(Closed) Officiant Questions???

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
220 posts
Helper bee

I was going to go on if yet hey we’re personable and willing to meet w/ us……some people don’t seven meet them before. I’m not comfortable with that.

Post # 6
220 posts
Helper bee

@AndysCraftsNmore:  hmmm that’s a good question. I’d also ask how much she charges. Mine is $350-400

Post # 7
1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Call your county clerk and ask about the legal requirements for an officiant, and use those to base your questions for your officiant. In my case, I called my county clerk, only to be referred to the state records department – every county in my state has the same legal requirements for marriage. In my case, my brother was able to just go through the Universal Life church web site to get ordained. Filled out our marriage license, and that was it – it was completely free.

I’d ask if they have any recordings of previous ceremonies they did. Ask if they’re open to just doing readings you select, what types of ceremonies they perform (religious/secular), if they only do set readings, etc.

Ask if it would be possible for you to get in touch with a previous client. Ask how long they’ve been officiating. And, if this is a side/full-time business for them, try to find them on wedding web sites so you can look up reviews.

Cost is important too – and I’d also consider getting a written contract. Depending on the charge, you not only don’t want to be screwed out of money – but you also don’t want to be scrambling to find another officiant just weeks before your ceremony.


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