Rev. Phillip Rogers
Wedding reviews on WeddingWire.com STARS: 1.0-5.0
CATEGORIES: Quality of service; Responsiveness; Value; Flexibility; Professionalism
Janice · Married on 09/30/2017 5.0
Our review is best summed up in the thank-you note we sent Pastor Phillip - it really does speak for itself:
"There are no words to thank you for the amazing role you played in our wedding celebration. Thank you so very much for your expert guidance – as we meet with family and friends over the holidays, folks are STILL talking about how phenomenal you were, and the praise is well deserved. You wove the perfect tapestry of scripture to unite people of all faiths, and chose the perfect words to make the ceremony uniquely our own. You are as much a part of us now as our own families are, and we are blessed and honored to know you.
Our wedding was indeed the greatest show ever, and we could not have raised it to that level without your help. Thank you, sincerely."
Held in the historic Redford Theatre in Detroit, our wedding was a spectacular (yet respectful) tribute to our Star Wars fandom; complete with Stormtroopers, lightsabers, theme music, and creative uses of the movie screen! Pastor Phillip integrated a beautiful interfaith ceremony that was both serious and hilarious at times, and held the attention of every audience member in the best possible way. It was perfectly "us," all thanks to Pastor Phillip's expert grasp of who we are as a couple. He takes the time to truly get to know you, and does not simply read from a canned script. We could not imagine our wedding being as amazing as it was without him!
Alyssa · Married on 09/07/2013 5.0
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Phillip Rogers for our wedding. From the initial consultation we felt immediately comfortable with him, and in all of our conversations past that point we knew that we had made the right choice. My husband and I are not religious, but we did very much appreciate the message he used in our ceremony. We had an outdoor ceremony in a farm setting, and Phil was incredibly flexible with our circumstances - it rained, AND our rings were left at the hotel! My husband ended up using Phil's wedding ring during the ceremony, and it worked perfectly! Also, even though we are not religious, we wanted a sentimental, meaningful ceremony for both ourselves and our guests. We didn't want a quick 10-minute ceremony. Phil's words, which thankfully we have on a wonderful video, were beautiful. Even through the rain, he didn't shorten or hasten the ceremony - we powered through, and I certainly appreciated it!
In our videos below (by our videographers Style & Motion), you can really experience just how powerful his message is! We still get a little teary eyed hearing the ceremony - it's just incredible!
3 min. video: http://vimeo.com/74122667
15 min. video: http://vimeo.com/77533613
Olivia Campo · Married on 10/12/2018 5.0
Four Thumbs Up!
Reverend Phil did an amazing job on our ceremony. Everyone complimented his words and the fact that our ceremony was short and sweet and engaging. He spoke as if he knew us for years and provided great advice and insight on what a marriage should look and sound like. Reverend Phil is super responsive, personable and easy to work with. Prior to the wedding he reached out to confirm details and even came to visit with both myself and my husband right before the ceremony to check on us and run through again. We would highly recommend Reverend Phil for your ceremony! Thank you Pastor Phil!______________________________
Marissa · Married on 10/13/2018 5.0
Phil was absolutely perfect. He did our service for our wedding and it was amazing. He was very personable, great with getting things situated for the service and was very professional. So many guests complimented his work. . He spoke at our wedding like we had known him personally for years, when we had only met him once to book him for our special day. (Our choice) He took his time with us and made us feel very comfortable, and relaxed on our wedding day. He stayed and talked with us and our family for a while and everyone else enjoyed his company also. I would highly recommend him! 10/10 from us!
Meegan Scheuerman · Married on 10/06/2018 5.0
My husband and I used Rev. Phil to officiate our wedding recently. He was very responsive to all my emails. We decided to do a unity tree and he had no problem incorporating that into our ceremony. After our ceremony so many guests complimented us on how nice our ceremony was and what a great job he did. He made it very personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone.______________________________
Brady · Married on 09/22/2018 5.0
Rev. Phil was amazing from start to finish. When we met him the first time he made us feel very comfortable and excited about the planning again! His genuine and caring personality definitely shined and during the ceremony his elegance, style and professionalism were top notch. I would strongly recommend him to any of my family and friends______________________________
Benedetta · Married on 06/09/2018 5.0
When my husband and I first started our search for our officiant for our wedding we thought it was going to be such a hard experience. Pastor Phil was the first person we met with and right away we knew that he had to be the one to marry us! He was absolutely incredible! When we met with him he really listened to what we were looking for in our ceremony! He was always available to talk and even called me a week before the wedding just to see how I was doing with the stress and to see if I needed any help! They day of the wedding I knew we 100% made the right choice! Our wedding took place outside and it was raining the entire day leading up. We ended up pushing our ceremony back 40 minutes because the raining was going to stop then and he was more than flexible! Something I really loved was in our initial meeting we discussed how much faith we wanted in our ceremony. My husband and I did want Faith in our ceremony but I liked that he never once tried to push it on us and was perfectly okay leaving faith completely out of it if that was what we wanted. I’m sorry this review is kind of long but I seriously recommend using Pastor Phil for your wedding. We received so many compliments on how touching our ceremony was because he made it so personal like he had know us for years! Even if you just meet with him he will quickly show you just how incredible he is! I seriously will recommend him to all of our family and friends and they get married! We could never thank him enough for how incredible he was!
Stacy · Married on 11/04/2017 5.0
Pastor Phil did an excellent job officiating our ceremony! He was very personable and engaging. All of our guests commented on the ceremony and we were so grateful to have him marry us! Thank you, Pastor Phil!______________________________
Jennifer · Married on 05/06/2017 5.0
Phillip Rogers was everything we could ask for in an officiant. First, he's very personable and easy to talk to. This was important to us because he performs a very intimate and special ceremony. We wanted to feel comfortable and like we were talking to a friend - and we did. We met to discuss the ceremony and he came to the table with some wonderful things. We appreciated the recommendations because we really needed some assistance crafting our ceremony. The vows he suggested were sweet and very meaningful, as if we had written them ourselves. They were actually so powerful I wasn't sure if I would be able to repeat them! He gave us plenty of opportunity to personalize too. He was very flexible and accommodating. We had a simple ceremony planned (no attendants) and he was willing to just roll with it, no rehearsal needed. Just a quick set of instructions before the ceremony. The ceremony was just perfect. There's a part at the end still makes me cry when I think of it. Family and friends remarked how wonderful it was and what a great job Phillip did!
After the ceremony was the marriage license, which was already partially completed by Phillip and all we had to do was sign. Made it quick and easy. Then he offered to mail me a copy of the marriage reading he did (the one at the end that was so special and made me cry). I'm looking forward to saving this forever.
Thanks to Phillip Rogers for making our day so wonderful. We truly loved having you be a part of this special moment in our lives!
Ashley · Married on 12/03/2016 5.0
As a Wedding Planner in the area, I appreciate it when I can work with a really great Vendor that not only is professional and great at what they do...but also a great person that make my clients happy in their Wedding-day choices. I can without a doubt say that working with Pastor Phil was an absolute pleasure and he is definitely someone that meets all of the above criteria and more. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and personal Ceremony.
Thank you Pastor Phil! I look forward to working with you again soon!
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Paulette · Married on 10/23/2016 5.0
I have worked at the Dearborn Inn for 28 years and have seen plenty of ceremonies in my days. I actually plan wedding for a living. I have seen a lot of ministers, but Rev. Phil offers a real connection. My husband was indifferent about selecting vendors, but after meeting Phil he said I really like him! He took my Catholic up-bringing and added to the ceremony nicely to include these traditions. He recognized that we were honoring our parents as well as my best friend’s parents and a special couple to us as they each have over 50 years of loving marriage. He combined that with the story of his grandparents. My husband is funny and he interacted well with him throughout the ceremony. It was very memorable for me! We also had the Celtic hand-fasting and he accommodated our heritage nicely! Thank you Rev Phil! I hope to see you at many more events at The Dearborn Inn. I must admit I love being on the other side for a change;)
Katie · Married on 10/08/2016 5.0
My husband and I got married at the Detroit Yacht Club. We wanted a meaningful ceremony, but are not very religious. Phil was perfect for us! He asked us exactly what we wanted and really personalized the ceremony for us. I was so impressed given that our wedding day was the first time we met him! (We live in California and were not able to meet up prior to the big day). He even included a nice message about my grandparents who were married at the same venue almost 55 years ago! Phil is very well spoken and is very passionate about what he does. By the end of the evening he felt like one of the family! We also received so many compliments from our guests regarding Phil and how beautiful the ceremony was. If you are getting married in the Metro Detroit area and are looking for an officiant to deliver a personalized, meaningful, and beautiful ceremony: Stop looking! I am so grateful that Phil was a part of our big day!______________________________
Sofia · Married on 09/30/2016 5.0
From the moment we met Pastor Phil, we both new that he going to marry us. If you are looking for someone that will provide guidance, be your friend, and make sure every detail of your wedding ceremony is the way you want it, then Pastor Phil is a great choice! We were always excited to visit with him, and he was always open to talk to us about anything - from wedding concerns and schedule, to how the MSU basketball team is doing this year! If you love MSU, you will love Pastor Phil! We had some issues with our church coordinator, and he did a superb job of maintaining his professionalism and being calm, while also making sure our interests and requests were honored, he was 100% on our side throughout the entire process. His words at our wedding really resonated with our friends and family, they were meaningful and relatable without being overly religious or traditional. We were honored to have him as a permanent part of our history and love that we will always have his name on our marriage license!
Val · Married on 08/20/2016 5.0
Pastor Phil was awesome!! He was recommended by our venue and they were spot on. He knows what he's doing! We wanted a shorter outdoor ceremony that was meaningful and not too short. He was spot on! We received compliments from a ton of guests! He really listened during our initial meeting and he made the ceremony personal. Highly recommended!!______________________________
Kathryn · Married on 05/14/2016 5.0
I could not have asked for a better experience! My husband and I were looking for a very relaxed yet very meaningful ceremony. That's exactly what we got. The people in attendance all raved about how fantastic and funny Phillip was!______________________________
Katie · Married on 11/21/2015 5.0
Phil was such an amazing Reverend to work with for our day. He was very understanding that we had been brought up with certain religions but we were not interested in doing that kind of ceremony for our wedding day but still wanted God involved. He was super friendly with everyone and gave a great service. I would highly recommend if you do not have someone specific in mind for your wedding.______________________________
Patrick · Married on 11/30/2013 5.0
Phil is absolutely the best! I had seen Phil perform several services in the past and having him at ours was a natural and obvious choice. He exhibited extreme professionalism, was genuinely interested in how we wanted our day to go, he brought a wonderful energy to our day. Several of our guest made a point of saying to us how much they got out of his service and how much they enjoyed his message. It was not just a wedding, it was a life experience. He met with us on several occasions to discuss and plan our wedding with us. Having Phil perform our wedding service was such a great experience and our friends & families are still talking to us about how much it meant to them to hear him speak. He brought such wonderful element to our day and we can't thank him enough. Thank you Phil, you made our day!______________________________
Lindsey · Married on 10/26/2013 5.0
Reverend Phil made our wedding day very special. The ceremony received many great reviews from our guests. He made the ceremony personable and unique to us, not just a general ceremony.
______________________________Noah · Married on 10/05/2013 5.0
Reverend Phillip Rogers was the hit of our wedding!______________________________
Jordyn · Married on 09/21/2013 5.0
Rev. Phil made our wedding ceremony very special. He personalized his message and spoke about the true meaning of marriage. His warm personality and sense of humor added to our wedding experience. He was very professional and dependable throughout the entire planning of our wedding. Thank you Rev. Phil for being our Wedding Officiant!! It was truly a day we will never forget!
Very professional. We used his vows which were great. Thanks again!______________________________
Robin · Married on 08/25/2013 5.0
When I found Rev Phillip Rogers' online ad, I liked his sense of humor. When we met him, there was an immediate connection and we knew this was our pastor for the wedding. He talked to us about the ceremony and different ideas, and told us his wife also sings. We did have Michelle sing and it was so beautiful. Our day was perfect and together they helped us convey our love for each other and for God.
We had many compliments on the meaningful ceremony and everyone thought he was our personal pastor and friend, and now he is.
Melisa & Paul · Married on 08/09/2013 5.0
Reverend Phillip officiated our wedding last August at Meadow Brook. Many of my family and friends commented on how engaging the service was, and especially enjoyed the L-O-V-E part of the service. He was easy to work with and had great character. Highly recommended.______________________________
We had first witnessed Reverend Phillip Rogers as an officiant at our close friends' wedding a number of years ago. He was very eloquent and genuinely spoke from the heart. As our wedding date came closer, we contacted Phil and he met with us at our convenience, which really stood out. He was in the middle of relocating churches, and even had a planned vacation the day after our wedding day, and yet he was Happy to accommodate us and be our officiant. His kind words throughout our ceremony are unforgettable which made out special day even more spectacular.
As a note to anyone in the area looking for an officiant, honestly, look no further; contact Reverend Phillip Rogers ASAP and get him scheduled for your event. You will be so happy you did!! We are!!
Brooke · Married on 10/13/2012 5.0
Reverend Philip Rogers, was amazing. He did a great job of incorporating Jewish traditions. Everyone thought he did a wonderful job as well. I'll never forget the words he spoke. He is a very professional man as well. I'd highly recommend Phil to anyone.______________________________
Marybeth · Married on 10/12/2012 5.0
We had an instant connection with Rev. Phillip Rogers. He made our ceremony warm and personal, providing the perfect blend of meaningful readings and sweet anecdotes. Everyone asked us where we found him!! He spoke sincere, meaningful words that we will apply to our marriage everyday. He not only married us, but set-up a strong foundation for a very successful future. We will be forever grateful he was part of our wonderful day!______________________________
Marcie · Married on 06/09/2012 5.0
Reverend Phillip was amazing! Throughout our engagement he was very helpful and communicated with us well. He took the time to get to know us. During the service he clearly knew what he was doing. This was the first marriage out of the catholic church for my husband's family and the whole family talked about how great Reverend Phillips service was. He married us outside and was more than accommodating. We used his vows, not the traditional ones but did not write out own. Our guests also talked about how much they liked the vows. I remember reading them for the first time and I almost started crying. We would highly recommend Reverend Phillips to anybody getting married!! He is very reasonably priced too.______________________________
Brian · Married on 05/18/2012 5.0
Reverend Phil did an awesome job on the ceremony. He told interesting and relevant stories about building a great marriage. The whole ceremony was efficient and very touching.
Jennifer · Married on 03/30/2012 5.0
We are so happy that we chose Rev. Phil as our Officiant. The ceremony was perfect and all of our guests complemented us on how much they enjoyed it. We were able to write our own vows and received helpful feed back from Rev. Phil about them. Thank You so much for being apart of our day!!______________________________
John · Married on 03/02/2012 5.0
Phillip was great to work with made my entire family feel involved.
Billie · Married on 11/26/2011 5.0
Rev. Phil is fantastic! He's down to earth, lighthearted and full of love. The first time we met was at his home and our young children played together. He took the time to get to know me... We shared many of the same values and he made me feel welcomed, at home, if you will. Besides the fact that he is a State fan, he was just perfect!! Hahahaa. Go Blue (sorry Rev. Phil ;))
Juliana · Married on 08/28/2011 5.0
Pastor Phil Rogers is the best Officiant for any wedding ceremony! He engages your guests and makes them stop and think of their own relationships and marriage. His messages are natural, powerful, and will stick with you for a lifetime. I wish I had a videographer at my wedding so I could listen to his message our wedding ceremony again and again. I recommend Pastor Phil for anyone's wedding ceremony and if you pick him, you'll guests will still be talking about your wedding ceremony long after your wedding. My husband and I got married in August 2011 and we still have guests talking about our wedding.______________________________
Stephanie · Married on 01/08/2011 5.0
Pastor Phil was wonderful! My husband and I were so glad that he did our wedding. We were both from out of town, so our local pastors couldn't officiate. All our family and friends complemented us on what a lovely job he did. We went with the ceremony that he highlights on his website (www.godnrmarriages.com), and it was perfect. His brief homily on love was gorgeous. I honestly couldn't have been happier with having him as our officiant. I watched our wedding video about 2 months later and was honestly thrilled again with what a great job he did - he made it all so special. When I think back on our wedding, he was such a special part of it. Even though we just met him, it felt like we had a friend officiating our wedding. I highly recommend Pastor Phil!!______________________________
Graham · Married on 06/17/2016 4.8
Phil Rogers made our wedding wonderful. He married friends of ours a few years back and at the time we remembered how moving the ceremony was, so we called Phil to have him marry us. From our first meeting with Phil we knew we wanted him to marry us. He conducted our wedding ceremony with wit, humor, and profound words and advice. Everyone at our wedding mentioned how wonderful our ceremony was and how warm, and inspirational Phil's service was. We highly recommend Phil Rogers for couples who want a very special wedding experience.______________________________
Amanda · Married on 01/16/2016 4.6
Rev Phil was amazing! Best vendor decision we made for sure. We live out of state and never got the chance to meet him in person prior to the wedding but with the help of FaceTime we were still able to get to know him. After our first talk my fiancé and I were so relieved that we had picked the perfect person to officiate our wedding. He personalized our ceremony and really captured who were are as a couple. We got so many compliments on the ceremony and the lovely things he said. Lots of our guests said it was the best ceremony they've been to! If you're getting married hire this Reverend!
Johanna · Married on 06/11/2016 4.4
Phil was really easy to work with, and able to make adjustments to his planned speeches. Very nice guy, and everyone liked the service. Do wish we'd known he wasn't planning to stay for dinner! Oh well.
Anna · Married on 09/05/2015 3.8
The service itself was done very nicely. He was entertaining and I think our friends and family enjoyed him very much. However, he does not come out the night before for the rehearsal, which for the price I would have thought he would. And we didn’t even meet or talk about our vows with him until an hour before the ceremony. My husband was saying them for the first time during ceremony.
Sent on 01/28/2016
The Wedding Rev's reply:Anna and her husband lived in Bowling Green, KY and out of state weddings are a bit more challenging than the normal ones. I do everything I can do to accommodate their schedules via Skype, Facetime, etc. In this particular situation, I informed them many months ahead of time that I had another commitment the night before, I was very clear with them about this. They did NOT have a problem with that when I first shared it with them, For Anna to critique that AFTER the fact is disappointing. The vows problem was MY fault. I honestly thought I had sent the vows to them and did not. My mistake!! I have officiated over 500 weddings in the last 25 years and received LOTS of requests from folks who have attended previous weddings. I do remember getting MANY positive comments from her family and friends. Anna's own father went out of his way, more than once, to thank me for the quality of the ceremony. This experience was quite enjoyable and memorable for me. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your big day. It should also be noted that I asked Anna to give me her honest feedback. I was not aware of her feelings until this review.