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3 Ways to Thank Wedding Officiants (That Don't Cost You a Thing)

Published Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 2022


Though they may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of a wedding, the fact is this:

Officiants are essential to weddings. 

You can get hitched without a designer gown or 5-tier cake, but (in most places) you simply can’t get married without a wedding officiant.

Aside from being a necessity, performing marriage is a role that requires a significant amount of time, dedication, talent, and knowledge – and for many, it’s a skilled craft and career.

Truth be told, wedding officiants are superheroes, and they deserve to know it!



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Here are 3 wonderful ways you can thank and support wedding officiants… that don’t cost you a thing!

1. Leave a glowing REVIEW

Did you hire a wedding officiant for your own wedding? Find out where your officiant prefers to be reviewed. This might be Google Business, Facebook, a form on their website, The Knot, WeddingWire, etc.

Then, take a few moments to leave a thoughtful and sincere review for their services.

Not sure what to say?

Think about your wedding, your officiant, and how your ceremony came together. In your review, you can talk about (if applicable):


  • How your wedding officiant made you feel at ease throughout the process of planning your ceremony
  • How hard your wedding officiant worked to create a unique and customized script just for your ceremony
  • How your wedding officiant coached you on crafting your own vows
  • How memorable the ceremony was, and how your friends and family continue to rave about it
  • How knowledgeable your officiant was regarding local policies, and how they dutifully filed your marriage license
  • How your officiant went out of their way to accommodate certain requests (Did you incorporate a unique unity ritual? Did you ask your officiant to wear something specific to your ceremony?)
  • Bonus: Share photos of your ceremony so that others can see your officiant in action!

Your officiant will deeply appreciate your kind words, and other couples will be grateful that you took the time to share your own experience working with them!


2. TAG the officiant

We’ve seen every vendor (from the calligrapher, to the Etsy shop for the dog's wedding day collar) getting a shout out on the socials… but so often the officiant is left out or forgotten in the credits.

Kindly acknowledge the officiant’s invaluable contribution to the wedding day, drop them an @ and TAG them in your social media posts!


3. Follow, Like, Share, and REFER

Follow the officiant’s social media account(s), Like their posts and photos, Share and engage with their content when you find it compelling, and REFER them to others!

Whether it’s double-tapping their latest post on Instagram, or directly recommending their services to other couples, your ongoing support will mean the world to the officiant.



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Natasha Anakotta
Natasha Anakotta

Guest Contributor

Natasha is passionate about promoting marriage equality, and encouraging couples to celebrate in a way that’s authentic and unique. Aside from weddings, she enjoys Star Wars, true crime podcasts, and eating macarons by the dozen.

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