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CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING OFFICIANT

 

Your Wedding Officiant

 

This person will be in your photographs, video and memories for the rest of your life. It’s sometimes difficult for couples who aren’t part of a formal spiritual community to figure out how to even find a professional wedding officiant. For your own sake, give this choice the attention and financial consideration that it deserves. Choose an officiant who has the most to offer and be willing to pay for their experience, expertise and service. Be sure to spend as much time, care and money on finding an officiant that fits you as perfectly as the wedding dress, cake and flowers you choose. There are a lot of options these days and one size definitely doesn’t fit all.

 

Value of Experience

 

The value of an experienced professional wedding officiant - It is important to find a wedding officiant who will help you enjoy your day, express what your relationship is about, and interact well with your guests and your other wedding vendors in a helpful and professional way. An experienced and professional wedding officiant is essential to making your wedding day run smoothly. Professional wedding officiants have a lot of experience with a wide variety of wedding situations. There are many dynamics in a wedding ceremony that a professional knows how to deal with. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Family members who don’t get along

  • Wide variances in religious and spiritual traditions among family and guests

  • Videographers and Photographers needs for getting good pictures and video

  • Wedding party members falling ill or fainting during the wedding ceremony

  • Wrong music during your vows

  • Missing people or ceremony items (such as rings or flowers)

  • Bride or Groom is too nervous to say their vows

  • Sudden changes in weather conditions

  • Wardrobe and equipment malfunctions

  • And many more . . .

 

Do we match?

 

Meet with your prospective wedding officiant and see what kind of chemistry you have. Does he/she seem nice? Easy to work with? Does he/she have a pleasant speaking voice? What will he/she wear? Is the officiant focused on pleasing you, or will you be expected to “do as you’re told?” Does the officiant have any restrictions or objections to your location, music plans, plans for pictures or video?, etc. Find out what kind of ceremonial elements he/she has to offer? What experience does this person have, and can you get references if you want them? Where is the officiant “coming from” ideologically. Some officiants are very traditional Christian ministers - while others are interfaith, non-denominational ministers who are coming from a different perspective. It’s not a matter of one being better than the other - but only of matching where you’re coming from with your wedding officiant’s style and beliefs. So that you can have the kind of ceremony that you’ll look back on happily ten years from now, give us a call at (401)765-3414.

 

All officiants aren’t created equal

 

It is important to find an officiant who will help you enjoy your day, express what your relationship is about, and interact with your family, guests and your other wedding vendors in a helpful and professional way. Be sure to spend as much time, care and money on finding a wedding officiant that fits you as perfectly as the wedding dress, cake, and flowers you choose.

Creative     .     Elegant     .     Professional     .     Affordable

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