(Closed) Two Officiants – How to divide the duties?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Well I like asking the pastors what they would prefer. However, when I have been involved in a interfaith ceremony I have divided the ceremony. This is one way to keep all parties involved.

Pastor 1 – says intro/welcomes the family and friends.

Pastor 2- says a prayer or blessing & Declaration of Intentions.

Pastor 1 – conducts the wedding vows & ring vows.

Pastor 2 – says another prayer or blessing & Charge to Family and Friends (support couple)

Pastor 1 – Pronouncement of Marriage 

Good Luck

Post # 4
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We just had a civil ceremony, because it’s the only one that counts legally in this country… Anyways, my husband’s mom works at the city hall, so we asked her to marry us. The mayor was also a friend of the family for years, and it turns out the only way she could have done it on her own if her wasn’t in the room to take the responsibility. We had them share, so my MIL made the big speech before hand (which made everyone get teary-eyed) and the mayor said a few words, pronounced us married, and signed the paperwork. 

I love my ceremony, it was very personal for a city hall wedding. 

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