The Things to Look for in a Wedding Officiant
By and large, finding the right officiant to oversee your wedding can just be as complex as finding the right partner to tie the knot with. This is looking at the fact that there are quite a number of things that you will have to take into consideration and at the same time, a wedding is not a one-man show and the decisions on these are not unilaterally made. You must take into consideration your faith and that of your fianc?’s faith, priorities and the overall tone of the ceremony you want to host. As such, it can really be a challenge finding the officiant who will indeed prove an ideal fit for the bill.
But this be as it may, there are some things that when taken into consideration can make it easier for you to find the right wedding officiant to oversee your ceremony. The following are some of the tips we will recommend to help guide you in the process of choosing a wedding officiant for your D-day ceremony.
First and foremost, you need to find an officiant who will help you create such a ceremony that will feel as authentic to you and your groom. They need to have an interest in your story. A good officiant should be one who has no reservations of any kind irrespective of what your race, religion, faith, beliefs, sexual orientation and any other special attributes that you may be having. Whatever it is that your orientation is, you need to have a wedding officiant who will indeed be ready to work with you in such a context as you happen to be in and they need to be as comfortable as can be helping you with the officiating of the ceremony at hand.
A good wedding officiant should be as interested in your story, asking you as many questions about yourself and how you came to meet, the things that are most important to you and what you want the future to be like for the both of you. Added to this, a good wedding officiant should be as familiar with your faith. As a matter of fact, the right nondenominational officiant will be able to insert as many or as few religious references and connotations as you may want. As such, you need to be sure that the officiant is as comfortable with the ceremony you will be in for, the preferences and if at all you are having a ceremony that is interfaith, you need to ensure that you have made them aware of this beforehand. In the event that there will be two officiants, be sure to have told them this.
A good wedding officiant should as well be one who has a good sense of humor. Ideally, the officiant you settle for should first have you charmed with their smile at your first meeting. Of course your ceremony should be a type that indeed honors the significance of whatever you will be doing but it shouldn’t be made as drab anyway. Some sense of humor goes a long way in making it lighthearted altogether.