How to choose wedding officiant.

Just a few pointers as to how to choose wedding officiant. Choosing the right celebrant is important, as not only is she/he the person performing the ceremony, but must be a person both you and your partner are very comfortable with.

1. Wedding officiant’s or ordained minister’s background

Do you like the your wedding officiant or ordained minister? Do you feel comfortable with him or her? Do you like their speaking voice? Are you energized by their enthusiasm and commitment to your ceremony? Is the officiant open to your ideas and will they co-create the ceremony with you?

2. Religious/Spiritual Issues

Will the Celebrant represent couples who are from different religious, spiritual and/or cultural backgrounds (if this is a factor)?

3. Writing and Co-Creating the Ceremony

How will your ceremony be created and written? Are you confident in the skills of your chosen officiant to deliver your ceremony? Does the officiant have sample ceremonies or vows for your review?

4. Rehearsal

When choosing wedding officiants make sure they will be available for a rehearsal? (if you wish)

5. Availability

Is the wedding officiant available before your ceremony for questions and advice? How early will your Celebrant arrive at your ceremony and how long will they stay afterwards?

6. Travel

Will your wedding officiant travel to your wedding ceremony site?

7. Fees/Paperwork

What will your wedding officiant charge for the ceremony and exactly what does this include?