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.
Don't choose a first-time Officiant. Benefit from the wisdom of my experience of leading nearly 100 beautiful weddings.
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.
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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Allison · Married on 09/08/2018
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.Sent on 09/16/2018
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!
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Goda · Married on 09/21/2018
Rev. Bill was a great find! He was great to work with and really accommodated our vision while planning out the wedding ceremony. My (now) husband and I are not religious but spiritual and he made us feel comfortable about our choices and carefully crafted the ceremony with appropriate words. We choose to do a few sessions of the counseling for ourselves, but to also spend some more time with Rev. Bill before the big day so it wouldn't be a stranger marrying us. We enjoyed the assessment utilized as the basis of our conversations and Rev Bill was very accommodating to our schedules and ran the sessions really nicely. We enjoyed getting to know him and his personality during these sessions as well as growing as a couple.Sent on 10/09/2018
Leading up to the big day, we had clear and consistent communication with Rev. Bill finalizing details and he provided some nice words of reassurance that every bride needs the week of her wedding! haha On the day, he was very timely (important for a type A bride like me!) and always had a lovely calm demeanor. Overall, we had a great experience with Rev. Bill and would highly recommend. I even received comments from my family and friends that they really like him, and his voice, and demeanor so it wasn't just us who like him!
You can't go wrong with Rev. Bill!
Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD's reply:
B · Married on 08/18/2018
We cannot say enough about how wonderful Reverend Bill Epperly made our wedding experience. When we contacted several potential officiants, he stood out as the one who was most responsive, usually messaging us back within a couple hours. My wife and I were living in different cities at the time, but Rev. Bill was very flexible, meeting me at a convenient location and letting my wife Skype in. He is so friendly and easy to talk to, but also extremely professional. We appreciated his check list of wedding details that helped us plan our ceremony, especially his list of recommended passages and poems to help us select readings. He offers several different ceremony packages, which gave us the ability to customize our ceremony and say within our budget. The final ceremony he put together for us was BEAUTIFUL! Everything flowed so smoothly and his kind and thoughtful words made us and our families feel like he had known us for years. We received so many compliments about the ceremony afterwards. We feel fortunate to have found the best wedding officiant in the Chicago!Sent on 09/15/2018
Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD's reply:
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!
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.