our guests loved hearing our story and for some it was the first Read more...
Rev. Phil did such a great job with our ceremony. All of our guests loved hearing our story and for some it was the first time they heard it. It really made the ceremony fun and personalized. He was really great to work with as well. Very professional, but easy to talk to. He really got to know our story so it felt like a friend telling it. He knew our venue really well and was very helpful at the rehearsal to help us set up the chairs the best way possible. We had a great day and everything went so smooth and Rev. Phil was one of the great vendors that made it so easy. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil made our ceremony so special! After the wedding, the comment we hear the most is how great our ceremony was. People mentioned how they had never seen anything like it before. I loved the fact that it really highlighted my husband and I as a couple, as well as included our guests. It really was a memorable experience! Highly recommended!
Rev. Phil made our ceremony so special! After the wedding, the comment we hear the most is how great our ceremony was. Read more...
Rev. Phil made our ceremony so special! After the wedding, the comment we hear the most is how great our ceremony was. People mentioned how they had never seen anything like it before. I loved the fact that it really highlighted my husband and I as a couple, as well as included our guests. It really was a memorable experience! Highly recommended! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Mark Pietscher from "I Do" Weddings as our wedding officiant and really enjoyed working with him! We are from Minneapolis and were having a destination wedding in Chicago. We interviewed Mark along with several other officiants and knew right away that he was the officiant for us. Mark is a very down to earth, nice guy. He was very flexible and responsive and understanding of all our questions. We had our wedding in a garden and he was happy to put in the extra effort with us to figure out where to set up chairs, where people should come in, and took charge of our rehearsal so everyone knew what to do. His performance at our wedding ceremony was perfect! We had just the right amount of religion, personal stories and talking about love. All our guests thought he was great. He spoke about our "love story" and everyone loved sharing those stories with us (even if they had heard them in the past). It really made our ceremony personal and took it to the next level. Thank you very much Mark, you did a great job! I would absolutely recommend Mark for a wedding officiant.
We hired Mark Pietscher from "I Do" Weddings as our wedding officiant and really enjoyed working with him! We are from Read more...
We hired Mark Pietscher from "I Do" Weddings as our wedding officiant and really enjoyed working with him! We are from Minneapolis and were having a destination wedding in Chicago. We interviewed Mark along with several other officiants and knew right away that he was the officiant for us. Mark is a very down to earth, nice guy. He was very flexible and responsive and understanding of all our questions. We had our wedding in a garden and he was happy to put in the extra effort with us to figure out where to set up chairs, where people should come in, and took charge of our rehearsal so everyone knew what to do. His performance at our wedding ceremony was perfect! We had just the right amount of religion, personal stories and talking about love. All our guests thought he was great. He spoke about our "love story" and everyone loved sharing those stories with us (even if they had heard them in the past). It really made our ceremony personal and took it to the next level. Thank you very much Mark, you did a great job! I would absolutely recommend Mark for a wedding officiant. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil made our wedding ceremony very personal & special. He was excellent to work with, super organized, and very invested in making sure everything went smoothly. My husband & I loved that our ceremony was like no one else's & integrated spiritual aspects, romance/sentimental moments, and many laughs!
Rev. Phil made our wedding ceremony very personal & special. He was excellent to work with, super organized, and very Read more...
Rev. Phil made our wedding ceremony very personal & special. He was excellent to work with, super organized, and very invested in making sure everything went smoothly. My husband & I loved that our ceremony was like no one else's & integrated spiritual aspects, romance/sentimental moments, and many laughs! Read less
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Jeri & Gerry
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil did an outstanding officiating job at our wedding. He was truly the icing on our wedding cake. His enthusiasm brightened the ceremony and the memories of our special day are like a fairy tale
Rev. Phil did an outstanding officiating job at our wedding. He was truly the icing on our wedding cake. His enthusiasm Read more...
Rev. Phil did an outstanding officiating job at our wedding. He was truly the icing on our wedding cake. His enthusiasm brightened the ceremony and the memories of our special day are like a fairy tale Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil. was great . He made the ceremony great ,When he told our story.It made us laugh and it made us cry. It was a great day thank to Rev. Phil
Rev Phil. was great . He made the ceremony great ,When he told our story.It made us laugh and it made us cry. It was a Read more...
Rev Phil. was great . He made the ceremony great ,When he told our story.It made us laugh and it made us cry. It was a great day thank to Rev. Phil Read less
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pamela
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I planned my wedding in (1) week, and they were JUST awesome !
Not a worry or regret did we both have, and so happy we
upped the wedding date & got married by Rev. Phil !
THANKS FOR ALL !
Pamela Urso
I planned my wedding in (1) week, and they were JUST awesome !
Not a worry or regret did we both have, and so happy Read more...
I planned my wedding in (1) week, and they were JUST awesome !
Not a worry or regret did we both have, and so happy we
upped the wedding date & got married by Rev. Phil !
THANKS FOR ALL !
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was amazing. He was open and willing to do anything we wanted to do and also gave his insights for ideas we had but weren't sure about. He's had all the experience necessary to plan and coordinate the entire ceremony from the timeline to the flowers, music, and best places for the pictures. The ceremony couldn't have gone more smoothly.
Rev. Phil was amazing. He was open and willing to do anything we wanted to do and also gave his insights for ideas we had Read more...
Rev. Phil was amazing. He was open and willing to do anything we wanted to do and also gave his insights for ideas we had but weren't sure about. He's had all the experience necessary to plan and coordinate the entire ceremony from the timeline to the flowers, music, and best places for the pictures. The ceremony couldn't have gone more smoothly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
You will not be disappointed! Rev Phil has wonderfully warm and humorous personality that makes him the perfect love story teller. He takes time to ask questions to get all the details right and puts everyone at ease, especially the bride and groom:) I can't imagine my wedding day without him!
You will not be disappointed! Rev Phil has wonderfully warm and humorous personality that makes him the perfect love story Read more...
You will not be disappointed! Rev Phil has wonderfully warm and humorous personality that makes him the perfect love story teller. He takes time to ask questions to get all the details right and puts everyone at ease, especially the bride and groom:) I can't imagine my wedding day without him! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Reverend Phil! He did a fantastic job, and was very entertaining during the ceremony as well. Everyone loved Phil's work, and we would highly recommend his services to all!
We absolutely loved Reverend Phil! He did a fantastic job, and was very entertaining during the ceremony as well. Everyone Read more...
We absolutely loved Reverend Phil! He did a fantastic job, and was very entertaining during the ceremony as well. Everyone loved Phil's work, and we would highly recommend his services to all! Read less
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Marsha
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was a delight to work with. He was very organized and I knew what to expect throughout the entire process. Our guests thought our wedding was so unique because they got to hear about our story. They laughed and cried and thought it was the best ceremony they had been to. Rev. Phil provided an outline of how our ceremony would go, high-level, and we provided the additional info that would allow him to cater it to us and tell our story. We made a great team! He offered several ceremony options to fit all budgets as well as different vow options to fit different religious needs. He was very easy to get a hold of and very patient with any changes we needed to make throughout the process. I highly recommend working with Rev. Phil!
Rev. Phil was a delight to work with. He was very organized and I knew what to expect throughout the entire process. Our Read more...
Rev. Phil was a delight to work with. He was very organized and I knew what to expect throughout the entire process. Our guests thought our wedding was so unique because they got to hear about our story. They laughed and cried and thought it was the best ceremony they had been to. Rev. Phil provided an outline of how our ceremony would go, high-level, and we provided the additional info that would allow him to cater it to us and tell our story. We made a great team! He offered several ceremony options to fit all budgets as well as different vow options to fit different religious needs. He was very easy to get a hold of and very patient with any changes we needed to make throughout the process. I highly recommend working with Rev. Phil! Read less
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Matt and Holly
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We decided to have our wedding in Chicago, because we had more family living closer in the area. As we were searching for ministers and we came across Rev. Phil. We had emailed back and forth a little, and decided that Rev. Phil was the way to go. We were very pleasantly surprised with not only his passion for the job, but the quality of the service. He was flexible even when we had to change venues and was bubbling over with excitement. Looking back I do not think there would be a better person in the Chicago area for the job. If you are planning to get married in Chicago, bless yourself and your party by having Rev. Phil preside over your service. He is a blessing through and through.
We decided to have our wedding in Chicago, because we had more family living closer in the area. As we were searching for Read more...
We decided to have our wedding in Chicago, because we had more family living closer in the area. As we were searching for ministers and we came across Rev. Phil. We had emailed back and forth a little, and decided that Rev. Phil was the way to go. We were very pleasantly surprised with not only his passion for the job, but the quality of the service. He was flexible even when we had to change venues and was bubbling over with excitement. Looking back I do not think there would be a better person in the Chicago area for the job. If you are planning to get married in Chicago, bless yourself and your party by having Rev. Phil preside over your service. He is a blessing through and through. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I came across Rev. Phil on the Knot when i was searching for a minister for our wedding. I read many of the positive reviews online and he seemed to be just what we were looking for. We met with Rev Phil and as soon as we left we knew we had made the right decision in choosing him. We were able to do everything through email and got to see a final script before the actual day of the wedding. He really made us feel comfortable and got our friends and family involved as well. He was very helpful in answering our questions and I have just recommended him to a few friends that are getting married in the next year.
I came across Rev. Phil on the Knot when i was searching for a minister for our wedding. I read many of the positive Read more...
I came across Rev. Phil on the Knot when i was searching for a minister for our wedding. I read many of the positive reviews online and he seemed to be just what we were looking for. We met with Rev Phil and as soon as we left we knew we had made the right decision in choosing him. We were able to do everything through email and got to see a final script before the actual day of the wedding. He really made us feel comfortable and got our friends and family involved as well. He was very helpful in answering our questions and I have just recommended him to a few friends that are getting married in the next year. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We LOVED Rev. Phil! He was great, he made us feel so comfortable and didnt push any of his beliefs on us. He has a great way of doing his ceremonys and provides you with a script and really works with you to make it a meaningful and great experience! I couldnt have asked for anyone better, he is really great!!
We LOVED Rev. Phil! He was great, he made us feel so comfortable and didnt push any of his beliefs on us. He has a great Read more...
We LOVED Rev. Phil! He was great, he made us feel so comfortable and didnt push any of his beliefs on us. He has a great way of doing his ceremonys and provides you with a script and really works with you to make it a meaningful and great experience! I couldnt have asked for anyone better, he is really great!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Very nice. Performed our ceremony very well. Worked with me and my husband every step of the way. I made last minute changes and he was very understanding.
Very nice. Performed our ceremony very well. Worked with me and my husband every step of the way. I made last minute Read more...
Very nice. Performed our ceremony very well. Worked with me and my husband every step of the way. I made last minute changes and he was very understanding. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We went into our first meeting with Rev Phil with the intent on hiring him to do a simple ceremony but we ended up leaving and trusting him to write the whole thing. We obviously had the final say on what he said but he relieved a lot of stress by writing the script and letting us edit it.
He was our 3rd attempt to find a reverend but I would highly recommend him being the 1st choice for anyone looking for a non-church ceremony. He is willing to cater to your level of religious or non-religious beliefs. Rev Phil is extremely professional and passionate with what he does and it shines through during his ceremony.
The compliments from our guests were endless and the major theme was the perfect blend of religion, love, personal-ism and length.
We went into our first meeting with Rev Phil with the intent on hiring him to do a simple ceremony but we ended up leaving Read more...
We went into our first meeting with Rev Phil with the intent on hiring him to do a simple ceremony but we ended up leaving and trusting him to write the whole thing. We obviously had the final say on what he said but he relieved a lot of stress by writing the script and letting us edit it.
He was our 3rd attempt to find a reverend but I would highly recommend him being the 1st choice for anyone looking for a non-church ceremony. He is willing to cater to your level of religious or non-religious beliefs. Rev Phil is extremely professional and passionate with what he does and it shines through during his ceremony.
The compliments from our guests were endless and the major theme was the perfect blend of religion, love, personal-ism and length. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers was not available to do our wedding on December 3, 2011, due to him having another wedding on that same day. Rev. Landers immediately had his friend Rev. Mark Pietcher call us so that we can meet with him. I was a little nervous about this at first, but we would like to say that Rev. Mark was absolutely amazing person and he made us feel as though we had known him for years. On December 3, 2011, Rev. Mark was our officiant at our ceremony at Manzo's Banquets in Des Plaines, IL and he did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding. We received a lot of compliments from all of our family and friends. Rev. Mark did such a fabulous job telling "Our Love Story", that Michael and I we're transported back in time and there was not one single person at our ceremony that did not cry. We would highly recommend Rev. Mark Pietcher to anyone we know that will be getting married in the near future.
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Rev. Phil Landers was not available to do our wedding on December 3, 2011, due to him having another wedding on that same day. Rev. Landers immediately had his friend Rev. Mark Pietcher call us so that we can meet with him. I was a little nervous about this at first, but we would like to say that Rev. Mark was absolutely amazing person and he made us feel as though we had known him for years. On December 3, 2011, Rev. Mark was our officiant at our ceremony at Manzo's Banquets in Des Plaines, IL and he did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding. We received a lot of compliments from all of our family and friends. Rev. Mark did such a fabulous job telling "Our Love Story", that Michael and I we're transported back in time and there was not one single person at our ceremony that did not cry. We would highly recommend Rev. Mark Pietcher to anyone we know that will be getting married in the near future. Read less
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kschott
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
REV. Phil held our wedding service at the Lake, Foster Beach area. The weather was mild and we had a wonderful time. We felt very comfortable with REV. Phil and the wedding service.
Keith
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REV. Phil held our wedding service at the Lake, Foster Beach area. The weather was mild and we had a wonderful time. We felt very comfortable with REV. Phil and the wedding service.
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kar1119
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I thought Phil did an amazing job at our wedding. We have had several people comment on how great the ceremony was. They said "it wasn't a snooze fest, like normal ceremonies." Phil makes it seem like he has known the couple for years, instead of months. People loved hearing what we loved about each other. Our guest really enjoyed him introducing our bridal party and thanking them as well. We liked Phil immediately upon meeting with him. We would highly recommend him to our family and friends. Our ceremony was only thirty minutes long; but it was my favorite part of our wedding. Thanks Phil!
My husband and I thought Phil did an amazing job at our wedding. We have had several people comment on how great the Read more...
My husband and I thought Phil did an amazing job at our wedding. We have had several people comment on how great the ceremony was. They said "it wasn't a snooze fest, like normal ceremonies." Phil makes it seem like he has known the couple for years, instead of months. People loved hearing what we loved about each other. Our guest really enjoyed him introducing our bridal party and thanking them as well. We liked Phil immediately upon meeting with him. We would highly recommend him to our family and friends. Our ceremony was only thirty minutes long; but it was my favorite part of our wedding. Thanks Phil! Read less
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Smplcti
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We were married on 11/11/11 @ 11:11am by Rev. Phil. Although we had an early time , Rev Phil had no problem accomidating us on one of his busiest days dut to unique date. We we very happy with the communication between us, he always answered any questions & worked with us to make minor adjustments for the cerimoy. Besides the flawless cerimony, the entire expierence was great. You speak with him thrup-out your whole planning process and by time the wedding day came & I met him face to face, it was as if I knew him for years. There are so many options out there you can feel overwhelmed to choose one, I can tell you , this is one decision you can make & not worry about. You'll be very happy with Rev. Phil....just as we were!!
We were married on 11/11/11 @ 11:11am by Rev. Phil. Although we had an early time , Rev Phil had no problem accomidating Read more...
We were married on 11/11/11 @ 11:11am by Rev. Phil. Although we had an early time , Rev Phil had no problem accomidating us on one of his busiest days dut to unique date. We we very happy with the communication between us, he always answered any questions & worked with us to make minor adjustments for the cerimoy. Besides the flawless cerimony, the entire expierence was great. You speak with him thrup-out your whole planning process and by time the wedding day came & I met him face to face, it was as if I knew him for years. There are so many options out there you can feel overwhelmed to choose one, I can tell you , this is one decision you can make & not worry about. You'll be very happy with Rev. Phil....just as we were!! Read less
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elliebear11
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
When I first started looking for someone to officiate our wedding I came across Rev. Phil and saw nothing but good reviews. Me assuming that no one can be that good kept trying to find something and never did. From our first meeting Rev. Phil made me and my husband so comfortable and assured us that the wedding ceremony would be perfect! At our rehearsal half the wedding part was missing due to work which made me worried but the day of the wedding Rev. Phil made sure everyone knew exactly where and when to be. As for the actual ceremony, I already knew what he was going to say and I was still blown away at how he conducts his ceremonies. Everyone loved our personal story and he just gave our ceremony a little extra instead of being the typical boring ceremony that we all see at most weddings. I would 100% recommend Rev. Phil to anyone who wants an extremely organized, a well balance of funny/heart- felt and memorable/unique ceremony!
When I first started looking for someone to officiate our wedding I came across Rev. Phil and saw nothing but good Read more...
When I first started looking for someone to officiate our wedding I came across Rev. Phil and saw nothing but good reviews. Me assuming that no one can be that good kept trying to find something and never did. From our first meeting Rev. Phil made me and my husband so comfortable and assured us that the wedding ceremony would be perfect! At our rehearsal half the wedding part was missing due to work which made me worried but the day of the wedding Rev. Phil made sure everyone knew exactly where and when to be. As for the actual ceremony, I already knew what he was going to say and I was still blown away at how he conducts his ceremonies. Everyone loved our personal story and he just gave our ceremony a little extra instead of being the typical boring ceremony that we all see at most weddings. I would 100% recommend Rev. Phil to anyone who wants an extremely organized, a well balance of funny/heart- felt and memorable/unique ceremony! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
11/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers was the officiant for our Nov. 1st wedding and was wonderful! Our ceremony was small and intimate - just the two of us - and he made it so incredibly personal and special for us. It was exactly what we were looking for. I had sent him the details of how we met and our story together and he incorporated much of it into our ceremony. I am in the wedding industry and have high expectations for my vendors and he exceeded all of them. I would highly recommend Rev. Phil!
Rev. Phil Landers was the officiant for our Nov. 1st wedding and was wonderful! Our ceremony was small and intimate - just Read more...
Rev. Phil Landers was the officiant for our Nov. 1st wedding and was wonderful! Our ceremony was small and intimate - just the two of us - and he made it so incredibly personal and special for us. It was exactly what we were looking for. I had sent him the details of how we met and our story together and he incorporated much of it into our ceremony. I am in the wedding industry and have high expectations for my vendors and he exceeded all of them. I would highly recommend Rev. Phil! Read less
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SheemaandMark
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear to be married folks (Congrats!),

After doing extensive research in a short amount of time, my then fiance now husband found Rev. Phil to do our ceremony. What a pleasure to say the least! He was so understanding and so caring. He made us feel so comfortable like he knew us from before! We were suppose to be married on a fountain and we were expect light drizzle that afternoon. Oh boy were we in for a surprise! The fountains did not work and everything was delayed by 30 minutes and guess what? It rained so much so we ended up being under umbrellas! Beautiful and perfect nonetheless! Looking back we would not have changed a thing! Could you imagine the stress and the anxiety me(being the bride) felt during that time? well I felt none thanks to Rev. Phil! He was awesome. He updated me every few minutes about what was going on and how much longer it would take. He was just so understanding of our situation(hopefully you guys will not have to go through that!). He took out all the questions of how and what was going to happen and gave us all step by step directions to follow. And that is not all! The ceremony was AWESOME! He has an amazing way to capture the audience and an excellent way with words!

We would highly recommend him to anyone getting married!

Congrats and Good Luck!
Dear to be married folks (Congrats!),

After doing extensive research in a short amount of time, my then fiance Read more...
Dear to be married folks (Congrats!),

After doing extensive research in a short amount of time, my then fiance now husband found Rev. Phil to do our ceremony. What a pleasure to say the least! He was so understanding and so caring. He made us feel so comfortable like he knew us from before! We were suppose to be married on a fountain and we were expect light drizzle that afternoon. Oh boy were we in for a surprise! The fountains did not work and everything was delayed by 30 minutes and guess what? It rained so much so we ended up being under umbrellas! Beautiful and perfect nonetheless! Looking back we would not have changed a thing! Could you imagine the stress and the anxiety me(being the bride) felt during that time? well I felt none thanks to Rev. Phil! He was awesome. He updated me every few minutes about what was going on and how much longer it would take. He was just so understanding of our situation(hopefully you guys will not have to go through that!). He took out all the questions of how and what was going to happen and gave us all step by step directions to follow. And that is not all! The ceremony was AWESOME! He has an amazing way to capture the audience and an excellent way with words!

We would highly recommend him to anyone getting married!

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Lauren
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil MADE our wedding. Our guests raved about the personalized, unique, and thoroughly entertaining ceremony he prepared for us-AND we could not have worked with a better expert when it comes to weddings. Every detail was attended to and Rev. Phil made sure that it was orchestrated perfectly. Our string trio music was timed to the second, our wedding party knew the best way to walk to optimize photos, and our wedding planner knew to provide an extra wide runner so my parents could both walk me down the aisle. All details I never would have dreamed of without Rev. Phil's expert guidance. The best part though? Our guests felt included in our wedding ceremony and countless people told us how much they enjoyed hearing our love story and how my husband proposed. Many of them didn't know!

I was really impressed with the whole process of working with Rev. Phil from start to finish. If you want a customized, unique wedding ceremony with a highly polished and seasoned professional officiant look no further. It doesn't get any better than Rev. Phil. Your friends and family will be raving for years to come.
Rev. Phil MADE our wedding. Our guests raved about the personalized, unique, and thoroughly entertaining ceremony he Read more...
Rev. Phil MADE our wedding. Our guests raved about the personalized, unique, and thoroughly entertaining ceremony he prepared for us-AND we could not have worked with a better expert when it comes to weddings. Every detail was attended to and Rev. Phil made sure that it was orchestrated perfectly. Our string trio music was timed to the second, our wedding party knew the best way to walk to optimize photos, and our wedding planner knew to provide an extra wide runner so my parents could both walk me down the aisle. All details I never would have dreamed of without Rev. Phil's expert guidance. The best part though? Our guests felt included in our wedding ceremony and countless people told us how much they enjoyed hearing our love story and how my husband proposed. Many of them didn't know!

I was really impressed with the whole process of working with Rev. Phil from start to finish. If you want a customized, unique wedding ceremony with a highly polished and seasoned professional officiant look no further. It doesn't get any better than Rev. Phil. Your friends and family will be raving for years to come. Read less
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j9toofine
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Rev. Phil. Our first meeting was very relaxed and to the point. He was so organized, professional and clearly new the process in and out. I thought he did a fabulous job with our ceremony. It was so personalized and unique. He took care of everything (including sending in our marriage license) to the point where I felt I didn't have to worry about a thing for the ceremony. He was specific in telling us exactly what we needed and how the ceremony would be run along with providing us a script of the ceremony. This is definitely not your standard boring ceremony. Your guest will actually be laughing, crying and enjoying your ceremony instead of wondering when cocktail hour starts. Many people at our wedding said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful and fun it was. I think any bride would be happy with Rev. Phil's ceremonies and he would be a great recommendation for anyone who is looking for a unique ceremony.
Thank you Reverend Phil!
I cannot say enough good things about Rev. Phil. Our first meeting was very relaxed and to the point. He was so organized, Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Rev. Phil. Our first meeting was very relaxed and to the point. He was so organized, professional and clearly new the process in and out. I thought he did a fabulous job with our ceremony. It was so personalized and unique. He took care of everything (including sending in our marriage license) to the point where I felt I didn't have to worry about a thing for the ceremony. He was specific in telling us exactly what we needed and how the ceremony would be run along with providing us a script of the ceremony. This is definitely not your standard boring ceremony. Your guest will actually be laughing, crying and enjoying your ceremony instead of wondering when cocktail hour starts. Many people at our wedding said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful and fun it was. I think any bride would be happy with Rev. Phil's ceremonies and he would be a great recommendation for anyone who is looking for a unique ceremony.
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Cabir1
Wedding:
9/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers is simply the best You can have on Your wedding day.
Rev. Phil Landers is simply the best You can have on Your wedding day.
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dillonk
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Was a wonderful ceremony. Highly recommended!!!
Was a wonderful ceremony. Highly recommended!!!
Was a wonderful ceremony. Highly recommended!!! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers was great! We thankfully found him through our banquet hall's preferred vendor list. We met with him and got the location of our meeting mixed up and he still gave us a 2nd chance! He also was ok with having our 4 year old daughter join and was so understanding and patient with us needing to entertain her. He was very professional and had a presentation to share with us. However what made us choose Rev. Phil was because he was very genuine. Some ministers seem a little bit hokey and fake, however Rev. Phill was not. He also was willing to work with our budget. Throughout the entire planning process Rev. Phil was very organized which took a lot of stress off our shoulders. The day of the ceremony was beautiful. He made our ceremony very special and was completely ok with our very unique unit ceremony request. He really personalized our ceremony to us. I am Catholic and my husband is non-denominational, and Rev. Phil worked it out so it was not a religious ceremony. I did not want to impose my religious beliefs onto my husband. Rev. Phil was wonderful and I would recommend him to others!
Rev. Phil Landers was great! We thankfully found him through our banquet hall's preferred vendor list. We met with him and Read more...
Rev. Phil Landers was great! We thankfully found him through our banquet hall's preferred vendor list. We met with him and got the location of our meeting mixed up and he still gave us a 2nd chance! He also was ok with having our 4 year old daughter join and was so understanding and patient with us needing to entertain her. He was very professional and had a presentation to share with us. However what made us choose Rev. Phil was because he was very genuine. Some ministers seem a little bit hokey and fake, however Rev. Phill was not. He also was willing to work with our budget. Throughout the entire planning process Rev. Phil was very organized which took a lot of stress off our shoulders. The day of the ceremony was beautiful. He made our ceremony very special and was completely ok with our very unique unit ceremony request. He really personalized our ceremony to us. I am Catholic and my husband is non-denominational, and Rev. Phil worked it out so it was not a religious ceremony. I did not want to impose my religious beliefs onto my husband. Rev. Phil was wonderful and I would recommend him to others! Read less
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groovin50
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was amazing. We got married on very short notice (2 weeks) and he was more than willing to come and do our wedding. Even though we had only talked through email it felt like I had known him for a while when we finally fet on the big day. He made sure to know all the names of the bridal party as well as my childrens name, which meant a lot to me. He was amazing and I couldn't have asked for someone better.
Rev. Phil was amazing. We got married on very short notice (2 weeks) and he was more than willing to come and do our Read more...
Rev. Phil was amazing. We got married on very short notice (2 weeks) and he was more than willing to come and do our wedding. Even though we had only talked through email it felt like I had known him for a while when we finally fet on the big day. He made sure to know all the names of the bridal party as well as my childrens name, which meant a lot to me. He was amazing and I couldn't have asked for someone better. Read less
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rtdiego47
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil was absolutely wonderful. Our guests are still talking about the wedding. In fact, one friend of mine told me that it was the best wedding ceremony he had ever been to. It was personalized just for us and he told our story exactly the way we wanted him too. He was funny, witty and he made the whole ceremony fun. About three weeks prior to the wedding he had everything all planned out for us. He was very organized and we knew exactly what was going to happen on our special day. Actually, it was BETTER than we could have ever imagined. I can't say enough good things about Reverend Phil and he has wonderful ideas. We went with his suggestion of unity sand and all our guests loved it as did we. Use Reverend Phil and you won't be disappointed!
Reverend Phil was absolutely wonderful. Our guests are still talking about the wedding. In fact, one friend of mine told Read more...
Reverend Phil was absolutely wonderful. Our guests are still talking about the wedding. In fact, one friend of mine told me that it was the best wedding ceremony he had ever been to. It was personalized just for us and he told our story exactly the way we wanted him too. He was funny, witty and he made the whole ceremony fun. About three weeks prior to the wedding he had everything all planned out for us. He was very organized and we knew exactly what was going to happen on our special day. Actually, it was BETTER than we could have ever imagined. I can't say enough good things about Reverend Phil and he has wonderful ideas. We went with his suggestion of unity sand and all our guests loved it as did we. Use Reverend Phil and you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Tiff
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was one of the most special days of our lives, and Rev. Phil is a big reason for the success. We greatly appreciated the up-front meetings we had with him in order to get to know him and his style of delivery. We knew for sure after the first meeting that he would do a great job. Rev. Phil's telling of our love story was so well received by our guests that we had dozens of them tell us they felt it was the best wedding they'd ever attended!

In addition to the ceremony, he shared several words of wisdom, including directing us to marriage books that my wife and I read together. We were most impressed, however, by Rev. Phil's genuineness. He was professional, as we knew he would be, but we were most touched that he took a real interest not only in helping us have a successful wedding, but a successful marriage! We highly recommend him!
Our wedding was one of the most special days of our lives, and Rev. Phil is a big reason for the success. We greatly Read more...
Our wedding was one of the most special days of our lives, and Rev. Phil is a big reason for the success. We greatly appreciated the up-front meetings we had with him in order to get to know him and his style of delivery. We knew for sure after the first meeting that he would do a great job. Rev. Phil's telling of our love story was so well received by our guests that we had dozens of them tell us they felt it was the best wedding they'd ever attended!

In addition to the ceremony, he shared several words of wisdom, including directing us to marriage books that my wife and I read together. We were most impressed, however, by Rev. Phil's genuineness. He was professional, as we knew he would be, but we were most touched that he took a real interest not only in helping us have a successful wedding, but a successful marriage! We highly recommend him! Read less
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Mary Lynn
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil did a great job with our very small wedding. He made it very personal as if he really knew us.

I would highly recommend him to others.
Rev. Phil did a great job with our very small wedding. He made it very personal as if he really knew us.

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Rev. Phil did a great job with our very small wedding. He made it very personal as if he really knew us.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rev. Phil! Not only did he personalize our ceremony with the story of how we met and got engaged, he kept all of our guests on their toes and laughing! He truly made our day so special! My parent and guests especially loved chatting with Rev. Phil during our reception! I definitely recommend hiring Rev. Phil as your officiant and inviting him to your reception! You will not be sorry!
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rev. Phil! Not only did he personalize our ceremony with the story of how we met and got engaged, he Read more...
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rev. Phil! Not only did he personalize our ceremony with the story of how we met and got engaged, he kept all of our guests on their toes and laughing! He truly made our day so special! My parent and guests especially loved chatting with Rev. Phil during our reception! I definitely recommend hiring Rev. Phil as your officiant and inviting him to your reception! You will not be sorry! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
6/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers made our wedding ceremony a success! Even our guests complimented us on choosing him! He is very experienced and professional, as well as entertaining, witty, creative, and a great public speaker. He has plenty of advice and useful tips for before, during - and after - the wedding. He is flexible, which was key for us, since we planned our intimate ceremony in our backyard in the last minute... and he helped with every detail. The ceremony was very original, personalized, romantic, and... unique! He shared our love story with our guests, as well as the list of things we love about each other - which we had never seen before. It was truly enjoyable for everyone. We highly recommend him.
Rev. Phil Landers made our wedding ceremony a success! Even our guests complimented us on choosing him! He is very Read more...
Rev. Phil Landers made our wedding ceremony a success! Even our guests complimented us on choosing him! He is very experienced and professional, as well as entertaining, witty, creative, and a great public speaker. He has plenty of advice and useful tips for before, during - and after - the wedding. He is flexible, which was key for us, since we planned our intimate ceremony in our backyard in the last minute... and he helped with every detail. The ceremony was very original, personalized, romantic, and... unique! He shared our love story with our guests, as well as the list of things we love about each other - which we had never seen before. It was truly enjoyable for everyone. We highly recommend him. Read less
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BonbonBum
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil ministered our wedding Friday June 10th and he did such an amazing job. We also did our rehearsal with Rev Phil the night before and he did a great job organizing our wedding party of 18 people!! (Which if I can make a recommendation I would keep wedding parties at 6 or less lol).

He worked with us and our budget. And made us our own unique ceremony. Rev Phil arrived early the day of and did wonderful. We loved his message on love and just think so highly of him.

Thanks again Rev Phil,
The Baumgartners
Rev Phil ministered our wedding Friday June 10th and he did such an amazing job. We also did our rehearsal with Rev Phil Read more...
Rev Phil ministered our wedding Friday June 10th and he did such an amazing job. We also did our rehearsal with Rev Phil the night before and he did a great job organizing our wedding party of 18 people!! (Which if I can make a recommendation I would keep wedding parties at 6 or less lol).

He worked with us and our budget. And made us our own unique ceremony. Rev Phil arrived early the day of and did wonderful. We loved his message on love and just think so highly of him.

Thanks again Rev Phil,
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Tracey
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Rev. Phil. Before the wedding he was very easy to meet with and he would always respond very quickly to any questions. He offered so many suggestions that we ended up using. Many people at our wedding said it was the best ceremony they had ever seen. My bridesmaids were all crying, it was so moving. You will not be disappointed with Rev. Phil!
I cannot say enough good things about Rev. Phil. Before the wedding he was very easy to meet with and he would always Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Rev. Phil. Before the wedding he was very easy to meet with and he would always respond very quickly to any questions. He offered so many suggestions that we ended up using. Many people at our wedding said it was the best ceremony they had ever seen. My bridesmaids were all crying, it was so moving. You will not be disappointed with Rev. Phil! Read less
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amanda
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Best Wedding Day Ever!!!!!

Rev. Phil did an awesome job performing our ceremony. He was very professional and personal. He went above and beyond to perform our wedding on "The Ledge" at the Skydeck. I would recommend him to anyone that is planning on going to Chicago to get married. He is the best officiant I have ever met and very friendly as well. David and Amanda Howard- Missouri
Best Wedding Day Ever!!!!!

Rev. Phil did an awesome job performing our ceremony. He was very professional and Read more...
Best Wedding Day Ever!!!!!

Rev. Phil did an awesome job performing our ceremony. He was very professional and personal. He went above and beyond to perform our wedding on "The Ledge" at the Skydeck. I would recommend him to anyone that is planning on going to Chicago to get married. He is the best officiant I have ever met and very friendly as well. David and Amanda Howard- Missouri Read less
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Happilymarried
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil Landers went above and beyond the contract we signed by adding personal touches and showing a true desire to make everything perfect for our wedding. We were told by many people during the reception how unique and great the ceremony was and people couldn't say enough about him. There is always a concern when choosing someone to perform a service for something as special and memorable as a wedding and we truly couldn't be happier that we were able to find him. We actually feel lucky that we did. I don't see how anyone could ever be disappointed with your services...we highly recommend him to anyone for their ceremony.
Reverend Phil Landers went above and beyond the contract we signed by adding personal touches and showing a true desire to Read more...
Reverend Phil Landers went above and beyond the contract we signed by adding personal touches and showing a true desire to make everything perfect for our wedding. We were told by many people during the reception how unique and great the ceremony was and people couldn't say enough about him. There is always a concern when choosing someone to perform a service for something as special and memorable as a wedding and we truly couldn't be happier that we were able to find him. We actually feel lucky that we did. I don't see how anyone could ever be disappointed with your services...we highly recommend him to anyone for their ceremony. Read less
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JimDi42
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil was excellent as our officiant. His attention to detail, his incorporating of our "story" into the sermon, not to mention how regimented he kept all of us made the ceremony come off without a problem. I also liked that he sent us the script for the ceremony ahead of time and allowed us to tweak it where needed. Reverend Phil also kept the ceremony on schedule and he also involved the attendees into the proceedings. He did all of this with a sense of humor and grace. We will keep recommending him to others.

Jim & Lisa Di Silvio
Reverend Phil was excellent as our officiant. His attention to detail, his incorporating of our "story" into the sermon, Read more...
Reverend Phil was excellent as our officiant. His attention to detail, his incorporating of our "story" into the sermon, not to mention how regimented he kept all of us made the ceremony come off without a problem. I also liked that he sent us the script for the ceremony ahead of time and allowed us to tweak it where needed. Reverend Phil also kept the ceremony on schedule and he also involved the attendees into the proceedings. He did all of this with a sense of humor and grace. We will keep recommending him to others.

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rflores2
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I just wanted a simple ceremony but got more than expected. Rev. Phil Landers showed up to my house on time and with a big smile on his face. He started the ceremony with beautiful words of wisdom and finished with a very nice poem. It was a delight having him officiate our wedding. Thank you very much for the present!!
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My fiancé and I just wanted a simple ceremony but got more than expected. Rev. Phil Landers showed up to my house on time and with a big smile on his face. He started the ceremony with beautiful words of wisdom and finished with a very nice poem. It was a delight having him officiate our wedding. Thank you very much for the present!! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Hubby and I have been married for almost two years now and not only us, but our wedding guests STILL talk about how great our wedding ceremony was! We couldn’t have done it without Rev. Phil! He is THE MOST wonderful, caring man! We were so impressed by how he handled everything about our ceremony from the first meeting to beyond the “I do’s”. The ceremony planning was completely stress free: he took care of everything! He even stayed for the reception and all of our guests just loved him! I read every review I could find about him and couldn’t find one negative comment! Although we were impressed, we balked at his prices at first. But then we thought, “You know, the ceremony is the most important part of our wedding and we want it to be super special and memorable.” Upon meeting with Rev. Phil, we could tell that’s exactly what we would get. We were so comforted that Rev. Phil understood our religious views and that he went many extra miles to make sure our ceremony reflected that and everything else that was “us “. The script Rev. Phil used allowed for our story to be told in a way that was charming, heartfelt, and memorable. It was so special that Rev. Phil included all those little things in the ceremony that we couldn’t even begin to think of. And it was those little things that made all the difference between an average ceremony and a SPECTACULAR ceremony! I promise you: if you choose Rev. Phil to officiate your wedding, you will NOT be disappointed! :)
Hubby and I have been married for almost two years now and not only us, but our wedding guests STILL talk about how great Read more...
Hubby and I have been married for almost two years now and not only us, but our wedding guests STILL talk about how great our wedding ceremony was! We couldn’t have done it without Rev. Phil! He is THE MOST wonderful, caring man! We were so impressed by how he handled everything about our ceremony from the first meeting to beyond the “I do’s”. The ceremony planning was completely stress free: he took care of everything! He even stayed for the reception and all of our guests just loved him! I read every review I could find about him and couldn’t find one negative comment! Although we were impressed, we balked at his prices at first. But then we thought, “You know, the ceremony is the most important part of our wedding and we want it to be super special and memorable.” Upon meeting with Rev. Phil, we could tell that’s exactly what we would get. We were so comforted that Rev. Phil understood our religious views and that he went many extra miles to make sure our ceremony reflected that and everything else that was “us “. The script Rev. Phil used allowed for our story to be told in a way that was charming, heartfelt, and memorable. It was so special that Rev. Phil included all those little things in the ceremony that we couldn’t even begin to think of. And it was those little things that made all the difference between an average ceremony and a SPECTACULAR ceremony! I promise you: if you choose Rev. Phil to officiate your wedding, you will NOT be disappointed! :) Read less
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pbrewton
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was an absolute pleasure to work with. I'm amazed we were able to coordinate everything in only a few days. He made our audience laugh, cry, and create a unique ceremony we will never forget.
Rev. Phil was an absolute pleasure to work with. I'm amazed we were able to coordinate everything in only a few days. He Read more...
Rev. Phil was an absolute pleasure to work with. I'm amazed we were able to coordinate everything in only a few days. He made our audience laugh, cry, and create a unique ceremony we will never forget. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
When I first glanced at Rev. Phil Landers' web site I knew instantly that he would be the one to unite us for the rest of our lives. All this I could tell from his picture on the "I Do" Weddings, Ltd. web site. His face boast a genuine kindheartedness and compassion that my husband and I were searching for. We looked at many officiants and none had caught our eye quite like Rev. Phil Landers. Our first impressions were confirmed the day of our ceremony. It was as if we had known Rev. Phil Landers for a very long time, and his words carried with them an abundance of love and inspiration that could be felt not only by my husband and I but by our family and friends that still comment on the wonderful service that Rev. Phil Landers gave. So thank you again Rev. Phil Landers for being a part of our lives on our very special day! You will not be forgotten.

Jose & Margaret
When I first glanced at Rev. Phil Landers' web site I knew instantly that he would be the one to unite us for the rest of Read more...
When I first glanced at Rev. Phil Landers' web site I knew instantly that he would be the one to unite us for the rest of our lives. All this I could tell from his picture on the "I Do" Weddings, Ltd. web site. His face boast a genuine kindheartedness and compassion that my husband and I were searching for. We looked at many officiants and none had caught our eye quite like Rev. Phil Landers. Our first impressions were confirmed the day of our ceremony. It was as if we had known Rev. Phil Landers for a very long time, and his words carried with them an abundance of love and inspiration that could be felt not only by my husband and I but by our family and friends that still comment on the wonderful service that Rev. Phil Landers gave. So thank you again Rev. Phil Landers for being a part of our lives on our very special day! You will not be forgotten.

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Julie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverand Phil was very professional and he is very willing to work with you on making your ceremony very special after meeting with him to work out the details
Reverand Phil was very professional and he is very willing to work with you on making your ceremony very special after Read more...
Reverand Phil was very professional and he is very willing to work with you on making your ceremony very special after meeting with him to work out the details Read less
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imyortchr
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil did an amazing job at our wedding. We received so many compliments about how personal our ceremony was and how the minister did such a wonderful job. He made a point to be very well prepared and know our stories. Everyone felt like they were a part of our ceremony. We were very nervous about using a minister we found online but he put our minds at ease. We would most definitely recommend him to anyone getting married, he was great!!!
Rev. Phil did an amazing job at our wedding. We received so many compliments about how personal our ceremony was and how Read more...
Rev. Phil did an amazing job at our wedding. We received so many compliments about how personal our ceremony was and how the minister did such a wonderful job. He made a point to be very well prepared and know our stories. Everyone felt like they were a part of our ceremony. We were very nervous about using a minister we found online but he put our minds at ease. We would most definitely recommend him to anyone getting married, he was great!!! Read less
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danamarie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was wonderful. I found him on Google, because I was looking for someone who could perform a ceremony that would make it fun and interesting and not just the boring old ones we have all been to. At our first meeting, my husband and I talked with him for 3 hours and knew that he was the perfect match to marry us. His website answered all my questions and his professional attitude and knowledge proved to be very helpful for us along the way. The ceremony was exactly as I had pictured it many times before in my mind. Many people told me after the wedding that Rev. Phil was the best part of the entire thing. He made people laugh, cry with joy and kept them entertained as he told the special story of Greg and I . He always replied to my emails and phone calls promptly, and was the epitome of the perfect vendor for a wedding. You can tell he REALLY loves what he does and puts a lot of effort to make each wedding personal and perfect. So if you do yourself one favor during your wedding, hire Rev. Phil!!! I have not one bad word to say about him, he made my special day perfect.
Rev. Phil was wonderful. I found him on Google, because I was looking for someone who could perform a ceremony that would Read more...
Rev. Phil was wonderful. I found him on Google, because I was looking for someone who could perform a ceremony that would make it fun and interesting and not just the boring old ones we have all been to. At our first meeting, my husband and I talked with him for 3 hours and knew that he was the perfect match to marry us. His website answered all my questions and his professional attitude and knowledge proved to be very helpful for us along the way. The ceremony was exactly as I had pictured it many times before in my mind. Many people told me after the wedding that Rev. Phil was the best part of the entire thing. He made people laugh, cry with joy and kept them entertained as he told the special story of Greg and I . He always replied to my emails and phone calls promptly, and was the epitome of the perfect vendor for a wedding. You can tell he REALLY loves what he does and puts a lot of effort to make each wedding personal and perfect. So if you do yourself one favor during your wedding, hire Rev. Phil!!! I have not one bad word to say about him, he made my special day perfect. Read less
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Cori
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil was just WONDERFUL. He is very professional, helpful, and made the stress of the ceremony worry free. I felt so confident in him.He is so prepared and organized and really gets your individual story. Our wedding ceremony was more perfect than I could have imagined. It was so enjoyable to us and our guests. Reverend Phil has an amazing presence and speaking voice and the guests complimented all night on how nice and memorable the ceremony was. He really made our wedding day wonderful and told our story so well. I could not have asked for a nicer, more unforgettable wedding.
Reverend Phil was just WONDERFUL. He is very professional, helpful, and made the stress of the ceremony worry free. I felt Read more...
Reverend Phil was just WONDERFUL. He is very professional, helpful, and made the stress of the ceremony worry free. I felt so confident in him.He is so prepared and organized and really gets your individual story. Our wedding ceremony was more perfect than I could have imagined. It was so enjoyable to us and our guests. Reverend Phil has an amazing presence and speaking voice and the guests complimented all night on how nice and memorable the ceremony was. He really made our wedding day wonderful and told our story so well. I could not have asked for a nicer, more unforgettable wedding. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil did an absolutely amazing job officiating my wedding on 9/18/10. Before I began working with Rev Phil I had already signed a contract with another person, that person backed out a few months before the wedding saying he was double-booked! I couldn't believe it, but then I found Rev Phil - and I am glad I did! After our first meeting, I felt reassured and comforted that I was in good hands. He handled every aspect in a truly professional manner and took the time to really get to know our story. He responded to emails and questions in a very timely manner. I felt even more reassured when I read the detailed script that was sent to us 10 days before the wedding, we knew everything that he was going to say and do. He helped us during the rehearsal and made sure everything was perfect on the day of the ceremony. He had the guests laughing and participating, truly incorporating everyone into our ceremony. I can't thank him enough for the wonderful job that he did, I highly recommend him!
Rev Phil did an absolutely amazing job officiating my wedding on 9/18/10. Before I began working with Rev Phil I had Read more...
Rev Phil did an absolutely amazing job officiating my wedding on 9/18/10. Before I began working with Rev Phil I had already signed a contract with another person, that person backed out a few months before the wedding saying he was double-booked! I couldn't believe it, but then I found Rev Phil - and I am glad I did! After our first meeting, I felt reassured and comforted that I was in good hands. He handled every aspect in a truly professional manner and took the time to really get to know our story. He responded to emails and questions in a very timely manner. I felt even more reassured when I read the detailed script that was sent to us 10 days before the wedding, we knew everything that he was going to say and do. He helped us during the rehearsal and made sure everything was perfect on the day of the ceremony. He had the guests laughing and participating, truly incorporating everyone into our ceremony. I can't thank him enough for the wonderful job that he did, I highly recommend him! Read less
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cherry
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev.Phil was the perfect choice for our wedding on 9/17/10. we thank him for his professionalism and style of organizing this speacial event.everything was perfect.
We highly recommend Rev. Phil he will make your wedding so.... special and perfect. 10 stars

sincerely yours,
Martin and Rosario
Rev.Phil was the perfect choice for our wedding on 9/17/10. we thank him for his professionalism and style of organizing Read more...
Rev.Phil was the perfect choice for our wedding on 9/17/10. we thank him for his professionalism and style of organizing this speacial event.everything was perfect.
We highly recommend Rev. Phil he will make your wedding so.... special and perfect. 10 stars

sincerely yours,
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Mike
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil was incredible! He was funny and incredibly helpfult with all of our questions. Reverend Phil had great ideas for the ceremony that many of our guests complimented him on. One big idea that everyone really enjoyed was the telling of our relationship story for all our guests. He walked through how we met all the way through my proposal to my wife. If you are looking for a reverend who will make your cermony not only run smooth but also make your guests really feel part of the experience, Reverend Phil is the right man for you.

By Mike Louise
Reverend Phil was incredible! He was funny and incredibly helpfult with all of our questions. Reverend Phil had great Read more...
Reverend Phil was incredible! He was funny and incredibly helpfult with all of our questions. Reverend Phil had great ideas for the ceremony that many of our guests complimented him on. One big idea that everyone really enjoyed was the telling of our relationship story for all our guests. He walked through how we met all the way through my proposal to my wife. If you are looking for a reverend who will make your cermony not only run smooth but also make your guests really feel part of the experience, Reverend Phil is the right man for you.

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Michael
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Phil was great. He did a great job preparing our ceremony and responded very quickly to our questions.

Id say I hope to use him again in the future but Im hoping I dont have to get married again :) Ill just have to refer my friends and family.
Phil was great. He did a great job preparing our ceremony and responded very quickly to our questions.

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Phil was great. He did a great job preparing our ceremony and responded very quickly to our questions.

Id say I hope to use him again in the future but Im hoping I dont have to get married again :) Ill just have to refer my friends and family. Read less
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donna and pat
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
i had been to many wedding and although they were nice, they were all the same. i knew i did not want a "generic'" wedding ceremony. the 1st time we met with rev. phil, i knew he would perform "our personal" wedding that would be unique to us. he took the time to really get to know us. during the wedding
ceremony , it such a joy to hear our family and friends laugh as rev phil told "our story". 5 stars are not enough-we give him 10
we will have him officiant our 25th anniversay vow renewal
i had been to many wedding and although they were nice, they were all the same. i knew i did not want a "generic'" wedding Read more...
i had been to many wedding and although they were nice, they were all the same. i knew i did not want a "generic'" wedding ceremony. the 1st time we met with rev. phil, i knew he would perform "our personal" wedding that would be unique to us. he took the time to really get to know us. during the wedding
ceremony , it such a joy to hear our family and friends laugh as rev phil told "our story". 5 stars are not enough-we give him 10
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Tiger
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
When I was searching for a minister, I spent an hour and a half trying to find a bad review of Rev. Phil. I was very skeptical of using a minsiter I'd found online, but being able to see Rev. Phil's videos helped a lot, and he was very willing to talk with me on the phone and explain his style. He made me feel very comfortable and was professional the entire time. He met with me and my fiancé and got all the details banged out, even though we spent more time than we initially planned. His experience and professionalism ensured the wedding went very smoothly; and it was awesome that we could read through our entire ceremony beforehand. He made sure every detail was covered, was willing to try new things and work with our preferences and opinions, and really made sure that the wedding came out stellar. He asked that we respect his religious background but did not force it upon us. Our ceremony was not really religious, but he still gave it the feel of a momentous, all-encompassing event and made us feel really special. He had us laughing, smiling, and we had TONS of people come up to us afterward and comment on how much they loved the ceremony. We had very religious people at our wedding as well as athiests, young and old, and everyone loved it. He was always kind and professional and respectful and worked closely with our other vendors to make sure every moment was right. I was so hesistant to use some dude I found online, but I'm so happy we chose him, because he really helped make the day run smoothly. More than anything, though, he helped us create a great ceremony, gave us the freedom to help craft it while guiding us on points that he knew from experience would help make it better. With him I was always confident that I'd have a great ceremony, and I was right. He's personable, professional, and I have no doubt he will give others the same attention, respect and beautiful wedding that he gave us. The ceremony was just awesome. Devout or agnostic, big cathedral or secular banquet hall, he'll craft you a wedding that really "feels" like you.
When I was searching for a minister, I spent an hour and a half trying to find a bad review of Rev. Phil. I was very Read more...
When I was searching for a minister, I spent an hour and a half trying to find a bad review of Rev. Phil. I was very skeptical of using a minsiter I'd found online, but being able to see Rev. Phil's videos helped a lot, and he was very willing to talk with me on the phone and explain his style. He made me feel very comfortable and was professional the entire time. He met with me and my fiancé and got all the details banged out, even though we spent more time than we initially planned. His experience and professionalism ensured the wedding went very smoothly; and it was awesome that we could read through our entire ceremony beforehand. He made sure every detail was covered, was willing to try new things and work with our preferences and opinions, and really made sure that the wedding came out stellar. He asked that we respect his religious background but did not force it upon us. Our ceremony was not really religious, but he still gave it the feel of a momentous, all-encompassing event and made us feel really special. He had us laughing, smiling, and we had TONS of people come up to us afterward and comment on how much they loved the ceremony. We had very religious people at our wedding as well as athiests, young and old, and everyone loved it. He was always kind and professional and respectful and worked closely with our other vendors to make sure every moment was right. I was so hesistant to use some dude I found online, but I'm so happy we chose him, because he really helped make the day run smoothly. More than anything, though, he helped us create a great ceremony, gave us the freedom to help craft it while guiding us on points that he knew from experience would help make it better. With him I was always confident that I'd have a great ceremony, and I was right. He's personable, professional, and I have no doubt he will give others the same attention, respect and beautiful wedding that he gave us. The ceremony was just awesome. Devout or agnostic, big cathedral or secular banquet hall, he'll craft you a wedding that really "feels" like you. Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev Phil was amazing! He was so personalbe and put my HUBBY and I at ease right from the beginning. He really took the time to get to know us and to hear our story. I will be completely honest and say - Yes, Rev Phil is a bit more expensive then others that I met with - but if I had to do all over, I wouldn't change a thing!!! Rev. Phil was so patient and put our minds at ease letting us know what we can expect the day of the wedding! I am such a planner and I love to have all of the details down and Rev Phil is the same way! You won't be disapointed with this choice! My family and friends still talk about how very personal and special the whole ceremony was and that they have never been to a wedding where they got to learn so much about the couple. I lost count of how many times we heard we were so impressed with your ceremony because we thought it would be the same old boring thing! Thanks Rev Phil for making our special day so memorable!!!!
Rev Phil was amazing! He was so personalbe and put my HUBBY and I at ease right from the beginning. He really took the Read more...
Rev Phil was amazing! He was so personalbe and put my HUBBY and I at ease right from the beginning. He really took the time to get to know us and to hear our story. I will be completely honest and say - Yes, Rev Phil is a bit more expensive then others that I met with - but if I had to do all over, I wouldn't change a thing!!! Rev. Phil was so patient and put our minds at ease letting us know what we can expect the day of the wedding! I am such a planner and I love to have all of the details down and Rev Phil is the same way! You won't be disapointed with this choice! My family and friends still talk about how very personal and special the whole ceremony was and that they have never been to a wedding where they got to learn so much about the couple. I lost count of how many times we heard we were so impressed with your ceremony because we thought it would be the same old boring thing! Thanks Rev Phil for making our special day so memorable!!!! Read less
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jclark
Wedding:
7/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil was extremely helpful during the entire process of our wedding. He was very, very prepared and had a whole script for himself, which I loved! He asked us questions about ourselves and got to know us and he had us approve his whole script before the ceremony. I had absolutely no worries about my ceremony because I knew exactly what was going to happen. He even coached our wedding party on how to walk down the aisle and how to look photogenic at all times. It was so helpful! I was so glad to have him be part of our wedding. I can't say enough good things about Reverend Phil!
Reverend Phil was extremely helpful during the entire process of our wedding. He was very, very prepared and had a whole Read more...
Reverend Phil was extremely helpful during the entire process of our wedding. He was very, very prepared and had a whole script for himself, which I loved! He asked us questions about ourselves and got to know us and he had us approve his whole script before the ceremony. I had absolutely no worries about my ceremony because I knew exactly what was going to happen. He even coached our wedding party on how to walk down the aisle and how to look photogenic at all times. It was so helpful! I was so glad to have him be part of our wedding. I can't say enough good things about Reverend Phil! Read less
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LeBeau
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding Ceremony was perfect. Everyone loved our story and we got a lot of complements about how wonderful the ceremony was from our guests. Rev. Phil maked it personal and fun and we would recommend him for every ceremony. Everything went smoothly and the day was prefect. Thank you, Rev. Phil!
Our Wedding Ceremony was perfect. Everyone loved our story and we got a lot of complements about how wonderful the Read more...
Our Wedding Ceremony was perfect. Everyone loved our story and we got a lot of complements about how wonderful the ceremony was from our guests. Rev. Phil maked it personal and fun and we would recommend him for every ceremony. Everything went smoothly and the day was prefect. Thank you, Rev. Phil! Read less
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Jacob
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Landers was perfect, in every sense of the word! What impressed me the most is the amount of time and energy that he puts in to your special day. He even helped plan our ceremony, but never questioned anything that we suggested. We live in Las Vegas, NV. He arranged a meeting with my then bride-to-be when she would be in town, and planned it around HER schedule. We did a conference call for TWO HOURS so he could hear our story. Every little detail. It seems to me that Phil likes to hear your WHOLE story. There's so much more to falling in love than "how'd you meet?", "what do you do together?" and "how did he propose?". Little details that you'd probably leave out... THOSE are the things that allow him to really get to know the two of you. When he presents your love story at your ceremony, there won't be a dry eye in the house! Love is a great journey, and it takes a special person to convey that journey to an audiance of hundreds. Simply put, I can't recommend him enough. He even scored me some brownie points with my bride: "you should've seen the smile on his face when you walked out!" he said after the ceremony. Thanks, Rev. Phil!! He's professional, very affordable and well worth the money. He will help make your day absolutely perfect!!
Rev. Landers was perfect, in every sense of the word! What impressed me the most is the amount of time and energy that he Read more...
Rev. Landers was perfect, in every sense of the word! What impressed me the most is the amount of time and energy that he puts in to your special day. He even helped plan our ceremony, but never questioned anything that we suggested. We live in Las Vegas, NV. He arranged a meeting with my then bride-to-be when she would be in town, and planned it around HER schedule. We did a conference call for TWO HOURS so he could hear our story. Every little detail. It seems to me that Phil likes to hear your WHOLE story. There's so much more to falling in love than "how'd you meet?", "what do you do together?" and "how did he propose?". Little details that you'd probably leave out... THOSE are the things that allow him to really get to know the two of you. When he presents your love story at your ceremony, there won't be a dry eye in the house! Love is a great journey, and it takes a special person to convey that journey to an audiance of hundreds. Simply put, I can't recommend him enough. He even scored me some brownie points with my bride: "you should've seen the smile on his face when you walked out!" he said after the ceremony. Thanks, Rev. Phil!! He's professional, very affordable and well worth the money. He will help make your day absolutely perfect!! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I was in a wedding 2 years ago that Rev. Phil did. I love the "story" he put together for the couple. So when it came time for me to get married, I knew who to call. He put together such as amazing story of mine & my husbands meeting, engagement, good times together, our likes, what we have in common, etc. It seemed like everyone has his attention. Great job! I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone to marry them.
I was in a wedding 2 years ago that Rev. Phil did. I love the "story" he put together for the couple. So when it came time Read more...
I was in a wedding 2 years ago that Rev. Phil did. I love the "story" he put together for the couple. So when it came time for me to get married, I knew who to call. He put together such as amazing story of mine & my husbands meeting, engagement, good times together, our likes, what we have in common, etc. It seemed like everyone has his attention. Great job! I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone to marry them. Read less
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David Wong
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding 6/5 @ Meson Sabika was perfect. He made the best of a poor weather situation, and re-organized quickly, even though we didn't practice the back-up. He is well worth the fee, and does a great ceremony for those who want something different than the traditional.

We found telling the story helped to hold the interest of the attendees, and still get questions and comments regarding our story.

Take the time to sit with him, there is no pressure, but you'll want to book right away.
Our wedding 6/5 @ Meson Sabika was perfect. He made the best of a poor weather situation, and re-organized quickly, even Read more...
Our wedding 6/5 @ Meson Sabika was perfect. He made the best of a poor weather situation, and re-organized quickly, even though we didn't practice the back-up. He is well worth the fee, and does a great ceremony for those who want something different than the traditional.

We found telling the story helped to hold the interest of the attendees, and still get questions and comments regarding our story.

Take the time to sit with him, there is no pressure, but you'll want to book right away. Read less
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Leigh S.
Wedding:
1/2/2009
5.0/5.0
My mother-in-law recommended Rev. Phil to me while I was planning my wedding. He was a friend of one of her close friends. I jumped on the recommendation because I was planning my wedding in Chicago from Georgia; therefore, any extra help and recommendations were greatly appreciated. Rev. Phil was wonderful to work with. He met with me for 3 hours, and we discussed how my husband and I met, how we feel in love....all the little details about our relationship and our love. The wedding ceremony was so personal and so one-of-a-kind. He shared our story with the entire congregation, which made it so much easier to not have to explain how we met to 100 people on our wedding day :) I would recommend Rev. Phil to anyone who wants a unique, incredibly personal, one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony.
My mother-in-law recommended Rev. Phil to me while I was planning my wedding. He was a friend of one of her close friends. Read more...
My mother-in-law recommended Rev. Phil to me while I was planning my wedding. He was a friend of one of her close friends. I jumped on the recommendation because I was planning my wedding in Chicago from Georgia; therefore, any extra help and recommendations were greatly appreciated. Rev. Phil was wonderful to work with. He met with me for 3 hours, and we discussed how my husband and I met, how we feel in love....all the little details about our relationship and our love. The wedding ceremony was so personal and so one-of-a-kind. He shared our story with the entire congregation, which made it so much easier to not have to explain how we met to 100 people on our wedding day :) I would recommend Rev. Phil to anyone who wants a unique, incredibly personal, one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony. Read less
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James
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
What can you say about Rev. Phil landers that has not been said already on this review. He was very good to us.. Katie and I live in colorado springs and we had our wedding in chicago. Trying to get everything set up through our busy schedule here was quite a task. He was patient with us and helped us manage things from afar. Even though getting to that point was a difficult road As soon as the music played and the ceremony started it went smooth and perfect... Our wedding was perfect... Rev. Phil had not a small finger to do with it but a whole hand.. Thank you... Rev. Phil...
What can you say about Rev. Phil landers that has not been said already on this review. He was very good to us.. Katie and Read more...
What can you say about Rev. Phil landers that has not been said already on this review. He was very good to us.. Katie and I live in colorado springs and we had our wedding in chicago. Trying to get everything set up through our busy schedule here was quite a task. He was patient with us and helped us manage things from afar. Even though getting to that point was a difficult road As soon as the music played and the ceremony started it went smooth and perfect... Our wedding was perfect... Rev. Phil had not a small finger to do with it but a whole hand.. Thank you... Rev. Phil... Read less
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NB22
Wedding:
1/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil Landers was the PERFECT choice for our wedding on 1/23/10. He took the time to meet with us for a couple of hours where he learned all about us and our beautiful story of meeting, falling in love, and the proposal. The best part was that he REALLY cared and enjoyed learning about us so that he could convey that emotion to our guests at the wedding. Rev. Phil was very professional in that he was very fast at responding to any questions we had, reminding us when payments were due, showing up to scheduled events on time, and helping in any way that he could. He ran our rehearsal and I attribute a perfect ceremony to how he managed the rehearsal and made sure everything was perfect. Our wedding coordinator at the ballroom where we got married said that she sees a lot of people who come in and officiate wedding who just don't care. This is not the case with Rev. Phil Landers, and I would recommend him to anyone. Our guests were roaring with laughter throughout the whole ceremony which made the whole thing very personal and special. Rev. Phil will create a very unique wedding for you that your guests will be sure to enjoy. Thanks Rev. Phil for creating a beautiful wedding ceremony for us - it made our day just that much more special. 5 stars!!
Reverend Phil Landers was the PERFECT choice for our wedding on 1/23/10. He took the time to meet with us for a couple of Read more...
Reverend Phil Landers was the PERFECT choice for our wedding on 1/23/10. He took the time to meet with us for a couple of hours where he learned all about us and our beautiful story of meeting, falling in love, and the proposal. The best part was that he REALLY cared and enjoyed learning about us so that he could convey that emotion to our guests at the wedding. Rev. Phil was very professional in that he was very fast at responding to any questions we had, reminding us when payments were due, showing up to scheduled events on time, and helping in any way that he could. He ran our rehearsal and I attribute a perfect ceremony to how he managed the rehearsal and made sure everything was perfect. Our wedding coordinator at the ballroom where we got married said that she sees a lot of people who come in and officiate wedding who just don't care. This is not the case with Rev. Phil Landers, and I would recommend him to anyone. Our guests were roaring with laughter throughout the whole ceremony which made the whole thing very personal and special. Rev. Phil will create a very unique wedding for you that your guests will be sure to enjoy. Thanks Rev. Phil for creating a beautiful wedding ceremony for us - it made our day just that much more special. 5 stars!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was great! His attention to detail was perfect. We feel so lucky to have had him be part of our wedding.
Rev. Phil was great! His attention to detail was perfect. We feel so lucky to have had him be part of our wedding.
Rev. Phil was great! His attention to detail was perfect. We feel so lucky to have had him be part of our wedding. Read less
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jaweck
Wedding:
12/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I honestly do not even know where to begin when speaking of Rev Phil.....He is just truly AMAZING!! From just our first few email's back and forth way in the beginning, I knew I would be hiring Rev Phil for our wedding ceremony. Rev Phil was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls and always went out of his way to make things easier on me. He is realiable, professional, fun, warm hearted and so much more, everything we were looking for in the person to preform our special day ceremony. He makes you feel right at ease from the moment you meet for your "get to know you" session. He takes the time to really get to know you without feeling rushed and is an amazing listener, as we had a long story to tell and he captured every moment we spoke about when he told our story during our ceremony.....he actually told it better than us!!

Rev Phil gives you a complete script of your wedding ceremony and allows you to make any changes you wish. To be honest, you won't really need to have him change anything....everything is so well thought out, even down to the cues for the musicians we had. I didn't have to worry about telling the musicians when to play and when to not, he took care of it all!! That was one really huge headache off my shoulders. The musicians loved it as well!!

Rev Phil arrived to our ceremony location in Chicago the day after Chirstmas with plenty of time to go over any last min things we needed to talk about. He took the time to meet my other family members and put them at ease at a time they really need an outside person to do so. He welcomed guests and was able to strike up a coverstation as if he had known them for years.

Please look no further, Rev Phil, I guarantee will make your wedding ceremony so special. Everyone still talks about how unique our ceremony was as not everyone knew our entire story and future plans. I feel very lucky to have found Rev Phil and feel very excited for those of you who have yet to meet him......You will be amazed!!
I honestly do not even know where to begin when speaking of Rev Phil.....He is just truly AMAZING!! From just our first Read more...
I honestly do not even know where to begin when speaking of Rev Phil.....He is just truly AMAZING!! From just our first few email's back and forth way in the beginning, I knew I would be hiring Rev Phil for our wedding ceremony. Rev Phil was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls and always went out of his way to make things easier on me. He is realiable, professional, fun, warm hearted and so much more, everything we were looking for in the person to preform our special day ceremony. He makes you feel right at ease from the moment you meet for your "get to know you" session. He takes the time to really get to know you without feeling rushed and is an amazing listener, as we had a long story to tell and he captured every moment we spoke about when he told our story during our ceremony.....he actually told it better than us!!

Rev Phil gives you a complete script of your wedding ceremony and allows you to make any changes you wish. To be honest, you won't really need to have him change anything....everything is so well thought out, even down to the cues for the musicians we had. I didn't have to worry about telling the musicians when to play and when to not, he took care of it all!! That was one really huge headache off my shoulders. The musicians loved it as well!!

Rev Phil arrived to our ceremony location in Chicago the day after Chirstmas with plenty of time to go over any last min things we needed to talk about. He took the time to meet my other family members and put them at ease at a time they really need an outside person to do so. He welcomed guests and was able to strike up a coverstation as if he had known them for years.

Please look no further, Rev Phil, I guarantee will make your wedding ceremony so special. Everyone still talks about how unique our ceremony was as not everyone knew our entire story and future plans. I feel very lucky to have found Rev Phil and feel very excited for those of you who have yet to meet him......You will be amazed!! Read less
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msmith787
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil made our wedding day! Very personalized ceremony and involves the guests. My relatives still talk about our wedding ceremony!
Rev. Phil made our wedding day! Very personalized ceremony and involves the guests. My relatives still talk about our Read more...
Rev. Phil made our wedding day! Very personalized ceremony and involves the guests. My relatives still talk about our wedding ceremony! Read less
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tiggerkats
Wedding:
11/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was absolutley 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 suppose 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 Platiunum package and would do it again. When you get done adding the prices for other officiants with extra traveling fees and the rehearsal dinner....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. 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 we so happy with him and our wedding day was perfect!!

Thanks so much Rev. Phil!!

Sincerely,
Melissa and Don
Rev. Phil was absolutley awesome!! Even our DJ was impressed at how well organized he was. Not only did we receive a 17 Read more...
Rev. Phil was absolutley 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 suppose 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 Platiunum package and would do it again. When you get done adding the prices for other officiants with extra traveling fees and the rehearsal dinner....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. 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 we so happy with him and our wedding day was perfect!!

Thanks so much Rev. Phil!!

Sincerely,
Melissa and Don Read less
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canaya
Wedding:
10/25/2009
5.0/5.0
WOW...truly made our wedding special. Spending the money for the platium wedding package was well worth it. Our guest are still talking about the wedding. Even my friends husbands said it was the best wedding they have been to...they were not bored at all!!! Rev. Phil had the audience engaged and his delivery was wonderful.
WOW...truly made our wedding special. Spending the money for the platium wedding package was well worth it. Our guest are Read more...
WOW...truly made our wedding special. Spending the money for the platium wedding package was well worth it. Our guest are still talking about the wedding. Even my friends husbands said it was the best wedding they have been to...they were not bored at all!!! Rev. Phil had the audience engaged and his delivery was wonderful. Read less
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Too Lucky!
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil was amazing. He made my special day just perfect. He is a warm, sweet, thoughtful person and really just a nice guy. I cannot thank him enough for all he did for us. I recommend him to EVERYONE!
Rev. Phil was amazing. He made my special day just perfect. He is a warm, sweet, thoughtful person and really just a nice Read more...
Rev. Phil was amazing. He made my special day just perfect. He is a warm, sweet, thoughtful person and really just a nice guy. I cannot thank him enough for all he did for us. I recommend him to EVERYONE! Read less
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Brit
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
To be an effective review I will tell you why I gave Reverend Phil 5 stars in each category.

Quality of Service: Our ceremony came with a 10 page script personalized to how my husband and I wished our perfect ceremony to be. You get to add or remove as many readings as you wish- for a long and tearful or short and sweet. There will be NOTHING in your ceremony- either done or said that you don't know about ahead of time.. and NOTHING you don't want in your ceremony and EVERYTHING you do. Mine was perfect. There is no other adjective I can use other than perfect.

Responsiveness: Whether you call or e-mail or send a letter through the USPS Reverend Phil is going to get back to you a.s.a.p. I do not recall once getting his voicemail and if I did he called right back. Whenever I sent him an e-mail he replied within 48 hours, usually 24 (unless it was a weekend). Occasionally we had a e-mail instant messaging session happening when editing my ceremony. Preforming ceremonies is his job therefore making himself available for you is his priority and he handles it without a hitch.

Professionalism: First, preforming ceremonies is his job, to be honest, I expected at some point for him to get me confused with another bride or my venue wrong or anything. That never happened. He always knew exactly what day I was getting married and at what time. I can't say he never gets confused- I just know he never did for me. Second, he has his profession modeled to an art form. There is absolutely nothing non-professional about Reverend Phil. When you meet him, if you chose to, you will be met with an extremely genuine and professional person. Finally, the day of- you will find no other better suited and prepared to handle the chaos that is getting guests to their seats in a timely and respectable manner.

Value of Cost: Yes his prices may seem high compared to other officiants. But if you don't take anything else away from this review- take this: IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. My husband and I were not thrilled with the idea of spending, what we thought, was such an exorbitant price just for someone to say, "do you? do you? Kiss... your married" but we are so grateful we didn't change our minds. We both believe we are extremely fortunate to have had Reverend Phil officiate our wedding and would never think even one cent was not worth the beautiful and perfect ceremony we had. If we ever renew our vows- Reverend Phil will be the first person we call... hopefully he hasn't retired! You will not be disappointed or regret a single cent. It truly is worth the cost- and then some.

Flexibility: I put together my wedding in less than 9 months. I changed my date three times. I changed the time of the ceremony on the final date twice. At none of those changes did Reverend Phil say to me, "I cannot preform your ceremony". Granted you work with Reverend Phil to make sure he is available, but even when I changed the ceremony time- after he had other ceremonies already scheduled later and earlier on my day- he still had the flexibility. I do not think many other brides were as indecisive as me... and Reverend Phil shone every time.

In short: Reverend Phil is there to make sure you have the ceremony you want- the wedding you always dreamed of. He believes the day is yours- not his. He makes sure the day is yours- just how you always imagined. Ultimately, a small price to pay for perfection- I think.

Brit and James
To be an effective review I will tell you why I gave Reverend Phil 5 stars in each category.

Quality of Service: Read more...
To be an effective review I will tell you why I gave Reverend Phil 5 stars in each category.

Quality of Service: Our ceremony came with a 10 page script personalized to how my husband and I wished our perfect ceremony to be. You get to add or remove as many readings as you wish- for a long and tearful or short and sweet. There will be NOTHING in your ceremony- either done or said that you don't know about ahead of time.. and NOTHING you don't want in your ceremony and EVERYTHING you do. Mine was perfect. There is no other adjective I can use other than perfect.

Responsiveness: Whether you call or e-mail or send a letter through the USPS Reverend Phil is going to get back to you a.s.a.p. I do not recall once getting his voicemail and if I did he called right back. Whenever I sent him an e-mail he replied within 48 hours, usually 24 (unless it was a weekend). Occasionally we had a e-mail instant messaging session happening when editing my ceremony. Preforming ceremonies is his job therefore making himself available for you is his priority and he handles it without a hitch.

Professionalism: First, preforming ceremonies is his job, to be honest, I expected at some point for him to get me confused with another bride or my venue wrong or anything. That never happened. He always knew exactly what day I was getting married and at what time. I can't say he never gets confused- I just know he never did for me. Second, he has his profession modeled to an art form. There is absolutely nothing non-professional about Reverend Phil. When you meet him, if you chose to, you will be met with an extremely genuine and professional person. Finally, the day of- you will find no other better suited and prepared to handle the chaos that is getting guests to their seats in a timely and respectable manner.

Value of Cost: Yes his prices may seem high compared to other officiants. But if you don't take anything else away from this review- take this: IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. My husband and I were not thrilled with the idea of spending, what we thought, was such an exorbitant price just for someone to say, "do you? do you? Kiss... your married" but we are so grateful we didn't change our minds. We both believe we are extremely fortunate to have had Reverend Phil officiate our wedding and would never think even one cent was not worth the beautiful and perfect ceremony we had. If we ever renew our vows- Reverend Phil will be the first person we call... hopefully he hasn't retired! You will not be disappointed or regret a single cent. It truly is worth the cost- and then some.

Flexibility: I put together my wedding in less than 9 months. I changed my date three times. I changed the time of the ceremony on the final date twice. At none of those changes did Reverend Phil say to me, "I cannot preform your ceremony". Granted you work with Reverend Phil to make sure he is available, but even when I changed the ceremony time- after he had other ceremonies already scheduled later and earlier on my day- he still had the flexibility. I do not think many other brides were as indecisive as me... and Reverend Phil shone every time.

In short: Reverend Phil is there to make sure you have the ceremony you want- the wedding you always dreamed of. He believes the day is yours- not his. He makes sure the day is yours- just how you always imagined. Ultimately, a small price to pay for perfection- I think.

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Erica&Ryan
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil made our wedding ceremony perfect and one we will never forget! Our wedding ceremony was by far the most important part of our wedding (as it should be for everyone!) and he exceeded our expectations! We met with him during a “get to know you session” and before we left we were 100% confident that he was the one we wanted to perform our ceremony. His approach was unique in that he shares “your” story, how you met, how you got engaged, and your plans for the future. We loved that because with all of the guests at our wedding, probably only about 25% knew all of the important details that led to our engagement and the big day! We also loved the fact that he sends you a FULL script to review before your wedding. That way you know exactly what is going on, because lets face it, the day of your wedding, your mind is spinning! It was nice to feel at ease knowing the flow of the wedding ceremony before hand! I would highly recommend Reverend Phil to anyone looking for an exceptional wedding ceremony, and one that you and your guests will never forget!
Reverend Phil made our wedding ceremony perfect and one we will never forget! Our wedding ceremony was by far the most Read more...
Reverend Phil made our wedding ceremony perfect and one we will never forget! Our wedding ceremony was by far the most important part of our wedding (as it should be for everyone!) and he exceeded our expectations! We met with him during a “get to know you session” and before we left we were 100% confident that he was the one we wanted to perform our ceremony. His approach was unique in that he shares “your” story, how you met, how you got engaged, and your plans for the future. We loved that because with all of the guests at our wedding, probably only about 25% knew all of the important details that led to our engagement and the big day! We also loved the fact that he sends you a FULL script to review before your wedding. That way you know exactly what is going on, because lets face it, the day of your wedding, your mind is spinning! It was nice to feel at ease knowing the flow of the wedding ceremony before hand! I would highly recommend Reverend Phil to anyone looking for an exceptional wedding ceremony, and one that you and your guests will never forget! Read less
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Illinois
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
He was great. Met with us late night to discuss do to hectic schedules. Our story was unforgetable. If you are looking for something more meaningful, or have family that may not know your story, this is a good way of doing it. This way, you dont have to repeat it 100 times and items in your wedding may become more meaningful to your guests.

Just make sure you confirm what should be said in the ceremony. I did not have time to read the printed document until 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle. We had a couple of personal moments (discussed during our meeting) that we weren't aware would be brought up. Personal plans that were between myself and my husband. It was a little embarrassing, but we will get over it. It was a great experience overall.
He was great. Met with us late night to discuss do to hectic schedules. Our story was unforgetable. If you are looking for Read more...
He was great. Met with us late night to discuss do to hectic schedules. Our story was unforgetable. If you are looking for something more meaningful, or have family that may not know your story, this is a good way of doing it. This way, you dont have to repeat it 100 times and items in your wedding may become more meaningful to your guests.

Just make sure you confirm what should be said in the ceremony. I did not have time to read the printed document until 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle. We had a couple of personal moments (discussed during our meeting) that we weren't aware would be brought up. Personal plans that were between myself and my husband. It was a little embarrassing, but we will get over it. It was a great experience overall. Read less
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"I Do" Weddings, Ltd. with Rev. Phil Landers responded with the following comments:

I sent you the near final order of service, including your story, 10 days before your wedding (on August 27). I'm sorry you didn't have time to review it. I sure did not mean to embarrass you at your wedding. It IS a great story.

Thanks for the kind words.
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smashly
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
We had such a great experience with Rev. Phil. It was so nice to have someone extremely knowledgable about wedding ceremonies to guide us through the process. On our initial meeting we enjoyed talking with him, answering his questions, and getting to know the person who would marry us. Getting the script before the wedding ensured that there would be no surprises. I didnt think that having a personalized ceremony would be that special, but I was wrong! we had so many people come up to us afterward and tell us know special and fun the ceremony was. Rev. Phil's style and personality was a great addition to our wedding day!
We had such a great experience with Rev. Phil. It was so nice to have someone extremely knowledgable about wedding Read more...
We had such a great experience with Rev. Phil. It was so nice to have someone extremely knowledgable about wedding ceremonies to guide us through the process. On our initial meeting we enjoyed talking with him, answering his questions, and getting to know the person who would marry us. Getting the script before the wedding ensured that there would be no surprises. I didnt think that having a personalized ceremony would be that special, but I was wrong! we had so many people come up to us afterward and tell us know special and fun the ceremony was. Rev. Phil's style and personality was a great addition to our wedding day! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Love Rev. Landers he is a great person he made the cermony so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!
Love Rev. Landers he is a great person he made the cermony so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!
Love Rev. Landers he is a great person he made the cermony so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Hello everyone,
Let me tell you if you are looking for someone to do your wedding this is the guy you want. He is the best, he is a people person and everyone loves him before during and after the wedding.
If you have any doubts.? Use him and you wont be sorry..
Hello everyone,
Let me tell you if you are looking for someone to do your wedding this is the guy you want. He is the Read more...
Hello everyone,
Let me tell you if you are looking for someone to do your wedding this is the guy you want. He is the best, he is a people person and everyone loves him before during and after the wedding.
If you have any doubts.? Use him and you wont be sorry.. Read less
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Sherrymarie1209
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Awesome! Tells your own personal love story. We got a number of compliments on the ceremony due to Rev. Phil!
Awesome! Tells your own personal love story. We got a number of compliments on the ceremony due to Rev. Phil!
Awesome! Tells your own personal love story. We got a number of compliments on the ceremony due to Rev. Phil! Read less
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lpsmilot5456
Wedding:
6/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I have worked with managers, leaders, and professionals in all walks of business, however, I was not prepared to work with a man of Phil's caliber and charisma. My fiancee and I were referred to Rev. Phil and we were and are still glad we followed-up. Rev. Phil's details-oriented, interpersonal skills made all the difference in our wedding ceremony. All our guests are still calling to let us know that the Cotillion and Rev. Phil were a good combination. With Rev. Phil at our side, nothing, I mean nothing was left to chance.
I have worked with managers, leaders, and professionals in all walks of business, however, I was not prepared to work with Read more...
I have worked with managers, leaders, and professionals in all walks of business, however, I was not prepared to work with a man of Phil's caliber and charisma. My fiancee and I were referred to Rev. Phil and we were and are still glad we followed-up. Rev. Phil's details-oriented, interpersonal skills made all the difference in our wedding ceremony. All our guests are still calling to let us know that the Cotillion and Rev. Phil were a good combination. With Rev. Phil at our side, nothing, I mean nothing was left to chance. Read less
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Y. Wu
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phil Landers brought us a fantastic wedding! His passion during the ceremony and his interpretation of love deeply touched us and our friends. He is very patient in answering our questions, and very responsible and reliable in the service.
Rev. Phil Landers brought us a fantastic wedding! His passion during the ceremony and his interpretation of love deeply Read more...
Rev. Phil Landers brought us a fantastic wedding! His passion during the ceremony and his interpretation of love deeply touched us and our friends. He is very patient in answering our questions, and very responsible and reliable in the service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
REV PHIL is awesome!! very professional and at the same time fun with a sense of humor.made our whole experience very fun and memoriable.He was always on top of things and gave all his time and devotion to make sure our special day was perfect. I highly recommend his services to everyone.
REV PHIL is awesome!! very professional and at the same time fun with a sense of humor.made our whole experience very fun Read more...
REV PHIL is awesome!! very professional and at the same time fun with a sense of humor.made our whole experience very fun and memoriable.He was always on top of things and gave all his time and devotion to make sure our special day was perfect. I highly recommend his services to everyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
He was very personable when he officiated the ceremony and very good at engaging the guests and even though we met the first time just before the ceremony started he made it seem like he knew a lot about us by doing his homework with the e mail correspondence.
He was very personable when he officiated the ceremony and very good at engaging the guests and even though we met the Read more...
He was very personable when he officiated the ceremony and very good at engaging the guests and even though we met the first time just before the ceremony started he made it seem like he knew a lot about us by doing his homework with the e mail correspondence. Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
1/12/2013
4.9/5.0
Greg and I wanted found Reverend Phil Landers SO ideal for renewing our vows on our 10th anniversary. Though we'd never met prior, he was able to "mine" the perfect stories and information necessary to make it meaningful and very personal. I worked with him via email to plan a surprise renewal of vows for my husband, and Phil made it easy and very memorable. Thanks to Jon Winke at The Ritz for suggesting "I Do" Weddings, Ltd as one of a few choices. To me, Rev Phil was the right person for us, and I'd highly recommend them to anyone!! Maybe we'll do it on our 15th.
Greg and I wanted found Reverend Phil Landers SO ideal for renewing our vows on our 10th anniversary. Though we'd never Read more...
Greg and I wanted found Reverend Phil Landers SO ideal for renewing our vows on our 10th anniversary. Though we'd never met prior, he was able to "mine" the perfect stories and information necessary to make it meaningful and very personal. I worked with him via email to plan a surprise renewal of vows for my husband, and Phil made it easy and very memorable. Thanks to Jon Winke at The Ritz for suggesting "I Do" Weddings, Ltd as one of a few choices. To me, Rev Phil was the right person for us, and I'd highly recommend them to anyone!! Maybe we'll do it on our 15th. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.9/5.0
We met with Rev. Phil only twice before our wedding but you would have thought he knew us for much longer! He told our story so beautifully I don't think I could have told it better myself. It was really important to us that our wedding be different from all the others we have attended. Rev Phil achieved this by making our ceremony interesting and fun! People were laughing so hard and applauding! It felt so warm and comforting to be up on the alter and hearing such a great response from our family and friends. It took all the nerves out of the moment and made us both relax and truly enjoy the time in the spot light.
We met with Rev. Phil only twice before our wedding but you would have thought he knew us for much longer! He told our Read more...
We met with Rev. Phil only twice before our wedding but you would have thought he knew us for much longer! He told our story so beautifully I don't think I could have told it better myself. It was really important to us that our wedding be different from all the others we have attended. Rev Phil achieved this by making our ceremony interesting and fun! People were laughing so hard and applauding! It felt so warm and comforting to be up on the alter and hearing such a great response from our family and friends. It took all the nerves out of the moment and made us both relax and truly enjoy the time in the spot light. Read less
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wmoore1
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.9/5.0
We selected Rev. Phil for our wedding because he seemed personable and was willing to do whatever we wanted for our ceremony. He made it spiritual vs. religious at our request, and was very emotive and made us feel... well official. He was a great communicator while only prompting us at the proper times to be prompted during the planning process. he organized the procession and helped us have a smooth wedding. I highly recommend him for anyone in the Chicago area.
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We selected Rev. Phil for our wedding because he seemed personable and was willing to do whatever we wanted for our ceremony. He made it spiritual vs. religious at our request, and was very emotive and made us feel... well official. He was a great communicator while only prompting us at the proper times to be prompted during the planning process. he organized the procession and helped us have a smooth wedding. I highly recommend him for anyone in the Chicago area. Read less
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Karen & Paul
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.9/5.0
Dear Rev. Phil

We returned from our honeymoon about two weeks ago and just got our pictures. Seeing the pictures was like reliving our wedding day and the events you coordinated leading up to the day.

You made the ceremony so personal and meaningful to us. You provided us with the materials to “make it our own”. Your delivery made it a ceremony Paul and I as well as our guests will remember forever. We are still getting rave reviews from those who attended.

Every couple should have a beautiful day for their wedding. Rev.Phil, your knowledge and expertise made our wedding day one that far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so very much.

Karen & Paul
Dear Rev. Phil

We returned from our honeymoon about two weeks ago and just got our pictures. Seeing the pictures Read more...
Dear Rev. Phil

We returned from our honeymoon about two weeks ago and just got our pictures. Seeing the pictures was like reliving our wedding day and the events you coordinated leading up to the day.

You made the ceremony so personal and meaningful to us. You provided us with the materials to “make it our own”. Your delivery made it a ceremony Paul and I as well as our guests will remember forever. We are still getting rave reviews from those who attended.

Every couple should have a beautiful day for their wedding. Rev.Phil, your knowledge and expertise made our wedding day one that far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so very much.

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Laura
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.9/5.0
Reverent Phil was easy to work with and very flexible. He was responsive to our questions and concerns along the way. It was great to be able to read his script prior to the wedding so we knew exactly how the evening would unfold. Reverend Phil was a pleasure to work with and we'd highly recommend him as an officiant for your wedding!
Reverent Phil was easy to work with and very flexible. He was responsive to our questions and concerns along the way. It Read more...
Reverent Phil was easy to work with and very flexible. He was responsive to our questions and concerns along the way. It was great to be able to read his script prior to the wedding so we knew exactly how the evening would unfold. Reverend Phil was a pleasure to work with and we'd highly recommend him as an officiant for your wedding! Read less
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angela
Wedding:
8/16/2010
4.9/5.0
Rev Phil made our perfect day extra special. We were looking for someone to do a short, sweet and simple ceremony for us and after my husband spoke with Rev Phil on the phone we knew he was the right man for us. His simple message was Biblical, moving, heartfelt, and touching. The verses and words of wisdom he shared stirred the hearts of everyone attending. He is a fun, personable, gracious man and we all enjoyed his company very much. He is very professional and and we were so blessed to have him there. You will be blessed as well - we recommend him highly!!
Rev Phil made our perfect day extra special. We were looking for someone to do a short, sweet and simple ceremony for us Read more...
Rev Phil made our perfect day extra special. We were looking for someone to do a short, sweet and simple ceremony for us and after my husband spoke with Rev Phil on the phone we knew he was the right man for us. His simple message was Biblical, moving, heartfelt, and touching. The verses and words of wisdom he shared stirred the hearts of everyone attending. He is a fun, personable, gracious man and we all enjoyed his company very much. He is very professional and and we were so blessed to have him there. You will be blessed as well - we recommend him highly!! Read less
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tdgirl613
Wedding:
8/1/2008
4.9/5.0
Reverend Phil did an absolutely beautiful job officiating our wedding. My only regret is that we did not have a videogrqapher to capture those wonderful moments. Reverend Phil was willing to incorporate our ideas into the ceremony and personalized every detail to tell "our" story. The greatest compliment was all of the guests that came up to me to tell me how they've never cried at a wedding but cried at ours. I would definitely recommend Reverend Phil if you want your service to be personal, beautiful and eloquent.
Reverend Phil did an absolutely beautiful job officiating our wedding. My only regret is that we did not have a Read more...
Reverend Phil did an absolutely beautiful job officiating our wedding. My only regret is that we did not have a videogrqapher to capture those wonderful moments. Reverend Phil was willing to incorporate our ideas into the ceremony and personalized every detail to tell "our" story. The greatest compliment was all of the guests that came up to me to tell me how they've never cried at a wedding but cried at ours. I would definitely recommend Reverend Phil if you want your service to be personal, beautiful and eloquent. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
While Rev. Phil was not available, Rev. Alan was. He was a delight to talk to and he took the time to get to know us. He made a personalized ceremony, including the story of how we met and fell in love. He was professional and friendly. Everything was planned ahead of time and went like clockwork on our special day. It was well worth it to have the ceremony be the highlight of the day. He helped us to verbalize what was in our hearts but is oh-so-hard to say. Right before the vows, the ring bearer interrupted us, and Rev. Alan rolled with it. When my voice wavered and the tears were rolling down my face all through my vows, he kept us on track and it turned out to be such a touching moment.

We would highly recommend Rev. Alan!
While Rev. Phil was not available, Rev. Alan was. He was a delight to talk to and he took the time to get to know us. He Read more...
While Rev. Phil was not available, Rev. Alan was. He was a delight to talk to and he took the time to get to know us. He made a personalized ceremony, including the story of how we met and fell in love. He was professional and friendly. Everything was planned ahead of time and went like clockwork on our special day. It was well worth it to have the ceremony be the highlight of the day. He helped us to verbalize what was in our hearts but is oh-so-hard to say. Right before the vows, the ring bearer interrupted us, and Rev. Alan rolled with it. When my voice wavered and the tears were rolling down my face all through my vows, he kept us on track and it turned out to be such a touching moment.

We would highly recommend Rev. Alan! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/30/2014
4.8/5.0
Everyone really loved Rev. Phil. He was charismatic and that is what endeared us enough to pick him despite the price. He was very sweet and took a lot of time to get our rehearsal done and wedding done. He left right away to get to another rehearsal dinner. Which shows great dedication, he did everything to our exact specifications and it was a beautiful ceremony that he helped make that beautiful. Because as a first time couple we didnt know anything about how this was supposed to work. He gave a lot support and suggested the counseling books for before marriage, which we really enjoyed doing. Thanks! <3
Everyone really loved Rev. Phil. He was charismatic and that is what endeared us enough to pick him despite the price. He Read more...
Everyone really loved Rev. Phil. He was charismatic and that is what endeared us enough to pick him despite the price. He was very sweet and took a lot of time to get our rehearsal done and wedding done. He left right away to get to another rehearsal dinner. Which shows great dedication, he did everything to our exact specifications and it was a beautiful ceremony that he helped make that beautiful. Because as a first time couple we didnt know anything about how this was supposed to work. He gave a lot support and suggested the counseling books for before marriage, which we really enjoyed doing. Thanks! <3 Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev Phil spent lots of time with my husband and I before the ceremony to get to know us and our story. He accommodated every request on what we wanted in the ceremony and gave great suggestions along the way. He was kind when we showed up late to the rehearsal because of traffic and kept him an hour later than anticipated, although he was a bit more serious toned then myself and my wedding party, I think our laid-back group got on his nerves a bit when he was trying to give directions. He was funny and charming during the ceremony and did a great job. His top package is a bit pricy but we wanted unique and professional, so you get what you pay for. Well worth it!
Rev Phil spent lots of time with my husband and I before the ceremony to get to know us and our story. He accommodated Read more...
Rev Phil spent lots of time with my husband and I before the ceremony to get to know us and our story. He accommodated every request on what we wanted in the ceremony and gave great suggestions along the way. He was kind when we showed up late to the rehearsal because of traffic and kept him an hour later than anticipated, although he was a bit more serious toned then myself and my wedding party, I think our laid-back group got on his nerves a bit when he was trying to give directions. He was funny and charming during the ceremony and did a great job. His top package is a bit pricy but we wanted unique and professional, so you get what you pay for. Well worth it! Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
7/16/2012
4.8/5.0
Rev. Phil did a wonderful job working with me within our budget for our ceremony. Rev. Phil also did a wonderful job of officiating our vow renewal.
Rev. Phil did a wonderful job working with me within our budget for our ceremony. Rev. Phil also did a wonderful job of Read more...
Rev. Phil did a wonderful job working with me within our budget for our ceremony. Rev. Phil also did a wonderful job of officiating our vow renewal. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.8/5.0
Rev. Phil did a great job with the ceremony! We loved the ceremony and everyone was laughing during our story. I loved the interaction with our guests. It was definitely a unique ceremony, which was exactly what we wanted.

While not a complaint, Rev. Phil definitely approaches the rehearsal as his job and everyone knows he is in charge. He was not very willing to hear any "suggestions". He knows best! There were a couple times I cringed during the rehearsal because it seemed people were getting stressed out, and I just wanted it to be peaceful. Everyone in our wedding party was a wedding pro except the ring bearers and two bridesmaids. Some people had been in several weddings this year. So, I thought the rehearsal itself was a little lengthy. But, I also didn't tell Rev. Phil that everyone had a ton of wedding experience, so maybe he would have changed the rehearsal a little if he had known that.

Also, Rev. Phil does many weddings and had one to go to the minute our ceremony was done. So, he doesn't leave much time for any issues. Thank goodness we had none. But, that definitely put some added stress on the event. This is just something you should be aware of if you hire him. Also, because of the same reason we had to have our rehearsal very early on Friday (1:30 p.m.) even though our dinner wasn't until 6 pm. We planned an event between the rehearsal and the dinner, so it worked out, but it would have been nice to have them closer together.
Rev. Phil did a great job with the ceremony! We loved the ceremony and everyone was laughing during our story. I loved the Read more...
Rev. Phil did a great job with the ceremony! We loved the ceremony and everyone was laughing during our story. I loved the interaction with our guests. It was definitely a unique ceremony, which was exactly what we wanted.

While not a complaint, Rev. Phil definitely approaches the rehearsal as his job and everyone knows he is in charge. He was not very willing to hear any "suggestions". He knows best! There were a couple times I cringed during the rehearsal because it seemed people were getting stressed out, and I just wanted it to be peaceful. Everyone in our wedding party was a wedding pro except the ring bearers and two bridesmaids. Some people had been in several weddings this year. So, I thought the rehearsal itself was a little lengthy. But, I also didn't tell Rev. Phil that everyone had a ton of wedding experience, so maybe he would have changed the rehearsal a little if he had known that.

Also, Rev. Phil does many weddings and had one to go to the minute our ceremony was done. So, he doesn't leave much time for any issues. Thank goodness we had none. But, that definitely put some added stress on the event. This is just something you should be aware of if you hire him. Also, because of the same reason we had to have our rehearsal very early on Friday (1:30 p.m.) even though our dinner wasn't until 6 pm. We planned an event between the rehearsal and the dinner, so it worked out, but it would have been nice to have them closer together. Read less
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"I Do" Weddings, Ltd. with Rev. Phil Landers responded with the following comments:

I'm glad you were so pleased with the ceremony. Your guests did so enjoy hearing your love story -- laughing at all the right parts.

You got married in the #1 season for weddings in Chicagoland, on the #1 day of the week and at the #1 time + it was Sweetest Day. As a full-time wedding officiant, I do several weddings on Saturdays. I built in some margin, in case we needed more time. It was not needed.

Most venues won't let you do a Friday late afternoon rehearsal for the same reason I can't -- there is another wedding then. You could have had anytime on Thursday evening -- so the rehearsal dinner would be right after the rehearsal. Glad it worked out OK.

Thank you for the 4.8 stars. It was a delight to marry you in such a beautiful ceremony.
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victoria candiotti
Wedding:
6/23/2011
4.8/5.0
Glorious and blessed!! Last minute call and he was here to make my husband and me the happiest ever. Renewing Wedding Vows are important. Reminds you of why you love the one you married.
Glorious and blessed!! Last minute call and he was here to make my husband and me the happiest ever. Renewing Wedding Vows Read more...
Glorious and blessed!! Last minute call and he was here to make my husband and me the happiest ever. Renewing Wedding Vows are important. Reminds you of why you love the one you married. Read less
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S92579
Wedding:
4/15/2011
4.8/5.0
When my husband and I were looking for a minister, we didn't want to pick anyone off the internet. The Seville recommended us to Rev. Phil and another minister and we chose Rev. Phil. We are so happy we chose Rev. Phil, he did a great job. Rev. Phil made our ceremony meaningful, fun, personable, and not boring. Everyone enjoyed listening to how we met and how we started to date etc. Thank you so much Rev. Phil
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When my husband and I were looking for a minister, we didn't want to pick anyone off the internet. The Seville recommended us to Rev. Phil and another minister and we chose Rev. Phil. We are so happy we chose Rev. Phil, he did a great job. Rev. Phil made our ceremony meaningful, fun, personable, and not boring. Everyone enjoyed listening to how we met and how we started to date etc. Thank you so much Rev. Phil Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.8/5.0
The ceremony turned out to be beautiful. Rev. Phil was great. All the guests loved him and how he told our story in addition to the idea of unity sand since we were in the garden.

We met with him for a long time at first and he was always very quick to respond to emails!!!
The ceremony turned out to be beautiful. Rev. Phil was great. All the guests loved him and how he told our story in Read more...
The ceremony turned out to be beautiful. Rev. Phil was great. All the guests loved him and how he told our story in addition to the idea of unity sand since we were in the garden.

We met with him for a long time at first and he was always very quick to respond to emails!!! Read less
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Darlene
Wedding:
2/12/2010
4.8/5.0
He provided a very nice ceremony that we loved.Our Officiant was great. He made sure the entire ceremony was all we wanted to be. He made it personal. It wasn't just another ceremony. We do highly recommend him.We were both blown away by how well everything went. She exceeded our expectations by far. We are still hearing everyone rave about ours being one of the best, if not the best, ceremonies many of our guests had ever been to.
He provided a very nice ceremony that we loved.Our Officiant was great. He made sure the entire ceremony was all we wanted Read more...
He provided a very nice ceremony that we loved.Our Officiant was great. He made sure the entire ceremony was all we wanted to be. He made it personal. It wasn't just another ceremony. We do highly recommend him.We were both blown away by how well everything went. She exceeded our expectations by far. We are still hearing everyone rave about ours being one of the best, if not the best, ceremonies many of our guests had ever been to. Read less
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KateMNel
Wedding:
9/13/2009
4.8/5.0
Did a wonderful job! Many have commented to me about "Our Story". It is very obvious Rev. Phil truly loves being involved with marriages, and makes an effort to make everyone seem unique.
Did a wonderful job! Many have commented to me about "Our Story". It is very obvious Rev. Phil truly loves being involved Read more...
Did a wonderful job! Many have commented to me about "Our Story". It is very obvious Rev. Phil truly loves being involved with marriages, and makes an effort to make everyone seem unique. Read less
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KEVIN
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.7/5.0
Rev Phil was fantastic! He did such an amazing job with the planning process and execution of the ceremony. We got the full package with the love story. We sat with him a couple times to go over everything so there were no surprises. The price was on the higher end, but you do get what you pay for -- a terrific and unforgettable ceremony! I would have given him a full 5 stars, but since Phil is such a hot commodity he wasn't there for the rehearsal the night before. He has an assistant to help. She wasn't the best, but did a good enough job to prepare us. But he definitely made up for it the day of. Our friends and family couldn't stop talking about how amazing the minister was. So we are very happy we had Rev Phil marry us. A great choice!
Rev Phil was fantastic! He did such an amazing job with the planning process and execution of the ceremony. We got the Read more...
Rev Phil was fantastic! He did such an amazing job with the planning process and execution of the ceremony. We got the full package with the love story. We sat with him a couple times to go over everything so there were no surprises. The price was on the higher end, but you do get what you pay for -- a terrific and unforgettable ceremony! I would have given him a full 5 stars, but since Phil is such a hot commodity he wasn't there for the rehearsal the night before. He has an assistant to help. She wasn't the best, but did a good enough job to prepare us. But he definitely made up for it the day of. Our friends and family couldn't stop talking about how amazing the minister was. So we are very happy we had Rev Phil marry us. A great choice! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/28/2012
4.7/5.0
Rev Phil was so wonderful to work with throughout our wedding planning process that we both were so at ease with our ceremony and knew we were in good hands. Our guests raved about the "love story" and how the ceremony was both so "my husband and I". It was awesome that we found a Rev , but on top of that a personable and friendly one to boot. The pricing was a little out of our budget but we are so happy that we spent the money on this part of our special day. It was well worth it. Rev Phil also had wonderful advice and tips on making the day flow, and the outlines that we received were super helpful (especially for me and my OCD planning) :) If you are looking for a beyond great officiant to do your day, Rev Phil is your guy!! You will not be disappointed, trust us!
Rev Phil was so wonderful to work with throughout our wedding planning process that we both were so at ease with our Read more...
Rev Phil was so wonderful to work with throughout our wedding planning process that we both were so at ease with our ceremony and knew we were in good hands. Our guests raved about the "love story" and how the ceremony was both so "my husband and I". It was awesome that we found a Rev , but on top of that a personable and friendly one to boot. The pricing was a little out of our budget but we are so happy that we spent the money on this part of our special day. It was well worth it. Rev Phil also had wonderful advice and tips on making the day flow, and the outlines that we received were super helpful (especially for me and my OCD planning) :) If you are looking for a beyond great officiant to do your day, Rev Phil is your guy!! You will not be disappointed, trust us! Read less
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MarkusG
Wedding:
4/15/2012
4.7/5.0
Reverend Phil had done a wonderful job. On the one hand he delivered our story during the service in a very funny, but professional way. And at the same time he was detail-oriented and made it a perfectly organized, but joyful ceremony. As we are happy with each other we don't want to do it over, but we would recommend him to our friends anytime.
Reverend Phil had done a wonderful job. On the one hand he delivered our story during the service in a very funny, but Read more...
Reverend Phil had done a wonderful job. On the one hand he delivered our story during the service in a very funny, but professional way. And at the same time he was detail-oriented and made it a perfectly organized, but joyful ceremony. As we are happy with each other we don't want to do it over, but we would recommend him to our friends anytime. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Rev. Phil does cost 2-3 times more than other ceremony officiants, but he was worth the cost for us. He was extremely thorough, and our ceremony was tailored just for us. He wrote our love story into the ceremony and many of our guests commented that they had never attended a more beautiful or personalized wedding ceremony ever. We very much enjoyed working with Rev. Phil and would certainly recommend him to our friends and family.
Rev. Phil does cost 2-3 times more than other ceremony officiants, but he was worth the cost for us. He was extremely Read more...
Rev. Phil does cost 2-3 times more than other ceremony officiants, but he was worth the cost for us. He was extremely thorough, and our ceremony was tailored just for us. He wrote our love story into the ceremony and many of our guests commented that they had never attended a more beautiful or personalized wedding ceremony ever. We very much enjoyed working with Rev. Phil and would certainly recommend him to our friends and family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Did a great job preparing ceremony. Was a bit expensive compared to others, but did try to accommodate us. Overall, did a great job.
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Did a great job preparing ceremony. Was a bit expensive compared to others, but did try to accommodate us. Overall, did a great job. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
reverend phil landers is great
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
Rev. Phil made our ceremony enjoyable for not only us but our family and friends as well! Everyone was very impressed & others who couldn't make it wish they did hearing how much others enjoyed it! The fee was a little pricy...more than what we wanted to spend, but he did an amazing job!
Rev. Phil made our ceremony enjoyable for not only us but our family and friends as well! Everyone was very impressed & Read more...
Rev. Phil made our ceremony enjoyable for not only us but our family and friends as well! Everyone was very impressed & others who couldn't make it wish they did hearing how much others enjoyed it! The fee was a little pricy...more than what we wanted to spend, but he did an amazing job! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.7/5.0
He did a wonderful job during the ceremony and it was worth the back and forth emails and all the paperwork. Our guests thought he did a fantastic job and we loved that he stuck to our short time frame desired.
He did a wonderful job during the ceremony and it was worth the back and forth emails and all the paperwork. Our guests Read more...
He did a wonderful job during the ceremony and it was worth the back and forth emails and all the paperwork. Our guests thought he did a fantastic job and we loved that he stuck to our short time frame desired. Read less
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Marion
Wedding:
8/23/2014
3.4/5.0
We were very happy with the final ceremony delivered by Reverend Phil. We heard so many great things from our parents and guests about the uniqueness of the ceremony and how they learned so much about our lives and felt closer to us.

While what our guests saw was wonderful (which is by far the most important part), we were disappointed by the responsiveness and communication throughout the process. To start, Reverend Phil brought the wrong bride and groom’s information to our initial meeting in December 2013, which led us to re-tell information that we had spent considerable time putting into his template.

We were also taken aback by receiving our love story four days before the wedding (his many emails stated early August since our wedding was August 23rd) and then being asked to provide a one day turnaround on our end. It was disheartening when he said it was delayed and he had to meet other couples when their wedding presumably wasn’t for another 6-9 months and ours was within a week.

Additionally, once we received the love story, we had to re-write parts where information was incorrect or events were out of sequence. After sending an edited version to Reverend Phil, we got the impression that no one had done this before based on his comment that he would use our changes “in a most unusual move”. We thought we were helping and expected some appreciation, but we felt guilty for trying to personalize our own love story. We met with Reverend Phil nine months before the wedding and it seems that the love story could be finalized much sooner to alleviate some of the stress.

Overall, Reverend Phil delivered in his performance which is ultimately what you are paying for. Our guests truly appreciated the love story and ceremony but it came at a high price for which we would have expected smoother communication and more professionalism. We certainly could be the anomaly with having some bad experiences as almost all of the other reviews are positive.
We were very happy with the final ceremony delivered by Reverend Phil. We heard so many great things from our parents and Read more...
We were very happy with the final ceremony delivered by Reverend Phil. We heard so many great things from our parents and guests about the uniqueness of the ceremony and how they learned so much about our lives and felt closer to us.

While what our guests saw was wonderful (which is by far the most important part), we were disappointed by the responsiveness and communication throughout the process. To start, Reverend Phil brought the wrong bride and groom’s information to our initial meeting in December 2013, which led us to re-tell information that we had spent considerable time putting into his template.

We were also taken aback by receiving our love story four days before the wedding (his many emails stated early August since our wedding was August 23rd) and then being asked to provide a one day turnaround on our end. It was disheartening when he said it was delayed and he had to meet other couples when their wedding presumably wasn’t for another 6-9 months and ours was within a week.

Additionally, once we received the love story, we had to re-write parts where information was incorrect or events were out of sequence. After sending an edited version to Reverend Phil, we got the impression that no one had done this before based on his comment that he would use our changes “in a most unusual move”. We thought we were helping and expected some appreciation, but we felt guilty for trying to personalize our own love story. We met with Reverend Phil nine months before the wedding and it seems that the love story could be finalized much sooner to alleviate some of the stress.

Overall, Reverend Phil delivered in his performance which is ultimately what you are paying for. Our guests truly appreciated the love story and ceremony but it came at a high price for which we would have expected smoother communication and more professionalism. We certainly could be the anomaly with having some bad experiences as almost all of the other reviews are positive. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/23/2014
2.0/5.0
Unfortunately, I do not recommend "I Do" to anyone. Specifically Rev. Mark Engel. There is a part of the ceremony where about 1-2 months before the ceremony, my husband (then fiancé) and I are to submit two Secret documents to Rev. Mark detailing 5-7 items I love about my fiancé, and vice versa. My fiancé is not to see this before the ceremony.
Fast forward to the ceremony, Rev. Mark goes to read what my then fiancé loves about me. All I hear then is from Rev. Mark to us and our guests "I made a mistake. I accidentally only have what she loves about him twice in my notes. I don't have what he loves about her. Well, we know he loves her so isn't that all that matters?" And he moved on.

He clearly did not double check his ceremony notes before coming to our wedding. He messed up one of the best parts about our ceremony, and you pay a LOT for that part of the ceremony. This "I Do" company is not cheap (and turned out to be overpriced for what we got).

Doesn't stop there though. After the ceremony, he gave us a gift. We opened it the next morning, and it was a book. Inside the book was a note. It was addressed to two people we had never heard of, and the note underneath mentioned how lovely Rev. Mark thought it was how we met at 4 and 6 yrs old. My husband and I met in our 20's. He had given us a book meant (and addressed) to a different couple.

Incredibly unprofessional that he clearly did not double check our ceremony (via his notes), or his gift to us. I am not happy with these mistakes as they were easily preventable. Would have literally taken him about 2 minutes of a double check over the ceremony (and gift) before coming.

I am writing this review to hopefully prevent this happening to others.

Use this company at your own risk. For the outrageous amount you pay, we felt it was definilty not worth the money. We regret hiring Rev. Mark, and do not recommend him or the Company to anyone.
Unfortunately, I do not recommend "I Do" to anyone. Specifically Rev. Mark Engel. There is a part of the ceremony where Read more...
Unfortunately, I do not recommend "I Do" to anyone. Specifically Rev. Mark Engel. There is a part of the ceremony where about 1-2 months before the ceremony, my husband (then fiancé) and I are to submit two Secret documents to Rev. Mark detailing 5-7 items I love about my fiancé, and vice versa. My fiancé is not to see this before the ceremony.
Fast forward to the ceremony, Rev. Mark goes to read what my then fiancé loves about me. All I hear then is from Rev. Mark to us and our guests "I made a mistake. I accidentally only have what she loves about him twice in my notes. I don't have what he loves about her. Well, we know he loves her so isn't that all that matters?" And he moved on.

He clearly did not double check his ceremony notes before coming to our wedding. He messed up one of the best parts about our ceremony, and you pay a LOT for that part of the ceremony. This "I Do" company is not cheap (and turned out to be overpriced for what we got).

Doesn't stop there though. After the ceremony, he gave us a gift. We opened it the next morning, and it was a book. Inside the book was a note. It was addressed to two people we had never heard of, and the note underneath mentioned how lovely Rev. Mark thought it was how we met at 4 and 6 yrs old. My husband and I met in our 20's. He had given us a book meant (and addressed) to a different couple.

Incredibly unprofessional that he clearly did not double check our ceremony (via his notes), or his gift to us. I am not happy with these mistakes as they were easily preventable. Would have literally taken him about 2 minutes of a double check over the ceremony (and gift) before coming.

I am writing this review to hopefully prevent this happening to others.

Use this company at your own risk. For the outrageous amount you pay, we felt it was definilty not worth the money. We regret hiring Rev. Mark, and do not recommend him or the Company to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
"I Do" Weddings, Ltd. with Rev. Phil Landers responded with the following comments:

Kate, the bride, is right -- this is unacceptable. Rev. Mark should have taken the few minutes to double check. He did mess up one of the best parts of the ceremony -- revealing the previously secret what they love about each other.

I have written the couple a letter of apology and did a partial refund -- out of my own pocket -- to show my remorse.

Rev. Mark is moving out of state soon. He will no longer be on my team.
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