(Closed) How far out should I get an officiant?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d do it as soon as possible, especially if there is a particular person you want. You know, the early bird and all that jazz….

Post # 4
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had mine booked last month, but you might be able to let it slide a little longer because your wedding is during an “off” month and there won’t be as much competition. But, it took me awhile to find one I liked and who wasn’t trying to charge an obscene amount for a ceremony, so it helps to look. For what it’s worth, mine offered me about 20 different ceremonies to choose from but I sent her a Presbyterian ceremony and asked her if she’d be fine with using that one and she said whatever we preferred. I imagine most would be fairly understanding of whatever the couple would like- though that’s a whole different ballgame if you’re having a Catholic wedding because they’re a lot stricter with what they’ll do. Good luck!

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’d get one ASAP. That was one of the first things we did. It’s pretty much the most important part of the wedding, you can’t get married without one!

Post # 6
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depending on how busy or populated your area is the sooner the better.

We booked ours at 5 months out, but our area is relatively small.

Post # 7
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had an issue with our original officiant and had to get a new one pretty close to the wedding.  It’s less stressful if you get it out of the way, but if you have issues you should be able to get one closer to the date.  Please note though, we were not picky as we had a non-religious ceremony.

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