Post # 1
Quick question everyone. How did you find your officiant? I do not even know where to start. I feel like the offiicnat holds the key to the tone of your wedding and I really dont want to pick the wrong one. We are not religious and will not be getting married in a church.
With other vendors I can look at their portfolios and judge them based on that, but how do I know the officiants style? How to I pick one? Help
Post # 3
Google, The Knot, Wedding Wire, recommendations from your venue, etc.
Post # 4
We too are having a non-religious ceremony and thusly having our ceremony at our reception spot (an outdoor area). Anyways, we’re going to ask my brother to marry us because I trust he will be fun and bring a personal element into the ceremony. If we weren’t using him though, every ceremony site that I have visited that has someone in charge of it has offered to help me find an officiant (since they obviously know we aren’t getting married in a church-like setting). I would either ask them and then meet with the person to make sure you gel, or ask someone close to you that wouldn’t mind speaking in front of a crowd and getting certified online. Good luck!
Post # 5
We asked a close friend of the family’s to officiate our wedding. I’ve known him ever since I was a little girl and cannot WAIT to have him marry us. He’s done a ton of weddings in his life, so I feel comfortable that he’ll be able to preform the ceremony without a hitch. 🙂
Post # 6
You can also check with your local laws, but here and in a lot of states, you can now register anyone to marry you with an online ordainship. I was getting really high quotes from local officiants and finally did some research and found out that all we need around here is an online certificate that no one ever even checks. So we ended up writing our own ceremony and had a friend marry us.