Choosing the right wedding officiant is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning process. Not really, but it makes me sound very important but this is your day. Most likely, you haven’t even thought about the perfect wedding officiant. I will say this, the way your ceremony feels will be something you and your families will remember forever. I would never deliver a generic “cookie cutter” script.
It all starts with a quick consultation to figure out who you are and what you are looking to accomplish on your big day. We will go over the ceremony and talk scheduling. This is a time to get to know each other to make sure we fit and to make sure the schedules line up.
Planning is key but, remember, there is no right way or wrong way to do your wedding…only your way. My goal as your officiant is to provide the amount of guidance you want in creating your ceremony. Together, we can create your wedding ceremony to be short and simple or more detailed, integrating personalized vows, scripture, blessings/prayers, readings/poems, unity ceremonies/cultural traditions, and other specific preferences you desire.
ALSO, VOW RENEWAL
Your wedding anniversary is a celebration of the moment that marked the beginning of your relationship and many couples want to mark the day with something more than just a party. The renewal of your wedding vows can be a deeply moving way to celebrate your joy.
Choosing Joe for our officiant was definitely the best decision we made in planning our wedding. Our ceremony was heartfelt, funny, personal, beautiful, and memorable. Joe invested so much thought and time into planning out just the write words to share. He allowed us to pick and choose certain wording we liked for the framework of the ceremony, then put together our love story based on questions he asked us. His ability to tell stories and captivate his audience is uncanny. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house! I can’t count how many compliments we received on how beautiful and unique our ceremony was.
I can go on for days about it, and what really made having Joe extra special was his commitment to a long-lasting marriage for us. It was extremely important for him to get to know us as a couple throughout the year and a half of our engagement. He met with us monthly and offered us coaching and support to build a strong foundation for a marriage. He has completely elevated our communication and strengthened our 8 year relationship. We are a better couple because of him. Joe is truly a special and gifted person. We feel extremely blessed to have had him play such an important role in our wedding and or marriage.