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Rent A Preacher

Thiensville , WI
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LOCATION

106 E. Freistadt road, c/o Fantasy Flowers
Thiensville, WI US 53092 (map)

PHONE

262-853-3099

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Wedding? Commitment ceremony? Renewing your vows? Hand-fasting? Spiritual joining? Elopement? Need a minister without a church affiliation? Theme wedding: Scottish, Irish? (I own my own... Read more
Wedding? Commitment ceremony? Renewing your vows? Hand-fasting? Spiritual joining? Elopement? Need a minister without a church affiliation? Theme wedding: Scottish, Irish? (I own my own formal Scottish kilt, jacket, etc.)
Additional services: Baptisms, christenings, naming ceremonies, and funerals.

I can help you create that meaningful ceremony that expresses who you are as a couple and as individuals, I am very tolerant of all religious and spiritual beliefs and therefore can create a memorable ceremony that reflects your personal religious choices, beliefs and values.

Personalized ceremonies are my specialty; however standard marriage services are available as well. Either quick and simple or embellished with traditions and pomp and circumstance, you end up with a 'ceremony done your way.' Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Jewish, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Suit, tie, kilt, Hawaiian shirt, khakis, clerical collar, robe, stole. Our goal is to make your event comfortable for you and your guests.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
yes
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
yes and I can help write them if desired.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
no, I do have many that I offer for couples to whet their readings palette. Readings don't have to be biblical in nature. I have many that are secular.
How long are your ceremonies?
20-90 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
no
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
yes
Do you supply a sound system?
no

REVIEWS

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Nina
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Great experience. Kept the ceremony light and fun while still maintaining the seriousness of the moment.
Great experience. Kept the ceremony light and fun while still maintaining the seriousness of the moment.
Great experience. Kept the ceremony light and fun while still maintaining the seriousness of the moment. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You two made it easy for me.
I hope your wedding venue takes off. You have a great site and the field of wild flowers is awesome!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Rev. Russ was amazing showing up 45 minutes to an hour early was a big relief. He prepared a beautiful ceremony for us, he was extremely friendly and very professional. He stayed for the cocktail hour before the reception and was very friendly and well liked by everyone. I would recommend Rev. Russ to anyone who asks. His fees were extremely reasonable and We were very happy with his services.
Rev. Russ was amazing showing up 45 minutes to an hour early was a big relief. He prepared a beautiful ceremony for us, he Read more...
Rev. Russ was amazing showing up 45 minutes to an hour early was a big relief. He prepared a beautiful ceremony for us, he was extremely friendly and very professional. He stayed for the cocktail hour before the reception and was very friendly and well liked by everyone. I would recommend Rev. Russ to anyone who asks. His fees were extremely reasonable and We were very happy with his services. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Working with fun people and meeting their family and friends is one of the perks of my job.
Thank you for sharing your day with me.
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Joni
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ was amazing!! He was exactly what we needed for our ceremony. He was kind, humorous and made us feel very comfortable and at ease! I absolutely recommend Rev. Russ for any type of wedding ceremony! Thank you so much for sharing our day with us Rev!
Rev. Russ was amazing!! He was exactly what we needed for our ceremony. He was kind, humorous and made us feel very Read more...
Rev. Russ was amazing!! He was exactly what we needed for our ceremony. He was kind, humorous and made us feel very comfortable and at ease! I absolutely recommend Rev. Russ for any type of wedding ceremony! Thank you so much for sharing our day with us Rev! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Most kind words, working with great couples like you two makes what I do a pleasure.
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ was great! He was very helpful with the rehearsal and getting everybody in their spots on how it was going to go, exactly. He modified the ceremony just how we would want it. I knew It was going to be great service when one of the first things he said was "Now it would be normally asked who gives this woman to this man, but we know now that women are not property". This fit right in line with my views. He was also very entertaining and funny and I had many comments from guests and family that they very much enjoyed the service. Highly recommended, also a great value for the services offered.
Rev. Russ was great! He was very helpful with the rehearsal and getting everybody in their spots on how it was going to Read more...
Rev. Russ was great! He was very helpful with the rehearsal and getting everybody in their spots on how it was going to go, exactly. He modified the ceremony just how we would want it. I knew It was going to be great service when one of the first things he said was "Now it would be normally asked who gives this woman to this man, but we know now that women are not property". This fit right in line with my views. He was also very entertaining and funny and I had many comments from guests and family that they very much enjoyed the service. Highly recommended, also a great value for the services offered. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Performing ceremonies is one of the great joys in my life, performing your's was very special for me, thank you for allowing me to share in your day.
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Russ was so helpful in not only getting our bridal party organized during the rehearsal, but he also helped calm us both down the day of the wedding.

He gets back to you in a timely fashion and helped make out ceremony personal by meeting with us several times and truly taking the time to get to know us as a couple!

You rocked Russ :)

Kristin & Corey Butler
Russ was so helpful in not only getting our bridal party organized during the rehearsal, but he also helped calm us both Read more...
Russ was so helpful in not only getting our bridal party organized during the rehearsal, but he also helped calm us both down the day of the wedding.

He gets back to you in a timely fashion and helped make out ceremony personal by meeting with us several times and truly taking the time to get to know us as a couple!

You rocked Russ :)

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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You'll make me blush. You two were awesome to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Russ did an amazing job with our ceremony. The only downfall was the mispronunciation of our new last name at the end of the ceremony. Otherwise, amazing officiant and would highly recommend!
Russ did an amazing job with our ceremony. The only downfall was the mispronunciation of our new last name at the end of Read more...
Russ did an amazing job with our ceremony. The only downfall was the mispronunciation of our new last name at the end of the ceremony. Otherwise, amazing officiant and would highly recommend! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

I am so sorry that I stumbled over your new last name.
You two and your families were so much fun, you and your Dad running down the aisle that the rehearsal will be added to my stories that I tell and I will be using that 'before I pronounce' piece again, thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Reverend Russ had a nice presence
Reverend Russ had a nice presence
Reverend Russ had a nice presence Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words. Being good is different than 'being there' for my couples and I am glad that you were pleased.
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Heather
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Russ was outstanding!!!! After talking to some other officiants (and being left speechless after hearing their costs) we finally came across Rev Russ! From the first time we met, we all clicked. He was very personable and took an interest in learning about our relationship. Up until the ceremony, there was uncertainty about one of the readings. He was totally okay with going with the flow. It was crazy windy during our ceremony, but Rev Russ knew just how to handle it. The ceremony was the perfect length! His prayer before dinner was very nice also. Rev Russ was amazing at responding to any e-mails, and had plenty of content to choose from. I couldn't have asked for anything better!
Rev Russ was outstanding!!!! After talking to some other officiants (and being left speechless after hearing their costs) Read more...
Rev Russ was outstanding!!!! After talking to some other officiants (and being left speechless after hearing their costs) we finally came across Rev Russ! From the first time we met, we all clicked. He was very personable and took an interest in learning about our relationship. Up until the ceremony, there was uncertainty about one of the readings. He was totally okay with going with the flow. It was crazy windy during our ceremony, but Rev Russ knew just how to handle it. The ceremony was the perfect length! His prayer before dinner was very nice also. Rev Russ was amazing at responding to any e-mails, and had plenty of content to choose from. I couldn't have asked for anything better! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

H/G: You two were such a fun couple!
I wish you two a long & happy life together.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Stay calm and enjoy your wedding day.
Stay calm and enjoy your wedding day.
Stay calm and enjoy your wedding day. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank you for a wonderful and eloquent summation of my theory of officiating a ceremony. The couple should be able to relax and enjoy their day to the fullest.
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Scott
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ was very professional and we received many inquiries from our guests. Rev. Russ has a very personable way about him that eased tension during our ceremony. He provided an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone attending with the perfect amount of charm to complete this moment in our lives. Very memorable individual, and would highly recommend to anyone.
-Scott & Kelly
Rev. Russ was very professional and we received many inquiries from our guests. Rev. Russ has a very personable way about Read more...
Rev. Russ was very professional and we received many inquiries from our guests. Rev. Russ has a very personable way about him that eased tension during our ceremony. He provided an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone attending with the perfect amount of charm to complete this moment in our lives. Very memorable individual, and would highly recommend to anyone.
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You are most kind. It was you two that made the day special.
Check out the bottom of your plate.
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2ndchancebride
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
With impromptu road closures due to a marathon, guests arriving late, and me thinking I forgot the marriage license, we were extremely happy with Rev. Russ' comic relief and ease for our ceremony. We were receiving questions and comments like "Where did you find him" and "He was great" throughout the afternoon. I never got a chance to thank Rev. Russ as he had another wedding, but I was very grateful to have him there. I would recommend his services for anyone looking for an officiant with a sense of humor and character.
With impromptu road closures due to a marathon, guests arriving late, and me thinking I forgot the marriage license, we Read more...
With impromptu road closures due to a marathon, guests arriving late, and me thinking I forgot the marriage license, we were extremely happy with Rev. Russ' comic relief and ease for our ceremony. We were receiving questions and comments like "Where did you find him" and "He was great" throughout the afternoon. I never got a chance to thank Rev. Russ as he had another wedding, but I was very grateful to have him there. I would recommend his services for anyone looking for an officiant with a sense of humor and character. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

D&M, The pleasure was mine, you two were great!
Take good care of each other.
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ilana
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ did an amazing job officiating our wedding! He was very prompt in his communications pre-wedding, he was on time for the rehearsal ceremony, and a lot of our guests commented on how good of a job he did during the actual ceremony! He also made my husband and I feel very comfortable and at ease during the ceremony. I could not have been more pleased :)
Rev. Russ did an amazing job officiating our wedding! He was very prompt in his communications pre-wedding, he was on time Read more...
Rev. Russ did an amazing job officiating our wedding! He was very prompt in his communications pre-wedding, he was on time for the rehearsal ceremony, and a lot of our guests commented on how good of a job he did during the actual ceremony! He also made my husband and I feel very comfortable and at ease during the ceremony. I could not have been more pleased :) Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You two were wonderful to work with and I had a good time performing your ceremony. The malt/barley ceremony is unique in my 14+ years of officiating.
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Angie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ recently officiated our wedding ceremony and we couldn't have imagined it to be any better. He had such a wonderful personality and we knew as soon as he left our meeting that he would do a great job and we weren't let down. He was super flexible and open to all of our suggestions and even incorporated some of the prayers/readings I forwarded to him. We received so many compliments after the ceremony and people are still talking about it. We would highly recommend Rev Russ to anyone looking for an officiant!
Rev. Russ recently officiated our wedding ceremony and we couldn't have imagined it to be any better. He had such a Read more...
Rev. Russ recently officiated our wedding ceremony and we couldn't have imagined it to be any better. He had such a wonderful personality and we knew as soon as he left our meeting that he would do a great job and we weren't let down. He was super flexible and open to all of our suggestions and even incorporated some of the prayers/readings I forwarded to him. We received so many compliments after the ceremony and people are still talking about it. We would highly recommend Rev Russ to anyone looking for an officiant! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Angie, You two were amazing, the kids were such fun.
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Russell was absolutely awesome! He gave us the ceremony we wanted in the location that we wanted. He was super flexible and wonderful to work with. We're both very happy with what we received from Russell
Russell was absolutely awesome! He gave us the ceremony we wanted in the location that we wanted. He was super flexible Read more...
Russell was absolutely awesome! He gave us the ceremony we wanted in the location that we wanted. He was super flexible and wonderful to work with. We're both very happy with what we received from Russell Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Ashley & Matt, You two are more deserving of the label 'Awesome', without your time flexibility my job would have been impossible. I must mention again what a stunning bride you were.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Rev. Russ was simply amazing. I was a bit worried leaving so many details in his hands (as we weren't sure of a lot of the things that we wanted in our ceremony) but my fears were unfounded as the ceremony went off absolutely beautifully. He was funny, charming, witty, and most of all.. He seemed like he genuinely cared about everyone having a special time.

I can't recommend him more for wedding ceremonies.
Rev. Russ was simply amazing. I was a bit worried leaving so many details in his hands (as we weren't sure of a lot of the Read more...
Rev. Russ was simply amazing. I was a bit worried leaving so many details in his hands (as we weren't sure of a lot of the things that we wanted in our ceremony) but my fears were unfounded as the ceremony went off absolutely beautifully. He was funny, charming, witty, and most of all.. He seemed like he genuinely cared about everyone having a special time.

I can't recommend him more for wedding ceremonies. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You had a good handle on the details and then let go and enjoyed your day, not easy to do. Blessings always & all ways.
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Breann
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Russ was wonderful! He made our ceremony personal and made us feel very comfortable! He was very informative and answered any questions we had. We had our ceremony on a baseball field and he was very open to how we wanted the ceremony to go. He was Professional but yet still down to earth and a very nice and friendly guy. We are so pleased that he was able to be such a great part in our special day! We Highly recommend Rev Russ!
Rev Russ was wonderful! He made our ceremony personal and made us feel very comfortable! He was very informative and Read more...
Rev Russ was wonderful! He made our ceremony personal and made us feel very comfortable! He was very informative and answered any questions we had. We had our ceremony on a baseball field and he was very open to how we wanted the ceremony to go. He was Professional but yet still down to earth and a very nice and friendly guy. We are so pleased that he was able to be such a great part in our special day! We Highly recommend Rev Russ! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You two were great to work with too. Wish I could have hung around and partied in Fondie with your families.
Be good to each other.
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Sue
Wedding:
6/28/2013
4.6/5.0
Once we met Reverand Russ, we knew we found our Officiant! After our first meeting he sent us an email following up on some of things we had talked about and stated he would love to work with us. He was available when we had questions and needed direction and on our special day, guided us well. He was defintely wonderful value for the money!
Once we met Reverand Russ, we knew we found our Officiant! After our first meeting he sent us an email following up on Read more...
Once we met Reverand Russ, we knew we found our Officiant! After our first meeting he sent us an email following up on some of things we had talked about and stated he would love to work with us. He was available when we had questions and needed direction and on our special day, guided us well. He was defintely wonderful value for the money! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Your ceremony has been added to my extra special ceremonies list.
Be good to the puppies. All the best.
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Russ was great! Very nice and helped us on our big day!!
Rev Russ was great! Very nice and helped us on our big day!!
Rev Russ was great! Very nice and helped us on our big day!! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
12/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ has a great personality. He was very friendly and easy to talk to when we met with him before the wedding. He helped keep things moving along smoothly even when there were some technical glitches from the venue during the ceremony. Even guests remarked how well he handled the ceremony. Very professional and highly recommended. Thank you Rev. Russ!
Rev. Russ has a great personality. He was very friendly and easy to talk to when we met with him before the wedding. He Read more...
Rev. Russ has a great personality. He was very friendly and easy to talk to when we met with him before the wedding. He helped keep things moving along smoothly even when there were some technical glitches from the venue during the ceremony. Even guests remarked how well he handled the ceremony. Very professional and highly recommended. Thank you Rev. Russ! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You two were great fun, thanks for the Tom Waits song, I've downloaded it!
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Marilee
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Russ was great. He is super flexible and fun to work with. I completely re-wrote the ceremony flow due to my mom's passing this year and another close family friend's accident the week of the wedding. Russ completely understood and did a great job with a new "script" on very short notice. Thanks Russ!!!
Russ was great. He is super flexible and fun to work with. I completely re-wrote the ceremony flow due to my mom's passing Read more...
Russ was great. He is super flexible and fun to work with. I completely re-wrote the ceremony flow due to my mom's passing this year and another close family friend's accident the week of the wedding. Russ completely understood and did a great job with a new "script" on very short notice. Thanks Russ!!! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

It was my pleasure to help you two have the day you wanted. As for the script change up, I pride myself on my flexibility and my desire to provide each of my couples, Ceremonies done your way.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Rev. Russ is is a terrific choice for a wedding officiant. During the initial consultation/meeting, we could tell that Rev. Russ was the right officiant for us and our wedding - funny, professional, flexible... his personality made us feel very comfortable and put us at ease. During our ceremony, Rev. Russ made us and our guests laugh - he also did a tremendous job leading us through it considering that we did not have a rehearsal. We appreciate all of his efforts.
Rev. Russ is is a terrific choice for a wedding officiant. During the initial consultation/meeting, we could tell that Read more...
Rev. Russ is is a terrific choice for a wedding officiant. During the initial consultation/meeting, we could tell that Rev. Russ was the right officiant for us and our wedding - funny, professional, flexible... his personality made us feel very comfortable and put us at ease. During our ceremony, Rev. Russ made us and our guests laugh - he also did a tremendous job leading us through it considering that we did not have a rehearsal. We appreciate all of his efforts. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You two were a pleasure to work with. Continue to take good care of each other.
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courtney
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Russ is a great officiant, efficient, professional, funny and personable. He took the time to get to know us and make our ceremony special and unique to us. I would definetly recommend him to other couples.
Russ is a great officiant, efficient, professional, funny and personable. He took the time to get to know us and make our Read more...
Russ is a great officiant, efficient, professional, funny and personable. He took the time to get to know us and make our ceremony special and unique to us. I would definetly recommend him to other couples. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

C&C, You two were too much fun! "mary-ahge" :) Be kind to each other.
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with russel's services! He was so easy to work with and seemed like he completely knew us after only meeting once. Very easy to get into contact with if you have any questions. Very very pleased!! Highly reccomended!
We could not have been happier with russel's services! He was so easy to work with and seemed like he completely knew us Read more...
We could not have been happier with russel's services! He was so easy to work with and seemed like he completely knew us after only meeting once. Very easy to get into contact with if you have any questions. Very very pleased!! Highly reccomended! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Kids, You two were a delight to work with. Be as good to your daughter as you are to each other and she will soar.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We are very happy that we chose Reverend Russ as our officiant for our wedding. He helped us create a ceremony that was specific to us and was very responsive whenever we needed anything. Also, he has a great personality and it was very easy and comfortable to get to know him. We had a great experience!
We are very happy that we chose Reverend Russ as our officiant for our wedding. He helped us create a ceremony that was Read more...
We are very happy that we chose Reverend Russ as our officiant for our wedding. He helped us create a ceremony that was specific to us and was very responsive whenever we needed anything. Also, he has a great personality and it was very easy and comfortable to get to know him. We had a great experience! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

You two were great! Your family dynamic was amazing. Blessing always, in all ways.
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Liz
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Russ had plenty of ideas for ceremony options and is open to using anything you may have in mind. He answered my emails promptly (which is important for a stressing bride haha). Our entire wedding day was perfect and he was a huge part of it!
Rev Russ had plenty of ideas for ceremony options and is open to using anything you may have in mind. He answered my Read more...
Rev Russ had plenty of ideas for ceremony options and is open to using anything you may have in mind. He answered my emails promptly (which is important for a stressing bride haha). Our entire wedding day was perfect and he was a huge part of it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Rev. Russ was the first Rev. we met with and loved his quirky personality as it fit with who we are. He was on time for the wedding and spend the day with us so he could bless our dinner also! We are very simple people,love the outdoors, didn't want a long winded ceremony....we wanted fun, light, yet beautiful and to reflect who we are as a couple. Rev. Russ was able to accomplish this during the ceremony and during our entire day. We are very thankful for his service!
Rev. Russ was the first Rev. we met with and loved his quirky personality as it fit with who we are. He was on time for Read more...
Rev. Russ was the first Rev. we met with and loved his quirky personality as it fit with who we are. He was on time for the wedding and spend the day with us so he could bless our dinner also! We are very simple people,love the outdoors, didn't want a long winded ceremony....we wanted fun, light, yet beautiful and to reflect who we are as a couple. Rev. Russ was able to accomplish this during the ceremony and during our entire day. We are very thankful for his service! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

I had a wonderful time doing your ceremony and hanging out with Cptn Don. Blessings always in all ways.
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Angela
Wedding:
7/22/2012
4.8/5.0
We had some scheduling issues (on both sides) at first, but once we worked those out, Russ was perfect for us as our officiant! Laid back and funny, but heart felt. Exactly what we were looking for!
We had some scheduling issues (on both sides) at first, but once we worked those out, Russ was perfect for us as our Read more...
We had some scheduling issues (on both sides) at first, but once we worked those out, Russ was perfect for us as our officiant! Laid back and funny, but heart felt. Exactly what we were looking for! Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank you, I had more than a little fun with you two. Blessings!
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Sara
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Russ was a true joy to work with. He did a fabulous job performing our ceremony exactly to our liking. He is very personable, and we would certainly recommend him for anyone that wants a quality officiant.
Reverend Russ was a true joy to work with. He did a fabulous job performing our ceremony exactly to our liking. He is very Read more...
Reverend Russ was a true joy to work with. He did a fabulous job performing our ceremony exactly to our liking. He is very personable, and we would certainly recommend him for anyone that wants a quality officiant. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Mr. & Mrs. Thank you for choosing me. I had a great time working with you two and assisting is some of the decisions you two had to make. Enjoy your lives together.
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Peter
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ provided an exceptional ceremony service for us. Professional, responsive, light hearted, and creative. He captured the essence of what we as a couple are to each other, and what we wanted in our ceremony.
Rev. Russ provided an exceptional ceremony service for us. Professional, responsive, light hearted, and creative. He Read more...
Rev. Russ provided an exceptional ceremony service for us. Professional, responsive, light hearted, and creative. He captured the essence of what we as a couple are to each other, and what we wanted in our ceremony. Read less
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Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Pete, thank you for the kind words. Your ceremony shall be one that I speak of for years, a wonderful couple with a great love for each other.
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nmarie78
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Russ was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He respected our every wish and was completely flexible, reliable, and caring throughout the entire planning process. Working with him was the least stressful part of planning throughout the entire thing. Our guests loved him, and he is SUCH a genuinely nice man. We feel so lucky to have found him!!
Russ was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He respected our every wish and was completely flexible, reliable, and Read more...
Russ was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He respected our every wish and was completely flexible, reliable, and caring throughout the entire planning process. Working with him was the least stressful part of planning throughout the entire thing. Our guests loved him, and he is SUCH a genuinely nice man. We feel so lucky to have found him!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

The pleasure was all mine. You two were so much fun and genuine, it was a true joy to join you two in holy matrimony and wish for you two a blessed future togeather.
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jjmercer
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Russ was awesome! He works with you to create a truly customized ceremony. So many of our guests asked where we found him... they just loved him. Our wedding party also loved working with him at the rehearsal. We were so lucky to have him as our officiant. It made our day that much more special.
Reverend Russ was awesome! He works with you to create a truly customized ceremony. So many of our guests asked where we Read more...
Reverend Russ was awesome! He works with you to create a truly customized ceremony. So many of our guests asked where we found him... they just loved him. Our wedding party also loved working with him at the rehearsal. We were so lucky to have him as our officiant. It made our day that much more special. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

I wish you two the happiest of lives together! You were also awesme, fun, and your bridal party were great, the 'wave' didn't happen but it mde for a good laugh at the rehearsal.:-)
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Keisha
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ was awesome! We planned our wedding in 3 weeks and he was totally accommodating! The ceremony that he wrote for us was perfect for us and beautiful. My husband is a total introvert and Rev. Russ made him feel completely comfortable standing at the altar. He's funny, easy going and thorough! I know everyone will be more than happy having him as their officiant! The day was PERFECT! Thank You Rev. Russ! Looking forward to the baptism!
Rev. Russ was awesome! We planned our wedding in 3 weeks and he was totally accommodating! The ceremony that he wrote for Read more...
Rev. Russ was awesome! We planned our wedding in 3 weeks and he was totally accommodating! The ceremony that he wrote for us was perfect for us and beautiful. My husband is a total introvert and Rev. Russ made him feel completely comfortable standing at the altar. He's funny, easy going and thorough! I know everyone will be more than happy having him as their officiant! The day was PERFECT! Thank You Rev. Russ! Looking forward to the baptism! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Keisha and Mike, I was happy we could make it work on short notice. I offer you two a good blessed life togeather.
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kak
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ (aka Rent A Preacher) did an outstanding job on our ceremony. He was very easy to work with and it was wonderful to get to know him in preparation for our ceremony. He took the time to get to know us. During our ceremony (and during the rehearsal) he was perfectly light-hearted in the right places, while serious in other places. He brought just the personality we wanted in our ceremony.
Rev. Russ (aka Rent A Preacher) did an outstanding job on our ceremony. He was very easy to work with and it was wonderful Read more...
Rev. Russ (aka Rent A Preacher) did an outstanding job on our ceremony. He was very easy to work with and it was wonderful to get to know him in preparation for our ceremony. He took the time to get to know us. During our ceremony (and during the rehearsal) he was perfectly light-hearted in the right places, while serious in other places. He brought just the personality we wanted in our ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Your ceremony was a such a joy to perform. I wish you both a long life together.
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! The perfect combination of tradition and modern ceremony. Kept my parents happy with the ceremony without being too "stuffy". Would definitely recommend him!!
Absolutely amazing! The perfect combination of tradition and modern ceremony. Kept my parents happy with the ceremony Read more...
Absolutely amazing! The perfect combination of tradition and modern ceremony. Kept my parents happy with the ceremony without being too "stuffy". Would definitely recommend him!! Read less
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1sweetie
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dycus was absolutely perfect! His demeanor and his understanding of what we wanted our wedding and ceremony to convey was wonderful. His ability to deliver our sentiments, with his spoken words and feeling, made our ceremony exactly what we had hoped for!!! Even though we choose our readings and vows, he offered a good variety of sources and choices to help us with our decisions. At one point, the words I had chosen for us to repeat to one another were too emotional for me to get out!!! Reverend Russ VERY smoothly took over, changing the wording for me to simply say "Yes", or an appropriate response, to make the words as if I was saying them myself!!! In the middle of the ceremony - he was a true life saver. I would HIGHLY recommend him for use at any sort of a function where an officiant is needed. He was flexible in tailoring the wedding to our style. He also greeted and talked with guests before and after the ceremony, making our families and friends feel quite comfortable. We're so glad that we found Rev. Dycus.
Reverend Dycus was absolutely perfect! His demeanor and his understanding of what we wanted our wedding and ceremony to Read more...
Reverend Dycus was absolutely perfect! His demeanor and his understanding of what we wanted our wedding and ceremony to convey was wonderful. His ability to deliver our sentiments, with his spoken words and feeling, made our ceremony exactly what we had hoped for!!! Even though we choose our readings and vows, he offered a good variety of sources and choices to help us with our decisions. At one point, the words I had chosen for us to repeat to one another were too emotional for me to get out!!! Reverend Russ VERY smoothly took over, changing the wording for me to simply say "Yes", or an appropriate response, to make the words as if I was saying them myself!!! In the middle of the ceremony - he was a true life saver. I would HIGHLY recommend him for use at any sort of a function where an officiant is needed. He was flexible in tailoring the wedding to our style. He also greeted and talked with guests before and after the ceremony, making our families and friends feel quite comfortable. We're so glad that we found Rev. Dycus. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the most gracious words.
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imkre8ive
Wedding:
7/28/2011
2.3/5.0
I was pretty disappointed overall. Granted I'm out of state (in Texas) but we talked over Skype. I repeatedly mentioned that my (now) husband's legal name was Jamie, but he only goes by James. In the first mention of us during the ceremony, he was called Jamie and Reverend Russ had to be quietly corrected. When we were announced at the end of the ceremony, he presented 'Mora and James' instead of Moria and James, pronouncing my name incorrectly! I received my Marriage License in the mail and Reverend Russ had written the wrong wedding date (July 27 instead of 28). It had to be crossed out by the County Clerk and correctly typed next to it. For the rest of my life my Marriage License has on the side 'Corrected by the Local Registrar Per Officiant'.
I was pretty disappointed overall. Granted I'm out of state (in Texas) but we talked over Skype. I repeatedly mentioned Read more...
I was pretty disappointed overall. Granted I'm out of state (in Texas) but we talked over Skype. I repeatedly mentioned that my (now) husband's legal name was Jamie, but he only goes by James. In the first mention of us during the ceremony, he was called Jamie and Reverend Russ had to be quietly corrected. When we were announced at the end of the ceremony, he presented 'Mora and James' instead of Moria and James, pronouncing my name incorrectly! I received my Marriage License in the mail and Reverend Russ had written the wrong wedding date (July 27 instead of 28). It had to be crossed out by the County Clerk and correctly typed next to it. For the rest of my life my Marriage License has on the side 'Corrected by the Local Registrar Per Officiant'. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Sorry to have disappointed you, as in all things minsters are humans and make mistakes. I wish you two a blessed live together.
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Russ did such a great job with our ceremony. I loved every moment of it, and how personal he made it! Made things light and comfortable at the rehearsal as well. I would recommend him to anyone.
Russ did such a great job with our ceremony. I loved every moment of it, and how personal he made it! Made things light Read more...
Russ did such a great job with our ceremony. I loved every moment of it, and how personal he made it! Made things light and comfortable at the rehearsal as well. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

It was my pleasure to perform a fun and unique ceremony for you two, blessing always in all ways.
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Emily
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ was the best! He made us feel comfortable and organized up until wedding day. :) Truly a great experience full of love and laughter.
Rev. Russ was the best! He made us feel comfortable and organized up until wedding day. :) Truly a great experience full Read more...
Rev. Russ was the best! He made us feel comfortable and organized up until wedding day. :) Truly a great experience full of love and laughter. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Em & Matt, I wish you both all the best, it was special for me too.
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Casey
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Russ was amazing! We truly could not have been happier. Very funny and easy going. The families and all the guests were every bit as impressed as we were. I highly recommend Russ.
Russ was amazing! We truly could not have been happier. Very funny and easy going. The families and all the guests were Read more...
Russ was amazing! We truly could not have been happier. Very funny and easy going. The families and all the guests were every bit as impressed as we were. I highly recommend Russ. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank you the kind words. It is the couple that makes a wedding fun and you two were great.
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Heidi & Jay
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ did a great job with our ceremony. He was open to the customized ceremony we wanted and super hot and humid location (tropical dome at Mitchell Park Domes). His wife Nancy is also an amazing florist (Fantasy Flowers in Thiensville).
Rev. Russ did a great job with our ceremony. He was open to the customized ceremony we wanted and super hot and humid Read more...
Rev. Russ did a great job with our ceremony. He was open to the customized ceremony we wanted and super hot and humid location (tropical dome at Mitchell Park Domes). His wife Nancy is also an amazing florist (Fantasy Flowers in Thiensville). Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank ou for those kind words about myself and Nancy. Your reception was so much fun!
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marys90
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev Russ is awesome!! He made us all feel very relaxed and comfortable on a normally stressful day. Thanks for everything!!
Mike & Mary Thompson
Rev Russ is awesome!! He made us all feel very relaxed and comfortable on a normally stressful day. Thanks for Read more...
Rev Russ is awesome!! He made us all feel very relaxed and comfortable on a normally stressful day. Thanks for everything!!
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Services Used: Officiant
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Jena
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Russ was wonderful for our ceremony. He incorporated everything we wanted for our day and delivered a beautiful ceremony. We would highly recommend him again and again. Thank you Rev. Russ for being a very special part of our day. <3
Reverend Russ was wonderful for our ceremony. He incorporated everything we wanted for our day and delivered a beautiful Read more...
Reverend Russ was wonderful for our ceremony. He incorporated everything we wanted for our day and delivered a beautiful ceremony. We would highly recommend him again and again. Thank you Rev. Russ for being a very special part of our day. <3 Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Jena/Corey, the love in your eyes was beyond heart-warming. I wish you both the best for your future.
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Everett
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Thanks very much for the unique ceremony. We were very at ease and comfortable.

Thanks so much
Rusty & Carla
Thanks very much for the unique ceremony. We were very at ease and comfortable.

Thanks so much
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Thanks very much for the unique ceremony. We were very at ease and comfortable.

Thanks so much
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Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank you, you are a wonderful couple. I wish you both all the success in life.
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Nick
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Great officiant! Highly recommended! Very fun and easy going guy which was exactly what we were looking for. He made sure our rehearsal and wedding day went smooth.
Great officiant! Highly recommended! Very fun and easy going guy which was exactly what we were looking for. He made sure Read more...
Great officiant! Highly recommended! Very fun and easy going guy which was exactly what we were looking for. He made sure our rehearsal and wedding day went smooth. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

The ease of a ceremony is truely based upon ALL the participants, you two were a great couple.
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Dan & Shelley
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ did a fantastic job for us on very short notice. If we had it to do all over again Rev. Russ would again be our choice. He put together a greet ceremony for us and on a personal note, he is a very nice person!
Rev. Russ did a fantastic job for us on very short notice. If we had it to do all over again Rev. Russ would again be our Read more...
Rev. Russ did a fantastic job for us on very short notice. If we had it to do all over again Rev. Russ would again be our choice. He put together a greet ceremony for us and on a personal note, he is a very nice person! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

It was my pleasure to do your ceremony, you, the guests, and the entertainment were all the best.
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erinhoffmann
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Russ was awesome! Nothing too fussy, just perfect. He really made us feel comfortable on our day. Thank you!!!
Russ was awesome! Nothing too fussy, just perfect. He really made us feel comfortable on our day. Thank you!!!
Russ was awesome! Nothing too fussy, just perfect. He really made us feel comfortable on our day. Thank you!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words.
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Julie
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Russ did an amazing job as the officiant for my wedding. He was friendly, proffessional, and really brought things together well. He was on-time for every event, and put me at ease before the big day. I reccommend him highly.
Rev. Russ did an amazing job as the officiant for my wedding. He was friendly, proffessional, and really brought things Read more...
Rev. Russ did an amazing job as the officiant for my wedding. He was friendly, proffessional, and really brought things together well. He was on-time for every event, and put me at ease before the big day. I reccommend him highly. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rent A Preacher responded with the following comments:

A great couple with a bright future, blessing always.
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ashli54
Wedding:
7/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Great experience all around. Truly made our day, OUR day.
Great experience all around. Truly made our day, OUR day.
Great experience all around. Truly made our day, OUR day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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fash
Wedding:
6/18/2010
4.8/5.0
Rev Russ was very flexible and cordial from beginning to end. Very helpful at the ceremony working with vendors and speaking with guests. Extremely outgoing, friendly, and a sense of humor. We highly recommend Rev Russ! Typically we do not give out ratings over a 4 on a survey (ever). Rev Russ has gone above and beyond and is easy to work with. Thank you so much for being a part of our celebration and making out day so memoriable! (6/18/10)
Rev Russ was very flexible and cordial from beginning to end. Very helpful at the ceremony working with vendors and Read more...
Rev Russ was very flexible and cordial from beginning to end. Very helpful at the ceremony working with vendors and speaking with guests. Extremely outgoing, friendly, and a sense of humor. We highly recommend Rev Russ! Typically we do not give out ratings over a 4 on a survey (ever). Rev Russ has gone above and beyond and is easy to work with. Thank you so much for being a part of our celebration and making out day so memoriable! (6/18/10) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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MLD
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Russ was very open to our feedback and really worked to customize our ceremony to meet our desires. From the moment we met, he worked to get to know us, to understand not just what we were looking for in an officiant, but for the overall feeling of our wedding as well.
Rev Russ provided an outline of his services and asked some basic questions of us prior to our first meeting. We met in a public setting to go over our feedback, get to know one another, and decide whether or not to work together. He was very open, and asked questions of us as well, to help us think through our marriage. If anything, Rev Russ may have been a bit nervous on our first meeting as well, which soon faded to comfort and gave us a sense of how quickly he adapts as well!
Upon our rehearsal dinner, Rev Russ was fun and structured. We had a great rehearsal and when the location was set up slightly differently the next day, his contingency plans were well utilized (a nod here and there to indicate timing etc). He was profiessional, organized, and very easy to hear and follow. Prior to the ceremony we exchanged the script verbatum and he incorporated all of our feedback (and we his!). Rev Russ made smooth transitions to and from our reader, and was very timely with the marriage license as well.
All in all, Rev Russ was a perfect choice for our ceremony. He really gave us the experience and environment we were seeking, and incorporated all of our guests with ease (they had a response to confirm support of us too)! Thank you!
Reverend Russ was very open to our feedback and really worked to customize our ceremony to meet our desires. From the Read more...
Reverend Russ was very open to our feedback and really worked to customize our ceremony to meet our desires. From the moment we met, he worked to get to know us, to understand not just what we were looking for in an officiant, but for the overall feeling of our wedding as well.
Rev Russ provided an outline of his services and asked some basic questions of us prior to our first meeting. We met in a public setting to go over our feedback, get to know one another, and decide whether or not to work together. He was very open, and asked questions of us as well, to help us think through our marriage. If anything, Rev Russ may have been a bit nervous on our first meeting as well, which soon faded to comfort and gave us a sense of how quickly he adapts as well!
Upon our rehearsal dinner, Rev Russ was fun and structured. We had a great rehearsal and when the location was set up slightly differently the next day, his contingency plans were well utilized (a nod here and there to indicate timing etc). He was profiessional, organized, and very easy to hear and follow. Prior to the ceremony we exchanged the script verbatum and he incorporated all of our feedback (and we his!). Rev Russ made smooth transitions to and from our reader, and was very timely with the marriage license as well.
All in all, Rev Russ was a perfect choice for our ceremony. He really gave us the experience and environment we were seeking, and incorporated all of our guests with ease (they had a response to confirm support of us too)! Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Badger
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Russ is the best! I've been to other weddings where he officiated and I HAD to have him perform our ceremony. He made it unique, fun, spiritual and a direct reflection of who my husband and I are. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit with our personalities and our beliefs. Our friends and family really loved it.

He's truly dedicated to giving you the ceremony you want, and is able to tailor-make it so it's a perfect fit to whatever your wants and needs are. You cannot go wrong by having Rent-a-preacher!
Russ is the best! I've been to other weddings where he officiated and I HAD to have him perform our ceremony. He made it Read more...
Russ is the best! I've been to other weddings where he officiated and I HAD to have him perform our ceremony. He made it unique, fun, spiritual and a direct reflection of who my husband and I are. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit with our personalities and our beliefs. Our friends and family really loved it.

He's truly dedicated to giving you the ceremony you want, and is able to tailor-make it so it's a perfect fit to whatever your wants and needs are. You cannot go wrong by having Rent-a-preacher! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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