Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author

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About Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author

"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."

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Because of COVID-19, many couples will be displaced in March, April, and May. With this being said, the rates have been discounted for your hardship ($250-400 depending on your location and needs). Please let Michael know how he can help you create a memorable experience during a difficult time.

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Michael Moody, author of the self-improvement book Redefine Yourself: The Simple Guide to Happiness, serves as an ordained minister in Chicago and has performed several of his 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 2020 (the fifth 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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  • Average response time 5.0

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    Vishwa Pascual Srivastava · Getting married on 10/04/2021

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    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!
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    Nick Miceli · Getting married on 10/02/2021

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    Professional and Personal

    We originally thought that having a family member conduct the service was the route we wanted to take for our wedding, until we were introduced to Michael. Michael made sure the service was personal and heartfelt by taking the time to get to know us as a couple, but it was his experience as a wedding officiant that really helped make our wedding ceremony as special as it was. His leadership during the rehearsal process and his invaluable help organizing the ceremony (down to the smallest detail!) meant that we could relax knowing he had prepared the exact type of ceremony we were looking for. He was absolutely integral to the success of our wedding day and I cannot recommend his services enough.
    Thank you again, Michael! We were very lucky to have had your help.

    Sent on 03/07/2020

    Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author's reply:

    Nick, I should be thanking you for the honor to officiate your memorable wedding in the historic Drake...Absolutely stunning! Thank you for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure!
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    Karilynne Martin · Getting married on 09/04/2020

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    Michael made Our Day... AMAZING!!

    My New Husband and I are so very thankful for Michael!
    Sadly for us, our wedding day was affected by Covid-19.
    We planned to be wed 15 years to the day, at the time, and the place, that we first met.
    Our initial ceremony was to be held at the restaurant where we first met with a small gathering of 50 of our closest family and friends.
    A few weeks before our wedding, we decided to cancel our ceremony due to the fact that many of our guests would have to travel to be with us.
    We whittled from 50 down to 7 of our closest, local, family and friends. After reworking our plans many times due to restaurant closings and to accommodate a small gathering we finally had a plan.
    3 days before the ceremony our minister became ill.
    My fiancee reached out to find another minister to officiate our ceremony and he was very fortunate to find Michael.
    The following day our Governor shut down the state of Illinois and this is when we both Gave Up!
    We canceled everything and everyone.
    Then... the day before our 15 year anniversary we decided that This Day... was way to special to change.
    We contacted Michael the day before and asked if he was up to a challenge. In true profession Michael agreed to meet with us the following day on The Shore of Lake Michigan in a very windy 32 degrees... while social distancing.
    Michael officiated our wedding with such a beautiful, personal and heartfelt ceremony.
    Michael went above and beyond.. and froze with us, as he made us laugh and made us cry..
    Michael evoked an enthusiasm that was unbelievable.
    We cannot imagine a more Perfect Day in our lives...
    Many Thanks Michael!
    K&K

    Sent on 04/09/2020

    Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author's reply:

    What a memorable day during such an incredible period of our lives! Cheers to the happiness and love that has bond the two of you for the last 15 years!

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Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 695
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 695
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 100
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    IL
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

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