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Who's officiating?

Sinéad, on October 8, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 84
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Have you chosen your officiant? Are you asking a close friend or family member to do the honors, or are you hiring a professional officiant?

Who’s officiating your wedding?

Who's officiating? 1

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    After hiring our DOC, she mentioned that both her and her husband (assistant) are ordained and offered to officiate at no additional charge. Definitely took them up on that offer!

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    My best friend since 6th grade actually was our officiant. She did such a fabulous job and it was so personal because she knew us both so well.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    We hired the minister at my grandpa's church, this was super important to my mom and my grandpa that a minister officiate the ceremony. My FH and I couldn't care less as long as we are married, so we gave in on this one.

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  • Rebecca
    Expert January 2020
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    Our old neighbor! We became friends with him and his wife before we moved Smiley smile

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  • Karissa
    Dedicated May 2020
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    We hired a professional officiant that we were recommended by through our venue coordinator. We met with her and absolutely loved her!
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  • W-K
    Super October 2019
    W-K ·
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    Our couple mentors, the husband is ordained and offered! I'm so glad someone who knows us and has gotten to know our journey will be officiating.

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  • Jill
    Devoted May 2020
    Jill ·
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    I think we are having my aunt be our officiant!

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  • Kiara
    Super August 2020
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    My dad is Officiating for us

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  • Vivian
    Devoted August 2021
    Vivian ·
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    The MOH close friend who I know lol she will be ordained by the time I am married
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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    We asked a pastor at our church. He teaches our Sunday school class, and we have enjoyed getting to know him over the last year. We wanted someone who knew us as a couple and would make our ceremony special.

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  • Rachel
    Dedicated October 2019
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    Our officiant is my fiancé’s youth pastor.
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  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·
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    We hired an officiant we found here on WW. He is charming and funny and my FH and I felt immediately comfortable with him. I actually had a fun conversation with him on the phone today

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  • Futuremrsconroy
    Devoted November 2019
    Futuremrsconroy ·
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    My father is actually officiating our wedding, he’s walking me down the isle then turning around to perform our ceremony. He was a lawyer for 35 years and has performed many marriages, now in retirement he officiates for extra $. I’m free of course! Haha!
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  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
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    My grandfather will be our pastor. He married my mom & dad, my aunt and first uncle and then my aunt and second uncle (:

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
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    One of my fiancé's best friends who was present the night we met!
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  • Kayla
    Devoted November 2020
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    My grandpa will be officiating our ceremony! We wanted someone close to us that knew us and he's always been a great speaker. He's already put in so much work to it too. Looking up all the laws and everything he needs to do. He even said he thinks he'll become a Justice of the Peace instead of a minister since he knows that we don't want a religious ceremony.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Our church pastor officiated our wedding
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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2020
    Crystal ·
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    This is another fun one for me !!! My older cousin Stephen. I never had an old brother but I had a few older cousins who have always treated me like a little sister (his little sister is my MOH) and Stephen has always been there so having there for this moment is huge for me plus-He’s officiated a few of his friends wedding so he kinda knows the ropes
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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
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    We have two! My uncle (who's a pastor), and my FH's pastor.

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
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    My officiant is Chris Godwin (soon to be Rev.) I've known him for 2.5 years through Hearthstone Grove, ADF. He and his wife have really helped me a lot through some hard times. They welcomed my FH with open arms and really made him feel a part of the group which has become like family. Godwin is also 'free' though he's getting tipped anyway. I cannot imagine my day with out them.

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