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.
As reviewed on The Knot: Susan truly helped us on nearly every level, making our big day everything we hoped it would be. We were planning from a different state, she was very flexible fitting us in whenever we came home to Minnesota and made herself available for FaceTime appointments as well. We hired her to be our officiant on the day of, as well as for premarital counseling- and we were sooo thankful that we did. We have both been in couples counseling before and Susan’s approach was unlike anything we had previously experienced. She took time to get to know both of us and also helped us see our relationship together in new and exciting ways. It felt like she understood us in more ways than we even understood each other. She was so positive and a true breath of fresh air in a time that was pretty overwhelming. It really felt like we were working with a family member anytime we spoke, her ability to connect with us individually yet also maintain the level of professionalism needed to help us navigate all of the moving pieces on our wedding day was so special for us. Before I get too sappy let me just say that both my husband and myself feel incredibly grateful that Susan came into our lives when she did. She helped us stay focused on our love and connection with one another-when in the midst of wedding planning and life in general that isn’t always an easy feat. Thank you again for everything, we are so happy to have found you! If you are in need of an officiant and/or premarital guidance/counseling do yourself a favor and hire Susan Lee-Wright. You will not be disappointed. p.s. Her ceremony options were awesome, she had everything from heartfelt to funny, faith based or not- she has seriously thought of everything!
Wedding Wire review: 5/5 Stars
Susan was so nice and detailed and worked with us in getting a ceremony we liked. And she chose the perfect officiant for us: Rev. 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!!!
So so happy!! Susan was so professional, accommodating and organized! 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 happy with the service!!
Susan, You were absolutely wonderful!!! Thank you so much for making the entire process so easy!!!
As reviewed on The Knot: Susan and Jan were both wonderful to work with for our wedding! Susan wrote our ceremony and was very organized and thorough. Then she and Jan came together to go over how it would be presented, and Jan performed our ceremony. Jan was very friendly, professional and personable. When we had our first call a week before the wedding I was impressed she knew family members by name. We had a mini rehearsal right before the ceremony and Jan kept everyone on task. The ceremony reflected just what we had envisioned and went very smoothly. I highly recommend Jan, Susan and Affordable I Do’s!
Susan, Thank you SO much for everything! Our ceremony and entire celebration came out so much better than we could have hoped for! We are so grateful for your presence and energy during our ceremony. You were calm, fun and patient despite so many interruptions and a few “energetic” family members. You manicured all the details perfectly and the braiding, handfasting was perfect! All of this despite going through a tough time with your dad’s health. We will continue to pray for both of you. God bless,
Reviewed on The Knot: Susan was awesome. We felt a connection the moment we spoke and we knew we wanted her to be the one to marry us. She was extremely attentive in guiding us to our day and crafted a ceremony that was beautiful and fit our personalities to a tee. Her presence during the actual ceremony was very calming for both of us. She was the best. We gladly recommend her and her services. This is definitely her calling.
Wedding Wire review: 5/5 stars
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 the constant barrage of questions. It was such a blessing to have her with us. Highly, highly recommended!
Reviewed on The Knot: Rev. Susan was really great to work with through the process. The ceremony was great and we are very pleased with everything! We’d highly recommend her!
Reviewed on The Knot and WeddingWire: Absolutely Flawless! Rev. Susan was punctual, affordable, polite, organized, smiling and confident, and patient with the children in the wedding and a nervous 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 special.
Reviewed on The Knot: 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. 🙂 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.
Reviewed on The Knot: As a wedding planner/coordinator, I work with a lot of Officiants. I’ve known Susan for quite a few months now as we always tend to run into each other at networking events and wedding fairs. She is very professional, kind and it’s obvious she loves what she does (officiating weddings!). I finally had the chance to work with her this past weekend on a mutual wedding and she did an amazing job and made my job as a coordinator much easier! We worked together to line up the wedding party and parents for the ceremony and get everyone down the aisle flawlessly. I would highly recommend her if you’re looking for an amazing officiant for your wedding day! Thank you for being so easy to work with, Susan!
Reviewed on WeddingWire: Susan 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!
Reviewed on The Knot: We loved the planning process with Rev. Susan Lee-Wright. When it came to the rehearsal/ceremony she was so knowledgeable and ran the operation so even more than the workers. We highly recommend her and many people commented on our ceremony!
Reviewed on The Knot: Rev. Susan was great to work with! Our officiant became unavailable last minute and we were so lucky that Susan was available for our wedding. She took time to get to know us as a couple, made suggestions on what works best and made us feel comfortable on our wedding day. We couldn’t of asked for a better day!
Thank you so much for performing our wedding ceremony! It truly meant a lot to us that you took the time to get to know us and that you wrote a pieced for our sand ceremony. The ceremony was everything we hoped it would be and more! Thank you for everything!
Reviewed on The Knot & WeddingWire: Hello, Rev. Sue was outstanding! The customer service to all the details where 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.