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Chelsey
Beginner February 2021

Officiant

Chelsey, on July 11, 2019 at 9:03 PM Posted in Missouri Planning 0 11
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Heellppppp!

My FH and I are trying to find an officiant. Most ones we have considered want to do couples counseling and we don’t really want to go through all that bc our schedules are already so tight. Any suggestions?

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Welcome to the WeddingWire community, Chelsey!

    Congratulations on your engagement!

    The WeddingWire local vendor search is a great place to search for an officiant. You can reach out via their WeddingWire storefront and see if couples counseling is required.

    Wedding Officiants

    Where about in Missouri are you planning?

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  • Chelsey
    Beginner February 2021
    Chelsey ·
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    Thank you so much, and I’m in Saint Louis, MO.
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  • Annemarie
    Devoted October 2019
    Annemarie ·
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    I would say you're likely looking for a non-religious officiant in that case, as most if not all religious officiants will require some sort of marriage prep.


    Join the Facebook group "WEDDING RESALE MISSOURI" There is a pinned post at the top from the admin that she performs weddings!


    I also personally know a woman who performs weddings. She is Jewish, but I believe she does all kinds of weddings. I can private message her name if you're interested.

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  • Rachel
    Dedicated May 2020
    Rachel ·
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    My brother is going to be our wedding officiant! He’s getting ordained online through Universal Life Church. If you have a friend or family member who’s good at public speaking, that’s always an option.
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  • Chelsey
    Beginner February 2021
    Chelsey ·
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    I wouldn’t say we want a non religious minister. We both are Christians. We just don’t have the time to do 4-6 weeks of counseling. Unfortunately, I don’t have FB though lol
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  • Annemarie
    Devoted October 2019
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    I like Rachel's idea then of having someone you know become ordained and do it!


    As silly as it may seem, I do think most Christian officiants want to at the very least have a formal meeting with you before the wedding (not that it's for them to decide if you can marry, in my opinion). Maybe not 4-6 sessions but you may have to squeeze an hour out of your schedule somewhere to do that.

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  • Christel
    Savvy October 2020
    Christel ·
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    Our DJ is ordained we really clucked with him and seemed like a great fit. He owns live events out of Springfield mo. He will be bringing another person to do the djing since he will be busy. His service, photo booth, and DJ services was around 1000 and he has 100s of great reviews travels all over the state.
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  • Teresa
    Dedicated October 2020
    Teresa ·
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    Have you talked to The Weston Center? He is doing ours and I truly don't think I could have picked a better man for the job! He makes you feel right at home.


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  • Christel
    Savvy October 2020
    Christel ·
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    If you are close to springfield...our officiant is the owner of our DJ and photobooth provider.
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  • Teresa
    Dedicated October 2020
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    We are using the Weston Center. Reverend Weston is by far a great asset for us. He is always in contact with us and when I requested him on here for pricing he called me within a hour. If I need him for anything he is there and always replies to me emails. Plus he was rated top on here! Give him a shout see if he is a good fit for you guys. Tell him I said hi!


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  • Christel
    Savvy October 2020
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    We are using Dennis Cox out of springfield. He owns Live Events Missouri. We are getting married in Westphalia about a 3 hr drive from Springfield and it was no issue at all. He's really funny and outgoing a great fit for us
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