(Closed) How to pick an officiant

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I picked our officiant because he had good reviews online.   The reviews said that their ceremony was quick timewise but didn’t appear rushed, that he was very personable, and got marriage license’s in on time.   Our photographer’s said he was photogenic.   Not the best reasons but there they were.

I would call them and ask a few questions.   If their answers sound good maybe you could arrange to meet!

I would ask:

1. Are you comfortable doing non-religious ceremonies?   Our officiant does.  There will not be a mention of God at our wedding (obviously we are non-religious as well).

2. What are your fees?   Do you charge a seperate fee for the wedding rehearsal?   Ours does.

3. Do you have a crazy wife that I will be forced to deal with?   Just kidding.  But, once again, ours does.  

Our ceremony price is $200 and our rehearsal price is $100.   I’ve found $200 – $300 to be the norm.

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