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The Anonymous Officiant: Moving Past a Wedding Day Mistake

Published Tuesday, Sep. 5th, 2023

Illustrations: Jessica Levey

A wedding day mistake couldn't keep this minister from pursuing their calling...



“A few years ago, I performed my first wedding and married one of my old managers and her partner when they were in need of an officiant. 


Well during the ceremony, I got a little nervous and I accidentally said the bride’s middle name wrong…


She corrected me quietly, so I would reread her line over again. (It wasn’t something I meant to do, I was having a language barrier with some words.) 


Even with that little mess up, that wedding changed my view on marrying people – because hearing them say “I do,” and being able to say “You may kiss the bride!” was just absolutely heartwarming! 


I can’t wait for my next wedding coming up in a few weeks.” 



– Anonymous 






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Hey, Wedding Officiants! Share your real wedding story, rant, or advice anonymously in The Anonymous Officiant.  


We’re accepting submissions of true stories, confessions, rants, and other revelations from the wild world of officiating. Do you have a secret, a cautionary tale, a wedding day disaster story, or exciting gossip? A true tale that's funny, heartwarming, scandalous, surprising, or informative? Something you want to confess, or get off your chest? 


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