I love to meet with each couple I officiate for prior to the ceremony. The consultation can take place in person or via skype. I always prefer an in person meeting but understand that many couples are busy and prefer to skype. Either way, the goal of the consultation is for us to begin to build our relationship.
Building our relationship is key for three main reasons: 1. It allows you a chance to find out if I "feel" like the perfect officiant for you. An officiant, just like a spouse, may look good on paper, but there needs to be the right chemistry as well. After all, you are entrusting the most important moment of your life to this person. 2. It allows the officiant to get a sense of each of you and who you are as a couple. The personalities, interactions and stories of each couple provide me with the information I need to design a custom ceremony that's just right. 3. It allows all of us to feel comfortable with one another so that your ceremony is sincere and heartfelt.
Truth be told, I actually feel a little selfish! The couples I get to meet bring me great joy! I do become attached and look forward to hearing about life after the wedding day. I am grateful to be invited into the lives of those I marry. I set the bar pretty high for myself, I believe your wedding ceremony should never be forgotten!
I thank all the many people who have made my passion of officiating weddings a labor of love!!