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Officiant in Chicago, Illinois,
(773) 203-4631
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  • 32 Reviews


    Lisa

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  • We had a pleasure working with Sheri on our wedding ceremony! Its been four months since we've got married and we still get compliments on our ceremony. Sheri took her time getting our story just right and she told it beautifully! She really made our day that more special. Anyone would be lucky to have her for their wedding day :)

    Sean

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  • I loved Sheri as our officiant. The ceremony was professional, personal and intimate. People for the rest of the night were talking about how great the service was. Sheri did a great job at letting our guests get to know us.

    Steven

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  • We had been together for 7 years (engaged for 3) & suddenly gay marriage become legal in. We were THRILLED, but hadn't a clue where to begin with planning the event. We were both raised Catholic, but certainly the Church didn't seem to be a fit. We wanted a ceremony that was somewhat traditional, but not TOO traditional. We googled, found Sheri's profile, then called & met with her within days. She was going to be the "first" officiant we met with, but ended up being the ONLY officiant we met with, because it was so evident she understood who we were & what we were looking for. She guided us through a very simple process of devising a one-of-a-kind ceremony that is still being regarded by our guests, as "the best wedding ever!" My husband's father said, "I've been to a million weddings, but yours was the first to make me realize just how important marriage is." My sister said, "Your officiant made me want to get married all over again!" So what was SO special? Sheri is a talent... Read more

    Stephanie

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  • Sheri officiated my wedding on August 23rd and was wonderful through the whole process. I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic and we were looking to have a ceremony that incorporated both religions but wasn't over-the-top religious. Sheri was fantastic about hearing our wishes and tailoring our ceremony towards us! She would be very capable of performing a more religious wedding if that's what the couple wanted! Every choice, detail, etc. about out ceremony was tailored to us and what we wanted out of it. It never felt like a cookie-cutter ceremony, she even including our love story in our ceremony and wrote it so elegantly. She was wonderful about changing the draft throughout our year engagement as our ideas changed and out wedding became more fleshed out. And was always quite to respond to all of our e-mails. I highly recommend her!

    Bethany

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  • My fiance and I were introduced to Sheri Reda by our wedding planner. We initially met with her at Starbucks and talked for an hour about how we met, what we do for fun, what we're looking for in a ceremony, etc. We were looking for a secular ceremony that was personalized and had a lot of meaning. After this initial meeting, Sheri drafted up a ceremony that basically told the story of our relationship. It was so amazing and exceeded everything we expected. We were told by many of our wedding guests that it was the most sentimental and special ceremony they had ever been to. Sheri was organized, professional, and a joy to work with. We would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a memorable ceremony.

    Leslie

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  • Sheri officiated our service in August, 2014. I found Sheri at a friend's wedding and knew right away she had to perform my wedding. She did a great job of capturing the spirit of our relationship, telling the story we wanted to have for the ceremony, and mixing our two cultures/religions together to make a perfect ceremony. We would not have wanted anyone else to have performed this ceremony and would recommend Sheri to anyone.

    Kim

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  • Sheri made or day extremely special. She is a kind, caring person who took the time to get to know us and personalize the ceremony. She even helped us find the perfect location to get married. We are extremely grateful and would absolutely recommend her to anyone we know.

    Nan

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  • Sheri was professional and prompt. She was just so kind and caring, wanting to make sure our day was perfect. Sheri had wonderful suggestions regarding the location of the ceremony and wedding pictures. She wrote and performed a personal and touching ceremony script which had our us and our bridesmaids in tears. We were blessed to have found such an amazing person to make our wedding day so memorable.

    Brighid

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  • Sheri was the best part of our entire wedding. We got more compliments and wows for her story and ceremony than any other part of our grand and beautiful wedding. That is how good she is! We live out of town and Sheri was very accommodating, connecting with us by Skype. She had us do homework so she could learn more about us and our story. What a great exercise! We had fun filling it out and reminiscing about our past. Sheri created a custom ceremony that was so captivating. She is a storyteller and it is evident. She WOWED everyone! She was incredibly responsive and professional. She was available for the rehearsal and ceremony. Sheri rocks!!!!

    Jillian

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  • My husband and I were married in September. Of all the decisions we had to make, finding the right officiant for our ceremony was by far the most difficult. We had both been to numerous weddings at which it was obvious the officiant only knew the couple from a meeting or two - the ceremony was so lacking in personal detail. We didn't want that. We really wanted it to feel like a genuine, authentic representation of who we are. Fortunately, we were introduced to Sheri Reda. Sheri dedicates herself to her clients. She really takes the time to dig deep and get to know each of you, and she seeks out the perfect touches to add to the ceremony that reflect who you are. She considers your cultural heritage, family traditions, hobbies and interests, and proposes ideas throughout the process of writing your ceremony. She can even help you write your vows. Sheri was quick to respond to questions, and once we submitted our very detailed questionnaires, she responded with a first draft withi... Read more

    Graham

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  • Sheri Reda will forever be in our family. A chance google search led us to Sheri—and from the first consultation we were immediately attracted to her calm nature, her quick sense of humor, her warm welcome. Finding the officiant for our ceremony was never something that we thought would make or break our big day. When we started planning, you sort of forget that at the core of it all is the ceremony. Forget the china and the flowers for a second, and at the end of the day, the most important aspect to a Big Day is the ceremony. And you need someone who is able to mesh with you and build a program that is unique and reflects the relationship. Sheri was just that. And more. Her suggestions for readings and the flow were spot on and through revisions—which Sheri held no ego for alteration—we landed on a ceremony that was truly a magical mix of the two of us. And it didn't just look good on paper. Sheri's delivery was compassionate and sweet and loving. We can't... Read more

    Lue

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  • My fiancé and I are Chicago transplants and the majority of our friends and family are out of state. However, we were getting married in Chicago. We were nervous about hiring an officiant because we wanted to make sure that our ceremony was very personal and intimate. And then we met Sheri Reda a Life-Cycle Celebrant. From our initial meeting she put us right at ease. She was very kind and friendly and we could tell that she would deliver exactly what we were looking for. The ceremony drafting process was a lot of fun to work on; and Sheri was very accommodating to our numerous changes and tweaks. She even worked with us last minute when an issue arose with our rehearsal and even helped in the search for a ceremony musician. The day of, the ceremony was amazing. Our guest commented on how intimate it was and how it was perfectly crafted for the two of us. We could not have done it without Sheri and recommend her completely; you will not be disappointed.

    Christine

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  • Sheri Reda exceeded our expectations for our wedding ceremony. We were looking for a Celebrant because we wanted a personalized ceremony that was intimate, warm and lighthearted with some religious aspects to it as well. Sheri made the ceremony even more beautiful than we had expected. We were very pleased with how smooth the process was and how excellent the delivery of our ceremony was. Our guests commented how amazing the ceremony was and how it seemed like Sheri knew us very well and told our story perfectly. I highly recommend Sheri to deliver your ceremony exactly the way you want it!

    Bob

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  • Sheri was our guide, "creative director", editor and celebrant for our wedding in June in Chicago. We got Sheri's name from a friend of a friend, another Life Cycle Celebrant. After our first meeting, we knew we had found our celebrant - she immediately got what we were wanting to do. She laid out the basic structure of the ceremony and then provided suggested language and wonderful guidance as she gracefully accepted and helped sculpt our language and the final ceremony. She came up with some beautiful touches, ideas incorporating a circle of light and a simple, elegant gesture to tie everyone into the ceremony. Plus she was an encouraging and insightful editor, as we both sweated our writing pieces for each other that were only unveiled at the ceremony. And, finally, she conducted the ceremony simply, naturally, with just the right touch of humor and spirit. It more than met our hopes and expectations. We would definitely recommend Sheri to anyone looking for a celebrant for... Read more

    Adam

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  • Sheri was so amazing and really made the difference in making our special day absolutely perfect. She was always so attentive and quick to accommodate with every little detail. She made us feel so at ease with how our ceremony was going to go and always seemed to have the perfect suggestions whenever we weren't sure about something. Thanks Sheri!

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