The ceremony is the single most stressful part of the wedding day. Being in front of all your friends and family, all eyes on you and your significant other. Some of us have nerves normally, and I think most of us have nerves on our wedding day. It’s a huge thing to commit your life to someone else and you want to have a professional leading you on that journey.

Hiring a seasoned officiant is a no-brainer. They are already comfortable in front of a crowd and they can help in calming some of your nerves in front of everyone.

It’s important to get to know your officiate. You want to make sure your personalities are a match and that you can trust them to guide the ceremony in the direction you wish it to go.

Things to ask:

  1. How many times will you meet prior to the wedding?
  2. How long do the ceremonies typically last?
  3. Can you have a personalized ceremony?
  4. Do you help with the marriage license?