Post # 1
FI just called after his meeting with his Rabbi and he said he wouldn’t miss our wedding for the world and will now be officially marrying us!
I debated on putting this under the “Jewish” thread, but it’s not about the faith, it’s about having our perfect officiant performing our ceremony.
This Rabbi is really meaningful to FI and his family. He performed FI’s Bar Mitzvah and both of his older sisters’ weddings, so we really wanted him to do ours, but were afraid we woudn’t be able to get him because he normally does not work in July, but it was the only month we could get married in because we currently live in the Holy Land while I am attending an international medicine program.
Anyway, he is making an exception for us and FI and I are over the moon!
I guess the point of the post isn’t just to share my joy, but to remind you that if you have someone very special in mind you want as an officiant, be sure to inquire of their availability early.
Post # 3
Congratulations for finding the right person to help make your wedding the wedding you and your FI dreamed of having.
Post # 4
That’s awesome and I agree. My rabbi wasn’t available for mine and I’m bummed!
Post # 5
Mazel tov!! We recently e-mailed our rabbi asking if he’d marry us, and he said he’d be honored. I completely understand your joy!! 🙂
Post # 6
@LilDrAnya: I agree on asking early! The rabbi who did my conversion ceremony and is the leader of the shul FI and I attend together gets booked relatively quickly. As soon as we chose a date we called him to reserve, but we did hear from a fre of FI friends who did not get their rabbi of choice…
Post # 7
Agreed! The officiant was the first thing we did after setting the date!
After all, if the worst happens and you’re down to bare bones: you need you, FI, marriage license (which you usually can’t get til close to day of), and officiant to make it legal! SUPER important!