My fiancé and I have decided to elope. We want to get married on April Fool's day (aka Monday), as we're fools in love. We have a marriage license. What we don't have is an officiant. [more inside]
posted by seesaw
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I'm getting married this summer, in a small, casual, non-religious wedding. We're not planning to have a wedding party, and haven't been able to come up with any good ideas for an officiant, so we're probably going to try to do without one of those as well. Have you done something similar? How will the logistics work out here? [more inside]
posted by duien
on Jan 28, 2013 -
My fiance and I are planning to get married next year, and we would like to ask a dear family friend to officiate the wedding. I want to know if there are any drawbacks/difficulties that we may not have thought of. [more inside]
posted by Bebo
on Jan 20, 2013 -
We're planning a very small wedding in Salt Lake City. Can anyone recommend an officiant in the area?
posted by longhaultrucker
on Jul 6, 2012 -
What options do we have for a wedding officiant in Chicago?
We're planning a really small wedding cocktail party next fall. We'd like to do something to mark the occasion with our families and friends and expect to have a ring/vow exchange. However, the groom is not remotely religious and the setting will not be solemn. Therefore, we are unsure what options we have for an officiant. We don't a ceremony lasting more than 10-15 minutes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 5, 2010 -
I'm performing a civil wedding ceremony for a friend, and not sure where to start. Looking for suggestions for wedding format, readings, etc [more inside]
posted by um_maverick
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Getting married in two months. Fiancée's male best friend is officiating. I suspect he still has feelings for her. Tell me I'm crazy (or not) for irrationally worrying that he'll pull a "grand romantic gesture". [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 19, 2010 -
What key studies should I pursue to improve myself in order to become an effective and dynamic wedding officiant?
I was ordained in 2002, but have only recently begun to perform marriages. At first, I officiated without fees for close friends but now the requests for my services are snowballing. [more inside]
posted by _paegan_
on Jan 18, 2010 -
I'm about to be the officiate my best friend's wedding (first gig) and I was hoping to find some inspiration for the wedding ceremony. I've known the bride since 5th grade and her husband-to-be since he moved across the country to be with her over 6 years ago. Neither of them is religious, one of them is atheist, but some of family has a strong sense in God. Does anyone have some links to fitting wedding ceremony scripts or a great story from personal experience? They're both fairly silly people, so unconventional is okay.
posted by miasma
on Sep 14, 2008 -
Need a wedding officiant in the sf bay area. I've looked through google ads, craigslist, and celebrantsusa.com listings but haven't found anyone who seems sane yet has a sense of showmanship. We're not interested in deputizing a friend.
posted by benzenedream
on Jul 15, 2008 -
I'm officiating my younger sister's wedding, and want to find out what they want out of their ceremony. [more inside]
posted by scrump
on Aug 30, 2007 -
The wonderful, fantastic, exhilarating news is that we're getting married in Chicago in June. The less-good news is that we live in different cities, neither of which is anywhere near Chicago. So we could use a little help putting together the pieces, like florists, photographers, DJs, and oh yeah someone to actually do the marrying. And we've like got four months to do it in. [more inside]
posted by gleuschk
on Feb 9, 2006 -
Can anyone help me find a civil wedding ceremony officiant for my wedding in Alameda County, CA? [more inside]
posted by hwickline
on Feb 8, 2006 -