Rev. Susan Lee-Wright
- Owner of Affordable I Do’s and Perfect Day Ceremonies
- Certified premarital counselor-Prepare-Enrich
- The Knot Best of Weddings award- (multiple years)
- The Knot Hall of Fame award
- Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award winner (multiple years)
- 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year at MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce
- Experienced in dance, drama, choreography, musical production and premarital counseling
I started Affordable I Do’s in 2005 to provide couples with a reliable and creative wedding officiant outside of the traditional church setting. As owner and director I work personally with each and every couple to develop their custom ceremony, handle all scheduling and make certain that everything goes smoothly. I offer dozens of unique and beautiful ceremonies and components to help you create a ceremony that is heartfelt and original. To ensure the best care for all of our clients, my officiating services, in the months of May through October, are reserved exclusively under our Perfect Day Ceremony package.
Since the inception of Affordable I Do’s I have created and performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies. Prior to that, I owned and operated a business in the laboratory instrument field with my father. Throughout my career I have had extensive experience in business management, public speaking and the performing arts as well as in ministry and dramatic training for couples, teens and children. The opportunity to assist couples in creating the wedding of their dreams is, to me, the greatest of honors. As a writer, choreographer, producer and director; my skills for envisioning and creating ceremonies serve our clients well. I focus on the individual personalities of my clients to guide them through the process of creating their ceremony. I strive to enhance their vision of the ceremony by making suggestions designed to aide their creative process, while staying true to who they are and how they feel.
My primary role at Affordable I Do’s is to ensure you receive excellent service in the creation of your ceremony and in matching you with the officiant best suited to your personality and ceremony style. Working with a large group of excellent and highly trained officiants ensures that, if for some extreme circumstance an officiant is unable to make their engagement, I can quickly and efficiently provide an alternate officiant with all of the ceremony details. Thus alleviating the stress that such a situation would normally create.
Reviewed on The Knot: Hello, Rev. Susan was outstanding! The customer service to all the details was outstanding from the beginning until my husband and I became married!! I would highly recommend them to handle your wedding ceremony!
Reviewed on The Knot: Had a great experience with Susan and Affordable I Do’s. We struggled to find an officiant we connected with until we spoke with Susan. She loves what she does and it shows in her preparation and ceremony delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for her services!
Reviewed on The Knot: Susan was so easy and reassuring. We knew our service was going to be exactly what we wanted. She didn’t say no to any of our requests! During the service, when our kids (and frankly we) were getting antsy to be done, she read the situation and trimmed the service on the fly!!! Everyone commented on how nice it was.
Reviewed on the Knot: Susan was great! She clearly knows what she is doing in the wedding ceremony business and even though I had never met her in person (just talked on the phone twice) until the night of our wedding, it felt very personalized and we really loved every component. I think it’s awesome to have all of the options to pick from or customize. 10/10 would recommend, especially if you are blending religions like we did (Jewish and Catholic).
Reviewed on The Knot: I realized early on that there are so many unknown details that go into a wedding. But Reverend Susan was flawless in handling each one, which provided such a comfort level in such an intensely exciting and emotion-packed time of life. But as good as Reverend Susan was with all the practical details, she was even better with the content and themeing of our ceremony. She took time to truly listen to what we had to say about our beliefs in what we want our marriage to be and how our wedding wanted to celebrate this. The best part was that she found simply beautiful and compelling ways to incorporate our hopes and wishes. The bottom line is that Reverend Susan is exceptional and simply a very good person.
We can’t thank you enough for your beautiful job on our wedding ceremony. You did such a great job in getting everything in order and we really enjoyed the planning process with you. We felt that in the short time we’ve gotten to know each other, you were quickly able to see the inner workings of our relationship. Your wedding message was so meaningful to us because it fit us perfectly, it was such an absolute pleasure working with you. Thank you for making our day even more special.
Reviewed on The Knot: Susan was kind and helpful and worked extremely hard to craft a unique wedding ceremony for us! We got so many compliments on it. We truly felt like Susan listened and honored our relationship and our wedding day. We are truly grateful to her and her company!
Dear Susan, I will send along a formal thank you at a later date, but so many people have told us it was the most beautiful ceremony they’ve ever attended, and that they were left in tears! What a perfect moment it was! I was really able to soak it all in. It was such a pleasure getting to know you. I will happily pass along your contact to others. Thank you, again!
Dear Reverend Susan,
Thank you so much for designing an absolutely perfect custom ceremony! We got so many compliments on what a fantastic job you’ve done! We could not have had a better ceremony and we were so glad to have you there! Thank you for making our day unforgettable!
Reviewed on The Knot and Wedding Wire: 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!!!
Reviewed on The Knot: Susan was a joy to work with. She met with us multiple times to create a personalized ceremony that matched our personalities and desire for religious ceremony. The day of our wedding she efficiently ran our rehearsal and was highly professional. Our guests commented on how they enjoyed the message she shared and how personalized it was. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone who is in need of an officiant.
Reviewed on The Knot: Susan was very easy to work with and thorough. Her worksheet that you fill out to create the ceremony is easy to use and covers a lot. She did such a lovely job officiating the ceremony. It was very personal and perfectly tailored to us. I had several guests come up to us after the ceremony and comment on how wonderful she was. We highly recommend her!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.