(Closed) Co-officiants..

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

we had an interfaith service but chose one person to do it – primarily because we didn’t want “this officiant is mine, that one is yours”, and preferred the idea of a single person doing the service.  BUT our officiant often co-officiates with his wife as one is a rabbi and the other a pastor – I think the key is that they work well together so it feels cohesive!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I don’t know the answer to your question, but the Catholic Church has a bunch of restrictions and rules, so you’ll want to double check with his priest to find out what the church does or does not allow.  I would think you could have priest give his blessing but you probably won’t be considered “married” in the eyes of the catholic church unless it’s IN the church… maybe others know more about this?  Anyway, I wanted to bring it up in case that is important to your FH.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Definintely check with the priest first. Then if he’s cool, make sure they talk the ceremony over beforehand! We went to a wedding this summer where the co-pastors met 5 minutes before the ceremony and it was really, really awkward. They tried to talk at the same time and did the wrong parts of the ceremony.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve been a guest at one wedding that had two officiants. I don’t have the scoop on how it worked to plan, but it was a really nice ceremony and both officiants said that they were both there because the bride and groom were embracing their own, as well as the other’s, background. I just wanted to speak up here to say that if you can swing it, it can be a really nice personal touch for your wedding if that’s what you and your Fiance want. Good luck!

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