(Closed) pastor just quit

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3258 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@chloesmom6:  That sucks!  Same thing happened to my sister – though it was just that the pastor decided to go visit family or go on a retreat, not sure – and they have been happily married for 10 years.  So, I’m sure it will be ok, though a pain to reorganize.

My craigslist ad yielded two organists almost immediately, so try that.  I’ll be paying one of them $200-$225.  For the officiant, look at it as a way for the families to come together, choosing someone new who suits both the bride’s and the groom’s beliefs and traditions.

Post # 4
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow, that sucks. But it may be a blessing in disguise (pun intended). You want your officiant to support your union. Now you can get one who will.

Post # 5
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@chloesmom6:  If he is going to get offended over something like this, then you’re better off… you wouldn’t want his issues coming out on the wedding day. try to look at it as a blessing! & maybe consider keeping some of the details from your daughter

Post # 7
12 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

@chloesmom6:  That’s too bad but it could be worse!! Isn’t this supposed to be about two people uniting? Why are the Pastor’s so touchy? I thought they are supposed to help people seems like they are all just looking out for themselves. Very sad!! I found some officiants that charge $25 for every 15 minutes a ceremony runs over or under. I wonder what Jesus thinks about all this?

Post # 8
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@chloesmom6:  great idea with the guitarest! I can’t believe your pastor/friend did that to you all- it shouldn’t matter to him in the least what church it’s being performed at! Are any of your church deacons able to perform marriages? My dad is pentecostal and he took the classes through the church to do marriages, but he does not have his full certification (?) to preach; and I know other deacons at his church that were the same. Maybe an associate pastor or youth pastor even? Worse case scenario (depending on the state) anyone can get deputized for a day from the county or certified online to marry couples- so her Dad/Grandpa/Uncle/Brother would still be special, although not a religious leader which is what it sounds like ya’ll want. 

Post # 9
2596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@chloesmom6:  I’m so sorry!  Have you spoken to the venue?  Sometimes they offer recommendations.  I just signed up with the officiant recommended by my venue, he knows the space well and he was $175, at a discount because of the venue.  Worth a shot to ask if they have a relationship with an officiant.  Good luck!!

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