(Closed) Officiant Help Please!!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sounds fine, its a once and a lifetime thing 🙂 Unless you are extremely offended by intricacy and emotion, in which case- use someone more objective.

Post # 5
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If your main concern is being married by someone you know, then you should pick the person you trust the most and get them certified as a reverend in the Universal Life Church.


Our officiant is my best friend and MOH’s father. Because my Maid/Matron of Honor and I became friends in the first grade, I’ve known him practically my whole life. His values and beliefs match ours. His marriage is wonderful and warm, and one we’d like to emulate. He’s the perfect pick for the person who will usher us into married life. However, he’s neither a JOP or a clergyman. That’s where the ULC comes in! How do you become a reverend? Go to the website and sign up. Want a printed credential? Ten bucks.

The “church” was basically founded to preserve religious freedom. Or for stuff like this, so that non-religious folk could avoid going to a stranger to get married.

Post # 7
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you would rather have someone who delivers well.. you can make it personal by writing your own wedding program.  I wrote everything they were to say and it all meant so much to me!

Post # 9
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Most officiants/JOP will at one point or another get emotional if they like the couple. The quiet and soft spoken part of your Fiance friend gives a intimate quality to the ceremony. Hook a lapel mic to him and turn the speakers up a decent amount. Use his true sweet feelings for the moment in a positive way. Use soft lighting and a romantic glow of candles to set the ceremony so he can give you a one of a kind wedding ceremony from the heart.

Make him write the ceremony down and rehearse it. He will not fail you, he loves you and your Fiance. Make sure a hidden box of tissues is next to him, just in case they are needed.

That is just my opinion.

Post # 10
568 posts
Busy bee

@vermontia: yuck. if they start crying–it becomes about them! then you and your husband will have to take two seconds and comfort him with your eyes or something. itll take attention away from your marriage ceremony.

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