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Special Moments Services

Plainfield, IL View map Visit website
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$350 Typical Price


$350 Typical Price

Special Moments Services is a wedding officiant company located in Plainfield, Illinois. This company is focused on creating and delivering the best in professional officiant and ministerial services for weddings, elopements, renewal of vows, baptisms, funerals, and celebrations of life. Wedding officiant Mark Bidlake draws on a rich experience in public speaking and is looking forward to helping you make your day special.

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Special Moments Services offers its services to couples planning interfaith and non-religious ceremonies, as well as civil unions and vow renewals. Mark will also happily attend and lead you in a ceremony rehearsal ahead of time, ensuring that everyone feels confident on the day of your event. Additionally, Mark offers pre-marital counseling services to couples who wish to strengthen the foundation of their relationship before walking down the aisle.

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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Premarital Counseling

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No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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    Mark Bidlake was a great choice to officiate our wedding. He was very helpful planning the flow of the event and assisting with our vows. He did a wonderful job of offering ideas, establishing a working format/template and then letting us make adjustments to personalize the script. The communication was excellent pre-event and he, of course, arrived early to prepare, review and even help with decoration of the dais.

    You’ll find Mark to be warm, caring and lighthearted. He is also a patient and understanding man. My husband came down with Covid the day before our first wedding date so we had to cancel in a hurry and reschedule. Mark was very gracious about it all.

    All of our guests thought the ceremony was beautiful and graceful. Our many thanks to Mark for helping to make our day memorable and very special.
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Mark Bidlake
Mark Bidlake
Officiant and Pastor

I was raised the son and grandson of Methodist ministers. Along the way I've attended services of a variety of faiths, but often prefer the peace and majesty of the outdoors. My career has taken me across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and has exposed me to many cultures. I've learned flexibility and appreciation of different beliefs, values, and lifestyles.

My Bachelors degree includes a minor in communications, and my Masters degree a specialization in organizational psychology. I've had extensive training in communications and presentation skills, consulting and facilitation skils. In my professional life, I have made countless presentations, including to groups as large as 1,000 people. I'm also a published author, and I love the power and magic of words.

Serving as an Officiant or Minister I meet wonderful couples, and have the opportunity to help make your big day more beautiful, unique and special.


12809 Pintail Road Plainfield, IL, 60585
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