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Professional Advice: IAPWO President Rev. Laura C. Cannon on Performing Ceremonies for Hire

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Tags: first time officiants, partnerships, professional officiants, iapwo

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 3rd, 2019

As President of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants (IAPWO), I frequently have the pleasure of meeting and speaking with professional officiants and celebrants all over the world and one of the first questions I ask is, "How did you get started performing weddings?" The answers I receive are as fascinating as they are diverse - some are seminary-trained clergy, others are retired judges or mayors, and many (like myself) got started by being asked to perform a wedding for a friend or family member. ...(continued)


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