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What should we give our wedding officiant?

Help us urgently decide what to give our officiant as a thank-you. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Apr 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Finding a wedding officiant on (very) short notice in Portland, OR?

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 - 9 answers

A wedding with no officiant and no wedding party. Am I insane?

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 - 42 answers

What is becoming a wedding officiant like?

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 - 16 answers

Wedding officiant in Utah?

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 - 0 answers

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Help me name my wedding officiant business! [more inside]
posted by *s on Mar 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Wedding Officiant for Atheists

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 - 22 answers

Goin' to the chapel and gonna make people married

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 - 6 answers

I don't want my wedding to get rom-com'd

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 - 40 answers

What makes a better wedding officiant?

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 - 6 answers

Who gives great vows in NOLA?

Who should marry us in New Orleans? I read this recent question, but our situation has a few differences. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Is there an egg timer on the registry?

I'm going to marry my friends! In record time! How do I make it meaningful with a five-minute limit? [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious on Dec 18, 2009 - 10 answers

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined?

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West on Jul 20, 2009 - 5 answers

MatrimonyFilter: Sample wedding ceremony scripts for officiating my best friend's wedding?

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 - 7 answers

Need a wedding officiant in sf bay area

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 - 6 answers

Goin' to the chapel won't work here...

Recommendations for a licensed wedding officiant for Maryland in the DC area? [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Mar 24, 2008 - 7 answers

With This Blank, I Thee Blank

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 - 5 answers

Help me officiate friends wedding

Recommendations and creative ideas for being the officiant at your friends wedding? [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Jun 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Who can legally perform a marriage in Los Angeles County?

Who can legally perform a marriage in Los Angeles County? [more inside]
posted by oncogenesis on Jul 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Wedding arrangements in Chicago

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 - 11 answers

Help Me Get Married in Alameda County

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 - 2 answers

Finding a wedding officiant

Process for finding a wedding officiant? [more] [more inside]
posted by malphigian on Nov 11, 2004 - 12 answers

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