"A marriage is based upon a foundation of trust, faith, and commitment. Trust to keep you open and honest with each other. Faith in each other to allow you to overcome doubt and adversity. Perhaps most importantly, commitment to keep you true to the promises you make to each other today."
Because of COVID-19, many wedding couples will be displaced from November through March. With this being said, the rates for an ordained minister have been discounted for your hardship ($400-600 depending on your location and needs for last-minute wedding ceremonies, courthouse wedding ceremonies, justice of the peace ceremonies, cook county wedding ceremonies, elopement ceremonies, city hall ceremonies, Cook County judge ceremonies, or wedding ceremonies on short notice). Please let Michael know how he can help you create a memorable experience during a difficult time. Virtual wedding ceremonies are an option, too.
SPECIAL: The total cost for a Chicago wedding officiant is $300 (typically $795) for a small, intimate ceremony. A justice of the peace ceremony (marriage license signing) is $150. A 50% deposit is due to reserve the date (usually paid at the initial meeting via Venmo or Chase Quickpay.
Michael Moody, host of the podcast "The Elements of Being" and the author of the self-improvement book Redefine Yourself: The Simple Guide to Happiness, serves as an ordained minister in Chicago and has performed wedding ceremonies at the Rookery, Stan Mansion, Bridgeport Art Center, the Michelin-starred restaurant Spiaggia, and more! He recently was honored with the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award for 2021 (the sixth consecutive year).
Michael's philosophy has evolved from a foundation of health, happiness, and mindfulness. His writings and speeches reflect the hope and inspiration of the people who surround him and the innate character of all beings. Michael believes that marriage will make each of you stronger so you will have the energy and passion to do things you might not choose to do alone.
Ultimately, Michael's holistic experience has helped him recently publish his book and serve as the Chicago officiant for many wedding ceremonies.
Please visit michaelmoodyofficiant.com for more details!!!
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Sarah D. · Getting married on 10/01/2022
Michael was wonderful - he officiated an at-home elopement for us in our living room, which we also live-streamed over Zoom to friends and family. He let us customize everything and made sure we were comfortable with how the ceremony would go. He also was extremely flexible and adaptable when we (of course) ended up running late. Highly recommend!Sent on 01/23/2021
Sara · Getting married on 03/12/2022
Wonderful, flexible, and did just what we wanted!
Michael was flexible as we planned a Covid outdoor wedding and went with the changes without even batting an eye. He performed the ceremony just as we asked, and it was exactly what we wanted!Sent on 12/29/2020
Vishwa P. · Getting married on 10/04/2021
Michael was a fantastic wedding officiant!
Michael married us on April 22nd, he was very warm, kind and sincere. He truly made our ceremony something special. He was able to, in a thoughtful way, guide us through the whole ceremony and made us feel even more welcome into marriage. I would highly recommend him!Sent on 04/23/2020
Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author's reply:Vishwa, an absolute compliment! Thank you for the kind words and for including me on your memorable day!! Cheers to the best of life with the ones we love the most!