My name is Carrie Rivera, I am a Wedding Officiant/Minister and Owner of "Chicago Justice of the Peace Weddings" aka "Chicago JOP". I also
work as a Notary Public and Freelance Paralegal with Chicago Paralegal Notary Services.

Welcome and I'd like to start by clarifying, especially for couples who may be seeking this type of person to wed them, that Illinois no longer has
any justices of the peace in office.  Please click and read our
disclaimer for further information. Couples coming across someone in this state
who claims to be an actual justice of the peace should be reported to local authorities as it is likely they are a scam artist.

Q & A about Chicago JOP....

Why do you use the term/phrase "justice of the peace" in your company name?

    Since 2008, the above phrase was incorporated into my company name, strictly for wedding officiant advertising purposes. I am not and
    have never claimed to be an actual justice of the peace or a judge nor have I worked for any local, city or state governmental office in this
    title or capacity.  

Should anyone reading have any questions about me or my company, or anything to do with getting married here in Chicago, IL, please feel free
give me a call (773) 293-7674. I'd be most happy to assist.

What is it that you do exactly?

    I am an ordained, non-denominational minister, who can legally marry any couple seeking be wed in the State of Illinois in any county
    therein, provided the couple has obtained the appropriate county marriage certificate.  Couples must obtain a marriage certificate for the
    county they seek to be married in. Click for more information on how to obtain a Cook County IL Marriage License.

Why this job?

    I fell into this particular profession when a relative, who was also an ordained pastor, asked me to fill in and interpret his  wedding
    ceremony from English to Spanish as the scheduled interpreter did not show up. I admired and loved sharing this event with the couple so
    much, and after many encouraging compliments, got ordained and have been marrying couples ever since.

Do you marry same-sex couples?

    Yes I do.  I strongly believe that no one should ever be denied, what is a basic human right, to be legally wed to one's true love....for as long
    as they both shall live.   Finding one's soul mate is truly a blessing, and wanting to share the vows of matrimony with one another, should
    never be denied to anyone.

    I am GLBTQ friendly, and have proudly married many same-sex couples, some of which have been among my favorite wedding ceremonies.
    I am proud to have a daughter in this community, and will continue to serve those who are ready to tie the knot.
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Each couples' Wedding Day, deserves to have a memorable wedding ceremony, a very special one specifically created,
designed and centered around the couple and their wishes....this is what I do.

I am very proud to say that each wedding ceremony I have had the privilege in creating were all specially crafted with the couples specific preferences, making each of
my happily married couples ceremonies, not only unique but most commemorative.

Please call or text (773) 255-5766 to make you FREE Wedding Consultation over the phone of if you have any questions.
"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!"