Your wedding officiant is a truly important person in your wedding day. You want your officiant to truly mirror you and your fiancé: who you are as a couple and as individuals. This is important because the officiant will be guiding the entire ceremony from top to bottom (and we all know just what a hugely important moment this is in your life!).
What are some of the questions you should definitely ask your officiant when meeting them for the first time?
We have some tips for you – keep reading and find out more.
· Are they available? This comes without saying, but you’d be surprised to learn how many couples set their hearts on an officiant only to find that they aren’t available for their specific wedding date. You want to make sure you ask this from the very beginning, so that you don’t proceed further if availability is a concern.
· Can they officiate your wedding? If you want to have a religious wedding, your officiant has to be from your congregation and denomination (e.g. if you are Catholic, you need a Catholic priest to officiate the ceremony). If you want a civil wedding, you want to also make sure this person is actually legally able to marry you – otherwise, the wedding might be deemed null.
· Do you get to personalize the wedding? Most of the times, this is allowed up to certain extent, but do keep in mind that there are religions where customizing your wedding is simply not an option. For example, Catholics don’t have much choice when it comes to the wedding songs and their wedding vows, as Catholic weddings often take place as a part of a full mass.
· Will they guide you before the wedding? You need to have excellent communication with your wedding officiant. You have to understand each other and be compatible with each other – because otherwise, you might end up with a lot of issues generated by the lack of communication (such as realizing that your officiant is about to say something you don’t agree with and not having time to stop him because you’re in the middle of the ceremony).
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