A Couple of Things to Consider When Hiring Your Wedding Officiant

Your wedding officiant is not “just” the person who will say “you may kiss the bride”. This person is the one to guide you through a wedding ceremony that truly reflects who you are as a couple. Ultimately, your officiant is the person to guide you into marriage itself – so you definitely want to choose someone whom you can actually relate to.

What are some of the essential things to consider when hiring your wedding officiant? We have gathered some of them right here – so read on, find out more and make the best decision for yourself.

  • – First of all, make sure your wedding officiant makes you feel comfortable. If, at any point, you don’t feel fully comfortable with your officiant, this is not the right person for you. The right officiant should be able to focus on you and your ceremony, while being flexible and candid about your wishes too.
  • – Also, keep in mind that fees are involved even in the case of a religious ceremony. Although might not be charged by the officiant himself, but by the church or religious site (as donations), they are still important. Don’t forget to ask what your fee will cover for!
  • – Last, but definitely not least, remember that it is customary to invite the officiant and his/her spouse both at the rehearsal dinner and at the reception itself. Make sure you leave two empty seats for them, in case they decide to follow through with your invitation!


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