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▷ 🥇 5 tips to choose an officiant if you are not religious


Choosing an officiant is one of the most important steps in the wedding planning process, and if you are affiliated with a religious organization, the decision is probably quite straightforward. For couples who prefer a civil or non-denominational ceremony, finding an officiant for the wedding can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. Whatever you decide, be sure to meet with your officiant at least once before the wedding day to make sure they are on the same page as you and your fiance when it comes to vows, readings, and the ceremony. usually.

These are our essential tips to find the officiant of your wedding if you are not religious or if you do not have a civil or non-confessional ceremony.

Know the difference

A nondenominational ceremony is based on Christianity, but is not specific to any denomination (i.e., Catholicism, Methodism, Protestantism, etc.). A civil ceremony is completely non-religious and is performed by a person who is not affiliated with any religious organization. Evaluate the options for each with your future spouse and family to decide what would be best for your wedding.

Get recommendations from friends or married relatives

Talk to other couples you know who have recently married and hired an officiant. They will be able to recommend a specific person or they can otherwise point you in the right direction with tips on how they found your officiant.

Ask your event organizer

The venue and event planner are great resources for making recommendations. They may refer you to an officiant who regularly performs weddings on site, which can be beneficial in helping your day run smoothly, as he or she will already be familiar with the way things are carried out there.

Search online

If you don’t know where to start, reading reviews or checking out royal weddings in the area is a good way to find a variety of local officiants. Getting an idea of ​​what other couples have to say about an officiant will help you determine whether or not they are a good candidate for you and your SO.

Meet with local churches

Have you recently attended a wedding or other event that took place in a house of worship? If so, consider going there if you are open to the idea of ​​a religious figure officiating at your wedding. Ask the organization if they offer officiating services for non-members. They will let you know what your options are, which may include attending classes or counseling, making a donation, or joining the organization.

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