Your Wedding should be romantic and vivacious, joyous and festive, a unique event that reflects your personalities and styles. As your Wedding Officiant, we are here to ensure that it is memorable in all the ways you have dreamed about.
Couples cherish their own beliefs and unite a mixture of different backgrounds; it becomes even more important for individuals to create their own life rituals that reflect who they are today, and who they will become as a couple tomorrow. Your wedding will be one of the most important events in your life, it should reflect you both.
Together, we will customize your ceremony in a way that honors your individuality as a couple. We will work together to design a meaningful ceremony that goes beyond what is traditional without losing the sanctity of the moment at hand. Whether you are seeking a Traditional Wedding ceremony that is more or less religious, a ceremony that truly reflects your approach to life, or do you desire the simpleness of a Civil Ceremony; let’s do it together to make this an event you will always look upon fondly and treasure for the rest of your lives!
Every wedding with Reverend by Request includes a Customized Script for review prior to your wedding.
classic romance ceremony
The Classic Romance Ceremony is our most popular Wedding Ceremony and you may choose to include any of the following:
*Please Note: This package does not include the Rehearsal Hour, but it may be included for an additional fee.
cultural heritage ceremony
The Cultural Heritage Ceremony includes a specific Cultural Tradition or a Heritage Ceremony into your Wedding including but not limited to:
The Lasso and 13 Coins (Las Arras) Ceremonies
Sugar and or Honey Ceremonies
Jumping the Broom Ceremony
Asian Tea Ceremony
Three Cord Ceremony (God’s Knot or Unity Braid)
*Please Note: A Rehearsal with the Minister attending is not included in this Package, but if you would prefer that your Minister does attend, an additional fee will be added to the quoted fee. If you choose to include the Minister at the Rehearsal, he will schedule an hour of time for your Rehearsal to orchestrate the event with all parties included.
Full christian ceremony
The Full Christian Ceremony closely resembles a Catholic Mass, an Episcopal Mass, or a Lutheran Service and can include the onsite Consecration of the Holy Communion. This ceremony is about 45 minutes to an hour in length. This Ceremony includes the following:
Two Ministers (Celebrant and Co-Celebrants
Two Pillar Candles
Altar draped in appropriate material (If one isn’t provided)
Podium for the Readings (if one isn’t provided)
Holy Communion for the Bride and Groom
Minister in attendance to Orchestrate your Rehearsal
*Please Note: Due to the busy schedules of our Ministers, your Rehearsal may need to be scheduled at a time that isn’t considered Peak Time. Peak Time is considered anytime from Friday starting at 1:00pm thru all day Saturday.
We also offer an Elopement Ceremony for couples interested in a more private experience. The following steps must be taken in order for us to perform your elopement:
The Ceremony will take place at the Minister’s Home in Johnsburg, Illinois (McHenry County)
A Marriage License from McHenry County must be obtained one (1) day prior to the Elopement
No more than four (4) additional guests will be accommodated
The Elopement Ceremony can also include the following for an additional fee:
Soft Background Music
Use of a Silk Bouquet
Silk Flower Arrangement(s)
Champagne Split for the Bride and Groom
Picture with your Phone/Camera
*Please Note: Please contact Reverend By Request at least (2) days prior to making your elopement plans to ensure their availability.