- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Fiance and I have a meeting set up with a potential officiant who I think would do a fine job at our wedding ceremony, but lately I’ve been thinking about asking my grandfather to officate our ceremony. Why? We’re not at all religious and we want the ceremony to be short, sweet, and personal. My grandfather would make an excellent choice, I think, because both my fiance and I are very close with my grandparents. My grandfather and fiancee connect on all things sports related, my grandmother and I both love art, cooking and entertaining, and they were high school sweethearts just like us. Also, they’ve been married for over 50 years, so I know my grandfather could sprinkle some great marriage advice throughout the ceremony. Concerns? I’m sure this will mean a lot more work for me, working with my grandfather on the entire ceremony. Also, I think my grandfather is awesome…super funny, smart and a great story teller…but I’ve never seen him as a public speaker. Is that a big deal? Would love to hear from some brides who chose to have a family member or friend become an officiant for the day to perform their wedding. How did you know they would be a good choice? Any lessons learned?