About Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD

Creating weddings of distinction, and memories to last a lifetime!

Your wedding day should be fun, a celebration of your love, and full of amazing moments.

I create premium wedding experiences that are unforgettable, for all the right reasons! That's what you'll get when you choose a Wedding by Rev. Bill. 

I have Officiated  almost 100 weddings. Don't choose a first-time Officiant. Benefit from the wisdom of my experience.

I'll work with you to create a beautiful ceremony that reflects you, your love relationship, and your values, whether you want a  traditional religious service or something more spiritual than religious,

Ask about my premium "Heart Story" package.

I create beautiful ceremonies for discerning couples. I work with people from all religious and spiritual backgrounds, creating gorgeous ceremonies for that reflect your values and beliefs. I will help you create something that is totally "you." My specialty is creating an element of each service that makes your wedding unique. To create the perfect ceremony for you, I meet with you early on to learn all about you, your values, and your vision for the ceremony.

Contact me today to  schedule a no-obligations conversation about your wedding.

Let me walk you through the steps to a perfect wedding! We'll have fun preparing and you'll have the wedding of your dreams.

Specialties include:

  • Weddings that are "spiritual but not religious"
  • Traditional and contemporary religious services, including interfaith weddings
  • Select your readings from my 67 page wedding resource ebook
  • Choose traditional or contemporary vows or work with me to write your own
  • Add a special element such as a Wine Ceremony, Whiskey Toast, or Flower Ceremony
  • Include a one hour rehearsal
  • Involve your family and friends with the wedding ceremony
  • Destination wedding packages available
  • Located in Chicago, serving the Northshore, Chicago suburbs, and Wisconsin

I am inspired by my couples' love and commitment to each other and honored to be chosen to serve as their officiant. I hope you will discover the "Rev. Bill difference" for yourself.

Categories: Wedding Officiant

Regions serviced: Chicago, Milwaukee

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Rev. Bill is the best! My fiancee (now husband) and I met him for coffee in late 2017, and after one meeting knew that we wanted to move forward with booking him for our 9/8/18 wedding.

Throughout the entire process, Rev. Bill was incredibly responsive, met all timelines set and made everything so easy. We did not have a really clear idea of what we wanted for our ceremony, except that we wanted it to be on the shorter side and aligned with our personalities. He wrote the most perfect ceremony which we were able to review and edit months before the big day. We met again about 2 months before the wedding to go over everything, and again our minds were totally put at ease. We had no idea what we were doing, and Rev. Bill's guidance was invaluable.

About 3 weeks before the wedding we decided we really wanted to have a rehearsal. Rev. Bill fit it into his schedule with no problem, and was great about giving us, our families and the wedding party the guidance we needed. On the day of the wedding, everything went perfectly! We invited him and his wife to join us for the reception, and it felt like they were part of our group of family and friends. We are SO glad he was available for our wedding date!

In addition to him being a great person, Rev. Bill submitted our marriage license right after the wedding, and emailed us a copy with a cute word cloud. He is sending us a bound copy of our ceremony as a keepsake, and even shared a guided meditation in the weeks leading up to the wedding to keep us calm. Rev. Bill is the best, and we would absolutely recommend working with him for your ceremony!

Profile Picture Allison, 9/8/18, 6 Reviews
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Agnostic, No Denomination, Rehearsal, Single Religion, Customized Vows

So great to work with Bill. He is amazing officant, friendly and very helpful. We are so happy that Bill is our wedding officiant.
William & Ha

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Profile Picture William, 8/12/18, 1 Review
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Customized Vows, Non-religious

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Bill is a seasoned professional who I've associated myself with. I'm happy and confident in referring couples to him because of my knowledge of his expertise, education and caring personality.


http://www.weddingsbyrevbill.com, 25 East Washington, Chicago, IL 60602   See On Map
773-318-8963 (phone)
Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD is a wedding Minister from Chicago servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Chicagoland, Rockford, and Milwaukee, WI. Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD is a professional Officiant that has been part of the Chicago wedding industry since 2014 specializing in personalized wedding ceremonies.