Dream Day Weddings - MI Wedding Officiants & Event Consulting
Cheryl was exactly what we were looking for. She really helped to customize a ceremony that really tailored to "our story". Cheryl was very familiar with our venue which took a lot of pressure off of me as the bride and wedding planner. Most of our communication was done over e-mail which fit my needs due to my crazy work schedule. I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone who doesn't want the typical cookie cutter ceremony!
Cheryl with Dream Day Weddings was fantastic! We loved working with her! She was so helpful, open and fun! We met with her 2-3 times before the wedding and she was everything and more than we hoped for in an officiant. We did the custom ceremony, so she wrote the ceremony around us and it was very personal. She was very good at checking with me about proofs and wording. I would highly recommend her! Everyone said they loved our ceremony and I know this had a huge part to do with Cheryl's work!
My wife and I had a very simple wedding...nothing big on a lil beach in southern MI and from what i gather Cheryl lives close to Grand Rapids and she was on time actually waiting for us (and a longer wait it was waiting on new brother in law) so we did our thing and she gave us the best funny casual wedding that we wanted...i actually want to get married again in a few years just to have her do it again for us (at the same beach of course) just to see what she comes up with next. she good!!!!!
We were very pleased with the services provided from Rev. Cheryl Hooten & Dream Day Weddings. She was amazing to work with. Organized in every detail, provided us with the creative idea to include my new step-daughter in our ceremony. Her professionalism & flexibility was an added touch & helped us to remain calm throughout the rehearsal and ceremony. She takes ownership in providing the most meaningful ceremony possible. I enjoyed her services very much!
Vendor response to review
Thank you, Erica! It was my sincere pleasure to work with you and Prentice; I'm, so glad that you were pleased with the ceremony I wrote for you. You have a lovely family and I wish the three of you a lifetime of happiness together!!
Never met or worked with anyone as wonderful as Cheryl!! We were a last minute wedding who's venue had to be changed in "ESS than 24 hours. She was wonderful and gave us wedding we will never forget.
Cheryl did a great job planning our wedding. Everything looked beautiful and ran flawlessly. And thanks to her, my husband and I could relax and enjoy our day. Hiring her was the best decision we made!
Our officiant was Cheryl Hooten and she did a wonderful job with our ceremony. It was everything that we could have imagined it would be. Cherly was a joy to work with and she worked very hard in taking our words and feelings and wrapping them into the ceremony so that is reflected us. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to find an officiant!!
Dream Day Weddings is AMAZING!!! Planning a wedding long distance is difficult but Cheryl made it painless and exceeded every expectation possible!!!! She made our ceremony feel like she'd known us our whole lives and adapted it to our wants perfectly.
Staff was very helpful and very responsive. We put our small long distance wedding together in just 3 weeks and I'm not sure I could of done it without the help and guidence from Dream Day Weddings.
Could not have asked for any better service from Cheryl. She was so professional; answered countless emails and phone calls. She handled every last detail the day of the wedding so we could enjoy our day. We originally hired Cheryl as the officiant, but after running into a snafu with our reception venue, we quickly added responsibilites on and Cheryl jumped right into action. I'm convinced we would not have been able to pull this event off without her. Thank you so much!
Cheryl was everything we could have hoped for in an officiant! She wrote a beautiful ceremony that truly spoke to the beliefs my husband and I have. We got so many compliments on our ceremony - several people even told us it was the most interesting, touching wedding they'd ever been to.
Cheryl also had really great advice as far as other vendors she knew to be reliable.
Cheryl was absolutely wonderful; I cannot say enough great things about her and her work. I was very worried about the ceremony, because my husband and I are not religious and finding someone to marry us was difficult to do. After the first time I met with Cheryl and spoke about what I wanted my mind was at ease, I could tell that she would provide a beautiful ceremony. Weeks after the wedding I still get compliments on how nice the ceremony was. I would and still do recommend Cheryl to everyone I run into that is getting married in the area. She was such a HUGE help and took care of so many things. She thought of and covered things that I would have never even though about. All of the references she recommended in the area did beautiful work as well. She recommended a florist that did an absolutely beautiful job. I couldn�t imagine having a wedding without her help. She has a true passion for making every wedding day beautiful and special and I thank her for being such a huge part of making my wedding day wonderful.
I highly recommend Dream Day Wedding Planners. They were so easy to work with and so flexible with locations and dates. Rev. Russo was wonderful to work with and very professional. I wanted a very casual, intimate service, and that is exactly what I got. It was perfect!
Cheryl was awesome! I was an out of town bride so I really needed quick responses and she would answer emails within the same day....she was a wealth of information and went above and beyond in order to help us out. She found a vendor who rented out a wireless mic system and podium for our outdoor ceremony because our dj wanted too much money (he had to run wires from another part of the building that was far and he didnt have a wireless system).
Needless to say, she was great with both the adminstrative part of the wedding plannin and she put the perfect touch on our final ceremony readings!
Thanks again Cheryl!
I cant believe how lucky we got finding Cheryl. Everything we needed she had a suggestion, was available every moment of the way and considering i was 300 + miles away we needed that, and helped me stay calm through the disasterous weather (which played in our favor in the end)! Me and my partner couldnt be more appreciative for her services. Thank you so much for help making our weekend so magical!!
Cheryl was the consumate professional. She not only made the process easy but gave us a much needed sense relaxation by how she worked for us to get everything done. She was great! She put our wedding together in 6 weeks. We were very lucky to have her not only plan our wedding but be the officiant also! If you are need of the "total" wedding package call Cheryl and you will not be disappointed!
Cheryl was amazing. After exchanging a few emails back and forth with Cheryl, I felt completely comforable booking her. She was a great help with not only marrying us, but she helped find a florist, gave us suggestion as to where to have the rehearsal dinner and really just gave us great ideas for many of the things involved with planning a wedding. We got married in Michigan, but we are from Chiacgo, so it was very helpful to have Cheryl. SHe made everything so stress-free.
Her words were beautiful and genuine. Cheryl is a beautiful woman, not only on the outside, but on the inside too, and you can feel that in her expression. I will always remember Cheryl as being a part of my wedding day. THANK YOU CHERYL!!!
We were very please with our officiant Cheryl Hooten. We had the added pleasure of planning a semi-destination wedding and Cheryl was able to work with us to create the perfect ceremony. We were able to meet once face to face and then was able to continue the planning process through e-mails and phone conservations. Cheryl was always quick to respond and very easy to get a hold of. She was also very considerate in working with us and in considering everyone's feelings who were involved in our big day. We were made instantly comfortable about supplying our own opinions and ideas to help create a one of a kind wedding ceremony that we will never forget. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who's looking for a caring wedding officiant and a unique and personable wedding ceremony.
Cheryl Hooten was our officiant and she was excellent. Her gentle presence and warm smile made us feel so comfortable and it provided the perfect intimate setting for our wedding.
Rev. Hooten was amazing. She helped make our day absolutely perfect. She created a ceremony that reflected who we are and that was one of a kind. Many people commented that it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to. I would recommend Rev. Hooten to anybody that is looking for someone that is professional and easy to work with. She went above and beyond. I can't thank her enough for making our day extra special.
Reverend Cheryl Hooten was the perfect person to perform our ceremony. From our first meeting with her she was so enthusiastic and supportive of our unique theme of a pirate wedding. She wrote a beautifully appropriate ceremony customized just for us that combined the spirit of fun and adventure with the seriousness of the commitment we were making to one another. She is also a wedding planner and had lots of ideas to help make our event as memorable as it was. Our special day would not have been as flawless as it was without her wisdom and support.
Reverend Cheryl was awesome. We had a pirate-themed wedding and she was very enthusiastic from the start. She wrote a beautifully appropriate ceremony that incorporated the spirit of fun and adventure we wanted while maintaining the seriousness of the committment we were making to each other. We had a fabulous, flawless ceremony because of her care and attention to detail. She is also a wedding planner and owner of a cool location for a honeymoon, so you could very well one stop shop with her. She also has many connections to other reliable vendors.
Cheryl was very flexible with how my husband and I wanted our wedding Ceremony. Niether my husband or I wanted a religious ceremony and Cheryl made that happen for use. She was very creative and worked with us to provide us with the exact ceremony we had pictured. Cheryl was very professional and on time to all appointments. She was very prompt about returning e-mails and phone calls right up to the big day. Cheryl provided us with the layed back, short, non-religous, ceremony we were looking for. She was great!!
Cheryl was fantastic to work with! She helped us create a vow renewal ceremony for our 5 year anniversary. She handled our rather unusual situation very well, and everybody who came to our ceremony remarked on how beautiful it was, and how unique. In the end we had a well-timed and well put together ceremony, with very little fuss, and the optimum amount of planning. She did an exceptional job, and was very easy to work with.
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Cheryl from the very beginning. We were planning our Holland wedding from afar - first from the east side of the state while we finished school, and then from New York City, where we moved six months before the wedding. Cheryl always found a way for us to meet in person during our short trips into Holland, and was available via e-mail and phone for those times when we couldn't make it to the Holland/Saugatuck area.
I loved that Cheryl always came to these meetings filled with ideas - but also took care to listen to our own ideas - even ones that weren't fully formed - and ended up working them all seamlessly into a beautiful ceremony. By the time the ceremony rolled around, Cheryl seemed to really understand us as a couple and delivered an absolutely perfect ceremony.
Cheryl is wonderful to work with. I had the pleasure of working one of her weddings and she is always on top of it! She has everything cover before you can even think about it! I would work with her again and again!
Dream Day Weddings is a superior service. They do a wonderful job every time. I would highly recommend them!
Always great to work with Cheryl!
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Dream Day Weddings is very professional and a pleasure to work with. cheryl works hard to give couples their dream day and she does it well. I highly respect Cheryl's work & I am happy to endorse her.
Spring Lake Bridal Recommends: A great planner.. Always working, analyzing every angle of your wedding, making sure every single detail is perfect. No detail is too small. Custom ceremonies?? Yes, true custom just for you. Not 4 choices in a book, a custom set of magical words, set to the tone of your wedding. After all they couldn't call themselves "Dream Day Weddings" unless it was a Dream Come True.
Rev. Hooten performed the wedding of my husband's brother and his wife in June. It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I'd ever attended. She was terrific.
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Yes, I do. As a Professional Officiant's I use one in order to protect myself and you; it also provides a clear understanding of what you can expect from us.
How do we reserve our wedding date with you?
First, contact me via email or phone to see if your date and time is available.
Once you decide to use my services, I will require a signed contract and a non-refundable deposit to hold your day in my calendar. The deposit is deducted from the total cost of your ceremony fee.
Must we meet face to face with you first?
No, it's nice if we can meet first...but it's really up to you.
Some couple's prefer to meet first, others are ready to send me a signed contract after one phone call or a few email's.
What will happen at our meeting if we DO choose to meet?
The first meeting I consider to be a "meet & greet", we'll just have a casual conversation at a sandwich/coffee shop or restaurant in my local area. It lasts anywhere from 15 - 60 minutes and gives you an opportunity to ask me any questions you might have. We'll discuss the different options I offer and if all goes well sign a contact by the end of the meeting.
What if you are unavailable for our wedding date and time?
I will tell you that when we first speak; if I can't personally perform the ceremony I have several male Officiant's in the area that will perform the custom ceremony I write for you. You can rest assured these ministers will be of the highest quality and very professional (one's even my Dad) They will attend the meet & greet with me, if requested they can also attend the planning session, too. They will also be the ones to conduct your rehearsal and Officiate over your ceremony.
What kind of ceremonies do you perform?
I have performed many different kinds of ceremonies...each one had been special and unique, just like the couple's they were written for. I've done everything from very religious to very contemporary ceremonies and everything in between. I've blended faiths' and cultures, I've done a Pirate Wedding and even a Quaker Wedding on the icy shores of Lake Michigan as well as many Beach Weddings. But all my ceremonies are upbeat and celebratory in nature - I believe a wedding day is a celebration of the love of two people and the ceremonies I write reflect this jubilant attitude.
What time will you arrive at our ceremony?
I arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony.
How are you different from other wedding Officiant's?
Officiating weddings is more than reciting words and making pronouncements. I don't show up and burry my head in a book; I engage you and your guests, I deliver your ceremony with the a rehearsed relaxed style of a polished professional. The unforgettable ceremony that is written specifically for you will be elegant, appropriate and romantic...it won't leave them snoring in the back row and it won't be the same old replication of every wedding you've ever seen before.
Do you stay for the rehearsal dinner and/or reception?
Only if you want me to - and even then I may not be able to...
I have been truly blessed and feel honored by the number of couples who have invited me to join them.
If time (and my husband) allows, I would be honored to join you!
However, you are in no way obligated to invite me to your rehearsal dinner or reception!
You won't hurt my feelings if you don't have the budget, space, or inclination to invite me.
What do you wear to our Wedding?
Unless there is a specific clothing request such as a costume or a color theme (an all white wedding for example) I typically wear a black suit for most weddings and for beach weddings I often wear a tea length black dress(see the photo gallery).
Rehearsals are generally much more casual so unless I'm on my way to another wedding, and depending on the weather, usually jeans or a skirt.
Will you travel to my location?
Yes! Our included travel radius is generally about an hour from our home locations but I will travel just about anywhere, and where I won't or can't go one of my male Officiant's will; we can perform weddings in just about any state (or country!) As long as I have someone available and you're willing to pay any additional travel fees we can be there.
Select your Officiant not only on their price or credentials, but on the way they make you feel. It's just like a first date, usually you'll know within the first few minutes if they are the rights one for you! If you're not comfortable the first time you meet chances are you won't be on the day of the ceremony! It's YOUR day and you should have someone who can make you feel at ease and help you to focus on the true meaning of the moment.