(Closed) Your friend the Officiant

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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1305 posts
Bumble bee

He can still be ordained out of state, and practice the ceremony (if that’s what you’re worried about).  Are you worried about him not showing up?  My old friend is our officiant, he lives in CO and we live in FL.  Will the ceremony have possibly hiccups?  Maybe, but I’m so happy he’s doing it.  He already booked his room and flight so we feel pretty sure that he is coming.

Also, I want to add that since we are “saving” on an officiant, we are paying for his hotel room for two nights.   You should consider giving some sort of compensation (we are doing an additional gift) for the great service he is performing.  It doesn’t have to be huge, but something.

What does “risque” lifestyle mean?  If he is a friend of yours, and you really don’t think he would take you seriously, why is your mind suddenly changing now?  Did he say something to make you think otherwise?

Post # 3
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1887 posts
Buzzing bee

He can have respect for the vows that you’re making, and still make different choices in his life. I have a friend who has been against the idea of getting married for as long as I’ve known him, but he was thrilled when I got engaged, and I fully plan to ask him to stand up at my wedding. I guess that’s a little different from someone who cheats on his spouse or whatever, but the truth is that you could hire an officiant, and you would have no idea what choices they’re making in their personal life. If he’s excited about it, I’m sure he’ll take it seriously and be great.

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