Recommended by 98%
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User6004714 · 2+ years ago
Rev. Susan was amazing to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant or ceremony planning services. My husband and I come from different cultural and religious backgrounds, and the thought of putting together a singular, fusion ceremony that captured both of our beliefs in a meaningful, cohesive manner seemed overwhelming. Rev. Susan came to our initial meeting with many helpful ideas and recommendations based on her own personal experiencing officiating fusion ceremonies and made what could have been an overwhelming, stressful part of the wedding planning process meaningful and fun. With Rev. Susan's guidance and the help of Priest Jignesh from the Hindu Temple of Minnesota, we crafted a 1 hour ceremony that was a unique and beautiful expression of both me and my husband's cultural and religious backgrounds. The number one piece of feedback we received from our guests was how special our ceremony was, and we couldn't have agreed more. Rev. Susan was extremely responsive via email and flexible in scheduling meetings. We live in Chicago, and Rev. Susan was always willing to meet via Skype or work with our limited windows of availability when we were in MN. The day of our rehearsal, Rev. Susan was instrumental in keeping everyone on track and made sure that members of our wedding party who could not attend the rehearsal still knew what was going on. I cannot say enough good things about working with Rev. Susan, and would recommend her to anyone, particularly those putting together a fusion ceremony.Sent on 11/29/2015
Affordable I Do's's reply:Thank you so much for your wonderful review of my services! Your wedding was indeed spectacular! It was also a beautiful example of two people working together to find common ground and create a life together that is a unique and balanced blend of the two of them! Best wishes for a lifetime filled with love, partnership and Perfect Days!!
Kaycee · Married on 08/30/2019
Above & Beyond
As the name suggests, we got great value for the service provided. Julie Ann was such a kind, welcoming smile even when it felt like things were going very wrong. She was quick to improvise when our daughter made a scene and she made me feel so comfortable standing in front of all my family and friends despite my nerves.Sent on 09/01/2019
Jared Dettmann · Married on 07/13/2019
Susan was beyond amazing to work with!
Susan was so amazing to work with! Quick responses, gets to know you personally, customizes the ceremony to you and is just a joy to be around. We 100% will look to use her services anytime we get the chance in the future! Thank you Susan!Sent on 07/16/2019
Cookie Ann Strange-Miller · Married on 07/06/2019
Perfect Day Ceremonies made our day PERFECT
Susan was a wonderful resource when it came to all the components that we wanted in our ceremony. She gave us just enough options without making it overwhelming. Rev. Julie Ann Schauer did a beautiful job preforming our ceremony and made it feel uniquely us. My uncle even made a point to say, "Your minister really hit it out of the park! Beautiful service". Julie Ann has also been a dream to work through our premarital counseling with, and has helped us identify areas we can work on as a couple to make our relationship even stronger. Rev. Julie Ann made our special day feel truly special.Sent on 07/19/2019
Tonya · Married on 06/29/2019
Easy to work with and accommodating
Susan was very helpful and very attentive when we sent her emails! She gives out great information when it comes to how you want your wedding to go! She has a good variety of choices so that you can make your wedding day the best it can be! If you don't like something he is very accommodating with changing things so that it is the best wedding that you and your husband could dream of! I would recommend her to everyone and any one who asks!Sent on 06/27/2019
Karen Tschida · Married on 03/29/2019
Susan Was amazing and made the process stress free.
Susan was wonderful! Our Minister backed out at the last min and Susan worked us into her schedule. She was so calming and organized. We selected what we wanted said at the ceremony with her. She made it so easy. The day came and she arrived before I did. She spoke wonderfully and did such an amazing job. I would recommend her over and over again!Sent on 04/01/2019
Ava Moe · Married on 03/29/2019
The Perfect Fit
I initially contacted Susan and affordable I do's because my husband and I had very little idea of how we wanted our ceremony to look and we wanted someone with experience and expertise to guide us in the right direction. Susan went so far beyond our expectations - she helped us plan an absolutely beautiful ceremony and tailored every part of it to fit our relationship and individual personalities! On the day of the wedding, she was there right on time meeting with everyone involved in the ceremony talking everyone through where they needed to be and when and helped everyone feel confident and excited about the event! Many of our guests first words to us during the reception were how much they enjoyed the ceremony! I cannot recommend Susan enough - our day would not have been the same without her.Sent on 04/01/2019
Diane · Married on 10/13/2018
So so happy!! Susan was so professional,accomodating and organized!Sent on 10/16/2018
I was so unsure where to find an officiant and who to go with. From the moment I spoke with Susan I knew I wanted her to marry us! We were so happt with the service!!
Affordable I Do's's reply:Thank you, Diane and Ryan! It was a joy to meet you and your family and to perform your wedding ceremony! Best wishes for a lifetime of Perfect Days!
Mike Herda · Married on 10/13/2018
A perfect ceremony on short notice.
Rev. Jan Joseph was our officiant and I would like to start off by saying, she was fantastic! We selected her on short notice and she was a perfect fit for our ceremony. She came well prepared and organized. We did not have the option of a wedding rehearsal the day before the wedding with our venue. For this reason, we decided to pay the optional $55 fee to have a rehearsal 90 minutes before our ceremony. It was worth every penny. Rev. Jan made sure that every person in the wedding party was prepared and knew where they had to be. When it came time for the ceremony, Rev. Jan made the whole thing run smoothly, she made it fun, and our wedding was memorable. I would highly recommend Rev. Jan Joseph to any friends or family who may be looking for an officiant in the future. The total cost was $450. If we would not have had a rehearsal, the cost would have been $395.Sent on 11/14/2018
Thank you Rev. Jan!
Janelle · Married on 10/06/2018
Susan was such a delight to work with. She helped to take a lot of stress off of our shoulders and was such a calming presence throughout the wedding chaos. She crafted a beautiful ceremony that suited us and our personalities. She was extraordinarily attentive to our needs and constant barrage of questions. It was such a blessing to have her with us. Highly, highly recommended!Sent on 10/11/2018
Affordable I Do's's reply:Hi Janelle and Travis,
Alicia · Married on 10/05/2018
Susan was so nice and detailed and worked with us in getting a ceremony we liked. And she choose the perfect officiant for us: Steve Valentine. He was wonderful. People were asking how we found him. He brought God throughout the ceremony, which is what we wanted. He was warm and open to everyone and encouraging. We are so happy we went with him as our officiant and his message was inspiring and powerful. Thank you to them!!!Sent on 10/08/2018
Affordable I Do's's reply:Hi Alicia and Aaron,
Roxanne · Married on 08/18/2018
Julie Ann was professional, easy to talk to and very social with our families. She did a great job explaining process and made the ceremony flawless. She is amazing!Sent on 08/20/2018
Julie · Married on 08/10/2018
Susan was quick to response with a phone call and email. Great pricing and flexibility! Everything was planned according to the bride and grooms wishes for how they wanted the ceremony to be.Sent on 08/18/2017
Steve Valentine did the service and vows! We can’t thank him enough! It was beautiful!
Many guests commented on the how wonderful the service was and complimented Steve on his words of wisdom and perfect presentation!
Affordable I Do's's reply:Thanks, Julie! We really appreciate you taking the time to rate us and I look forward to your wedding ceremony development!
Roxie · Married on 08/04/2018
Absolutely Flawless. Rev. Susan was punctual, affordable, polite, organized, smiling and confident, calm and patient with the children in the wedding and a teary bride. Our guests were impressed with the heartfelt service by Rev. Susan and we were pleased with the opportunity to participate so fully in the ceremony itself by choosing our own wording and passages. I would recommend Perfect Day Ceremonies and Affordable I Do's to any couple looking for an officiant. Thank you Rev. Susan for making our day so very specialSent on 08/10/2018
Anne Marie · Married on 06/24/2018
We were very pleased with our find in Rev. Susan Lee-Wright and Affordable I Do's. She was always prompt in her email responses, was easy to talk to on the phone, and provided wonderful material to work with for a couple who only had a very vague idea of what they wanted to do for a ceremony. Neither of us are religious, and we were glad with how we were able to fine tune the ceremony to suit us and what our union means to us. Emotions were running high just before the ceremony, and we greatly appreciated Rev. Susan's assistance with everything to keep the ceremony moving smoothly, including the last minute pinning on of boutonnieres. :)Sent on 06/26/2018
We received many compliments about Rev. Susan's delivery and wedding message. Thank you for being a part of our big day, it was wonderful.
robyn · Married on 06/10/2018
Susan from perfect day Ceremony was great and so easy to work with. She spent her time preparing the ceremony and met with us on several occasions in order to get to know us better. She has a ton of experience so you don't need to worry there and she knows all the details and what to be on the look out for. Her delivery of the ceremony was awesome. She is responsive and detail oriented. Thanks so much!Sent on 06/14/2018
Affordable I Do's's reply:Thank you so much for your wonderful review Robyn! I had so much fun getting to know you and Kodjovi and your friends and family are so supportive and fun! Wishing you a lifetime filled with Perfect Days!!
Leslie · Married on 11/25/2017
Hello,Sent on 11/29/2017
Rev Susan conducted our ceremony and she was awesome! The customer service was outstanding from beginning until we were husband and wife! I would highly recommend them to handle your wedding!!!!
Kelley · Married on 10/21/2017
Highly recommend to anyone looking for an officiant or any other services. Susan made our day memorable and I am so grateful we found her to lead our ceremony.Sent on 10/29/2017
Affordable I Do's's reply:Hi Kelley,
elizabeth · Married on 10/14/2017
We got married and baptized our youngest all in the same service. Susan made it special and perfect for us!! She is wonderful to work with!Sent on 10/16/2017
Affordable I Do's's reply:Thank you for taking the time to review my services! It was such a joy to celebrate with your family. It was an extra special privilege to tie the knot for the two of you and baptize your son! Blessings to your family, may you share a lifetime filled with "Perfect Days"!
Mike · Married on 10/01/2017
Reverend Susan was exceptional in every way. She took care of all the endless details and made our ceremony the beautiful, spiritual moment we so much wanted it to be.Sent on 10/02/2017
Affordable I Do's's reply:Thank you, Mike! It was such an honor to take part in your wedding day! Best wishes to you and Baibi for a lifetime filled with Perfect Days!
Annette · Married on 09/09/2017
We were very impressed with Susan and her team.....especially Rick who conducted our ceremony. He was very passionate and provided personal insight to our readings. The ceremony that Susan put together was amazing due to the fact that she had very little information about us.....she hit the nail on the head. We had several guests ask about where we got our readings for the ceremony as well as commented on the passion of Rick. We would recommend Affordable I Do's to everyone.....no need to look further! Thank you again for making our day special from the start!!Sent on 09/12/2017
Cindy · Married on 09/02/2017
Susan did a beautiful job creating a unique and meaningful interfaith service for my daughter and son-in-law (Jewish and Christian). So many of our guests commented on this. I would recommend her most highly!Sent on 09/05/2017
Amy · Married on 08/19/2017
Thank you, Rev. Susan and Rev. Steve, for making Matt's and my wedding so perfect!Sent on 09/23/2017
It went so smoothly and Rev. Steve was great! Thank you for making the ceremony so "us" and personal. You guided us effortlessly and comfortably through the ceremony with less nerves than I expected. The guests really enjoyed your service and messages.
Thanks so much!
Matt and Amy
(fee included officiant and rehearsal)
Gibb · Married on 06/03/2017
Simply put Susan was amazing, we had her officiate our wedding and man were we glad we did. From the first time we saw her at our friends wedding ceremony we made sure to get her contact info to talk to her about doing our wedding too. We met and she was so nice in finding out who we were and what kind of ceremony we wanted. She was very helpful in every aspect of outline, wedding party, structure and overall theme we were going for. We met with her a few times as she really cared about our wedding and how it was going to go. She also provided some couples counseling and work packets to strengthen my wife and I's relationship. Definitely a plus to have those! The day came and we rehearsed the ceremony with her and the wedding party, she was very helpful coordinating everyone on their jobs and duties so we didn't have to. After the wedding we had so many family and friends comment to us about how beautiful the ceremony was and how well it went. We couldn't have been more thrilled to hear that and couldn't have been more glad we chose her as our officiant. Nothing but good things to say!!!Sent on 06/07/2017
Andrew · Married on 06/01/2017
Flexible and friendly! Reverend Susan did an excellent job with our ceremony!Sent on 06/07/2017