(Closed) Officiants

posted 9 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hi bluesky161-

I’m also looking for an officiant and looking for a short/simple ceremony.  I posted a similiar message on another wedding site and alot have mentioned Journeys of the Hearts (http://www.journeysoftheheart.org). 

I have not reached out to them yet, I plan to in another month or so.  Other than the ones you also listed – I don’t know of anyone else. 

I want my officiant to be laid back like we are!

Let me know if you find anything else.

 

 

Post # 4
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20 posts
Newbee

I am in between Allentwon and the Philly area and my fiance and i have been finding a hard time finding an officiant who will do a day before rehersal ( without a huge charge). I thought it was customary to reherse the day before and not the day of. We are having our wedding at our parents house and i am getting ready there. How could we have the rehersal ceremony the day of when im not supposed to be seen by the groom? Any pointers? I am getting married in October in near Bear Creek Ski Mt. anyone have a good officiant they want to share?

Post # 5
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

raesztwo-

I asked my caterer about rehearsing at our venue the day before and he told me that it’s typical that officiants do not do rehearsals – i was very shocked to hear that but all of the weddings that I’ve attended were in churches so I guess it’s different when you’re working with an officiant?

Now that I know this, he suggested to still have a rehearsal dinner and prior to the dinner, you can go through the details with the wedding party without actually rehearsing.  I’m a bit nervous about this but I don’t know what else to do. 

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!

I plan on looking for officiants soon, I’ll report back once I get more info.

Post # 6
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20 posts
Newbee

leoli80-

i think what we are going to end up doing is going thorugh the ceremony in person when we meet our officiant, and have a day before rehersal and run it ourselves. I’m not too happy about it, but maybe i can find someone not in the wedding to help run it.

 

good luck.

Post # 7
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

We used Rev. Carole Bell and she’s exactly what you’re looking for. I just can’t find her contact information.. If I find her number I’ll send you a message.

Post # 8
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

thanks bellpepper – please send it along if you find her contact info.  So far I contacted Journeys of the Heart and Rev Kent Foster.

Post # 9
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We are using Charles Cooper (http://www.humblemanweddings.com).  We met with him today – super nice, and flexible with the type of ceremony we wanted.

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