The couple begins planning the wedding attire, the wedding party, the flowers, the venue/location, the wedding cakes, the food, and so much more! Then we realize that we must select the right officiant for our ceremony. This is the individual that is going to “marry” us!
These hints and recommendations will make the process of finding the ideal officiant for your event easier as the officiant is the one that can legally marry you,
1. Consult the pastor, priest, or rabbi at the church or other place of worship for information on the rules of the location. Are you a member of this religious house/church or has this stunning site been a dream of yours ever since you were a little girl? Before booking an outside officiant, ask them first!
2. Should I select a male or female officiant? Discuss your partner's or fiancée's preferences as well. Doesn't that seem a little quaint? Keep in mind that the officiant will recite the vows to each of you in front of your guests. Decide if a man or female is more appropriate for you. In either case, a male or female officiant is there to recite the vows that focus on you!
3. How do I select if I know no one? Check out trustworthy websites like Tulsa Wedding Society, or inquire with family and friends to see if they recently attended a wedding and can recommend anyone. To find the person that best matches you, check out their websites, and reviews, and speak or meet with them first.
4. What should I bring up with the celebrant when we first meet? Learn about one another! Is the officiant curious about how you two met? Is the officiant speaking confidently or hesitantly with you? As you get to know one another, you'll realize that you two have a unique "connection"! Inquire with the officiant about prior indoor or outdoor weddings they have officiated. If you're unsure, tell the celebrant what you want to see in your wedding vows or, if they have any samples, ask.
5. But what if you want a relative or acquaintance to do the ceremony? Do they have any previous officiating experience? Are they authorized to officiate at lawful weddings by the state and have they received the necessary training? Will there be awkward moments at your wedding? Once upon a time, a father desired to officiate, but when he arrived at the altar, he was overtaken with emotion to the point where the attention was now on him as he had trouble saying the vows. After reading the vows, a couple decided against having their friend officiate because they were "canned" and did not reflect them as a couple or an individual. The vows were too personal when the friend modified them!
When you are certain that this is the one, reserve the date with the officiant! However, don't wait too long as they might already be scheduled since this officiant might be quite well-liked. Obtain a contract and pay the relevant fees.
Officiants are legal representatives that want to marry you and be a part of this magical day as you join your lives together.
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