Among the many decisions a couple has to make, one of the most important is choosing who will perform your wedding ceremony. The wedding officiant determines the overall mood of the whole event through their relationship with the couple, the professionalism and sincerity in performing the vows and the tone and flow of the ceremony. So how do you choose an officiant who's right for you?
Meeting with the officiant is criticial in order to determine that the comfort level and trust is there. You will know right away if the person understands your relationship and more importantly, what you want from your ceremony. The officiant should be asking YOU questions too; how did you meet? how long have you been together? what things do you love about each other? how religious or non-religious do you want your ceremony? do you want to write your own vows? do you want any humor involved? These are questions that will help shape the outcome of the most important part of your special day, and you want someone that you know can deliver perfection in this role. If you are able to, check out one of their ceremonies on line or in person to see how they speak and how they relate to other couples and their guests. Be sure that the officiant pronounces names correctly and other vital information, understands the timing you want, and is approachable to your guests.
You can find wedding officiants through our directory, through your venue and on line, but be sure that you do your research and choose the person who will best represent you as a couple and your wishes for sealing your vows.
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