When you are planning a wedding, you have many decisions to make and vendors to hire. You may be considering having a friend or relative perform your ceremony instead of hiring a professional officiant. But there are many details involved in creating a beautiful ceremony. Sure maybe your cousin can just go online and get “ordained”, but does that person really understand all of the details surrounding the ceremony? Likely not.
As a professional officiant, I bring experience, knowledge and reliability to your ceremony event.
To date, I’ve conducted more than 600 weddings and there have never been two that are exactly the same. Conducting a ceremony is not just reading something. Think of it as a little bit of theater. I “perform” a ceremony, not just read it. I am not thrown off by mumbling guests, flying bugs, crying children or photographers getting that perfect shot. I bring a sense of calm and focus to your ceremony and know how to troubleshoot when needed.
The knowledge I bring can give you the benefit of things that have worked or have not. I will always defer to your wishes, but if I sense a logistical challenge that I feel you might regret after your wedding day, I will bring it to your attention.
You can rely on me to guide you through the creation process of your ceremony and to show up, on time, and ready to go. I get at least six calls every year from frantic brides who thought that a friend or relative was going to conduct their ceremony, only to find out two weeks before the big day that they have cold feet or another commitment came up for them. I even got a call one day when 250 guests were seated for a Friday afternoon wedding but the bride’s friend who was going to officiate, was nowhere to be found. It turned out that she wrote it on her calendar wrong and thought the wedding was on Saturday!