Factors to Consider When Choosing A Wedding Officiant
When counting major life events in our lives, weddings always appear at the top of the list with graduations and other ceremonies. Whether it is a small or big wedding, we always want the best experience possible. We want our guests to have fun and enjoy the wedding but most importantly we want to create a memorable day. The memories are created by every single participant. From the food company that creates great delicacies to the dancing sessions and speeches from family and friends. Even the cameraman creates memories by captioning every moment in a great picture. That being said, there is a part of the wedding that is seldom mentioned and people often look forward to the after-party to start the celebration. The officiating part of the wedding is always cropped to the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ and ‘I now pronounce you husband and wife’. While the excitement is understandable, it is important to pay attention to the officiant of the wedding. How do they affect the memory of your wedding? What is their impact on your big day? Not everyone can officiate a wedding and getting the right person to do the job is also very important. Now let’s get to the gist of this article which is how to choose the right officiant for your wedding.
First of all, ensure the person you pick to officiate your wedding is registered. At the end of the day, what matters is what you want. Some of the companies that offer officiating services also come with our counseling session. Depending on your needs, you could go for a wedding officiant who also offers to counsel in order to establish some form of connection before the wedding. Remember, a wedding is an emotional event and it is important to have an emotional connection not only with the guests and family members invited but also with the person officiating the wedding. It is also just great to have someone who is familiar and known to you officiating your wedding. Also, another thing that comes into play when picking a wedding officiant is the fees they charge for their services. This, of course, will also depend on your budget and preference as well. Usually, such services do not cost a lot but since it’s your wedding, you get to pick whichever you want.
The good thing about wedding officiants is that they usually have officiated at several weddings and so you can pick one based on their reputation. You want to get someone who would be a wonderful addition to your wedding in terms of the humor in which they present the whole officiating part. In fact, you will probably hear of the best wedding officiants through word-of-mouth and referrals by friends and couples who have had their weddings officiated by the same person. When someone is recommended by someone else, it speaks highly of their services and you would probably be better off going with such an officiant.