Laura
Master October 2019

Have you chosen your officiant?

Laura, on October 29, 2019 at 7:54 PM

Posted in Wedding Ceremony 48

One of the first decisions my now-husband and I made was choosing our officiant. Have you picked one yet? We wanted the right person, who would fit in with our personalities and would make it memorable. We chose him off of Wedding Wire. Rev. Earl Bolam. One of the BEST things we did! He was a huge...

One of the first decisions my now-husband and I made was choosing our officiant. Have you picked one yet? We wanted the right person, who would fit in with our personalities and would make it memorable.

We chose him off of Wedding Wire. Rev. Earl Bolam. One of the BEST things we did! He was a huge hit not only with us but also with our guests. He's charming, funny, and he looks like Santa. He's a Vietnam Vet who dresses up like Santa each Christmas for children's and vet's hospital.

Who did you pick?


48 Comments

  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Initially I wanted this pastor I've known all my life but he was like but at your wedding I just wanna relax xD so we ended up choosing another pastor in our congregation
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
    Cristy ·
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    This is the one area where we are still struggling. I first asked my cousin, who is an actual minister. But his church elders thought it was some kind of conflict. Plus, the more we talked, the more my cousin felt uncomfortable with my position on God. So, that's out. I'm struggling because I really wanted someone who knows us to marry us. Not some random dude we met one time. What do I do? Following this to see what others are doing.

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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated September 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    We picked my brother. Very excited about it. He was definitely surprised when we asked but I think hes looking forward to it. Smiley smile

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  • Tammy
    Dedicated September 2021
    Tammy ·
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    Oh I LOVE this idea!! We haven't decided yet, but would love to consider using one of our good friends. Someone who knows us well and can add a bit o comedy here and there.

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  • Quinesha
    Savvy December 2019
    Quinesha ·
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    Yes.... my uncle who is a ordained minister is our officiant. God placed him on my heart and that's who I picked, and my fiancé agreed.

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  • Abby
    Beginner October 2020
    Abby ·
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    We have chosen our officiant! Our officiant was actually one of my best friends in high school and still is a close friend to my fiancé and i today!
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Our officiant is the druid of my grove (Irish polytheist group). The minute we got engaged, it was almost automatic. He and his wife have went on a few double dates with us and we get along really well. I actually considered bringing in his wife as a bridesmaid but she is running our music for the ceremony instead. In previous weddings, he's been able to please multiple faiths. I am so excited to have him officiate our wedding.

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  • Stephanie
    Super July 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    We chose my FH's cousin who is also a minister. He has such a good personality. I met him years before at a church I used to go to before FH and I were even a "thing" and he has always remained the same. I am happy that he will be marrying us. We wouldn't have it any other way.

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