Finding the right person to marry you is a very important decision. Your wedding officiant will have a huge influence on the tone of your entire ceremony. So just who should you have be the officiant at your wedding? That is a BIG question! You have choices! A traditional priest, pastor or minister.
You can also put a twist on an old tradition and have a friend or family member officiate. It is actually very simple to become a wedding officiant. Several churches online will issue a legal license to those that follow the correct steps. You are no longer forced to have a certain person marry you, you now have endless options.
Gone are the days of the exact same script for every single wedding. There are also several options to personalize your wedding. You can play a very important role in deciding what your wedding officiant says at your wedding ceremony. You can customize and adjust what you want to say, what they say and also let them know what you do not want them to say. So important is pronouncing your names correctly. Just as important, directing the guests to stand as the bride enters. Being punctual! And dressing professional! You may not have considered this, but if your officiant is wearing white, or maybe something bold and bright, or holy jeans just off the farm….. Always discuss what your officiant will be wearing.
Are you and your soon to be spouse comical? You can add a few fun jokes for your officiant to say. Make it personal by adding your own touches. How did you meet? What do you love MOST about your fiancee?
While your wedding ceremony may last only fifteen to twenty minutes, selecting the right officiant is a must. Here is a recent review for one of our favorite Arizona Officiants, Montana with Bird of Paradise Weddings. “Montana was awesome, she made our ceremony easy and beautiful. When we met with her myself and husband fell in love with her. Very reliable, dependable and makes you feel comfortable. After our ceremony we had several people ask who she was and how did we find her they love her as well. She will make your wedding day very special and everyone will love her. Highly recommend Montana and we will keep her in our hearts forever.”
One of the best kept secrets…….when you meet with Montana at our Sue Jacobs Cakes Bakery in Gilbert, she serves you our amazing miniature cupcakes! Don’t forget for the BEST wedding cake in all of PHOENIX……select Sue Jacobs Cakes!