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Choosing a Wedding Officiate

September 12, 2013

You have set your wedding date, purchased an armload of Bridal Magazines, and chosen your ceremony site.  Whether that site is a church, country club, bed and breakfast or on the beach or hotel venue, you are going to need someone to perform your ceremony.

The first thing you need to decide is to find the person that is right for you.  Someone who fits your personality, your beliefs and is willing to work with you in creating a ceremony that reflects your own unique love story.  I take a "Design" approachg in creating your unique ceremony. In our work together, I listen to the story of your love, we share ideas, and I offer you a package full of examples for every element of the ceremony. I love the challenge of finding the right words and the special touches to make your ceremony express the true meaning that is in your heart.

Your ceremony sets the tone for the rest of your wedding day.  It’s the first impression your family and guests have of you as a married couple.  You want your families and guests to comment on how beautiful and heartfelt your ceremony was not just ho-hum and ordinary.

If possible always try to meet your officiate. If an in-person meeting is not possible because of distance, than spend some time with them on the phone.  Email should NEVER be the only way you communicate.  E-mail correspondence does not always convey to you the personality of the person – nor the quality of their voice, which is vitally important.

Finally, if you devote some time with choosing your officiate with some of the above qualities and guidelines, you are sure to have the ceremony of your dreams!

"Christina was great to work with. Planning a Florida beach wedding from Indiana would have been very difficult for us. Christina put everything together including the location, the officiant and the photographer as well as offering great ideas and additions to our ceremony. Every email was answered right away and each change was accommodated. Our ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted. I highly recommend Weddings By Christina!"   ~   Read More »
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