When you see all of these people and sources talking about hiring the right officiant for your wedding, you just think to yourself, ‘why’? Why is hiring an officiant, or the right one rather even important? Well, let’s start out with some of the obvious tips and move on to tips that most newly engaged couples never even think of. Yes, it’s very important to choose the right officiant for a wedding, even though an officiant is officially the most overlooked aspect of a wedding in general.
When you think of your wedding day, it’s supposed to be one of the most exciting times of your life and it’s supposed to be the big day that trumps almost any other day in your life. Well, maybe watching your children be born right before your eyes comes above the wedding day but that’s assuming you even have kids. Not everyone wants to have kids and that’s a discussion you and your significant other will have to work out between each other.
Having trust between each other is very important. Having that level of respect is also very important and you need to make sure both of you are on the same page. So where does this all tie in to the officiant? If the wedding is the most important day of your life, then you need to make sure the main key player is someone who is chosen wisely. Why is an officiant a key player you might ask?
Well going back to how important a wedding is, you need to know how the officiant ties into your wedding because most people don’t even know what he does. They often refer to them as priests or those stand up guys that make you kiss the bride or groom. An officiant is the person who makes it so you’re legally married. Without an officiant making your marriage official, you’re not actually legally married or officiated. So, in short, you’d be screwed without him.
This is why he’s so important and now you should know exactly why it’s so important to hire one that you can rely on and why it’s important to choose the right one.
An officiant is usually someone who does this on their own free will and someone who usually isn’t compensated well for their services. Most officiants do this as they like to see two people tying the knot and people who are happily in love finally making it official. So when you think of your officiant, think of him as a best friend doing a favor that’s really not your friend and shouldn’t be treated as such.
It’s still a professional setting and choosing your officiant should be someone who gives off a professional vibe. Some officiants of some religions won’t even do a wedding unless the bridge and groom are of the same religion so you have to look out for them as well. You need to do your research well ahead of time to make sure you get the right one.