Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly

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About Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly

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. He also offers pre-marriage counseling and couples coaching to help newlyweds transition from wedding to married life. Rev Bill's distinctive weddings create priceless memories that last a lifetime. Read his reviews to see what couples are saying!

He is a five-time winner of WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award and a 2019 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.
  • The Premium, "Happily Ever After" Package, which has all the elements of the "Heart Story" package plus pre-marriage counseling to help you set goals for your first year of married life.

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

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66 Reviews for Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Sharon · Getting married on 05/08/2022

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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.

    Sent on 09/10/2020

    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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    Michael Madden · Getting married on 06/07/2021

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    Great Wedding, Even With All the Changes

    Bill was great to work with every step of the way. We originally had a larger wedding planned in April but had to reschedule, and Bill was adaptable and understanding throughout the process.

    When the time came, he really put his full effort into planning what was now the 2nd ceremony (with only immediate family at a different venue). Bill got to know us through conversations with our close friends. It showed in his stories and added a great element to the day that may have otherwise been missing.

    We asked for a wedding that was spiritual and shared traditional wedding values but was not religious and couldn't have been happier with how the ceremony turned out.

    We'd recommend Bill to our friends and others here.

    Sent on 09/10/2020

    Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:

    Mike and Angela, What a ride it was from a meeting in -5F degree weather in the loop last Winter to rescheduling and finally, to your gorgeous wedding at the Morton Arboretum! It's been a pleasure getting to know you and Angela and I'll look forward to hearing from you on down the road! - Rev. Bill

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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

Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 575.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 175.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 125.00
  • 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.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    IL
    IN
    MI
    WI
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • 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 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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