Maggie
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Ohio couples! Who's your officiant?

Maggie, on November 12, 2018 at 10:07 AM Posted in Ohio Planning 0 37
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Ohioans!! Let’s help each other out! Who will be officiating your ceremony? How did you find them? Why would you recommend them to your fellow Buckeye brides?

Ohio couples! Who's your officiant? 1

Photo from The Art of Life: Ceremonies by Persephone in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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  • Jaimie
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Jaimie ·
    Ah! I am so happy someone asked this. We are four months away from our wedding (it will be just East of Cincinnati), and this is the last big thing I have to figure out. So many people are having family members or friends officiate. We haven’t decided what route to go.
  • A
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Ashlyn ·
    Andy Henry is a great officiant! He travels all over Ohio, he really puts the effort into making the ceremony what you want, and he is an LGBTQ ally.

    Great and dependable person!

    Though his website doesn’t include his officiating, you can contact him through recoveringabundance.com
  • Sarah
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Sarah ·
    We lucked out, we’re having a friend officiate the wedding :-)
  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Yay, how exciting, Sarah!!! Did you ask your friend in any special way?

  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    That's awesome, Ashlyn!!! How did you find Andy?

  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Lol, I get that, Jaimie. Is there any family member or friend you'd like to ask but just can't decide that it's the right move for you and your FS?

  • A
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Ashlyn ·
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    We actually attended school together but I’ve been fortunate enough to be the day-of coordinator for a wedding he officiated.
  • Meghan
    Savvy June 2020
    Meghan ·

    We're having my brother officiate our wedding; he isn't already, though is taking a class to be able to do so. I wanted him to be a part of the big day, and my fiance has A TON of groomsmen.

  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Jacquelyn ·
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    Hey Sarah! Did your friend become a officiate online? Or was they already one?

  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Jacquelyn ·
    We are going to have my fiance's dad be our officiant!
  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    That's super fun, Jacquelyn!! How did you decide that?

  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Jacquelyn ·
    My fiance and i wanted both our moms and dads to have a part somewhere in the wedding. Also, my fiance would love to have his dad up there with him. So we thought that would be something his dad can do

  • Sarah
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Sarah ·
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    He actually volunteered to do it before we even asked. It was really sweet.
  • Sarah
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Sarah ·
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    I believe he did it online a few years back.
  • Rachelle
    Savvy June 2019
    Rachelle ·
    My cousin did a certificate on line and became licensed in ohio to officiate our wedding ceremony. We are very excited to have a family member perform the ceremony.
  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    So cool, Rachelle!!! Are you and your FS close to your cousin?

  • Rachelle
    Savvy June 2019
    Rachelle ·
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    Yes, she wanted to be an important part of the day and was very honored when we asked if she was interested in becoming our officiant. She said was more excited about doing this than being a bridesmaid.
  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Jacquelyn ·
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    What website did she use??

  • Rachelle
    Savvy June 2019
    Rachelle ·
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    Universal life church then she had to register with the state of ohio.
  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Jacquelyn ·
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    Do you know how she registered with the state of Ohio???

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