(Closed) Our officiant…

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

That does strike me as a bit odd. Our officiant basically took charge of the entire ceremony at our rehearsal and was the one directing everyone where to go and what to do.

But as long as your coordinator knows his/her stuff, hopefully you’ll be fine.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine said she would come to the rehearsal for an extra $60, which I thought was a little odd too. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Mine didn’t, we just had a rehearsal with our coordinator. Rehearsals are more for nailing down the processional, recessional, where everyone will stand, etc. Unless you are having a long complicated ceremony where you sit, stand, do a bunch of little ceremonies, then you probably want to do a quick run through of how that will all flow but as long as you go over your ceremony with the officiant at some point, you should be fine.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We just met with our officiant a few weeks before the wedding and then we did the rest by email.  We didn’t have a wedding party, so we didn’t have any sort of rehearsal.  Everything worked out fine.  The judge got there a about 30 min before the wedding start to get all set up with the mic & whatnot.  And this was his first wedding too!  So you should be fine with someone who has been doing this for years.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our officiant told us up front that he won’t be coming to our reception and that he usually doesn’t go to them. He is a retired catholic priest and our ceremony is in a catholic church. Not sure if that makes a difference. I just assumed he would come but he just mentioned that he wouldn’t be so it was easy enough to check it off our list.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ugh, I just realized you said “rehearsal” not “reception.” Fail, please disregard my post. Our officiant IS coming to our rehearsal and will be running it, too!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think as long as all of your wedding party have rehearsed and know where to walk / stand you should be ok. I’m not meeting the person conducting my ceremony until the morning of the wedding – not exactly thrilled about this but not much I can do…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t even have a rehearsal. Our rabbi said we didn’t need one, and he just went over everything with us before the ceremony.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re going to do a rehearsal without the officiant I think, but then our wedding is small and the wedding party is myself and my fiance. In fact, the only reason I really want to have a rehearsal is because my little sister is involved in the wedding and I think she is worried about her part in it. If you can get someone else to read through the ceremony I am sure it will be fine. To the officiant it’s all old hat anyway. It’s the other participants who might need some guidance.

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