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Rev. Daniel L. Harris
I can perform weddings and marriage ceremonies indoors or outdoors anywhere in the greater Chicago area and suburbs. I have married hundreds of couples in hotels, golf courses, country clubs, restaurants, boats, beaches, private homes, and even in a few churches! Although my specialty is personal and custom ceremonies, I do have "traditional", "non-denominational", "inter-faith", or short notice "civil" ceremonies available. Since many people ask, I perform weddings full-time (now about 200 each year), and am too busy to have my own church or parish. (Click here to learn more about my services and prices.)
I would be glad to meet with you and your fiancÚ to begin planning your big day! If you live outside the greater Chicago area, or have a really busy schedule, we can do a telephone interview instead of a meeting. But I prefer a meeting if possible.
Many couples today don't want a "generic" ceremony, one that looks and sounds like everyone else's. Based on what we discuss, your ceremony will be uniquely yours by being completely personalized and customized. And if you wish, I will include some of the high points of your own romantic "love story." I will say this for the benefit of your family and friends, who love you and care about you, but may not know your story. However, I will only share things about you that you choose, and in the way you want it to be remembered. But I won't guess what you want said and done. I will provide you a complete written "script" in plenty of time before your wedding for you to review and approve.
There are many resources on this website to help you in your planning. Please "click" on any of the page links below to get some ideas. And of course, I'd like to be the minister ("wedding officiant") you choose to help you get married! I have been an ordained minister for 30 years, and have a 4-year degree (Bachelor of Arts) in religion from a prestigious religious college. I have performed over 1,200 weddings in the greater Chicago area.
Note: I can only perform legal wedding ceremonies between a man and a woman. I do not perform same sex "commitment" ceremonies, "arranged" marriages (i.e. forced against a person's will), animal "weddings", or any other ceremony that is not recognized as legal in the state of Illinois. I can perform such things as marriage vow renewals or baby blessings as they are generally accepted ministerial practices, and have no legal ramifications. (Click here to learn more about my services and prices.)
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