As owner and creative director for Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s, I am available to personally officiate your wedding through the Perfect Day Ceremony package. This ceremony package is designed especially for those couples who want the highest level of personalized service!
I offer as much support as you feel you need in developing your wedding ceremony, including a custom-written personal wedding message that speaks to your relationship and experiences with one another, as well as your hopes and dreams for your future together.
I will personally direct your wedding rehearsal to ensure I have planned every aspect and prepared for it and your wedding party knows exactly what to do and when. I will also be on the scene in preparation for your ceremony up to one hour in advance as your schedule and needs require.
My honorarium is $700 ($600 if rehearsal is not required or is held 1.5 hours before the wedding). Your initial deposit of $275 is required to secure your date and time on my calendar and applies to the total due. You may pay your balance at the time of the rehearsal or in advance as you wish. Although extremely rare, if I am ill and unable to perform your ceremony, one of my excellent associate officiants at Affordable I Do’s will perform your ceremony in my stead. Once again, I am committed to ensuring that everything goes beautifully for you on your Perfect Day!
I founded Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s in 2005 to provide couples with a reliable and creative wedding officiant outside of the traditional church setting. My experiences as a writer, choreographer, producer, and director enhance my skill for envisioning and creating ceremonies. I focus on your individual personalities as well as the dynamics of your relationship throughout the process of creating your ceremony. I will strive to enhance the vision that you have for your ceremony by making suggestions designed to aid your creative process while staying true to who you are and how you feel.
As your officiant, I will communicate to your guests, your love and devotion to each other. I will also ensure that every aspect of the ceremony itself is as smooth, stress-free, and enjoyable as possible. To that end, I take charge of the ceremony aspects and participants professionally and graciously at both the rehearsal and ceremony. I am careful to alleviate confusion and stress along with any other negativity that may be present to ensure that your wedding day is indeed a Perfect Day!
- Owner of Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s
- Certified premarital counselor-Prepare-Enrich
- The Knot Best of Weddings award- (multiple years)
- The Knot Hall of Fame award
- Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award winner (multiple years)
- Minnesota Bride “Best Officiant” finalist (multiple years)
- 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce
- Experienced in dance, drama, choreography, musical production and premarital counseling
Susan was absolutely fantastic through our whole wedding planning process. She was always quick to answer questions, gave insightful thoughts about our ceremony, and was overall a joy to work with. Our ceremony ended up being just perfect – even after only meeting in person once (with many emails in between), she spoke about our relationship as if we had known each other for years and it was incredibly touching. Many of our guests first words to us were how much they enjoyed the ceremony! Our day would not have been the same without Susan and I cannot recommend her enough for anyone planning their wedding!
Rev. Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of our big day. The ceremony exceeded my expectations. Your words were beautiful and you helped make our wedding everything we wanted it to be! Having a different officiant would’ve worked too but I am soooo glad you were our officiant! We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. You are amazing at what you do and I will definitely recommend Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s if anyone needs an officiant. Again, thank you!
Susan was so incredible as the officiant for our wedding day. Not only the day, but the meetings we had prior made it so clear that she was going to be an absolute pleasure to work with! She is such a great person, so helpful with everything and really personalizes things to the specific couple or situation she is in. We hope to get the pleasure to work with her again in the future whether it be our children’s baptisms, our vow renewals, etc! Thank you so much Susan!
– Jared D.
Susan was amazing to work with! From our first conversation I felt great about working with her. We did a full service ceremony and premarital counseling. We loved doing the premarital counseling with her. We really feel it helped us prepare for marriage. During planning the ceremony Susan was so helpful in planning exactly what we wanted. We received countless compliments that our ceremony was the most personal and fun ceremony that they had ever seen and we owe that to Susan. I HIGHLY recommend hiring her for your wedding!
– Annie S