Wedding Testimonials

“Reverends Gary and David were great! From my very first contact with David, he was always quick to respond to questions and showed genuine excitement for our upcoming wedding. We were able to pick from different sets of vows and the ceremony was tailored to our beliefs. He even asked me what I wanted them to wear for the ceremony! The reverends were very accommodating in terms of when and where to meet us. On the day of the wedding, they were prompt and friendly. It was just the two of us (no wedding party) and the reverends practically did a photo shoot with us. We ended up with a lot of great pictures because they took the time to pose us in different spots. David even brought along a lovely silk bouquet, which was a nice touch. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend their service.”
– Sarah and Jacob

“I truly can say that there isn’t a word in our vocabulary wonderful enough to describe Reverend Gary and Reverend David. They made our wedding magical! We were a little reluctant hiring a minister through the internet, but from the first phone call all the way through the wedding day, they both made us feel at ease and never let me feel that this was just a business to them. The first time I called I spoke with Rev. David on the phone. His kindness and calm attitude put me at ease. He never pressured me to make a decision on the spot. The phone conversations were always the same when I spoke with either of them. After a few phone discussions, we decided to meet with them at their office. There we decided to have a full Christian Ceremony. On our wedding day, our family and friends were so awestruck with the reverends presentation, that if it wasn’t for the fact that we were in the hallway of a banquet hall, you would have thought you were in a Cathedral. Reverends Gary and David’s vestments were so beautiful and added so much to the feel and atmosphere of the ceremony.
We were so overjoyed that we cried with tears of happiness. We will always be grateful to them for making our wedding day a dream come true and will forever speak so highly of them and their company! Thank you both!”
– Theresa and John

“First off I’d like to say Thank you to Reverends Gary and David. They made our wedding a day that will always be remembered of fondly. Both answered our calls quickly and the courtesy was above all the rest that we spoke to.
They even went beyond what we had agreed to making our wedding a dream. Reverend Gary was prompt, actually a half hour early and came prepared. He even assisted our guests. I will forever be grateful. Thank you!”
– Donna and Jake

“We are so fortunate to have found Reverend Gary. Not only was he helpful with the planning of our wedding, he made our ceremony as beautiful as we had imagined. I would highly recommend Rev. Gary to any of our friends. Thank you so much for everything!”
– Megan and Kevin

“Thank you!!! We had been looking around for a Minister for a couple of weeks before we found Reverend By Request. It seemed that every other Minister was only interested in getting us to sign their contracts, like it was just about the numbers. But when I called Reverend By Request I spoke with Rev. David. He was so nice and calm and very informative. He didn’t rush me. We went over what we were looking for and suggested the right wedding package for us.
Rev. Gary officiated at our ceremony. He was a delight. He performed our ceremony with the grace and beauty that we were wishing for, AND MORE. Rev. Gary went above and beyond, and I know that we wouldn’t have received the same superior service that we had.Both Reverends were a delight, and my husband and I have already decided that we want them to Baptise our children.
If you are looking for the BEST in the Chicago Area, you really need to contact these gentlemen. They WILL make your wedding the wedding of your dreams too!!!”
– Kelly and Chuck

“The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous!!. Both Cesar and I were beyond impressed by the ceremony and we really think it was very memorable and special. Thank you very much for that. All of our guests loved the special touches!!”
– Stephanie and Cesar

” I want to say Thank you for making our ceremony a unique, one of a kind, beautiful ceremony. It was a pleasure to be married by you.”
– John and Cindy

“We have been overwhelmed with compliments from our family and friends on everything about the wedding, especially the service which you gave so effortlessly. Thank you for making our ceremony so beautiful.”
– Kevin and Sarah

“Reverend David, thank you so much for coordinating our ceremony … So many guests told us that the ceremony was one of the most beautiful and unique they’d ever seen. You were such a special part of our special day. Thanks for your calmness and kindness. Everything was perfect!
– Eric and Shannon

“You added so much to our wedding day and the whole process getting there. We couldn’t imagine it without you! Thank you so much for everything!”
– Connie and Tom

“The ceremony was very meaningful to us…your caring and personal manner, as well as your eloquence and calming presence, lent so much to the meaning and emotion of our ceremony. It felt like an old friend was marrying us.”
– Barb and Pete

“The rehearsal was perfect; we could have never coordinated everyone the way you did. It provided calmness as well as more enjoyment on the Wedding day because we knew exactly what to expect. Reverend David, Thank you very much for your hard work.”
– Jake and Nancy

“Reverend Gary, we just wanted to say thank you for all your help at our rehearsal and on our wedding day. All of our guests loved the ceremony and said it was the best wedding they ever attended. We were on a very tight schedule but with all your help, everything went perfectly. Getting married in the Garden has always been a dream of ours and with your help, you made our dreams come true. Your kind, nurturing words made the whole ceremony very relaxing and an all-around pleasant experience. Thank you again for organizing our wedding and being so great!”

– Tina and Ray

“Everyone raved about how absolutely beautiful the ceremony was. Our close friends and family felt it perfectly suited our personality and beliefs.”
– Dan and Anna Marie

“Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony with so many personal words. So many of our friends were touched by your calm, gentle and personable ceremony…”
– Joan and Paul

“How truly lucky we were to find a minister like you that was so open to working with us. You both made us feel so relaxed and unstressed about the ceremony. We could not have dreamed of a better Officiant then you, Reverend Gary.”
– Dana and Tom

“Thank you for such a wonderful ceremony. We couldn’t have been more pleased. We received many compliments from our guests and have referred you to several for their events.. ”
– Tony and Marianne

“Thank you so much for making our day so special. You put so much personality into the ceremony! … I can’t even begin to tell you how many complements we got on [our] ceremony. It was the perfect blend of humor and sentiment.
– Craig and Rose

“Our wedding turned out to be far more magical and amazing than we ever could have imagined, and we owe a lot of that to you, Reverend David. Your ability to get our wedding party to perform perfectly was absolutely amazing, and the ceremony that you helped us create was incredible.
– Bridgette and Sean

“Reverend Gary, we were so happy that you were our Officiant at our wedding. The gentle humor, upbeat attitude, and personal touch you brought to the ceremony made all the difference. We especially appreciated your suggestions for ceremony structure and your flexibility in letting us personalize it. We felt the ceremony set the right tone for the rest of the wedding celebration.”
– Rachel and Christopher

Your suggestions were great at the first meeting. You went above and beyond what we expected an Officiant to do. Thank you for being so available for us. You were very professional and approachable. We feel very lucky [that] a friend recommended you to us.
– Keith and Karen

“We enjoyed being able to customize every aspect of the ceremony and make it perfect for us. . . Thank you for truly making our wedding day special. The ceremony is the most important part of the day, and it was better than we could have hoped for.”
– Tonya and Jeremiah

“When we set out to find a Reverend to marry us, you were the only one that returned our initial call promptly. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day and you played a large part in that. We were both a little nervous, but your wonderful attitude helped calm us.
– Charlie and Mandy

“We had never met Reverend Gary until the actual ceremony but chose him because of his wonderful personality on the phone. Rev. Gary is super personable and was very attentive and helpful in coordinating our ideas. He took the extra time to make sure we were having the ceremony we wanted. Rev. Gary was the perfect person to perform our ceremony. He is a very confident, articulate and a super sincere person. He was also light-hearted and fun. Reverend Gary’s participation in our ceremony helped it all flow perfectly. He was instantly a part of us. We were all able to be very comfortable with him.
– Cheryl and Marcus