Fees & Packages

Rev. Bill helps you create your special day

Hanging out with Ben and Sarah after the wedding!

Weddings are one of life’s most beautiful experiences, a coming together of two people in love and commitment that is celebrated in the presence of our dearest friends and family. If you are looking for an officiant to help you create a beautiful ceremony for your special day, please contact me today. I will work with you to create a wedding ceremony that reflects your values and style and which will create a lifetime of wonderful memories for you, your family, and your guests.

All my couples receive a complimentary printed copy of the ceremony, hand-bound as a beautiful keepsake you’ll treasure forever.

Contact me today to schedule a no-obligation  “get to know you” meeting!

The “Reverend Bill Difference:”

I create one-of-a-kind wedding experiences and elopements that:

  • Are joyful, engaging, and meaningful
  • Start with your vision, your dreams
  • Engage your friends and family
  • Create an unforgettable experience of love and support
  • Incorporate sacred poetry, scriptures, and literature from around the world
  • Draw upon sacred rituals from the world’s spiritual traditions
  • Service people of all sexual and spiritual orientations
  • Serve Chicago, Metro Chicago, Illinois, and Wisconsin

Fee Structure

If you want a ballpark idea of what my fee will be, it depends on what you’re looking for. This is something I like to discuss in detail at our first meeting, but here are some general guidelines:

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This wedding was in a garden behind an Oak Park Illinois coffeeshop!

Short and Sweet Package, $350

  • I will meet with you in person or by Skype to discuss your wedding
  • I will officiates your wedding using a beautiful standard ceremony
  • After the wedding, I will submit your marriage license to the County Clerk for you

Gold Package, $500

  • I’ll meet with you to get acquainted, discuss your spiritual/religious orientation, and plan the details of your ceremony
  • Every element of your ceremony, from procession to readings to vows, is customized through a combination of meetings,emails, and phone conversations
  • Special Elements such as Sacred Stone Ceremony, Unity Candle, or Flower Ceremony are included at no additional cost.  (Fee does not include the cost of stones, candles, flowers, or other materials for Special Elements)
  • After the wedding, I will submit your marriage license to the County Clerk for you
  • You receive a beautiful hand-crafted keepsake of your ceremony
Wedding by Rev. Bill

Your Wedding Keepsake includes a beautiful Word Cloud of your ceremony.

Platinum Package, $625
Everything in the Gold Package plus

Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly

Gold and Platinum packages include a hand-bound Wedding Keepsake

  • I schedule individual sessions with both of you (in person or by Skype) to help you prepare yourself for your wedding
  • At the wedding, I share a few personal remarks with you and your guests, as part of the ceremony

Popular Add-Ons to Wedding Packages:

  • Rehearsal: add a one hour rehearsal of your ceremony for $175 (additional fees possible if travel exceeds 75 miles, round trip)
  • Couple Counseling: add pre-marriage counseling for $75/hr (extra one-time additional fee of $50 for Prepare/Enrich program)
  • Travel: Additional fees may be charged when your location is more than 75 miles round trip, requires an overnight stay on location, or requires parking in a downtown parking garage. Please inquire.

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I work with people from all religious and spiritual backgrounds, creating gorgeous weddings that reflect your values and beliefs, whether you are Christian and want a traditional ceremony or you want a ceremony that is spiritual but not religious. 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. If you would like to  have a conversation about your wedding, I hope you will contact me today.

To feel a couple’s love for each other, to witness their sacred commitment, and to celebrate their union with family and friends – this is what excites me about officiating weddings.

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