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Wedding Ceremonies By Carrie...

....Creating memories, one ceremony at a time.

A Wonderful Chicago Wedding...

My husband and I were married this February (2011) by Ms. Cari Rivera. 3 days before our wedding Chicago received 23 inches of snow! Despite the blizzard, Ms. Rivera braved the weather and snowy streets, to make it to our ceremony. The ceremony was graceful and beautiful. Ms. Rivera was in constant contact with me in the weeks before the wedding. I would recommend Ms. Rivera in a heartbeat."

Very friendly and Affordable Prices...

"Carrie Rivera is very friendly and passionate about her career. She is flexible in her busy schedule: we were scheduled for New Year’s Eve wedding ceremony. She helps each couple (as well as same sex marriages) make their wedding unique and personal. She discusses at her office (such as a place of worship, country clubs, museums, etc.)  I would highly recommend this vendor to anyone!"

Amazing Civil Union Ceremony...

"My hubby and I chose Carrie Rivera to be our officiant based on yelp reviews and we are very glad we did. Honestly, price also had a factor, but I feel we had better respect appreciated and both of us were comfortable being ourselves with Carrie; it was just us 3 in the room and we felt like the world faded away. Great experience and service to compliment the best day of our lives! Thanks Carrie!"

Down to Earth...

"If you're looking for someone down to earth that will take into consideration all of for a better wedding officiant, she was patient, and met with us a couple of times to make sure everything went down smoothly on the big day, not to mention she kept in touch through email! On the day before the wedding we were forced to change our venue and the time of the ceremony but Carrie was flexible and understanding so she came through! So what are you waiting for call Carrie NOW!"

Just Say No to City Hall...

....she made us feel like we had such a personal relationship from the first moment we met with her! We felt like we knew her since the beginning and it was She was available to us by email, phone and in person. Took us on a tour of her adorable wedding ceremony site. She adapted to our non traditional wedding and when we asked to change everything one day before she was all smiles and supported every decision providing us options. She gave us a complete experience! Before knowing about CJP we wanted to go to City hall and after calling to make an appt and them yelling at me for calling too late, they close at 4!   Carrie performed the ceremony of our dreams! For future vow renewals, we are calling her!  Please schedule a meeting with her before feeling the despair of having a City hall wedding or even going to Las Vegas! Just like us, ELOPE to Chicago and have the wedding of your dreams without the price tag!


Thank you Cari for being part of our best day of our lives!"

From Stress to Bliss...

"My (now) husband and I were in a hugely stressful bind when my great uncle, a retired judge, had to cancel as officiant for our wedding less than a week before the big day. I wrote a flurry of emails to officiants and chose Carrie based on her good reviews and the commitment to openness she expressed on her website (and proximity to our ceremony site- north side Chicago!). We are so glad she was free throughout the week before she was incredibly responsive and willing to work with the personal secular ceremony my husband and I had worked on for a month (and the incredibly tight time schedule & other pre-wedding stresses we were dealing with that week). My husband especially appreciated the fact that Carrie kept him in the loop for the entire process - she always emailed us or called us both and made sure we were both treated equally, treatment he didn't get from a lot of our other bride-centric vendors. We were so grateful to Carrie for her flexibility, professionalism, and kindness.

Thank you for helping us have a memorable, beautiful day!"

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