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Planning the Wedding Officiant

The wedding officiant requires planning, just like every other detail of your wedding day. This important wedding vendor will be the most important part of your ceremony. They conduct all the rituals of the ceremony and makes it legal. Most couples want to create a unique ceremony with all of the their special traditions. These tips will help you find the wedding officiant that will create the experiences you want on your wedding day.

Wedding Officiant to Make it Legal

Not everyone chooses to have a legal marriage, but for those that do, a wedding officiant is in order. The wedding officiant will help you through the process of obtaining your marriage license. They will also sign the license and file it with the court to make it legal. If you choose not to have a legal ceremony, the officiant still plays a very important role in your ceremony.

Commitment Ceremony

It is important to realize that a commitment ceremony will only be differentiated by the legal status. Choosing a commitment ceremony will not lessen the value of your ceremony or your relationship. Regardless of whether you choose a legal ceremony or a commitment ceremony, your wedding officiant will be the same director of your magical moments.

Personal Choices

Whether you choose a legal marriage or a commitment ceremony is a personal choice based upon your unique relationship and situation. There can be certain financial and personal reasons that make a commitment ceremony beneficial. This is a wedding ceremony that is not legally recognized. For same sex couples, there was a long battle for equality and for their marriages to be recognized by law and community. The changes in laws related to same sex marriages created a large number of legal wedding ceremonies to meet the celebration of a victory. The law generally works to the benefit of married couples when it comes to property rights, medical decisions, rights to children and some tax matters. Check with your attorney and tax advisor about the benefits of marriage and your unique circumstances to make the best choice.

Creating a Unique Ceremony

Couples search for ways to make their wedding unique and unforgettable. A wedding officiant is the key to creating the experiences you want on your wedding day. They will help you create the blueprints for your ceremony to include your important traditions and rituals. If you are writing your own vows, having a sand ceremony, unity candle or handfasting ceremony, a wedding officiant will help you create the timeline and outline for it all. They will deliver special speeches and pause for readings. They will explain traditions to your guests in attendance and guide you through all of the rituals. It is important to take your time and choose a wedding officiant that can help you create the type of ceremony you envision.

Connecting with Your Wedding Officiant

It is important that you connect with your wedding officiant. This person will not just be part of your ceremony, but will facilitate the entire process. Some couples previously eloped and are seeking to create the wedding they never had. Some desire to recreate the magic of their wedding day in a vow renewal. Others want all the magic of a wedding without the formality of a license. Culture and orientation can affect the way we say our vows and the way the ceremony is performed. Wedding officiants are people with unique personalities. Make sure you feel comfortable with your chosen officiant. Experience level and background can affect your ceremony. Make sure their personality and ideas fit with yours. Your wedding ceremony will happen once. Do not trust the moment to just anyone.

Planning Your Vows with a Wedding Officiant

This is the reason why everyone comes together on your wedding day and will be the most remembered part of it all. Make it meaningful. Some couples choose the repeat after me, while others think of all the ways to write something different. Choose a wedding officiant that can help you write wedding vows that speak the love and commitment into one of the most momentous occasions of your entire life. Most offer sample scripts and guidance, while some can help you create the entire masterpiece. Find a wedding officiant that can help you speak your unique language of love.

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