Advice needed: how to politely decline an interviewed officiant?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

You simply call them, or write them a note, thanking them for their time and that you’ve decided to go with someone else, or that you’re going in a different direction. 

We talked to two before we chose. They understand. You’re likely over thinking this. It is no different than any other vendor. 

Post # 3
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: USA

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erin89leigh :  Agree with PP. That’s exactly what we did, we just thanked them for their time and said we decided to go with someone else. It’s your wedding after all- do what feels right to YOU! 

Post # 4
3051 posts
Sugar bee

A polite note or email thanking them for their time and letting them know you’ve chosen to go with someone else.  

If they spent significant time with you (via phone, email, or in person) I think a small donation would be a nice touch but I wouldn’t feel obligated to do so unless they had spent, say, more than an hour or two with you in person or there were several lengthy emails exchanged.  

Post # 5
7472 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Trust me, as a wedding professional, we’re used to rejection. 😉 Once you’ve actually hired (as in booked and paid) an officiant just send a quick email to the rest and thank them for their time and tell them that you’ve decided to go in another direction.

Post # 6
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

“Thank you for your time. We have decided to go another direction.”

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