Mr TTR and I Eloped to a Destination Wedding. We found our Officiant by doing a GOOGLE SEARCH for – Getting Married in ___ (name of location) –
And got a long list of hits.
Then I made up a spread sheet / list. With the hilights for each entry I found… Name, Website, Contact Info, Packages available, Costing, Extras etc.
Started off researching those that had Websites first, as they tended to have the best info available right off the bat.
Then sent out some emails to narrow things down further… and give them a heads-up on the Date we were looking at.
Could tell a lot by the replies I got… some people weren’t professional, some cold, others warm and welcoming.
Then after having narrowed things down to 2 or 3, we went to phone calls. That told us even more about “the fit” with us.
And of course, somewhere in the midst of all this… we also checked out Reviews & Comments about the company / person on-line by using GOOGLE
In the end we found a great Officiant who was willing to work with us (altho to be honest we were very easy going / low maintenance… as it was an Elopement and not a full-blown BIG White Pouffy Family Wedding).
We worked out the logstics by email and phone calls. Made our final payment the day before. Day Of, they were prompt and everything went to plan… Location, Ceremony, Bouquet, Photographer and the next day a delivery to us of our Unedited Copyright Wedding Photo CD.
Hope this helps,
PS… Lol, not all went 100% smoothly… the Officiant / Service we went with was our 2nd choice (which is WHY it is important to do good research, and keep all your notes handy). We had originally chosen a very large well known company… but they let us down at the last minute… they backed out we believe when they got “a better deal” for a BIG Wedding that obvioulsy was going to make them more money (full coordinated package).