Rev. Don Shier

Rev. Don Shier

Don has enjoyed a long career in Event Planning and Sales and is currently working as Sales Manager at the Hennepin Theatre Trust Event Center.  Working with clients to fashion the perfect event is very similar to working with couples to create and execute an authentic ceremony and is something that comes natural to him.  In addition to this experience, Don is also a Choir Director with a long history in worship planning and has enjoyed many years assisting in creating the Liturgy for both Catholic and Protestant Churches that he has served. His other passions include travel, food and wine, history and the arts.  He feels blessed to live in the Twin Cities given the richness we have in all of these areas.

As an Officiant for over 12 years, his greatest passion has been the customization involved in creating a ceremony that truly reflects the uniqueness of the couple and their individual personalities! Don is very open-minded and is thrilled to celebrate love in any fashion, be it religious, non-religious, traditional, or something completely out of the ordinary! He feels honored to take part in this momentous event in people’s lives as they celebrate their love and commitment!


Reviewed on The Knot & Wedding Wire5 Stars! Great Choice in Officiant!

Choosing to work with Perfect Day Ceremonies was such a great choice! Susan was so easy to work with when planning our ceremony. Communication was timely. We chose Don to officiate our ceremony and loved his positive and upbeat delivery! We completely trusted that our ceremony would be taken care and run smoothly. Thank you Susan and Don for making our day so special!

Maren & John ~ November 7th, 2020

Reviewed on The Knot: 5 Stars!!

Susan and Don made Jamie and my wedding day on Halloween absolutely perfect! Rev. Don Shier was friendly, patient, and understanding of our situation regarding the pandemic and social distancing/masking-up and one late guest. 😉 I highly recommend this service for any couple out there looking for an affordable marriage officiation that caters to preference in ceremony (religious or no). Huge thumbs up! Thanks Susan/Don!! Yours truly,

Brian & Jamie ~ October 31st, 2020

Recently Don officiated my wedding and he exceeded our expectations. He really took the time to get to know us as a couple and incorporate that into his message and he spoke from his heart. Don made us both feel so comfortable and we couldn’t be happier. We received so many compliments from friends and family regarding how well Don performed our ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be our officiant.

Ashley & Rudy ~ February 2020

Don implemented and created so many great things that made our wedding ceremony unique.  The memories, my husband I have is all the validation needed to know how great Don is at making every moment authentic!  Don was so helpful in making sure we had everything we needed.  When getting married there are always things that unexpectedly come up or one just doesn’t know to ask.  Don created an amazing list of what he needed from us, which not only helped with some of our planning but gave him a guide for how to best facilitate the ceremony.  It just went to show Don’s attention to detail and how he went above and beyond to help make our wedding day extra special.

Nicholas & Eric ~ August 2018