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Rich Rubietta is a friend and Pastor to countless area couples. Whether faith-based, spiritual or a non-religious wedding, he will help you design a dream Wedding celebration that reflects your personalities and values! His motto is, "It's your wedding!" so he wants to serve you in the ways that you need. He makes the ceremony about you and your style. He is fun, calm and super-dependable.

Pastor Rich is a bilingual wedding Officiant, serving the entire Midwest region in IL, WI, IN, MI and beyond. He is committed to serving all couples and families without discrimination.

Pastor Rich is one of the original Officiants on The Knot and Weddingwire. His first wedding was 40 years ago, so God has given him a wonderful of wealth of experience. He is appointed as a Liturgy and Worship Consultant in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church and also leads Assemblies and In-Services in Catholic and Public schools. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and later obtained his Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Divinity School.

Services Offered

Pastor Rich offers planning, rehearsals and Ceremonies, with email support during the entire planning process. As an Elder, (like a tenured Priest), he is fully licensed and will create custom ceremony elements with each couple. He is thankful for a wide variety of friendships, including persons who are religious, non-religious, multi-cultural, LGBTQI, multi-generational, and various abilities, while collaborating on weddings with Rabbis, Pastors, Muslim and Hindu Priests along the way. Pastor Rich believes in marriage equality and has a non-discrimination policy, on all levels.

Services:

My Premium service includes a Planning Meeting and a Rehearsal to prepare for your Wedding, for $1,195.

If you don't need a Planning Meeting or rehearsal, that's absolutely fine. I will give you the same attention to detail and care, no matter which services you request.

Wedding with a Rehearsal, minus Planning Meeting is $1,095.

Wedding with a Planning Meeting, no Rehearsal is $995.

If you're a do-it-yourselfer on wedding prep and you'd just like an informal ceremony, using some questionnaires to help me prepare, the rate is $895.

Please visit chicagopastor.com for more details or call / text 847 363 5737

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$400

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

IL
IN
IA
KY
MI
MO
OH
WI
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Pastor Rich is highly praised by multiple reviewers for his exceptional officiating services. He is described as kind-hearted, patient, and willing to craft personalized and bilingual ceremonies that perfectly capture the couple's love story. Reviewers appreciate his humor, heartwarming speeches, and ability to incorporate their favorite stories into the ceremony. Pastor Rich's professionalism, responsiveness, and flexibility throughout the planning process are also highly commended. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Pastor Rich for his sincerity, professionalism, and ability to make the wedding ceremony personal and special.

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Pastor Rich is highly praised by multiple reviewers for his exceptional officiating services. He is described as kind-hearted, patient, and willing to craft personalized and bilingual ceremonies that perfectly capture the couple's love story. Reviewers appreciate his humor, heartwarming speeches, and ability to incorporate their favorite stories into the ceremony. Pastor Rich's professionalism, responsiveness, and flexibility throughout the planning process are also highly commended. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Pastor Rich for his sincerity, professionalism, and ability to make the wedding ceremony personal and special.

Marissa
Marissa G. Sent on 11/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Pastor Rich is the REAL DEAL!

My now husband and I were looking for an officiant that could deliver an authentic, non-religious, and bilingual ceremony for our October wedding and we are so grateful and blessed to have found Pastor Rich! He is so kind-hearted and patient, and really works with you to craft a personalized ceremony that truly encapsulates your entire love story. When we met with him in-person, he took the time to ask questions about how we met, our relationship, and any other details pertinent to our story, and he incorporated all of these details into the ceremony - I could not have asked for a more perfect delivery of the ceremony. It was so authentic, romantic, light-hearted, and special. I loved his finishing touches of his advice for us, pulling from his own experience and relationship with his wife. Even 1 of my bridesmaids - who introduced me to my husband - got a shout out in the ceremony and I loved it! We received so many compliments from our friends and family about Pastor Rich and he truly knocked it out of the park with everything we asked for. Thank you Pastor Rich for delivering the most memorable ceremony for us.
Shannon
Shannon B. Sent on 11/07/2023
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So special

Pastor Rich was FANTASTIC! He made our wedding ceremony so special. His wedding speech before marrying us was the perfect balance of humor & heartwarming. We received many compliments from our family & friends about him. Highly recommend!
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Todd W. Sent on 09/09/2023
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A wonderful officiant!

Pastor Rich is a true professional that will make your wedding ceremony personal & special. We also had to follow up with him after the ceremony, as our wedding license was lost in the court system. He responded promptly.
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