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Co-Officiating a Wedding Ceremony: The More the Marrier? 

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Tags: choosing-an-officiant, family-members, friends-and-family, officiant-registration-requirements

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 2019

Being asked to officiate a wedding is perhaps the highest honor a couple can bestow on a friend or family member. But what if there are so many great choices that they just can’t choose?

Couples facing this dilemma have asked us if it’s possible to have two or more officiants officiate a wedding ceremony and our position is...  go for it!

Here’s the deal. It’s all about planning and organization. If you are thinking about having two, or more, people co-officiate, here are a few thoughts and observations based on past experiences. 

 

1. Check in with your local clerk and see what the local laws have to say about it. Most states have requirements about who performs certain parts of the ceremony, signs the marriage license, and acts as a witness. County clerks are your friends. They are experts on the local rules, and they will be able to tell you exactly what’s required. ...(continued)


Co-Officiating a Wedding Ceremony: The More the Marrier? 

Affection bride bride and groom 2253842

Tags: family-members, choosing-an-officiant, officiant-registration-requirements, friends-and-family

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 2019

Being asked to officiate a wedding is perhaps the highest honor a couple can bestow on a friend or family member. But what if there are so many great choices that they just can’t choose?

Couples facing this dilemma have asked us if it’s possible to have two or more officiants officiate a wedding ceremony and our position is...  go for it!

Here’s the deal. It’s all about planning and organization. If you are thinking about having two, or more, people co-officiate, here are a few thoughts and observations based on past experiences. 

 

1. Check in with your local clerk and see what the local laws have to say about it. Most states have requirements about who performs certain parts of the ceremony, signs the marriage license, and acts as a witness. County clerks are your friends. They are experts on the local rules, and they will be able to tell you exactly what’s required. ...(continued)


3 Reasons Why Couples Choose Friends & Family to Officiate Weddings

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Tags: choosing-an-officiant, first-time-officiants, friends, professional-wedding-officiants, wedding-trends

Published: Thursday, Aug. 8th, 2019

We often find ourselves in conversations with professional officiants, and the following question comes up: “Why has it become so popular for couples to ask a friend or family member to perform their wedding ceremony?”

That might sound like an easy question to answer, but the reality is, this trend is part of a wider social change that is taking place in this country. We’re all carving out our own path in life, and that includes creating our own moments on our own terms… especially weddings. So in a sense, the explanation is deeply personal.

That said, it’s worth covering some of the reasons, because we want couples (and ministers of course) to realize that choosing your own path is empowering. We’re here to help! ...(continued)


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3 Reasons Why Couples Choose Friends & Family to Officiate Weddings

Asking friends small

Tags: friends, first-time-officiants, choosing-an-officiant, wedding-trends, professional-wedding-officiants

Published: Thursday, Aug. 8th, 2019

We often find ourselves in conversations with professional officiants, and the following question comes up: “Why has it become so popular for couples to ask a friend or family member to perform their wedding ceremony?”

That might sound like an easy question to answer, but the reality is, this trend is part of a wider social change that is taking place in this country. We’re all carving out our own path in life, and that includes creating our own moments on our own terms… especially weddings. So in a sense, the explanation is deeply personal.

That said, it’s worth covering some of the reasons, because we want couples (and ministers of course) to realize that choosing your own path is empowering. We’re here to help! ...(continued)


Asking a Friend or Family Member to Officiate Your Wedding? Read this first...

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Tags: choosing-an-officiant, ceremony-planning, friends

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 2019

Most people probably start reading American Weddings after asking a friend or family member to perform the wedding ceremony -- or, after being asked by the couple to officiate their wedding. If you and your significant other still haven’t popped the question, and you are considering a certain uncle, a college roommate, or perhaps even your college professor, here are some important points to keep in mind: ...(continued)




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