(Closed) Officiant for an Interfaith ceremony

posted 10 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
1565 posts
Bumble bee

We’re also Christian/Jewish and figuring this out. One option is a nondenominational officiant – I think they are relatively common and they will be ok with a customized ceremony that combines elements from both religions. Here is an example of one we are looking at in our area so you know what I mean: http://www.journeysoftheheart.org/ The benefit of someone like this over a justice of the peace is the ability to have a religious ceremony. 

Another option would be to have a minister and a rabbi co-officiate. This costs upwards of $1,000, though, so it might not be in the budget for you. 

Post # 4
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You may want to look into Celebrants in your area (http://www.celebrantinstitute.org).  I’m a Celebrant out of Northern New Jersey, and we work closely with you to personalize and really create a wedding ceremony that reflects you, your relationship, and who you are as a couple.  I often incorporate Jewish elements for interfaith ceremonies (breaking of the glass, wine ceremony, ketubah, chuppah..), and a Celebrant will work with you to take all of the elements that you want to include and custom write the entire wedding ceremony for you.  I find the biggest issue with Celebrants is that people don’t know that we exist!! But we’re out there, and we want to make your wedding beautiful.

You can also learn more about Celebrants and what we do on my website – http://www.eclectic-unions.com – or by checking out some of the posts I wrote before WeddingbeePRO went on hiatus.  Or PM me with any questions!

Good luck!  I think finding an awesome wedding officiant is such an important element, and I hope you find someone who can really create a beatiful ceremony for you.

Post # 6
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes.  I am Catholic and Fiance is Jewish… we hired a ‘celebrant’.  It is an officiant who is very spiritual and often specializes in interfaith ceremonies.  I had never even heard of this until we started looking with the same concerns.  You just might find someone great!

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