Post # 1
Hi Savannah Bees! I’m trying to decide on an officiant, and picking one from the internet is pretty impossible. I’d love to hear your recommendations and experiences! I keep running across Rev. Steve Schulte and Rev. Joe Wadas. Has anyone used either of them or know anything about them? Thanks!
Post # 2
MissBoxerBee: Are you from the Savannah area or having a destination wedding? I’m having my wedding in Savannah also, but it’s my hometown, so my pastor will be officiating. I know it’s a pain to plan things in Savannah from out of town (that’s what the majority of my planning process has been haha), but I really recommend meeting officiants in person, especially if you found them online. Plan a weekend trip with your FI and go talk to some 🙂 If you have any special requests for your ceremony like writing your own vows or having a nontraditional ceremony, those are good things to bring up, as that could easily narrow down your choices! Also if you have any relatives or friends in Savannah who attend church, you might consider talking to their pastors. It might be nice for the officiant to be someone that you have a small personal connection with since etiquette says they and their SO should be invited to the reception and rehearsal dinner if you’re having them.
Post # 3
@MKWeddingBee: I’m planning from Arkansas. My FI’s dad’s family is originally from Georgia, but none live in the Savannah area any longer, so I don’t have any local connections with area pastors. A few of the officiant’s I’m looking at are supposed to have really good communication response times, so I may just reach out to them and ask them about some of your suggestions! Thanks for your response!
Post # 4
I am assisting a friend with planning her wedding in Savannah and she is using Tybee Jack. He has great reviews and reasonable in price $250 to do the wedding and wedding rehearsal. You can find his info on Wedding Wire.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I’m using Rev. Joe Wadas for my wedding in October and he has been a pleasure to work with so far. He books up realllly fast though so be sure to allow enough time. He really customizes the ceremony based on whatever you want. He has awesome reviews and a reasonable fee.