My Officiant Screwed Upposted 4 days ago in Ceremony
- 3 days ago
What about having a vow renewal on your 1st anniversary. Either just you and your husband, or with a few relatives/close friends present.
You can’t change the past, but you can plan for the future. If there’s something you can do to help you move on from that situation, then you should go ahead and do it!
- 2 days ago
- Wedding: October 2019
- 1 day ago
- Wedding: March 2017
Our officiant was drunk. He slurred his way through our reading they we had picked. They were barely recognizable. I was actually trying not to crack up because of the face my husband was making while the officiant screwed up the readings. He kind of made it through the vows–that part was clearer. At the end, he practically fell while walking. We were disappointed, but what can you do? It was certainly memorable.
- 1 day ago
- Wedding: May 2018
Our officiant messed up our paperwork and didn’t file it. We had to meet up with her so she could fix it and then file it ourselves. And that was one of the things we paid for through our elopement company! The company gave us a refund though and we had a lovely wedding otherwise. Having a special day where you go and say your vows again is a great idea. Hopefully you’ll eventually be able to look at the awful officiant as a funny part of your wedding story, but it’s okay that you’re not to that point yet.
- 20 hours ago
- Wedding: Los Coyotes Country Club
Something similar happened to me. The pastor (also a relative) did all of our counseling. Then at the wedding we had a unity candle, no introduction or explanation. Just an awkward silence. Then he pronounced us Mr & Mrs [wrong name]!!! Last and biggest issue, he wrote the wrong date on my marriage license, the county rejected it. I was so mad, we just went to the courthouse and exchanged vows again to make it official without any hiccups.
two and a half years later, it doesn’t upset me like it did when it was fresh. It’ll just be another story we tell our kids and grandkids. I like the idea of saying the vows again. Maybe not wearing your dress and no photographer, just you and your husband committing to each other officially.