Whether you’re having a civil, religious, or interfaith ceremony will determine how and who you choose to be your officiant. During the initial meeting, start by asking questions about his or her approach to the service and what the ceremony will entail — whether there will be a speech or a sermon, and whether the couple can offer input on the subject. Should the couple choose to add some personal touches to the ceremony, such as writing their own vows, they can ask the officiant for suggestions and advice.
As you gear up for your search, think about whom you’d like to have recite. Many couples assign readings to relatives or friends not included in the wedding party. The bride’s and groom’s mothers could each read something, or, if the bride has both a father and stepfather, one might walk her down the aisle and the other do a reading. It’s also best to ask someone who has a strong voice — and isn’t shy. Online planning forms along with microphones from the DJ will go a long way.
Primary Planning Forms
- View Planning Form Demo
- This is the primary planning form that includes all pertinent event details, logistics, and outlines the event as a whole.
- Simplifies the planning process. We ask the questions, you fill in the blanks.