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)
- Minnesota Bride “Best Officiant” finalist (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.
Rev. Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to be apart of our big day. The ceremony exceeded my expectations. Your words were beautiful and you helped make our wedding everything we wanted it to be! Having a different officiant would’ve worked too but I am soooo glad you were our officiant! We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. You are amazing at what you do and I will definitely recommend Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s if anyone needs an officiant. Again, thank you!
Susan, we would like to thank you for last night. You did an amazing job and we couldn’t have been happier. Best wishes to you and take care.
Reviewed on The Knot:
Susan was amazing to work with! From our first conversation I felt great about working with her. We did a full-service ceremony and premarital counseling. We loved doing the premarital counseling with her. We really feel it helped us prepare for marriage. During planning the ceremony Susan was so helpful in planning exactly what we wanted. It was clear she could see our vision right away. We received countless compliments that our ceremony was the most personal and fun ceremony that they had ever seen and we owe that to Susan. I HIGHLY recommend hiring her for your wedding.
Reviewed on The Knot:
Susan was absolutely WONDERFUL in every way in helping us design our wedding ceremony. She gave the guidance we asked for but the freedom to make it completely speak to us. The ceremony was truthfully our favorite part of the entire night. We recommend her more highly than the “5 stars” will allow us to.
Reviewed on The Knot:
Susan officiated our wedding and did AMAZING!! we had no clue where to begin and she made the whole process so easy. our rehersal could have been a disaster but she helped us stay organized and the ceremony ended up going so good on the day of. we got so many compliments afterwards on how much everyone liked the ceremony!
Our experience with Susan was wonderful. We were not in town so we had to find someone remotely. From the first time we Skyped, we made our decision that Susan is the one. Later in our planning we also decided to do a premarital counseling with Susan and it was a great experience.
Through out the planning process, Susan was incredibly professional, responsive, and accommodating. She provided us a lot of information, readings, and suggestions to plan our wedding. She spent time getting to know us.
On the wedding day, Susan came early and assisted to keep the ceremony moving smoothly; her speech was wonderful, personal, very touching and we both teared up.
We will enthusiastically recommend Susan to anyone looking for an officiant or ceremony planning services.
Reviewed on The Knot:
Susan was so incredible as the officiant for our wedding day. Not only the day, but the meetings we had prior made it so clear that she was going to be an absolute pleasure to work with. She is such a great person, so helpful with everything and really personalizes things to the specific couple or situation she is in. We hope to get the pleasure to work with her again in the future whether it be our children’s baptisms, our vow renewals, etc! Thank you so much Susan!
Reviewed on Wedding Wire: Susan was beyond amazing to work with!
Susan was so amazing to work with! Quick responses, gets to know you personally, customizes the ceremony to you and is just a joy to be around. We 100% will look to use her services anytime we get the chance in the future! Thank you Susan!
Reviewed on The Knot:
Susan did an amazing job officiating our wedding. She was great to work with throughout the entire process. She got to know us through questionnaires and in-person meetings in order to write a personal ceremony. While also allowing me to have just enough control over things to keep my Type A personality satisfied. Many of our guests commented on how touching her words were. We highly recommend Susan and Perfect Day Ceremonies!
Susan was very helpful and very attentive when we sent her emails! She gives out great information when it comes to how you want your wedding to go! She has a good variety of choices so that you can make your wedding day the best it can be! If you don’t like something he is very accommodating with changing things so that it is the best wedding that you and your husband could dream of! I would recommend her to everyone and anyone who asks!
Reviewed on The Knot:
Susan is certainly an expert in this field, and a great leader! During our first phone conversation, Susan was very patient with us (we had absolutely no clue about what to do for a wedding ceremony!) She certainly know what she was asking; I was surprise when she asked me about the tea ceremony, which is a wedding tradition in Chinese culture! All the details about fees and charges were transparent to us (nothing hidden, which I like!); she explained thoroughly about the differences between the packages that we were interested in. Another thing I like about is the list of flow/order that she prepared for us (based on our likings), and all the useful suggestions and honest advices throughout the preparation period. She was prompt in response too! On my wedding day, Susan took an initiative to help coordinate and talked to everybody; making sure the flow of event went through perfectly. Oh yea, her voice was very soothing to ears! My husband and family were very happy with her and her service; all my close friends told me the ceremony was very well organized. I love it sweet and simple, but detailed – and that’s what I got! 🙂 Overall, it was a blast!
Reviewed on The Knot & Wedding Wire: The Perfect Fit
Susan was absolutely fantastic through our whole wedding planning process. She was always quick to answer questions, gave insightful thoughts about our ceremony, and was overall a joy to work with. Our ceremony ended up being just perfect – even after only meeting in person once (with many emails in between), she spoke about our relationship as if we had known each other for years and it was incredibly touching. Many of our guests first words to us were how much they enjoyed the ceremony! Our day would not have been the same without Susan and I cannot recommend her enough for anyone planning their wedding!
Reviewed on The Knot & Wedding Wire:
Susan Was amazing and made the process stress free.
Susan was wonderful! Our Minister backed out at the last min and Susan worked us into her schedule. She was so calming and organized. We selected what we wanted said at the ceremony with her. She made it so easy. The day came and she arrived before I did. She spoke wonderfully and did such an amazing job. I would recommend her over and over again!
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.