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Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly

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About

Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD is a top rated Chicago-based wedding officiant serving northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. A professional wedding officiant since 2013, he specializes in premium wedding ceremonies that reflect the personalities and preferences of each couiple. Rev. Bill prides himself on getting to know every couple and to tell their story in a way that makes it seem as if he's known them for years. Rev Bill's distinctive weddings create priceless memories that last a lifetime. Read his 66 5-star reviews to see what couples are saying!

He is a seven-time winner of WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award and winner of TheKnot's "Best of Weddings" award for top officiants.

Experience
Rev. Bill Epperly has officiated over 100 weddings. He loves getting to know all the amazing people that come to him to be married. Before he began officiating weddings, he worked as a college professor. He has extensive experience as a public speaker, workshop leader, coach and wedding officiant. He brings his years of experience and skills to his work as wedding officiant.

Specialities
Rev. Bill Epperly works with each couple to create an amazing ceremony that reflects them, their love relationship and their values.He gets to know each couple and is able to share their journey as if he'd known them for years.The language of each ceremony is tuned to the couple, whether they want a traditional religious ceremony, a non-religious or a spiritual but not religious ceremony.

Premium Packages:

  • The Diamond "Heart Story" Package, which features a sharing of the couple's "Heart Story," their unique love story, from first meeting to engagement to wedding day. Includes a full rehearsal.
  • The Gold, "Unforgettable You" Package, a hand-crafted ceremony including all the traditional elements of a beautiful wedding: procession, greeting, prayers & readings, vows, etc., and a shorter Heart Story sharing.

Contact Rev. Bill today to schedule a no-obligations initial consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$150

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$175

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$125

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Presbyterian
Quaker
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

IL
IN
MI
WI

What languages do you speak?

English

73 Reviews

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    Rev. Epperly helped make our wedding wonderful!

    We highly recommend Rev. Epperly. He is polite, professional, thorough, and attentive. He conducted our ceremony smoothly even under Covid-19 restrictions. He met with us several times and our ceremony was very personalized and meaningful.

    Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:

    Sharon, Thanks for your review! I so enjoyed meeting you and Steve and getting to know you through the chaos and rescheduling. In the end, your backyard wedding was a great choice. I hope you'll stay in touch! - Rev. Bill
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    Max Married on 04/25/2022
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    Great service

    Dr.Epperly is very responsive and extremely easy to work with. Working with him feels like working with someone that you have known for a long time. He is very personal and pays lots of attention to what you say. Would definitely recommend!

    Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:

    Thanks, Max! I so enjoyed meeting and getting to know you at your Signing Ceremony. All the best as your journey continues. Please stay in touch! Rev. Bill

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Simply Luxe Bridal Simply Luxe Bridal Wedding Dresses

Rev. Bill Epperly is the one and only wedding officiant you'll ever need to contact. Here's why: 1. He has a great approach to officiating a wedding - he has different styles and templates for you to review and make personal, or you can work with him to truly create something custom from start to finish. 2. There are multiple ways to meet with him to discuss (he is flexible), i.e. Skype. 3. He accommodates specific wardrobe requests. 4. He's prompt, professional, and warm. 5. Truly gets to know you as a couple and seamlessly fits into the wedding. 6. LGBTQ friendly. 7. He's well learned in multiple faiths and approaches to spirituality and religion, and is adaptable based on your religious/spiritual needs. Highly recommended from many of our brides and colleagues. Give Bill a call!

Reverend Christine Reverend Christine Wedding Officiants

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.

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