(Closed) Anyone not meet their JP until the day of?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

When I was planning an actual wedding I wanted to talk to every candidate either in person, or on the phone and see a video of them performing a ceremony. I was concerned about how they sounded and carried themselves. Could you ask for a sound or video recording to give you some peace of mind?

When we eloped, I didn’t have a chance to do all the research, so the requirement was male who speaks English ๐Ÿ™‚ I was really relaxed, happy and mellow so I didn’t notice that he had a very quiet voice. It didn’t really matter in the end, we were so into each other, we didn’t notice anything around us ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. For my first wedding 17+ years ago, the church would not allow me to see who I got assigned on my wedding day. I thought it was ridiculous. And it was ridiculous because the priest turned out to be a 6.5f woman who towered over both of us with a Miss Piggy’s nose and a pink & white robe and sandals plus a high pitch voice. I laugh about it now because that is not how I see a priest, lol. I thought for some reason that being married by a woman is bad luck but I doubt that’s what broke that marriage.



Post # 5
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Yes, actually it is very common. I am often booked for weddings without meeting the couple getting married. I prefer to meet each couple prior to them booking with me. However, when they can’t meet with me. I try to create a good line of communication by emails and phone calls. I have not had a couple yet that was unhappy with my abilities. I am sure you will be pleased with your choice too.

Post # 6
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We didn’t meet our officiant until the day of the wedding, and we didn’t have a rehearsal either. That made me a little nervous but we exchanged emails and pretty much had everything figured out. We also had a meeting on Skype so we could talk to her face to face, which helped with getting to know her speaking style, so it wouldn’t be a complete surprise.

Post # 7
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are getting married in another country , we won’t be able to meet the officiant until two days before the wedding. everything was set up over emails and over the phone though . So I do have the chance to ask questions

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