Thursday, January 29, 2015

Recently Engaged? How to Find an Officiant!

Patricia Stimac and Kent Buttars, A Heavenly Ceremony - Mike Veitenhans Photography
Mike Veitenhans
OK!  Kent and I aren't newly engaged.  (You know that we've been married for 35 years.)  But we do remember that very special moment - the proposal.

The excitement of planning your wedding day is tangible.  And the task of planning now begins.

So how do you find the right officiant for the two of you?

There are a number of considerations to explore with possible officiants: 

First, of course, is the person available?

Is the person experienced in officiating, in writing, in providing overall guidance while encouraging your personalities to shine through?

Is he or she someone you feel comfortable with? 

Is there a mutual understanding and willingness on what type of ceremony (religious, spiritual, humanist, cultural, interfaith, intercultural and more) you would like?

Is there a openness to work with you to co-create wording you will love to hear on your wedding day?

Is there help available in writing your own vows? 

Is premarital preparation available?

Is it possible to see a video of the officiant performing a ceremony?

And, if friends have recently wed and they have recommendations, this would be a good place to begin!

Kent and I offer free consultations and welcome meeting with you.  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.

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