Wedding Officiants Elgin IL

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RB Photography & Video
(877) 452-2880
33 W. Higgins Road. Suite 2000
South Barrington, AZ

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Rent-A-Rev/Professional Ministerial Services
(847) 854-1230
1004 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL
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We R One Weddings
(708) 308-9578
3620 Fairfax Ct.
Aurora, IL
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Rev. Seth Fisher
(425) 238-3619
3500 N Damen
Chicago, IL
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Universal Weddings
(847) 912-5269
Serving All Chicagoland
Chicago, IL
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In Him Wedding Ministry
(630) 202-2811
755 W AppleTree Lane
Bartlett, IL
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Caring HARTS
(815) 793-3325
1068 Butler Drive
Crystal Lake, IL
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(618) 789-2338
431 Sunset Lane
Waterloo, IL
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One Flesh Ministries
(708) 367-1589
PO Box 321
Glenwood, IL
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Reverend Jennifer Allen
(877) 293-3968
5332 Yellowstone Dr
Rockford, IL
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Ten Questions to Ask When Selecting a Wedding Officiant

Happy couple flanked by wedding officiants

If you are looking for a wedding officiant to serve at your wedding ceremony , ask yourself these ten important questions to assist you in your wedding planning search:

  1. Will you hold a religious or secular ceremony?
    If your ceremony is more spiritually centered, you might want to go with ordained clergy person of your same faith or denomination. If you have no religious or spiritual preferences, you can always contact officials such as justices of the peace, or others who are legally able to marry you in your state.
  2. Have you budgeted for a wedding officiant?
    Depending on whom you choose to perform the wedding ceremony, fees may apply. Just like with other wedding vendors, you should ask what the fees include and if you’re required to pay a deposit.
  3. Is experience an important factor in selecting a wedding officiant?
    Will it matter to you if your officiant has only performed a handful of services, or do you desire someone a bit more seasoned?
  4. What are your expectations of the wedding officiant?
    What will your require of your selected officiant? If using a clergy person, will you want them to wear traditional vestments? Are there certain scriptures you would prefer read during the wedding ceremony You should discuss any expectations you have of your officiant prior to the wedding rehearsal.
  5. Will you follow a traditional order of service according to your faith or create your own ceremony service?
    Some members of clergy strictly follow traditional orders of service specific to their faith. Perhaps you want to write your own vows or perhaps you want both your mother and father to escort you down the aisle. These are things you and your groom should discuss with your officiant to gauge his or her comfort level with your wedding wishes.
  6. Will your wedding venue play a role in an officiant's availability?
    If your wedding reception and ceremony will take place at the same location (one where alcohol will be served) ask your officiant if he is comfortable performing your wedding ceremony in an environment of that kind.
  7. Will you be required to attend premarital counseling?
    With some faiths, couples are required to participate in premarital counseling. This may be something you will have to consider if your heart is set on an officiant who follows this tradition.
  8. What happens if the officiant cancels at the last minute?
    Will your officiant have a selected backup or would you need to find an alternate yourselves? Ask the vendor about his or her cancellation/rescheduling policy to protect you in case of an unforeseen emergency.

  9. Will the officiant perform your ceremony if you are not married in his/her church?
    Is it mandatory that you’re married at their home church? If so, are there any exceptions to this rule?

  10. Will your wedding day affect the availability of certain officiants?
    Some couples may choose to have thei...

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IL Wedding Laws

People Who Are Considering Getting Married In Illinois Must Apply For An Illinois Marriage License In Accordance With That State'S Marriage Laws. In Order To Obtain Said Illinois Wedding License, Wedding Officiants Should Visit The County Clerk'S Office Where The Marriage Is To Take Place. The County Clerk Will Require Both Parties To Present Identification, Which Can Include A Valid Driver'S License, Passport, Birth Certificate, Resident Identification Card Or Military Id Card. Illinois Wedding Laws Require That At Least One Of The Individuals Must Be Eighteen Years Old In Order To Apply For An Illinois Marriage License. If One Individuals Involved Is Not Eighteen, At Least One Parent Of This Person Must Go With The Couple To Apply For The Marriage License. Married Couples Must Apply For The Illinois Wedding License In The County Where They Intend To Marry. Non-Residents Of Illinois Are Prevented From Obtaining A Wedding License Only If The Marriage Would Be Void In Their Home State. The Fee For An Illinois Marriage License Is $35. This Fee May Vary From County To County, So It Is Best To Verify The Fee With The Local County Clerk Of The County Where The Wedding Is To Take Place. There Is A One Day Waiting Period From The Time Of The Issuance Of The Marriage License Before The Ceremony May Be Conducted. No Blood Tests Are Required For A Marriage License To Be Issued. The County Clerk Will Request A Copy Of A Divorce Decree Or A Copy Of The Death Certificate If One Of The Fiancees Has Been Previously Married. The Identification And Fee Requirements For Weddings In Chicago Are Similar To Those Found In The Rest Of Illinois. The Same Illinois State Law That Governs Marriages Throughout The State Also Governs Marriages In Chicago. For County-Specific Requirements To Obtain A Marriage License In Chicago, Please Visit The Cook County Website At: Www.Cookctyclerk.Com . Please Note That A Wedding License Issued In Cook County Is Only Valid There. According To Illinois Marriage Law 750, Active Or Retired Judges, Ordained Ministers And Certain Public Officials May Perform Marriages. A Retired Judge Is Not Allowed To Receive Payment For Officiating A Wedding Ceremony. Ministers Of The Universal Life Church Monastery May Officiate Marriage Ceremonies In Illinois As Long As They Are They Can Prove They Are In Good Standing With The Ulc Monastery . The County Clerk Will Require Valid Identification From The Online Ordained Minster And A Copy Of Their Ordination Credential . The Marriage Certificate Must Be Signed By The Wedding Officiant And Filed With The Illinois Department Of Public Health In Springfield, Illinois. Same-Sex Civil Unions Are Now State-Sanctioned In Illinois. On January 12, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn Signed A Bill That Will Legally Recognize Same-Sex Couples And Give Them The Same Legal State Rites As Heterosexual Couples. This Law Went Into Effect In June, 2011. Many People Believe That The Passage Of This Bill Will Pave The Way For The Legalization Of Gay Marriage In The State Of Illinois. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Illinois You Need To Be Ordained And May Be Required To Provide Proof Of Ordination Such As An Ordination Credential , Wallet Credential , Or A Letter Of Good Standing From The Church.

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