Reviewed on The Knot: Susan was an absolute joy to work with! She treated us like we were her only couple she had on the books (although we very much know that not to be true) from the time we booked to our wedding day. She got to know us and personalized her message to do just that, fit us. We would highly recommend you book her so that your day is perfect!
Reviewed on Wedding Wire: The responsiveness, flexibility, creativity and care Susan and our officiant Margit showed in working with us under a tight deadline to create our ceremony was more than we ever anticipated and made it very special and memorable for us. It was, without a doubt, the highlight of the entire celebration and worth every penny.
Reviewed on The Knot: Susan exceeded our expectations – it’s that simple. We wanted a personalized, custom ceremony that reflected our values and our story. Susan took the time to get to know us via multiple face to face meetings; she had us fill out detailed questionnaires about how we met, why we fell in love with each other, and what we value most in our relationship. She worked with us to design a customized ceremony that truly reflected who we are and what is important to us. She gave us great ideas and suggestions for elements to include when we weren’t sure what we wanted. When the big day came, we were impressed and touched by her sensitivity and attention to detail. Everything went without a hitch – we had the most perfect ceremony ever. We had multiple guests come up to us and tell us how much they were touched by the words she spoke and how meaningful the whole ceremony was. We highly recommend Susan if you’re interested in a ceremony that truly reflects your love story. We couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out!
Dear Susan, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding ceremony so very meaningful. You truly captured the essence of our relationship and somehow framed it in the most beautiful language. I will never forget the sincerity in your eyes and your voice as you performed the ceremony. Patrick and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We received many many comments on how lovely the ceremony was! I think the biggest compliment (which in fact came from several guests), was that they thought the three of us had known each other for quite some time. This tells me that you truly do have a passion and a gift for getting to know your couples and speaking in such an authentic way about their love while joining them in marriage.
Reviewed on Wedding Wire: We were SO thrilled and pleased with Affordable I do’s. Their ceremony planner is so easy to use and made planning our ceremony and vows feel personal and special without having to compose our own vows. They’re flexible and super willing to help answer any questions and make sure you’re comfortable. Rev. Ana Lifson was our officiant and I can’t say enough good about her. So many of our guests came up to us after the ceremony and asked how long we’d been friends for! They were floored when I said we’d only met in person that day and had talked on the phone only a few times. She’s so warm and personable. We took advantage of the ceremony music option, because I wanted a specific song to walk down the aisle to. There were some audio glitches where the music was static-y at first. I wasn’t upset, but Rev. Susan refunded our $100. I don’t think they offer this option anymore, I just wanted to include the story because it shows how genuine they are about making sure your day goes smoothly.
Hi Rev. Susan!
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I couldn’t have been happier with ‘Affordable I Do’s’, or Rev. Holcomb! He was wonderful! What a professional, classy man! At age 62 it’s doubtful anyone will ask me for an officiant referral, but if they do, you guys will get it hands down!Thank you both for helping to make our day special!
Dear Rev. Susan,
Thanks so much for everything! The ceremony was really beautiful–everything that I hoped it would be and more! People are still talking about it. We really appreciated your thoughtfulness and preparation throughout this whole process–made everything run very smoothly and truly put my mind at ease.
Thanks again for everything!
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. You definitely were the leader that day for the both of us. Thank you for being patient and understanding of our wants and needs for a wedding ceremony. We both wish you great success and happiness for you in your future adventures. Thanks again.
Dear Jan, The feedback from guests at our wedding at Kellerman’s in White Bear Lake was awesome. Our guests thought you did an amazing job. After thinking about it a little I thought Rev. Susan and I did pretty good, in designing the ceremony, too! The ceremony wording and options available from Susan was more than enough to make our ceremony really special to us. I really appreciated you getting us into line and doing what was needed. Without you our marriage ceremony would not have been complete nor would we have signed the marriage certificate! We will always remember the Wedding ceremony thanks to you and Susan.
Susan made our day a dream come true. She was amazing to work with and really took the time to get to know us to be able to personalize the ceremony to us. She had many tips to help make our day go smoothly and performed a beautiful service.
Reviewed on The Knot & Wedding Wire: We spent quite a bit of time looking online for wedding officiants and had amazing results from Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s. We first spoke with Susan on the phone to help her better understand my finance and I, and what we were looking for in an officiant. She immediately put us in touch with Anna Lifson. We connected with Anna first via email then scheduled a time to meet with her in person, as finding that connection was important to us when choosing our officiant. We truly walked away after meeting with Anna, saying “she’s the one!” – she has such a great personality and truly takes the time to get to know you as a couple so the wedding message makes sense and feels like ”you”. Both Susan and Anna were fantastic during the development of the wedding message. There are many options to choose from to ensure your selection is exactly what you’re looking for. Both were very responsive and helpful with all our questions during the process. We had many guests compliment on how great our officiant was – we ran into some rain during our outdoor ceremony and she adjusted as needed with adding some humor. Our wedding venue even asked for her info to promote to other future weddings. You can’t go wrong with using Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s and we highly recommend using Anna for your big day!!
Thank you so much for all your wonderful help creating such and amazing ceremony for us. We feel so lucky to have you as our officiant!
Dear Rev. Julie Ann, I wanted to make sure to let you and Susan know how much we appreciated you both and say THANK YOU so much from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done and for making everything go so smooth for us!
We would have been lost without you Julie, from the music playlist,to the way you kept certain people in check with the drama and chaos from others; not only on our wedding day, but also at the rehearsal. The second I saw you on our wedding day, while we were taking pictures, I instantly felt relieved and at ease! And you made things so comfortable while I was crying my eyes out saying vows, so I hope you know you really made a huge impact on the most important day of our lives! Andy also made a point to tell me several times how you were PERFECT and just what we needed on our day!!! So again, THANK YOU so so much for everything!!! Julie you are amazing at what you do and we cannot stress enough how blessed we were to have you as our reverend!
Susan, I also wanted to thank you so so much for answering my calls when you were on vacation when you didn’t have to, and for truly caring and taking the time to talk to me when I was in a panic about where to start or what to do! You were the very first person Andy contacted and he couldn’t have picked a better fit for us!!! So again, we truly were blessed to have had you guys apart of our big day! I definitely will be referring you to everyone I know that gets married in the future and I’m hoping we’ll be blessed to contact you again when we re-new vows later in life! Thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts!!!
We are so thankful for the amazing job you did at our ceremony. We appreciate the time you and Susan took in preparing our ceremony and you patience and leadership during the rehearsal. Everything turned out wonderful- Thank You!
Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful wedding ceremony for us! It was truly a special day leading to a lifetime of happiness. You do wonderful work and we cannot thank you enough.
Mark and I just wanted to say thank you again for being the officiant for our wedding on June 4th! We were very grateful to have you be a part of our ceremony. Thanks again!
Reviewed on Wedding Wire:
My husband and I were so happy to have Andrew as the officiant for our wedding! Susan does such a great job at making every ceremony unique and personal, and immediately after speaking with her we knew we were going to be able to have the simple, easy-going ceremony that we had been imagining. Andrew was fun and professional, and made us feel comfortable even on such a nerve wracking day! Highly recommend.
Dear Rev. Susan,
I just wanted to send you this e-mail to tell you what a great job Rev. Steve Valentine did at Ethan and Emily’s wedding last month. Many people came to me after the ceremony asking who he was, and they told me numerous times, what a great job he did. I cannot even imagine anyone else doing what he did. His blend of scripture, teaching, and humor were perfect. The three principles taught in the teaching were right on and what Ethan and Emily needed to hear. So many times, people only get feedback when something goes wrong or isn’t what you wanted. I want you to know that Rev. Steve did a great job and I was extremely pleased with how everything went. I think you need to know that.
Rev. Steve, Thank you again for a tremendous job done. It was evident that God was speaking through you and that many people were blessed through the words that you spoke. May God bless you and continue to work through you as you continue in this ministry.
Reviewed on “Wedding Wire“: We had Rev. Steve Valentine as the officiant at my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding. He was absolutely great. It was a perfect blend of teaching, prayer, and humor. His three point message was right on target and was exactly what the bride and groom needed to hear. Afterwards, there were countless people asking who he was, how we found him, and how much the enjoyed the ceremony. Quite honestly, it could not have worked out any better. It was perfect.
Review from The Knot: We initially decided on Affordable I Do’s after attending a friend’s wedding that Susan officiated. Although Susan wasn’t available for our wedding ceremony, another on her team, Julie Ann, officiated for us and did a wonderful job. We loved working with Susan initially to customize our ceremony, and she makes it as straightforward as possible and gives lots of options for readings, format, etc., in order to get the right “vibe.” Highly recommend Susan and her company!
Rev. Susan Lee-Wright,
Thank you for making our day more than we imagined. Your words are beautiful and from the heart. We are so grateful for your generosity and willingness to officiate our wedding. All our guests commented on our ceremony as “the best the have ever seen.”
Reviewed on “The Knot“: We loved our experience with Affordable I Do’s! I don’t think there is a better value in the area for beautiful, personalized, and professional ceremony services. There were so many options (all beautiful) for the different ceremony components that truly allowed for a personalized ceremony that still felt classy, spiritual, and thoughtful. It was so nice to have a spectrum of religious/spiritual language presented so we could choose what fit best for us. Susan was really great about helping us to determine which of the ceremony package and services were the right match for our needs, she did not try to sell a pricier package, and she seemed genuinely invested in meeting our needs for us to have the best experience. We also were able to include our own vows, which was important to us.
Our celebrant was Margit Lund, and she did such a beautiful job. We enjoyed meeting with her prior to the ceremony, and she was helpful, practical, and set us at ease. On the day of the ceremony, she welcomed our family and friends and made them feel welcome while we were getting ready. She also was a calming presence for us, prior to and during the ceremony! She is committed to providing a personalized tone to the ceremonies she leads, and we certainly felt that. She conveyed the tone we wanted: personal, loving, and reverent. Our family and friends from out of state were surprised when they found out that she was not someone we knew personally because she did such a beautiful job getting to know us in our two meetings and conveying that during the ceremony. One relative said that it was the most beautiful ceremony she had ever seen! We can’t recommend Affordable I Do’s and Margit enough.