Tips for choosing an Officiant

Your wedding is all about sharing your life and relationship with your closest friends and family. Your wedding ceremony typically reflects your core values and beliefs. A good officiant will take the time to really get to know your personalities and needs so that he/she can tailor the ceremony for you.

  1. Decide what type of ceremony you want: Religious, Secular or Interfaith. The type you choose will go a long way towards helping you choose an officiant.
  2. If your officiant is your local church minister it is common etiquette to invite them to the reception.
  3. We always recommend interviewing multiple officiants to find someone you connect with.
  4. Other than your photographer and wedding coordinator the officiant is the only other vendor at your wedding. This makes it very important that you choose a professional that you trust and that you get along with.
  5. Your officiant should be familiar with many different ethnic, cultural and religious intricacies.
  6. They should also have loose rules when it comes to photography 😉

Those of you who have been following this series have probably started to notice a pattern; the importance of selecting vendors that are both professional and who closely match your personal style. At the end of the day (your wedding day) you want the memories to be of the great time that everyone had and not the mishap with the awkward vendor.

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