No Wedding Officiant, No Marriage!

Dreams of the perfect wedding celebration require planning and time. The top areas of concern for most engaged couples are normally: 

1. Wedding Budget

2. Wedding Party

3. Guest List

4. Wedding Planner

5. Wedding Date

6. Wedding Planner

7. Photographer

8. Music

9. Florist

10. Engagement Party

11. Wedding Dress

12. Wedding Venue

13. Honeymoon


Somewhere between the middle and the end of the list of things to do, the wedding officiant appears. 


Now, admittedly I am a wedding officiant but this is in no way meant to be self serving, I recently performed a wedding in Nashville Tennessee. I arrived a few days  before the wedding rehearsal. It was an exciting time for the bride and groom. They were focused on the details of the big day, guest arrival, decorations, music, accommodations, etc. That is when the thought occurred to me, the preparation and planning of a wedding is wonderful and necessary. But on the wedding day the most important person in the room beside the bride and groom is hands down the officiant. The officiant is the one who is legally authorized to conduct the wedding ceremony and administer the vows. The officiant is the one who pronounces the bride and groom, husband and wife. The officiant is the one who signs and files the legal documents. There is no legally binding marriage without the officiant.


If you are planning your wedding ceremony, whether civil, religious or spiritual consider contacting the officiant first.  He or she is the person who will insure that your marriage is legal. 


Where is the officiant on your list of things to do? I would love to hear from you. 


Feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation. 


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