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Officiant Quick Tip: The Questionnaire -- What question surprises couples the most? with Officiant Amber Olsen

Published Friday, Jan. 15th, 2021

We asked AMM Minister and professional wedding officiant extraordinaire, Officiant Amber Olsen, what item on her questionnaire surprises couples the most during ceremony planning. 


Her answer might surprise you, too! Watch the clip from our interview with Amber below, and make sure this question is on your list.




...but what is this questionnaire you speak of?


Questionnaires are lists of important questions to ask couples about their ideal ceremony, and are an invaluable resource for wedding officiants! (We offer an excellent questionnaire for officiants to give couples in our one-stop-officiant-guidebook Asked to Officiate.)


They knock out all the basic planning details right away -- things like when and where the ceremony will take place, whether it will be religious or nonreligious, traditional or modern, and what elements or rituals it will include. Detailed questionnaires can get couples and officiants on the same page right away, leaving extra time for fine-tuning and practice. 



Guess what? Officiant Amber just released a new book with AMM! 

Navigating Your Wedding Ceremony is now available in the AMM bookstore! Written from the unique perspective of a wedding officiant, this book is FULL of insider tips on how to handle wedding day logistics, build a perfect ceremony, interview and hire the best wedding vendors, write your own vows, and more. 

Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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