May 31, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions for Officiant
What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Most of the weddings we do are at non-religious sites.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Bob wears a black suit, white shirt and tie. Lori generally wears a black dress. If there is a theme to the wedding attire, we dress in accordance with the theme, whenever possible.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes. We actually encourage this and we offer some sample vows that they can use to kick-start their own writing.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No, we have readings and poems available should they request some samples but they are free to find their own readings. We do request to see the readings early enough to make the overall ceremony consistent with it.
How long are your ceremonies?
15 to 30 minutes - depending on what sub-ceremonies, such as the unity candle, sand blending, rose exchange, or wine box, etc. are included.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, but we do hope that all of the choices that will need to be made to create a wedding and its ceremony stimulate communication and cooperative decisions about important things like money and children.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Do you supply a sound system?
Not at this time. Generally, your DJ or musicians will provide the officiant's microphone. Sound systems can also be rented, but be sure you get good instructions on how to set the system up before you leave the rental store.