(Closed) In need of an officiant!

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@lmdemberg:  I’d ask your wedding co-ordinator, if you have one, or otherwise hunt around on places like Craigslist.  Some people have their friends get an online ordination that gives them license to perform weddings, and do it that way.  I used to do non-denominational weddings in MD fairly frequently, it wasn’t an easy job when you start to do a lot of them, but as far as a one-off thing, if you have a friend who’s comfortable with public speaking and you all work on the ceremony together, it could go very nicely.

Post # 4
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11284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lmdemberg:  i actually found mine online.  i googled wedding officiants for my area and i was surprised how many were available.  they all had pictures of themselves on their websites and i called them so that i could hear their voice.  (two important factors when everyone is looking and listening to them).

the gentleman that i choose was wonderful.  his service was not religious.  it was very current and a few of my guests even commented how lovely it was.  there weren’t many dry eyes.  we were very pleased.

Post # 5
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1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

If you want a friend or family to do it, consider the Universal Life Church. I’m not sure about your area, but we were married in Michigan, and it’s legal in the entire state (as of 2013). We got some folks ordained online for free, and that was it. It works out well too because you can always have a back-up on hand.

 

Post # 6
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Wannabee

Hey @lmdemberg! I’m getting married at Holly Hedge in November and am currently looking for an officiant. If you don’t mind me asking – who did you wind up choosing and were you happy with them? This is proving to be one of the more difficult decisions of the whole planning process so any inasght would be extremely helpful!

Thanks in advance!

Kelly 

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