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...So What Does a Wedding Officiant Really Do?

Officiant do

Published: Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020

Wedding officiants devote countless hours to thoughtfully crafting the perfect wedding ceremony. They strive to tell meaningful stories of love and commitment, and they pour their own hearts and souls into the wedding ceremonies they perform.

Yet they tend to be the last vendors to get booked, and some of the least appreciated at the end of the big day. (Because they just have to ask the couple say to “I do,” then sign the license to get onto the partying, right?)

In an effort to recognize how significant – and involved – the role of the wedding officiant is, we'd like to share with everyone what an officiant really does.

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Tags: wedding-professionals, wedding-planning, diy-weddings, research, officiant, preparation




Why Every Wedding Planner Should Get Ordained (With American Marriage Ministries)

Planner ordained

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24th, 2019

Every wedding planner has a story about the minister showing up late – or not at all. And every couple worries about their officiant backing out at the last minute, getting sick, or not finding the venue. Sh*t happens, and quite often it’s not even the officiant's fault - but at the end of the day, it’s always smart to have a backup plan.

That’s why every wedding planner should get ordained.

At this year’s Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas, Renee Dalo, Owner and Lead Planner at Moxie Bright Events told a panel of professional wedding planners that “every wedding planner should be ordained.” With a background in theater production, Renee knows a thing or two about putting on a show - and making sure everybody knows their lines. ...(continued)

Tags: wedding-disasters, get-ordained, wedding-professionals






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