May 25, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions for Officiant
What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Presbyterian, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
I am willing to perform a ceremony anywhere that speaks to you as you make your commitment to each other. Any place can be sacred when Love is the guiding light.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I will usually dress in a black suit with a tie that matches the colors of the wedding, but I have been asked to wear a tux, a kilt, a monks robe, and casual clothes as well. My goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Each ceremony is tailored to fit your needs and wants. You can have as much or as little involvement as you want. I merely facilitate the process that you are looking to create together.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I can either provide a space for you to recite the vows within the ceremony or I can give you examples to choose from.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I do not force you to choose anything. If you want choices I can give them, if you want an intuitive creation designed just for you I can do that too. You have as many drafts as you'd like to get the words exactly as you expect them on your big day.
How long are your ceremonies?
My ceremonies are typically 15-20 minutes. Any shorter than that and you may feel like the investment was not a wise one, any longer than that and you may want to cut me off before I'm complete. Either way, it is still up to you and what you want to have said. Short ceremonies can still be beautiful and long ones can still be enjoyable.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not require premarital counseling, but I am happy to provide this service if it will serve you.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I usually am not a part of pre-ceremony rehearsals unless there is a great deal of extra formalities that need to be addressed. I arrive 30 min early to every wedding which gives me plenty of time to check in with the bride and groom and insure that I know where to stand during the ceremony.