(Closed) Need help finding an Officiant!!! Anyone know how to start looking?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
5073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

You could ask your venue for a referral list.  That’s how we found our officiant.   

Post # 4
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I found ours on Wedding Wire.

Post # 5
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

My advice is decide the type of person you want to have do the ceremony. Are you looking for someone whom is a particular religion? Look for the type of personality you are comfortable with, serious, relaxed and so on. Plus, think about the location, do want the person to be closer to your venue or to your home? Look on sites like Weddingwire and then read the intros, visit websites. Email the person or talk on the phone. I personally like communicating by phone. You can get a good feel for the person and then if they have the qualities you like meet with them in person and review their contract.

Post # 6
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Wedding wire is a great place to start.  The key is to choose someone that you are comfortable with, and that the price that they are asking is also within your budget. Read the reviews and meet with them.  Most of the officiants would meet with you in person at no obligation for you to decide if you would like them to be part of your wedding.


When you do, here are some questions you can ask:


Post # 7
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our venue recommended ours and they really dont like to do recommendations so that said a lot to us. Our officiant is a retired judge. He does anything from religious to civil ceremonies.

Post # 8
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Every county has a list of non-religious officiants. Check your county govt website. Best part is, as a civil servant, they can only charge $50 for a basic civil ceremony.

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