Officiating is not just about the wedding day ceremony. It's a wonderful way to provide service to others at the one of the happiest (and busiest) time in a couple's life.
When considering an officiant it's important to realize that the services an officiant provides goes beyond the 30 minute ceremony. An officiant is an artist, a motivational speaker, a personal assistant, a secretary and a friend.
Your officiant should be able to creatively compose a ceremony unique to you. I enjoy this part of my process because the writer/artist in me loves to prepare a ceremony that resonates with the couple and the guests. Little personal and meaningful touches will always be remembered when your ceremony is performed with only you two in mind.
Your officiant should be a motivational speaker. I don't mean as in an infomercial but certainly well-spoken and sincere when delivering your ceremony. I love to engage the guests and speak thoughtfully to evoke all the beautiful feelings a wedding day brings.
Your officiant should be a personal assistant. Guiding my very busy couples through the licensing process to ensure every i is dotted and every t is crossed is of the utmost importance.
Your officiant should be a secretary. I take care of filing the license on behalf of my couples so that they are free to begin their honeymoon!!
Mostly, as you come to know your officiant they become a friend. I love learning a little something about the couples I officiate for. I enjoy the stories about their journey to the wedding day. By the time of the ceremony I feel very much attached to their "I Do" moment and my heart celebrates with them!