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Officiant in Chicago, Illinois,
(847) 769-5595
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    Emily Z.

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  • Rev. Dave delivered a completely customized experience from start to finish and from every angle. Even with hiring him just a few weeks before the wedding the experience was above and beyond. We had been toying with the idea of having a friend or family member officiate our wedding but we are SOOOOO glad and relieved we hired a professional. Not just a professional but REV DAVE! He made the process SO fun and constantly reminded us of our principles and values. It is easy to get caught up in the unbelievably stressful planning but meetings with him always brought us back down to earth with our stomachs hurting from laughter. The wedding itself was just beautiful. It truly captured us and was light and fun while also being romantic and heartfelt. EVERY SINGLE PERSON from our guest count had something remarkable to say about the ceremony. Any fears I had of public speaking or anticipation of what was to come was washed away and we felt like we could be 100% ourselves at the alter with Re... Read more

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    Em and Ben, I'm so glad you found me. I had an absolute blast at getting to know the two of you and at your wedding! Your two I consider good friends now and can't wait to do some weddings with you! Thanks for all the great words!!

    Shana B.

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  • My long term boyfriend and I decided to get married with less than a week's notice. We're expecting our first child, it made financial sense as the due date got closer, so we got our license on Tuesday and then needed an officiant on Saturday. My mom was conveniently going to be in town already, hence the rush. The courthouse was booked nearly through the baby's pending arrival, so we had to go elsewhere. Reverend Dave not only answered the call but was truly outstanding in making our day special. We never really thought about getting married, but with his help our wedding was the most special wedding for us. It was quick and simple, full of laughs and love. He brought his own energy to the day, but also fed off ours making the day feel personalized and not just a formality we had to go through. I cannot say enough good things! My mom handled most of the logistical details, but due to the speed of the wedding and COVID we were unable to have anyone there. (This was preferred by us, but... Read more

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    Shana, you're so sweet! I had such a blast with you, Nuru, and your mom. You two were so cute and how excited you were to get married. You make my job so much fun and worth it! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your big day.

    Armando G.

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  • Dave was really on point with everything, telling us the whole process and what information he needed. Very responsive through email leading up to the event. As well during the ceremony he was funny and inviting which made the experience much more enjoyable since he was having fun and everyone there was as well.

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    I did have fun because you two were so cute and excited!! I love how your families were so enthusiastic for you two to get married! Alicia & Armando, may you have many years of happiness!

    Monica H.

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  • Weddings and elopements serious, but should also be fun. Rev Dave did both. He was such a joy and I'm blessed to have had him marry me to my husband. He was very funny but also took his position seriously. I had assumed the Reverend I got for my elopement would be super serious and just there to do the job. Having Rev Dave there made it seem like he was an old friend and made my special day just that much better.

    Jessica

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  • Our original officient cancelled on us the night before our wedding because of a death in his family, but he asked Rev. Dave to stand in for him super last minute. Rev. Dave did a great job, even though he had less than 24 hours to prepare. His service was funny and light hearted, which was exactly what we were going for. Worked perfectly for our tiny, 10 person covid-times wedding with Zoomed in friends and extended family.

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    Jess & Drew, I'm so glad I got to be the one that married you two. Thanks for the great review. Keep on enjoying married life together.

    Gerry S.

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  • It was a pleasure working with The Wedding Rev for our wedding on July 17, 2021. Karen did a wonderful job preparing for our wedding. We had several conversations about what we wanted in the wedding, and her suggestions were very helpful in helping us decide on uncertain areas. Karen was available for questions and comments right up to the day of our wedding. Karen also had a great sense of humor planning and leading our ceremony. Several guests commented after the ceremony about how they enjoyed the way she officiated our ceremony. We were very pleased with The Wedding Rev and recommend them highly!

    Brett F.

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  • Our experience was great! Dave was a pleasure to work with and made the preparation for the big day less daunting. Highly recommend!

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    Hey Brett & Chelsea, it was so fun marrying you two! Thanks for the great review. Enjoy all your new adventures.

    Kristin K.

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  • We absolutely love Rev Dave! He made our wedding fun and memorable. Everyone was talking about how funny, and lovable he was. So glad we chose him to lead us through our special day!!! You will not regret hiring him!

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    I love your profile pic!! You two looked so happy on your wedding day. May you have many, many more!

    John K.

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  • Dave gets the party to focus while making it fun! He makes all attendees feel like are a part of the marriage, which they are. He is awesome! We couldn’t have found anyone better! We also opted in for his marriage courses to help us with more knowledge during our love story!

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    John & Kristin, your friends and families were so fun to get to know. And it was a blast getting you two hitched. What a gorgeous wedding! I look forward to hanging out with you guys more through our marriage prep sessions.

    Cory W.

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  • If you want to feel comfortable and relaxed in the craziness of your wedding then Rev. Dave is your guy! We were able to lean on his expertise in all of our stressful and hectic moments from planning to the ceremony. The personalized ceremony was beautiful and thoughtful! We felt like we could focus on ourselves as Rev. Dave took care of the rest. His service and personality are outstanding, and can't recommend him enough!

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    Cory & Kari, that was so fun getting you two hitched and surprising your parents with elements of your love story!! ;-) Thanks for all your kind words. May you have many happy years together.

    Megan S.

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  • Rev. Dave was the officiant of our dreams! He made our ceremony not only interesting our family and friends to listen to, but he personalized it so that it was made perfectly for my husband and I. We had so many of our guests come up to us afterward saying not only how beautiful the ceremony was, but also that it was perfect for US. Not many people will take the time and effort like Dave did to make the ceremony as special as it was for us. I highly, highly recommend him!

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    Megan & Shane,​ it's always great to marry Buckeyes!! The tears that were flowing surprised your family, Shane. But what a gorgeous wedding. I love Acquaviva Winery! You guys have many happy years together! O-H

    Grant W.

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  • Rev Dave was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant on our wedding day. He was the perfect person to be the one orchestrating a rescheduled pandemic wedding in front of two party loving groups of family and friends. Not once did any part of the ceremony drag on, he kept the guests entertained throughout a roughly 30 minute ceremony in 90+ degree temperatures and recanted our love story exactly as we hoped it would be told. We needed to make a change from our previous officiant we had originally booked to go with Rev Dave instead and we could not be happier with the decision!

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    Grant and Megan, I'm so glad you guys found because it was such a blast getting you two hitched!! Even though it was an extremely hot day, it certainly was gorgeous!! You guys are awesome! Have many years of happiness!

    Kat J.

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  • Every encounter/experience with Rev Dave was great from the first all the way to the last! He was so great, thoughtful, funny, and well spoken. We have received many great compliments from our guests about him and they will continue to come for years! He sure makes a lasting impression. Don't look any further and set up a meeting with him! You will not regret it.

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    Kat & Jordan, I love your smiles on your Big Day!! Thanks for all your kind words. I hope you have many many more smiles in your married life!

    Amanda P.

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  • Dave was amazing & so VERY HELPFUL. He really helped ease our minds on our wedding day & made sure everything went smoothly! 10/10 recommend.

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    Thanks Amanda & Matt! I'm so glad you allowed me to be a part of your big day. Congrats on becoming husband and wife. But it sure was about time!!!

    Victoria S.

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  • Rev Dave worked with my fiancé and I through pre-marital counseling. It was a wonderful experience meeting with and getting to know Rev Dave. We met virtually and he was very flexible to accommodate our busy work schedules. He very quickly made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Each meeting was full of meaningful moments, discussions, stories and laughter. The book “Saving your marriage before it starts” is a very easy read and extremely relatable. My fiancé and I have been together for over 3 years and still this book along with the counseling sessions helped us learn more about our relationship, our own selves and each other. We would both definitely recommend Rev Dave and his pre-marital counseling services to any couple. After the counseling, came our very small virtual wedding. It was amazing and everything we wanted it to be. Rev. Dave made it very special for us and his words were beautiful. We could not have asked for a more perfect and intimate ceremony. ... Read more

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    Vicki & Trevor, I loved our marriage prep sessions and getting to know the two of you. Then icing on the cake was being the one who married you two! Thanks for your awesome words! May you have many years of happiness!
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