Preparing To Officiate a Wedding Ceremony

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Step 6 - Dress Rehearsal & Officiate

If you have followed all of these recommendations you should be fully prepared to conduct the wedding ceremony. That being said, here are a few useful tips to make sure things go extra smooth on the wedding day.



  1. Show up early (You probably will but it does not hurt to reiterate that point).
  2. Before the ceremony, check in with the couple or wedding planner in case there are any last minute changes you need to be aware of.
  3. Make sure to bring a pen (there will probably be a few around but why not bring your own just in case).
  4. Bring a prop book.
    1. Holding a nice looking book makes the optics of the ceremony look better, especially if there is a photographer present.
    2. The book need not be a Bible, in fact maybe there is a book that is meaningful to the couple that can add a nice easter egg to the ceremony.
    3. You can also put a cheat sheet behind or inside the book if you need one. That way you can have a nice reference without having an ugly piece of paper in view of the audience.
  5. Before the couple kisses, stand to the side so that they can have all the focus, and the photographer and audience can take better pictures.

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