Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning on getting married some time in June 2013, so we have a lot of time to plan (even though I feel we don’t have enough time with how many ideas I have). Neither of us are religious. I’m having my best friend, Matt, be my man-of-honor and Andrew’s best man is his best friend Dave. Both of our ‘bests’ are ordained, but will be a part of the wedding party.
Now here’s my question.. What should we do about an officiant?
Post # 3
I started looking online on weddingwire.com. Also let your relatives know you are looking… My aunt suggested two people she knew (one with a marriage licence, the other is a chaplin) I have seen that some people find a friend to do the service and have then get a marriage licence (It sounds like it is fairly easly to get online)
Post # 4
I agree with WeddingWire.com, I haven’t found a better way of finding officiants because they’re not necessarily easy to Google.
Post # 5
Sometimes your venue would be able to recommend someone.
Post # 6
Look online, talk to friends. When you do find someone, look at their pictures, email them, have a phone conversation and plan a meeting. Have a list of concerns and questions. Listen to not only their answers but the style of their voice and the way they talk. Does this person laugh at your jokes; is he/she the style of person you feel comfortable with trusting your ceremony too? This person needs to “understand” you and your fiance. Your officiant should make you feel confident, comfortable and they should seem excited for you. Do not pick someone that makes it seem like it is “boring” or “everyday” to them. You want someone interested in your ceremony, like it is the only ceremony they are doing for that entire year.
Btw, always ask about their contract… take a good look at it before you sign.