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Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's

Dosdonts

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2020

We’ve scoured our most popular guidance articles and compiled a helpful list of officiant pointers that are frequently overlooked in the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations. Without further ado -

 

Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's

 

● Do make sure you’ve satisfied any local registration requirements in the state (and/or county) where the ceremony is taking place, if applicable.

● Do attend the rehearsal!

● Do have the venue address(es) and a prepared route ready to go prior to the rehearsal and ceremony. (If you’re unfamiliar with the area, this is even more important.)...(continued)

Tags: ceremony-planning, first-time-officiants, officiant, preparation, wedding-ceremony-planning




Couples: How to Work Best With Your Wedding Officiant

Couple officiant

Published: Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020

Working closely with your wedding officiant is a must, but a lot of couples don’t quite know how to navigate or coordinate their timeline with their wedding officiant’s. We’re here to give you some pointers so that you know what to expect, and how to get a head start on your ceremony planning.

 

What Your Officiant is Responsible For:

•  Working with you up until the wedding to craft your ceremony.

• Being present and performing your ceremony on your wedding day (and rehearsal, ideally).

• Assisting with the signing and filing of the completed marriage license.

 

First, Consider This

What type of ceremony do you want? Religious, Non-denominational, or Civil?...(continued)

Tags: ceremony-planning, ceremony-tips, ceremony-tone-and-feel, first-time-officiants, officiant, wedding-ceremony-planning, writing-the-ceremony




Top AMM Wedding Officiant Resources

Top

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 2020

Asked to Officiate


Originally written by expert and professional wedding officiant Bethel Nathan (who has performed nearly one thousand ceremonies), AMM recently acquired and updated this workbook - making it the most comprehensive, detailed, and helpful book of its kind on the market. Asked to Officiate will:...(continued)

Tags: ceremony-basics, ceremony-planning, ceremony-writing, certificate, wedding-ceremony-planning, wedding-officiants, writing-the-ceremony





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Are Rustic Barn Weddings Passé? Introducing Warehouse Weddings!

Warehouse03

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19th, 2019

As couples strive to make their weddings a unique experience, many are side stepping traditional venues and inviting their guests  to unexpected places. Mountaintops, bodegas, classrooms… So in an era where e-commerce is reshaping the economy and our lives, it makes sense that forward-thinking couples are taking advantage of one of the most prominent fixtures of our modern economy: warehouses! 

 

Look at all that pristine space!

 ...(continued)

Tags: diy-weddings, ceremony-inspiration, venues, wedding-ceremony-planning




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?”

Here's the thing: 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 WeddingWire's Vendor Search based on location.

 ...(continued)

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






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