(Closed) Advice: Officiant for Secular Ceremony

posted 4 years ago in Secular
Post # 2
Member
7905 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

katherineab24:  Is this officiant a member of the clergy? Does this person know about your religious beliefs? Is your Fiance also atheist? I would just tell this person that you are honored that they want to officiate, but you also want to make sure that he/she officiates knowing how you two approach religion. If your officiant doesn’t know your Fiance, I would think he/she would want to learn more about him anyway, and there can be your chance to tell him/her about your concern. If this person can’t respect your beliefs, I think you’re better off finding a different officiant even despite the history. 

 

Post # 3
Member
358 posts
Helper bee

I agree with PP. I would sit down and explain that you would be honored to have this person oficiate your wedding but that you have some requests regarding his approach. If he does not agree to conduct the ceremony how you would like, you will just have to thank him for the consideration and look for someone else to officiate the ceremony. 

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