(Closed) He popped the question!! (No, not THAT question.)

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Who is your officiant?
    Religious Figure (pastor, priest, rabbi, etc.) : (39 votes)
    59 %
    Other hired officiant (justice of the peace, or someone else who you had never met prior) : (11 votes)
    17 %
    Friend / Acquaintance : (13 votes)
    20 %
    Other (explain below) : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mine is my uncle, so “friend/acquantance”, but he is a pastor also so “religious”, although we’re not having a religious ceremony so….all of the above?

    Post # 4
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re having a rabbi, but we have no prior connection with him. Basically found him online 🙂

    Congrats on your friend agreeing! I think that’s so cool to have someone that knows you both.

    Post # 5
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My step-sister had a friend officiate their 50s themed greaser wedding. It was adorable! He wrote all the vows and made it car themed. If I wasn’t getting married in the Catholic Church, I would totally have a friend say the wedding rather than hire a non-denominational officiant. I love the idea of really personalizing the ceremony with friends and family involvement.

    Post # 6
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    One of my FIs good friends just got ordained yesterday!! Woo hoo!

    Post # 7
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I got really, REALLY excited after we confirmed our officiant.  There’s something about that planning step that made it feel ‘official’ to me! 

    We wanted a pastor and the one we chose is a good friend – so, it’s the best of both worlds for us!

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    16196 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    It will be a senior pastor from the church in which we are getting married.

    Post # 9
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We had a justice of the peace.  I poposed having someone closer to us perform the ceremony, but Darling Husband just wanted it done and over – he’s so sentimental like that 🙂

    Post # 10
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    401 posts
    Helper bee

    when we were planning a big wedding we were going to have FI’s uncle, who is a pastor do the wedding, now we’ll more than likely be going the JOP route so it’ll be a clergy from “downtown”…lol

    Post # 11
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Aww, sweet! I’m not engaged, but I DEFINITELY want my best friend to officiate. Hopefully, he would say yes.

    Post # 12
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I wasn’t sure how to vote. Neither of us are religious but our friends and families are (mine much more so than his) but we chose to have a very close friend of mine who is a minister, even though ours will be the first wedding she has performed.

    Post # 13
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    A pastor I’ve had since I was nine is actually a dear family friend and I admire and respect him a lot, although my fiance has never met him, he was fine with that.

    So he is a pastor, but he’s someone very special in my life.

    Post # 14
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    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Ours is extra special because he is the pastor at the church we went to in college, and he is also our very good friend!

    Post # 15
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    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re hoping a friend and his wife (who is an ordained minister) will do the ceremony together. Still waiting to see if they are availabile. If not, we’ll probably just use the minister in the church we’re marrying.

    Post # 16
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    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    Ours is the former pastor and very good friend of my family.

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