(Closed) Would you pick an officiant that has a ceremony right before yours?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t do it.  What happens if the first wedding is running later?  The officiant will either have to be late for yours or leave the first bride without an officiant.  If there was a bigger time gap I’d probaly be okay with it.

Post # 4
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

IF you could push yours to 4:30 then it would be okay. But one hour difference? That pushing it

Post # 7
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t do it 🙁

Post # 8
17 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

No, wouldn’t do it- if the first wedding starts late or the traffic is bad, you’d be stuck.

Post # 9
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oooooh I dont think I could do that. I am waay too paranoid to stress about traffic. Or even worse, letting my wedding day depend on ANOTHER brides starting her wedding on time. What if she is a bridezilla who refuses to walk if her makeup isnt perfect. Ya know?

Post # 11
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@peachbaby4008:  Glad you found a solution. Our officiant had (on average!) about 4 weddings per day.  We had our ceremony at 4pm, and amazingly, she told us that ours was the first of the day.  I thought that was generally a late start-time, but I guess people start even later than that.

Anyway, we felt ok with it because our officiant made it very clear to us that if we were late, she would only grant us a 15 minute window and then she’d be off to her next wedding.  I thought it was very fair and appreciated that she had strict rules so as not to disappoint any of her brides/grooms. 

So – I recommend you check out your contract to see if there is any wording in it that indicates how the Officiant will respond to lateness/delayed start.

Good luck!

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