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What Does a Wedding Officiant Wear?!

Lisavanderpumpammminister

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 2019

Now that you're ordained and well on your way to planning your ceremony, you're probably also wondering: What do I wear as an officiant?

Attire should always be discussed with the couple to make sure everyone is on the same page with expectations. Many couples will say, “Just be comfortable,” or “Wear whatever you’d like,” but you should still get as many details about their wedding as possible to determine what you will wear.

For example: Is the ceremony location indoor or outdoor? What will the weather be like? Is it a laid back, bohemian-feel event - or will there be chandeliers, tuxedos and cocktail dresses?

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Tags: ceremony-preparation, officiant, professional-officiants, what-to-wear




Going Pro: How Much Should I Charge as a Wedding Officiant?

Charge officiant

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2019

Officiating demands a substantial amount of your personal time, effort, thought, consideration - and almost always, love.

So it’s only fair when a new officiant wonders, “How much should I charge for my services?”

The answer in short is this: Officiant fees vary drastically across the country, so you will have to do a bit of research to determine this magical number.

If you are considering performing ceremonies in a professional capacity, you will want to start by looking into what others are charging locally, and proceeding from there.

We recommend doing an online search along the lines of, “Wedding Officiant in [City Name]”. You can also use vendor searches for your area - like looking up Officiants in Wedding Wire's Vendor Search based on location.

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Tags: ceremony-planning, wedding-ceremony-planning, online-ordination, choosing-an-officiant, professional-officiants, professional-wedding-officiants




Are First-Time Wedding Officiants Hurting Professionals? Here’s How to Adapt to Online Ordination.

Flo and couple

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 2019

We’re at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas this week, meeting with wedding professionals from across the country and preaching our gospel of online-ordination and wedding ceremony planning. One topic that has come up enough times to warrant a response is the following: are first-time wedding officiants a threat to professional wedding officiants? 

Put another way, when couples ask “Uncle Bob” to officiate their wedding ceremony, does that put professional officiants out of a job? 

The answer is a bit more complex than just yes or no. ...(continued)

Tags: choosing-an-officiant, online-ordination, professional-officiants, professional-wedding-officiants, wedding-ceremony-planning





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Putting Yourself Out There, Pt. 2: How to Build Your Portfolio and Gain Exposure as an Officiant

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Published: Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 2019

You have become a wedding officiant! You have successfully celebrated your first wedding or handful of weddings! Now you want to make this a hobby, a side hustle, or a full time profession, so what can you do?  I will be sharing tips and advice from other professionals within the wedding industry and beyond, and I will also share my own experience in growing my business (which is still quite the ongoing process).

This is Part 2 of a 5-Part series about how to best grow your presence as a wedding officiant.

Part 2 will focus on connecting and building a network with other wedding professionals so you can all work together to help your presence (and business) in the wedding industry grow. 

 

Part 2: Building Relationships - Making Connections and Creating Your Network...(continued)

Tags: professional-officiants, first-time-officiants, guest-article




Putting Yourself Out There, Pt. 1: How to Build Your Portfolio and Gain Exposure as an Officiant

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Published: Friday, Aug. 9th, 2019

You have become a wedding officiant! You have successfully celebrated your first wedding or handful of weddings! Now you want to make this a hobby, a side hustle, or a full time profession, so what can you do?  I will be sharing tips and advice from other professionals within the wedding industry and beyond, and I will also share my own experience in growing my business (which is still quite the ongoing process). 

This is Part 1 of a 5-Part series about how to best grow your presence as a wedding officiant.

Part 1 will focus on branding: making sure everyone knows who you are, what you do, and why you are the right choice. No one can answer those questions better than yourself, so let’s get started!

Part 1: Branding - Recognizing Your Identity and Putting It Out There

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Tags: guest-article, first-time-officiants, professional-officiants






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