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.
Reviewed on “The Knot“: We chose Rev. Anna Lifson who is one of the many officiants working with Susan Lee-Wright to marry me and my partner. Since this was a same-sex wedding we were very particular on who we chose, we were wonderfully rewarded with the presence of Anna. She was just perfect for us and all of our guests just raved about her and how friendly and accommodating she was. Susan was also extremely friendly and helpful as well. I highly recommend Susan, Anna and perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s. Trust they are worth it!!
Dear Anna, We want to thank you so much for being a part of our wedding, we could not have asked for a better person to marry us. All of our guests have been contacting us asking where we found you. They all thought you were so friendly and did a fantastic job, we agree! Our wedding was a huge success and you contributed to that success. Susan, many thanks to you for all your help as well. Anna was definitely the best choice for us!
Reviewed on Wedding Wire: We were so impressed with Reverend Wright and the services provided through Affordable I Do’s. They truly made our day feel special. Our ceremony was personalized and fit us perfectly. Responses were timely and our requests were accommodated. Reverend Wright also offered much welcomed advice on making our ceremony flow as smoothly as possible. Five stars!
Rev. Susan was amazing to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant or ceremony planning services. My husband and I come from different cultural and religious backgrounds, and the thought of putting together a singular, fusion ceremony that captured both of our beliefs in a meaningful, cohesive manner seemed overwhelming. Rev. Susan came to our initial meeting with many helpful ideas and recommendations based on her own personal experiencing officiating fusion ceremonies and made what could have been an overwhelming, stressful part of the wedding planning process meaningful and fun. With Rev. Susan’s guidance and the help of Priest Jignesh from the Hindu Temple of Minnesota, we crafted a 1 hour ceremony that was a unique and beautiful expression of both me and my husband’s cultural and religious backgrounds. The number one piece of feedback we received from our guests was how special our ceremony was, and we couldn’t have agreed more. Rev. Susan was extremely responsive via email and flexible in scheduling meetings. We live in Chicago, and Rev. Susan was always willing to meet via Skype or work with our limited windows of availability when we were in MN. The day of our rehearsal, Rev. Susan was instrumental in keeping everyone on track and made sure that members of our wedding party who could not attend the rehearsal still knew what was going on. I cannot say enough good things about working with Rev. Susan and would recommend her to anyone, particularly those putting together a fusion ceremony.
We had Julie Ann as our officiant on 9-19-15. She was amazing!!! She was a joy to work with, super personable, and knew how to get the job done!! She worked with the other vendors on making things run smoothly and on time. She was one of the reasons our day was perfect!! Would definitely recommend her to anyone!!!
Reviewed on The Knot: My husband and I decided to have our September 5th wedding ceremony and reception at the same location. This led us into the situation of having to choose an officiant. Affordable I Do’s/Perfect Day Ceremonies was referred to us by our wedding planner, and working with Susan was one of the best decisions we made! From our first meeting, she made us feel completely at ease. Susan really took the time to get to know us and our own personal love story, and created a beautiful custom wedding message for the ceremony. We received so many compliments about how wonderful everything about the ceremony was. She also has a great eye for detail – everything was coordinated from the aisle runner to the music ques! She makes it her priority to make sure the ceremony goes off without a hitch. I would recommend Rev. Susan Lee Wright to everyone looking for an officiant!
Affordable I Do’s is wonderful. We worked with Susan who provided us with questionnaires to get a feel for our personality and then set us up with a great pastor Steve Valentine. We custom picked our ceremony options and Steve nailed it! He was more than we could have ever hoped for. Everyone at our ceremony thought he had been our pastor for years. We would recommend Steve and Affordable I Do’s to anyone & everyone! Thank you!
After trying to find an officiant for our wedding with no luck (we are both catholic but were getting married outside) we met with Affordable I Do’s. Susan was very organized and provided tools to help build our very meaningful ceremony. We also liked that pre-marital counseling was offered now or even years into the future. Our reverend, Stephen Valentine, was a bit overbooked the week of our wedding, which caused a bit of angst, but in the end I couldn’t have asked for anything more from an officiant. He definitely made it personal and meaningful and many guests were in tears with this words. Beautiful day!
We want to thank you for all you time and efforts into making our ceremony special. We received so many compliments about how genuine and personal it was. Thank you!
“Andrew was a great choice for our wedding officiant. His caring for us shined through his words as he married us on our big day. Although the rain forced everyone in closely, he did not hesitate, he held his place and looked us in our eyes and made us feel as if we were the most important couple in the world. Family, friends and the two of us were able to relax a little as his words brought us laughter and a few tears throughout the ceremony. He really summed US up and made us feel like the most important people in the world.”
After meeting with Susan the first time we knew that we wanted to use her as our officiant. We both loved the fact that we were able to go through the many options she provided and customize our ceremony to our liking. We were fortunate to have Susan available to officiate our ceremony. She did a wonderful job both with the rehearsal in the hours ahead of the ceremony and the ceremony itself.
Tom and I wanted to send you a sincere thank you note for being our officiant at our wedding. We had a wonderful time meeting and talking with you, discussing our relationship and our ceremony. You were so calm and pleasant at all times, so easy to talk with in the midst of all the stress of the wedding. So many of our guests commented on what a wonderful job you did and how unique our ceremony was. Our wedding was perfect due to your influence and we really enjoyed working with you through this. Thank you so much for everything, it has been wonderful!
Thank you for helping us to make our wedding celebration a day we’ll always remember! Everything was wonderful and we appreciate your efforts!
In deepest gratitude,
Reviewed on Wedding Wire: We used Susan for our Pre-Marital counseling, and to officiate our wedding in December. She was so easy to work with, and got back to me very quickly with any question I had. She was so professional, and directed everyone the day of. The best part was all the compliments I received on how beautiful the ceremony was, and how everyone loved how personal it was. Several people came up to me after and thought Susan was just wonderful. Thank you Susan for making our day so special!
Dear Anna, Thank you so much for everything this past weekend. We were thrilled with our ceremony and thought it hit the mark! If you need a referral in the future, please let us know. Sincerely,
Thank you Susan for all your help. You’ve made it so easy for us with all of the wonderful material to choose from. You were so awesome to work with. Most of all throughout this whole process you were so quick to answer any of our questions. Of everything we had to do to plan for the wedding you’ve made this process the easiest. We both agree that out of everything we enjoyed and loved the ceremony the most. Jan did a wonderful job and we couldn’t be happier. She was such a trooper standing out in the freezing cold and killer wind with us. I was so impress how she could deliver the words and message of our ceremony with so much warmth and grace even though it was that cold and windy. Everything was perfect!